Fish Report North

BY: GARY GRAHAM

Coronado Islands

While most are opting for offshore or “above the border” because of the FMM’s and Passport hassles, there are some interesting happenings inshore near the Salsipuedes tuna pens. Several boats fishing there have caught yellowtail under the bird schools. All of this is going on in 150 feet of deep water. The unusual twist is that while slow-trolling live mackerel or sardines, they have also been hooking striped marlin — which makes another recent report of a striped marlin being hooked by a sport boat off Imperial Beach seem plausible.

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Fermin Mercado aboard Hermoso Cariño, while trolling a blue mackerel-colored rapala, on their way to the tuna pens twenty miles offshore, hooked and caught a 60-pound wahoo, an unusual catch to be sure.

While other boats fishing offshore failed to find the wahoo, they did report huge kelp paddies several miles outside Isla Todos Santos with large hungry dorado underlining the remarkable season we are having here in Ensenada.

San Quintin

Visitors and locals alike are reporting mixed fishing as weather kicks up … the inshore yellowtail, calicos on the surface and in between are the white seabass; while on the bottom, lingcod, whitefish and rockfish are there to round out a limit.

When weather permits, offshore paddies are loaded with yellowtail and dinky dorado. Even farther out there have been yellowfin tuna found traveling with the porpoise schools

Bahia Los Angeles

Good weather with typical summer temperatures in the 90s and 60% humidity. Some bait is available for the dorado and yellowtail out around the islands offshore. Also some of the grouper and cabrilla spots are producing catches of good-sized fish.

Cedros Island

Recent visitors arriving for a few days fishing midday caught limits of calico and mossback yellowtail to go with some of the exotics, including dorado that have found their way to the area recently. ,