ROOSTERFISH CHASING BAIT INSIDE BAHIA CONCEPCION
April 9, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Coyote Bay, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:
Our Mulege fishing weather here in Coyote Bay is finally resembling springtime conditions, with calm mornings, afternoon breezes, very mild to warm air temperatures, and surface waters are rapidly warming. The water temperatures outside in the Sea of Cortez have gone from 68 to 70 degrees, with some currents way out hitting 71 degrees. It won't be long before lots of pelagic fish are cruising our Mulege sportfishing areas. I have already spotted a couple of sailfish chasing bait fish off Punta Conception.
Inside Conception Bay, the fishing weather is downright hot at times, getting to 90 degrees a couple of times already. Nighttimes are refreshingly cool, however, in the high 60's just before dawn.
We have been spotting roosterfish, or pez gallo, the last few mornings right in front of our house. They are balling forage fish up into the shallows and feeding quite well. I try to get down there real quick with a spinning rod and cast a Krocodile to them, but am about 50 feet short of reaching them!
Yellowtail fishing remains spotty near Santa Inez and Punta Chivato. I caught a nice cabrilla off a rocky point near the seal island. Most fish taken are on live bait down deep in the yellowtail holes. Teresa Point and Ildefonso are good for cabrilla and yellowtail, fishing with iron or bait. I especially do well near while fishing at Punta Teresa and the next point north, a long flat area with scattered rock piles that attract the springtime cabrilla. Troll until you hookup, then work that area with your casting rod. Lots of fun catching and releasing. Just take enough for a good dinner.
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