FALL FISHING SEASON IN FULL SWING!!
The November fishing has been fine with bigger fish starting to show now. Our good clients Art & Jesse were happy with their 35 & 45 lb yellowtail and they caught a mixed bag of calico, whitefish, sheepshead and grouper. They also reported excellent shore fishing in front of Campo Sirena. Most anglers have been getting their limits of yellowtail in the 20 lb range.
October is when the best yellowtail fishing begins attracting anglers from all over the continent.
Some good clients of ours who operate a hotel K-38 in Rosarito were back to take advantage of the wide open bite. This time Robert Carmona brought both sons with him Russ & Joseph and they were very successful at bringing in limits of nice fish as well as spearing some nice grouper and halibut...they'll be back next month in hopes of dorado showing up.
Lobster season began Oct.1st which always improves the inshore fishery as the bait in the traps attracts more fish and we are all excited to have our first fresh lobster dinners of the season!
Captain Juan Arce's day job is fishing for yellowtail for the local cooperativa....which is handy as he can keep an eye on where the fish are day to day. He was surprised to catch a sierra last week!
The fishing cooperativa California de San Igancio held it's annual fishing tournament to raise funds for it's student scholarship program. It was very well attended and organized.
there were over 60 participants for panga and shore fishing catagories and it was a perfect fishing day for everyone.
Ensenadita, the cove by our place...was a great place to hold the event as there is ample parking and no big waves to deal with launching and unloading fish and the kids loved playing in the calm cove.
The feast they put on was fantastic, ceviche, seafood cocktails and BBQ'd yellowtail prepared by the coop volunteers. I loved the BBQ they had set up in the back of a pick up for warming up the tortillas!Miguel who owns the tortilleria and store Doritas won first prize in the calico division.
Here were the prize winning weights and team names...the yellowtail was a fatty at nearly 50 lbs.veryone had a wonderful day and this event is growing and becoming a really popular event and will be held the first weekend in September every year.
Here is a little slide show of the day! http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/labufadorainn/slideshow/Coop%20Fishing%20Tournament%20sept%201st?sort=6whole album of photos.
COOLER WATER SLOWS THE YELLOWTAIL BITE DOWN
Ocean temps cooled way down this week which has affected the yellowtail bite. But these anglers from California & Las Vegas were the only fishers that caught yellowtail all week so they were pretty happy with a few tails, calicos and sheepshead.
But the halibut fishing from shore and spearfishing has been HOT! and nice big calicos are still being caught from the rocks and pangas. We hope the fishing improves for this weekend's fishing tournament on Aug.18th, a part of the Traditional Fiestas that run from Aug.15-18.
YELLOWTAIL SEASON UNDERWAY FINALLY...A MONTH EARLY!
Early hurricanes has pushed warm water up to Asuncion a month earlier than usual bringing lots of bait and yellowtail with it. Anglers Leslie and Geoff visiting here for the first time from Loreto were pleasantly surprised to hook into some BIG tails and obtain easy limits of YT and calico in a short time.
Leslie was the fish whisperer of the day as withing 5 minutes of throwing out the rapalla brought in a 50 pound yellowtail that was on the surface very close to shore. Her second fish was over 40 pounds too...what a fisher!
The shore fishing halibut bite is on and big calico bass are being caught both from the rocks and pangas.
So after months of waiting, our fishing season has officially opened here in Bahia Asuncion!!!
DECEMBER IS THE BEST FISHING MONTH OF THE YEAR!!
This December was our best fishing ever with lots of dorado still around till near the end of the year and the yellowtail just got bigger and bigger. We had a very busy holiday season and all our anglers were very happy with the quantity and quality of nice fish. Here are some of the highlights. The biggest fish of the year was caught on Dec.30 weighing in at 48.7 lbs and most o fthe fish brought in that last week were over 40 lbs...half of them over 45 lbs. which thrilled all our clients. The calico bite was also epic and they also brought in nice bonita, skipjack, baracuda, whitefish and sheepshead.
