Nora Passes Northeast, Tuna Bite ~ August 29, 2021

August 29, 2021

All week local interests were following the development of Hurricane Nora and its projected path forecast. Mid-week the way things were looking, Cabo San Lucas and surrounding area were looking to take a direct landfall strike, by Saturday though the situation changed, as Nora veered east and went in the direction of the Gulf of California, sweeping through Mazatlan, Culiacan and locations to the north. Los Cabos only had cloud cover, very slight breeze and little rain showers reported. So things went from preparation mode for emergency, to false alarm, everything is okay.

Light tourists at this time. For the few anglers in town the fishing action showed signs of improvement for larger fish. At least a couple of Black Marlin up to 450 lb., were taken from near the Gordo Banks, also on the tuna grounds to the North, there were several yellowfin up to 100 lb. accounted for, other nice grade of 30 to 70 lb. tuna being the average sized tuna seen. Anglers were using various available baits, sardinas, caballito, chihuil and strips of squid.  Overall anglers were doing well to land one or two of these tuna, though some boats had as many as 3 or 4.

Very few dorado seen, though there were a few nice scattered bull dorado up close to 30 lb. found. No wahoo to speak of, water temperatures still hovering in the upper 80s.

Off the high spots a handful of dogtooth snapper and grouper were landed, at times sea lions and the sharks made this style of fishing impossible.

Open water trolling produced a mix of striped marlin, sailfish and dorado, towards Cabo San Lucas we heard of some blue marlin being hooked into, it is that time now, lots of small skipjack and yellowfin tuna, being their favored food source.

Not much of anything reported near shore, it is the time of year that the inshore action scatters.

Good Fishing, Eric

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