East Cape fishing hot on tuna, sailfish, and dorado

Mexico Fishing News, August 23, 2004



LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Tuna, dorado, and sailfish led the charge at East Cape last week, as Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 334 boats from combined fleets including the Van Wormer resorts of Palmas de Cortez, Playa del Sol, and Punta Colorada, with a catch including released fish of: 14 blue marlin, 46 striped marlin, four black marlin, 211 sailfish, 565 dorado, 1,063 yellowfin tuna, and 12 wahoo.

Most of the tuna were in the 25 to 30-pound range "with some footballs and a few bigger ones mixed in," Moyers said, and they were caught about 13 to 25 miles out in all directions. East Cape weather was calm and hot in the low-100s, with water temperatures of 83 to 89 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Bill Burkett of Los Barriles said his boat Fat Cat caught daily limits or near limits of football yellowfin tuna off La Ribera, and then trolled farther offshore for one or two sailfish per day, plus a few shots at dorado and striped marlin. Blue marlin counts were down, in very warm water temperatures of 85 to 90 degrees, and Burkett said he may pull the Fat Cat out of the water soon as a precaution for the approaching chubasco season. FAT CAT EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Tami Mouyeos of Rancho Buena Vista reported on 26 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 16 striped marlin, eight blue marlin, 32 sailfish, four roosterfish, 38 dorado, 44 yellowfin tuna, and one pargo.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported early morning shots at yellowfin tuna and dorado only 15 minutes from the hotels: "It is essential to have a quick breakfast and be on your boat early. Have those rods locked and loaded when you get on the boat or you will be watching your buddy getting yanked while you are desperately trying to get rigged."

Larger roosterfish to over 50 pounds, lookdowns, pompano, and small jacks were also on the beaches, and some sierra were still around, in water temperatures of 81 to 88 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Werner Hradecky of San Diego and Scott Bolleter of San Antonio fished three days with Capt. Javier Cota on the super panga Alexis, and Hradecky reported a 65 to 70-pound dorado landed in blue water about two miles off Punta Pescadero. They also caught three sailfish on 12 shots, plus several striped marlin, and they dived one day at Cabo Pulmo with Mark Rayor's Vista Sea Sport service. EAST CAPE FISHING AND DIVING.

LA RIBERA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Rod Albright of Buena Vista, together with teammates Perry and Kerry Jones, fished on Albright's boat Bill Collector and won the local La Ribera fishing tournament last Sunday, with a 40-kilo striped marlin. "Not a giant, but big enough to win!" he said. Twenty boats competed in the tournament, in generally slow billfish conditions, as Albright's boat caught two striped marlin for the day, plus a dorado, and had shots at three more marlin. LA RIBERA FISHING TOURNAMENT.

LA RIBERA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Jorge Bergin of La Ribera said the slow tournament billfish bite was due to concentrations of squid in the water: "Several small marlin, sails were full of foot-long squid. All the billfish were full, didn't want to bite." Bergin also commented on the loose organization of some local tournaments of the past. LA RIBERA FISHING TOURNAMENT HISTORY.

RANCHO LEONERO, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: At Rancho Leonero, John Ireland reported "very good fishing, with yellowfin tuna, dorado, sailfish, striped marlin and blue marlin all biting." Most boats released three to four sailfish per day, and yellowfin tuna were 1 to 3 miles off shore, mixed with dorado. All boats limited on yellowfin tuna of 10 to 60 pounds. RANCHO LEONERO EAST CAPE FISHING.

RANCHO LEONERO, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Dennis Spike of Coastal Kayak Fishing reported on a week at Rancho Leonero with 16 kayak anglers from as far away as Maine. Spike said the catch was dominated by yellowfin tuna and dorado caught close in: "You don't have to go far for the dorado and we caught several tuna launching off the beach." Coastal Kayak Fishing has East Cape trips scheduled for Oct. 12-15 and Oct. 17-20, kayakfishing.com. EAST CAPE KAYAK FISHING.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said conditions at Cabo Pulmo were excellent, with water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees at depth and sea life sightings including sharks, manta rays, turtles, large pelagic fish, and clouds of reef fish. Rayor said one diver commented, "It looks like fish soup!"

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Torrance Eddy of La Paz trailered his tin boat to East Cape but got stuck during launching and ended up fishing out of a panga. "Those who were properly prepared did very well. We were not in that group, unfortunately," Eddy said. "After some friendly Mexicans pulled our vehicle free, they took us fishing...so my boat never got wet." EAST CAPE FISHING.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Continued reports were received about ATV vehicles running over nesting sea turtle sites on East Cape beaches, an illegal practice that is apparently being allowed by local authorities. "The situation has become out of control. The beach has become a race track," one East Cape resident said. "A turtle doesn't have a chance around here. Everybody agrees it is against the law. It is nuts."

