A few nice dorado have been caught around the island mostly around the sargasso paddies. Almaco Jacks are starting to show up in numbers around the seamounts. But the real story for the week has been the yellowtail.
This week the yellowtail moved into the bay literally 10 minutes outside the marina. These fish were consistently some of the largest of the year averaging 25lbs with some brutes tipping the scales at 35lbs.
A few Dorado are being caught around the island near the sargasso paddies. This should continue to improve as the conditions continue to change to our summer pattern.
A few Almaco Jacks cousins to the AmberJack around the seamounts. This is the season for Pez Fuerte. So far they’ve been on the smaller size 20-30lbs but the 60/80 pounders won’t be far behind.
Cabrilla and snapper are hanging on the rocky high spots as they also are finishing the spawning season.
We are still having killer days on the yellowtail, cabrilla and snapper but finding these schools is becoming more difficult. The yellowtail have moved up in the water column, chumming sardines then casting into the boil seems to be working best.
There has been more reports of the Tuna bite at the North end of Cerralvo island. It’s a total hero or zero dea
We still have Dorado and Striped Marlin dominating the fishing action. They are plentiful and really close to home. The average size of the Dorado are starting to get much larger. October normally is the kick off of the Wahoo season. Both Blue and Black Marlin are hanging around the seamounts feeding on the Bonito and dorado that are in the area. For the most part the tuna have been a no show. A couple here and there or I saw them yesterday but they wouldn’t bite.
I really can’t say much more about the dorado. The key is purchase your bait and get after it right away. The first boats on the fishing grounds will limit out in minutes. 15-20 lb class fish is the norm with the occasional 30 lb bonus fish coming over the rail. The wahoo fishing hasn’t developed yet but the water is still a few degrees too warm. My guess by next month we will be in full swing for these speedsters. We are starting to catch some Sierra and roosters inshore. These are normally cool water species, not sure hats going on there. The Sierra are great eating grilled or smoked. Bottom fishing has been good when the currents aren’t raging for Pargo, cabrilla and trigger fish.
IMO, October is the best month for fishing and weather. The humidity starts to drop along with the morning air temperature. October is also the best month for and the largest variety of Pelagic’s.
Every year from October to December is our special season to fish in the Pacific Ocean. Fishing or spearfishing, both inshore and offshore of MagBay is some of the best in the world. The huge variety and numbers of fish make this fishery unique. Onboard our Riviera 43′ you will be able to fish and have all the comfort at the same time. Don’t miss this experience! Ask for available dates.