BAIT BALLS APPEARING IN OFFSHORE SPORTFISHING WATERS
Oct. 16, 2004, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fly Fishing:
Calm mornings and wind in the afternoons has everyone fishing at Magdalena Bay watching over their shoulder. Offshore 210- 240 degrees beginning at 10 miles there are plenty of shark buoys holding herds of dorado and enough wahoo to make you think wire might be a good idea.
While few marlin are being spotted, the bait balls that attract them are beginning to be spotted out in the zone. A recent Magdalena Bay fishing trip to the Thetis Bank yielded only dorado. When the wind comes up, head back to the entrada and chase the yellows under the bird schools. There are also a few grande sierra mixed in, more wire? Up in the Magdalena Bay esteros, it is mostly corvina and a few leopard grouper to bend your stick.
Water Temperature 72-79 Air Temperature 72-82.
SNOOK This week you can spell it S-N-I-P-E.
HALIBUT Sandy beach at Belchers on the south side.
YELLOWTAIL Mostly firecrackers with a few 10 pounders to keep you honest.
CORVINA Spread out throughout the bay. Try Devil’s Curve to start.
SIERRA I heard of one that was 10 pounds.
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