Tropical Times, Bull Dorado ~ August 7, 2022

August 7, 2022  

Southern Baja is definitely feeling more like the tropics this past week. Presently there is another Tropical Depression passing off to the west of the Southern Peninsula, again no impact with land is forecast, though swells will increase some and there are reports of isolated thunder showers. Last Sunday afternoon we felt thunder showers for an hour. on and off full blast, some areas recorded up to two inches of rainfall. Any moisture received now is much welcome, as the desert landscape has been scoring dry through the previous six months. Ocean water temperatures has been averaging in the 80’s, up to 86 degrees was reported.

We saw light numbers of anglers this past week, again the highlight was large bull dorado which have been found on local fishing grounds the last several weeks. This had been the best bite for larger size dorado we have seen in many years. Mixed sizes of dorado are being encountered, larger fish to over 50 lb. Most success has been while using bait, but a percentage of these fish are striking lures. Live caballito and sardina have been available, another option has been ballyhoo and jigging up bolito on offshore grounds and using them for trolling baits.

Dorado action was spotty, sometimes better than others.A few stray wahoo were reported, tuna were scarce as well, one monster yellowfin was hooked on the San Luis Bank, only to be lost after a several hour battle on heavy equipment, this tune had hit on a trolled bolito.
Not much inshore or bottom action going on now, as this is now more the season for targeting the offshore surface action.

A huge congratulations goes out to Team Stella June, along with with local La Playita legendary angler Hugo Pino, with their 375 lb. Black Marlin they won top honors and highest payout of over one million dollars during this past week’s Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore event.

Good Fishing, Eric

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