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.

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