OFFSHORE SPORTFISHING WATER TEMPERATURES AT 86 DEGREES
Oct. 4, 2005, Robert Dryden, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
I fished San Carlos this past weekend and experienced my best single weekend of fishing ever in the Sea of Cortez. I fished on Ricochet with Allan Smith of San Carlos, Mark Kuhn of Tucson, Ariz., and Mark Borchard from Somis, Calif.
On Saturday, we fished in 86 degree water and took a 180 degree heading out of Marina San Carlos. We fished from 10-20 miles on flat seas and trolled towards Isla San Pedro. Conditions were overcast.
We tagged and released four striped marlin and one Blue Marlin. All fish were caught on skirted Ballyhoo or Dorado colored lures.
On Sunday, while fishing from 10-30 miles out of San Carlos on a 240 heading, we caught the Sea of Cortez slam.
We released one Sailfish, one Striped Marlin, one Blue Marlin, and a beautiful 250 pound Black Marlin. We also caught three Dorado up to 35 pounds. The fishing water was again flat and conditions were overcast.
All billfish were caught on skirted ballyhoo, and all three Dorado were caught on a Dorado colored Moldcraft Medium Wide-Range.
We fished alongside the boat Sassy Lady both days and they reported six billfish releases: two Blues, Three Stripes, and one Black Marlin as well.
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