DORADO SEASON IN FULL SWING AT MULEGE
July 17, 2006, Ron Grant, Dorado season in hot and humid summer weather:
I just returned from a week in Mulege, Baja California, Mexico. Mulege weather is hot and humid. The fishing water temperature is in the low 80s.
Dorado season is here. Find the weeds and you will also find the fish. The fishing location of choice out of Mulege is approximately at 60 to 65 degrees, from 15 to 18 miles out. This would put you about 5 to 8 miles out from Punta Conception in front of the mine area.
The fish are hitting feathers of any color, cut and live bait, and silver or chrome jigs. There is no real need for live bait as most boats are not having any problem getting limits without it. The dorado are between 10 and 20 pounds in size.
Some yellowfin tuna are also present at Mulege, football size, and they are being found in same location, but about 4 to 6 miles out in deeper water.
Many sailfish are being sighted with some hookups. With a box full of dorado most everyone is practicing catch and release so you mostly hear radio or bar talk about the billfish catch.
The runway is in good condition at the Hotel Serenidad. There is not much air traffic at this time of the year, and mostly Mexican tourists are in the Mulege area.
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