Fish Report North

September 7th, 2015

Coronado Islands

Plenty of yellowtail are being found in the lee of South Island and at South Kelp/SKR areas. Sea lions are brutal at the Islands when you are alone, so best advice is to slow-troll sardines or mackerel on heavy gear and horse those yellows to the boat quickly before the sea lions figure it out.

Lawrence Biedebach with his winning 61.9-pound white seabass in the surface category and Ernesto Emmanuel Carrillo Zepeda with his winning 62.8-pound mero (black seabass) in the bottom category.A few miles outside the Islands, small yellowfin tuna can be found beneath the birds — also dorado on the paddies along with a few striped marlin.


Dorado action beneath the kelp paddies scattered offshore from the 238 Bank to Banda Bank heated up along with the weather. When the kelps are located, trolling around them with swim baits, cedar plugs, rapalas or with live sardines or mackerel, yielded limits. There were also a few striped marlin in the area.

San Quintin

The last event before the Pesca La Baja finale (which will be held in Ensenada on September 18 and 19) took place on August 21 and 22 at San Quintin. It attracted 170 local and visiting anglers who gathered at the starting line in front of Old Mill (Molino Viejo). By the end of the second day after the final fish was weighed, two clear winners had emerged.

In the bottom category, Ernesto Emmanuel Carrillo Zepeda captured top honors with a 62.8-pound mero (black seabass).

Lawrence Biedebach dominated the surface division with an impressive 61.9-pound white seabass.

Locals are also excited that the yellowtail have been cavorting at the bay entrance and are suckers for a slow-trolled mackerel.

Bahia Los Angeles

As the summer season begins to fade, high humidity and good fishing ushered in the fall season for recent visitors to Bahia Los Angeles, producing dorado, yellowtail and cabrilla.

Cedros Island

Not to be outdone, the fly-in groups to the Island have been delighted with the growing dorado bite as well as the continuing limits of yellowtail and calico bass (along with an occasional white seabass). ,