Great Action Before TS Celia Closes Port ~ June 26, 2022

June 26, 2022

First official week of the summer season brought with it Tropical Storm Celia. This latest storm system passed just off to the southwest of the Southern Baja Peninsula, closing down all Port facilities for Saturday and Sunday. High ocean storm swells, wind gusts to 30 mph and some much needed scattered light rainfall. We are hoping to be back operating on Monday.

The week started out great, anglers found good action for a variety of gamefish. Quality sized amberjack, to over 50 lb.,decent numbers of yellowfin tuna, mostly in the 8 to 15 lb. range, largest of 35 lb.,a few wahoo and dorado also in the mix. Best action was found near Vinorama, within a couple miles of shore.

A variety of quality leopard and gulf grouper were also accounted for. Also off the shallow structure were yellow snapper, barred pargo, African pompano, blackfin jacks and triggerfish.

The bait were scattered some to start the week due to the passing of Hurricane Blas, baitfish schools quickly rebounded as swells resided. Will be the same situation again this week. At least the caballito were found inside the marina channel, not affected be swells, it is the anchoveta and sardinas outside the marina which scatter in the high surf conditions. Some anglers did well with the strips of squid for the yellowfin tuna, so this is another option.

Closer to shore the roosterfish action was much better early in the week, many trophy sized fish of over 40 lb., to 60 lb. plus, were caught and released. There was a mix of jack crevalle, a few late season sierra, pargo colorado and mullet snapper. We should start to see more dogtooth snapper appearing near the rock outcroppings, this is that time of year now.

Marlin action was farther offshore near the 950 and 1150 spots, though some striped marlin and sailfish were hooked on the grounds from Iman to San Luis Banks as well. Hog sized black skipjack were also found throughout the region.

Good Fishing, Eric

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