Santa Rosalia, Mexico:
Dorado Missing But Big Sailfish Caught In Fishing At Isla Tortuga

Oct. 21, 2006, Jim Anderson, San Lucas Cove, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

Fishing water temperatures around Santa Rosalia have cooled down to 80 degrees on the outside and around 79 degrees closer to shore.

Dorado have vacated the area for Concepcion Bay.

There were a couple of dorado caught this week between San Marcos Island and Tortuga Island, but they have really thinned out.

In inshore fishing, the sierra have been on a tremendous bite and they are chewing on everything tossed their way.

Cabrilla and pargo have been a little on the small side but eager to take Rapalas and small spoons.

Offshore of San Lucas Cove, the shark have moved in to the 110 spot on the north end of San Marcos Island, which has made it impossible to catch anything except for sharks. One fisherman could not understand what was happening to his bait as every time he hooked a fish, it would fight for a few minutes and then he would end up with a shredded monofilament line.

My friend from Fairbanks, Alaska, Jeff Masters brought his two sons down to see us for a few days. I took them fishing out to Tortuga Island today after making bait in Santa Rosalia.

We managed a large sailfish for everyone which should give them really warm memories to help them get through the Alaska winters.

Jeff brought a sailfish to the boat and that was the largest sailfish I have ever seen. It was 9 feet 10-1/2 inches from the fork of the tail to the bill.

His son Collin got the first sailfish to the boat and it was over a 100 pound fish and his first billfish ever.

Jeff's son Dorran managed his sailfish, which was of the same large size and it was also his first billfish. The whole family came back tired but with big smiles.

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