ANGLERS FIND MOSTLY TOUGH WEATHER AND SCATTERED DORADO FISHING
July 18, 2004, Mike Massey, Mulege,, Mexico Fishing Report:
Just got back last night. Everything is well, but we had a lot of rough weather that made the fishing tough.
We got beat up bad Tuesday, and only caught some huge skipjack.
Wednesday was unfishable, with heavy wind and rain for most of the day.
Thursday was flat as glass outside, and was our only good day. We managed two twenty lb. class dorado (dolphinfish) on the troll, but overall by July standards it was a slow day. Fish were still scattered.
Friday another chubasco! We decided to be stupid and go for it. We headed into a twenty knot north wind and heavy seas inside the bay. After about an hour or more we got to the mouth of the bay (normally a twenty minute run). There was a huge raincloud with lightning waiting for us. I'm not sure why but we went outside, only for a few minutes. After seeing our lives flash before our eyes, as we took green water in the boat, we turned around and headed in. Very dissapointing.
About five in the afternoon, it laid down, but we were already at La Almeja on the point eating ceviche. Of course as it always is, Saturday was beautiful but I had to come home.
We did see a couple sails on Thursday. The water feels right, but not much sargasso yet. I did get some very positive reports from the mexican locals that my old stomping grounds off the north end of Isla San Marcos is kicking out some BIG dorado. Some of the pangeros fishing the squid at night are seeing and catching some big bulls over 50 lbs. One was caught estimated at 70! Both the dorado we caught were full of squid.
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