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.

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