Bait schools are showing up on the shorelines, so expect the inshore fishing to start. The beaches cleared up significantly of seaweed after some high tides and big swells. Winter is back? The bite slowed a bit, and after that I think everyone is resting. Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov. They were biting jigs early, with some small yellowtail and bonita caught on the troll. The water is still in the upper 80’s and blue. I haven’t heard of a hot White Rock bite or at the Island. The best action for yellowtail was up the coast at White Rock and Pando. It seems to make it to the Reef, where the water then is warmer and clearer. Things are slowly cooling off. They will be a decent size in the Fall. It seemed to turn the fish on though. The bite for us was outside the Reef and lately we have been going 6 – 20 miles south. Summer is still a possibility, and you can still take a brisk swim. We saw a few whales, mantas, turtles, and a school of Spinner Dolphin. It should be a decent moon phase this week when the winds let up. The catch is consistent, and it should continue to pick up over the next few weeks. PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION. There was a pod of over a thousand dolphin around last week. There was a big school, and they were biting good Saturday afternoon. A couple boats ended up with ten releases. There is still a lot of bait in the water. We have seen a number of fish tailing too. I saw a small flying fish and I believe small skipjack. I saw one nice inshore snapper caught, but I haven’t had luck in close. Out front a lot of the bait and fish have moved on. I have not heard of any big dorado caught. Expect a good week of fishing on the waxing moon. The fish are there! I am not sure how many went out .. or made it through the day. I’m not sure about the weather, but the fish are saying ‘Spring’. They say that currents are the key to good fishing. Fishing report for week of Oct. 21-27 for California’s San Joaquin Valley, Central Coast ocean and lakes and Delta. The winds were often up, inciting involuntary singing by ‘mariachis’. The shorelines should have some action. There were also decent catches of larger dorado that seemed to have fled too. We picked up a few large bonita at times and a decent number trolling the Limelight colored 30′ Rapala off a planer board to get it a little deeper. The water was thick with tiny larvae this week, so expect a bountiful Spring. There are tons of skipjack in close, but you will need small spoons to catch them. I got excited when I saw a few splashes far back in our wake near sunset, but they were just a couple of dolphin chasing bait. Well, not the most important report for the moment, but here is the Fishing Report! There is a stationary school of bait just off the point west of Carly’s Rock that probably has some fish around it if you wade out. A few good dorado are still being caught. The water to the south is holding warm at around 20 miles, but it looks to be more colored. Lalo’s Rock and the Seamounts seem to be the hot area at the moment. Anything over 3 feet and they close the port these days. Some of the best billfish reports were from just a couple miles out. Trolling, jigging, and poppers have been working at times. It should be a decent week on the moon phase, so we will see if the larger yellowtail start biting. It was another tough week of fishing in close after the full moon. The lunar phase is looking better this week, along with the tides and currents. Maybe the bite will turn on after the full moon? Some small dorado were seen 25 miles out. I noticed a lot of various baits around today along the shoreline and saw numerous boils. After it was built, the reservoir filled gradually. The water offshore is clear and warmer. It should be another great week of fishing. My friends got out early that day and released seven marlin, a sail, and a number of small dorado. It’s feeling like Spring! Two marlin came into our spread. We had one on last Wednesday shortly and found one small area with a handful of fish, though they just tickled our baits. All the baits have been present and in large numbers. A monster grouper gave us quite the battle for a few minutes, before it found a rock there. We released 7 in two days, shaking off and missing an equal number, so there was decent action. Both locations picked up on the new moon, so the fish are there at the right times. Lots of small Dorado have been around, but the big ones follow the flying fish, I believe. Friends have caught pago and corvina from the beach. There were reports of a few billfish and some good dorado. We had perfect weather both days. There is just no place like Parker AZ. We made it back from vacation and got out a few times around the weekend. They are still catching lots of small Dorado. The calendar was hard on the Ladies Tournament. It has been quite the contrast lately. The warm water plume pushed up the coast on the full moon, bringing in a lot of marlin. The water has since cleared up and a few were caught again in close. You can also find the fishing report in the newsletter every week. A few Sierra are out there. Over 40 boats entered into the Dorado Derby this last weekend. The sargasso is long gone – thanks El Nino. Some cabrilla and pargo are biting. There were hundreds of yellowtail boiling all over in the afternoon. Yellowtail. The last couple of days have been very tough. Some skipjack have added a little excitement at times. The bass lake got put on hold with the coming cold front. May 21, 2020 . I have only heard of one other caught lately, but it was reportedly 100 pounds. Earlier in the week, and last, the bite was up the coast around Ensenada and farther up. Maybe they have moved to cooler waters? There are a decent number of party boats going out, with a few people fishing. The water will have to cool a lot more before we see them on the surface or balling sardines. Editor’s note: Talkalai Lake is located near the San Carlos community. We caught yellowtail, bonita, and a Sierra off Piedras Pintas that day, where some boats were catching this Tuesday. 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. Another boat landed over the school and caught eleven. The wind is coming up midweek, but the forecast looks better. Water temps are holding around 86 – 88 F, with the surface warming up more when the wind is down and the sun out. There are a number of whales around and the birds are busy up the coast. The marlin have started tailing, but I have yet to see a jumper. I often believe the same thing happens during the winter. Trolling seems to be done, but we could see the water cool with the consistent west winds. We caught our first bonita at the Island. We were out in the middle alone on Friday with some 5 – 6 feet swells rolling through at times. One thing I am sure of is that there is a lot of yellowtail, sierra, and marlin to be caught this week. Shots hosted the 12th Annual Yellowtail Tournament last weekend. I heard of the pangueros getting some yellowtail, and one boat caught a handful jigging. I haven’t heard of anyone trying offshore or at the Island. The full moon could be a factor this week, but I think that the fish will be fattening up for Fall. It was colored in close, but is quickly clearing up. Winds have been pretty ugly offshore the last couple of days, but they should die down. On Friday, we hooked a 300 pound Blue that put on a spectacular show. It looks hot down there! Hopefully we’ll see about 20 boats, and even some fish weighed! Over the weekend they were outside Lalo’s, within a mile of shore. It did have a lot of small dorado. We caught one Sierra close to 9# last week. The skipjack are everywhere, but left most of our baits alone, although my friends in the tournament said they ate up three bags of their bait in just one day. Try slowing your retrieve down at times to catch hard fighting 10-12″ bonefish. Seems like maybe the bait moved, or all the dolphin ate it up? It is certainly an interesting November. I’m sure some small dorado will move in soon. Rainbow Trout. You would have to make a long run to find a Dorado or marlin. The whales were seen again on Monday, so we’ll see if they stick around! We saw turtles and Hammerheads out there, but nothing under multiple seaweed patches. Tides4fishing cookies are used to personalise content and ads, save your recent fishing … Everyone was talking about how they wouldn’t bite. Some decent Sierra are around, along with a few skipjack. I don’t think that many boats were out this week with the weather. The bite was found up there again, with the best action 25 miles away at White Rock. The water was dirty, but they found our colorful lures trolled slow and deep. There sure were a lot of big baby pelicans there! On Monday we found two huge schools of Dorado in close. If I had a tuna tower or six figure fish finder I would see the fish. As with every tournament this year, a day was cancelled due to the port being closed. We’ve seen flying fish, and we might even see dorado and tuna soon. There were massive bait balls and a number of birds picking off the tiny bait, so maybe the fish there are full. 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. The inshore bite was pretty good last week. I hit Piedras Pintas and Deer Island for some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen around here. 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