North flourishes while south struggles

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    Friday, October 23, 2015
    Gary Graham

    Que Pasa

    Boats pounce as the final day of the Bisbee Black and Blue gets underway. 121 Teams seeking to find the largest fish of the day. Which could be worth 1.8 million dollars.’s-black-and-blue-recap-day-two.608581/

    Coronado Islands

    Yellowtail fishing at the Islands is good right now and the quality isn’t bad either … most are in the 10- to 12-pound range but there are fish up to 25 pounds showing daily.
    There are fish all along the weather side of North Island, on the Middle Grounds, SKR and at the Rockpile.
    Guys are also scoring the odd barracuda and some black Skipjack.
    Don’t be surprised if you get flashed by wahoo along the weather side of North Island, the outside north end of South Island or at the Rockpile
    and Pukey Point. …


    No Report.

    San Quintín

    No Report

    Bahía de Los Ángeles


    Rolled in on the 8th and spent four to five days enjoying the hell out of it! We dodged rain squalls for three days and got out on the water twice to fish the points along the South Bay -- nice bass and grouper and a whack of small barracuda. We only kept the two fish pictured. Gilligan's Island was awesome until the invisible jellyfish arrived.

    Cedros Island


    Bahía Ascensión


    This week we had enough good weather to get out several days and had very successful fishing although the afternoon wind has been strong for this time of year. Captain Juan Arce Marron reports quick and easy limits of yellowfin tuna....big fat suckers, wahoo and yellowtail are now showing up again within 5 miles of shore. Saw some black marlin and thresher sharks breaching too.…Shari Bondy

    La Bocana


    Fishing yesterday and today … wahoo. No fishing today; a lot of wind. The Estuary, BCS. the Capital of the wahoo, and fishing, and Catch and release. Next week we're giving away hooks to all our customers for sport fishing for grouper and snook -- not to kill them but to set them free (Eagle's claw circle hooks). Good luck to all fishermen…Juanchy


    I don't know where today's wind came from, aside from being out of the west. Winters are infamous for the North Winds and typically the summer pumps up some South Winds. When the wind howls out of the west the eyebrows of most everyone in Loreto goes wayyyy-up! One day of unpredictable winds and we will be back on track.

    Fishing results for this past week are almost all out of the northern end of the area. The beginning few days this week we had the hottest bite up at Puerto Almeja with limits of big firecracker yellowtail on live bait.

    The past two days we have had similar action a little closer to town at San Bruno reef and the high spot, too. No big yellowtail have made it to the boats but we have had some bruiser break-offs.

    Most of the yellows are from 6 to 24 pounds. A handful of cabrilla and pargo are also hitting the live sardina and mackerel in the same spots. Some huge triggerfish have been mixed in the catches at San Bruno Reef with the biggest hitting iron.

    The other destinations have been a real gamble for good catches. La Cholla and Lágrimas are only pumping out pinto bass and reds on cut bait. Both frozen squid and cut dead mackerel are catching the most fish.

    Another spot to try is actually a string of rock piles that run between La Colla and Lágrimas. Some rocks are full of triggers and others are holding pintos. Lots of options and ground to cover but not any predictable "wide open" action.

    It's kayak season and when the clients come in a few days early, what do ya’ do? Go FISHING !
    Barb and John from Idaho did exactly that and found limits of yellowtail at Almeja. All the action happened on live mackerel in a 30-minute period. It's a great way to break in those paddling muscles....not so good for the firecrackers! ...Rick Hill, Pinchy Sportfishing

    The fishing has been pretty good; even with some rain our guest are having fun!!! Get the advantage of our 4th night FREE and fish for yellowtail cabrilla, pargo, marlin and sailfish.

    The size for the yellowtail are between 18 and 23 pounds, cabrilla from 10 to 14 pounds. Plenty of sardina and mackerel. The fishing action has been between Puerto Almeja and El Pulpito. …Ana Gloria Benziger, Oasis Hotel

    La Paz


    Best wahoo year ever! …Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter

    East Cape


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    "This year over 200 turtle nest were found and eggs harvested on Rancho Leonero alone. Eggs were taken from over 500 nests on the East Cape." Omar Araiza from Grupo Tortuguero Los Barriles. Rancho Leonero.


    Don't try this at home boys and girls! Jackurate landed a nice blue marlin with a Fury 500. …Team Jen Wren


    This week brought improvements in both the weather and the fishing. After two days of rain, the weather cleared up and made for some calm sea conditions. … Scorpion Sportfishing and El Regalo Sportfishing

    San José del Cabo


    Conditions have been fine locally in Los Cabos, only a few isolated rain squalls reported through the week. Light winds in the afternoon, more breeze and swells reported on the Pacific. Ocean temperatures are still higher than average, ranging from 84 degrees on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, to 87 degrees in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and the Sea of Cortez.

    Local fleets have been concentrated close to shore off of Punta Gorda, with the lack of any resource for sardina, anglers have been relying on using strips of giant squid for bait. Main species have been yellowfin tuna in the 10 to 40 lb. range. No wide open action, spotty most of the time, fish coming up in flurries, often early, then less often later on the morning. Drift fishing with the strip bait had been the most productive technique. Off the bottom in this area there was a mix of triggerfish, pompano, barred pargo and small snapper, though no significant numbers of these. An occasional dorado, wahoo, striped marlin or sailfish has rounded out the surface action.

    Blue marlin were scattered, no black marlin reported recently, a few stripers and fair numbers of sailfish, up to 100 lb. Despite limited options this past week, we do anticipate with the cooling weather patterns, that we will see water temperatures cool and a change in currents should help improve our all-around action, we look forward to a great late fall and winter season.…Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas.

    Los Cabos



    Mrs Schroeder Fished today on the boat Dream Maker, she's very happy to show us her fish report!


    Andy Wilkinson with Renegade Mike Tumbeiro and Tonya Casey Wilkinson

    The billfish action from Cabo San Lucas provided another exciting week's action for the anglers and the numbers have soared with the most billfish reported so far this year.

    Air temps reflected 66 nights to 92 daytime highs and a 57% humidity level. It was a mix of partly cloudy days and partly sunny days throughout the area.

    Overall, it was a pretty good sea surface week with exception to Wednesday, when the wind blew at about 20 mph on the Pacific side and was flowing from the westerly direction, making the Pacific mostly unfishable for the day. Sea temps on the Pacific side from the Golden Gate Bank southerly to Cabo Falso, all at 84-85. From Cabo Falso to Los Frailes was all at 85-86.

    The billfish "hot spots" remained pretty much the same this past week with good reports flowing in from Herradura, Cabo Falso, Pozo de Cota, Golden Gate Bank and Jaime Bank all producing well.

    The billfish were biting well on live bait, artificials and rigged baits. The big dorado was taken on a Guacamaya, (green, red, yellow lure).

    Live Bait Supply: Remained very good for the opening day of the Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament.….Larry Edwards, Cortez Charters

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