LOTS OF PEANUT DORADO FOUND 20 TO 25 MILES OUT
Aug. 20, 2005, Robert Dryden, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Fishing Report:
I fished this weekend with Allan Smith on Ricochet out of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, with two good friends, Steve Weinstein and Jimmy Seay.
On Saturday, we fished on a 160 out of Marina San Carlos and encountered a good number of peanut dorado at around 20-25 miles.
We did have two Sailfish in the spread, and one Marlin which we failed to hook up. Blue and white were the hot colors, Ballyhoo with a Islander skirt.
Mr. Weinstein did tag and release one nice sailfish, his first billfish in 100-plus days of fishing.
On Sunday, fishing was slow for San Carlos. We took a 160 heading to 25 miles and then fished on a 180 back to Marina San Carlos. We had one Marlin knock down on a Ballyhoo skirted with a blue and yellow moldcraft wide range and then tagged and released a very large Sailfish, estimated 130-140 pounds, for Jimmy Seay, also his first billfish, on the same lure combination.
The water temperature was 84 degrees.
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