April 4, 2021
Easter weekend meant very large beach crowds, supposedly authorities were going to control capacity levels, but it seemed to get a bit out of their means to do so. This is always a hugely popular traditional holiday that families swarm to enjoy themselves on the local beaches. Weather was great, highs of 85 degrees, light winds, swells increased some, so surfers were also happy.
We also saw more numbers of anglers arriving this past week, water conditions were a bit up and down, ocean temperatures warmed up to the 72/73 degree range, though currents were pushing off colored waters in different directions. Main bait source was caballito, though there were sardinas also being found along the shoreline near San Luis, it was a matter of getting the bait netters to travel this distance and then have to negotiate with the higher surf conditions. Some people were also using slabs of squid and there was still a lot of yo-yo jigs being used over the bottom structure.
Most consistent fishing grounds were found near Cardon, La Fortuna, Iman, San Luis and to Vinorama. A wide variety of species were accounted for, the most common being the bonito, with leopard grouper and amberjack also found in decent numbers. There were a handful of yellowfin tuna landed from the La Fortuna area, to over 40 lb., these tuna hit on caballito, sardinas or strips of squid, anglers were lucky to land one, as they were still scarce, but as conditions improve we should see more of these yellowfin being hooked into.
Offshore the striped marlin action was definitely picking up, especially around the 1150 spot, many boats had multiple fish accounted for while using trolled lures, caballito and ballyhoo. We also heard of a couple of sailfish, not a normal catch in the cooler water.
Along the shoreline the main catch was for jack crevalle and some sierra, as water continues to warm we should see some more roosterfish.
Lots of sea life being seen, as people were commonly spotting whales, porpoise, manta rays, sea lions, turtles and a variety of sea birds as well.
Good fishing, Eric