The marlin showed up here at Magdalena Bay– 36 over the last two days with only two anglers, who also swam with them much of the time. There was also a whole bunch of dorado. The marlin are far out still but large numbers of them…Toby Magbay Lodge
The most productive fishing this week was between San Jaime (more so for billfish) and the Pacific side in general for dorado from 5 to 20 miles up the Coast. Only a few boats headed to the Iman and some areas of the East Cape. Water temperatures are still high, reaching temps between 84 degrees and 87 degrees F.
Of great interest and excitement to larger sport fishers and yachts is the recently discovered offshore fishery that is out of reach of the traditional panga fleets in Loreto, That area has produced extraordinary large game fishing, i.e., yellowfin tuna, black, blue, and striped marlin, as well as swordfish that no one believed existed until recently.
They watched in awe as a huge blue marlin frantically tried to shake loose their heavy black and red, foot-long marlin lure from where the hook was implanted firmly in the corner of the giant’s jaw as it tail-walked its way toward the horizon.
Angler Cole Schwartz from Garden City TX with his 5 foot Dorado 49 lbs on Pisces 42’ Sea Señora – they caught another 5 10-20-pounds.
Smallish dorado everywhere while football tuna take a backseat to larger yellowfin dominating catch in Cabo. White Sea Bass at San Quintin and MONSTER Yellow at Cedros
Brothers Jesus and Gerardo Bañaga from La Playita headed out on their 23-ft. panga Friday in search of billfish, as there have been quite a few blues and blacks caught in the area.
Circling the area only once, this super cow-sized yellowfin tuna leaped out of the water and pounced on their bait. The fish ran for an hour straight, with the guys in hot pursuit, trying to avoid getting spooled.
The water has come back to good color, still at 72- to 73-degrees, and the red crab and tuna have returned. There are dorado here and there but not like before where they followed the boat around like pests…MagBay Lodge
I fished again for my first limit of the season in a good afternoon bite. I usually fish alone but as per the current protocol requirements in this time of disease, I had along with me, Captain Ruben Duran. Ruben is always good company and there is no denying that having a competent and personable Capitan makes a long day on the water easier. We caught five wahoo, including a couple of double hook-ups, five small yellowfin, and a nice dorado! …Bill Erhardt
This past Sunday afternoon was the busiest time at the marina in months. There must have been 30 rigs lined up to pull boats out at the end of the day. Tourists and families are finally getting out on the water.