March 27, 2022
This being the first official week of spring season, you can definitely feel the change in climate, progressively feeling a warming trend with each passing day, not so chilly early in the morning either. Basically the perfect time of year, as far as all around weather. Very busy week locally, with the final weekend of the traditional fiestas and carnival, highlighting with off road races Sunday. Despite all of the crowds, not a high percentage of serious anglers now visiting, should pick up coming month, as typically this is a more popular time frame.
Bait concentrations have scattered offshore, in the marina area, caballito had vanished the previous week and are now just starting to be found in limited numbers, still no word on sardinas, other options were slabs of squid, ballyhoo, as well as mackerel being imported from Cabo San Luis. Ocean conditions were greenish up to about ten miles offshore, water temperature ranging from 70 to 74 degrees degrees through most of the zone, warmest areas found further offshore. Winds are now becoming much less of a factor, swells remain light.
Anglers were concentrating efforts over the various rocky high spots from Red Hill, Gordo Banks, Iman and San Luis banks. Most consistent area was near San Luis, more Pacific bonito than anything else, while mainly jigging off the bottom. Though there was a mix of other species as well, most notable were some amberjack to 40 lb., red snapper, yellow snapper, barred pargo, whitefish, triggerfish, a couple of yellowtail and others. A couple of impressive broomtail grouper to 60 pounds were also accounted for. We saw a couple of wahoo as well and a scattering of dorado, a few of them over 30 lb.
So overall despite there not being huge numbers of fish, there was quite a variety seen. On Friday there was at least one yellowfin tuna in the 50 lb. class brought in, other tuna were seen breezing the surface near San Luis Bank, but quickly vanished. This was an encouraging sign, it has been a long time since we have seen any action for these yellowfin, we are hoping something develops on this.
Marlin action was more spread out now, also further offshore where blue water has been found, the huge bait concentrations on the Gordo Banks has spread out now.
Not much being reported close to shore, very few sierra this season, some smaller sized roosterfish, but more jack crevalle than anything else.
Good Fishing, Eric