FISHING BOATS FIND QUALITY YELLOWTAIL AT NORTH END OF ISLA SAN MARCOS
Jan. 14, 2006, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
Mulege had some wind during the middle of the week, but Ken Smith went out fishing the first part of the week, before it hit, and did quite well. He took Marty Robison, John Atkinson and Dudley Young along, and they absolutely nailed the grouper. They went fishing south of Punta Concepción to Punta Rosa where they limited out on leopard grouper and caught a pargo or two just for the ducks. The largest of the grouper weighed in at 17.5 pounds, and there were others that weren't too very far behind.
A couple of my Mulege neighbors went out fishing on Monday, and Gary Green brought a roosterfish to the boat. They also got some pargo and a smaller grouper or two.
The winds hit us during the middle of the week, but on Saturday, Dustin Brown, Roger Ball and Don Malone went up to the north end of San Marcos where Dustin said the yellowtail were almost jumping in the boat! The trio trolled MirrOlures and boated seven 'tails and one dog snapper. The three largest yellowtails weighed 29, 27, and 25 pounds. Dustin said that the water was very smooth, really clear and 62 degrees. The only thing disturbing the surface of the water were the 'tails harvesting some sardines.
The local Mulege sportfishing guides also reported that the yellowtail were readily hitting both bait and lures. Good spots are north of Isla San Marcos, off Punta Chivato rock, and east of Isla Santa Inez.
We're expecting some wind the first part of next week, so I'm taking Barquito out tomorrow to see if I can harass some grouper. I think I'll try south of the mine and a couple of my regular haunts. I'll tell you about it next week. Until then, Happy fishing.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from Mulege and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for Mulege may be found at Mexfish.com's main Mulege page.