SAILFISH AND STRIPED MARLIN KEEP ANGLERS AWAKE
June 20, 2005, Robert Dryden, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Report:
We fished out of San Carlos, Mexico, this past weekend on Richochet and experienced some decent billfish action. Fishing for Dorado was slow, as it has been the past few weekends, but the billfish continue to keep it interesting.
Margarita Morris, on her first day ever sport fishing, landed a striped marlin. We also tagged and released a nice sailfish, while seeing numerous others that we failed to raise. Other San Carlos fishing boats were reporting an abundance of Wahoo strikes, and at least three Wahoo were landed by the San Carlos fleet on Saturday. The crew of Doc Marlin reported two Sailfish tags and releases on Sunday as well.
We fished from 200 to 270 degrees, between 5 and 25 miles out of San Carlos. Most of the fishing activity this past week has been around Isla San Pedro Nolasco. We did encounter some bonita around 17-20 miles out over the reef, and an abundance of skipjack out around six miles that continually foiled our marlin spread.
Surface water temperatures were from 77 to 79 degrees, and seas were 1-3 feet. There were several longliners 20 and 25 miles out of San Carlos, and some boats were reporting a decent dorado bite along the lines.
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