NOVEMBER FISHING GREAT AS USUAL...LOTS OF YELLOWTAIL & DORADO
You have to fight off the dorado these days to get at the nice yellowtail underneath them! Fishing has been spectacular throughout November with the fish getting bigger every week. Easy limits of yellowtail, big calico, dorado and even some barracuda, wahoo, grouper and bonita.
FLY IN FISHING GROUPS LOVED ASUNCION!!! BEEN A GREAT OCTOBER!
We had 2 fly in fishing groups this month who said it was their best fishing experience EVER! Some of them are coming back with their families in a few weeks. Our air strip is excellent and the military checks on the planes at night. We can arrange a fly-in fishing charter for you leaving from San Diego.
The yellowtail bite just keeps getting better with bigger fish every week...they are up to about 30 lbs. now. One charter produced 10 different species of fish...yellowtail, dorado, wahoo, bonita, skipjack, calico bass, sand bass, grouper, white fish & halibut.
Mike & Ron have been fishing with us for the last 5 years and Ron caught his personal best yellowtail of 30 lbs this trip while Mike caught his first Wahoo ever!
The shore fishing has been on fire too...these guys caught 6 species in one session.
the kayak fishers have also been real happy with their catches of calico, yellowtail and halibut too. The weather has been spectacular...calm seas, not much wind and air temps in the 80's, water temps in the upper 70's...couldnt be nicer!
OCTOBER.... FISHING STARTS GETTING BETTER
Fishing this month has been a real mixed bag with most anglers getting limits of medium size yellowtail and nice big calico as well as bonita, whitefish and some
Spear fishermen have seen large schools of yellowtail and even were surprised by some Orcas!
Shore fishing has been smokin hot with fish every cast at sunset of yellowfin croaker, corvina, perch, halibut and yellowtail depending on the beach. Here is my grandson learning to fish with his mom.
SEPTEMBER IS YELLOWTAIL MONTH
The area is thick with yellowtail this month and some are even being caught off the beach now! The shore fishing has been incredible and clients of ours caught 8 different species in a couple hours at Los Choros beach, leopard shard, yellowfin & spotted croaker, corvina, corbina, halibut, and a couple different species of perch...they cancelled a panga fishing trip because their coolers were so full of shore fish!
Panga fishing has been very productive with limits of 15-25 lb yellowtail, big calico bass, bonita and dorado with hopes of the tuna appearing any day now!
AUGUST FISHING IS TERRIFIC...YELLOWTAIL, CALICO & DORADO!
The water warmed up this month to at least 75 degrees and fishing is improving every day. Capt. Juan has been getting nice size yellowtail in the 25-30 lb range, big calicos and lots of dorado too. Our daughter Sirena caught her first dorado and is stoked to try tuna next! They caught and released dorado all day long just 6 miles off of Asuncion...she said her arms felt like silly putty after reeling in the big one. And halibut are still being caught off the beach too...air temps are in the 80's & no wind...perfect fishing weather
YELLOWTAIL SEASON STARTS A MONTH EARLY!!!
Anglers in Asuncion were surprised to begin catching yellowtail in July. Fish in the 15-30 lb range have been caught consistantly throughout the rest of July. The ocean temps are starting to warm up and it looks like it's going to be a very very good fishing season.
Some nice size calicos have also been caught as well as white fish,
sheephead and grouper.
Halibut are still being caught on the beach in town as well.
FISHING PICKING UP THESE DAYS...HALIBUT SEASON AGAIN!
Spring is when the halibut arrive to our beaches delighting the shore fishermen. Local Stan Stutzka caught this nice one at the end of June from the beach next to the little pier.
The calico fishing has been fantastic this June as well with trophy size fish being caught regularly...here is a nice sand bass Capt. Juan caught.
The big news flash is that we started catching yellowtail a month and a half earlier than usual which has us all pretty excited for a big season this year! Juan caught a 25 lb YT and it isnt even July yet!!! woooo hooooo....pray for tuna!
