We picked up a few marlin that day, but the hot bite was found mid-afternoon farther out. Some of the bonita are pushing 10 pounds. The yellowtail were up to 13 pounds on Monday, with more going 8 – 11 pounds Tuesday. A lot of marlin are in close and around the Reef. It’s a good time to be on the water! We only fooled one, but that could change. On Monday we headed offshore to 27 miles, finding small Dorado most of the way. I threw a popper with the first 30-40# bull barely missing the hook, to be followed by a 28# bull grabbing it. The East Cape leg of the Bisbee took place. Most boats caught 2 to 4 yellowtail, although Team Catch-a-lotta weighed 9 yellowtail weighing 150 pounds, and the big fish of the day at 21.5 pounds. Decent numbers of Dorado are being caught 12 – 20 miles out, with some better size. A lot of river trekking and no breakdowns with the belly boat. I scrambled for a ballyhoo and pitched it to him but the hook didn’t set. Things are slowly cooling off. It was about the equivalent age of the young man who caught it, so I threw it back to grow. I wouldn’t expect to stay too dry, but maybe you’ll be rewarded. There is a ton of bait in close, pleasing to all species. The bite has been good for a few boats this week, but unfortunately when others follow up on a good report, then it has been off. Report: Author: 11-6-2020: Resort is closed for Winter The resort has closed for the season. The Island was loaded with birds and sea lions. The shorelines have been black with bait at times. Offshore reports were thin, but most boats were trying in close. I haven’t seen much small bait from shore, besides a lot of ballyhoo, but all the signs are there. A lot of billfish are out there, but we are still waiting on the big Dorado. One big dorado was caught by a boat coming back from the other side. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 112 contributions 19 helpful votes. There is still a lot of bait in the water. You can still get a good sweat on at times during the day, so always have water around. We will still be out fishing almost daily, catching a sailfish or two and hopefully picking up dinner. I think we may have seen tuna too. The best action was beyond the Reef. The Bisbee tournament is being held off the East Cape this week if you look at Bisbees.com, there are no Dorado in the reports. The spot up the coast was hot again, and we hit it a day late with all the other boats for only a few fish. Lots of great eating and fish cleaning going on. There was a big school, and they were biting good Saturday afternoon. The bottom fishing is better. After it was built, the reservoir filled gradually. There were some reports of tuna from the very few boats venturing out. I saw and heard of only a few fish caught off the Seamounts. The other was on a large 18″ lure that we fed a bait to. One friend was at the Island briefly with no luck. The people want meat! A couple boats were out that I have not heard from. A lot of sardines and crab are still out there in areas, bringing in masses of sardine boats. The rest of the week we had steady catches of a handful. Sailfish around the reef, farther offshore, and 40+ miles to the west. The full moon could be a factor this week, but I think that the fish will be fattening up for Fall. Who knows with the jet stream, polar vortexes, and the climate what will happen in the coming months. The bait is out there, but we’ll need some big storms to change up the action. I didn’t hear of anyone fishing the blue water in the center. A few catches are coming in from up at Punta San Pedro, and the Orcas were seen there the other day. It’s that time of year for the Island to turn on. Then it seemed like the rain caused an algae bloom, or the water to turn over, and it was a little brown Christmas Day. The bait balls aren’t concentrated on the sargasso and are on the move. No luck trolling, but a few jigging. We were out in the blue today seeing lots of sailfish coming in. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Big Lake in Arizona! I didn’t hear of any billfish. No, they have not been fished out because it is already the end of May. Over two days, only eight billfish were released. I can’t deny that international and localized pressure on Dorado has affected populations and sizes (similar to overgrazing, deforestation, and expanding concrete cities with climate change), but I believe the sea has its cycles. Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of December 9, 2020 Sabine Lake Overall conditions: GOOD. All rights reserved. They are catching tuna and wahoo off the East Cape and I am hopeful that we will see a few. It’s always painful to not be in San Carlos when the fish are biting. A few Humpbacks are coming through. It might be a better week to hit the spawn at the bass lake, but there will be some weather opportunities for some good yellowtail fishing this week. Up the coast has been pretty slow. Here in N.C. we struck out on the inshore Redfish and large-mouth bass. The afternoon bite was hot at the Island while I was gone for yellowtail, snappers, and several varieties of cabrilla – one I’d never seen and a number of Golden Cabrilla. The fishing along the shoreline has been exceptional at times. We picked up one larger yellowtail right at San Antonio Point and an 11 pound cabrilla at the Seamounts. The mantas came through last week, with a few still around. We are getting some variety out there. We got out late the other day to release a couple of sails outside the Reef. A few small ones were being caught in close last week, then the number of boats trying dropped and I haven’t heard of too many people trying. Some were taken on poppers, and jigging worked at times. But that didn’t stop our ladies from fishing last Wednesday in an impromptu tournament in calmer waters, by Jeanella Malvzzi Mathis. One friend did take a trip to the other side to catch some larger Dorado and a few billfish. They aren’t big, but things are looking good. All Rights Reserved. Lower Otay did not disappoint this week! Some catches were had up the coast. Too far for me. They make delicious sashimi. We did good off San Antonio and the Seamounts, but I heard that the Island was very hot. The total for the day was also taken late up the coast by Warpath. The fish finder is lit from top to bottom in many areas. They were biting early in the week before the full moon. It seems to be getting calmer and drier, but there is still plenty of time and potential for a major storm. Only one Dorado made weight, by four ounces, at 12.4 pounds. The bait does not seem to be around, so why would the big fish be here. Earlier in the week, and last, the bite was up the coast around Ensenada and farther up. Reports were of lots of flying fish moving in, so hopefully the dorado will show again soon! I didn’t hear any reports from the Horseshoe. There hasn’t been a lot of bait, especially flying fish. We found some 6 – 9 pound Sierra around the Bay. We picked up a pair of 16 pound dorado in the middle for ceviche. Many boats tried the Island where there was tons of bait and hopefully the big one for the jackpot. We had a lot of nice mornings on the water this week with some big fish caught. A few were getting caught at the Island. Add in another dorado and four sailfish, and we had a good day. The next day his buddies showed up and things got tougher from there. I believe that when the currents get going and a good swell breaks off some big seaweed patches from some select islands and shorelines, that we will see the larger fish. I’m ready for an offshore swim! We had one 200 pound Blue open a hook today. One very large Almaco Jack was taken on a popper. We caught about two dozen cabrilla to 15 pounds, releasing the females. Lots of life coming around! Reports are that they are to the far south. The whales and dolphin were around at times. I didn’t hear any reports or anyone talking on the radio about the fishing in close. There were tons of bait on the Seamounts. It is warming a bit and we expect some lighter winds over the next week. Are the tuna next??? They sure taste good and they are not far away. Inshore action is there, with Sierra, some corvina, and even a monster Snook caught. A few bonita are showing off San Antonio for jiggers and even some trolling. Sunday was won by a 16 pound Dorado. In close, there is some activity starting up. One sailor saw dorado under a weed patch 25 miles out. The fish are biting, but you need to be in the right areas. I even heard of one caught two miles out. Wednesday and Thursday saw a few football tuna being caught. The port opened up to the delight of many a little over a week ago. A few very small Dorado are out there. The fishing continues to improve. The weather looks to change a bit Thursday, so maybe we will see some better fishing for this weekend’s Rescate Tournament. Unfortunately, those fish were moving west with the bait. A few Fin Whales came through and one big pod of dolphin. That won’t matter if the fish are biting. It’s a late start to the fishing season! I am not sure when things will change too much, but it seems to be improving somewhat. We’ve gotten complacent only running one camera. Just bring lots of water, Gatorade, Electrolyte, sombreros, and shirts! Up the coast at White Rock there were a few larger fish and good numbers of small ones jigged up. Some plants are having a second bloom with the humidity. It was a big one and surfaced near us a handful of times. The full moon seemed to challenge the bite, and we’ll see if we can figure the fish out again. scroll down for the weekly San Carlos fishing