OFFSHORE FISHING BOATS DOING WELL ON BILLFISH AND SOME TUNA
Oct. 22, 2004, Bill Molden, San Carlos fishing, Mexico:
The fishing has picked up out of San Carlos. The San Pedro Island and near shore have been producing good numbers of Bonita trolled up with feathers and Rapalas. Offshore, large Sailfish and Marlin are still holding in the 82-degree water, with plenty of small 10-20 pound Dorado. A few Yellowfin have been picked up but they are hard to come by.
On Monday the boat Sassy Lady trolled across to the Baja side looking for Tuna but found mainly Skipjack under the birds. Two marlin and 2 large sails were caught along with numerous dorado, but the "catch of the day", Wed the 20th, was the 8 Wahoo caught trolling the birds with Ceder Plugs at Tortuga Island. The Anglers were Capt Scotty Lamberth, John Angvick, Bill Molden, and Jesus Amaya. The wahoo were caught at the south end of the island, 100 yards off. Water temps for the entire trip were 81-83 degrees.
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