VACATION AREA DRYING OUT FROM STORM JOHN
Sept. 6, 2006, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico:
After the passing of Hurricane John, Loreto vacation fishing area seas are in recovery. Since the passing of the storm, I have been monitoring the situation on the weather as well as cleaning up things and drying out.
John brushed by the west side of Loreto on Saturday, September 2, 2006. The town was spared from major damage and loss of life. However Mulege is a severe disaster area. All in all, Loreto was only mildly damaged by this storm with the biggest event being the flash flooding taking out the road to the north and south of us.
There is a lot of floating debris out there that will no doubt attract and hold dorado in our fishing area. Be very careful boating out there because small particles of the flotsam will enter the intake of your motor and clog it up. This stuff can burn out live bait pumps and so permanently damage outboards and inboards.
Loreto high air temperatures are just above 100 degrees. Humidity is above 50 percent and prevailing winds are light from the southeast. September is our hottest time of year and we still have a solid month of extreme heat to experience.
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