LOTS OF SIERRA CAUGHT IN FAVORABLE FISHING CONDITIONS
Oct. 22, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Reports:
We got most of a week in fishing.
Sunday through Thursday were pretty good days on the water. Mulege seas were generally flat, the winds calm and the temperatures in the mid to high 80's with an occasional 90 or so thrown in for good measure. The storm that hit Southern California and Baja (Norte) started sending some garbage our way on Thursday evening so Friday and the weekend were unfishable.
The first part of the week did provide some action, however, that put a few Dorado, some Yellowtail and lots of sierra in the ice chests.
A commercial calamari fisherman, Manuel, caught a very nice Dorado of about 35-40 lbs. at night using live bait. Manuel was pulling in calamari near Punta Chivato when he noticed a few large Dorado circling his boat picking up some bait scraps. He tossed a "scrap" out there that had a hook buried in it and came away with the Dodo.
Marty Robinson, fishing in about 35 ft. of water with two of his buddies off Jingle Beach, near Pt Hornitos light across the Bay from Mulege, trolled up five Dorado and 15 Sierra, some quite large. They released two of the smaller Dorado but three were destined for the table!
Dustin Brown, also fishing with a couple of visitors, boated eight Dorado, mostly juveniles, from about two miles out in front of the Mulege lighthouse. Also caught were some of the larger Sierra which seem to be in the area nowadays. They released all but two of the Dorado but the Sierra were kept to make ceviche and to smoke. Talk about GOOD eating!!!
A young couple, a doctor and an acupuncturist, that sailed into the Bay of Concepción for a vacation, took time out from volunteering at the local Rotary clinic to try some of the advice that I had given them earlier in the week. The report: EXACTLY as stated. The Dorado and Sierra were right in front of the Mulege lighthouse as I had told them and they were able to boat a number of both while trolling from their sailboat.
I received a few reports of some Yellowtail being caught up by Punta Chivato and San Marcos Island in the bajos on live bait. For them, just drop a line into anything over 200 ft. of water and wait for the train to hit. Try for the top part of an underwater canyon that tops out anywhere from 250-350 ft. and you should be able to find the 'tails. They're not hitting on the surface yet but when they do, start chucking iron and get ready for a fight!
We're not expecting the weather to lay down enough for fishing until midweek next week but, when it does, I'll be out there.
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