Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Good Dorado Fishing Arrives In Local Waters

July 24, 2005, Ed Hogan, San Bruno, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur fishing, Mexico:

We are fish out of an 18-foot Stringari pilot house with a 115 h.p. four stroke Yamaha outboard.

We are launching from La Selina in San Bruno and keeping the boat moored in front of the house.

There is also good launching at San Lucas Cove at high tide or Santa Rosalia at any tide.

Water temperature has dropped a little bit over the last few days. It's about 80 degrees around Isla San Marcos and warmer outside, 82 to 84. We had a little spin off from Emily a few days ago with rain. Yesterday and today have been just flat calm.

In the middle of last week there were no dorado to be found. This morning dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) seem to be everywhere.

We were fishing specifically for yellowtail at 200 feet on the bajo and had many dorado chasing our bait as we dropped it over the side, but did not catch them or target them as we had our hands full with the yellowtail.

Fishing is really getting good here. Today was one of the nicest days we have had here, not to hot, little humidity and flat calm seas. The squid fisherman are doing very well every night but we were told they are only getting two pesos per kilo for the squid. That's a shame. Taking a few days off from fishing. We are sore.