Southern Baja fishing areas dodge Hurricane Javier

Mexico Fishing News, September 20, 2004



SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Baja breathed a big sigh of relief last week as powerful Hurricane Javier veered west and missed the peninsula, but not without disrupting fishing operations on both coasts for several days with rough surf and wind, but surprisingly light rain.

LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas at San Jose del Cabo said Hurricane Javier stopped a good bite at the Gordo Banks on Wednesday. Until then, the La Playita panga fleet was scoring on good counts of yellowfin tuna of 15 to 30 pounds, plus a few to 70 pounds, and some dorado, wahoo, and dog snapper to about 40 pounds. Beach action was also brought to a halt by big surf and strong currents arriving at midweek. LA PLAYITA PANGA FISHING FLEET REPORT.

LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Jim Tolbert of Baja Books & Maps said a few commercial pangas were fishing out of La Playita again by the weekend, but on Sunday only one sportfishing panga went out, and that one had its day cut short by rough waters. San Jose del Cabo skies were gray, and most pangas had been pulled off the beach by Friday as precautions were taken for the passing of Hurricane Javier. "It is doubtful that any pangas will be launched this weekend," Tolbert had said earlier. SAN JOSE DEL CABO STORM CONDITIONS REPORT & BEACH LAUNCH PHOTOS.

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Species fishing specialist John Snow gave up fishing, due to Javier's rough seas, but still got in seven surf fishing and four panga fishing sessions just before the arrival of rough conditions, with a total of 42 species caught, including two new ones, the oval chromis and the spottail grunt. Snow reported low winds and "roasty toasty" weather just before the storm passed by, with water temperatures averaging 85 degrees. SAN JOSE DEL CABO SPECIES FISHING RESULTS.

In other mainland Mexico and Baja fishing action this week:



PUNTA BANDA, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his pangas at the tip of Punta Banda caught limits of bottom fish, lingcod, and calico bass some days, and just a few fish on other days. Two pangas fishing on Monday scored on early morning yellowtail and then loaded up on red rockcod and bottom fish.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross fished out of Marina Coral at the end of the week on his boat Bad Dog for dorado limits, four yellowfin tuna, and three yellowtail, all caught on a single "dream kelp paddy," in 71-degree water, 6 miles south of the 450 spot off Ensenada. But on Sunday, Ross reported unfishable "Victory at Sea" conditions. Earlier, Ross and his wife Gail looked for marlin on the Bad Dog, finding slow conditions from the Banda bank to the lower 500 bank for a catch of one 20-pound yellowfin tuna, and two yellowtail to 18 pounds, in water temperatures of about 70 to 71 degrees. BAD DOG ENSENADA OFFSHORE FISHING OUT OF MARINA CORAL.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing said action inside Bahia de Todos Santos was steady on barracuda, small bonito, and wide-open sandbass and calico bass at University Point. Offshore fishing was slower, but boats still caught yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and dorado on kelp paddies between the 238 and lower 500 spots. Earlier, Sanchez said the Don Juan II fished locally for some yellowtail and barracuda, and lots of bonito. Offshore, some yellowfin tuna were reported outside the Peanut bank. ENSENADA FISHING FLEET REPORT.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 115 anglers, with a catch of: 38 yellowtail, two bonito, 120 calico bass, 116 yellowfin tuna, 16 dorado, 83 skipjack, two lingcod, and four rockcod.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: At Lily Fleet, Sammy Susarrey said the Amigo and Tamara caught three yellowtail per rod of about 12 pounds each, on trolled sardines at San Miguel reef. On Friday, the Tamara fished 22 miles south of Punta Banda on a heading of 220 degrees for 13 dorado of 15 to 20 pounds, plus 15 yellowfin tuna. The same day, the Amigo limited on yellowtail averaging 20 pounds, about 100 feet deep at Punta Santo Tomas. Ensenada water temperatures averaged a warm 70 degrees at Isla Todos Santos and up to three miles out.

LA BUFADORA, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Dennis Spike of Coastal Kayak Fishing took a group of nine kayak anglers to La Bufadora, where they launched near the dive shop and scored on rockfish, lingcod, bass, and a 29.5-pound yellowtail caught by Mike Pruner of Thousand Oaks. "The residents at La Bufadora redid the ramp there," Spike said. "It's adjacent to the casita...perfect for the kayaks." LA BUFADORA, ENSENADA KAYAK FISHING.

