SOME ROOSTERFISH SHOWING FOR BOATS FISHING INSIDE BAHIA CONCEPCION
April 28, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:
On Tuesday we decided to check out the seasonal northward migration of dorado into the Mulege fishing grounds. I have caught dorado in this area as early as March 15 and on April 14, both early catches made near Ildefonso. The warm current swings east-northeast from the island towards Guaymas then bends back towards Tortuga Island near Santa Rosalia.
We launched early at the Serenidad ramp and headed 30 miles out on a 75 degree heading. Seas were calm, the water temperature was 70 degrees, and there were no swells.
We were in two boats paralleling 1 to 2 miles apart and searching hard for any sign of dorado, flying fish, birds, kelp, warming water, etc.
We started a troll with various feathers south towards Ildefonso. Covering the 25 miles by trolling produced nary a strike, not even a skipjack.
We then headed towards Punta Teresa for some cabrilla action on the points and rocky shoals, but only got one small cabrilla and a pargo. Deep jigging produced better results on goldspotted bass in 250 feet of water off Punta Teresa. We boated enough for our crew and some for the new manager of Anna's Restaurant at Santispac. The warmest water found was a too cold 70.5 degrees. Expect dorado when the water reaches 75 or better.
Roosterfish are providing some action in the Bahia Conception, with Rocas Frijoles holding some nice 20-30 pounders. Bony Diaz, owner of Estrella del Mar Cafe on the highway at Coyote got himself a 30 pounder casting iron to the boil at Bean Rocks, and local guide, Alejandro, got a good one the day before on the same pile.
There is a lot of bait in the bay and schools of smaller roosterfish are working them over. Some folks at Punta Arena had a good time when a bunch of roosters pushed the bait right up against their shore. Everybody rushed to the beach or got into their boats, casting iron to the pez gallos!
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