San Quintin, Mexico:
Excellent Yellowtail Fishing At San Martin Island Off San Quintin

July 9, 2006, Pete Hillis, Pedro's Pangas, San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico:

San Quintin now has wide open yellowtail fishing at San Martin Island. The yellowtail made for a good weekend. Almost all San Quintin charter sportfishing boats got limits.

Cesar Huerta, Marty Tripes, and Mario Zacevich of San Diego caught 18 yellowtail, 12 to 22 pounds, mixed in with large barracuda and large bonita by trolling Rapalas at the north end of San Martin Island.

Andres Jimenez, Jr. and Sr. and Jeff Williams caught 4 large yellowtail, 22 pounds, bonita and barracuda in the morning, then opted for some eating fish. They also brought in limits of large red rockcod.

San Quintin yellowtail seem to be on the surface on some days with Rapalas working best. And then some days they are 20 to 30 feet off the bottom in about 120 feet of water with blue-white jigs doing the trick on those days.

We are not even wasting time trying to get live bait at the mouth of the bay.

Pedro's Pangas sent 2 boats offshore of San Quintin looking for tuna. Captain Hector on the Rommy indicates that everything looks great for tuna 20 miles off the point, but still none were spotted. But it was not a wasted trip because they found paddies with schools of yellowtail underneath.

San Quintin weather has been hot and beautiful.