Fishing for tuna, dorado, and sailfish is still hot at East Cape

Mexico Fishing News, August 30, 2004



LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: East Cape continued to kick out good counts on yellowfin tuna to about 40 pounds, dorado, and sailfish last week. Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 310 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: seven blue marlin, 60 striped marlin, 158 sailfish, 415 dorado, 737 yellowfin tuna averaging 25 to 40 pounds, and 10 wahoo.

East Cape weather was mostly calm in the high-90s, but with some heavy afternoon chop toward the end of the week, and water temperatures of 82 to 90 degrees. The best tuna action was found to the south, from La Ribera through to the Gordo Banks, and other species were caught in all directions. EAST CAPE FISHING.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Michael Fisher's group from Sun Prairie, Wisc., had a good trip out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez, fishing five days, and scoring on up to eight sailfish per day, plus 10 yellowfin tuna of 12 to 35 pounds one day, a 50-pound wahoo, and a 500-pound class blue marlin lost at leader "leaving us thrilled and tired with two chipped teeth to remember the battle," Fisher said. EAST CAPE FISHING OUT OF PALMAS.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 60 boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, 18 striped marlin, 29 sailfish, 153 dorado, 194 tuna, three wahoo, five roosterfish, one shark, 35 snapper, two jack crevalle, two amberjack, 23 bonita, one pompano, three triggerfish, six cabrilla, and 96 skipjack. Hotel boats fished in mostly good conditions with water temperatures of 87 to 89 degrees, and the best tuna catches were made close in, right off La Ribera. EAST CAPE FISHING.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said offshore dorado, sailfish, and tuna action was steady, and on the beaches a good variety of species was caught including jacks, lookdowns, ladyfish, pompano, and small roosterfish, plus an occasional "Bubba." EAST CAPE FLY FISHING.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: At Rancho Buena Vista, Tami Mouyeos reported on nine boats, with a catch including released fish of: three striped marlin, one blue marlin, 14 sailfish, seven dorado, and 25 tuna.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said conditions continued absolutely perfect at Cabo Pulmo, including his patented "Tidy Bowl blue" water color, and very heavy concentrations of sea life of many species. Diving with Vista Sea Sport last week was Bob Patten of Los Barriles, who accompanied the certification of his two granddaughters, Brittni Ruiz, 17, and Briana Ruiz, 13, both of Chula Vista. The girls were awarded their PADI open water diver certificates on Aug. 21, 2004, after completing their courses with Vista Sea Sport.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Rayor also reported one day of fishing on his boat the Jen Wren, with a catch of two sailfish released, two tuna to 80 pounds, and one 50-pound dorado.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Jim Welch of Los Barriles reported two very unusual "white" marlin caught, one about 6 miles south of the 88 bank near Isla Cerralvo, and another on the bank itself. The marlin had the truncated dorsal and anal fins of the type first reported last year by George Bergin of La Ribera. "The marlin that we caught were exactly like the fish in the photos. The dorsal and anal fins were exactly as pictured," Welch said. Welch got no photos, but promised to take tissue samples if he catches any more of the unusual fish, which resemble Atlantic white marlin, but have squared off fins, rather than fins with rounded tips.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Residents of East Cape reported that quad traffic on the beach was suspended last week, at least temporarily, as federal officials gave notice that violators would have their vehicles impounded. "Sounds too good to be true! The beach has been peaceful. Now I remember why we moved here," one Buena Vista resident said.

In other mainland Mexico and Baja fishing action this week:



ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing said the Don Juan II fished inside the bay all week for steady limits on sandbass, calico bass, a few yellowtail, medium bonita, and barracuda, at El Bajo and University Point. A late-week offshore trip to the 295 spot produced two yellowtail over 25 pounds, one dorado of 20 pounds, and three small yellowfin tuna. A weekend run south to Punta Santo Tomas caught one yellowtail and limits on calico bass, rockfish, and lingcod. ENSENADA FISHING.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross reported a second marlin landed by his boat Bad Dog out of Marina Coral, this one on dropped bait by Juan Lu. "This fish was a direct result of Dorothy and Mike Kraus who called me on the radio to let us know they were on their second marlin of the day," Ross said. "As I arrived close to them, the reel went off. Thanks Mike and Dorothy." ENSENADA MARLIN FISHING.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Dario Rodriguez of Oceanside and his group had a great day out of Gordo's Sportfishing, for "small bonitos on every cast," plus three yellowtail to 20 pounds, and losing about five more: "We were using all kinds of irons, jigs, spoons, they were hitting everything..." ENSENADA FISHING AT GORDO'S.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 169 anglers, with a catch of: 51 yellowtail, 207 bonito, 60 sandbass, 116 yellowfin tuna, eight dorado, 10 skipjack, and 14 albacore.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: At Lily Fleet, Sammy Susarrey said the Amigo and Tamara found very good fishing for yellowtail of 20 to 25 pounds for three days in a row. "Limits by 11 a.m.," Susarrey said. The yellowtail hit live bait and lures, and a run to Punta Santo Tomas produced good action on calico bass. Offshore fishing was slow for albacore and tuna, but kelp paddies held large yellowtail.

