WINDY, RAINY WEATHER GREETS ANGLERS
Feb. 12, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fishing Report:
Wind and rain dominated the Magdalena Bay sportfishing area this week. Whale watchers needed slickers to stay dry. No one seemed to mind as there are plenty of whales and even a few with calves already.
The trip out to the Magdalena Bay entrada at San Carlos yielded small yellowtail, barracuda and a few leopard grouper. The trick is getting your fly down deep enough in the water column for the grouper. For the first time this year, Devil's Curve in the Magdalena Bay mangrove channels north of San Carlos produced a couple of decent snook, one of 16 pounds and the other 12 pounds.
Magdalena Bay weather reports call for improving conditions during the week. Anyone want to get snookered? Up at Puerto Lopez Mateos the Magdalena Bay Whale Festival is in full swing and the town is packed with tourists who couldn't resist the combination of whales and a party. Magdalena Bay water temperature is 69-75 degrees. Air temperature 62-69 degrees.
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