Transition Period, Scattered Action, a few Tuna ~ April 10, 2022

April 10, 2022

Anglers –

More spring break vacationers are now arriving and this next week is local Easter week, where many families go on extending beach camping excursions. Despite the crowds, not a high percentage of anglers are now visiting. Weather is in a transition period, more marine moisture, scattered cloud cover, all around cooler conditions, as well as unpredictable winds from the north and switching from the south over the weekend. Greener water now to about fifteen miles offshore, ocean temperature averaging 69 to 72 degrees. 

Bait fish remain scattered, some caballito rebounded inside the marina, no sardinas ro speak of and strips of squid are being used for chance at the yellowfin tuna. Most action recently has been centered from Iman to San Luis Banks areas. This is where a mix of bottom species and a handful of yellowfin tuna were being found.

Big problem with aggressive sea lions hanging around these same grounds, often taking more than their share of anglers hook ups. The Pacific bonito were the most common fish, with some schooling red snapper found as well, an occasional amberjack or grouper up to 40 lb. The highlight though were a few yellowfin tuna on these same grounds, only a few anglers were lucky enough to land one, these tuna averaged 60 to 75 lb. with at least one tuna over 100 lb. landed by a local commercial pangero. These yellowfin hit on strips of squid, as well as on caballito.

Dorado and wahoo remained very scarce, as were marlin, we only saw a couple of scattered striped marlin throughout the week. Still quite a few whales hanging around late into the season, waiting for currents to shift before heading back to their northern feeding grounds.

Not much being found close to the shore now, a few jack crevalle, colder green water has not been favorable for roosterfish and sierra just never showed much this season.North of Cerralvo Island there has been reports of good yellowtail action while using sardinas for bait, too bad this action would not shift south and into our range.

Good Fishing, Eric

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