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Early in July, Barry Webber of Valencia and his 12-year-old son Chris, fished four days out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez and had a total catch including released fish of: one 200-pound class blue marlin, 35 dorado, one striped marlin, two sailfish, and a 200-pound class yellowfin tuna landed by Chris in 1 hour and 50 minutes on 50-pound test line. They fished on the Billfighter with Capt. David, Webber said. EAST CAPE FISHING.

In other mainland Mexico and Baja fishing action this week:



ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing reported steady, good catches of calico bass, sandbass, and barracuda in the bay for the Don Juan II, and lots of yellowtail and bottom fish limits at Santo Tomas. Offshore trips by the Don Juan II and El Dorado produced up to 14 albacore averaging 40 pounds for five anglers, plus some yellowfin tuna, and yellowtail on kelp paddies. ENSENADA AND SANTO TOMAS FISHING.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet said the Tamara and Amigo found good schools of yellowfin tuna 42 miles out on a heading of 227 degrees from Marina Coral. The Tamara with five anglers scored on 12 tuna and six yellowtail to 25 pounds in 67-degree water and flat seas. ENSENADA OFFSHORE FISHING.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Craig Miller of Irvine fished on Saturday out of Marina Coral on his boat Osprey with Tom Eskridge, and they landed two large 45-pound albacore, 5 miles south of the 238 spot in 66.7-degree water. The fish hit dropped sardines on 40-pound line.

PUNTA BANDA, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his pangas at the tip of Punta Banda scored all week long on limits of rockcod, bonita, lingcod, and some yellowtail, in partly cloudy weather, with water temperatures averaging 64 degrees, and 2 to 3-foot ocean swells. Anglers fishing during the week included Sam and Craig Simonian of Los Angeles, and Bud Ming and Jason West of El Centro. PUNTA BANDA FISHING PHOTOS.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Werner Hradecky fished about 97 miles south of Mission Bay on his boat Scott's Johnny on Friday, on a heading of 163 degrees, and reported eight bluefin tuna to 25 pounds, one dorado of 7 pounds, lots of yellowfin tuna to 23 pounds, and one 80-pound mako shark, in good sea conditions and water temperatures of about 68 degrees.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross reported a marlin landed by his wife Gail on their boat Bad Dog out of Marina Coral. "Gail was the angler and it wasn't easy for her as we took the fish from the bow. Juan Lu was the gaffer," Ross said. Four yellowtail and two dorado were also caught during the day. ENSENADA MARLIN FISHING.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 110 anglers with a catch of: 12 yellowtail, six bonito, four calico bass, 34 yellowfin tuna, 10 dorado, and 170 albacore.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sonny Ly of Carlsbad reported on a very hot session out of Gordo's Sportfishing for himself, Uriel Guzman, and Dario Rodriguez, on "too many to count" bonito, plus a couple of yellowtail to 20 pounds and limits on bottom fish. "Anything that hit the water would get hit, including bare hooks," Ly said. The hot bite lasted over three hours. ENSENADA FISHING.



PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas Resort said fishing got hot last week, as about 10 pangas went out for good yellowtail to 38 pounds on Soledad Reef, plus full limits of bottom fish, barracuda, and bonita. Spear divers Jim Lowery and his sons scored on yellowtail of 20 to 30 pounds on the reef while anchored in 10 to 30 feet of water. On Sunday, Tom Curran caught seven yellowtail, including the 38 pounder. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS HOT YELLOWTAIL FISHING.



CASTRO'S CAMP, ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 21 boats fished during the week for a catch of: 82 wwhite seabasshite seabass, 34 bonita, 37 yellowtail, and lots of barracuda and bottom fish, in good sea conditions with light breezes. Pangas fished with frozen squid, salted sardines, and live mackerel. CASTRO'S CAMP FISHING.



SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said more than 30 boats fished last week, for continued heavy catches of white seabass, limits of calico bass and sandbass from Playa San Ramon, and very good action on yellowtail, barracuda, bonita, rockfish and lingcod. Included among the anglers limiting on yellowtail and bottom fish were Tony Gomes, Ken McGarry, and Chris Paurazas, all of San Diego, and Steve Waters, Dale Anderson, and J.R. Rodriguez, all of Vista. San Quintin weather was in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 68 to 79 degrees. SAN QUINTIN FISHING.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Kevin Facius of San Diego fished with Capt. Beto of Pedro's Pangas on the Romy and found bottom fishing "pretty much on fire" for rockcod, lingcod, sandbass, whitefish, sheephead, and some white seabass and yellowtail. Facius fished in excellent sea conditions, using white iron jigs near the bottom in water temperatures of 58 to 60 degrees. SAN QUINTIN FISHING.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Ray Madrid of Long Beach, and Bill and John Alexander fished out of San Quintin on Bill Alexander's boat Hard Eight, with Capt. Pancho of Tito's Pangas as a guide. Madrid said they fished two days in 60 to 61-degree water, running north for a couple of white seabass to 22 pounds plus big sandbass and some bonito and barracuda. They also fished south the next day for 19 lingcod and lots of red rockfish and whitefish, using rockcod ganions laced with squid. SAN QUINTIN FISHING.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Earlier, Don Eddie's Landing reported good white seabass action at El Socorro, lingcod to 22 pounds, and a 20-pound halibut caught on the way out of the bay by Bev Hawley-Martin of Santee, fishing with Capt. Bear on the Fany IV.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Julio Meza of San Quintin said white seabass action was excellent in 40 to 70 feet of water at Pabellon, Socorro, and Tranquilo, on fish to 60 pounds, hitting spoons, Fish Trap lures, and blue-chrome jigs: "Wide open fishing. I do not remember a season as good as this August month, ever."

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Steve Barstow of the Sportsmen Pub in Paso Robles said openings are available on his charter bus fishing trip to San Quintin on Sept. 17-20, 800-894-7239.



PUERTO LOPEZ MATEOS, MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: At Puerto Lopez Mateos, Capt. Roberto Duran said he had good luck on Saturday, fishing with Sergio Duran for two grouper of 55 pounds, and another of 66 pounds.

SAN CARLOS, MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said a few dorado and striped marlin were reported offshore below Punta Tosca. Inshore, small yellowtail and a few grouper were caught early in the week. In the mangroves, corvina provided most of the action, plus some pompano, pargo, leopard grouper, and a few smaller snook. San Carlos weather was partly cloudy in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 67 to 78 degrees. SAN CARLOS, MAGDALENA BAY FISHING.



CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported fishing action improved, with 79 percent of fleet boats landing billfish, and 95 percent landing all species combined. Pisces Fleet had a billfish catch including released fish of: 57 striped marlin, 46 sailfish, and four blue marlin. Thirty-six percent of boats also caught dorado, and 12 percent caught tuna. The top catch of the week was by Johnny Powers of Rockwall, Tex., who fished four days on Rebecca and released eight striped marlin and five sailfish. Larry Cohen and Avie Prince fished on Mousetrap one day for releases of one striped marlin, one sailfish, and two blue marlin of 450 and 650 pounds. Pisces boats fished mostly on the Cortez side, at Red Hill, Chileno, and 12 miles off San Jose del Cabo, in water temperatures of 82 to 84 degrees. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 106 boats with a catch including released fish of: nine blue marlin, 59 striped marlin, 29 sailfish, 64 yellowfin tuna, 82 dorado, 11 wahoo, four skipjack, and nine boats skunked. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 30 Gaviota Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: 21 striped marlin, 13 sailfish, three wahoo, seven dorado, and 17 yellowfin tuna. The Fish Cabo reported on four outings, with a catch including released fish of: two striped marlin, two sailfish, one blue marlin, one yellowfin tuna, and nine dorado. The Juanita VIII reported on seven outings, with a catch including released fish of: seven striped marlin, seven yellowfin tuna, and seven dorado. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported a catch including released fish of: 18 striped marlin, six blue marlin, six sailfish, 74 yellowfin tuna, 23 skipjack, 19 yellowtail, seven wahoo, and 72 dorado. The top boat for the week was the San Lucas V, with Capt. Benito Peralta and a five-outing catch including released fish of: seven striped marlin, 13 dorado, 14 yellowfin tuna, and seven skipjack. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Capt. George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing reported on five outings, with a catch including released fish of: four striped marlin, four sailfish, 16 yellowfin tuna, and one dorado. Cabo San Lucas weather was clear in the high-90s, with water temperatures up to 85 degrees 15 miles offshore, and 81 to 82 degrees up on the Pacific side. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

More fishing reports and information for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, can be found in the Mexico Fishing News archives.

