Tropical storm "Javier" fails to dampen Baja hot bite

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  1. Baja Bytes

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    Friday, August 12, 2016
    Gary Graham


    Que Pasa

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    San Quintin locals ask San Diego party boats to leave the 240 and the 6 high spots!

    The local sport/commercial fishermen and Co-Op have decided -- NO SANDIEGO LONG RANGE BOATS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ANCHOR ON THE HIGH SPOTS.

    “The Long Range boats are taking all of our local fish -- taking multiple-day limits on a single stop.”

    “There are local pangueros on standby to defend their spots at all cost!”

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/th...gh-spots-240-the-6.634435/page-2#post-4159245

    Coronado Islands

    The water is cleaning up nicely and the yellowtail are back on the bite.
    The yellows are said to be in about the 12- to 25-pound range and most are taking the fly-lined sardine.
    However, anglers are scoring yellows on surface iron and on yoyo iron, too.

    It sounds like the weather side of North Island is working, along with the Middle Grounds and SKR. The Rockpile is still working, too.
    These last few spots mentioned are also giving up barracuda, bonito and some calico bass. …Fishdope.com

    Ensenada

    Report pending

    Colonet

    The high spot got looked at this morning but very little sign of yellowtail was found. Water was not good; it was dirty-green to streaky-brown at 69 to 70 degrees. …Fishdope.com

    San Quintín

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    Fishing with K&M Sportfishing in San Quintin and having one at Don Eddies. Newly paved road threw us off completely! We had 22 yellows under 4 hours -- 15 to 20 pounds hitting red surface irons or live bait. Unbelievable day with perfect weather! George was “the man” and put us on the fish. Great times. P.s. oysters were awesome at the farm! Great times!!!

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/san-quintine.634383/

    San Martin Island

    Yellowtail action remains very good on 12- to 25-pound yellows. All the spots are working. The Ben’s Rock Spot, the 6, the Breakers and the 240 are all working.
    Live mackerel if you can get it and jigs are both working. The Tady 45 and the Salas 7x for the surface iron and the Salas 6xjr and the Tady A1 heavy are good choices for the yoyo iron. …Fishdope.com

    Bahía de Los Ángeles



    Friends, we present you the video of the third event of the La Pesca Baja 2016, based in bay of Los Angeles BC, the 15 and July 16, 2016: www.pescalabaja.com

    Cedros Island
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    Great fishing can be found for yellowtail, calico bass, and school-size yellowfin tuna!

    Yellowtail are eating slow-trolled macs at the South end of the island.

    Yellowfin tuna can be found between Cedros and Natividad by trolling Rapalas, then using flat falls and colt snipers on the slide; also yoyo jigging is producing good scores! …Cedros Tackle and Cedros Kayak

    Bahía Ascensión
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    The boys had a great day on the water catching 7 nice yellowtail up to 25 pounds plus they caught a slew of calico and sand bass. …Shari Bondy

    La Bocana

    Report pending. …Juanchy's Aguilar

    Mulegé
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    The meandering Río Mulegé received a drenching from "Javier".

    Loreto

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    In April he landed three nice yellowtail. He’s glad the fishing isn't as strenuous with the August sun blasting down for this vacation.

    This 6-pound cabrilla will be hopping into the deep freeze for a future dinner invitation.

    Tropical storm Javier made a quick pass through Baja this week and dropped lots of rain.

    Better yet, it dropped the air temperature by a good 10 degrees!

    The rain numbers vary depending on where you check but downtown Loreto got only a few inches. Up the hill in Miramar the two inches of rain made life among the mostly dirt streets unpleasant!

    South of the airport we have road/bridge construction going on and it got just a sprinkle.


    No damage-no foul (or should it be fowl---based on the birdbrains I saw driving through 6-inch deep, flooded intersections at normal speeds?)

    Fishing has gotten back to the late-spring-type dull days. The water is still cooler and darker than it should be just like we see in April!


    Speaking of "April water," we have been seeing more fin whales than normal and along with the fins are blue whales.

    It seems like every summer there is at least one fin whale mom with a calf doing an afternoon cruise along the west side of Carmen Island.

    Reports have whales cruising the triangle between Danzante Island, Monserrat and Carmen.


    Three weeks ago we spotted what we assumed were fin whales on the west side of Monserrat. Yellowtail, pargo, cabrilla and all the usual types are getting caught but without any pattern or consistency.


