Archive for November, 2011

Post-turkey report

November 27, 2011

A few people managed to make it through the cartels to enjoy Thanksgiving week in San Carlos. Actually they all made it through. A few are waiting at the stops these days, but just be patient and let them do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem or much of a wait, but I just be friendly, try to understand their questions (thankfully I can, and can choose not to when I have stuff to get through), and let them do their job. I’ve never ran across a bad attitude, probably because I don’t bring one. I’ve never been hassled and I even never have had to pay any importation costs. I’ve even got trailors across without good paperwork … although don’t try that these days. They are asking for deposits on toys and trailors too, so just come down and charter.
We tried the Island on Thanksgiving with no luck. I think that afternoons are the time. The fishing has been a little off and on off of San Antonio, but have been finding some large sierra, some bonita, and small to medium-sized yellowtail. Sounded like the action had picked up at the Island yesterday. Time to go hit the bass look soon if I can!

tight lines,

Bryan

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Nov. 20th report

November 20, 2011

I think we’ve had a few runs of sierra, but today was the first time that I really caught them. Some nice fish to 7#. Big chompers! We caught one 14# yellowtail in close which was a nice surprise. The water was a little warmer. Tons of bait around. They did well on all species yesterday off of San Antonio. They saw them today, just didn’t connect. We landed one big tail yesterday at the Island. A few small ones and missed a few. Still some good bonita there. The barracuda were thick. The bait was everywhere with thousands of birds working. There was a great afternoon bite for big tail the previous days. One friend went to Loreto for the break down there. It is getting closer but the wind is coming tomorrow. We got over to Tortuga to catch the last couple of dorado. A couple cabrilla at Tortuga and three huge tails at San Marcos. The town of Santa Rosalia was bustling with the mines all open. Wish it was still summer. We’ll see what my friend brings back. Big bass fishing tournament this week. Will be down there soon as the fishing there sounds off the hook.

tight lines,

Bryan

Nov. 10th – the yellowtail are in

November 10, 2011

We were out this morning for a few hours being the only boat out there. The yellowtail are up to 17# and were boiling good on the surface for an hour or so. We caught a cooler full. The water is down to 64 and it seems that the sierra and bonita are thinner. We caught a few dorado at the Island on Monday, and they may have been the last. We brought six to the boat on Sunday and had a marlin trailing the bait for 25 seconds but didn’t take. Things have cooled off 15 degrees in the last ten days and that killed off the blue water. It does look to be clearing up and the water is still 75 on the other side and 77 to the south, so we will need to make a run to see any more pelagics this year. Keeping busy and catching fish though.

tight lines,

Bryan