MARINA CORAL, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Alejandro Rosas of Tijuana fished on El Mago out of Marina Coral with his friend Rene Gonzales and Capt. "Apache" Sanchez, for a good catch of yellowfin tuna limits, on fish of 35 to 81 pounds, four dorado to 20 pounds, and limits of small yellowtail, plus bonita, skipjack, two mako shark, and something broken off on 60-pound line. Rosas fished 16 to 20 miles southwest of Islas Todos Santos in 72 to 73-degree water. ENSENADA OFFSHORE FISHING.



PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas Resort said a good bite on white seabass and bottom fish, plus bonita and barracuda, was stopped by high winds and huge swells on Sunday. On Saturday, Christian del Giorgio, Duane Yost, and their wives, from Fullerton, limited on bottom fish, large barracuda, and bonita. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.



CASTRO'S CAMP, ERENDIRA, MEXICO: At Castro's Camp, Fernando Castro said 24 boats fished during the week for at catch of: 20 white seabass, 15 yellowtail (very large), 30 bonita, lots of barracuda, and lots of red rockcod, lingcod, cabrilla, and whitefish. Boats fished 3 miles from the coast, in 60 to 180 feet of water at about 70 degrees. Weather was good all week, but Sunday was windy. CASTRO'S CAMP FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CASTRO'S CAMP, ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Dario Rodriguez of Oceanside, Son Ly of Carlsbad, and their group caught a lot of nice Tecates, lots of barracuda, and a bunch of white seabass to over 40 pounds during a two-day trip to Castro's Camp. Ly caught the biggest croaker on their first day, and Rodriguez said another group took a $30 bet the second day with another white seabass well over 40 pounds: "Great time in Erendira and we have definitely become regulars in this great fishing village." CASTRO'S CAMP FISHING TRIP.



SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said 24 boats fished during the week, in warm weather in the mid-90s and calm seas, for mixed yellowtail, white seabass, calico bass, and sandbass. Mark O'Brien's group limited on yellowtail and white seabass at Socorro, and Steve Barstow's 17-angler group fished the same area for white seabass and limits of calico bass and sandbass, but just a few yellowtail. On Sunday, Barstow's group was fishing the 240 spot and Isla San Martin. SAN QUINTIN FISHING FLEET REPORT.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Capt. Kelly Catian announced he is leaving El Capitan Sportfishing to launch a new sportfishing service, K&M Off-Shore Sportfishing, with his partner, Monte Kotur, of San Clemente. Catian said operations will begin by January or February with three boats, including a newly-built, overnight-capable 26 footer, another new 26-foot center console boat, and his present 26 footer, the Marinero II. Catian's new phone number: 011-52-616-103-6704. NEW SAN QUINTIN SPORTFISHING SERVICE, K&M OFF-SHORE SPORTFISHING.



CEDROS ISLAND, BAJA CENTRAL PACIFIC COAST, MEXICO: "Kid Jurel" Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos near Santa Rosalia was flown out to Isla Cedros on the Pacific coast of Baja as a guest of the ESSA salt plant company of Guerrero Negro, where Kanzler fished in the island's first yellowtail tournament, and his three-angler team took first prize for total weight of yellowtail caught in one morning with 126 kilos (277 pounds). Kanzler fished with Raul Lyle, ESSA director of operations at the salt plant, and Augustin Casanova, head of the COMSA gypsum mining operation on Isla San Marcos. "The most awesome trip I've ever taken since living in Mexico!" Kanzler said. ISLA CEDROS YELLOWTAIL TOURNAMENT.

PUNTA EUGENIA, BAJA CENTRAL PACIFIC COAST, MEXICO: In another remote Pacific coast tournament, Les Heil and his group fished at Punta Eugenia early in August, and his team swept the first three places with yellowtail of 11, 12, and 13 kilos (24.2, 26.4, and 28.6 pounds), with the biggest fish being caught by Heil's captain, Domingo. "The locals couldn't believe it, but were happy that at least first place went to one of them and not gringos," Heil said. Over the Labor Day weekend, Heil and his group fished at Isla Natividad for 14 yellowtail to 27 pounds, and they reported other anglers closer to shore with yellowtail to over 40 pounds.



SAN CARLOS, MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported few boats fishing offshore out of San Carlos, as Hurricane Javier passed up the coast. The mangrove channels produced only fair action. San Carlos weather was in the low-80s, with water temperatures of 67 to 78 degrees. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING.



CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 40 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 15 striped marlin, 12 sailfish, 68 yellowfin tuna, 48 dorado, eight wahoo, and two boats skunked. Most crews did not fish on Mexican Independence Day at midweek, and the port was also closed on Friday due to the passing of Hurricane Javier on the Pacific coast. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 30 Gaviota Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, four sailfish, 11 striped marlin, eight wahoo, 33 dorado, seven skipjack, and 43 yellowfin tuna. The Juanita VIII fished three days, for a catch including released fish of: two sailfish, one striped marlin, two dorado, and five skipjack. The Fish Cabo had a three-outing catch including released fish of: two sailfish, 13 dorado, one wahoo, and one yellowfin tuna. Gaviota Fleet fished mostly around the Gordo Banks. Edwards said during the pass-by of Hurricane Javier winds were only 15 to 20 knots, with only light rain. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported on 46 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 12 striped marlin, 30 yellowfin tuna, 23 skipjack, 23 dorado, nine sailfish, and four blue marlin. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Capt. George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing said the Pacific side passing of Hurricane Javier brought rough seas, 35 m.p.h. winds, and moderate rains, from Wednesday through Friday, and the port was closed from Thursday afternoon through Friday. Water temperatures dropped about 10 degrees, from about 87 degrees down to about 76 degrees, during that period, Landrum said, and fishing was generally slow immediately after the storm for scattered billfish, football tuna, and dorado of about 12 to 20 pounds. "Hopefully as things settle back into the normal pattern, fishing will improve," Landrum said. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Earlier, Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet said 51 percent of fleet boats caught billfish, 48 percent caught dorado of 20 to 60 pounds, and 38 percent caught yellowfin tuna of 20 to 80 pounds. Overall, the fleet had a billfish catch including released fish of: three blue marlin, 27 striped marlin, and 22 sailfish (all but one striper released). Pisces Fleet fished on the Pacific side up to the Golden Gate Bank, and one day off Cabeza de Ballena on the Cortez side, in water temperatures averaging 87 degrees, prior to the passing of Hurricane Javier. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING FLEET REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Bill and Patty Lynd of Green Valley, Ariz., fished one day on Cabo Sportfishing's cruiser Anzuelo II for a catch of: two dorado, one football tuna, 10 or 12 bonita, and a roosterfish caught near the surf. The following day, they fished on the panga Cheers, with Capt. Ramon, for two dorado and five bonita on the fly. "The fly dorados were off the old lighthouse," Lynd said. "It is really fun catching a dorado on the fly." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING TRIP REPORT.



BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: At Rancho Buena Vista Tami Mouyeos reported on 19 boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, 14 sailfish, 12 dorado, 98 tuna, one wahoo, and four pargo.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 387 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: 19 blue marlin, 22 striped marlin, 176 sailfish, 512 dorado, 1,007 yellowfin tuna, two pargo, 10 wahoo, and two cabrilla. The tuna, mostly footballs, but with some to 50 pounds, were caught generally to the south, and the best action on dorado, mostly fish of about 20 pounds, was inshore from Rancho Leonero southwards to El Rincon. EAST CAPE FISHING FLEETS REPORT.

RANCHO LEONERO, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: John Ireland of Rancho Leonero said boats fished every day, despite some rough weather at midweek caused by distant Hurricane Javier. Ireland said "limits for all anglers" continued on tuna and dorado, in water temperatures averaging 87 degrees. EAST CAPE FLEET FISHING REPORT.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 36 boats, with a catch including released fish of: five blue marlin, two striped marlin, 38 sailfish, 53 dorado, 61 tuna, four roosterfish, 84 snapper, one jack crevalle, one amberjack, 14 bonita, one cabrilla, and 30 skipjack. Valdez said some dorado were so close to the hotel, boats could be seen casting their baits. EAST CAPE FISHING FLEET REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said dorado were plentiful inside six miles, from Punta Pescadero south to the Punta Arena lighthouse. Few anglers fished the beach last week, but roosterfish were present. East Cape weather was humid in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 80 to 89 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said few boats dived at Cabo Pulmo last week.

LA RIBERA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Russ Fritz of La Ribera said bottom fishing was excellent on red snapper to 15 pounds, caught about 300 feet deep at a spot 3.9 miles from the beach. "We drifted slowly on the incoming tide," Fritz said, "but all the commercial guys anchored. We made bait, mackerel, in about 160 to 220 feet, then moved out with the commercial panga fleet to about 300 feet." Fritz said he also lost a big "trash can sized" grouper, and other boats caught amberjack and yellowtail. EAST CAPE BOTTOM FISHING.



LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ, MEXICO: Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said his pangas on the Las Arenas side kept fishing last week, as Hurricane Javier on the Pacific side had little effect on the waters around San Isidro and Punta Perico. Tortuga's pangas found improved action on big squid, bigger tuna, and continued wahoo and dorado, in water temperatures in the 80s. LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ FISHING FLEET REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Artie Davis of Black Magic Sportfishing said water on the La Paz side was green after the storm, all the way to the Isla Cerralvo Channel, and fishing was slow except for a few scattered dorado, and just a few sailfish. Black Magic ran north to Isla San Jose, finding 87-degree water and a few big dorado, but not much else, in green water. A trip south of Isla Cerralvo found blue water at 84 to 86 degrees, some striped marlin and small dorado, and good action on early morning wahoo. LA PAZ FISHING FLEET REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International said his pangas on the Las Arenas side scored on football tuna at Punta Perico, and dorado from Isla Cerralvo to Punta Pescadero. Some dorado were also caught on the La Paz side. LA PAZ FISHING FLEET REPORT.

SAN ISIDRO, LA PAZ, MEXICO: Don Ballentine of San Isidro south of Ensenada de los Muertos said about the rough water in front of his house on Friday, "NO body wants to be out in a boat in front of my place."



LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported generally rough weather caused by Hurricane Javier's Pacific side passage last week, and very few anglers in town anyway. Loreto weather was mostly windy, even at night, with some rain, in the mid-90s. Scattered dorado were still being reported, and good numbers of sailfish were still present around Isla Coronado. Local pangueros were fishing for food and catching pargo and cabrilla for their families. Bait, for the few boats fishing, was in short supply because of night winds. Bolles said she will be on mainland Mexico until Oct. 4, 2004. LORETO FISHING FLEET REPORT.

LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchyski said on Friday that Irwin Gersh and Steve Spies fished with Capt. Paulino before the rough weather and caught dorado and marlin, but, "this morning we had very high winds and rain. Maybe tomorrow will be better."

LORETO, MEXICO: Earlier, Bill Erhardt of Loreto reported generally slow fishing during four fishing days between Islas Carmen and Santa Cruz for a total catch of: one 43-pound dorado, plus two or three peanuts, and one small blue marlin lost. "I just got in from 9 hours, 70 miles on the water, skunked," Erhardt said. Water temperatures were 82 to 88 degrees. Erhardt said he saw six or eight marlin per day, but no birds. FOUR LORETO FISHING DAYS.



MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege said few boats fished last week, due to marginal sea conditions. One local angler caught a nice dorado, some triggerfish, grouper, and cabrilla, at Islas Santa Inez, south to Punta Concepcion, and another boat caught six very small dorado at Punta Concepcion. A commercial panguero reported six pargo to 20 pounds, cabrilla, two grouper to 25 pounds, and enough triggerfish to make 15 kilos of fillets. Water temperatures were 82 to 85 degrees, with 4 to 6-foot swells by Monday, and pangueros pulling their boats by Friday. MULEGE FISHING TRIP RESULTS.

MULEGE, MEXICO: At the Hotel Serenidad, Diana Johnson reported fishing generally slow on scattered dorado, and skies threatening due to the passage of Hurricane Javier up the Pacific coast.

MULEGE, MEXICO: Fly-in angler Ron Grant returned from a trip to the Hotel Serenidad saying that conditions were normal at the hotel, and Don Johnson assured him there would be no problems from the current ejido land title dispute for people with residences on the hotel property. HOTEL SERENIDAD EJIDO PROBLEM REPORT.



ISLA SAN MARCOS, SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos took a rare day off from fishing after his epic trip to fish at Isla Cedros on the Pacific side. ISLA CEDROS TRIP REPORT. Later in the week, Kanzler said he found slow September fishing in water temperatures of 84 to 87 degrees, and hot weather, for one very nice yellow snapper of about 10 pounds near the isla, and two cabrilla, one small yellowtail, and two bonita at 200-foot-deep Piedra Ranchero, between the island and Punta Chivato. ISLA SAN MARCOS FISHING FLEET REPORT.



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 and a catch of: 102 yellowtail, 307 cabrilla, 82 pargo, five dorado, 24 giant squid, and 374 miscellaneous fish. ERIK PANGA MOTHERSHIP FISHING TRIP REPORT.

