Fish Report

BY: GARY GRAHAM

Coronado Islands Still good yellowtail action! Recently the best yellowtail show has been under the bird schools 2 to 4 miles NW of North Island and another area is NE of Pukey Point and on either side on North Island as well as on the Middle Grounds. Plus there are more barracuda appearing every day!

You might want to check out the Rock Pile for a mix of barracuda and yellowtail if other areTopping the week’s catch was Kirstin Ellen Sammons’s 39.17-pound yellow. as dry up. Here, slow troll sardines or mackerel and keep an eye on your depth meter and sonar … if you have one on board. If not, watch for birds feeding on bait that has been driven to the surface.

Ensenada As the weather finally settled back down, “Game fisher,” along with other local sportfishers, landed limits of yellowtail at Punta Banda Bank trolling with X Rap rapalas at six knots in 66 degree water, as well as a few casting up to 25 pounds. The yellowtail action continued from early morning to dusk, plus a good bite of bonito and barracuda that were feeding on bait schools on the surface.

San Quintin After several slow weeks, the yellowtail exploded on the high spots and at Isla San Martin. Using iron on the surface was the hot ticket and all the yellows that were caught were definitely keepers! The few anglers visiting were delighted with not only the yellows but also with the limits of bottom fish, including lingcod, reds and Johnny bass as well.

Cedros Island Jim Sammons, the kayak guru, had excellent calico and yellowtail action on his recent visit to the area. Topping the catches was his daughter Kirstin Ellen Sammon’s 39.17-pound yellow, which she drug up on the beach after a long fight — an awesome fight in an awesome place! Big thanks to Cedros Outdoor Adventures. These guys are fantastic!

 

Gary Graham, gary@garycgraham.com,