South (Baja Sur)
The auction will run from April 10 to April 23 with proceeds going to CHARITY DEVELOPMENT OF LOS CABOS in order to support the Green Scholarship Program university scholars. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community. Let the bidding begin!
The cabrilla are thick in the shallows! The pangas returning from Isla San Marcos and Isla Tortuga have full loads of cabrilla by fishing with bait or Yo Zuri minnows.
I went on a mission searching for the big pinnacle off of Bahia Concepcion. While diving, I saw plenty of giant pargo – cubera and Colorado snapper. I took one home for supper. My 4-year-old son got a kick out of the large goldfish I brought up from the deep. I have not seen the giant roosterfish yet. Until next week … fish on! …Nathan Burbey
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Puerto A Lopez Mateos Fish Report Nothing much going on this week. Lost 1 huge Snook, still getting grouper, pargo, corvina. No outside fishing due to big seas and wind. Hoping for May. ..Cheri King
MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for the Week of April 9-16, 2023
East Cape Tackle
We are having our 4th Fly Tying Seminar
Please come join us
April 20, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm
Local People’s Square #15
Sponsored by Baja Fly Fishing with Mike Reiser
Our discussion and flies will be for roosterfish.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please bring a chair.
San Jose del Cabo
Ocean water temperatures are now in the 70 to 72-degree range. Bait supplies have included caballito, jacks, slabs of squid, and ballyhoo. There have been no reports of sardina; however, some mullet have appeared. Most fishing activity has been concentrated on the grounds north of Punta Gorda, Cardon, La Fortuna, Iman, San Luis, and as far north as Vinorama.
Close to shore along the stretches of beach, good numbers of roosterfish have been found striking on caballito, mullet, and other jack species. Most of these roosterfish are juvenile-sized fish under 15 pounds. Remember to carefully release these fish so that they can grow to maturity and reproduce. Not many sierra are being seen now because of the lack of sardina.
Action on the bottom showed signs of improvement recently, even though the bonito were still the most common species found. We saw a few more leopard grouper, Almaco jack, and red snapper (huachinango) while working the rock piles with yo-yo jigs. In addition, we saw a mix of barred pargo, yellow snapper, triggerfish, and additional species, which are very delicious eating fish.
We saw more yellowfin tuna action this week, not in large numbers, but at least we have seen a handful of excellent 20 to 60-pound yellowfin brought in each day. These tuna were striking on squid strips, caballito, and a few on yo-yo jigs. They were found on various high spots from San Luis to Vinorama. It was encouraging since the tuna bite had been dead for many weeks.
Scattered throughout these same grounds were a handful of dorado, a few of which was over 15 pounds. No wahoo were reported, though as the weather continues to warm, we expect water temperatures will also warm, and the wahoo should become more active, as they typically do this time of year.
Not much billfish action was reported close to San Jose del Cabo, except some striped marlin were reported on the 95 Spot, where charters from Cabo San Lucas were operating. Not much was happening in the Pacific now, as north winds were gusty and conditions were rough. … Good Fishing, Eric
Cabo San Lucas
Fishing remained primarily inshore this week. Only 3 marlin were released, and with Spring Break and lots of kids around, most clients opted for some fun fishing and good eating. The weather was okay. However, the wind picked up on some days, but mostly there were sunny skies.
In the “Other” category, 75% of the fish caught this week included most inshore and bottom species from grouper, snapper, ladyfish, triggerfish, pompano, sierra mackerel, and a few nice roosterfish released…Pisces Sportfishing Fleet
Still, there is lots of dirty, cold water along the beach, keeping the fishing limited to rockfish for the most part. The best location for the taco meat continues to be the 9 Mile Bank, where guys are getting some quality size reds, bocaccio, Mexicans, bank perch, and chilies in 400 to over 500 feet of water. The shallowest rocks are like 400 feet, so plan on using heavy weights! …Fishdope.com
Coronado Islands / Rockpile
One contact gave the islands a good look today. They reported metering schools of fast-moving yellowtail around Pukey and South Island but no biters. This has been the case for the last few days, with them proving pretty elusive. If we can string some good weather for a week or so, these fish should settle in and start giving some surface opportunity which is when the private boats can begin to get in on the action. It’s mostly been sport boats getting the bites the last week or so.
Most of the action has been coming from Pukey Point, the weather side of North Island, and deeper sections around the Middle Grounds. Full-size yo-yo iron is working best, but you’ll need to be ready to drop quickly as soon as you run over any schools on your meter. You’ll want to focus on the 150 to 250-foot depth zones, looking for schools in the lower half of the water column. Besides that, plenty of whitefish and reds north, near the border and NE of North Island, and reds, whitefish, and sheepshead, plus the odd lingcod, are showing/biting at the Rockpile. …Fishdope.com
The water rolled over again, becoming very cold and dirty.
We did not hear of any new reports of yellowtail or big bonito.
The only dope we had was excellent fishing for red rockfish, big whitefish, and some lingcod down the beach at Santo Tomas and Soledad Reef. The local panga fleet is whacking easy limits of big rockfish. …Fishdope.com
Nothing new to report. The water in this area on the charts is dirty and very cold, in the low to mid-50s. Most of the 1.5 to 3-day trips have shifted focus to the bluefin bite offshore. …Fishdope.com
Not all fishing trips are all about fishing. Gonzaga Bay getaway was a blast with friends Chris and Gary while staying at Bob Kamoo’s “Casa Pescador” bayside rental trailer. What a view and so convenient. Right at the ramp. We had a great captain with Juan Cook, had our fish filleted, vacuum packed, and frozen for the trip home by Juan’s wife, and enjoyed fantastic yellowtail sashimi and cocktails at sunset, and dinners at Papa Fernandez Camp … and what a monster breakfast! on the way home today in San Felipe. Highly recommend Kamoo’s place and of course our Capt. Juan. The best…Pat McDonell
Los Ángeles Bay
We did a quick supply run to BOLA this past weekend. We took advantage of the great weather and went fishing for cabrilla and baqueta. Joel Jr. took us out…Baja Fishing Convoys, Orchid Martinez