MAG BAY REPORT - August 23, 2016

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  1. Bill Erhardt

    Bill Erhardt Well-Known "Member"

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    Four out of the last seven days I've launched in Lopez Mateos and fished on the banks outside Mag Bay. The wind was unseasonably calm and the SST was 76-77 degrees. There is a lot of bait in the area and many marlin feeding on it. I saw tailers and jumpers and schools slashing bait balls. I didn't target them but caught one that hit a wahoo lure trolled 12+ knots. There are also yellowfin tuna and I caught a couple this morning. But, what I was looking for was wahoo and they were there in force. I caught my limit all four days before noon. This morning I was headed back to the boca with my limit of wahoo and two small tuna before 9:00 a.m.

    Tortugas were thick basking in the sun in the calm sea. There was very little traffic in the area. Four long range boats out of San Diego (1-1-2-0 per day), one sportfisher passing through and a handful of pangas. That was it for the four days. (Bill Klaser showed up on the high spot with his boat Reel Duck and Captain Ruben Duran aboard this morning as I was leaving).

    Below are some pics taken over the four days. As you can see in the photos the hoos were hitting on a broad range of lures. The key was to switch up if something didn't get bit for a while. Chances are something would be interested in something new.

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  2. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    It doesnt get better than that! Epic report!
     
  3. Avery Gilleland

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    Bill, great shots like usual and people probably don*t realize you do all that work by yourself! great job.
     
  4. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Amazing.
     
  5. Captain Juan SQ

    Captain Juan SQ ARLETT DEL MAR.

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    outstanding fotos mr erhardt,have you ever seen a season beguin this early.
    please send greetings to cptn ruben hope to be in mag in mid nov,saludos.
     
  6. yellowklr

    yellowklr My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    AWESOME
     
  7. Local Fishin'

    Local Fishin' Skipper

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    that's awesome Bill, thanks for the report, and pics.
     
  8. pvmarlin

    pvmarlin Aquaholic, Need Vitamin Sea

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    Bill that's amazing, the fishing is unbelievable out there right now so early - great pics by the way as well!
     
  9. magbayoutfitter

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    Good going Bill has been an incredable beginning this year. We have 93 so far
    and an average of 3 per angler. Hope the coming of the long rangers doesent
    slow down the bite. Diana said you stopped by sorry I missed you. Putting
    finishing touches on the Wahoo Loco and hope to start doing 2.5 day wahoo
    specials soon We have some lurs coming we had made for mag bay when I get
    a few extra will give you some to try. Bob
     
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  10. Bill Erhardt

    Bill Erhardt Well-Known "Member"

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    Captain Juan.....I will say "hey" to Ruben for you. Maybe our paths will cross again in the estero in November. I was surprised to see the long range boats anchored up on the high spots outside Mag Bay. Not because it"s unusual for them to do that, because it's not, but because I'm surprised they made it past San Quintin with their anchor rodes intact.

    Bob.....It was a shame to see your boats tied up at the dock in Lopez, and I'm sure it won't last. There will never be a better time, or an easier way, for somebody to scratch wahoo off a bucket list. Or, to fill a cooler with some pretty good table fare.
     
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  11. pascuale

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    Hey Bill,
    Thanks for the report. I am working on setting up a trip for next year with Toby and Bob. I was curious about those big lead heads you were using. They look to be about 4 inches long. Are they pretty heavyso you can troll high speed? I have a few similar that are about 32oz. Anyways thanks again.
    Ethan
     
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  12. Captain Juan SQ

    Captain Juan SQ ARLETT DEL MAR.

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    thanck you mr erhardt,very funny,ethan the bay is for cptn duran the outside is for magbayoutfitters,good luckandgoodfishing.
     
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  13. Vigilant32

    Vigilant32 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great adventures Bill. Outstanding photos & wahoo's thanks for sharing . Heading down next Friday to fish with Ruben again, groupers & hoo's oh my.
     
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  14. pascuale

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    Thanks Juan,
    If we have an extra day I will contact Ruben for inshore fishing. Hope you are doing well.
     
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  15. Bill Erhardt

    Bill Erhardt Well-Known "Member"

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    Ethan......Most of the big skirted lures in the photos are Bluewater Primos:
    http://www.jmtackle.com/lures/high-speed-trolling/bluewater-primo-super-hawkeye-rigged.html
    The ones without eyes are knockoffs made by retired machinist and Loretano Bob Meeks in his workshop. I run them back 50 yards or so with the line through a flat line clip and they will stay down pretty well to about 15 knots. About the same as a well tuned YZ Bonita which I often have on the other side closer to the boat. The other lure I use about as much as those two is a Halco Laser Pro 190. They will only stay down to 10 knots or so.
     
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    pascuale Well-Known "Member"

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    I just rigged and skirted these guys. First one looks similar. The last pic are ferro jets. I guess it was a company that used to be around in the 70's. They look pretty cool though and will hopefully work. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  17. mulegemike

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    Wow Bill great report and photos as always! Thanks for the report you are living the dream down there!
     
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  18. magbayoutfitter

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    I guess everyone is chasing the big tuna in Ca. do have some multi day trips
    in late Oct and Nov. is looking good. But this is the best wahoo fishing I have
    seen in the 15 years I have been down here. Lots of marlin also which is
    like the old days. Iching to get out to the lower banks reports are lots of
    big tuna. bob
     
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  19. Htnfool

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    Bill, thanks for this great and inspiring report... Me and a couple buddys from Mulege just bought a place in Lopez Mateo, Jeff Peterson's old place...Can't wait to stir up the water out there with you this November. You definately know how to get my blood pumping with all these HOO pics..

    Thanks again
     
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  20. Ali

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    Good to see you back at it amigo. Thanks for the great report!
     

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