FISHING FOR QUALITY DORADO ON TRASH LINES
Sept. 11, 2006, Patsi Hodges, Bahia Concepcion, Mulege, Baja Sur, Mexico:
Here's a Mulege fishing update. We went out fishing yesterday, Sunday, Sept. 10, to see if we could catch some Dorado for our Mexican friends. We left Coyote Bay later than usual but were heading east of Punta Conception by 9:30 a.m.
The water was flat and between 85 and 87 degrees all day. There was just enough of a breeze to keep us air conditioned.
After making it through a very hungry school of Skipjack and after keeping one for bait, we ran until we found a huge mess of garbage. It was nothing big but what was there was thick. It looked like saw dust, pieces of every kind of cactus, palm fronds, plastic bottles, you get the picture.
Under this mess and around the edges were big dorado. We boated 5 dorado, fought and lost 5 more and had numerous bites.
As we trolled feathers trying to stay outside the mess, our first hookup was a double header and we thought that as usual we would catch a few on bait while stopped, but they would not take bait. We didn't have live bait and that may have done the trick, but we put out both squid and fresh skipjack and they wouldn't even come over to it. They would circle the boat a couple of times and then take off.
This was also the first time we saw Dorado actually run from the boat as though they were scared of it. We've only been at this Dorado fishing for 5 years but usually when we see a Dorado near our trolling boat it looks like a torpedo heading straight for the feathers, not the other way.
Our smallest fish went 20 pounds and the other four were in the 30's. So it was a good day and we had a lot of happy friends when we got back to the beach.
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