UNLIMITED DORADO FISHING RETURNS AFTER PASSAGE OF STORM EMILIA
Aug. 5, 2006, Don Alley, Dorado fishing goes wide-open again after Emilia passes, Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
After a couple of days of rough weather and then a few more days of slow fishing, the Loreto dorado bite went wide open again.
On Wednesday, while fishing with Capt. Rigo Davis, we found no dorado at the buoy north of Carmen Island, but we observed one sailfish hooked among the handful of pangas there.
Just north of the buoy, we released a striped marlin, then headed for Punta Mangles, after hearing reports of dorado over the radio. We found fish on the way, releasing most in nonstop action until our bait was gone, then catching a few more on trolled lures and cast jigs. The largest fish were probably about 20-25 pounds.
On Friday, I fished with Baja fishing Capt. Manuel Torres on the Suerte II. Catching bait was difficult, with only a few bigeye and no mackerel at the bait hole off the Loreto marina, so we went back in and loaded up the second of Manuel's two bait tanks with sardinas.
We went to the buoy, and dorado fishing was wide open, nonstop, and like Wednesday's fishing often casting to visible fish swarming around the boat. The average size seemed larger, with bulls to maybe over 30 pounds.
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