Winter-like weather ruffles Baja fishing action

Mexico Fishing News, November 1, 2004



MULEGE, MEXICO: A spell of winter-like weather brought intermittent wind, rain, and dropping water temperatures to both coasts of Baja last week, but anglers were still able to sneak out in most areas for good action on a wide range of species.

Rick Barber of Mulege said windy weather and heavy seas kept him off the water all week, except for one short trip on Wednesday when he was turned back by whitecaps. A few Mulege boats getting out reported more late season dorado caught around Punta Chivato, including two of about 30 to 35 pounds, and Barber said commercial squid pangueros continued to see large dorado in their lights at night. Water temperatures were down to 75 degrees, but no yellowtail at all were reported, as Barber said, "The water has just been too rough to do any bottom fishing whatsoever." MULEGE FISHING TRIP REPORTS.

In other mainland Mexico and Baja fishing action this week:



PUNTA BANDA, ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his pangas fishing at the tip of Punta Banda found limits or near-limits of yellowtail, barracuda, calico bass, lingcod, and bottom fish. On Saturday, Jay Johnson of Punta Banda and Fontana scored a yellowtail limit with Capt. Beto on the Vonny I. Other anglers with bottom fish limits during the week included Brian "Calico" Foley and his wife Joanne of Los Angeles, and Jose Luis Jimenez of Maneadero. Punta Banda weather over the weekend was mostly sunny in the low-70s, with light breezes, 3-foot ocean swells, and water temperatures averaging 61 degrees.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: At Lilly Fleet, Sammy Susarrey said the Amigo fished at the Punta Banda bank over the weekend for good results on red rockcod, some large lingcod, and lots of small yellowtail on kelp paddies, in clean water at 65.5 degrees.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on eight anglers with a catch of: 12 yellowfin tuna, and 13 skipjack.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross reported a slow offshore day on his boat Bad Dog out of Marina Coral for two smaller yellowfin tuna around the 1140 and 238 spots, both caught on the troll since Mike's bait barge was out of bait. Ross also looked for a reported white seabass bite between La Rosa and University point, but found only bonito. During the stormy weather, Ross said a friend metered 60 m.p.h. winds from his house at Ensenada. ENSENADA FISHING TRIP REPORTS.

TIJUANA-ENSENADA, MEXICO:Celia Diaz of the nonprofit Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee (BEMCC) reported 28 medical evacuations from Mexico during the past two months, including a U.S. serviceman just returned from Iraq who was beaten and left for dead by thugs in Tijuana, a heart attack victim in Ensenada, and a baby born prematurely to a U.S. mother. Fully tax-deductible BEMCC 24-hour medical evacuation memberships are $35 per year, 619-425-5080. Diaz also announced that BEMCC will hold a $12 fund raiser tailgate party at the San Diego Gulls hockey game on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, public invited. MEXICO EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATIONS.



CASTRO'S CAMP ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said rain and wind to 25 knots knocked out midweek fishing, but the weather was good again by the weekend, and 10 boats fished for 40 bonita, and many barracuda, rockcod, and lingcod, in water temperatures averaging 66 degrees, 6 miles from the coast. The bottom fish were caught between 140 and 180 feet deep. CASTRO'S CAMP FISHING REPORT.



SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said six boats fished last week, for good bottom fishing on rockcod and lingcod, and the Garron with Capt. Pato fished south at Socorro for limits of white seabass to 45 pounds for Rudy Lopez and his group from San Diego. San Quintin weather by the weekend was warm and calm, and Hillis said the Old Mill winter fishing special is again being offered for the season, details at 888-568-BAJA. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Capt. Kelly Catian reported good yellowtail action at the 240 spot using slow-trolled mackerel in 67 to 68-degree water for fish of 18 to over 20 pounds. Catian said he also fished for red rockcod and lingcod to over 20 pounds, under clear skies, and with wind from the west at 7 to 8 knots. SAN QUINTIN FISHING TRIP.



