FISHING OUT OF LOPEZ MATEOS ABOARD THE MAG BAY OUTFITTERS BOAT MAR GATO
Nov. 20, 2004, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fishing Report:
Jamie Pierre, Seattle, WA, along with his band of brothers headed over to Lopez Mateos at the north end of Magdalena Bay to fish offshore with Mag Bay Outfitters using their 26-foot catamaran, “Mar Gato”, skippered by Ruben Duran and an offshore panga with local panguero, Sergio. They headed out the Boca to see what was shaking. Turned out to be a wide open Yellowfin bite only 12 miles off the beach. Limits all around for both days.
Unfortunately, with the Pacific cooling off quickly, the dorado, wahoo and billfish seem to have headed further down the coast ending what many consider a lackluster Magdalena Bay season.
In the Esteros up at Boca Santo Domingo on the last day the Magdalena Bay fishing group found a few sierra, pargo, grouper and lost one large corvina.
On another subject, Don Juan, a 72’ Elliott owned by John Lyddon from Southern California was anchored just off the pier in town. This is the first time in a number of years that a Sportfishing yacht has managed to come in through this Magdalena Bay Boca. Bob Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters had provided a guide to lead them in. I met Don Juan’s Captain, Billy Callinan, while I was there last week and he told me about the wide open pompano bite at Santo Domingo. With the Don Juan backed up to the Magdalena Bay mangroves they landed three pompanos up to thirty-two pounds. The last time I can remember hearing stories like this was when the legendary Captain Gene Grimes use to make forays up into the mangroves with the 90’ Legend.
Magdalena Bay Water Temperature 69-75. Air Temperature 68-73.
YELLOWTAIL Magdalena Bay entrada holding mostly smaller fish.
CORVINA Even these guys have been tough to come by this week.
SNOOK Not one snook bite for the entire week at Magdalena Bay.
HALIBUT Very good if you’re interested.
SIERRA Plenty of very small ones.
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