November 11, 2017

The Environment: It is November, after all, and the weather continues to change rapidly. Rancho anglers had quite a few days of wind this week; however, they braved the conditions and were rewarded with a mixed bag of fish. The water temps are still very conducive to good fishing, hovering in the low 80s pretty much all over.

The Bottom Line: Sailfish, tuna and dorado were the predominant catch. How much longer? Who knows.

Billfish – Sailfish were the predominant catch in the billfish department this week. All were taken on the troll off La Ribera.

Tuna – Tuna were plentiful south of Los Frailes, but were quite difficult to hook- up. There were lots of fish boiling on the surface, but reluctant biters. The catch was mostly smaller fish up to 20 pounds. Sardina were the best bait.

Dorado – Good dorado were available throughout the East Cape. These are good- sized fish in the 30-pound range; mostly taken on the troll.

Roosterfish – They keep coming and coming … inshore produced some dandy gallo and plenty of jack crevalle.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch... Bottom fishing was difficult in the breezy conditions, but the pangas still brought in good fish all week. Barred pargo, huachinango and cabrilla were all on the cleaning table. All in all, another good week in spite of the change of season.

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