WIDE-OPEN DORADO FISHING A FEW MILES OFF ISLA CORONADO
July 1, 2006, Excellent fishing for dorado just east of Isla Coronado, Patty Zapata, Hotel Oasis, Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Loreto has had humid sportfishing weather, warming up, with a calm and glassy ocean most of the week with the water temperature at 86 to 89 degrees in the main fishing areas.
This Loreto sportfishing this week was very good with plenty of dorados. The whole week we had fishermen going out. The main area of action was 5 to 8 miles east of Isla Coronado.
On Monday, June 26th, 26 pangas going out for fishing and fly fishing produced a combined 56 dorados between 42 pounds and 16 pounds, and 1 sailfish of 98 pounds, plus a released 44 dorados and 7 sailfish.
On Tuesday the same number of pangas went out and combined produced 48 dorados between 40 and 16 pounds, 16 triggerfish of 4 pounds, and 2 cabrillas of 9 and 11 pounds. Sixteen dorados were also released. Both days the fishing area was 8 miles east of Coronado Island.
Fishing on Wednesday, June 28th, 18 Mexican charter sportfishing pangas on the sea combined produced 60 dorados, the biggest 48 pounds and smaller 15 pounds; one pargo, 12 pounds; and 15 triggerfish, 4 pounds. The fishing location was the same, 8 miles east Coronado Island.
Thursday and Friday, 5 pangas went out each day and produced a combined catch of 22 dorados of 38, 34, 32 and 31 pounds, and smaller 16 pounds; and 1 pargo 8, pounds. The fishing was in the same area off Loreto, 5 miles east Isla Coronado.
On Saturday. July 1st, 8 pangas went out with a production combined of 30 dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish), biggest 34 pounds, smaller 17 pounds; and 2 triggerfish, 4 pounds each. The fishing area was the same, 8 miles east Coronado Island. Dorados were also released 32.
Anglers fishing at Loreto during the week included William Reidelbach and son, George Simpson and friend, Greg Soash and James Allend, the group of Victor Perez, Kent Mcculloch, Larry Silva and Chuck Muth, Carl Blakcledge, Anmthong Gayou, Dennis Weyemberger, Robert Carrillo, Eric Ortiz, Miguel Marín, Brian Mason, Paul Lluc, Mr. Aguillard and Mr. Dwight, David and Daniel Jeffrey, Rong Fong, Ken Scott and Jeffrey Reasoner, William Bayer, Gary Stallger, Thomas Worth and Party, Chris Worth, and Keith Bearden and Erin Zetter.
Our charter fishing captains were: Paulino Martínez, Anastasio Quintana, Francisco Murillo, Isidro Mendoza, Felipe Romero, Jesús Talamantes, Martín Perpuli, Abel Davis Jr., Alejandro Romero, Abel Davis Senior, Francisco Martínez Senior, Antonio Davis Castro, Martín Davis Castro, Alfonso Susarrey, Francisco Martínez Jr., Alejo Davis, Jesús Davis, Ismael Murillo, Reynaldo Rubio, Abraham Fernández, Joselino Murillo, Antonio Monzón Jr., Rigoberto Davis, José Ildefonso Amador, Paulino Martínez, and Joselino Murillo.
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