SPORTFISHING CATCHES INCLUDE MORE MARLIN, DORADO, AND WAHOO
Sept. 30, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fishing Report:
As we've been saying for the past few weeks, locals in the Magdalena Bay fishing area have been reporting increasing numbers of marlin and well as dorado and wahoo.
Larry and Martha Warlaumont, Newport Beach, Calif., heading up the line aboard their 61-foot Viking “Retriever,” reported excellent fishing 15 miles outside of Santa Maria Bay including double-digit striped marlin plus dorado and wahoo.
Capt. Ruben Duran, skipper of Mag Bay Outfitters’ 26-foot go-fast catamaran, found plenty of yellowfin tuna in the 30-40 pound class between the Puerto Lopez Mateos boca and Thetis Bank.
It looks like Magdalena Bay fishing is lighting up early this year. Both boats reported finding 81 degree water.
As of this morning, tropical storm Otis is slowly making its way up the West Coast of Baja and is expected to arrive sometime tonight. There has already been some rain, wind and the conditions on the outside have turned pretty grumpy. If Otis doesn’t turn everything upside down, fishing at Magdalena Bay in October could be a hoot.
Magdalena Bay water temperature 70-81; Air temperature 71-86; Conditions mostly cloudy.
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