BLUE MARLIN RELEASED IN COOL 72-DEGREE WATER
April 16, 2005, Steve Calvert, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Report:
At 22 miles out at 185 degrees, today we put 10 medium dorado in the box, and could have caught tons more. Two striped marlin were released, and one blue marlin released. That's right, I said blue, and a sailfish released.
It was my single best fishing day ever in April. Water temperatures at 22 miles from San Carlos were 72 degrees. We saw at least 30 marlin tailing, and heard reports that marlin were caught at 4 miles out. We saw marlin at 9 out, 12 out, and lots around the 20 mile mark. I think every San Carlos boat out caught dorado and at least one billfish. Who was that who said there were no fish in San Carlos in April?
We used 6 teasers, 2 daisy chains and four lures, no hooks at all in the water until a fish comes into the spread, then we drop back a rigged ballyhoo. The best thing about this method is we get to pick what fish we want to catch.
I just got off the phone with my captain "Ricardo." He took some friends out today on my boat, Catch-22, and he reports the same fishing action as yesterday with 3 stripes released and 10 dorado in the box.
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