TROLLED RAPALAS PRODUCE YELLOWTAIL AT PUNTA SAN ANTONIO
Dec. 26, 2004, Fernando Almada, Guaymas-San Carlos Fishing Report:
The San Carlos Yellowtail bite has been great at Punta San Antonio from about 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. After that, they are gone, but in those two hours I think everybody there gets a few fish, somewhere around 20 pounds would be my guess.
I'm fishing from an 18-foot center console, the "CAMBORAC." I've been trolling Rapala Magnum 18s and 22s with monofilament and some lead before the leader. Almost everybody is using wire. The commercial fishermen are using live bait mostly.
Last week I went out twice and got 3 yellowtail each time. Skipjacks were all over the place, taking the lures. This week we had some windy mornings but managed to go out a day and got just two yellowtail, but in less than an hour so I guess it is quite all right.
I've heard from people going all the way to San Pedro Island and getting 10-plus yellowtail by trolling and jigging.
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