San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos) Fishing

LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas said relatively calm seas continued for the La Playita panga fleet, although water temperatures were at 84 to 88 degrees "making dangerous fuel for storms to generate rapid strength." La Playita pangas worked mostly around the Gordo Banks and Iman Bank for yellowfin tuna of 10 to 25 pounds, coming in at 2 to 12 fish per boat, plus a few dorado, a scattering of wahoo, and shots at large blue, black, and striped marlin. "One estimated 500-pound black was landed from a Palmilla cruiser and other fish to over 300 pounds were taken from pangas," Brictson said. Inshore fishing was slow. On the beaches, a few snook to 30 pounds were caught by local experts. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING.



LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ, MEXICO: Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said his pangas on the Las Arenas side continued to catch dorado and small tuna south around Punta Pescadero. Two wahoo were caught south of Isla Cerralvo, and pangas were searching around the 88 bank east of the island for more. Sea conditions were calm, with water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees, and sardina bait was plentiful. LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ FISHING.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Luis Lopez of the Cortez Club said about eight Mosquito Fleet super pangas and two cruisers fished per day, for up-and-down fishing on small and medium dorado, and striped and blue marlin. La Paz side weather was good in the low-100s, with water temperatures of 80 to 85 degrees. A fishing tournament held earlier was won by a 49.5-pound sailfish caught at La Reina. LA PAZ FISHING.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tail Hunter International said his pangas on the Las Arenas side had another great week on football tuna: "The best tuna bite we've seen in three years now. They're footballs, but they're fun. There are several spots. The tuna are 5 to 20 pounds and close to shore and a lot of fun on light tackle and a fly lined live bait or chunked dead bait." Roldan said small dorado and some billfish were also mixed with the tuna. LA PAZ FISHING.



LORETO, MEXICO: Arturo Susarrey of Arturo's Sportfishing reported good dorado action, with limits early in the week, but slowing down to about two fish per boat by Saturday. The best dorado area was 4 to 10 miles east of Punta Perico. Anglers also caught sailfish and marlin, mixed with the dorado, and boats fishing Punta Baja landed about four yellowtail each, of about 18 pounds. Roberto Valadez of Las Vegas landed a 47-pound dorado after a 45-minute fight on 30-pound line. Loreto weather was sunny in the low-90s.

LORETO, MEXICO: Jan Stark of Loreto Shores Villas and RV Park reported very scattered fishing in water temperatures of about 87 degrees: "There are a few dorado caught, but no grandes." Bottom fishing produced some scattered catches of larger fish.

LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchynski reported no anglers present at the hotel: "It's pretty quiet in the whole town!" Loreto weather was good and guests were snorkeling. Wilchyski reported an incident with sperm whales near Isla Coronado: "We found several sperm whales playing and we think mating in the water. One of them was making a clicking noise as he passed our boat. There were about three of them rolling around and breathing heavy. This went on for about half an hour and then they took a break. The rest of the whales were circling and keeping guard so no one would disturb them. It looked just like National Geographic!"

LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company said water temperatures around Loreto were very warm, up to 89 degrees, and the best dorado fishing was far to the south, and in a cooler water zone along the coast running northwards from Isla Coronado towards San Bruno. Capt. Eulogio Davis reported a good catch of 15 to 20-pound yellowfin tuna about 45 miles straight east of town, and in an unusual incident, dorado were caught for two days under a very large sea turtle that was found swimming between Punta Perico and Isla Catalan. LORETO FISHING.



MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported continued slow local fishing with only an occasional dorado being taken, and the best action found north around Isla San Marcos: "Water temperatures remain high and there is generally a lack of grass in the area. Best results are found trolling the slicks which are above the upwellings." Barber said near shore trolling produced grouper, cabrilla, triggerfish, and other species: "Hit each point at least three times, at different distances from shore, and then move on to the next point if you don't score. This is an especially good technique, especially from Punta Concepcion to as far south as San Nicholas." MULEGE FISHING.

MULEGE, MEXICO: Gary Thomas of Tracy and his wife Peggy returned from two day's of fishing with Capt. Alejandro out of the Hotel Serenidad for one dorado per day to 15 pounds, plus a sailfish lost. "Generally slow fishing for the offshore stuff but the people targeting triggers and inshore stuff are doing okay," Thomas said.

