SOME YELLOWFIN TUNA LANDED IN WINDY CONDITIONS
Oct. 23, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:
We've had a couple of interesting fishing weeks here in Mulege. Wind has been the primary problem affecting the fishing and has kept the few boats we have off the water. I heard of a few yellowfin tuna being caught off Punta Concepcion. They've been running 35-50 pounds.
Last week, Mike Blackmon and Denise Anderson managed to boat three yellowfin tuna to 48 pounds and one small dorado of 15-20 pounds. Mike said the water was fairly smooth, gentle 1-2 foot swells, 83 degrees, and they could see down 30-40 feet. Denise hooked the dorado off the beach in about 40 feet of water west of the point as they were trolling back to Mulege. Mike and Denise spent a week here visiting his parents and we had a really nice barbecue that night.
On Saturday, Randy Gates, fishing out of Mulege with John Haberman on his boat off Punta Chivato caught 2 yellowtail to 25 pounds. It was Randy's first 'tail and he was grinning from ear-to-ear!
Also last weekend, Barron Peterson used a feather to entice a 20 pound dorado into striking. He said the 83 degree water was perfect for fishing in calm with clear water.
Some of the local Mulege fishing guides have been taking out some visitors to the Mulege area and have sent them home with smiles and full ice chests. Most have been catching yellowtail but there have been some YFT and a few dorado tossed into the mix just for good measure.
Manuel Diaz, Jr., my fishing partner for our Mulege Classic Tournament's Fall Yellowtail Derby on November 11th & 12th tells me that there are a lot of smaller dorado hanging around closer to shore off the Mulege lighthouse and off the mouth of Concepcion Bay between Jingle Beach and Mulege.
Hank Tussy and Stig Lundberg took advantage of a day of better weather last week and they both managed to boat small dorado. Hank also got what he described as some very large sierra. Hank got the sierra while trolling between Jingle Beach and Mulege. No more "blue tuna" this week. That's what the locals call them. Don't ask me. I don't know what they are but they aren't skippies.
A lot of the winter people are returning to Mulege nowadays so we should have a lot more fishing boats on the water soon. That means more fish caught and more barbecues! Fun times in the old pueblo! Bill of San Lucas Cove finished getting the garbage out of my carburetor jets last week so I'll be on the water again next week. Sea ya there!
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