WINTER BOTTOM FISHING AND YELLOWTAIL AT PUNTA SAN ANTONIO
Feb. 6-12, 2007, San Carlos, Mexico sport fishing, Abel Anaya, Jon Jen Charters:
San Carlos had nice fishing days this week, with calm seas all week, good fishing on the reef area that juts south of Isla San Pedro Nolasco. In the summer, the marlin and the dorado stack up here because it drops off to 2,000-feet plus.
The Andale charter and a couple of private boats reported good-sized groupers and red snappers. Anglers should be prepared for deep bottom fishing in this area, 450 feet deep. Electric reels are the best to use.
Yellowtail are still around Punta San Antonio. The Catch-22 fleet reported 1 to 3 yellowtail almost daily.
The best option for yellowtail fishing is "jigging."
At San Pedro Nolasco Island the yellowtail are still there, but boats are reporting slow activity.
The San Carlos cooperativa charter fishing boats are reporting a good week for bottom fishing with a lot of calico bass, whitefish and red snappers in close range.
San Carlos fishing area water temperatures are at 63.5 degrees at Punta San Antonio and it looks to be at 64 degrees at Isla San Pedro Nolasco. Warm water in the high-60s is still creeping up from the south.