Mid September brings great fishing

Week of – September 9th – September 16th 2007

Written by – Jeff deBrown


Weather – The weather this past week was excellent. We are starting to see the day time highs drop ever so slightly giving us a slight relief from the heat. We still have quite a bit of humidity in the air but with the slightly cooler temperatures it is very comfortable.

Air Temperatures – High 89 Low 80

Water Temperatures – 79 – 83

Humidity – 41%

Beach fishing report – The fishing along the beach has improved dramatically this past week. The arroyos ran for quite some time after the hurricane but they have slowed to a trickle giving the water a chance to clear up near the beach. We have good concentrations of bait all along the beaches at the moment. We have seen a good number of Rooster Fish, Jacks, Lady Fish, Mexican look down and a few Pompano in feeding on the bait that is stacked up where the Las Quevas arroyo runs in. A sardine pattern or a small closer has been effective. We are also seeing some good activity where the arroyo runs in just north of town.

Inshore fishing – I was out with my guests Paul Cook and Tom Minor form Albuquerque New Mexico. During their trip we found some very good fishing for rooster fish in front of Punta Colorado. We also found some fish in La Ribera as well.

Offshore fishing – The fishing offshore this past week has exploded with very good catches of Dorado, Tuna, Skip jack, and Marlin. After the storm it took a few days for the water to clear up but once it did the fishing really turned on. Paul and Tom and I fished the better part of three days off shore and we were finding a lot of trash in the water after the storm. Each root ball or log seemed to be teaming with Dorado. Paul and Tom had great catches of Dorado with the smallest being about fifteen pounds and the largest being around forty five. If it is Tuna you are looking for once again just out in front of La Ribera the tuna are stacked up about two miles off. Each boat has been catching a good number of Tuna in the mornings before heading out to look for the trash and Dorado. The Marlin fishing remains good over the entire area.