SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Julie Atkinson of Don Eddie's Landing reported on Sunday that most captains were fishing with live bait, iron, and feathers around the 240 spot for good action on yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and dorado in local water temperatures of 63 to 67 degrees.
"It looks like the game fish are finally here at San Quintin," Atkinson said. San Quintin weather was in the high-70s, with morning clouds, afternoon winds to 14 knots, and clear water beginning about 8 miles out. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Stan Vath of Campo Lorenzo said Capt. Lelo of Pedro's Pangas caught 18 yellowfin tuna of 15 to 20 pounds on Monday, followed by three more on Tuesday, fishing about 17 to 23 miles out on a heading of 240 degrees. Vath fished midweek at San Ramon for one 19.5-pound halibut, some 2 to 4-pound calico bass, and olive rockfish. San Quintin weather was sometimes windy, but calming toward the end of the week. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said he had 22 boats fishing out of San Quintin last week, for variable action on up to two yellowfin tuna per rod on some days, but none on other days. James and Doug Minor, Chuck and Charles Tate, and Dan Guerrero of San Diego fished on the Garron with Alex and caught 11 yellowfin tuna to 35 pounds, 15 to 20 miles off the point on a heading of 240 degrees. Other San Quintin boats fished Isla San Martin and the 240 spot for good results on rockcod, lingcod, and yellowtail. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: On Saturday, Monte Kotur of K&M Offshore Fishing said Capt. Kelly Catian called in from 20 miles out and reported fishing hot on yellowfin tuna and dorado for the Mark Mareda group. "Our two other captains Oscar and Ivan are both on fish as well," Kotur said.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing said Capt. David Silva fished out of Ensenada with four anglers on Friday and found slow going at the lower 500 spot, but wide-open dorado and yellowtail later at the 238 spot, releasing 15 dorado and 12 yellowtail. "They ran into a kelp paddy that held dorado and yellowtail and finished the day," Argonza said. Deep blue water around the 238 spot was at 70 degrees. Argonza also fished the Matador south at Punta Soledad for a catch of: 43 rockcod, one lingcod, one salmon grouper, and one olive rockfish. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing reported three dorado and one yellowtail on Friday at GPS numbers 31.19 117.10, in windy and rough conditions, with a water temperature of 71 degrees. Ensenada local fishing at University Point produced some yellowtail, small bonito, and sandbass. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet said the Tamara fished around the lower 500 spot at the end of the week and scored on nine yellowfin tuna, four yellowtail, and two marlin of about 150 pounds, in water temperatures averaging 71 degrees. Earlier, the Tamara had a good bite on 15-pound yellowtail at Santo Tomas Point south of Ensenada in clean, 66.7-degree water. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his pangas fishing at the tip of Punta Banda found limits of rockcods and bottom fish last week. Ensenada weather was sunny in the low-80s, with light breezes, 3-foot ocean swells, and water temperatures at 65 degrees.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 29 anglers fishing aboard the Ensenada Clipper, Quest, and Clipper II, with a catch of: 56 yellowtail, one yellowfin tuna, four dorado, 18 lingcod, 95 rockcod, eight whitefish, six sheephead, and 14 red snapper.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross of the boat Bad Dog at Marina Coral reported on his Ensenada marlin runs of the previous week, with six knockdowns on Friday, and a first marlin for angler Juan Lu on Saturday. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas Resort said east winds knocked out all fishing on Sunday, but on Saturday, Diane Lujan, 67, of Nuevo, Calif., and her husband Joe went out on a panga, limited on bottom fish, and Diane also caught at 52-pound halibut at Soledad Reef. "Diane is...blessed with the ability to outfish everyone, including macho type guys," Saenz said. Another panga reported barracuda caught and yellowtail seen, but without hookups. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING REPORT.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 26 boats fished during the week, in clear blue, 68-degree water, 6 to 7 miles from the coast, for a catch of: four or five white seabass per day, about the same number of yellowtail, and continued good counts of rockcod, lingcod, whitefish, and calico bass. Erendira weather was calm and hot all week, and abundant bait was in the water.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Juanchy Aguilar of La Bocana fished in the recent Punta Eugenia yellowtail tournament, with 42 anglers entered and a catch of: 320 bonito of 8 to 10 pounds, 162 yellowtail of 16 to 20 pounds, five calico bass of 8 pounds, five white seabass of 28 to 30 pounds, and barracudas. During the one-day event, Aguilar's boat fished around the Chester Rock area with four anglers and caught: 38 bonitos, nine yellowtail of 16 to 20 pounds, three calico bass of 8 pounds, and four white seabass of 28 to 30 pounds, plus another three white seabass lost. Information: karol_36 @msn.com. PUNTA EUGENIA FISHING REPORT.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Diana Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters said the Magdalena Bay charter boat Mar Gato fished two days at the Thetis Bank and caught dorado, yellowtail, and one grouper. Marlin were also seen jumping in the area.