There are lots of dolphin around, and whales were right up against the shorelines at times. Most every morning has been fishable. Finesses anglers are working small baits along points for a few bass each day. A few dolphin were out around the Reef. My group today somehow stayed in snorkeling for 20 minutes. Just look for the thousands of Grebes and the spouts. The Dorado are very small, although one friend was claiming some semi-respectable sized fish to double digits. A boat had released 14 marlin a little farther out on Friday. The water is still in the upper 80’s and blue. Many were filling up on crab and sardines. It seems like the infestation of crab may be diminishing. The yellowtail on the Seamounts have been live bait specific. Some reports are coming in. The currents did seem strong. Sunday morning showed 76 at dawn only 22 milesÂ out and it was glass calm all day, but I didn’t hear of anyone trying. On Sunday we picked up another release on a half day, and Saturday three marlin releases in six hours and our first dorado and bonita of the year. San Carlos Lake located in southeastern Arizona, has had more ups and downs than a bungee jumper. Both put up great fights in the cooler water. We tried the Seamounts and found one cabrilla and a nice 35 pound Baya Grouper. We hit five triples one day in about a half hour of fishing. Some friends jigged up a yellowtail and some big grouper off the Reef. We’ve released a couple dozen now in the last few weeks. We did hit some freshwater fish though. Smaller yellowtail have been replaced by the larger models. It has been pretty slim, but I think most boats weren’t going the distance. The water is still up to 77 degrees out there. I am not sure if we will see any final showing from the yellowtail. Thirteen boats fished the worst tournament ever. The snorkeling is still amazing. Boats are still fishing, besides the ridiculous weekend party crowd. On Friday, we hooked a 300 pound Blue that put on a spectacular show. Some small Sierra are around. The yellowfin sure seem to like the poppers. We released 7 in two days, shaking off and missing an equal number, so there was decent action. I haven’t seen that in a couple years! I don’t know if the monster packs of sailfish have shown yet — I think we need the south winds predicted to start next week, but there are very healthy numbers of billfish around. A few yellowtail were on the surface in deep water. We chased a report of a marlin pack Sunday. Bonita were caught at the Island, with a lot of larger yellowtail fed to the seals. I tossed the popper and caught two out of four hookups. A few were caught at Haystack and the Seamounts. The action in close has cooled off, but could turn back on quickly. The next morning we only caught one later on. There are a lot of smaller fish, but there are some larger marlin in the mix. The bonita bite tapered off. There are some larger Roosterfish around and a number of big jacks. There were some big balls of sardines, but no surface activity. The bite is tough, but some yellowtail are being caught. There are a lot of small Dorado out there. We did better trolling for the big ones than others who were jigging. Then an hour into our last morning things turned on. We must have caught twenty the other day trolling, with a few yellowtail to 15 pounds. The sierra bite was very good at times for some fish weighing up to 10 pounds. As with every tournament this year, a day was cancelled due to the port being closed. The bait has shown up at times, with a few surface boils. I think that I could go just to eat though! At least they won’t be getting smaller. Lots of people are ready to fish this month, and I don’t think they will be disappointed! The birds were very active! I haven’t confirmed the report, but the estimate was of 175 pounds. Good Spring tides and fishing should start up in the next few weeks. It was a great turnout. Enjoy fishing, boating, and hunting. The beaches cleared up significantly of seaweed after some high tides and big swells. This should be the week that we see significant warming. Maybe Sinoloa doesn’t allow their legendary crayfish to leave the state, so you should definitely make the trip. We caught three jigging and one smaller one on a small jig. Just my buddy and I, and we only saw a couple of boats. It was one of the best trolling bites that I can remember for yellowtail to 18 pounds. Then the ballyhoo started showing up a little to the south and we caught a dozen 12 – 17 pounds. I wouldn’t be surprised if there weren’t some trigger fish, corvina, and pargo around. The skipjack are starting to show up. They also caught the first released fish jackpots, so they were happy. We could see some big dorado return, and this is the time for a big marlin. Last week’s tuna supposedly maxed out a 220 pound scale and was taped out to be 283 pounds. Inshore action along the shorelines should be picking up. I’ve seen those spring tides kick up cold water out of nowhere, so only time will tell. I have seen a few Sierras in the pics. There were some marlin out there and the pangas caught a few. Some cool water popped up with the tide and winds, turning the water green in close. Who knows! The next day there were ten times the amount of ballyhoo and the small 4 – 6 pound fish were back everywhere. It was a fantastic day of fishing and the weather was perfect. ... Motherâs Day 2020. It is 75 F 30 miles to the south and I am not giving up hope that there will be a tidal and lunar pull of the warm water and pelagics into range in the next few days. Finally, they’ve been in close around tons of smaller bait. Hopefully the calico bass will start biting. There were some great bait balls and marks, but the jigging gear was