There was encouraging news that the yellowfin tuna were biting better the last few days – drift-fishing with strips of squid on the Iman Bank was the most successful. We also saw tuna ranging from 10 to 90-pounds, with an average of 20 to 50-pounds. A couple of charters caught up to 5 fish each, though overall numbers were not high; you had to be patient and be at the right spot when the bite was on. Again, the best action was found early in the morning.
Anglers saw great action for dorado. Limits were common, with many releases scattered throughout the region. However, small to medium-sized fish were being found closer to shore, and some larger specimens were on the offshore grounds where there were marlin and sailfish. These fish were readily caught with lures and various bait.
Bait supplies consisted of ballyhoo, mullet, slabs of squid, and the sardina also rebounded recently, schooling close to shore near the marina jetties.
Good Fishing…Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas
Remember this kid!? After landing his first dorado for his birthday at 4 years old, for his recent 6th birthday, he landed this 47-Pound Bull! This is a day Mischa (and mom) will never forget! So get out there and TAKE YOUR KIDS FISHING (oh yeah, dogs are welcome, too)!
Mike Mizell, San Antonio, Texas, aboard the “YAHOO” landed a 52.5-pound dorado prior to the arrival of all the rain caused by Tropical Storm Javier offshore.
A 50-pound dorado, yellowfin tuna, and a released marlin … what more could you ask for? Pisces 31′ Rebecca got it done yesterday for angler Joe Starkey and friends from Texas! A big shoutout to Captain JR, who has been with Pisces for nearly 25 years! …Pisces Sportfishing Fleet
In addition to $50,000 USD, which included all four jackpots, the team took home a 2022 Volkswagen Polo.
Striped and blue marlin are being encountered on the usual grounds such as the 1150 Spot. Mixed-size dorado, including some bulls to over 50 pounds, were being caught. The majority taken while searching farther offshore, though some larger dorado were also caught closer to shore where juvenile dorado were found in small schools.
The 23rd BISBEE EAST CAPE OFFSHORE IS HERE!!! Registration is next Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Buena Vista Oceanfront & and Hot Springs Resort.
The “Fishing in La Paz” tournament attracted 167 Teams competing for more than ONE AND HALF MILLION DOLLARS last weekend. It was an exciting kickoff for the “Fishing in the Five” series which will have more than 60 tournaments in the five municipalities of Baja Sur, ending in the municipality of Loretto in 2023.
Stay tuned for more details of this event and the many tournaments throughout Baja Sur to follow!
We haven’t seen dorado numbers like this in YEARS! A bull dorado over 40 pounds was landed. That’s at least one Big Bull a day for the past week!..Rebecca Ehrenberg