Marlin hitting trolled lures in Ensenada fishing waters

Mexico Fishing News, August 22, 2005



ENSENADA, MEXICO: Offshore boats out of Ensenada scored on dorado, yellowtail, and marlin last week. Steve Ross of the boat Bad Dog at Marina Coral reported more good marlin action during two outings on Friday and Saturday, with a catch of: one marlin, with six marlin knockdowns on Friday, three yellowtail to 25 pounds, and two dorado to 20 pounds.

Ross said he also had a triple marlin jig hookup on Saturday, but all the fish got away. The Bad Dog fished around the 1140 and 500 spots, in 68-degree water with some rough seas. Commercial seiners were seen netting tuna at the 500 spot. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ross also had a report on his double marlin hookup from the previous week, the first fish of which is being submitted for "First Marlin of the Year" honors at the San Diego Anglers club. ENSENADA MARLIN FISHING REPORT.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing reported an excellent marlin day on Friday, fishing with eight anglers at the lower 500 spot for four marlin hookups, with two fish lost, one kept, and the last released, plus a 30-pound kelp paddy yellowtail for Gary Griffin of La Bufadora. Argonza fished in water temperatures of 69 to 70 degrees, with some afternoon wind, and also reported dorado in the area. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Harry Thompson of San Diego and Charles Hudak fished on Glenn Bowers' boat The Reel One, 15 miles south of the lower 500 area for two days early in the week and reported kelp paddies loaded with yellowtail and some dorado, but slow to bite, and a catch of one 17-pound dorado, eight yellowtail to 20 pounds, and a 50-pound opah caught by Thompson. The opah was caught on the first day, about 200 feet deep on a jig, Thompson said. Water temperatures were 70 to 71.5 degrees, with blue, clear water and perfect sea conditions. ENSENADA FISHING TRIP REPORT.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his pangas at the tip of Punta Banda fished under cloudy skies in the mid-70s, with water temperatures at 61 degrees, 2 to 3-foot ocean swells, and limits of calico bass, sandbass, and rockcod. Anglers visiting during the week included Cathi Lander, Gloria Vasquez, Janet Nelson, and Kathy Burroughs, who fished with Capts. Beto and Cruz Zamora on the Vonny I and Vonny III.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet reported an offshore catch by the Tamara of five yellowtail of 25 pounds, and two dorado, caught 15 miles off Punta San Jose in a water temperature of 71.3 degrees. Red tide conditions were still strong inside the bay.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 36 anglers aboard the Shir-Lee, Cazador, Quest, and Clipper II, with a catch of: 34 yellowtail, six dorado, 82 lingcod, and 325 rockcod.

ENSENADA, MEXICO: Memo Gomez of El Dorado Sportfishing said he'll be out of the water for boat maintenance for about 10 days.

In other mainland Mexico and Baja fishing action this week:



PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Steve Caswell of Huntington Beach and his family spent a week with Sam Saenz at Puerto Santo Tomas Resort and reported two days of good panga fishing with Capt. Marcos for full sacks of barracuda, lingcod, red rockcod, and whitefish. Caswell also drove over the north hill trail and fished the rocks for good results on surf perch and a cabezon lost. No yellowtail were seen during the trip. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING TRIP REPORT.



ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 29 boats fished during the week, for a catch of: six white seabass, and continued red rockcod, lingcod, and large whitefish. Erendira weather was calm most of the week, but with some wind on Saturday. "Every day, we're seeing lots of fish, white seabass, yellowtail, and a lot of bait," Castro said. Water temperatures were at 67 degrees, with clear blue color in the main fishing area 7 miles from the coast.

ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Gustavo Goytia of Los Angeles reported a slow day of fishing in tough red tide conditions for a catch with three anglers of 20 fish, including only a few decent red rockcod and no lingcod. "The water temperature was 65 degrees, and we fished 10 to 15 miles from Erendira and just about 2 west miles from the Colonet point," Goytia said. "The water looked like it was mixed with powered up brick." ERENDIRA FISHING REPORT.



SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Julie Atkinson of Don Eddie's Landing reported improved fishing for some dorado of 10 to 18 pounds, and yellowtail of 14 to 28 pounds. Marlin were seen almost every day, and three marlin were released by San Quintin boats. Tuna were still scarce at about two to four per day. Bottom fishing continued good with limits for most anglers. San Quintin weather was in the mid-70s, with a marine layer, 5 to 8-foot swells, water temperatures in the lower-60s, and clean water about 12 miles out. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said Capt. Hector reported limits of yellowfin tuna 12 to 15 miles off the point on a heading of 240 degrees. Winds were blowing on Sunday morning, but yellowtail and dorado were present under kelp paddies in the same area. Bottom fishing was steady for red rockcod and lingcod, and a few boats running to Isla San Martin scored on yellowtail, sandbass, and calico bass.

SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Kelly Catian of K&M Offshore Sportfishing reported "lots of dorado and even more yellowtail" in offshore waters, plus some yellowfin tuna earlier. "Paddy fishing has been excellent and water conditions as well," Catian said. A 45-pound yellowtail was caught at Isla San Martin during filming for the television program American Outdoorsman.



BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Juanchy Aguilar of La Bocana reported on a run to fish in the lagoon and outside at Whale Rock for a combined catch of: 26 bonito of 6 to 8 pounds, 12 barracuda of 8 to 10 pounds, 30 cabrilla, and five halibut of 6 to 8 pounds. Sea conditions were calm, with the water temperature at 67.5 degrees. Aguilar said, "From the end of this month and forward, we hope for very good fishing for yellowtail, grouper, giant bass, tuna, and possibly wahoo." LA BOCANA FISHING REPORT.



MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported warming water temperatures and improved offshore fishing for dorado, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and "so many marlin that one of our captains pulled all the jigs in." The mangrove channels produced good action on leopard grouper, snapper and corvina. Bonito, skipjack, and firecracker yellowtail were caught at the San Carlos entrada. Magdalena Bay weather was clear in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 62 to 80 degrees. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.



CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing reported generally calm seas at the end of the week, with water temperatures as warm as 89 degrees on the Cortez side and 84 degrees on the Pacific side. Billfish action was spotty but sometimes very good, as one boat had a seven-marlin day on the Pacific side, and another reported a 600-pound class black marlin. Tuna and dorado were small and scattered, and inshore fishing was slow on all species. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 60 boats, with a catch including released fish of: seven blue marlin, 26 striped marlin, one sailfish, nine yellowfin tuna, 31 dorado, one wahoo, two roosterfish, three yellowTail, four triggerfish, and four boats were skunked. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Todd Hochstedler of Got Caught Fishing reported four marlin caught on Saturday by the Got Caught, including a first-ever release for Alejandro Morales, 13, son of the boat's Capt. David Morales.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported 54 percent of boats with blue marlin, striped marlin, or sailfish, 34 percent catching dorado, and only 10 percent with yellowfin tuna, mostly footballs, but including one 70 pounder. Pisces Fleet released 53 of 57 billfish caught during the week. "It was nice to see so many blue marlin with a total of eleven for us this week," Ehrenberg said. "It was also nice to see that more and more anglers are releasing even this large fish. Just a few years back any blue was a dead blue, as they are considered such as trophy." Water temperatures averaged 84 to 88 degrees. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Jim Dillon of Salvador's Sportfishing reported on 11 outings by El Budster, El Budster I, and El Budster II, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin of 250 pounds, eight striped marlin, 14 dorado of 20 to 55 pounds, and 25 yellowfin tuna of 10 to 50 pounds, plus one of 230 pounds.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 43 combined outings by Gaviota Fleet, the Fish Cabo, and Fish Cabo I, with a catch including released fish of: one small blue marlin, 24 striped marlin, three sailfish, eight dorado, and 28 yellowfin tuna. "There's been a lot of short-biters on the artificials with the blue marlin this week," Edwards said. "The blue's are still mostly the smaller fish and under 300 pounds, but that's going to change soon, as the bigger females approach the area." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported on 54 boats, with a catch including released fish of: seven blue marlin, four black marlin, 32 striped marlin, one sailfish, 34 dorado, and 39 yellowfin tuna. Solmar's top captain for the week was Javier Abaroa with 18 billfish in 14 outings, and the top fish for the week was a 550-pound black marlin landed by Tom Armstrong of Carson City, Nev. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Domb of Redding fished seven days on the charter boats Spicy Tuna and Eagle I, on the Sea of Cortez side to Cabo Pulmo, and reported a catch including released fish of: eight blue marlin of 250 to 300 pounds, one striped marlin at 200 pounds, one sailfish, one 50-pound dorado, three tuna over 100 pounds, many smaller tuna, skipjack and jack crevalle, and one Humboldt squid. Five of the blue marlin came from the Cabo Pulmo area, and all were caught on blind jig strikes. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.



SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on 38 combined La Playita fleet pangas, with a catch of: eight sailfish, one striped marlin, one wahoo, 14 dorado, 112 yellowfin tuna, 24 yellowtail snapper, 22 huachinango, eight amberjack, six roosterfish, 14 dogtooth snapper, 18 jack crevalle, 10 rainbow runner, and 10 cabrilla. Most yellowfin tuna weighed 25 to 40 pounds and were caught traveling with porpoise. Beach anglers at the estuary reported several good-sized snook and a tripletail. San Jose del Cabo weather was mostly windless, with water temperatures of 80 to 85 degrees. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Luis Duhart of Palmilla Bay Sportfishing said, "The sea is really blue now and most boats are catching something." Top catches for the week included a 300-pound class blue marlin at the Gordo Banks by first-timers Janice and Ken Cortina, and a 500-pound class blue marlin caught about 15 miles off the Hotel Westin. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.



EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Jorge Bergin of La Ribera said 10 cruisers and 33 pangas competed in this year's La Ribera Fishing Tournament, with a purse of $5,000, on Aug. 15, 2005. The panga division was won by Leonel and Antonio Tamayo on Trinidad "Trino" Minjares' boat with a 303-pound blue marlin, and the cruiser division was won by Esaul Valdez on the Dusty B II with a 72-pound striped marlin. Boats fished on flat seas with water temperatures averaging 86 degrees. LA RIBERA TOURNAMENT REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 375 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: 55 blue marlin, 110 striped marlin, 162 sailfish, 62 dorado, 509 yellowfin tuna, three pargo, five wahoo, and six roosterfish. Fishing was slower on most species, with East Cape weather in the 100s, and water temperatures of 82 to 90 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Richard Castaneda of Cass Tours announced the results of the third annual Big Fish Round Up Fishing Tournament held at Hotel Palmas de Cortez Aug. 11-15, 2005. With 105 anglers fishing three days on 34 cruisers, the billfish catch including released fish was: 31 blue marlin, 41 striped marlin, and 73 sailfish. The top three tuna caught weighed 62.4, 59.4, and 58.4 pounds, and the top three dorado, 49.8, 38.8, and 35.8 pounds. BIG FISH ROUND UP TOURNAMENT REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero said the week's catch included blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, roosterfish and amberjack. Billfish were located from 5 miles out, averaging two to three per boat, Baldwin said. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.

EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported East Cape weather in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 79 to 89 degrees, and dorado scarce: "With few dorado at East Cape, the Tuna Tussle is almost the mandatory way to begin the day. The yellowfin tuna footballs seem to be...causing some of our fly guys to cringe when a fatty comes charging up from the depths..." EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.



LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International said over the weekend that Hurricane Hillary appeared to be veering out into the Pacific Ocean, but La Paz weather was "definitely hot and muggy right now." Fishing on the La Paz side featured continued small to medium dorado and "more billfish than I have ever seen," Roldan said, including striped, blue, and black marlin, plus sailfish. Fishing was hit-or-miss on the Las Arenas side for mixed species and Humboldt squid of 10 to 40 pounds. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said weather on the Las Arenas side was hot, to 105 degrees, but with a cooling west wind during the nights. The fishing was mainly for dorado of 20 to 30 pounds around the north end of Isla Cerralvo and on buoys off Las Cruces, using sardina and halfbeak baits. Humboldt squid to 25 pounds were also caught off Punta Perico. LAS ARENAS PANGA FISHING REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Lyle Coleman of Newport Beach reported on three days of slow conditions on the Las Arenas side, with Capt. Hugo of Tortuga Sportfishing, for a catch of: four roosterfish of 30 to 40 pounds, and a few 15-pound dorado. "This time of the year La Paz fishing should really have been good," Coleman said, "but it wasn't." LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.

LA PAZ, MEXICO: Leonard Phillips of Baja Pirates Fleet said plenty of smaller dorado to 20 pounds mixed with striped marlin were still located off the northeast side of Isla Espiritu Santo and in the slot between the island and Isla Cerralvo. On the Las Arenas side, the tuna bite slowed down, and Las Arenas pangas were running north to the same area. A blue marlin estimated at about 260 pounds was caught by Bill Cabaral of Santa Fe Springs. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.



LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported very slow offshore fishing: "Nobody is fishing offshore...because there's nothing to go for...If you go to the local bars it might sound like you actually have a chance...Don't believe it." Inshore fishing for mixed light tackle species was good, as water temperatures ranged from 81 degrees near shore to 89 degrees outside. Bolles said she and a fishing partner were entered as the first two women anglers ever in the local Club Tiro, Caza y Pesca tournament in two weeks. LORETO FISHING REPORT.

LORETO, MEXICO: Don Bear of Loreto reported on four days of fishing during the previous week, with a catch of: two dorado to 12 pounds, three yellowtail of 35 pounds, three cabrilla of 10 pounds, six pinto bass, three huachinango, and one mojarra. Loreto fishing was up-and-down, with another day completely skunked, but Javier and Chopi Murillo found a log loaded with fish and landed 21 dorado in two days. Two outings by Capt. Jose Torres of Juncalito had a catch of: two dorado, three huachinango, and a dozen other bottom fish. Loreto weather was clear and pleasant, with water temperatures as high as 86.4 degrees. LORETO FISHING REPORT.

LORETO, MEXICO: Gregorio Segoviano of the Carnaderos y Pescaderos baitsellers cooperativa said fishing for bait was very slow last week: "We fish every night, all night. The macarela are not on the Loreto waterfront. Even the jurelito are fewer." With water temperatures and weather very warm, Segoviano advised anglers, "Assist your captain with water changes. Change water to cool the bait and it will have strength." LORETO BAIT FISH REPORT.

LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchynski reported few anglers in town and none at the hotel.



MULEGE, MEXICO: Gary Thomas of Tracy reported on a fly-down day of fishing early in the week for a catch including released fish of: seven dorado to 22 pounds, and two striped marlin. Thomas fished in water temperatures of 83.2 to 84 degrees, 22 to 28 miles off the lighthouse, on a heading of about 30 degrees. About 10 to 12 longline commercial boats were seen between Santa Rosalia and Bahia de los Angeles, Thomas said, and one net was seen that seemed to have whales in it that were being freed by pangueros. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.

MULEGE, MEXICO: Mike Massey relayed a report from anglers Dieter and Pancho at La Posada for one full day of fishing around Islas Santa Inez with a catch of four dorado. Another day of panga fishing at Loreto was skunked.

MULEGE, MEXICO: Earlier, Rick Barber of Mulege reported late afternoon thunderstorms over the Sea of Cortez, and fishing fairly good for dorado north of Isla San Marcos, plus some locally and around Punta Concepcion. Some yellowtail were also caught, and leopard grouper were hitting MirrOlures trolled close to beaches and rocks. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.



SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Ed Hogan of San Bruno, south of Santa Rosalia, reported hot weather in the low-100s with water temperatures of 85 to 86 degrees off the north end of Isla San Marcos. Fishing was good for yellowtail on the bajos in 200 to 250 feet of water. A run with live mackerel on Saturday produced four yellowtail on live bait and two more in iron, plus a cabrilla by 10 a.m. Sailfish were also concentrated off Isla San Marcos and Isla Tortuga, and at one point five were seen with sails up. Out of San Lucas Cove, angler Tom Haase landed a sailfish on spinning tackle. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.

SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos said he'll be off the water with motor problems until next week, but fishing at the local bajos was steady for yellowtail: "I have ordered the part for my motor and should be back on the water by next week some time." Santa Rosalia weather was in the 90s, with water temperatures of 82 to 85 degrees, and 30-foot plus visibility near shore. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.



BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles said there were some slow days last week, but overall fishing was still very good for dorado of 8 to 20 pounds in the channel, "sometimes hundreds of them...Even the cabrilla guides are catching dorado." Sea lions were a problem, taking most of the yellowtail hooked and even some dorado. Bahia de los Angeles weather continued cooler than normal in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 81 to 85 degrees. Vazquez said 8-ounce sinkers, Lucky Joe rigs, and 4/0 live bait hooks were in short supply in the village, so anglers should be sure to bring them. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.

BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: John Segoria of Valley Center and Marcos Martinez fished one day early in the week and missed the dorado action, settling for a catch of sierra, cabrilla, barracuda, one bonito, one dorado, and one nice yellowtail hooked at Las Animas but lost to a seal. Bahia de los Angeles weather was cool at night, with water temperatures in the high-70s and low-80s, and a heavy Pacific marine layer was present from town back to Mex 1 on the return drive. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.

BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: J. L. Terry of San Francisquito reported dorado off the point "not in huge numbers, but they are here." Water temperatures were at 82 degrees and no bugs were present except for masses of honey bees. "They call them crazy bees this year," Terry said. "All over Baja, people have never seen them like this. They are not aggressive, but there are lots of them around any fresh water."



SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Tony Reyes Jr. of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Tony Reyes, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 19, 2005, with a catch of: 320 yellowtail to 25 pounds; 4 grouper of 40, 40, 60, and 80 pounds; one white seabass, 50 pounds; 23 pargos, 10-12 pounds; 26 broomtail grouper to 25 pounds; 55 squid to 20 pounds; 18 sheephead to 15 pounds; 15 dorados to 15 pounds; 223 goldspotted bass; 82 cabrilla to 12 pounds; one tiger shark released; and miscellaneous fish. SAN FELIPE PANGA MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORT.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Dana Kerby of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Erik, returning with 21 anglers to San Felipe on Aug. 18, 2005, with a catch of: 195 yellowtail, 83 cabrilla, 35 pargo, 16 dorado, and 145 miscellaneous fish. The Erik fished at Refugio, Punta Diablo, Vibora, San Francisquito, San Bernabe, Punta Remedios, and the Islas Encantadas.

SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Doug Magee of Papa Fernandez landing on Gonzaga Bay reported air temperatures about 10 degrees warmer in the 100s, warm water temperatures to 91 degrees, and slow fishing for mainly small bass and triggerfish.



SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Steve Calvert of San Carlos reported on a midweek run by his boat Catch-22, with a catch including released fish of: one 350-pound plus black marlin, two sailfish, and a couple of medium dorado. Calvert fished on a heading of about 275 degrees, 8 miles out. The Catch-22's score this season was at: 26 sailfish, 18 striped marlin, 11 blue marlin, and two black marlin. SAN CARLOS FISHING REPORT.



MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters said only a few boats fished at Mazatlan last week, as Aries Fleet at Marina el Cid reported a catch including released fish of: six sailfish, one striped marlin, and 25 dorado. A couple of pangas fishing inshore reported a catch of: 30 red snapper, and five permit. Mazatlan weather was mostly cloudy in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 84 to 85 degrees. Of the recent very hot dorado bite, Edwards said, "Dorado were not quite so eager this week and live bait was working best." MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Tadeo Hernandez of Flota Bibi Fleet said few boats fished, but the fleet turned in a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin of 227 pounds, three sailfish, two dorado, and 56 skipjack tuna and bonita. The best offshore fishing was 15 to 25 miles out, but the blue marlin was caught only 12 miles out. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.



PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Merle Erickson of Chicago fished three days at El Banco on the charter boat Yolaray and reported disappointing action for: two small sailfish, two small blue marlin, one football tuna, a few pargo, and one day skunked. "A huge rainstorm on August 15th seemed to slow the fishing during my trip somewhat," Erickson said, "although there were some excellent catches during my three days at El Banco." Erickson also confirmed a 291-pound yellowfin tuna landed by Capt. Josh Temple's boat Prime Time and weighed on a certified scale by the Yolaray. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Josh Temple of Prime Time Adventures opened the fishing season for his charter boat Prime Time, and reported the first week's action included tuna in the 250-pound range lost, and a 291 pounder landed by angler David Connell after an epic fight lasting over 4 hours. Another very large tuna was lost after being fought on a drag setting over 55 pounds. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kurt Hjort of Esperanza Sportfishing reported generally good fishing for all species except dorado, and heavy afternoon rains that have put a lot of debris in the water: "We are starting to see some heavy debris lines forming and this should congregate some fish and get things really happening." With water temperatures at 85 degrees and clear, angler Dennis Champ fished three days last week for a catch including released fish of: one black marlin of 350 pounds, 10 yellowfin to 40 pounds with one near 100 pounds, three sailfish, and numerous rainbow runners. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.



IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo reported 83 to 86-degree blue water "right on the beach" and offshore boats averaging one to two sailfish per day, but with very few dorado around and no tuna seen. Inshore fishing just outside the surf line was very good for roosterfish and jacks, as Capt. Adolpho of the Dos Hermanos checked in with 13 roosterfish of 30 to 35 pounds plus 16 jacks for three days of fishing. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.

IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said, "Roosters are really lighting up in the surf. A few dorado showed up, but I think they are just moving through the area. Next week doesn't look too promising. Hillary is forming up to the southwest, and will probably close the port for a few days as she moves north."

