November 17, 2017

The Environment: It was an up and down week. Windy one day, beautiful the next. Pretty hard to get a fix on the fishing with few boats out.

The Bottom Line: Rancho anglers are seeing a little bit of everything including wahoo … somewhat amazing for late November.

Billfish: – A few sailfish and striped marlin kept the billfish anglers happy. Fish were mostly taken off the lighthouse.

Tuna: – The tuna bite south of Los Frailes is still very much on. Fish are right around 20-pounders; all were taken on sardina and squid.

Dorado: – Dorado were taken on the troll between the Ranch and the tuna bite. Other fish were caught amongst the anchored boats in front of Los Barriles.

Wahoo: – There are still some wahoo around as well. You’ll find them close in off the Ranch and towards Punta Arena.

Roosterfish: – Inshore produced both roosterfish and sierra. Best fishing is around the marina jetties. Dave Horsley, visiting from England, caught his dream rooster, releasing a 25-pounder before loading up on tons of smaller fish on light tackle.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch... Bottom fishermen caught barred pargo and huachinango. Some good-sized cabrilla also appeared on the table.

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