Welcome. As you review our Baja Bytes Update, please note that “No Report” is not uncommon during this season. It is not necessarily that there are no fish to catch, poor weather and few or no clients are usually the reason that no report was received. If you are interested in a location that isn’tContinue reading “Trophy Dorado plus Tuna”
Roosterfish an unusual catch at Bahia deo Los Angeles.
The yellowfin tuna caught throughout the week were the attention-getters in size and quantity, and adding a little variety were the skipjack that were tagging along with the larger tuna. The skipjack were content to feast on the scraps of bait that the tuna missed.
The IGFA officials (@igfa_official) have made continuous strides in billfish research through their Great Marlin Race. The Great Marlin Race originated at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in 2009.
Hunter Hensley fought and landed a SWORDFISH on Pisces 62′ Chasin Tail yesterday! But wait!!! THERE’S MORE – Anglers Larry Bale and Hunter Hensley released an approx. 300-pound BLUE MARLIN and landed a 50-pound YELLOWFIN Tuna, too.
. Crews mostly fished inshore at the beginning of the week, with some wind and choppy seas. However, they still produced, primarily in our “Other” Category – catching mainly sierra mackerel, bonito, and grouper. But by Wednesday, we saw the marlin begin to show up at the 11:50 Bank, and by Saturday, the fleet had released 100 marlin total! Compared to last week, when we saw about 15% of the boats releasing marlin, we had nearly 50% of the boats land ’em this week. The weather also got friendlier towards the end of the week, with winds dying.
Our spring season is in full swing with roosterfish, amberjack, yellowtail, sierra mackerel, grouper, mako, and thresher sharks, some decent mahi catches, and still, some marlin are around
The week’s highlight was the wahoo that anglers hooked into while trolling closer to Punta Gorda or Cardon. Not the typical season for these highly prized pelagics, but it proves that you can never really know what might happen. These fish prefer warmer waters, but the bite was sporadic daily, and slow trolling live bait was the best bet, particularly the elusive chihuil. We saw one monster 79-pound wahoo landed and several others over 50 pounds, so of the handful brought in, they were of impressive size.
Another glassy day on Laguna Ojo de Liebre with sleepy mothers and calves and mating trios. Our trip began with catching sight of the Pink Floyd (whale penis) and several mating trios. The female kept coming over to us and under our panga, and the males would chase her out. We saw lots of majestic spy hops and impressive breaches. A wonderful day with whales!.…
Good day. Limits on robalo, grouper, pargo and corvina with Captain Rubin Duran at Lopez Mateos….Mark Rayor