SLOW SPORTFISHING ACTION IN MANGROVE ESTEROS
Oct. 22, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay Fly Fishing Report:
While lumpy seas made fishing tough at Magdalena Bay, the results were good for the few who ventured out. Below and inside the Thetis Bank, a few marlin were located feeding on the surface. Dorado and tuna could be found back closer toward the Magdalena Bay boca into Lopez Mateos. The shark buoys west of the entrada were producing the fair fishing for dorado and also a few marlin.
Up in the Magdalena Bay mangrove esteros, the fishing continued to be slow, with plenty of cabrilla as usual, but the corvina, leopard grouper and pargo were in short supply. There were a few yellowtail found deeper in the water column.
Several of the East Coast yachts that made the long journey to get in on the hot marlin bite Magdalena Bay is known for have been heard complaining that the fishing has been disappointing for them. Too bad. I guess ballyhoo don’t work here as well as they do on the other coast. The West Coast yachts traveling up and down the coast past Magdalena Bay have been reporting good to great fishing for the past several weeks. Local knowledge must help.
Magdalena Bay water temperature 70-77; Air temperature 68-79; Conditions clear.
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