Hot July Sun & Marlin

July 15th – July 21st 2007

Morning SunriseHigh-light of the Week: A beautiful July morning here in Baja.

Weather: Each day this past week we woke up to flat calm seas and beautiful temperatures. As those mornings slipped into afternoons we saw some wind from the South that caused a few small white caps. Everyone this past week did not seem to mind the breeze as it helped to keep all of us from feeling the high temperatures and humidity that comes with being here in Baja during mid July.

Air temperatures: Low 76 High 89

Water temperatures: Low 75 High 88

Baja, Mexico Beach Fishing Report: Beach fishing this past week was slower than some of the action we have seen in weeks past. We have a few small schools of sardine in the area but most of the bait along our beaches remains mullet and ballyhoo. The fishing along the beach this past week seemed to be best in the area just South of La Ribera. This is where we encountered a few small roosters and jacks chasing the sardines. If it was bigger fish you were after you needed to put in some miles and walk. If you were willing to put in a few miles under the hot sun with your line ready to cast looking among the scattered mullet you would eventually see the dark unmistakable shapes of bigger roosterfish and jacks cruising thru the water. Although we did not see the numbers of these fish we have seen in previous weeks we have enough in the area that if you are willing to put in the effort and bare the sizzling sun and hot sand you got some good shots.

Baja, Mexico Inshore Fishing Report: This past week inshore fishing was quiet as most of the fleet went offshore.

Baja, Mexico Offshore Fishing Report: This week the offshore action consisted mainly of football sized yellow fin tuna and marlin with the occasional dorado mixed in. We had many schools of porpoise in the area this past week and most of those schools held good numbers of tuna. Once again this past week it helped if you were one of the first boats to find a school of porpoise. If you did you were immediately into fish. If you were a little late in getting to the party you still had a very good chance at getting some nice tuna. Most of the tuna this past week seemed to be chasing flying fish. A blue and white deceiver seemed to do the trick for us. We also did well on pink and white flies as we have a few squid in the area as well.The marlin fishing this past week picked up considerably compared to what we have seen the past couple of weeks. We saw a lot more fish coming into the teasers this past week and on occasion we even saw two or three come to the teasers at the same time. The marlin are scattered throughout the bay at the moment. Some of the best action we saw this past week was very close to shore between Punta Colorado and La Ribera. We found good numbers of marlin and a few dorado in this area from one to four miles off shore.

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