Yellows off the chart

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by Rancho Leonero, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Rancho Leonero Advertiser
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    Water- Beautiful clean flat water all week. In front of hotel 65-66 degree water, five miles south, a temp break of five degrees to 70.

    Air- Early spring weather. Absolutely perfect for this time of year. Highs in the low 80's, cool evenings and mornings..

    The best Yellowtail bite on record for the E Cape is going on right now! The average fish 25 to 35#'s with some 50's mixed in. All boats taking at least four with most taking up to ten. The bite was good two weeks ago, it has improved steadily. Large schools of Yellowtail in a hundred to two hundred feet of water hitting both lures and live bait on all the dropoffs directly off La Ribera. After limiting on Yellowtail, anglers are trolling the La Ribera banks and working the temperature break just on the hotel side of the light house. There are lots of Striped Marlin around and most anglers are releasing billfish daily. The temp. break is also producing some nice Dorado in the ten to twenty pound range. There are large schools of bait throughout Palmas bay. Very light pressure inside as all anglers are targeting the Yellowtail. A very defined big temperature break just north of the Las Arenas lighthouse is producing Dorado and Stripers. This break has been around for the past two weeks holding fish.

    Yellowtail- Taking both iron and live Cabalitto, Sardine, Spanish mackerel and Mullet. In deeper water over a hundred feet. The first inside bank off La Ribera is producing limits for all anglers for the last week. Thirty pound fish are common and a number of fourty to fifty pounders are being boated. By far our our best fishing for Yellowtail ever in the E Cape.

    Striped Marlin- If the Yellowtail weren't around the early marlin bite would be the big story. Very good billfishing with Stripers close to the hotel on the outside La Ribera banks and on the temp. break. north of Las arenas. Anglers targeting billfish are having luck with most releasing at least one fish. The fish are taking both lures and live bait about 50/50. These are big Stripers in the 150 to 200# class.

    Dorado- A few taken as most anglers targeting the Yellowtail. An early bite for Dorado. Some nice fish taken in the mid teens. Live Sardine working best. All taken on the temp break off the light house.

    Check out all this weeks photos on our websites fish gallery.

    Thanks..


    John Ireland johnrireland@msn.com
  2. sdfishkiller
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    I like this report. My buddy Saluki is going to LOVE it! Thanks.
  3. Bank Robber
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    LOL That's the same thing I was thinking.


    Sounds like some great fishing going on down there.
  4. Saluki
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    Nothing better than Yellowtail.
    I'll leave it at that!!!!!! :D
  5. Gil Marlin
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    I like to eat it raw... :D
  6. spike
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    Good Cream Corn Yellowtail fishing, congrats, but I wish they were here and not their, I HATE LA NINA.
  7. fishfish
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    That is some nice looking tail though..really. Nice and healthy!!! Real Full.
  8. Ali Admin
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    Great Report!

    Thanks for the update John!
  9. brantc Admin
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    Thanks John.....

    Are the marlin showing up yet?
  10. Grand Grouper
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    Hey Brantc. Maybe you missed it. It's clearly mentioned in the report.
  11. la vida
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    Love the Ta Ta's....
    Was there a fish in the pic?
  12. Sherm
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    What report?
  13. brantc Admin
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    Ah..thanks....I guess I did....I'm not very smart :)
  14. Rancho Leonero Advertiser
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    Hi Brantc,

    Striped Marlin- If the Yellowtail weren't around the early marlin bite would be the big story. Very good billfishing with Stripers close to the hotel on the outside La Ribera banks and on the temp. break. north of Las arenas. Anglers targeting billfish are having luck with most releasing at least one fish. The fish are taking both lures and live bait about 50/50. These are big Stripers in the 150 to 200# class.

    John
  15. Surfdoc
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    Awsome report........a road trip may be in the offing... just wind here, but the water temp is up to the low 60's.....

    Praying for a early season!!! Keep em coming John!
  16. MRFISHHEAD
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    for some reason my back got stiff and 40 bucks fell out of my wallet
  17. Gil Marlin
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    John, for all future reports please include a picture of a well endowed girl... That's all it takes to please this crowd... :D
  18. la vida
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    Its a great place. Can't wait get down there.
  19. baja kid
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    John,
    Thank you for the awesome report. Please keep them coming if you have the time. Looking like another good season at the Cape.

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