After coming off two very tough days of fishing we had some luck. Yesterday the wind was blowing from the south strong enough to throw a wrench into our planned destinations. We fished a few different spots but only pulled a few small fish. Today the wind calmed down some giving us a chance to fish wherever we wanted to. Water temps are still a little all over the place, So we decided to bottom fish. Glad that choice was made because we landed some very solid fish. A monster pargo, almacojack, yellowtail, quite a few cabrilla and some more pargo. It was a great first day for this family as they will be fishing with us a few days while the visit Loreto.
Today we left Puerto Escondido shortly after leaving the marina we spotted a mother and baby fin whale. We continued north in search of dorado we found a weed line that looked promising. We spotted some small dorado on the first patties then a large dorado on a bigger piece of kelp. We worked that one dorado then a few more appeared. We were unable to get a quick bite and our clients only having booked a half day wanted to go bottom fish. We continued north and caught some dinner. In the afternoon part of the crew went out for some fishing with the family, we already knew what was north so wanted to checkout south with a busy schedule ahead. We went south of Catalan where the water was green but had warmed back up to 82°, the weather was calm all day with a slight breeze. A good amount of striped marlin were seen. Large sargasso patties floating produced 3 dorado for us. While heading back in we spotted some porpoise and trolled the cedar plugs, as luck would have it the tuna were right there with them we landed a total of 10 yellowfin. Made for a great afternoon for some fishing in Loreto with the kids!
With Hurricane/Tropical Storm Bud approaching this week we had some clients reschedule their trip in the beginning of the week. That left us with some time for some maintenance, cleaning and time to prep for the storm. Bud came and went and fortunately was not too bad. We headed out this morning with a group of guys from Southern California. The swells were still up some from the storm. We found some weed lines but the storm dropped water temperatures down 7°, so off to some of our favorite spots to bottom fish it was. Right off the bat they got a good cabrilla (grouper), then several other groupers. The fight of the day came when an amberjack struck the mackerel like a freight train. It was a solid fight that had our customer wore out after. The waters calmed down as the day went on, we hope the temperatures climb back up this coming week.
Today we were back on the waters of Loreto for day 2 with the same group. Water temperatures are slowly climbing, today the Sea of Cortez was knocking on the door of 80ºF. We were unable spot any dorado but we did get into a good amount of grouper (cabrilla), a few snapper (pargo), enough triggerfish for some ceviche for tonights appetizer, more importantly found some yellowtail which have been harder to lock in on this season. Overall it was a good day of fishing with tight lines most of the day.