Cedros 10/1 - 10/5

DV4FISH

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Hey guys my buddy John and I just got on Cedros Sportfishing trip 10/1-10/5 this is our dream for the last 15 years. We want to thank Rosie and the other fishermen on this trip. Any helpful tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
thanks Danny
 
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hucklongfin

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Take plenty of Salas 7x in blue/white. I was there last week. I even had Javier cut off my Tady 45 and hand me a 7x to use instead! I had already lost both b/w 7x and my green sardine/bird shit already after being rocked.
 
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Unassailable

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Take plenty of Salas 7x in blue/white. I was there last week. I even had Javier cut off my Tady 45 and hand me a 7x to use instead! I had already lost both b/w 7x and my green sardine/bird shit already after being rocked.
Yes, quite amazing how well that was doing down there. Also, blue white 6x for yoyo. Scrambled egg was a close second.

Get a definite that they have heavy sinkers of you're going for taco meat/BSB. They were running low when we left.

Search the forums for the best panga drivers there and request them in advance. It makes a BIG difference. That was my biggest takeaway from the trip.
 
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Dubya

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There is a tackle store on the island that seems well stocked with reasonable prices. As was mentioned previously, blue and white Salas 7x did its fair share of damage on yellows, trolling Rapalas was another good choice for yellows, and if you want to fish for groupers/sheepshead be sure to bring plenty of weights (10 Oz to be safe, count on 5 per person per day if you want to target these species for a good chunk of your trip). Happy to answer any more specific questions you might have.
 
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My wife and I are going on 10/30 do you think wahoo may be in the mix?
By groupers do you mean BSB Or?
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Unassailable

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Realized that you are probably going on a different outfitter. We went with COA.

Not sure if rules changed but no interacting with locals because of COVID so can't access the stores.
 
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I was with Cedros Sportfishing. I’ve been twice with COA too. They took some of our guys to the tackle store
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Dubya

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There is a tackle store on the island that seems well stocked with reasonable prices. As was mentioned previously, blue and white Salas 7x did its fair share of damage on yellows, trolling Rapalas was another good choice for yellows, and if you want to fish for groupers/sheepshead be sure to bring plenty of weights (10 Oz to be safe, count on 5 per person per day if you want to target these species for a good chunk of your trip). Happy to answer any more specific questions you might

Not sure about Wahoo. Our group had some Dorado but no tuna or wahoo. Would probably have to wait until more recent report to see if they would be in the mix. In terms of grouper fishing, we caught "pinto bass" which I think are some type of grouper maybe?(see attached picture). I had one small BSB that I released (think our group had a few others?). No sign of broomtails, ect.

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atun53

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JRI4 in mint for the yellows and scrambled egg JRI2 for calicos were my go to‘s last week. Not much on the plastics. Hooked a big bull dorado in 15ft of water, but shook the hook. Went looking for Pinto Bass, no luck this time. Had a blast.
 
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The Dr.

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Was there a few weeks ago.

JRI-4 Blue/White and DW-1 Mint did well on yellows. Also Colt Sniper stick baits in sardine, I believe the 140mm size.

Calico Hunter color big hammers on 20z heads for the Calicos. Also, DW-1 in mint/gold.
 
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grahams98

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    a week from today we should be fishing!
    Looking at the Windy.com page is spooking me a little but the direction gives me some hope if we stay on the leeward side.
    I'd appreciate some thoughts on what others have experienced in terms of leeward wind relief?

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    Luke

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    I have been watching the same thing and next week right now appears to be breezy. The leeward side looks nice but from the reports I have read the fish are still to the south and east of the salt facility…..where it looks to be breezy. In past years the lee has produced well but so far this year (based on going a month ago and talking to friends who just went) outside the salt facility is still producing the YT. Also outside of San Augustin has produced too. I will be there next week also. It is worth looking daily as it could and probably will change. There is also a tropical disturbance very far to the south starting to form. Far too early to tell if it will impact anything if it does form. So far everyone of them have gone due west except for the one last week that went straight up the Mexican mainland coast inside the Sea of Cortez. Something else to watch…..
     

    grahams98

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    I have been watching the same thing and next week right now appears to be breezy. The leeward side looks nice but from the reports I have read the fish are still to the south and east of the salt facility…..where it looks to be breezy. In past years the lee has produced well but so far this year (based on going a month ago and talking to friends who just went) outside the salt facility is still producing the YT. Also outside of San Augustin has produced too. I will be there next week also. It is worth looking daily as it could and probably will change. There is also a tropical disturbance very far to the south starting to form. Far too early to tell if it will impact anything if it does form. So far everyone of them have gone due west except for the one last week that went straight up the Mexican mainland coast inside the Sea of Cortez. Something else to watch…..
    Thanks, will do.
     
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    Tunahead

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    HA if windy off the Salt Pile, go around to the Lee Side...usually like a lake and HOT this time of year. Loads of fish all over back there. Man I miss the 5-6 day trips down to Cedros. Lot of Memories from years gone by. GL there!!
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Last week we couldn't make it up to Punta Norte or west to San Augustin due to wind. Was pretty rough as we went offshore to the south too.
     
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    Mike M

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    I fished at Cedros with Jeff Mariani in August. His recommended lures were blue sardine flat falls and 6 3/4" sp minnows. He was right! We caught calicos, barracuda, bonito and yellowtail with this lures in open water and near kelp.
    If you plan to fish in the kelp. I mean right in the kelp weedless MC baits and warblades worked well. Honestly, color didn't really matter. Cast into a hole in the kelp and let it sink then retrieve into the next hole. Punta Norte and Chester's Rocks are excellent places to fish in the kelp. They may be a little far, so if you want to go work it out with the staff the day before.

    Here's a link to the photos I took to get your juices flowing...

    To target sheepshead, my buddy brought 5lbs of shrimp. We tied up to the kelp at Punta Norte, chummed the heads and used the bodies to get them to go. Fun times!

    Oh and the WSB was caught next to the kelp on a mint Tady 77 while yo-yoing for YT.

    Good luck!

    -Mike

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    Mike M

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    How was your trip?
     
    DV4FISH
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    Trip was absolutely fabulous!!!
    All you want YT and big ones. Then some dorado top it off. Lodge is great people were wonderful couldn’t have been better. I’ll pst some pics later. Danny
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