LOCAL FISHING BOATS CATCH ABOUT 5 YELLOWTAIL PER DAY
Jan. 13, 2006, Bill Molden, San Carlos fishing, Mexico:
The yellowtail fishing at San Carlos has been par the norm for this year: slow. A five-fish day is outstanding.
We've been getting "firecracker" yellowtail for the last couple weeks, but this week the fishing has shown marked improvement regarding size. Fish of 20 to 25 pounds have been caught at both ends of San Pedro Island with the best results from jigging, but the trollers are picking up a few pulling Magnum deep divers.
The fish are anywhere from 100-250 deep, any shallower and you can't keep them out of the rocks, and any deeper and your arms fall off.
San Carlos winds have been for the most part out of the northwest, with the sea water temperatures running in the mid 60's, a bit warm for this time of year).
The bottom fishing at San Carlos has been a mixed bag with mixed results, both on the reef and near shore, but you can catch a nice dinner.
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