JANUARY STARTS OFF WITH A BANG.....BIG BIG YELLOWTAIL!!!
The weather has been spectacular...summer air temps, calm winds and seas and lots and lots of big fish close to town to make all our friends and clients very happy this new year! Fish are boiling on the surface, most of which are 30-40 lbs and real fighters. We look forward to more big fish throughout january and february!
DECEMBER FISHING...... OUTSTANDING YELLOWTAIL BITE!!!
December is the month for catching big yellowtail! Lots of anglers have been landing fish in the 30-40 lb range both trolling and jigging. The calico bite is still strong and corvina and yellowfin croaker are being caught from shore. The weather is pretty good, when those darn cold fronts don’t move in! Here are some photos of some of this month’s fish.
NOVEMBER BEST MONTH OF ALL FOR FISHING IN ASUNCION
The yellowtail are abundant and they just keep getting bigger every day. The weather has been excellent with air temps in the high 70's and low 80's and not much wind or swell and schools of big yellowtail in the 20-40 lb range are close to the village. Anglers have been getting easy limits and enjoy fishing so close to home.
SEPTEMBER IN FULL SWING FINALLY!!!!
The ocean temps remain in the mid and high 70's and the schools of yellowtail are present in many areas in the 15-25 lb range. I heard about a school of bigger fish in the 50 lb range further out. Capt. Juan did see a nice big bull dorado swimming around the boat which is a good sign the tuna will be here soon. Anglers are limiting out easily on nice yellowtail and big calico and bonita. Air temps are in the high 80's this week of mid september.
Shore fishers are hauling in halibut one after the other too on the town beaches. Here are some photos of this weeks fish.
tony was stoked with this white seabass caught by san roque from his kayak! He's been catching lots of yellowtail and calico and has never seen fishing like this.
The yellowtail and calico bite is wide open with fish everywhere around the area. Anglers have limited out easily and released lots of fish. Yellowtail are in the 15-25 pound range and water temps are now over 77 degrees so we're watching for the first tuna to arrive.
The water temps have warmed up quickly to 75 degrees and rising so fishing has gone off here
this week with yellowtail and bonita everywhere, big calico have also been caught on the troll as well as barracuda which indicates that tuna, dorado & wahoo are soon to appear. It looks like a great season coming on earlier than usual!
Kayak fishers report fantastic fishing as well and there are still lots of nice halibut on the beaches as well as pacific croaker.
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I know that everyone complains about how the fishing is not as good as it used to be but now you have a chance to have your voice heard about this very important issue. There have been meetings this summer that are geared toward opening up the Dorado fishery to commercial fishing which would spell the death of sport fishing for Dorado as we know it. Please take the time to respond to this survey and get your information heard.
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SUMMER FINALL HERE
The kids are out of school and the weather is perfect with air temps are in the low 80's. Everyone is tending their gardens, painting and fixing up their houses. The halibut have moved in and the beaches and pier are loaded with fishers.
The Flying Doctors from the Bay area were here last week doing free dental and eyeglass clinics that were a great success. The ladies from DIF, a community organization provided the food for them and also volunteered at the clinics. They are raising money for a senior's center and the doctors made a donation to the cause and agreed to partner in the project where they would also have a room for their clinics.
LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SEASON THIS SUMMER
Spring is our slow season on the mid pacific coast with cold water and lots of wind. The abalone & caracol fishery is going very well for the cooperativa. Indications are that we will have an early yellowtail season this year and hopefully the water will warm up for a great tuna season. Halibut are starting to move in for shore fishing and the kayak fishers report that the calico fishing has greatly improved the last few weeks.
2011 starts off with GREAT YELLOWTAIL FISHING!!!!
Capt. Juan Arce started off the New Year successfully with clients catching 30-40 lb. yellowtails on the troll very close to Asuncion. The weather was super and fishing...even better!
Here are some happy clients with their prizes!
Shore fishing has been hot as well with lots of yellowfin croaker, halibut and nice big corvina being caught on the beaches in front of Campo Sirena, Los Chorros & San Roque.