July 31, 2022
Despite airports and Resorts being fairly crowded, we are not seeing many anglers arriving at this time. On and off breezes from the south have helped keep summer conditions more comfortable. Though with Hurricane Frank now paralleling the Baja Peninsula some 500 miles offshore, this has increased the humidity, as well as slightly larger swells over the weekend. Water temperature has ranged from 77 to 84 degrees, cooler currents closer to shore. Clean blue water is now being found close to shore.
Bait supplies consisted of caballito, sardinas and anchoveta, when surf conditions were not too large, other options being ballyhoo and slabs of squid. Fishing action has included surface action, as well as a mix of bottom species. No particular type of fish being found in abundance. Overall action was scattered. Chance at yellowfin tuna, though this option remains far offshore, out of normal range for morning charters, yellowfin associated with porpoise and average size ranged 10 to 20 lb.
Striped and blue marlin are being encountered on the normal grounds such as the 1150 spot. Dorado of mixed sizes, including some bulls to over 50 lb. were being accounted for, the majority taken while searching farther offshore, though some larger dorado were also accounted for closer to shore where juvenile dorado were found in small schools.
Wahoo were hard to entice, though a couple were taken on trolled lures, these fish are definitely in the area, but are finicky at this time, spear fishermen have had much better results, on Sat. on dive boat came in with 11 wahoo up to 50 lb., sure would be nice if they changed regulations so the spear fishermen could only harvest one fish of each species and say no more than three total. Something needs to be adjusted so that this area can sustain this type of pressure.
As normal the inshore action starts to fade out at this time of year, we still did see a few late season sierra, jack crevalle and roosterfish. Locals have been surf fishing, but the bite has been tough recently, a few fortunate anglers landing snook, corvina and tripletail.
Good Fishing, Eric