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

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HOT ENSENADA MARLIN--Four marlin hookups, with one fish kept, and one released was the day's outstanding results for these anglers fishing at Ensenada's lower 500 spot with Matador Sportfishing on Friday. Included in the action were: Justin Adams, Matt Errecart, Greg Adams, Dan Elis, Matt Griffin, Gary Griffin, Dylan Herrick, and Ryan Zander. Photo courtesy Emerald Argonza.

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PUNTA BANDA FIESTA--Cathi Lander, Gloria Vasquez, Janet Nelson and Kathy Burroughs (left to right) from Glendale scored on limits of calico bass, sandbass, and rockcod at Ensenada while panga fishing with Vonny's Fleet's Capts. Beto and Cruz Zamora. Photo courtesy Ivan Villarino.

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SAN QUINTIN DORADO--Bill Harmon and Perry Veasey fished off San Quintin with K&M Offshore Sportfishing and scored on this nice dorado. Photo courtesy Kelly Catain.

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SAN QUINTIN FORKIES--Jeffrey Grill, Lucus Grill and Steven Antisdale of Las Vegas fished out of Don Eddie's Landing at San Quintin with Capt. Elias on the panga Neli Girl and caught some nice yellowtail to 18 pounds at Isla San Martin. Photo courtesy Julie Atkinson.

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CAPTAIN'S SON--Alejandro Morales, 13, fished with his father, Capt. David Morales of the Cabo San Lucas charter boat Got Caught last week and released his first ever striped marlin, about 130 pounds, after a long, hard fight. Papa David Morales has been a captain in the Cabo San Lucas area for the past 17 years. "It was kind of a big thing for his son to catch his first marlin!" said boat owner Todd Hochstedler. Photo courtesy Todd Hochstedler.

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BIG FISH SEASON--Among the top catches by anglers fishing with Palmilla Bay Sportfishing at San Jose del Cabo last week was this 300-pound class blue marlin by Janice and Ken Cortina with Capt. Domingo on the super panga Rancho. Photo courtesy Luis Duhart.

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LA RIBERA TOURNAMENT--Rene Aerts of Buena Vista took third place in the panga division of last week's La Ribera fishing tournament at East Cape with this 208-pound blue marlin caught 8.5 miles off Hotel Punta Colorado on his boat Gotcha. Photo courtesy Jorge Bergin.

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BLACK MAGIC DODO--Patsy Guglielmino's family from Washington fished north of La Paz on the charter boat Black Magic with Tailhunter International and scored on this nice big bull dorado last week. Photo courtesy Jonathan Roldan.

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LORETO FUEL TRUCK--Jeff Petersen's new boat Baja Californian just arrived at its permanent home in Loreto after a cruise down the Sea of Cortez from San Felipe, and it now has a new fuel truck to fill up at the marina. Said Petersen, "We'll roll out 65 feet of hose to fuel her. At the same time, fresh water from the rear tank can irrigate her. It is a creation of Alfredo Vega. I asked him to build it as if his own. Note his tank capacity gauge. Photo courtesy Jeff Petersen.

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SANTA ROSALIA DAY--Ed Hogan's cabrilla and yellowtail catch by 10 a.m. from his place at San Bruno south of Santa Rosalia. The action was on live mackerel and iron at the bajos north of Isla San Marcos, seen on the horizon. Photo courtesy Ed Hogan.

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MAZATLAN BIRTHDAY BLUE--Derek Fitch (third from left) landed his first ever blue marlin last week, while fishing with Mazatlan's Flota Bibi Fleet to celebrate his grandfather Edward Fitch's 85 birthday aboard the Norma Patricia with crew Alex and Cano. The Fitches have been fishing with Flota Bibi Fleet for more than 30 years. Photo courtesy Tadeo Hernandez.

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VALLARTA 291 COW--David Connell (left) fished on the Puerto Vallarta charter boat Prime Time with Capt. Josh Temple and deckhand Shrek (right) and landed this 291-pound yellowfin tuna after a 4-hour fight. Photo courtesy Josh Temple.

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ENSENADA JIG OPAH--Harry Thompson dropped a jig 200 feet deep about 15 miles south of the lower 500 spot off Ensenada and came up with a big surprise, a rare 50-pound opah. Photo courtesy Harry Thompson.

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San Quintin fishing reports and articles.

Magdalena Bay fishing reports and articles.

Cabo San Lucas fishing reports and articles.

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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