The Elusive Sardina Return

July 29th – August 3rd – 2007

Bob’s first MarlinHighlight of the week: Bobby Fisher with his first Stripe Marlin.

The weather this past week was typical of what you would expect here in Baja at the end of July going into the first week of August. In a word hot. We had lots of sunshine with very few clouds and a moderate amount of humidity. If you forgot to put on your sunscreen this past week you were in trouble. The seas this past week were flat most of the week although we did see a slight breeze on Monday the 30th that gave us a very slight chop. On Tuesday we were back to flat seas still conditions that continued throughout the end of the week.

Air temperatures: Low 78 High 97

Water temperatures: 79 to 86

Humidity  38%

Beach Fishing Report: Beach fishing this past week improved. If you got out and walked along the beach you had a very good chance to hook some Rooster fish and Jack Crevalle in the five to ten pound class. After the past several weeks of guiding my guests on the beach I had a chance (yesterday, August 2nd) to get out and fish on the beach for my self and I found enough Rooster fish and Jacks in that five to ten pound class to keep me running up and down the beach all day long. I ended up hooking three Rooster fish and one Jack but only got one Rooster fish and the Jack landed. I did also see a fair number of bigger fish during the day. I got a hand full to turn and chase the fly but unfortunately no takers on these bigger fish. At this point is looks like for those who are willing to stand under the hot August sun and put in they will be rewarded.

Inshore Fishing Report: This past week the elusive Sardina made their return. So far this year we have had a hard time with the Sardina. Early in the season the bait pangas had plenty to sell and then just as the season was getting into high gear the Sardina disappeared. This week they made their return. With the Sardina for chum my gusts and I had some excellent fishing for Rooster fish. Mike Bennett and I spent a day just chasing rooster fish and from the first handful of chum thrown we had Rooster fish around the boat all day. Mike hooked and landed over ten Rooster fish all between five and ten pounds. I also had great day fishing for Rooster fish with my guests Bobby and Tobie Fisher from Conner Montana. Once again the fishing for Rooster fish was excellent leaving Bobby and Tobie with smiles on their faces.

Rooster fish were not the only inshore action this past week. We had some excellent Dorado and Yellow fin Tuna action this past week just off Punta Pescadero and with the Sardina for chum we were able to hold the fish around the boat and cast flies to them. We also saw some good Dorado action in the area of Buenavista.

Offshore Fishing Report: The fishing offshore remains strong. This past week we saw good fishing for Stripe Marlin and bigger Dorado with a few Sailfish and Blue Marlin mixed in. The Marlin are scattered throughout the bay. I had an excellent day fishing with Bobby and Tobie (mentioned above) fishing for Marlin between the lighthouse and Cabo Pulmo where they each got their first Marlin. We also continue to see some Tuna in the area as well.