Yellowtail and quality size AmberJacks are still the main targets, yes even as we approach July. Cabrilla and most varieties of Pargo as well.
Normally the yellowtail have moved on by this time of year with the beginning of the Pelagic species working their way up. Well the later is true but the yellowtail are still here a they are big and hungry. Mix a couple of those with a 50lb AmberJack, Cubera snapper and fair size Dorado and you got yourself a fish buffet. Not to mention the cabrilla and Roosters that are eating their way through the massive schools of bait that are everywhere.
Early morning Rooster are feeding around the beaches on large schools of mullet.
The yellowtail are still scattered around. Definitely fewer then last week and assorted sizes from 10-35lbs.
A few Dorado are being caught daily. Mostly on sardines on the troll or drift.
A few wahoo are being caught on the south end of Cerralvo.
This week the yellowtail moved into the bay literally 10 minutes outside the marina. These fish were consistently some of the largest of the year averaging 25lbs with some brutes tipping the scales at 35lbs.
A few Dorado are being caught around the island near the sargasso paddies. This should continue to improve as the conditions continue to change to our summer pattern.
A few Almaco Jacks cousins to the AmberJack around the seamounts. This is the season for Pez Fuerte. So far they’ve been on the smaller size 20-30lbs but the 60/80 pounders won’t be far behind.
Cabrilla and snapper are hanging on the rocky high spots as they also are finishing the spawning season.
We are still having killer days on the yellowtail, cabrilla and snapper but finding these schools is becoming more difficult. The yellowtail have moved up in the water column, chumming sardines then casting into the boil seems to be working best.
There has been more reports of the Tuna bite at the North end of Cerralvo island. It’s a total hero or zero dea
There are plenty of yellowtail around the island and rocky points. They still seem to be moving around a lot so some days you find them right away and some days it’s like wack a mole.
The tuna that we’re feeding up around Punta Norte have seemed to vanish. That’s not uncommon for tuna this early in the season.