MAGDALENA BAY FLY FISHING REPORT
July 29, 2006, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Magdalena Bay fly fishing conditions report:
Although tropical storm Emilia managed to dump quite a bit of rain in the Magdalena Bay fly fishing area, Capt. Enrique Soto at Puerto San Carlos reported good fishing at the entrada which included several large black seabass caught, one of them weighing close to 100 pounds. While fishing in tight to the beach on the north side of the entrada, there were a few small white seabass caught in the shallows near the rocks.
Offshore of Magdalena Bay, the remnants of passing tropical storm Emilia have caused unsettled sea and fishing conditions.
Fishing in the Magdalena Bay esteros remained slow, yielding only a few fish this week.
If the Mexican government fisheries regulation continues to increase the quotas at Magdalena Bay for commercial sardine fishing, it may be a long time before sportfishing improves. A group of locals, led by Enrique Soto, are planning to deliver a petition later this week demanding a rollback on the extraordinarily high quotas for commercial sardine fishing that are decimating the bay.
Magdalena Bay fly fishing area water temperature was 61-66 degrees; Air temperature 72-82; Humidity; Conditions cloudy.
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