Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Good Dorado Fishing And Hard Squid Work Out Of San Lucas Cove

Oct. 6, 2006, Jim Anderson, San Lucas Cove, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

For this week's report, San Lucas Cove has water temperatures of 84-86 degrees, and air temperatures of 90-95 degrees.

It has been a hot week at San Lucas Cove. When the wind blows from the south, the humidity really rises and the temperatures go up.

Fishing has been pretty much hit-and-miss this week. Several days we had very good fishing for cabrilla and big sailfish at Tortuga Island.

Closer to shore, the dorado fishing has been nothing short of amazing and at times they are a bit of a nuisance. Such a problem to have.

The inshore fishery has been really kicking out with triggerfish, pargo, and a dog snapper or two thrown in for good measure. The sierra have been really willing to chew and continue to fill everyones fish coolers.

I went squiding with one of the local commercial fishermen this week at night and it was quite the experience.

I never understood why they always wear the bright orange rubber suits as they have to be really hot and uncomfortable. Well, after taking a 4 or 5 hour bath from squid water, I really understood why they are the clothing of choice.

Some of the guys laughed at me when I took my two speed fishing reel and heavy stick along, and after about 10 of those 50-plus pounders, I finally set the rod down and used the handline like everyone else.

The squid catching is a lot of fun and was a great experience, but the work was unbelievable. The cleaning and slicing up was the most unbelievable amount of work and the unloading of all the cleaned squid back at shore was definitely backbreaking.

So I have new respect for the squid fishermen.

San Bruno, south of Santa Rosalia, is having a Baja California Sur Governor's Cup fishing tournament on Saturday.

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