When the water conditions were good the wahoos were stacked. Whether you were spearfishing or rod and reel limits of Wahoo were plentiful with quadruple hookups very common. When the water conditions changed we would fish further south for Marlin and tuna. The tuna ran a bit on the smaller size this year but were plentiful. Chasing them under schools of porpoise or chunking on the seamounts we got our share. We did manage to both spear and catch a few in the legit #250 lb range. The striped Marlin are chasing down the bait balls this time of year. This is quite a site as you will see large groups of Frigate birds come out of nowhere giving you an exact location of hundreds of Marlin going nuts feeding on large schools of bait. The Dorado are just everywhere.
This is the time of year when we get a wide variety of fish. The rocky spots off Espíritu Santos island has been good for Cabrilla and Pargitos trigger fish Snook. There’s still some Dorado and Marlin in the area but the bite is not consistent and with the wind coming up the ride home can get pretty bumpy.
Currently there’s a good bite on both Striped and Blue Marlin and quality 30-40 lb Dorado offshore.
There are tons of small schoolies size Dorado in the bay, hanging out around the tankers.
The Mag Bay trips are in full swing. Everything from Striped Marlin, Wahoo Tuna to Broomtail and Gulf grouper. The bite out there is just starting to heat up.
Striped Marlin and Sailfish are still pretty stacked up a little further off shore and around the seamounts.
The tuna have been making a showing with some real legit fish, unfortunately the bite is not consistent. If your fortunate to find them, they are running 50-60lb range.
Inshore around the rocky point small Pargo are always hungry and looking for a meal.
Overall fishing has been good. Not much has changed over the past couple of weeks, with Dorado still plentiful with schools of mixed size. The biggest difference being the fish have put on a few pounds, with the Bulls pushing the 30lb mark.
Offshore around the El Charro seamount, Striped Marlin and Sailfish are stacked up. 3-5 fish per boat is pretty average.
Dorado are the main species and spread out through the La Paz boundaries. inshore fishing for Pargitos, trigger fish and Cabrilla is still solid when the currents are not too strong. Offshore the bite for, Striped Marlin and Sailfish is pretty consistent trolling small to medium size lures or ballyhoos
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.
Usually the Dorado are in pairs but many times they’re in schools of 8-10 fish. Since we are now later in the season the fish have had time to put on a few pounds, so 15-25 pounds are common.
Inshore fishing off the points or rocky areas are still giving up Pargo and cabrilla as well as trigger fish and large pacific Bonito. All are great eating and a blast on light tackle. Regarding the Bill fish action it’s just plug and play off the seamounts, El Bajo or El Charro or the East side of Cerralvo Island. The Striped Marlin aren’t huge but scrappy. The bigger guys should be moving in soon. Especially now the tuna are working their way up.