Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Plenty Of Bait And Yellowtail Are Available For Local Fishing Boats

Aug. 12, 2005, Ed Hogan, San Bruno, Santa Rosalia, Baja fishing report, Mexico:

What a difference a day makes! There was plenty of bait at San Lucas Cove. We loaded the tank with mackerel and were off to the bajo.

The water temperature in the Santa Rosalia fishing area has dropped a couple of degrees to about 82 degrees, and seas have been flat calm for several days.

We played hide and seek most of the morning with a seal moving from the inner bajo to the outer bajo and back again to ditch the seal.

We caught all of our yellowtail on the 200 foot bajo on the north end of Isla San Marcos, with slider sinkers and live mackerel.

The really good news is there was no sign of the long liners, and the dorado are starting to show again. I lost two yellowtail. One came unhooked and I got rocked on the other one, and none to the seal.

We ended the fishing day at 10:30 in the morning with four yellowtail in the 25 to 30 lb class, and two bull dorado, 20 and 25 lbs.

We also went fishing of Santa Rosalia on Tuesday, Manuel and I, had a hard time making bait, only three mackerel and we really worked hard at that.

We got to the north end of Isla San Marcos about 8 a.m., picked up one 22 pound yellowtail at the 200 foot bajo on live mackerel, and were out of bait.

We moved out to the panga reef at 250 feet, and boated a real nice 38 pound yellowtail on the yo-yo, if not the biggest, one of the biggest yellows we have caught here.

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