Cold Current Recedes…Action Returns Jun 30, 2007 11:59:18 GMT -5
Post by bajafly on Jun 30, 2007 11:59:18 GMT -5
REPORT #1069 “Below the Border” Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update June 30, 2007
Our June Hatch
As last week’s cold, off-color current receded, the fishing immediately picked up. The place to be for the billfish action seemed to be from Punta Pescadero to the eighty-eight, though it was still tough to keep them behind the teasers long enough to get a shot with the fly.
Tuna action also snapped back with fish being found under the porpoise from six miles off of Las Arenas to thirty miles out in front of Buenavista. The shark buoys off Punta Pescadero also provided some action for the few boats that checked them out before continuing on to the eighty-eight in search of billfish action.
Back on the inside close to shore, there were plenty of smaller roosters and jacks (with a few “toads” sprinkled in), feeding on breezing bait schools. The best opportunities for sight casting to the “Bubba class fish” were from La Ribera to the Lighthouse from the beach.
We are beginning to find some of the pompano schools making their way mid-day up and down the beach; small beige ‘crazy Charlie’s will do the trick.
Water temperature 69-83
Air temperature 75-91
Wind: SE 7 - 9 knots
Visibility 8 miles
Sunrise 6:35 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:09 p.m. MDT
Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico
With water temperatures soaring, Magdalena Bay is beginning to stir. Offshore confirmed catches, instead of the vague reports, of dorado sightings happened this week for the first time this year - only six miles offshore. Humboldt squid are thick. Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come. Farther out at the twenty mile mark, good sized schools of tuna were found feeding on sardines under the bird schools.
Enrique Soto, from San Carlos, reported good yellowtail action at the Entrada - well worth the twenty mile run. Sounds like what they lack in quality is made up in quantity. Most of the fish are in the 5 – 10 lb. class with an occasional ‘fatty’ showing up.
Once again, Ruben Duran, Lopez Mateos, spotted the guys with the nets hauling 20 – 60 lb. snook out of the surf outside the Boca.
Bob Hoyt, Magbay Outfitters, spent a day fishing with his son and reported good catches of leopard grouper, pargo, and halibut near sand beaches and enough spotted bay bass to consider them a nuisance.
Water temperature 64 - 73
Air temperature 70 -83
Humidity 58 %
Wind: W 8 – 11 knots
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Visibility 8 miles
Sunrise 6:40 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:20 p.m. MDT
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
Inside the 1,000 fathom line (which is 30 miles from Zihuatanejo Bay), the water temperature is a minimum of 88º, with some areas as warm as 90º. Beyond the 1,000 fathom line the water is a more reasonable 86º. The action is good for most species, but it has moved out a bit.
We are averaging about 2 sailfish per day per boat with most of the action in the 12 to 14 mile areas. The marlin are still striking lures beyond the 30 mile mark. Plus there are quite a few yellowfin tuna at 30 miles also.
Inshore, Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos, is still doing very well on roosters and jack crevalle up in the Troncones area
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 75-100
Conditions: Mostly Sunny
Visibility 3 miles
Sunrise 7:14 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:25 p.m. CDT