on the other boat. The marlin are plentiful though! We found some 6 – 9 pound Sierra around the Bay. The pick was a little slow for a few bonita for a few days, but we found the yellowtail on the end of the Seamounts. Look for those cloudy mornings, any break in the strong southern winds, and prepare for warm afternoons. A few small dorado are around, although a friend did catch one of about 30 pounds around a bait ball out in the middle. A couple boats ended up with ten releases. The bite was up and down and off and on this last week. The first real winter winds are here. Be patient, the forecast looks great and the fish should be biting. Skipjack are the most plentiful, but there are a few bonita in the mix. The water has finally cooled back down a bit, and we’ll see if we get one more El NiÃ±o full moon blast of warm water from the Southeast, or if the El Norte winter wind takes over. They said that they could have caught a hundred. Boats are slowly coming out of the water though. There’s just not many people around. Many were seen and missed. We found a few large bonita there and elsewhere. The northwest winds ramped up for the weekend cancelling the Ladies’ Tournament. The wind started to kick up Thursday where we found a few fish on the end of the Reef, and some friends found a better bite around the Horseshoe. A few in the low teens were caught offshore, along with a few billfish. Good reports are few and far between. Baby Girl managed to find the hot spots and clearly won with five releases for their first major win. We were out in the middle alone on Friday with some 5 – 6 feet swells rolling through at times. One boat from San Carlos had one that was very close, but chose to release it. It was feeling like summer last week! We caught some small yellowtail around birds dipping for langostina on Sunday. The Orcas continue to make weekly appearances. Tournament time is coming up! The winds were often up, inciting involuntary singing by ‘mariachis’. The turtles were thick at times to where you really needed to watch where you were going. The bonita don’t want to leave this year! There were some big boils at times! We got a couple of marlin after last week’s blow and a few were caught on Sunday. Check out the bottom graphs onÂ Tablasdemareas.comÂ for Guaymas to see when they predict the bite times. Day One saw very slow fishing after great reports the previous day. We did find a few bonita in close, one cabrilla, a Sierra, barracuda, and one large 55 poundÂ Gulf Grouper. Winds are starting to blow a bit, but mornings are usually fishable. The fish everywhere are stuffed full of the crab, but some still wanted to kill something. We will see. I tried dozens of lures. We almost had a double sailfish last Wednesday, and some were caught this week. Just got back, thanks to a marlin biting ten minutes before sunset. The wind just doesn’t want to let up this year! They are probably feeding under the moon, so it could be a tough week. I saw good readings in close, but they just weren’t biting. We did catch our biggest yellowtail of the season and a lot of bonita and calicos. I think it’s always fun to see some life in the town, even if it means a couple extra minutes of travel or waiting in the checkout line. It’s that time of year for the Island to turn on. A common pattern is for the warm water to get sucked up the coast after the full moon the last few months of the year. There were a lot of small dorado around in areas. The bass bite this week was day to... more » Lower Otay Reservoir Staff Lower Otay Reservoir 11-2-2020 Dixon Lake Fishing Report. A warm plume of clear water came up early in the week with a number of billfish. There are a few small dorado around, with a few better ones caught off floating objects. They were at 17 miles last Tuesday, farther east. We had one on last Wednesday shortly and found one small area with a handful of fish, though they just tickled our baits. I saw and heard of only a few fish caught off the Seamounts. It was glass calm for several days, which made for some great whale watching. The water cleared up a bit, but the wind isn’t helping. Crappie and bluegill have been found in the coves off the channel on jigs and mealworms. The west winds are predicted to continue throughout the ten day forecast. It wasn’t long before we found a nice 6′ weed patch loaded with dorado. There have been a lot of billfish around at times. A lot of 7- and 10-pounders are being caught and released. Winter is coming in fast! Jigging worked for yellowtail offshore, live bait, and trolling around the Seamounts. It seems to be getting calmer and drier, but there is still plenty of time and potential for a major storm. I bet that a few marlin are on the Horseshoe, until the next front hits. You can’t wait for good reports and say you’re coming down in a week. Small and some medium-sized yellowtail were biting again on Saturday, and that’s the last that I have heard. The sun finally came out and we got some satellite shots. We did get to cruise with a few Humpback Whales up the coast. That won’t matter if the fish are biting. They were biting jigs early, with some small yellowtail and bonita caught on the troll. We should see about another month of hopefully good summer pelagic fishing though. Well, back to the tournament. This weekend is the Hammer Down Tournament, which is the finale for the summer tournaments. There are literally millions of large skipjack out there, from the shorelines to miles outside the Reef. Some fish are coming to the surface, but deep is always productive. They also released five marlin that afternoon. There are Dorado out there, but nothing over 5 – 6 pounds. 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