PUNTA BUFEO, MEXICO: John Tillander of Punta Bufeo, north of Gonzaga Bay said he fished around Isla San Luis for good catches of pompano of 1.5 to 2 pounds, plus lots of triggerfish, but no yellowtail. Punta Bufeo weather was clear at about 100 degrees, and 70 degrees at night, with water temperatures averaging 85 degrees. Winds were calm in the mornings, and 10 to 15 m.p.h. from the east in the afternoons.

GONZAGA BAY, MEXICO: Earlier, Ethan Schaffer of Gonzaga Bay said fishing was slow, with almost nothing biting on the surface, lots of bait in the bay, and the San Felipe motherships also fishing in the area, but he spearfished for two nice cabrilla about 30 feet deep, and a golden grouper of about 10 pounds, while diving south of the bay. Schaffer reported local roads in poor condition north to Puertecitos due to recent rains. Water temperatures were 84 to 87 degrees.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: At San Felipe, Catalina Meders of the Title Company Bookstore overlooking the bay said the weather was hot and humid, about 96 degrees and 57 percent relative humidity, on Sunday, and the local water was rough, with an unusual surf appearing on the shores of the bay, and a iron-gray sea. The commercial shrimp season was about to begin, Meders said, and, "before we know it the Gringo's will be pouring in and another Shrimp Festival will be upon us." SAN FELIPE TOWN REPORT.



ROCKY POINT, MEXICO: Arthur Pina of Tucson canceled a fishing trip on Saturday due to windy conditions: "Left my boat at the marina dry dock. All the shrimp boats lined up in the morning like they were going to go out, but after a while they all changed their minds and returned. Very few people in town. No fishing to speak of, except for some corvina being caught in the marina."

ROCKY POINT, MEXICO: Earlier, Mark Olszewski of Rocky Point Boat Trips reported on two charters for the 124-foot boat Intrepid, including two fishing trips for a group from the OMYA company of Arizona, who had fun fishing at 15 mile reef and at Bahia San Jorge for red snapper, pargo, sierra, pinto bass, cabrilla, and triggerfish. "Actually all around this year has been one of, if not the best, years for fishing that I have seen in my nine years of living here," Olszewski said. "I think the closing of the sea to commercial fishing to the north of us has had a lot to do with it." ROCKY POINT FISHING TRIP ON THE 124-FOOT INTREPID.



SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bill Molden of San Carlos said sailfish were caught in good numbers, 10 to 15 miles out, in water temperatures holding in the high-80s. Small dorado of 15 to 20 pounds were in all areas, but seas were rough for the entire week due to Hurricane Javier on the Pacific coast.

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Norman Don of Tucson said the Doc Marlin fished on Saturday for four dorado, and on Sunday for four more dorado plus two sailfish, all caught in "sailfish alley," between shore and Isla San Pedro Nolasco, in about 390 feet of water at 87.5 degrees. Don reported sea conditions as dead calm both days, and other boats with tuna 30 miles out on a heading of 240 degrees.

GUASAVE, SINALOA (TOPOLOBAMP), MEXICO: Manuel Gerhardus of Guasave, Sinaloa, launched his 18-foot Boston Whaler Alejandra out of Las Glorias, near Topolobampo, and fished 20 miles out on a heading of 187 degrees for a big catch of eight wahoo to almost 40 pounds. He fished with his uncle Jorge Gerhardus, and Horacio Penuelas.



MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Tadeo Hernandez of Flota Bibi Fleet reported on seven offshore boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin of 224 pounds; one striped marlin, seven dorado, four small mako shark, and 28 bonitas and skipjacks. One bottom fishing boat had a catch of: one dorado, 10 skipjack tuna, four monitas or spadefish, two mojarra, one triggerfish, one boca dulce, and one burrito. Mazatlan weather was cloudy at 81 degrees, with some wind and waves from distant Hurricane Javier, and water temperatures averaging 88 degrees. MAZATLAN FISHING FLEET REPORT.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on seven offshore Aries Fleet boats out of Marina el Cid, with a catch including released fish of: one small blue marlin, two striped marlin, nine sailfish, and 24 dorado. Inshore boats caught easy limits of snappers and yellowtail, plus some dorado and sailfish. MAZATLAN FISHING FLEET REPORT.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: At Marina el Cid, Yomahira Aguirre said last week's blue marlin weighed 130 pounds. Boats fished about 25 miles out in water temperatures averaging 83 degrees.



PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kim Moore of Charter Dreams said boats kept fishing last week, as seas peaked at about 4 to 8 feet due to distant Hurricane Javier. Large yellowfin tuna of 70 to 300 pounds, plus wahoo and blue and black marlin, continued to be caught at El Banco. Action at Corbetena was also good on marlin, sailfish, and dorado. Puerto Vallarta weather was cloudy with afternoon showers. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING FLEET REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Larry Lionetti of Tiburon reported a tuna estimated at 320 pounds caught by George Smith of Chicago on the Barrabas with Capt. Juan Pablo Moll on Wednesday.



IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo said very few boats fished, as warm blue water retreated to about 6 miles out due to heavy rainfall of up to 5 inches in one night. River runoff muddied near shore waters, slowing the roosterfish bite, but offshore boats still scored on about two sailfish per day, plus some dorado. Jack crevalle were active inside the bay. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.

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

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ISLA CEDROS YELLOWTAIL!--Final approach at Punta Redondo, at the south end of Cedros Island, on Baja's remote central Pacific coast, where "Kid Jurel" Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos recently fished in a local yellowtail tournament. FULL CEDROS ISLAND FISHING STORY.

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ENSENADA WHEELIN'--Louis Meyers of Perris, his daughter Haimm'e, son Louis, and friend Carlos Gardunllo, fished twice with Sergio's Sportfishing in Ensenada for a couple of great days on barracuda, yellowtail, calico bass, and bottom fish. Photo courtesy Louis Meyers.

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ENSENADA OFFSHORE--Rene Gonzalez (left) and Alejandro Rosas fished on El Mago out of Marina Coral for a nice catch of dorado, yellowtail, and tuna, fishing 16 to 20 miles west of Isla Todos Santos. Photo courtesy Alejandro Rosas.

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OUT OF CASTRO'S--Son Ly fished with Dario Rodriguez' group out of Castro's Camp south of Ensenada for a great catch including this nice white seabass. Photo courtesy Dario Rodriguez.

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PUNTA EUGENIA YELLOWTAIL--Les Heil (center) and his group scored big on yellowtail while fishing out of remote Punta Eugenia on Baja's remote Pacific Coast. Photo courtesy Les Heil.

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FUN AT CABO--Bill Lynd fished a couple of days at Cabo San Lucas and caught this nice roosterfish on a cruiser near the surf line, and also got two dorado and five bonita on the fly from a panga. Photo courtesy Bill Lynd.

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FOOTBALL FANS!--Craig Sessions and Court Armstrong of Salt Lake City fished with Tailhunter International's Capt. Manuel Archangel at La Paz and were just a bit excited about their catch of yellowfin tuna on light tackle at Punta Perico. Photo courtesy Jonathan Roldan.

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MIKE'S YELLOW SNAPPER--Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos near Santa Rosalia caught this beautiful yellow snapper last week off the north end of the isla. Photo courtesy Mike Kanzler.

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GONZAGA BAY CABRILLA--Ethan Schaffer of Gonzaga Bay didn't find any surface action last week, so he spearfished for a nice pair of cabrilla about 30 feet deep. Photo courtesy Ethan Schaffer.

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AT ROCKY POINT--The 124-foot Intrepid chartered out by Rocky Point Boat Trips. Photo courtesy Mark Olszewski.

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OCHO WAHOOS!--Manuel Gerhardus (left) of Guasave, Sinaloa, Horacio Penuelas (right), and Jorge Gerhardus fished 20 miles out of Las Glorias near Topolobampo last week for a great catch of eight wahoo on Gerhardus' 18-foot Boston Whaler, Alejandra. Photo courtesy Manuel Gerhardus.

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MAZATLAN BIBI FLEET--Jorge Toba of Monterrey, Mexico, and his family fished with Mazatlan's Flota Bibi Fleet last week on the Norma Patricia with Capt. David, better known as "Pelicano," and landed this 224-pound blue marlin after a fight lasting more than an hour. Photo courtesy Tadeo Hernandez.

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VALLARTA MONSTERS--This 300-pound class yellowfin tuna was reported caught by George Smith of Chicago, fishing on the Puerto Vallarta boat Barrabas at Corbetena with Capt. Juan Pablo Moll last week, by Larry Lionetti of the charter boat El Pescador. Photo courtesy Larry Lionetti.

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Cancun fishing reports and articles.

Mexico coastal fishing reports and articles.

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