Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Cool Weather And Fishing Water Temperatures

Jan. 21, 2006, Jim Anderson, San Lucas Cove, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico Sportfishing Report:

Water temperatures off San Lucas Cove have dropped and are now hanging around that 57-60 degree mark which has brought the yellowtail up on the surface or slightly under to feed.

That is the good news, the bad news is that they are showing a marked preference for squid. It will seriously test your patience to see large yellowtail feeding all over the surface only to have them ignore your offerings of live bait or surface jig. I can't tell you how many boils that I have thrown into this week and watch in eager anticipation for the strike that only very rarely comes.

One day when there were only a few boats on the north end of San Marcos Island we were able to get a good number of fish by trolling Yo-Zuri Magnums or Mirrolure 111MR in Fire Tiger, Green, and Green Mackeral with orange.

Kevin Ward from the Searcher long range boat and his friend Paul Woods did really well throwing iron two days and managed four fish one day and two on another day.

Wind continues to blow and keep us off the water at Santa Rosalia but it seems to subside for a day or two each week so we all run out and fish hard on those days that we can go.

Bait has been pretty spotty and it has been difficult to make a day's supply.

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