TIN BOAT DORADO AND MIXED SPECIES FISHING AT JUNCALITO COVE
Aug. 23, 2006, Joe Cameron, Juncalito Cove, Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Jeff Cordeiro and I arrived at Juncalito Cove, south of Loreto on the Baja Sea of Cortez coast, on Tuesday, 15 August, late in the afternoon.
The local pangueros were fishing north of Loreto, outside Isla Coronado and well outside the range of our 14 foot Valco aluminum boat.
Over five days fishing we caught twenty dorado, most of them small, an innumerable number of ribera cabrilla, several large needlefish and at least one of all the following: spotted cabrilla, trumpetfish, yellow snapper, puffer fish, triggerfish, ladyfish, and sierra.
We saw a sea turtle and we caught a dorado inside the cove.
All the dorado were caught within one mile of the mouth of Juncalito Cove.
The Sea of Cortez was like a mirror almost every day.
The water temperature was 81-86 degrees and the air temperature was over 100 degrees every day.
During the drive down Baja, at least a dozen times we had to slow down because of cattle, horses and goats grazing on the shoulder of Mex 1! The hurricane turned everything green.
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