San Carlos, Mexico



April 23, 2005, Steve Calvert, Catch-22, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Fishing Report:

Today I counted 21 boats from the San Carlos sportfishing fleet. At one point I looked around and I think every boat was hooked up, with lots of doubles and triples. It's safe to say we all got lots of tuna, 35 pounds average up to 50 pounds. The seas were 1 foot. It was another perfect day in San Carlos. The fishing location was the same as yesterday, 180 degrees at 22 miles. I hope this great start holds up all year.

Today, Catch-22 boated nine good sized yellowfin tuna of 40 pounds average and two Dorado at about 18 pounds. That was average at San Carlos from what I heard on the radio. We left the tuna at 10 a.m. to look for marlin. However, we never had a strike or saw a tail. Go figure. Last week we had tons of marlin. This week, tons of tuna. I can't wait to see what happens next week!

San Carlos fishing area water temperatures were at 71.8 degrees, 22 miles due south.

April 22, 2005, Steve Calvert, Catch-22, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Fishing Report:

Last week in San Carlos fishing, it was tons of marlin in April. This week it's tuna. That's right, I said tuna, 21 miles out of San Carlos at 175 degrees. We found tuna in the 30 to 50 pound range. Today, fishing out of San Carlos, we boated 8 tuna and two dorado. We never made it to the hot marlin area. We called the San Carlos sportfishing fleet at about 9 a.m. and by 10 a.m. there where about eight other boats there and we heard lots of double and triple hookups on the radio. Seas were 2-3 footers. The water was blue. The tuna loved green cedar plugs. We saw lots of dorado.

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