    Lots of whitefish, a few roosters and our famous swarms of triggerfish!

    One more year of this El Nino situation and I'll work on starting a Triggerfish Tournament....biggest single trigger and the heaviest five fish string. Doesn't sound like a lot of energy boiling up but make it for kids with a money prize and it would be a winner in Loreto!

    Getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks, Luis Orozco has been taking every opportunity to do a little fishing.

    The whitefish and the triggers are getting cooked up every day but the bigger fish are going into the freezer so he can share them with the grandparents back in San Ignacio. ...Rick Hill, Pinchy Sportfishing

    Magdalena Bay

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    Several small rooster fish have been caught and released recently inside Mag Bay Esteros.

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    And dolphin are chasing corvina up on the beach for an easy meal.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/rosterfish-inside-mag-bay.634458/

    La Paz

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    Report pending…Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International

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    Streets of Los Barriles during "Javier"

    MEX1 FROM LOS BARRILES TO SAN JOSE

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/mex1-from-los-barriles-to-san-jose.634563/

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    So proud of be part of this!! In Just One Month (July) with the billfish conservation program of the Van Wormer fleet -- CPR (catch, photograph, release) -- 581 billfish! In ONE Month! Van Wormer Resorts

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    Find a beach and you’ll find roosters. They continue to cruise the beaches providing excellent opportunities. Carry a fly rod with you even if you’re just going for a walk. Ya’ never know. …Gary Barnes Webb

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/hot-hot-hot-air-and-fishing-to-match.634140/

    “Catch and release” cash jackpots were added to this year’s ECO, which was perfect timing considering the steady billfish bite. A total of 112 blues, 1 black, 36 striped marlin and 14 sailfish were recorded. Released fish were scored 300-points (blues and blacks) and 100-points (striped marlin and sailfish).

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    Reel Quest, a 68-foot Hatteras led by Capt. Ty Valli and mate Jose Antonio Bojorquez, won top release team honors and a check for $23,205 for releasing five blues and one striper.

    Hooray, an 80-foot Viking with Capt. Francisco Bojorquez at the helm, came in second in the release category with four blue marlin, a sailfish and striped marlin, good for $8,032.

    El Suertudo, a 61-foot Viking, was third with four blues and one striper tallied. Capt. Greg Distefano and his team earned $4,462 for the week. …Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/an-after-storm-update-and-bisbee-s-2016-results.634535/

    San José del Cab0

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    Right before this latest storm developed the fishing action to the north of Punta Gorda around Iman to San Luis Banks was showing signs of improvement, as the nicer grade of yellowfin tuna started to bite. Then after the passing of the storm the ocean was a bit stirred up on Wednesday and the bite was off, now as conditions steadily improve the action is picking up again. Anglers were using chunks of squid, other available baits, as well as yo-yo jigs and tuna up near 100 lb. were accounted for, no huge numbers, but some charters were landing several nice tuna. Other catches included dorado, wahoo and various snapper and grouper species. The billfish bite also improved, with blue and striped marlin both being found on the same local areas.

    As is the normal pattern, inshore action for jack crevalle and roosterfish diminishes at this time, still a chance at finding limited action while trolling baits outside the surf zone, but nothing like it had been earlier in the summer. More bolito baitfish are now being found schooling on the fishing grounds and these always make a great bait option. In the marina area the main live bait being offered is caballito and once again slabs of squid are being used for drift fishing the yellowfin tuna. Only an occasional dorado being found, a few up to 15-pounds same for wahoo, only an occasional fish actually landed, though these fish are in the area, they do commonly become more sluggish when water temperatures are average above 85 degrees, as they are now…Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas

    Los Cabos
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    Good fishing after the storm!

    Even though the Cabo Port Captain had said that the port would be closed on Tuesday due to the storm, it was open for business that morning, as the storm left only rain in its path. Unfortunately by this point most people had cancelled or rescheduled; just one of our boats went out to fish, and did very well.

    The Pisces Rebecca caught and released a blue marlin about six miles out from the arch, landed on live bait – caballito -- for Dr. Walsh and the Takeishi's of Cleveland, Ohio. These beautiful photos show us the care that the Pisces team gives to every release to make sure that it’s a successful one.