BAHIA SAN NICOLAS, MULEGE, MEXICO: Jeff Rumble of Whittier, and Pete Jenista of Grants Pass, Ore., fished for five days at Bahia San Nicolas, south of Mulege, and reported 147 fish of 28 species caught on lures, mostly Rebel Fastracs near shore and Yo-Zuri Hydro Magnums offshore. Rumble reported water temperatures of 85 to 87 degrees, and fish caught including a 4-inch rainbow wrasse, hogfish, barred pargo to over 9 pounds, scorpionfish, sailfish, and roosterfish to 38 pounds. SAN NICOLAS BAY, MULEGE FISHING.



ISLA SAN MARCOS, SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos said Santa Rosalia weather was still hot in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 83 to 85 degrees. Several days of fishing produced yellowtail to 22 pounds, goldspotted bass, sawtail grouper, and dorado to 30 pounds at Caleta Santa Maria. Fishing at the high spots north of the isla produced a good mix of yellowtail to 26 pounds, leopard grouper to 12 pounds, bonita, goldspotted bass, and dorado. Kanzler said live bait was the key to success, and also reported the Mexican navy confiscating all but two dorado, the sportfishing limit, from a boat that had caught 12 of them. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING.

SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Bob Sutke of San Diego and his group of eight anglers trailered three boats to the Santa Rosalia marina and found very slow fishing for six days. "We fished mostly San Marcos and along the hay stack, north of town, along the area around San Bruno and heading out toward Tortuga. There just was very little going on," Sutke said. "For the first time in 16 years we basically got skunked." SANTA ROSALIA FISHING.

SAN LUCAS COVE, SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Syd Lindsay of San Lucas Cove said that Mex 1 at Vado Vimid, three miles north of the Punta Chivato turnoff, has finally been repaired, "just in time for the September rains or hurricanes. Do I need further comment?" Lindsay also reminded visitors that San Lucas Cove now has a new entrance that goes on the north side of the village: "So slow down and look for the sign."



CAMP GECKO, BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles reported lots of smaller yellowtail in the bay around Isla Horse Head, plus many bonita and barracuda. Larger yellowtail were caught outside of Isla Smith and north at Bajo Guadalupe. Dorado fishing was hit-or-miss, depending on water color and weed paddies, but some good catches were made outside Barnabe reef and outside Isla Partida. L.A. Bay weather was unusually comfortable in the high-90s. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING.

BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Steve Barstow of the Sportsmen Pub in Paso Robles said openings are available on his charter bus fishing trip to L.A. Bay on Oct. 14-18, 800-894-7239.



SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Dana Kerby of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Erik, returning to San Felipe with 21 anglers on Aug. 20, 2004, with a catch including released fish of: 463 yellowtail of 8 to 36 pounds, 215 cabrilla of 3 to 18 pounds, 15 white seabass of 20 to 25 pounds, seven grouper of 20 to 38 pounds, 154 pargo of 10 to 22 pounds, 62 giant squid, 16 dorado of 15 to 25 pounds, and 255 miscellaneous fish.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Fili Espinoza of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Jose Andres, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 20, 2004, with a catch of: 231 yellowtail, 15 to 32 pounds; 70 cabrilla, 8 to 13.5 pounds; 13 totoaba released; 30 giant squid, 10 to 18 pounds; one dorado, 18 pounds; one grouper, 30 pounds; two barred pargo, 14 pounds; three broomtail grouper, 12 to 14.5 pounds; 87 spotted bay bass; one shark, 16 pounds; and 34 miscellaneous fish. SAN FELIPE PANGA MOTHERSHIP MIDRIFF TRIP SCORES ON 45 FISH SPECIES.

More fishing reports and information for San Felipe, Mexico, can be found in the Mexico Fishing News archives.

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) Fishing

ROCKY POINT, MEXICO: Arthur Pina of Tucson fished two days at the end of week out of Puerto Penasco and found slow going: "Thursday and Friday a little rough but not that bad. Plenty of bait fish around and easy to catch. Went on a 270 heading 24 miles. Plenty of trigger but nothing else. Talked to many of the local fishermen and they have been having a hard time."



SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Norman Don of Tuscon fished on Travelin Blues last Saturday, and said action was excellent for four sailfish releases and two nice dorado. Doc Marlin had three sailfish releases, and Catch 22 also had two releases on the same day. "All boats had double hookups, with all having double releases," Don said. The fishing was 38 to 43 miles out of San Carlos on headings of 220 to 240 degrees, in dead calm conditions. Catching their first sailfish were Dana Yount and his sons Matt, Colt, and Stone, and Rob Daniels on Catch 22.