PUNTA BANDA, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino reported over the weekend that his pangas at the tip of Punta Banda found more yellowtail, plus easy limits of calico bass, rockcod, lingcod, and some whitefish. Punta Banda weather was partly cloudy in the mornings, then clearing in the high-70s, with light breezes, ocean swells of 2 to 4 feet, and water temperatures averaging 65 degrees. PUNTA BANDA FISHING PHOTOS.



PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: At Puerto Santo Tomas Resort, Sam Saenz said bottom fishing slowed down in adverse currents, but the surface bite for yellowtail on Soledad Reef continued good, as David Burgos and Hector Lopez landed eight yellowtail to 25 pounds on Saturday. Saenz said a kayak angler had a big adventure when his boat filled with water and he was forced to camp overnight south of Punta China before returning to the resort the following morning. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING AND KAYAK ADVENTURE.



CASTRO'S CAMP, ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 27 pangas fished last week, for a catch of: 48 white seabass, 42 bonita, 32 yellowtail, many barracuda, and many bottom fish such as red rockcod, lingcod, and miscellaneous fish. Erendira weather was warm and flat, with clear blue water at 68 degrees, and fishing was three to six miles from camp in 50 to 120 feet of water. CASTRO'S CAMP, ERENDIRA FISHING.

ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Richard Bartow of Carson and his group fished with Capt. Conrado out of Erendira for their first ever white seabass, to 40 pounds. "It was the first white sea bass for my all of my friends," Bartow said. "I have been there many times and never been disappointed. I try to bring somebody new every time..." ERENDIRA FISHING WITH CAPT. CONRADO.



SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Maurice Nakagawa and his group from Orange County fished with Capt. Bear Garcia (Tel. 011-52-616-165-3372) on the Fany IV for two days and loaded up on sandbass, red rockcod, lingcod, yellowtail, and some nice halibut in the mouth of the bay. Nakagawa's group stayed at Don Eddie's Landing, had the cracked crab dinner at Cielito Lindo, and fished in water temperatures in the low-60s, mostly south of the bay: "Freezer now full!" SAN QUINTIN FISHING WITH CAPT. BEAR.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Roberto Tello of Don Eddie's Landing said most boats fished south around El Socorro, in calm seas. Raymond McMahon of Orange caught a 40-pound white seabass at El Pabellon, and Rick Lewis of San Diego did very well on the Yolanda about 38 miles out, landing 11 dorado to 30 pounds, and seven yellowtail of 15 to 25 pounds, Tello said. SAN QUINTIN FISHING AT DON EDDIE'S LANDING.



BAHIA MARIA, BAJA CENTRAL PACIFIC, MEXICO: Tyler Thorson, his wife Kelle of Corpus Christi, Texas, and their group ventured far off road to remote Punta Maria, north of Guerrero Negro, on Baja's Pacific coast, with a small aluminum boat, and fished mainly for halibut. "We had a wonderful time in Baja...the halibut bite was good with one to 15.5 lbs and lots of 3 to 7-pounders, all from shore and mostly on Krocodiles," Thorson said. The group also caught calico bass, a few mackerel, corbina, and yellowfin croaker in sandy surf areas as they primitive camped south of the point. REMOTE BEACH FISHING AT PUNTA MARIA.



SAN CARLOS, MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said the shark buoys south of the boca at Punta Tosca produced fair catches of dorado, plus a few marlin. Consistent action for corvina to 5 pounds, grouper, and pompano was found in the mangrove channels. A few 3 to 6-pound snook were caught at estero Los Barriles. San Carlos weather was clear in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 67 to 78 degrees.



CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 23 Gaviota Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: 16 striped marlin, six sailfish, seven yellowfin tuna, and seven dorado. The Fish Cabo had a four-day catch including released fish of: one striped marlin, one sailfish, 12 dorado, and 14 yellowfin tuna. The Juanita VIII had a one-day catch of: four yellowfin tuna, and four dorado. Boats fished about 15 to 20 miles south of Cabo Falso. GAVIOTA FLEET CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Pete Peters group of four anglers had a great trip to Cabo, fishing three days with Capt. Luis Olascoaga on the Blue Marlin for a catch including released fish of: 15 tuna to 110 pounds, 12 dorado to 44 pounds, two 40-pound wahoo, and one marlin. "If you are willing to take a chance on the storms and heat down there this time of the year, August is an excellent month for fishing," Peters said. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING ON THE BLUE MARLIN.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Capt. George Landrum of Flyhooker Sportfishing reported on five boats, with a catch including released fish of: nine striped marlin, one sailfish, one dorado, and 12 yellowfin tuna. Cabo weather was sometimes windy and swelly, due to tropical activity to the south, with water temperatures of 83 to 85 degrees in all areas, and an unseasonal catch of striped marlin, rather than blues and blacks. Tuna and dorado were mostly school-sized, with a few larger fish mixed in. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING WITH FLY HOOKER.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: John Lanz of northern California had a very good seven days with Angelina Fleet, fishing mostly with Capt. Hector Cota on the Carmelita III, for a total of 13 billfish, with 12 releases, plus small dorado and tuna. "We probably had 30 to 35 shots at billfish," Lanz said. "I will take red hot action like that any day...Many thanks to father and son Mario and Carlos Chong, owners of Angelina Fleet," HOT CABO SAN LUCAS BILLFISH ACTION.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported on 62 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 16 striped marlin, 53 yellowfin tuna, 65 dorado, four wahoo, 17 skipjack, and six sailfish. The top boat for the week was the San Lucas VI with Capt. Adalberto Agundez, and a five-day catch including released fish of: six striped marlin, nine dorado, 11 yellowfin tuna, and seven jacks. SOLMAR FLEET CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported a billfish catch including released fish of: 44 striped marlin, 43 sailfish, and seven blue marlin. Eighty-two percent of fleet boats caught billfish, and 93 percent landed all species combined. About 30 percent of boats caught dorado, and tuna catches were somewhat less. Most fleet boats fished on the Cortez side in water temperatures averaging about 85 degrees. PISCES FLEET CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Louie Prieto of Hacienda Heights and his new wife Kay spent their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, fishing two days with Capt. Guillermo on the Joana, for a catch of five yellowfin tuna and four dorado, plus "taking in the Cabo nightlife," Prieto said. He also landed a nice 15-pound jack crevalle right from the Cabo docks: "It put up one heck of a fight and had me jumping from boat to boat. The fish was released unharmed to fight another day." HONEYMOON FISHING AT CABO SAN LUCAS.



SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Jim Tolbert of La Playita, author of the forthcoming "Adventure Guide to Baja Sur & Los Cabos," said fishing was slow last week for the La Playita fleet, as high surf caused by Tropical Storm Georgette far to the south kept pangas ashore for a period. Some boats did launch on Sunday. "Catches of amberjack, wahoo, and dorado were light, with most of the action being yellowfin caught between the Gordo Banks and Iman," Tolbert said. "Earlier in the week, a panga out of Gordo Banks Sport Fishing caught and released a couple of sailfish."

LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas said Tropical Storm Georgette halted La Playita panga launches for a couple of days, and sardina bait scattered due to the high surf conditions. Pangas that did get out during the week fished mainly for school-sized tuna, a few dorado, and snappers and jacks inshore. Several more snook were landed on the beach, using live mullet netted from the San Jose del Cabo estuary. LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING.

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Fish species specialist John Snow reported on 10 days of surf and panga fishing out of San Jose del Cabo, in water temperatures averaging about 85 degrees, for a total of 33 species, including a very large lobster caught on bait in the surf. In addition to the lobster, Snow reported other new species for him as a Threadfin Bass, and a very unusual Peruvian Scorpionfish. San Jose del Cabo weather began flat and hot, but ended with "massive rolling waves" as tropical Storm Georgette passed several hundred miles to the south. SAN JOSE DEL CABO SPECIES FISHING REPORT.