    While it was a difficult fishing week that was accompanied by a couple of port closure days from Tropical Storm Javier, there were some highlights to share. The biggest fish taken was a 264-pound blue marlin by an un-named angler aboard the "Gaviota XI." They reported in for three days fished with 3 blue marlin with 1 released. The "Gaviota IV," skippered by Captain Octavio, also fishing three days, reported in with a catch of 3 blue marlin, all released and not only tying with the Gaviota XI, but being the first skipper of the Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet to ever release 3 blue marlin for 3 days fished. We tip our hat to Captain Octavio! The overall fish count for a combined total of 22 days fished reflected 9 blue marlin, (5 released) 5 striped marlin, (3 released) 2 dorado, 2 hammerhead sharks and 1 pilot shark.

    Daytime air temps averaged 91 degrees and nights averaged 74.6 degrees. Humidity averaged 64.2. We started out the week with a port closure on Monday and Tuesday caused by inclement weather conditions from Tropical Storm Javier that blew through with plenty of tropical rain. The boats back to fishing on Wednesday.

    Windy weather and rough seas on Monday and Tuesday as well but it calmed down for fishing on Wednesday -- Pacific side, from Golden Gate to Cabo Falso at 78 to 79 degrees. Cabo San Lucas and out to the 95 Fathom Spot and northerly to Gorda Banks were all at 80 to 81 degrees and Gorda Banks to Los Frailes all at 81 to 83 degrees.

    Bait was working well on the drop-back to billfish following in tight to the trolling patterns; a few fish were being taken on rigged trolling bait and a few fish were being taken on the artificial lures.

    Bait Supply: Plenty of live bait available (caballito) at the $3.00 per bait rate). …Larry Edwards Cortez Yacht Charters
     
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    Great report. Glad they were able to work it out in San Quintin.
     
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  3. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    GREAT REPORT par usual Gary. I heard about this ongoing deal at
    San Quintin/San Martin today, and was told a guy from LA says he
    "has a deal with the people in the village to fish that area" and "get out or get
    shot next time" while towing a grappling hook by 2 SD sport boats
    ripping all the angler's lines. Pretty strong stuff? The Pangas, K&M
    Parkers and Don Eddies Skipjacks have always been a pretty
    stand up operation in a neat little village. Would be hard to believe
    it was any of them doing this? Sorry to hear about this, crazy stuff,
    but I'm sure they'll get it worked out as noted. Driving down and
    fishing there should still be "no problemo" I'm sure. GO FISHING!
    Thanks for sharing. LOL As one who just goes fishing and stays out
    of the politics and cat fights that go on, hopefully all will be fine down there. LOL
     
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    don eddies skipjacks have NOT been on the water for 6 or 7 years the last time a skipjack was on the water is wen I and his son tony marquez leid don eddie ashes to rest in the bay.
    as for shot guns,YOURE THE FIRST ONE TO MENTION ONE...HOWE FUNNY.
    THE GUY FROM LA IS MR RON GOMEZ,HE HEADS "TALCK BAJA" ON FACE BOOK, PLEASE DOO GIVE HIM A CALL HE'D LOVE TO SPEACK WITH YOU MORE ON THE SUBJECT,AND YES MR GOMEZ HASE THE COSECION FOR DIVEING AT SAN MARTIN ISLAND.
    AS FOR THE FISHIGN CAPTAIN TOWING THE GRAPELLING HOOK TO SNAG FISHING LINES,YES HE DID,...Y...BECOSE THE FINE ANGELERS ON THE PACIFIC VOAGER CALL'D A FUCKING WET BACK AND TO BOOT A FUCKING MEXICAN,HE WAS DEPORTTED 4 YEARS EGGO AND WAS SEPAREATED FROM HIS JUNG FAMILY,I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU COME DOWN AND CALL HIM THAT TO HIS FACE.SINSERAMENTE ELJUAN.
     
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    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    THANKS FOR THE FACTS JUAN....as I said I've fished on
    the SkipJacks years ago, and always was a stand up operation there. Had a lot of fun.
    It's your country and your fishery, your turf, and not my fight. Sorry to hear about all this.
    No idea why the hell you're yelling at me, just reported what we heard.
    NOTHING I said was to offend you and your actions down there. Two sides to every story. LOL
    ALL I said was we heard about the shot threats and other things going on,
    and grappling hook take out all the way in Socal today!, We hope it works out for all there.
    I can respect your local fishery, and hard to believe it's came to this. Best of luck . TC
     
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