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bill Molden of San Carlos said water temperatures were in the high-80s and good numbers of dorado were caught 25 to 30 miles out, on headings of 230 to 260 degrees. "Good numbers of billfish are still in the mix. We're all looking forward to the humidity to start coming down and the fishing to pick up," Molden said. "The San Carlos Invitational Billfish Tournament is slated for the Labor Day weekend, and we would like to see some better numbers than the previous three tournaments held so far this year."



MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 17 Aries Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: 25 sailfish, and 84 dorado. Mazatlan weather was partly cloudy with some showers, in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 85 to 86.5 degrees. MAZATLAN FISHING.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: At Marina el Cid,, Yomahira Aguirre said billfish were caught about 27 miles out, and water temperatures averaged about 85 degrees. Many dorado were caught by local pangas about 10 to 12 miles out.



IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo said dorado were still scarce, but boats averaged two to three sailfish per day, plus some 25-pound tuna off shore. Inshore pangas averaged four to six roosterfish per day of 35 to 45 pounds. ZIHUATANEJO FISHING.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters said Arizona angler, Doug Finney, fished two days aboard the super panga Dos Hermanos I with Capt. Adolfo Espinosa and landed 15 jack crevalle.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Stan Lushinsky of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters said John Laplante of California also fished one day on the Dos Hermanos I for a catch including released fish of four roosterfish and three needlefish.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said Zihuatanejo weather was in the high-80s, with thunderstorms and water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees.

Mexico Fishing Photo

EAST CAPE COW--Chris Webber (left), age 12, caught this beautiful 200-pound class yellowfin tuna with his dad Barry, out of East Cape's Hotel Palmas de Cortez, after a fight on 50-pound line that lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes. Photo courtesy Barry Webber.

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EAST CAPE BIGGIE--Scott Bolleter (left) and Werner Hradecky of San Diego fished with East Cape's Capt. Javier Cota on the panga Alexis for this beautiful 70-pound class dorado last week. Photo courtesy Werner Hradecky.

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BAD DOG MARLIN--Gail Ross (left) with husband Steve (center) and Juan Lu caught this marlin on the Ross' boat Bad Dog out of Ensenada's Marina Coral. Photo courtesy Steve Ross.

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ENSENADA GRANDE ALBACORE--Craig Miller (left) and Tom Eskridge fished on Miller's boat Osprey out of Marina Coral for this pair of 45-pound albacore. Photo courtesy Craig Miller.

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CASTRO'S CROAKERS--Iyania Gilbert and her father Tony Gilbert joined in the heavy catches of white seabass out of Castro's Camp last week. Photo courtesy Fernando Castro.

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SAN QUINTIN MOSSBACK--Kevin Facius of San Diego did great on bottom fish and also caught this nice yellowtail while fishing with San Quintin's Capt. Beto of Pedro's Pangas. Photo courtesy Kevin Facius.

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MULEGE DORADO--Rick Barber of Mulege caught this 36-pound dorado off Punta Concepcion. "It was one of five dorado I caught that day," Barber said. "This one inhaled the hook so it couldn't be released. It didn't go to waste however!" Photo courtesy Rick Barber.

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RUMBLE'S ROOSTER--Jeff Rumble caught this nice 38-pound roosterfish at Bahia San Nicolas, south of Mulege. Photo courtesy Jeff Rumble.

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WITH SAN MARCOS MIKE--Gerardo Lozano of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, fished with Isla San Marcos' Mike Kanzler near Santa Rosalia for this nice 30-pound dorado. Photo courtesy Mike Kanzler.

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MIDRIFF DORADO--Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko, with a nice dorado caught near Bahia de los Angeles. Photo courtesy Abraham Vazquez.

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LA PAZ MIXED BAG--With a catch including tuna, wahoo, dorado, and snapper on the Las Arenas side are Tail Hunter International anglers (left to right) John Bullions, Rajer Choobak, Joe Fong, Steve Carfano, Ulrich Fong, Richard Woon, Joe Lim, and Armando Amralino. Photo courtesy Jonathan Roldan.

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East Cape fishing reports and articles.

La Paz fishing reports and articles.

Loreto fishing reports and articles.

Mulege fishing reports and articles.

Santa Rosalia fishing reports and articles.

Bahia de los Angeles (L.A. Bay) fishing reports and articles.

San Felipe fishing reports and articles.

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) fishing reports and articles.

San Carlos (Sonora) fishing reports and articles .

Mazatlan fishing reports and articles .

Puerto Vallarta fishing reports and articles.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing reports and articles.

Huatulco fishing reports and articles.

Cancun fishing reports and articles.

Mexico coastal fishing reports and articles.

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