GOOD DORADO FISHING FOR PANGAS WORKING CLOSE TO TOWN
July 8, 2006, Don Bear, Fast-paced fishing for dorado continues at Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Dorado fishing continued at a fast pace this week at Loreto on Mexico's Baja Sea of Cortez coast. Although I did not personally experience it, rumor has it that there is a huge concentration of dorado outside of Punta Pulpito. Other dorado schools remain closer to Loreto.
Mackerel and squid are incredibly numerous within a mile or two of the Loreto downtown marina. The fishing weather is oppressively hot and humid. Water temperatures have risen to between 85 and 87 degrees. Winds have been calm and the water mostly flat.
Fishing on Monday and Wednesday, Irwin Gersh of Sierra Madre, Steve Spies of Upland, and Richard Wisz of Sierra Madre joined Captain Paulino Martinez and me on my boat.
Our 2-day total was 30 dorado to 50 pounds. At times we had to scratch for fish, locating only one school during the 2 days. However, that one school showed no sign of unwillingness to strike bait as we left to go home after a couple of hours of hitting them hard.
Fishing on Tuesday and Thursday, Steve and Richard fished on Paulino's panga, catching 20 dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) around a dead whale and 1 pargo the first day, and 4 yellowtail to 30 pounds and 1 pinto bass the second day. All 3 of them, including Irwin, went home with full coolers.
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