Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Yellowtail Surface Fishing Season Is Ending

June 3, 2006, Mike Kanzler, Isla San Marcos, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Weekly Sportfishing Report:

I just got finished with a 9 day straight run of fishing and, to top it off, winning the Mulege Classic dorado tournament. Ha ha ha, took their money again!

Santa Rosalia weather is hot with humidity. Air temps are in the 70s during the early hours and to the high 90s for afternoons. Winds were dead still the whole week up until today, as we had the first strong southeasterly blow, kicking off the start of the summer tropical season.

Santa Rosalia fishing area water temperatures are up too, 76-77 degrees around the Isla San Marcos and inshore with some spots of 80 degrees way offshore. The visibility is in the 40-60 foot range and crystal clear blue.

The fishing around Santa Rosalia had some contrasts, with very good yellowtail, the last surface one of the year for sure, and the arrival of dorado (dolphinfish) offshore.

At the start of the week, I fished with Randy Reddinius, Zach S. and Garrett Prange all from Encinitas, Calif., for a three day run. Great yellowtail fishing was the ticket on two bajos of Isla San Marcos. And some of the last surface bite including a fantastic bite which had 25 pound class yellowtail and small, 8-15 pound, dorado both chasing flying fish over the inside bajo we call the tool shed, 50 feet deep.

We also had two great snorkel dives at the west light on San Marcos. Mostly just looking at fish and I loaded them up with fresh rock scallops for the trip home.

Joe Miller and Mike Blackmon drove up from Mulege the next morning. We did a Bajo run to find out the water was hot and tails were not. We got two bites and two fish. We also took a run halfway to Isla Tortuga only to find no weeds, great water and zero dorado.

They now informed me that they signed up for the Mulege Classic Tournament. With a bit of yapping I was Shanghaied into it. Muhahahahha (evil laugh)!

After the fist day it was over, me taking a solo free swimmer of 24.6 pounds and Joe taking a 22 pound fish in a school of about 200 smaller fish. I'd tell how it's done, but some things need to be kept secret.

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