Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Inshore Fishing Is Good Between Winds

Nov. 19, 2005, Jim Anderson, San Lucas Cove, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:

This week the wind has been howling in the Santa Rosalia area, and one could almost assume that winter has finally arrived.

Monday was the last day of the old storm and it was unfishable for the entire day.

Tuesday found some settling of the wind and waves and several people from San Lucas Cove made it out to the north end of San Marcos Island and did pretty well on 20 pound class yellowtail.

Inshore fishing action has been good most of the week when the boats can get out and we are seeing a lot of bonito, sierra, and some firecracker yellowtail. Oh yeah, the barracuda have moved in and I'm sure that one could fill a boat full of them in very short order.

Nights have really cooled down and it sure feels a lot like winter, but the days are still high 70's to low 80's.

If the wind stops by Sunday or Monday, there will probably be a mass exodus to the fishing spots as everyone is pretty tired of cleaning reels, retying lures and bait rigs, and generally looking out to sea with a wistful look.

We did not get very far from shore but the water temperature was 70 degrees this morning.