Bottom and Inshore action!

June 23rd, 2024

Summer season has officially begun, and we are starting to see more vacationing families arrive in Los Cabos. This week, we experienced cooler temperatures with mornings in the low 70s and low 80s throughout the day. We also had some rain on Friday and scattered clouds throughout the weekend. A few windy days, predominantly from the South.

The main highlight this week was the Roosterfish bite along our shorelines. Some nicer fish were caught this week, a few in the 50–60-pound range. The bigger Roosters seem to be coming from in between La Laguna and Zacaton grounds. We are using live mullet, caballito, and sardines. A few boats reported picking up a couple on poppers earlier in the mornings after throwing handfuls of live sardines. While trolling live baits, a few boats hooked into some nice groupers and snappers. A handful of Sierra were landed on the live sardines as well.

Bottom actions was good for the first half of the week. Most of the boats focused on the grounds from San Luis to Cardon, with San Luis being the most productive for bigger amberjack and grouper. The biggest amberjack caught this week was 92 pounds, landed on a live caballito on the bottom. We also had a handful of grouper over 40 pounds, hooked on live caballito and mullet. Some smaller amberjack and a few bonita were landed on the jigs. Cardon is still producing good numbers of yellow snapper and pompano with live and dead sardines. Palmilla is also producing good numbers of smaller snapper, grouper, and pompano.

We only saw a couple dorado this week. These were caught while looking for marlin offshore on rigged ballyhoo. The striped marlin bite continues to be spotty, though there is a good chance of landing a couple if you put in the time. Many boats targeting marlin, are concentrating on the surrounding areas of both Gordos as there is good bait concentration there. Most of the marlin bites were reported 12-16 miles out while looking for warmer, blue water. The preferred bait was ballyhoo and live caballitos. A handful were landed on lures.

Good Fishing, Brian.

Bottom main focus!

June 2nd, 2024

It was a quiet week at our local marina area. The village fiestas of La Playa usually start the last couple days of May and extend towards the first days of June. This year, the fiestas were delayed a week, which means work activities will remain slow throughout this upcoming week. Only moderate numbers of anglers are now in town taking advantage of calmer weather patterns, sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80s. Bait supplies consisted of caballito, jurelito, ballyhoo, mullet, moonface, and sardines.

The main focus this week was the bottom and inshore. The tuna and wahoo bite is almost nonexistent. We only accounted for 1 yellowfin and 1 wahoo all week, both under 30 pounds. Most boats are focusing on different rock structures throughout La Fortuna and Cardon. Fishing bigger live baits has produced big amberjack, grouper, and dogtooth snapper. The biggest amberjack caught was a 76 pounder, while we saw many quality fish over 40 pounds. The favorite bait seems to be caballito and moonface if we are able to get some from the bait guys as it is not a guarantee. Live sardines continue to attract good numbers of yellow snapper and grouper.

We had a decent marlin bite throughout most of the week. Most boats are focusing in areas closer to the inner and outer Gordos as there seems to be plenty of bait out there. Not a lot of dorado. though some boats were lucky to find small schools while fishing offshore for marlin or inshore for roosterfish. Most of these dorado are small, averaging 10-12 pounds. These dorado have been hitting mostly ballyhoo and marlin lures.

Closer to shore, we are starting to see big Roosters. The biggest one caught this week was well over 60 pounds, caught on a live mullet. The best area to target these Roosters continues to be La Laguna and Zacaton. While trolling live sardines and mullet throughout these shorelines, we have been able to pick a few dorado.

Good Fishing, Brian.