GOOD RECIPE FOUND FOR EATING BLACK SKIPJACK
Oct. 20, 2005, Ivan Nevares, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Cruise Report:
My friend Steve Icke and I had great fishing during our San Carlos-to-Midriff Islands cruise Sept 24-Oct 5, 2005.
On October 4, 2005, we hooked 7 Dorado in the 10 to 15 pound range, boarded 5, and lost 2, on cedar plug and Mexican Flag lures. We were sailing and trolling aboard by boat "Bamboleo," doing around 6.5 knots halfway crossing the Sea of Cortez, northeast of Isla San Pedro Martir. Some were landed 5 miles south of Punta Willard, Isla Tiburon.
We also caught a variety of Black Skipjacks and Bonito in the 2 to 15 pound range. Water temperatures ranged from 83-86 degrees. Most of the Dorado were hooked around 6.30 a.m. and also 5.00 p.m., and nothing at midday.
The black skipjack proved excellent eating raw on top of white rice after 4 hours marinating in teriyaki sauce and oranges.
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