FEBRUARY YELLOWTAIL FISHING
TOURNAMENT FOR LOCAL BOATS
Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2007, John Hilderbrand, Jon Jen Charters, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico:
In San Carlos fishing, it has been a good week for yellowtail with many boats limiting.
The San Carlos charter boat Catch-22 was out fishing most days, and averaging 2 fish per angler.
They where catching fish at San Pedro Island and San Antonio Point. The yellowtail were mostly all caught jigging in 150 feet plus deep water.
Some anglers had fair action while trolling with wire and rapalas.
The average yellowtail size was 15 to 20 pounds and some bigger fish were also caught in the 25 to 30 pound range.
We got reports fishing from the cooperativa of local charter boats that are catching red snappers by San Antonio Point. Squid are still in the area just a couple miles out of Marina Real.
San Carlos water temperatures are starting to creep up on us now. The island is now holding near the 63.5 degree mark and San Antonio is 62.5-63 degrees.
There is 64 degree water just south of us now.
It looks like the warmer waters are creeping a little sooner than normal. We may have Dorado and Marlin in March.
Bouyweather is cooperating with us, so we will be getting ready for our first annual Yellowtail Tournament on Feb. 16-18, 2007.
It is a jackpot tournament so there could be a good prize for some of the fisherman and captains.
Registration is at the San Carlos Yacht Club on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, 3-5:30 p.m.
Information: Dick Newlon, firstname.lastname@example.org; Terry Fleener, email@example.com.