Fishing continues to be excellent around San Lucas Cove, both inshore and off the north end of the Isla San Marcos for cabrilla, sierra, Mexican bonito, and small dorado off the haystack and cliffs. Good weather has permitted lots of San Lucas Cove boats to fish off San Marcos.
I fished today with Dave Hughes of Marysville, Calif., and caught an 8-pound and a 10-pound cabrilla, one on iron and one on bait. Dave jigged up a nice 8-pound pargo, and we caught a number of 8 to 14-pound yellowtail in the shallow, 50 to 85-foot deep area near the north lighthouse, on both bait and iron.
Lots of annoying pesky sharks. Other San Lucas Cove fishing boats reported in with similar catches plus a few jack crevalle to 28 pounds. Water temp is about 75 degrees. That's about it from sunny San Lucas Cove, where the Martinis are shaken not stirred, the steaks are always served rare and the sashimi is never more that one hour old.