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May-15-2012, 08:52 AM #1
Baja Bytes Conditions Recap May 15, 2012Baja Bytes
Never know what you might catch below the border.
The yellowtail decided to chew yesterday and bit from mid-morning until evening.
No change in tactics…setting up on the anchor along the ridge and running through the middle grounds was the number one location. There are fish spread out all over the Islands however. There is a small dab of yellow running up and down the ridge at North Island on the weather side. South kelp ridge has yellowtail on it and the Rockpile also continues to hold fish.
Not much sign of breezers or bird-school fish anymore. Right now the birds are on Barracuda mostly.
Speaking of which there are some pretty good schools of barracuda at Ribbon Kelp and at South Kelp. The latter also has a little bit of Calico Bass action as well.
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Bait receiver back in service.
Visitors Brad Billingsley and his son Michael from Crested Butte, Colorado, came up with a few keepers this week.
Reports of a local boat catching six albacore near the 238 and the lower 500 is the most welcome news for the local fleet for several years.
That's a fat cabrilla!...Ali
Bay of Los Angeles
Still some nice yellows for the taking.
Marina a mess with construction; Carmen Island was the hot spot.
Lots of small yellow tail breezing around about 15 miles out. The marlin are here as the shark fishermen are getting them in their nets. Harvey saw several stripers come in on the pangas with the sharks. Still kind of windy but the water is starting to warm and there are still lots of sardines around. In the bay lots of sculpin are being caught and also some nice-sized grouper. Bob Hoyt, Mag Bay Outfitters.
La Paz & Los Arenas
Love it when the youngsters are all smiles like Olivia here with Captain Victor and her first roosterfish!
Stripers are tough with little live bait available.
San Jose del Cabo
Variety brings lots of smiles:http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baj...yo-2012-a.html
1150 continues to produce.
Nighttime swordfish lured with allure.
Cabo surf fishing, accommodations and car rental advice.
Some tips woPuerto Penasco
Some tips worth saving if you are planning a trip:
Went out trolling...ran into a few schools of dorado…really small, but we kept five or six that were all messed up by the hook and released about a dozen more.Saw one sail and two marlin jumping.We decided to come back in at noon and since the water was so nice we dropped down some dorado belly as cut bait, got lucky with a nice grouper before heading back to the marina.
The water temps are rising rapidly throughout the Mazatlan area and the annual return of dorado at the buoys is expected any day now.The billfish bite was off a little this past week with boats averaging a billfish per boat day in the offshore waters.Even the super pangas landed a couple of sailfish as the water temps moved up.The numbers of offshore charters were very slow with only four boats reporting for the week reflecting three stripers and one sailfish, one dorado and one jack crevalle for their efforts.
Slow fishing a disappointment for tournament.
The ankle measurement gave us 13.5", placing this blue at an impressive 350 pounds.
Just wrapped up another great season here in Guatemala on the 'Decisive'. We released 1188 billfish in 95 days of fishing, many of which were caught flyfishing. There is only one place in the world you can average over 12 billfish releases a day for a season and that is GUATEMALA!!! Thank you to all our great anglers who fished with us and all our loyal sponsors...Eagle Claw Hooks, Pelagic Gear, Alutecnos Tackle, Legend Lures and Berkley Trilene Line. We'll start back up here in the middle of October, bookings are rolling in and we are looking forward to another great season ahead. Capt. Brad Phillips
Where to fish…with locals or on the beach?
Popper trumps yellowfin.
While Southern California’s fishing for the 2012 season is still in the formative stages, ‘below the border’ becomes a literal field of dreams…stripers, at Los Cabos, with yellowfin tuna soon to follow and for the bucket list crowd, even the possibility of catching a swordfish! Roosters from the beach take center stage a East Cape and Punta Arena, while dorado begin their annual show in the Sea of Cortez. Not a bad laundry list of fishing opportunities for anglers in search of some action.
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May-16-2012, 08:32 AM #2
great report Gary. that's a pretty darn nice sword. are many guys fishing at night for swordies down there?
May-16-2012, 08:46 AM #3Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...Albert Einstein, Gary Graham email@example.com
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