Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Sea Life Heavily Concentrated In Rain Runoff Following Storm

Sept. 30, 2006, Jim Anderson, San Lucas Cove, Mexico:

Water temperatures around San Lucas Cove have been from 82-86 degrees, and Hurricane John certainly has left its footprints in the Santa Rosalia area of Baja in terms of an amazing amount of trash on the shore line as well as lots of things floating in the water.

But with the negative impact of all this, we do see an amazing resurgence of sea life everywhere. In the cove, the sea life is very prolific with an increase in the small fish as well as crabs and shrimp in abundance.

In the deeper fishing water fish, squid, and sea life in general is stronger than I can remember.

Dorado fishing has been spectacular and we have been catching nice sized fish between San Marcos Island and the shoreline as well as a good run of sierra.

Roosterfish have been a little scattered but we have seen quite a few and have managed some hookups.

We were hoping that the billfish including marlin and sailfish would show like they did last year but they have not materialized in the same numbers. We did find a lot of sailfish activity at Tortuga Island but the Marlin have been difficult to find. Maybe as some cooling of the water temperatures happens, the Marlin will come back.