March 25, 2017

The Environment:

Water – 72 inside; 69-70 outside. Clear and calm. This makes two straight weeks of flat water (interrupted by a very windy day on Friday).

Air – Temps still in mid- to low-70s. The mornings can be quite chilly so think about a light poly jacket for the run out to the fishing. It warms up quickly and the middle of the day is in the mid-80s. It’s getting warmer by the day. All-in- all: perfecto!

The Bottom Line:

A little bit of this and that including yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, barred pargo, amberjack, jack crevalle and African pompano. Fishing was made better by good green caballitos (jacks) and Spanish mackerel available from the Rancho bait guys. I think we have an exciting year ahead!!!

Billfish - A few stripers off the La Ribera bank and even some blue marlin off Ceralvo.

Yellowfin Tuna – The boats have been picking up the occasional quality yellowfin in the 30- to 50-pound range, mostly trolling both North and South. Some on bait soaked deep.

Yellowtail - Here, there and seemingly everywhere. Most anglers are targeting yellowtail currently. Some of these are in the mossback category, running more than 30 pounds. Good fish have been taken up near Cerralvo while others were caught off La Ribera -- Some were found in the logs out front of Scott Glenn's house. (Of course, Santos won't tell where he got his!!!)

Jack Crevalle, etc. - Other fish on the bite were barred pargo, mostly taken with Yo-Yos off La Ribera. Good-sized amberjacks and jack crevalle were also biting. African pompano here and there all week; another great flyrod fish.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch …

Beach fishing has been slow. For some reason there are very few roosters cruising along the edge. Maybe the water temp needs to come up a click or two. Just farther out though, there are a lot of ladyfish and sierra … a delight for fly-rodders fishing an 8-weight.

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