Mulege, Mexico



Aug. 27, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:

The good news from Mulege is that the Dorado fishing appears to be improving. It's been only one week since my last Mulege fishing report but more Dorado were caught this week than during the last two or three weeks combined. Maybe it was that HUGE rainstorm last Monday that dumped 95/100's of an inch of rain in just 35 minutes.

Both Alex and "Gringo", two local guides, are reporting that increased numbers of dorado are being caught, with live bait still being the preferred fare. San Marcos and Santa Inez still tend to be a little better that directly off Mulege but all spots are showing improvement. I stuck a huge bull on a Mean Joe Green Zuker only five miles off the Mulege lighthouse but lost him thanks to a rusted leader that I hadn't noticed. It would have been my largest fish of the season by far.

In the "other" fish department, three marlin were taken on the inside of Isla Santa Inez last week. There also seems to be an abundance of Dog Snapper around the rocky points just about everywhere. The fish that are showing up have been in the 5-8 lb. category primarily. These fish taste similar to Cabrilla and make excellent fish tacos.

Snorkeling has been excellent from Isla San Marcos to Mulege as the water has been warm and clear. Many divers are scoring on Snapper, Triggerfish and Cabrilla. I picked up two nice Pargo while spearfishing at my "secret spot" down in Bahia Concepcion during the week. Many of the sailboaters who have visited Mulege have reported that both fishing and diving in the coves and anchorages has been very productive and lots of fun. This summer, diving just about anywhere in the Mulege area can only be described as a "target rich environment"!

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