The Dorado once again seem to be the most cooperative. A little further out on the seamounts big Cubera snapper are on the chew. Further offshore the stripe Marlin are on track. They seem to be hanging in small pods of 3-5 fish so doubling up is not uncommon. Most of the Marlin are released to fight another day.I hate to say the tuna have been a disappointment so far this year. There’s been some reports of Wahoo on the south end of Cerralvo.
The waters are stacked with 20-40lb Dorado. Further off shore around the seamounts schools of Striped Marlin are thick and on the chew. 3-5 fish per boat is not uncommon. Of course most of these fish are released so no harm there. Trolling small and medium size lures in darker colors are getting hammered. We had some clients actually pulling lure away from Marlin in pursuit of their lures.
Bottom fishing on the seamounts for giant Cubera snapper is a great way to end your day as well as fill your cooler. Fish to 50lbs are coming in almost daily.
The daily catch rate is definitely stabilizing as the water temperatures are normalizing and clearing up.
The Dorado are the main story. Although these fish are mixed in size they are predominantly large ranging from 25-45 lbs.
With that said most other species striped Marlin, Sailfish, are all on the chew. Trolling medium size plastics or site fishing for tailing fish and pitching a live Mack will do the trick.
Normally the yellowtail have moved on by this time of year with the beginning of the Pelagic species working their way up. Well the later is true but the yellowtail are still here a they are big and hungry. Mix a couple of those with a 50lb AmberJack, Cubera snapper and fair size Dorado and you got yourself a fish buffet. Not to mention the cabrilla and Roosters that are eating their way through the massive schools of bait that are everywhere.
Early morning Rooster are feeding around the beaches on large schools of mullet.
The yellowtail are still scattered around. Definitely fewer then last week and assorted sizes from 10-35lbs.
A few Dorado are being caught daily. Mostly on sardines on the troll or drift.
A few wahoo are being caught on the south end of Cerralvo.
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.