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Magdalena Bay weather clear in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 62 to 80 degrees. The San Carlos entrada produced good results on grouper, yellowtail, and a few sierra, and marlin were showing five miles out at 210 to 240 degrees. Enrique Soto of San Carlos reported slow fishing in the mangroves, with no bait available anywhere. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 39 combined outings by the Fish Cabo, Fish Cabo I, and Gaviota Fleet, with a catch including released fish of: 24 striped marlin, one sailfish, one small blue marlin, four sailfish, six yellowfin tuna, and two wahoo. "Now that Cabo San Lucas fishing waters have finally warmed up...," Edwards said, "it shouldn't be long until we begin to see more of the bigger female blue marlin moving in." Cabo San Lucas weather was hot in the high-90s, and live bait available was mostly caballitos. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported on 60 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 32 striped marlin, nine blue marlin, five black marlin, 31 dorado, 37 yellowfin tuna, and two wahoo. Solmar's top boat for the week was El Torito with Capt. Antonio Romero and a catch including released fish of: 10 striped marlin, three black marlin, two blue marlin, 23 yellowfin tuna, nine dorado, and one sailfish. 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: eight blue marlin, 27 striped marlin, six sailfish, three dorado, three wahoo, 25 yellowfin tuna, two roosterfish, and 12 yellowtail. Cabo Magic also announced a Monday Night Football prize giveaway of two Cabo San Lucas fishing days on the Cabo Magic, including air fare and hotel, in conjunction with 97.1 The Point Radio of Las Vegas, details at www.cabomagic.com. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing said distant Hurricane Hilary caused the port of Cabo San Lucas to be closed on Monday, but seas were flat again by Friday with water temperatures at 83 degrees at the Jaime Bank on the Pacific side and 82 to 86 degrees on the Cortez side. Billfish and football yellowfin tuna were scattered, but with some blue marlin in the 500-pound class caught to the south. Dorado were caught mostly on the Pacific side. Cabp San Lucas inshore fishing was slow on bottom fish and a few roosterfish. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet said 76 percent of charters landed billfish last week, and 82 percent caught all species combined. Cabo San Lucas billfish action produced some outstanding days, including a 620-pound black marlin for Capt. Tony Nungaray on the panga Little Hooker, blue marlin in the 500-pound class, and a seven-marlin release day for Que Sera with Capt. Mike Deane. Dorado and tuna were small and scattered. Cabo San Lucas weather was calm by the weekend, with water temperatures averaging 84 to 85 degrees. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: John L., of California, reported on a decent week with Angelina Fleet for released blue, black, and striped marlin, but not a single dorado: "This was my first time fishing at Cabo San Lucas where I did NOT catch a dorado whilst trolling for marlin...Had to buy a pargo for a Sunday dinner." Edith Fleet was reported to have caught an unconfirmed tuna over 300 pounds. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Picante Fleet reported on five midweek boats, with a catch including released fish of: two blue marlin, five striped marlin, two sailfish, and four tuna.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Jim Dillon of Salvador's Sportfishing reported on six outings by El Budster, El Budster I, and El Budster II, with a catch including released fish of: five sailfish, one striped marlin, one blue marlin of 200 pounds, 27 yellowfin tuna of 20 to 40 pounds, two dorado to 30 pounds, and two wahoo to 40 pounds.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Art Coleman of Temecula reported on two good days of fishing at the Pacific side Golden Gate Bank area on the Gaviota IX, with a catch including billfish released for himself and his son Brent of: three striped marlin, and a 35-pound dorado. Seas were calm, with water temperatures of 74 to 78 degrees, until Hurricane Hilary brought rough conditions beginning Sunday night. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on a storm-shortened fishing week at San Jose del Cabo, with only seven pangas launching at La Playita beach for a catch of: three wahoo, four dogtooth snapper, one dorado, and 33 yellowfin tuna. When boats did get out, fishing was actually fairly good for 15 to 35-pound yellowfin tuna at the Inner Gordo Bank, and sardina bait was plentiful. San Jose del Cabo water temperatures averaged 83 to 86 degrees. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 39 boats, with a catch including released fish of: five blue marlin, five striped marlin, 13 sailfish, four dorado, nine tuna, three roosterfish, 19 snapper, eight amberjack, four bonita, 10 ladyfish, one pompano, three triggerfish, two cabrilla, and eight skipjack. "It has been a short ride to the fishing grounds," Valdez said. "Still, winds made it uncomfortable early in the week. Once Hilary moved away, everything started going very strong and very close." EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Earlier, Valdez reported on 67 East Cape boats fishing Aug. 12-18, 2005, with a catch including released fish of: five blue marlin, 19 striped marlin, 26 sailfish, eight dorado, 12 tuna, one wahoo, 26 roosterfish, 12 snapper, one jack crevalle, three amberjack, seven bonita, two pompano, eight triggerfish, and two skipjack.