PUNTA HUGHES, MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos trailered his boat across Baja to camp and fish with Mag Bay Tours at their Punta Hughes combo fishing and surfing facility, and he reported a wide-open wahoo bite at the Thetis Bank, during the full moon, with a catch one morning of: five wahoo of 30 to 40 pounds, 10 small yellowfin tuna to 15 pounds, three dorado to 20 pounds, plus many deep fish broken off and never seen. Kanzler said he fished in rough seas up to six feet, with winds from the north at up to 20 knots, but the action was well worth it during three days of hot action at and around the Thetis Bank. THETIS BANK FISHING TRIP.

MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said Magdalena Bay weather was in the high-70s, with water temperatures of 71 to 79 degrees. Offshore dorado and wahoo were plentiful, but fishing was just fair in the esteros for corvina, cabrilla, and some grouper. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING.



CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 122 boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, 20 striped marlin, four sailfish, 155 yellowfin tuna, 498 dorado, 11 wahoo, one needlefish, and miscellaneous bonito, skipjack, and jack crevalle. With 15 boats entered in the upcoming W.O.N. Tuna Tournament, Garcia said, "...We are all watching with great anticipation as the yellowfin tuna begins to show its fins to our waters again after what seemed like a fishy vacation...nothing to brag about this period for tuna size but we all know it takes just that one fish!" CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Capt. George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing reported on four boats, with a catch including released fish of: two striped marlin, two sailfish, 27 dorado of 12 to 35 pounds kept and many more released, and five yellowfin tuna of 10 to 20 pounds. Cabo San Lucas weather was cooling, in the mid-80s, with light winds, and water temperatures of 84 to 85 degrees offshore, down to as low as 75 degrees in some areas. Widespread and plentiful small to medium dorado provided the most action for Cabo boats, as yellowfin tuna were mostly football-sized. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Dan Parent of San Jose fished two days with Redrum Sportfishing and reported 15 good-sized dorado, one sailfish, and one striped marlin, whle trolling lures and live bait just a mile or two southwest of the lighthouse, in swelly but fishable conditions. "Didn't go out Tuesday because of rough seas," Parent said. "Nobody seemed to do much good Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were both good days of fishing."

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 59 Gaviota Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: one small blue marlin; three sailfish; 12 striped marlin; one mako shark; five wahoo; 41 yellowfin tuna; 16 skipjack; and 240 dorado, mostly of 12 to 25 pounds. Cabo weather in the low-90s had settled down after wind during the early part of the week. Water temperatures were 78 to 83 degrees, and boats fished in all directions, but mostly close to Cabo. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: John Lanz of northern California fished on the Carmelita III with Capt. Hector Cota of Angelina Fleet for "another great trip, pretty much the usual suspects." Lanz, fishing mostly close to shore on the Pacific side, landed "mucho" catch-and-release striped marlin, a blue marlin, one wahoo, football tuna to 20 pounds, and lots of dorado. Lanz also reported that after his last day of fishing, officials at the Cabo San Lucas dock were checking anglers for fishing licenses: "Made me feel good that I had my annual license in my pocket!"

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported 46 percent of boats catching striped marlin, 17 percent with tuna, and 81 percent with dorado, including 309 dorado of 15 to 50 pounds. "Dorado dominates in Cabo right now," Ehrenberg said, "...We need to crank it up on the yellowfin tuna, with the Tuna Tournament just around the corner." Top anglers of the week included Joseph Angell with a 400-pound class blue marlin, two striped marlin, and nine dorado, and also Richard Sigman, who fought a large trash bag, "deftly hooked around the handles and filled with water," for twenty minutes while fishing on the Adriana with his buddy John Segovia, Ehrenberg said. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported a fleet catch, including released fish of: 12 striped marlin, four sailfish, two blue marlin, 136 dorado, 75 yellowfin tuna, six wahoo, and five skipjack. The top Solmar boat for the week was the Solmar IV, with Capt. Mario Arballo and a six-outing catch including released fish of: three striped marlin, 32 dorado, and 21 yellowfin tuna. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.



SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas said the La Playita panga fleet had strong north winds one day last week, but otherwise good conditions, and a steady bite on yellowfin tuna and dorado, with some wahoo also caught early in the week. The yellowfin tuna were mostly 10 to 20 pounds, as pangas returned with 5 to 12 fish each, plus dorado to about 25 pounds, and a few larger tuna to about 60 pounds from the Gordo Banks area. The wahoo bite stopped on Friday. Beach anglers found improved action on jack crevalle, sierra to 5 pounds, and roosterfish to 8 pounds. San Jose del Cabo weather was sunny in the mid-80s, with water temperatures in the low-80s. LA PLAYITA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.

Bob Grimes of San Jose del Cabo said a local Conapesca inspector has been checking for fishing licenses, and visiting anglers were advised to purchase them before leaving home, since they were not available locally. Grimes also reported that Baja California Sur's Governor Leonel Cota Montano was quoted in local media about a new trust established to channel revenues from sportfishing license sales toward marine conservation. FISHING REGULATION ENFORCEMENT REPORT.



LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 112 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: two blue marlin, eight striped marlin, 28 sailfish, 165 dorado, 515 yellowfin tuna, eight pargo, 10 wahoo, and two sierra. The yellowfin tuna were mostly footballs, plus some fish of 40 to 60 pounds, with the best catches coming from Punta Arena southwards. East Cape weather was stormy in the early part of the week, in the high 80s, with water temperatures reported at 80 to 88 degrees.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Earlier, Moyers reported on a total of 684 boats from the same fleets with a catch including released fish of: 18 blue marlin, 66 striped marlin, 194 sailfish, 889 dorado, 1,795 yellowfin tuna, 133 pargo, 22 wahoo, one yellowtail, 10 roosterfish, and one sierra. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORTS.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Tami Mouyeos of Rancho Buena Vista reported on 29 boats, with a catch including released fish of: four striped marlin, 11 sailfish, 32 dorado, 72 tuna, and two wahoo. Fleet boats fished in water temperatures holding at 80 degrees.

RANCHO LEONERO, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: John Ireland of Rancho Leonero said East Cape weather was in the high-80s, with water temperatures averaging 84 degrees, and the bite was slower on dorado, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, some wahoo, and pargo caught on local reefs with live bait. The yellowfin tuna were mostly 10 to 45 pounds, caught 2 to 3 miles offshore, from Cabo Pulmo to Los Frailes. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.

BUENA VISTA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 60 boats, with a catch including released fish of: nine striped marlin, 18 sailfish, 128 dorado, 176 tuna, one wahoo, 17 snapper, one jack crevalle, one amberjack, 44 bonita, two triggerfish, 21 skipjack, and five sierra. Hotel boats fished mostly south, and inshore fishing continued productive in off color water following last week's rains. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said heavy rain early in the week had inshore water off color, but guide Lance Peterson fished with clients at La Ribera and they scored on tuna, dorado, two red snapper, and had a sailfish boil so close to the boat they couldn't cast to it. Wind waves and dirty water made beach fishing tough, in water temperatures of 79 to 85 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.

LOS BARRILES, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Joe Canale reported on fishing three days with a group of 13 anglers out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez for a total catch including released fish of: 118 tuna, 20 wahoo, one blue marlin, and two sailfish. Canale said their last day of fishing, on Monday, was cut short by rough weather and rain, including a rough landing back at the beach that flooded the cockpit of their boat. EAST CAPE FISHING TRIP REPORT.

LA RIBERA, EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Kelly Taipale and her husband Dennis, of Windsor, made their first trip to Mexico and fished out of La Ribera four days with Capt. Trino on the panga Paloma, catching dorado, tuna, needlefish, a 6-foot shark, and a large wahoo. EAST CAPE FISHING TRIP REPORT.



LA PAZ, MEXICO: Artie Davis of Black Magic Sportfishing said late season dorado action continued good in a wide area around Isla Espiritu Santo: "The panga fleet continues to hammer away at the southeast corner of the island, but there are fish scattered all around, in as tight as a few hundred yards from the beach to 2 miles." La Paz-side weather was occasionally windy but fishable, with water temperatures holding just over 80 degrees. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tail Hunter International said: "We had some winds and rains this past week that kept us off the water around Las Arenas for a day and made it a bit bumpy on others, but we still got fish and moved folks to fish the La Paz side instead. However, I can tell that things are changing and we're just hanging onto the remnants of what has been a great season."