LA PAZ, MEXICO: Artie Davis of Black Magic Sportfishing said there were some dorado around the La Paz side, but his main catch was "marlin, marlin, marlin." Davis reported blue marlin every day, from 125 to 300 pounds, everywhere from El Bajo to the back side of Isla Cerralvo, in water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees. Water temperatures were too high farther out: "Outside Cerralvo and outside El Bajo the water jumps up to nearly 90 degrees and the signs of life certainly diminish." Davis said he's not seeing tuna on the La Paz side, and was waiting for them to move up from East Cape. BLACK MAGIC LA PAZ FISHING.

LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ, MEXICO: Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said fishing was steady for school-sized dorado and tuna of 15 to 25 pounds on the Las Arenas side, with the best action south of Ensenada de los Muertos, around Punta Pescadero. Las Arenas weather was humid, with some rain, in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 82 to 84 degrees. TORTUGA FLEET, LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ FISHING.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International said tuna mixed with dorado, plus billfish kept anglers happy on the Las Arenas side, with most fishing around Punta Pescadero, and dorado lead the counts on the La Paz side. Some La Paz boats caught snappers off Balandra and near the islands. TAILHUNTER INTERNTIONAL LA PAZ FISHING.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Luis Lopez of the Cortez Club said seven pangas and two cruisers fished last week for good results on dorado of 15 to 45 pounds, striped marlin, sailfish, and blue marlin, while fishing around Isla Espiritu Santo and out around Isla Cerralvo, in water temperatures of 85 to 90 degrees. La Paz weather was hot, to 110 degrees, with some rain from distant tropical storms, but without any local problems. CORTEZ CLUB LA PAZ FISHING.



LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported early in the week that dorado were caught between islas Carmen and Catalan, including a 45 pounder by John Rohmer of Tempe, Ariz., and she saw good numbers of quality roosterfish inshore around Isla Coronado: "They'd move at us and disappear in a flash. We'd also see them boiling a few dozen yards away. If you know what you're doing with roosterfish we have lots of them right now." Mackerel bait was in short supply, but squid could be caught, and sardina were plentiful all around the marina. LORETO FISHING.



MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported at the end of the week, that fishing picked up suddenly on dorado and other species: "More dorado were caught this week than during the last two or three weeks combined. Maybe it was that HUGE rainstorm last Monday that dumped 95/100s of an inch of rain in just 35 minutes." Barber said he lost a marlin hooked only five miles off Mulege, and three marlin were also caught by others inside Islas Santa Inez. Near shore reefs produced smaller dog snapper, triggerfish, and cabrilla. Water temperatures were estimated in the mid-80s. MULEGE FISHING.

MULEGE, MEXICO: At the Hotel Serenidad, Don Johnson said a guest brought in a 42-pound dorado on Wednesday.

MULEGE, MEXICO: Earlier, fly-in angler Ron Grant reported very slow fishing out of the Hotel Serenidad, with few or no dorado caught, and most boats bottom fishing with cut bait. "Things in the Mulege area are very quiet, as most American residents are gone for the hot summer," Grant said. "Most restaurants and many hotels will be closing down for the month of September. The Serenidad will rent rooms, but the bar and restaurant will be closed for summer vacation."



SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos said Santa Rosalia weather was heading for fall, but was still hot in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 82 to 86 degrees, and one spell of sudden wind that had some pangueros pulling their boats in the middle of the night. Fishing was deep at 200 to 280 feet for yellowtail in the 25-pound class on the bajos north of the isla, and Kanzler also relayed some tips for how to fish for yellowtail successfully with squid slabs: "I've learned a lot from the local fishermen when it comes to using dead squid slabs for yellowtail and it makes a big difference on how well you do." Kanzler relayed an inshore report from Bill Hamel at San Lucas Cove, saying large roosterfish into the 50-pound class were feeding along the gravel bar that forms the cove. On the island, more squid beachings delighted the locals last week, and fishing on the gypsum loading pier has been prohibited due to U.S. security regulations. Kanzler's email address on the island, ISLA SAN MARCOS, SANTA ROSALIA FISHING AND SQUID SLAB TIPS.



BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: At Bahia de los Angeles, Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko said local water temperatures averaged an ideal 82 degrees, and fishing was good for both yellowtail and dorado. Yellowtail were caught north and south, at Guadalupe and Soldado reefs, and the dorado were scattered "all over the place...if you look for them." The road repaving reached the village, and L.A. Bay weather was pleasant and dry in the 90s. Heavy concentrations of plankton and other sea life were present in the bay. CAMP GECKO, BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING.



SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Dana Kerby of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., reported on a six-day panga Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Erik, with 22 anglers, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 26, 2004, with a catch of: 385 yellowtail, 15 to 30 pounds; 95 cabrilla, 8 to 20 pounds; 25 pargo, 10 to 15 pounds; 13 dorado, 10 to 20 pounds; five grouper, 24 to 58 pounds, including two broomtails; 125 giant squid; and 384 miscellaneous fish. The Erik fished at La Vibora, San Bernabe, Bahia de los Angeles, Islas Encantadas and Punta Final.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Fili Espinoza of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trips, chartermastered by J. B. Hardy, by the panga mothership Jose Andres, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 27, 2004, with a catch of: 283 yellowtail, 18 to 27 pounds; 23 cabrilla, 12 to 17.5 pounds; 34 giant squid, 10 to 18 pounds; 11 dorado, 10 to 17.5 pounds; two grouper, 35 to 66 pounds; seven red snapper, 12 to 19.5 pounds; three broomtail grouper, 14 pounds; 244 spotted bay bass; nine sheephead, 10 to 16.5 pounds; and 64 miscellaneous fish.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Capt. Tony Reyes Jr. of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours also reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Tony Reyes, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 27, 2004, with a catch of: 138 yellowtail, 15 to 24 pounds; six grouper, 30 to 140 pounds; 15 dorado, 12 to 30 pounds; eight white seabass, 15 to 20 pounds; 180 cabrilla, 8 to 12 pounds; 10 red snapper, 12 to 15 pounds; five broomtail grouper, 20 to 25 pounds; 13 sheephead, 6 to 12 pounds; 300 spotted bay bass; and 108 miscellaneous fish.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Earlier, Capt. Reyes described in detail a trip by the Tony Reyes that returned to San Felipe on Aug. 14, 2004. TONY REYES PANGA MOTHERSHIP TRIP.



ROCKY POINT, MEXICO: Stuart Burnett of Rocky Point reported on two mid-August runs south to the Isla San Jorge area, and points farther out, where he caught some very large sierra and needlefish, and got into a bite of ladyfish that had the water full of fish scales. Sea conditions were basically flat, with green water at 88 degrees, closer in, and clear blue water about 12 miles south of the island. ROCKY POINT OFFSHORE FISHING.



SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bob Blair of Fishing San Carlos sent boats out three times last week for a total of 17 fishing hours, and a catch including released fish of: six dorado to 40 pounds, one sailfish, and one 200-pound blue marlin. "Seems like dorado fishing is coming back a little, and still plenty of billfish caught and more sighted," Blair said. San Carlos seas had 2 to 3-foot swells, with water temperatures at about 90 degrees.

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bill Molden of San Carlos said, "The dog days are still here," as air temperatures ran in the high-90s last week. Blair said he fished Wednesday, with only one other boat seen, going out 38 miles on a 240-degree heading and fishing for 11 hours, for a catch of two dorado of about 15 pounds, and a sailfish released. "We had plenty of billfish knockdowns, but only the one managed to get buttoned up, go figure," Molden said.



MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Bill Heimpel of Star Fleet reported conditions fairly slow for the past two weeks, with blue water 35 to 40 miles out, but no definite temperature breaks, and the catch mostly dorado, plus some sailfish. Water temperatures averaged 87 degrees, and there were a few local chubascos per week, with plenty of rain, and some winds gusting to 65 m.p.h. "Hope fishing picks up a little more, and the blue water too," Heimpel said.

MARINA EL CID, MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters said very few boats fished last week, but the fishing was there if you wanted it. Seven offshore Aries Fleet boats out of Marina el Cid had a catch including released fish of: seven sailfish, one striped marlin, 15 yellowfin tuna, and five dorado. Inshore super pangas caught easy limits of "yellowtail" and red snapper. Mazatlan weather was cloudy in the mid-90s, with afternoon showers and water temperatures of 87 to 89 degrees. MAZATLAN FISHING.



PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kurt Hjort of Esperanza Sportfishing said the water was 85 to 88 degrees and green offshore at El Banco and Corbetena, but the few boats going out were finding consistent action on tuna, including some to over 300 pounds, plus a mix of blue and black marlin. The High Maintenance reported a marlin caught that was identified by locals at a white marlin, "confirmed by many private boat captains who have caught hundreds of these marlin," Hjort said. Scattered dorado and sailfish were also caught, in seas roughened by afternoon thunderstorms. ESPERANZA SPORTFISHING PUERTO VALLARATA FISHING REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kim Moore of Charter Dreams reported water temperatures at 87 to 89 degrees, and good marlin and yellowfin tuna action at El Banco, but not much at Corbetena. Some dorado and sailfish were caught at Islas Marietas. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING.



IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo said 82-degree blue water was half-a-mile off the beach and sailfish counts climbed to about three fish per boat last week. Inshore, good roosterfish action continued on fish of 35 to 40 pounds, and large jack crevalle to 25 pounds have also entered Zihuatanejo Bay. "When they drive schools of bait to the surface, it is like a major rainstorm as the sounds echo across the bay," Kunze said. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said few anglers were present in town, but some boats released up to five sailfish in a day. Dorado were few, and tuna were out at about 10 to 15 miles.

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

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WAHOO WISCONSIN!--Michael Fisher's group came out to East Cape from Sun Prairie, Wisc., and they caught this 50-pound wahoo plus a bunch of sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and a 500-pound class blue marlin lost at leader. Photo courtesy Michael Fisher.

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LA RIBERA WINNER--Rod Albright (with raised hand) of Buena Vista accepts the gold medal at this year's La Ribera fishing tournament at East Cape. Albright fished with Perry and Kerry Jones on his boat Bill Collector, and took first prize with a 40-kilo striped marlin. "Not a giant, but big enough to win!" he said. Photo courtesy Rod Albright.

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EAST CAPE BIGGIE--Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service with a nice 50-pound dorado caught on his boat Jen Wren. Photo courtesy Mark Rayor.

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ENSENADA FORKIES--Sonny Ly (left) and Dario Rodriguez with a couple of nice yellowtail from their recent trip out of Ensenada with Gordo's Sportfishing. Photo courtesy Sonny Ly.

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ENSENADA MARLIN #2--Steve Ross (left) and Juan Lu with Ross' boat Bad Dog's second marlin of the season out of Ensenada's Marina Coral. Photo courtesy Dorothy Kraus.

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BIG BOTTOM CATCH--Maurice Nakagawa, Ken Imoto, Clark Saito, and Mark Kamei did super-well on bottom fish, yellowtail, and a couple of quality halibut, with Capt. Bear out of Don Eddie's Landing in San Quintin. Photo courtesy Maurice Nakagawa..

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REMOTE HALIBUT--Rob Sadler with a nice 15.6-pound halibut caught while remote fish-camping with Tyler Thorsen's group at Punta Maria, on Baja's Pacific coast. Photo courtesy Tyler Thorsen.

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BEAUTIFUL SAIL--Capt. Hector Cota and deckhand Miguel with a very nice Cabo San Lucas sailfish caught by John Lanz with Angelina Fleet. Photo courtesy John Lanz.

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CABO ACTION--Davis Kanies of Winchester and Richard Deleonardis of Hermosa Beach with a great catch including a 110-pound yellowfin tuna, caught with Capt. Luis Olascoaga on the Blue Marlin out of Cabo San Lucas. Photo courtesy Pete Peters.

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BOAT-TO-BOAT BATTLE!--Louie Prieto and his new wife Kay honeymooned at Cabo San Lucas, and Louie caught this nice jack crevalle right from the dock, after jumping from boat to boat as he fought it. Photo courtesy Louie Prieto..

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LA PAZ DORADO--Fishing out of La Paz' Cortez Club for this nice dorado were (from left) Luis Lopez, Capt. Alejandro Mendez of the Picudo V, and Nicolas Rojano. Photo courtesy Luis Lopez.

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LA PAZ LOVELY--Richard Woon (left) of Los Angeles and Armando Emralino of St. Louis with a dorado caught only 50 yards of the Las Arenas lighthouse south of La Paz with Tailhunter International. Photo courtesy Jonathan Roldan.

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ISLA SAN MARCOS--Santa Rosalia pangueros fishing the famous yellowtail bajo off the north end of Isla San Marcos. Photo courtesy Mike Kanzler.

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MIDRIFF GIRLS--Perla Reyes Leon, 11, and Sarai Romero, 11, with Tony Reyes of San Felipe, after a six-day trip on the panga mothership Tony Reyes. They wrote: "We fished for bait and caught big fish from the pangas, and fished for squid at midnight...We visited a place called La Botica because it has many, many beautiful and brightly-colored mountains."

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KID STUFF--Kevin Steckler of Orange, and his group of young and old fishermen had a great time at the tip of Ensenada's Punta Banda, fishing for limits of calico bass, rockcod, and yellowtail, on Vonny's Fleet's pangas Vonny I and Vonny III. Photo courtesy Ivan Villarino.

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San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos) fishing reports and articles.

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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