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chuck Meredith of Los Barriles reported about half of East Cape boats scoring on billfish, mostly sailfish, plus some striped marlin, and few blue marlin, and some boats showing multiple flags. Tuna were school-sized and quick to go down, and dorado were "like an extinct species this summer." East Cape weather had blustery and rainy periods daily. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Tami Mouyeos of Rancho Buena Vista reported on 24 boats in three days, with a catch including released fish of: 12 striped marlin, eight blue marlin, 18 sailfish, four dorado, 42 tuna, and 32 skipjack.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Russ Fritz of La Ribera reported good fishing on Saturday for this panga Soplado, with anglers Cory Pederson and Scott Williams, for a catch including released fish of: two striped marlin of about 120 and 145 pounds, five barrilete, and a 20-pound yellowfin tuna. Bob Grant of La Ribera also reported five dorado, one red snapper, and one yellowfin tuna at the tuna hole 3 miles off La Ribera. East Cape weather was flat and comfortable, with water temperatures down 6 degrees at 80. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Earlier, Fritz said, "Blue marlin continue to break tackle and strip reels, which has happened to us two times this week. Most strikes are 'blind' this time of year, and we are sighting only a few tailers a day." Fritz also had a day with a catch of two nice tuna, two big red snapper, and a 40-pound amberjack. East Cape weather was occasionally windy and rainy, and one weather casualty was Robert Wilhemy's boat Cortez Cat, which foundered off the beach and was towed out with help from local residents. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 289 boats from combined East Cape fleets including the Van Wormer resorts of Palmas de Cortez, Playa del Sol, and Punta Colorada, with a catch including released fish of: 42 blue marlin, 63 striped marlin, 119 sailfish, 27 dorado, 200 yellowfin tuna, and two wahoo. Fishing was generally slower, and the dorado bite "virtually nonexistent," as distant Hurricane Hilary and Tropical Storm Irwin brought wind, heavy seas, and rain at midweek. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero said boats averaged about two striped marlin or sailfish per outing, and about two to three tuna averaging 20 pounds. Dorado action was slower and inside, "The roosterfish bite remains strong," Baldwin said. The billfish were located in warmer water of 88 to 90 degrees starting about 15 miles out. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said distant Hurricane Hilary brought enough rain to East Cape to chase boats in early, but anglers still had some good action, including a 200-pound blue marlin on the fly by angler Al Larson, and 10 sailfish raised but only one hooked and lost during an outing with a film crew. East Cape weather was flat again by Friday, with water temperatures at 78 to 89 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said, "It has been a tough week. Hillary caused a huge swell and our water temperature went from 85 to 73 degrees overnight. Needless to say it messed up the visibility also." By Saturday, conditions on the Cabo Pulmo coral reef were normal again, with good visibility and heavy concentrations of sea life.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said few pangas fished last week on the Las Arenas side due to intermittent rough weather, and on Thursday boats returned to the beach in the morning when a surprise torito brought sudden wind and rain from the south. Some pangas caught dorado of 15 to 25 pounds north at Las Cruces, but fishing was up-and-down: "These last few days have changed from days with many fish to days with few fish." LAS ARENAS FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International said the spell of bad weather and the full moon period made the fishing tough: "We still got fish, but we sure had to work for it," Roldan said. "Small dorado and some occasional larger fish were still to be caught and we had several times when the marlin bit like crazy...We had one fishing day when we hooked more than 20 marlin in a single day." LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Leonard Phillips of Baja Pirates Fleet said fishing was steady for plenty of small dorado and striped marlin in the slot between Islas Espiritu Santo and Cerralvo, in water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees. "La Paz fishing has again been a carbon copy of the last three weeks," Phillips said. Some pargo and cabrilla were caught around Isla Espiritu Santo and a 120-pound mako shark at the north end of Isla Cerralvo. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported "very, very slow" fishing and few boats going out: "There are hardly any billfish or dorado to speak of at Loreto...The weather blowing through the Loreto area should bring on a change in fishing conditions and, boy, do we certainly need that!" Inshore fishing for pargo and cabrilla was also slower, and Bolles had no yellowtail reports. Loreto water temperatures were at 81 to 89 degrees. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Earlier, Randy Langley of Hesperia and Richard Miller fished a week with Arturo's Sportfishing and did well fishing mostly inshore north of Loreto for cabrilla, pinto bass, whitefish, pargo, sculpin, and assorted bottom species, plus a few yellowtail: "The Ziploc bags of filets filled a 54-quart cooler and that's a lot of fish." Langley said other boats fishing offshore did poorly on dorado in rough conditions, but good numbers of sailfish and striped marlin were seen at the marina. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchynski said, "There are a few fish around but it's not great!"
MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported seasonal summer thunderstorms last week, but fishing fairly reasonable during breaks in the weather for dorado, billfish, and yellowtail. "The yellows are still down in the bajos and prefer live bait," Barber said. "Later in the year, when the water is colder, they can be caught by trolling." Bob Carey fished three days and scored on three dorado to about 30 pounds, a striped marlin, and a sailfish. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Ron Grant of Mulege reported seasonally hot weather in the 100s, with warmer than normal water temperatures from the mid to high-80s, and dorado fishing "down to nothing for a poor showing this season." Grant said, "...Pangas are spending little or no time looking for dorado and for customer satisfaction are strictly fishing for cabrilla, pargo, and even triggerfish to fill the sacks." Good numbers of sailfish and marlin were in the area, and the Hotel Serenidad was open with the runway in good condition. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Jeff Rumble of Whittier and Pete Jenista fished five days in mostly windy conditions from a small inflatable in the San Sebastian/San Nicolas area and found very good inshore action for 210 fish of 30 species including triggerfish, chino mero, flag cabrilla to 3 pounds, dorado, pargo, sailfish, porgy, and a California corbina 24 inches long. Of the corbina, Rumble said, "Pete says it was just 10 feet or so from shore, and that he cast his spoon and let it sink to the bottom. The fish picked it off the sand." MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos said Santa Rosalia weather was poor last week, with distant storms bringing wind and choppy seas, air temperatures in the mid-90s, water temperatures of 82 to 85 degrees, and low visibility of about 10 to 15 feet. Kanzler's only fishing trip of the week, with Ed Hogan of San Bruno, was canceled by lightning and rain beginning at 6 a.m. "...Only a month to go, and it starts all over again," Kanzler said, "great fishing." SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Ed Hogan of San Bruno south of Santa Rosalia said he didn't get out to fish last week and pulled his boat at 4 a.m. Friday when a storm passed through the area: "It looked like the Pacific in front of our place with 3-foot breakers." Water temperatures off the north end of Isla San Marcos were at 85 degrees. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: At San Lucas Cove, Syd Lindsay said Mex 1 was in good condition except for the 30 miles south of the Bahia de los Angeles turnoff at Punta Prieta. Work on the new Santa Rosalia Pemex station was on hold, and Lindsay said there were rumors of another new station planned at the marina: "I believe nothing until I see it."
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Bob Wasilausky of San Diego and Tom Kaye fished three days with Enrique Daggett out of Daggett's Camp at Bahia de los Angeles and caught dorado each day while fishing around Isla Angel de la Guarda and in the outer channel. "The last day was a bonanza...," Wasilausky said. "There were at least 50...under the weeds and...we caught and released them until we ran out of bait." L.A. Bay weather was hot and humid, with water temperatures in the low-80s. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles said dorado were starting to come back after a five-day absence: "The full moon stirred up the fishing water around Bahia de Los Angeles big time and cooled it down, so the blue water was out of our range." Yellowtail were also hitting, but four out of five were lost to sea lions. Bait was easy to get, not near shore but out in the middle of the bay. Bahia de los Angeles weather was in the mid-90s, with local water temperatures in the low-80s. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Steve Barstow of the Sportsmen Pub at Paso Robles said he has spots open for his Bahia de los Angeles fishing trip Oct. 8-12, 2005, including bus transportation from the U.S., four nights, three fishing days, $725, 800-894-7239, ElVagabundo@Charter.net.
