Scattered Dorado & Yellow Fin Tuna

May 13th – May 19th 2007

Beautiful time in Baja.High-light of the Week: It is beautiful time to be here in Baja.

Weather: This past week we once again saw great weather. A few of the mornings this week we started out with some fog in the area giving us a slight breeze at times but by ten in the morning it was all burned off giving us flat calm seas and plenty of sunshine.
Air temperatures: Low 65 High 89

Water temperatures: Low 68 High 78

Beach Fishing Report: This past week the beach fishing was full of shots for my guest Eric Burnett. Eric and I spent one of the three days he fished with me on the beach. Eric and I covered a lot of beach and got a fair number of shots at some good roosters and jacks. The fish seem to be spread out all over our beaches and are by no means concentrated in a certain area. Most of the fish are chasing mullet because the sardines in the area have disappeared. The bait pangas are finding none in the area although I did hear of a few being caught today down South. Once again this week if you are willing to get out and put some time in and walk our beaches you will get some shots. I want to say do not expect to have the beaches to yourself as we are seeing more and more people carrying fly rods sprinting up and down our beaches chasing fish. I counted fourteen fly fisherman fishing from the light house to Punta Colorado and another seven from La Ribera North and this is just one day this past week. Through out most of this week it was very hard to find a spot to fish a beach where you did not feel you were intruding on someone else’s space or they were not intruding on yours.

Inshore Fishing Report: This past week the inshore fishing was difficult for us that were trying to fly fish because the lack of sardines for chum. We still have fish around but without the sardines for chum we had to use the mackerel and mullet that are available and use them as teaser baits to get some of the big jacks and roosters in the area up so we could cast flies to them. Some of the boats from the hotel this week caught some very nice pompano, jacks, roosters, cabrilla, pargo and a few other species using bait.

Offshore Fishing Report: This past week the action for the yellow fin tuna was scattered at best. We are still seeing schools of porpoise anywhere from twelve to fifty six miles out. Some of these schools are holding yellow fin and it seemed to be sort of a hit and miss week for the yellow fin but if you found them and they were willing to bite some very nice fish up to forty pounds were a possibility. We have scattered marlin throughout the bay and again some boats are finding some that want to eat and others seem to have lock jaw. The dorado fishing remains scattered as well with mostly single fish being caught unless you were lucky enough to find some sort of trash in the water and if you were lucky multiple fish may have been found.

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