LAS ARENAS, LA PAZ, MEXICO: Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said his boats stayed on the beach Sunday, due to rainy weather. Earlier in the week, fishing was improved for wahoo of 35 to 40 pounds, plus continued smaller tuna and dorado. Las Arenas weather was rainy in the 80s, with water temperatures from Punta las Arenas to Punta Perico cooling down to 78 to 82 degrees. LAS ARENAS FISHING REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Don Anderson of Newport Beach, fished on the Destiny II out of Palmira Marina for two days and reported 14 dorado and "more bonito than you'd want" at Isla Partida, north of Isla Espiritu Santo. Anderson reported rainy but warm weather and 82-degree water. LA PAZ FISHING TRIP REPORT.



LORETO, MEXICO: Jeff Peterson of Loreto said, "The first of the winter´s north winds began blowing today."

LORETO, MEXICO: Arturo Susarrey of Arturo's Sportfishing said Loreto weather was very windy and it even rained a little at the end of the week, but boats kept fishing for frequent limits of dorado at 18 to 20 pounds, caught together with sailfish at the San Bruno bajo north of town. Roosterfish were also at San Bruno, and mackerel and caballito bait was available at the marina. LORETO FISHING REPORT.

LORETO, MEXICO: Don Bear of Loreto reported on one day of fishing with Capt. Paulino Martinez, at the San Bruno bajo, for six small dorado to 12 pounds, six black skipjack, and one needlefish, all caught on sardina netted at the marina, in 78-degree water and a lot of wind. "It was a slow day," Bear said. "Only about four pangas and five or six gringo boats went out yesterday. It is slow fishing here, with very few tourists around." LORETO FISHING TRIP REPORTS.



CAMP GECKO, BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles said the weather turned very windy last week and water temperatures plunged to about 70 degrees. Some yellowtail were still present, but the main group had begun its migration south. "The main problem has been the winds that have not made it easy to go out," Vazquez said. Whale shark were still seen in the bay, but they were expected to leave soon. In the village, gas pumps were installed at the new Pemex station. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.

SAN FRANCISQUITO, MEXICO: Earlier, Roger Crenshaw of Chula Vista flew into San Francisquito and reported water temperatures of 74 to 76 degrees, with lots of yellowtail and giant squid present in the area, but intermittent winds from the north. Daytime weather was about 80 degrees, but Crenshaw said, "I think that fall-winter weather is beginning."



SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Fily 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 Oct. 29, 2004, with a catch of: 156 yellowtail, 18 to 28.5 pounds; 12 cabrilla, 12 pounds; nine giant squid, 10 to 14 pounds; two white seabass, 10 to 23 pounds; two broomtail grouper, 10 pounds; 86 spotted bay bass; seven shark, 8 to 10 pounds; three sheephead, 6 pounds; 40 corvina, 4 to 6 pounds; 80 miscellaneous fish; and one grouper released, 14 pounds.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Capt. Tony Reyes Jr. also reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Tony Reyes, returning to San Felipe on Oct. 29, 2004, with a catch of: 245 yellowtail to 25 pounds; 150 cabrilla to 15 pounds; three sheephead; 86 sierra, 10 pargo; two dorado; and 105 miscellaneous fish. Reyes reported: "This was our last trip of the season. We fished San Bernabe reef for yellowtail with live bait. San Francisquito had bigger yellowtail. Cabrilla bit very well along the coast from La Asamblea to Ensenada Grande. The weather was great early in the week. Later, the wind blew from the north. At the Enchanted Islands, we fished in wind and caught yellowtail and sierra. The water temperature was 75 to 83 degrees.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Earlier, Doug Magee of Papa Fernandez at Bahia Willard said Gary Baskett of Rancho Cucamonga and Mike Seversky of Costa Mesa fished from the beach for covina and ran into a large school of yellowtail that worked in front of them for an hour-and-a-half. "When it was all over, they had switched from 10-pound mono to 20-pound Spiderwire in order to land the fish!" Magee said. "They hooked 31 yellowtail and landed 10 nice fish, again, 1-ounce silver Krockodiles were the producers of the most hookups." The action happened in water just under 80-degrees, on a rising tide, right at the Papa Fernandez ramp.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: At San Felipe, Catalina Meders of the Title Company Bookstore by the bay said the weather was perfect at 72 degrees, with a water temperature of 76 degrees, and the town was very busy with a slate of festivals and activities scheduled, including the annual Shrimp Festival from Thursday through Sunday. Tony Reyes Fishing Tours took out a group from El Dorado who had a wonderful trip, Meders said. SAN FELIPE TOWN REPORT.



SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bob Blair of San Carlos said good numbers of dorado were caught, but almost all of them were small. Marlin were also present, but water temperatures were dropping through the low-80s, and Blair said, "We figure two weeks or so, and we will go to yellowtail fishing."

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bill Molden of San Carlos said, "The dorado bite is slowly coming to an end, with small ones being picked up all over." Blue marlin were still caught as close as two miles out, and water temperatures were in the low-80s.

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Earlier, Chris Edmonson of Tucson said Garth Jones of San Carlos fished in a 14-foot boat and caught a marlin just outside Bahia de San Carlos. Dorado were also caught on headings of 240 to 270 degrees, but expected to depart soon, as the winter cold fronts move through.

SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Manuel Gerhardus of Guasave, Sinaloa, launched his boat Mamanina at Las Glorias and ran out 25 miles for four wahoo and five dorado, with his uncle Dr. Jorge Gerhardus, and City Mayor Raul Inzunza. Gerhardus reported cloudy weather all day long, and a water temperature of 82 degrees, with some wind in the afternoon.



MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Tadeo Hernandez of Flota Bibi Fleet reported on nine boats, with a catch including released fish of: 12 sailfish, three dorado, and 10 skipjack tuna. The best fishing area was 15 to 25 miles offshore, and the weather was cooler, with one day of port closure, and water temperatures holding up at 85 degrees. Hernandez fished one day on the panga Erika, with his girlfriend Carolina Medina, and Capt. Nano, for two dorado and six skipjack tuna, caught near debris 4 to 6 miles offshore, and also near some commercial long lines. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 16 Aries Fleet boats, with a catch including released fish of: 35 sailfish, 24 dorado, two yellowfin tuna, and one mako shark. Mazatlan weather was stormy early in the week, but fair by the weekend, with water temperatures of 84 to 85 degrees, and the best fishing was 20 to 25 miles out of Marina el Cid. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: At Marina el Cid, Yomahira Aguirre reported the best lure colors for sailfish and dorado were orange-green-black and petrolero.



PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Juan Pablo Moll of Mr. Marlin reported slower fishing toward the end of the week, but eight to ten sailfish strikes per day earlier, outside at La Canilla. Dorado and sailfish were close in, from Yelapa to Cabo Corrientes. Puerto Vallarta weather was flat, with light winds from the north, and water temperatures in the mid-80s. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kim Moore of Charter Dreams said Monday's rough weather brought 10 to 14-foot swells, but some small dorado were caught anyway, and numerous dorado and sailfish were located around El Moro. Puerto Vallarta weather by the end of the week was sunny and calm, with water temperatures averaging 86 degrees. A tuna over 300 pounds was reported by another boat at El Banco. Charter Dreams' high day for the week was for three sailfish caught by Abe "Skip" Lackman of Martha's Vineyard and Craig Browne of Boston. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Stan Vath of Oxnard and San Quintin reported on a great day aboard his boat Tinknocker, during his extended trip to Puerto Vallarta. Fishing with his wife Sandy Vath, Larry Thompson, Bob Dawson, Don Burnside and Jason Fleck, the Tinknocker scored on five yellowfin tuna of 104.5 to 173.1 pounds, plus a 52.2-pound snapper that hit a trolled skipjack at Roca Corbetena. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING TRIP REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Capt. Josh Temple reported on an epic 22-hour day aboard the Prime Time, with 17 tuna averaging well over 100 pounds, and one tuna taped at 247 pounds, while fishing with deckhands Trev and Luis. "Despite the full moon and lunar eclipse the fish are biting like mad and it's just the start of things to come for the next four months," Temple said. "This season is looking epic." Puerto Vallarta weather was settling down after five days of strong wind, with water temperatures at about 86 to 88 degrees. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.



IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo reported 82-degree water close to shore and very good roosterfish action, as Capt. Adolpho on the Dos Hermanos scored six fish on poppers for North Carolina honeymooners Nate and Carmen Gills. Other boats averaged two to three sailfish per day offshore, plus some dorado, and a few yellowfin tuna. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said the dorado included fish in the 25 to 35-pound class, but the tuna were football sized. Inshore fishing produced sierra in addition to roosterfish.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Stan Lushinsky of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters said more anglers were in town as boats averaged two to four sailfish per day, plus dorado, tuna, bonito, and some wahoo. Larry Bravo fished on the Sirena with Capt. Alex for a day's catch of two sailfish, one dorado, five bonito, and a big wahoo. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING.

IXTAPA—ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was partly cloudy in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 80 to 83 degrees.

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TOUGH SLEDDING--The weather was rough at the Thetis Bank (note water on deck), but Daniel "Piojo Loco" Chiquete scored on this beautiful wahoo on Mike Kanzler's boat. Photo courtesy Mike Kanzler.

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HAULING YELLOWTAIL--Jay Johnson fished at the tip of Ensenada's Punta Banda last week, for a great load of yellowtail with Vonny's Fleet's Capt. Beto. Photo courtesy Ivan Villarino.

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BOTTOMSIDE BIGGIE--Capt. Kelly Catian of San Quintin's K&M Offshore Sportfishing with a really, really nice lingcod caught at the 240 spot. Photo courtesy Kelly Catian.

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CABO DORADO--Angelina Fleet mate Fernando with a nice Cabo San Lucas dorado caught during John Lanz trip. Photo courtesy John Lanz.

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THREE AMIGOS--Dan Parent, Howard Dingman and Hoc Hua (left to right) fished with Redrum Sportfishing at Cabo San Lucas for a nice catch of dorado. Photo courtesy Dan Parent.

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RAINY DAY DORADO--Despite some wind and rain last week, the Dusty B. III kept the dorado flags flying at East Cape's Buena Vista Beach Resort . Photo courtesy Axel Valdez.

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WINTER'S COMING!--Rough skies at East Cape brought wind and rain early last week, and this big surf at Rod and Barb Albright's house in Buena Vista. Photo courtesy Barb Albright.

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BEACH BONANZA--Gary Baskett and Mike Seversky ran into a beach yellowtail bite right at the Papa Fernandez launch ramp at Bahia Willard last week, hooking 31 fish and landing 10, from noon to about 1:30 p.m. Also fishing was Mike Nagy. Photo courtesy Doug Magee.

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SINALOA WAHOO--Dr. Jorge Gerhardus (left) and Raul Inzunza fished 25 miles out of Las Glorias, Sinaloa, for four wahoo and five dorado, on Manuel Gerhardus' boat Mamanina. Photo courtesy Manuel Gerhardus.

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MAZATLAN DORADO NO. 1--Carolina Medina fished with Tadeo Hernandez of Mazatlan's Flota Bibi Fleet and caught her first dorado, assisted by Flota Bibi Fleet's Capt. Nano (right). Photo courtesy Tadeo Hernandez.

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ON THE TROLL--Bob Dawson with a 52.2-pound pargo and Stan Vath with a 104.5-pound yellowfin tuna that both hit trolled live skipjack outside Puerto Vallarta's Roca Corbetena during an outing on Vath's boat Tinknocker. Photo courtesy Stan Vath.

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MORE BIG TUNA--This yellowfin tuna, taped out at 247 pounds, was caught off Puerto Vallarta by deckhand Trev of Capt. Josh Temple's Prime Time Adventures. Photo courtesy Josh Temple.

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TIN BOAT MARLIN--Garth Jones of San Carlos with a marlin caught just outside the bay from his 14-foot boat. Photo courtesy Chris Edmonson.

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