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Marlin, dorado, roosterfish and more tugging lines off southern Baja

May 26, 2009 | 11:44 am


Fishing from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez, remains very good inshore and fair to good offshore, according to regional reports.

Jonathan Roldan of the La  Paz-based Tailhunter International e-mailed a few photos to Outposts, including the accompanying image showing Bill Richmond displaying an impressive roosterfish (soon to  be released) caught on a fly rod.

Roldan says a variety of species have kept anglers busy this past week, including marlin (more seen than hooked), dorado, wahoo, pargo, cabrilla, sierra mackerel and even tuna, which generally show much later in the season.

Outstanding inshore fishing continues farther south in the East Cape region, too, reports John Ireland from Rancho Leonero. "Outside has not been as consistent, with an on- and-off bite on big dorado and billfish," Ireland states.

Cabo San Lucas anglers, meanwhile, are targeting marlin and dorado mostly in the Sea of Cortez, while inshore fishing for smaller species on the Pacific side of the peninsula remains more productive. "I fished just to the north of the lighthouse on Friday and caught a 19-pound and a 13-pound pargo in the rocks," reports Capt. George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing.

Outposts will attempt to run a southern Baja fishing roundup at the beginning of each week.

— Pete Thomas

Photo: Bill Richmond displays a roosterfish caught on a fly rod. Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Roldan