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Baja Fish Reports

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Overview - Overall the reports reflect the changes as fishing switches from winter mode to summer mode. Fish populations are building everywhere but the fish bite is still off and on, partially due to weather. Some species of fish have not shown up yet but conditions are improving as is the fish bite.

Loreto - Winds have been a problem here. When anglers can get out the yellowtail bite is fair on some days and good on others. The yellowtail are 15 to 20 pounds with some yellowtail to 28 pounds.

La Paz - Fishing for yellowtail has been good for the last two months, but the catch has slowed to a few firecracker yellows. The winds have kept anglers off the water some days, but the bite is heating up for a wide variety species: pargo, grouper, dog tooth snapper, cabrilla, and the first dorado of the season.

East Cape  - This area too has lots of marlin in the area but few biters. The ones caught are coming on live bait, rather than trolled lures. The boats only have to go a few miles to find the marlin. There are a few dorado showing up, but the best bite has been in the near-shore areas for small to medium-size rooster fish and pompano.

San Jose Del Cabo – Most of the charters are pursuing the marlin because of the growing numbers in the area. Offshore billfish continue to be caught and it looks like this bite will just keep getting better. Inshore fishing has been off and on, but there have been some great days for roosterfish, pompano, jacks and a few Cabrilla.

Cabo San Lucas- -The striped marlin fishing continues to be the best bet. Yellowfin tuna are absent and dorado numbers are very low. The yellowtail bite has slowed down as well, but for the inshore fishermen the rooster fishing as been very good. Offshore the billfish are you're best bet this week.

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