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 on Aug. 25, 2005, with a catch including released fish of: 255 yellowtail; 580 cabrilla; nine pargo; three sheephead; four grouper; one roosterfish caught at Punta Final; 56 dorado; and at least 500 miscellaneous fish including hammerhead shark. SAN FELIPE FISHING REPORT.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Jon Kay of Tiburon Charters at Rocky Point reported on two days of fishing with a total of nine anglers at the 50-mile reef, trolling on the surface and fishing up to about 400 feet deep for a catch of: six leopard grouper, six dorado, four bonita, 30 goldspotted bass, and one croaker. Kay fished with sierra and grunt baits caught about 16 miles out of Rocky Point, in hot and variable sea conditions. Information: 520-977-1255, 011-52-638-38-66-1-44, www.tiburoncharters.com. ROCKY POINT FISHING REPORT.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Esther Johnson of Santiago's Ocean Services in Rocky Point said the weather was unusually hot, with local water temperatures in the mid-80s, and few boats were fishing.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bob Blair of Fishing San Carlos said, "Fishing still needs to improve a lot." Blair said the Andale and Too Much Fun fished a combined 18 hours out of San Carlos, for a catch of one striped marlin and seven dorado to 18 pounds. Good bird activity and feeding dorado were seen about 20 miles out on a heading of 170 degrees. SAN CARLOS FISHING REPORT.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Earlier, Craig Collins of Rio Rico, Ariz., reported two days of skunked fishing on his boat No Sniveling. "It was really tough to find a fish!" Collins said. "We only saw two marlin in 14 hours of trolling and they weren't biters. There were lots of skipjack and flying fish, and two dorado strikes, but no hookups."
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Robert Dryden of Tucson, Steve Weinstein, Jimmy Seay, and Allan Smith fished two days on the Ricochet, about 20 to 25 miles out of San Carlos on a 160-degree heading, for a catch including released fish of: good numbers of peanut dorado, one sailfish, and one large sailfish of 130 to 140 pounds. Two more sailfish and a marlin also failed to hook up. Water temperatures were at 84 degrees. SAN CARLOS FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 34 Aries Fleet offshore boats and two inshore pangas out of Marina el Cid, with a catch including released fish of: four blue marlin, 20 sailfish, two striped marlin, 58 dorado, 30 pargo, and five palometas. Mazatlan weather was hot in the 90s, with water temperatures at 85 degrees in the main fishing area 22 to 26 miles out. The port of Mazatlan was closed one day on Thursday due to rough seas. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Bill Heimpel of Star Fleet said fishing was fair the past two weeks for lots of dorado, including a 44 pounder, a few blue marlin, and sailfish, in water temperatures of averaging 88 degrees about 12 miles out.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Thomas Lin of Torrance and Martin Yoshida of Yo's Custom Rods fished the Cleophus Bank five days on the Puerto Vallarta charter boat Yolaray and scored on multiple large yellowfin tuna including fish of 188, 203, 207, 220, 257, and 267 pounds, plus two blue marlin. "Martin and I had a double hookup everyday on the big tuna," Lin said. Puerto Vallarta weather was flat with water temperatures at 83 to 84 degrees. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Drew Pickerel of Torrance fished two days with Capt. Manny Ocaranza of the charter boat Yolaray, and reported excellent action on yellowfin tuna at Roca Corbetena for: several tuna to 70 pounds and seven other tuna of between 140 and 224 pounds, which was Pickerel's personal best. "I am still sore from the trip, but what a great time it was!" Pickerel said. Puerto Vallarta fishing conditions were ideal, with clear blue water at a temperature of 85 degrees. One day earlier, a day of fishing was cut short by rough seas. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters said few boats fished at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo due to the seasonal slowdown and rough weather last week, but the Dos Hermanos I and Dos Hermanos II reported on a total of eight outings, for a combined catch of: 13 roosterfish, eight sailfish, three sailfish lost, 12 jack crevalle, three barracuda, and four needlefish. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said, "Hilary put a damper on last week, but a lot of debris was washed out and is forming great spots for dorado. Inshore waters should clear in a few days and the sailfish should get back to normal."
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo reported slower offshore and inshore fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo as stormy weather brought wind, lots of rain, and muddied water. Offshore boats averaged about one sailfish per day in 82-degree water beginning about two miles out: "...The rivers...pushed out a lot of trees and debris, which should start producing dorado in a few more days." IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather with thunderstorms in the high-80s, and water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees.