YELLOWFIN TUNA RUMORED IN FISHING AT ISLA TORTUGA
Sept. 10, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:
The weather has not been the only thing that has been hot here in Mulegé this week!
Dorado fishing at Mulege has picked up considerably, and I've gotten reports of yellowfin tuna being caught near Isla Tortuga.
I know this is stepping on Mike's territory but, I've been known to poach a bit if it's in the general interest. Pipi, one of our local fish mongers of questionable repute, told me that some gringos have been plying the waters up near Isla Tortuga and have boated some yellowfin tuna in the 15-20 pound range. I'd confirm that personally but I dislike getting up at 3:00 a.m. to make the trip. Anyway, that's the report. Maybe I'll have better information next week.
As far as dorado fishing is concerned, returning fishermen are telling me that Isla Santa Inez is starting to get really hot now.
John Haberman, one of my fellow Mulegé Classic Tournament promoters, has been fishing about five miles east northeast of Santa Inez and has been bringing in a couple of very nice fish per trip to about 25-30 pounds.
Gringo, Mateo, and Alejandro, all excellent fishing guides, have been scoring big time on the dorado also. They have been taking their clients as far north as Isla San Marcos but have been hitting the Santa Inez area as well, all with excellent results. They all tell me that their clients are going home with full ice chests.
Sierra continue to be plentiful off the beach from Punta Concepción to the lighthouse at Santa Domingo and around the corner just into the bay off the reef at Jingle Beach.
As usual, if you want to catch sierra, go for them first because they don't like to feed after the sun comes up. Dorado will wait and so will the groupers and triggerfish, the former more than the latter.
Good triggerfishing is usually over by about 10:00 a.m. in most cases. I know there are exceptions but why would you want to sit out on the water in 100 degree heat when you could have your fish filleted, on ice and be sucking down a cold one?
Cabrilla fishing has also been good at Mulegé but the only reports I've gotten have come from the commercial guys. No gringos have been fishing for them to my knowledge. We'll just have to wait for the snowbirds to return. That's about it for this week. This is a short Mulegé fishing report because there aren't too many guys or gals down here right now to enjoy the fishing. Those that are have big smiles on their faces! Eat your hearts out!
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