reports. At least that is what my friend would say when he was stuffed. Some activity is starting up along the shoreline, and I caught a few. Our clients got called into action today when we found a school about 50 dorado under a large seaweed patch. There could be a few marlin around, but I don’t think the sailfish will even be here for the Rescate Tournament. I am looking forward to the great Fall fishing, but it could still be a month away. There are lots of dolphin around, and whales were right up against the shorelines at times. Without the rains though, things look to be ripening for some real weather. The weather turned last Wednesday. Some large bonita were hitting the other day. The water is up to 74 degrees and clear not too far away. We have seen a number of fish tailing too. There are some good yellowtail in close off San Antonio and the Mirador, but we didn’t get many to bite. All of the major points and rocky areas could be harboring the schools. The ... Castaic Lake Fishing Report. The water has been 80 – 83.5F, and even showed 90F in the middle on Monday. Maybe Sinoloa doesn’t allow their legendary crayfish to leave the state, so you should definitely make the trip. For most of the week it was limited boats and catches. The Island was off and on for popping, trolling, and jigging. The water is still blue and warm in the center. You can also find the fishing report in the newsletter every week. It seemed like the bite slowed down due to the full moon, but maybe the fish moved with the cooler water. I’m sure that they were biting Tuesday, but Wednesday should also be good before they pause for an excellent full moon bite. of anchovy fry in the water, and tons of readings farther down. Inshore, we have been getting a few toros, lots of Skipjack, and a number of 3 – 6 pound Sierra. Both locations picked up on the new moon, so the fish are there at the right times. Eventually they came right up against the rocks and the seals were going crazy. I have not heard of a single dorado caught or seen, but no one has been heading out very far. Lake Success rose to 8 percent of capacity, and bass fishing has improved with anglers fooling bass using drop shot, jigs, spoons, and crankbaits. Water temps are threatening the mid-80’s some still afternoons. There were some fish caught last week. There are some pleasant days on the water though. Stay tuned, and maybe we’ll be weighing something this weekend. We tried the bottom today, but it was pretty slow. The billfish weren’t tailing, but everything was riding the south current casually following the helplessly fleeing bait. I’ve had mixed reports from the bottomfishing. Boats are slowly coming out of the water though. It has been quite the contrast lately. Our dorado was beat by Santa Maria’s 72 pound sailfish for the Saturday jackpot. I did hear of a few tuna caught. Dixon Lake has been granted an Aquaculture Permit by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. May 2017: Small dorado with big ones are on their way. Barracuda, skipjack, cabrilla, snapper in the bottomfishing catches, along with mostly small calicos. Date: 11/26/20 Weather: 34-56 degrees Wind: 10-20mph North Water Temp: 57-58 Myself... more » RB Bass Folsom Lake 12-1-2020 New Melones is Producing Some Nice Angling Offshore. Relax took first place with five releases. When the tide gets going mid-morning and you get stuck catching endless bonita off San Antonio, work your way more east for yellowtail. 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. Although it seemed like the peak of the action could have passed, the full moon will wane and the fish will be hungry again soon. Some reports are coming in. Hope to see you at the weigh station for the IBT this weekend! It was colored in close, but is quickly clearing up. About in the middle, with one friend asleep, I saw a monster dorado swimming in front of the boat. I would still like to catch a few more big yellowtail at the Island before summer. We did wrestle this nice grouper out of the rocks today just outside the entrance. 24 pounds on a ballyhoo at the entrance, 47 pound Gulf Leopard Grouper. 