San Carlos, Mexico



Jan. 13-19, 2007, John Hilderbrand, JonJen Charters, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, Abel Anaya fish report:

After a four days of high winds and seas, the weather broke for the San Carlos charter boats and private boats, and fishing resumed:

San Antonio Point was a good start, as several boats reported Yellowtails and some caught their limits. Yellowtails are also being reported at San Pedro Nolasco Island.

San Carlos fishing boats like Andale, Sara Rose, and Rod Holder report they caught their limit on Yellowtails. There are also some fishing reports of small grouper and snapper from the private boats around the island.

I heard using squid and sardine baits.

One thing we all heard was it was a bit chilly out there unlike the usual 70 degree weather. Everyone looked like they where fishing for salmon off the Oregon coast.

With the rain and wind slowing on this part of the Mexican coast, we hope next week is going to be a great fishing week.

Water temperatures at the Isla San Pedro Nolasco where around 61.5 degrees and Punta San Antonio was running a bit warmer at 63 to 64 degrees.

The yellowtail are here in numbers so get on down here and enjoy some of the great fishing.

If you like to catch squid just they are just about 2 miles out. Look for the commercial fleet Pangas before 10 a.m. The squid range in size from 20 to 30 pounds.

Whales both, humpback and killer, have been seen around the Island.

We have teamed with Bob Blair fishing and now have a 42 foot Hatteras and a 25 foot Grady White in our fleet.

Jan. 15, 2007:

The wind keeps blowing most of the week. We had only two nice days of slow fishing. The yellowtail moved to Isla San Pedro Nolasco and San Carlos boats are reporting a slow catch, mostly jigging. Commercial pangas are also reporting slow numbers of yellowtails.

The Catch-22 Sportfishing fleet reports killer whales around Deer Island. For big squid, go out about 4 to 5 miles and look for the commercial fishing fleet early in the morning. They are catching a lot of them.