Dorado Bite, Tuna Scarce ~ August 3, 2019

Anglers –

August 3, 2019

New month is feeling more tropical by the day, increased humidity, last week there were distance tropical storms, Erick and Flossie, both headed far off to the west causing no impact with land. Presently there is a new storm named Gil, is expected to follow the same direction off west. Swells have been moderate, winds mainly out of the south later in the day, unpredictable from day to day when the breeze might pick up. Ocean temperatures are ranging from 80 to 86 degrees. High daytime temperature averaging 90 degrees.

The last few days there were sardinas found schooling just to the north of the marina jetty, so this has been a bonus bait option as well as caballito, ballyhoo and slabs of squid. Most common fish has been dorado, spread throughout the area, particularly around the Iman Bank. The majority of these fish were smaller in size, though a handful of larger fish to over 20 b. were mixed in. There has been a lot of catch and release going on. Most charters were easily getting their two dorado limits per person limits.

Very few yellowfin tuna were landed, though many were seen on different grounds, just with all of the natural food source in the area they just did not appear to be that hungry, the tuna that were caught were in the 15 to 25 lb. range.  A few wahoo were reported, found trolling in open water, on marlin and dorado grounds. Marlin action slowed down compared to previous week, though there were still chances at striped and blue marlin, also we saw at least one sailfish, have yet to report any black marlin this season.

Bottom action consisted mainly of triggerfish, with an occasional leopard grouper, amberjack or snapper. Some days various shark species were also hooked into while trying the bottom action. Most charters are now concentrating more on surface bite.

Along the shoreline there were a handful of roosterfish reported, though the season for these fish is now winding down.

The combined sportfishing fleet launching out of the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an estimated 72 charters for the week and anglers reported an approximate fish count of: 2 sailfish, 3 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin, 6 wahoo, 255 dorado, 8 yellowfin tuna, 11 leopard grouper, 12 Mexican bonito, 16 red snapper, 1 Pacific golden eyed tile fish, 4 yellow snapper, 9 amberjack, 6 roosterfish, 4 jack crevalle and 90 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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