30′ green mackerel on wire . Don’t fret, the winds are dying down. We caught marlin in 80 ft of water. The next day there were ten times the amount of ballyhoo and the small 4 – 6 pound fish were back everywhere. It doesn’t get much better than that! Then things got a little tougher. We have had a handful of marlin and sails released over the last few days, all within two miles. They are probably feeding under the moon, so it could be a tough week. No signs of Sierra yet. We’ve seen all sorts of life lately – dolphin pods, turtles, sharks, whales, mantas, and more. There is some good bait offshore in areas. I heard of one report of nothing farther out, but we need a search party to eliminate the possibility of tuna and dorado out there. One good report came from the north end of the Island. That was the hot spot last year until mid-February. Expect a good week of fishing on the waxing moon. By the time I got home I had sweated right through my entire shirt. Most of the yellowtail have been jigged up lately, but we caught a couple trolling last week. The 69th International Billfish Tournament saw 9 boats releasing 24 billfish. I’m sure the baby red snapper are biting. One was bottomfishing and the other got a few jigging close to the Island. There was a rumor of a marlin seen. The last report was from only eight miles out! Freezers should be filling up this week. Finesses anglers are working small baits along points for a few bass each day. A few small skipjack are in the mix. Some fair catches of four were had at the Island, some just two, and some … none. There is some NW wind in the forecast which could cool off the surface. Silver Lake Resort Fishing Pictures 8/23 – 8/30/20 Silver Lake Resort Fishing Report August 2020 Can You Say Desert Springs Rainbows!!! I finally saw the school of jack crevalles, locally called toros. The water has turned up cool water at times, but warmer clear water is moving in. There have been some dolphin around, and one rare albino Risso Dolphin was seen. I did hear of a Sierra caught and a bonita. We did get to cruise with a few Humpback Whales up the coast. The next morning we picked up several, with one about 17 pounds. We did have a nice 150 pound marlin come in on a 3″ lure inside the Bay. Friends did see a lot of Thresher Sharks jumping, and also had the Orcas around them. Loose Crew did catch a 26.7 pound fatty. I never heard an offshore report, although the water is clear and warm 17 miles to the south. It was the only billfish of over a hundred this year that died on us. The 15′ purple Rapala seems to be their favorite. A number of marlin were found in close, but the bite was a little finicky. Good times are coming! The water in close varied greatly, so anything is possible this time of year. My friend passed near a dozen on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday when a client wanted to catch one on a fly, we couldn’t get one to come into the spread. From Colorado, it sounds like they are still catching some small Dorado and sailfish just a few miles out. The mornings are all glass calm, leading to some midday sweating. Water temps are already in the mid-80’s with comfortable air temps and light winds. One friend did some good bottomfishing for red snapper and some grouper to 143 pounds. It’s already looking like the start of Fall. San Carlos Fishing Report: April 7, 2020. Fishing at the Island for a good grade of yellowtail was consistent. We found some big bonita there on Tuesday. Looks like we’ll have a few rough days and the full moon could be a factor, and then expect the bite to be good … hopefully. I did hear of a few larger ones caught, and a few at the Seamounts. Lake Camanche was receiving 624 cubic feet per second from Pardee while releasing 850 C.F.S. San Carlos has recently refilled with water and the fishing has started to come back to life!! Another had four releases. I think they went to the backside of the Island, as another wave of fish ran around to the end of the Reef, where I tried to convince us to go Saturday. I am no expert, but it looked like winds from the upper Arctic came down the Labrador Straights, combining into winds off a hurricane in the middle of the Atlantic to push across the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico to create a sub-tropical Ridge on the Sierra Madres, pushing Hurricanes Rosa and Sergio to the west. I never saw so many mantas as on Saturday, and the Mobula Rays are moving back in. The seaweed cleared out at times, but it is growing like crazy along the coast. The Dorado Derby had a great turnout with an exciting start. We headed to 24 out one afternoon to only find bait balls. They found the fish full of them. Some yellowtail were jigged up every hour or two per rod off San Antonio. ... 12/01/2020 WOODS CANYON, WILLOW SPRINGS, ECT-SMALL INLINE SPINNERS, POWER BAITS, ... SAN CARLOS Unknown. A few marlin were on our line, but unfortunately not for long. The billfish are in closer than the Dorado. One friend ran all over finding 90 degree water and no fish. Great when you can just go a few miles for them. We checked out Pando and White Rock up the coast and found nothing. On Tuesday it seemed pretty slow and our hot spot had mostly dried up. We marked bait all over on Tuesday in close. The cool water is coming in closer, which is most likely where the fish are. Site Navigation. My favorite plant is starting to bloom, so summer is almost here. 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