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REPORT #1045 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update 01/13/07

Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico

Sergio Scores Again!
The few boats working outside are reporting the dorado bite is still over the top and there are still some marlin to be found under the bird schools scattered from Thetis to the Entrada.

Inside the Esteros, Ken and Adam Knight of San Marcos and Linda Miller of Long Beach found themselves in the middle of a WFO white sea bass bite, chalking up a score of 6 before the tide changed. Other action included the seemingly ever present bay bass that were biting almost anything that drifted by them.

Water temperature 72 - 74
Air temperature 55 -75
Humidity 56%
Wind: NNW 10 - 14 kts
Conditions: Cloudy
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 7:15 a.m. MST
Sunset 5:57 p.m. MST

Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico

The 80° blue water is still only 5 to 6 miles off the beach. With the full moon period this last week, the fishing was better than normally expected. Each boat is averaging 2 to 3 sailfish a day. Those numbers will increase this next week, continuing for the rest of the month.

A lot of small dorado are in counts also, with an occasional 30 to 35 pounder. There still has been no sign of the tuna. Most boats are averaging a dorado a day.

Inshore, the black skipjack tuna abound, and have been great fall back option for light line enthusiasts and fly rodders.

Even though no roosters were caught locally, apparently a migration is under way, as they head South to warmer waters. I say migration, because when the concentrations are located, there are lots of them confined in certain areas, but not spread out along the coast. Adolpho, on the Dos Hermanos took several roosters and several jacks about 30 miles up north near Saladita. And, Santiago on the Gitana, fished one day with his client from Sweden, catching 7 roosters 30 miles down south.

Ed Kunze
Water temperature 82 - 84
Air temperature 69-87
Humidity 94%
Wind: Light
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 7:1 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:29 p.m. CST

East Cape

With a few exceptions, the North wind kept most of the fleet on their moorings most of the days this week. The mornings the wind wasn't ripping, the few boats headed out found a mixed bag including a few billfish, an occasional dorado and if they were lucky enough to find a porpoise school, a tuna or two.

Wind thus far has failed to discourage the big squid that still can be found in shallow water in front of Palmas de Cortez.

Beach action has been hampered by almost constant wind waves pounding the East Cape Beaches most of the week.

Water temperature 70-76
Air temperature 61-83
Humidity 72%
Wind: NNW at 10 - 13 knts
Conditions: Cloudy
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:03 a.m. MST
Sunset 5:52 p.m. MDT
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