The surface water temperature at Santa Rosalia was at 61-63 degrees. Fishing has pretty much been in the tank all this week as we have been stuck on the beach watching the wind blow.
We know the fish are there, but we need to be able to get out there to get them.
Inshore fishing has been pretty much the same, as the waves have prevented the small boats at San Lucas Cove from going out also.
Saturday was the first day that the wind laid down enough to venture out, and a pretty good day was had by those who ventured out early enough to make bait. You know we have been on the beach too long when you pound against the waves for 7 to 8 miles to make the bait hole.
But by sunrise, the water lays down and goes flat so everyone heads for the bajos. The yellowtail are spread out over a large area and everyone manages to hook a few. The birds were working and the fish were sporadically on the surface. The most effective method for the day was to slow troll a live bait in the general area until you had a hookup. Both iron and live bait worked on the cruising fish.