BONITA CONCENTRATIONS INTERFERING WITH YELLOWTAIL FISHING
Dec. 6, 2005, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Loreto, Mexico Fishing Report:
Loreto sportfishing boats have been trying to fish for yellowtail over the San Bruno reef, but the trouble is that bonita are hovering over the yellowtail schools. You just can't seem to get bait past them.
On Friday, Captain Francisco Muñoz used up all his big bait on the 15-plus pound fish. Swimming along with those bonita were much smaller skipjack tuna. These fish are only around 5 pounds but good eating with white meat. He fished alongside several other boats that had similar luck.
There are yellowtail off Punta Pulpito but the winds have made getting up there and back with your kidneys intact a long shot. The yellowtail at Pulpito are in the 20 pound size range.
The yellowtail in all Loreto fishing areas are being caught from off the bottom structure.
At the launch ramp at Nopolo there are small roosterfish and sierra. The sierra are being caught before first light. They can be caught on a chrome lure cast from the beach. The roosterfish bite is starting around midmorning. Some sierra are also being caught off the marina in Loreto.
No more dorado, sailfish and marlin are being reported until next season.
Loreto water temperature range 63-73 degrees.
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