The Environment - November proved to be a good month with very little wind and beautiful weather. This week, however, we had one day blown out entirely while the rest of the week was fishable. Things have really cooled down now with chilly mornings, yet the days remain nice and warm … into the high-70s.
The Bottom Line - Fewer and fewer boats are going out every day now so it’s more difficult to give a broad picture of the fishing. Call it a 7 on the Rancho Leonero 1 to 10 scale.
Billfish - Karl Kitrel from North County, San Diego, at the age of 88 caught his first marlin Friday. He followed that up yesterday with a 30-pound dorado, another first!
Yellowfin Tuna - The boats that were willing to make the run to Aleman Bank down south were rewarded with good tuna. The fish were very line-shy, meaning that anglers went light on the fluorocarbon, resulting in a lot of "long-range releases." However our guys did bring 8 tuna in the 25- to 35-pound range to the cleaning table.
Dorado - Karl Kitrel from North County, San Diego, at the age of 88 caught his first marlin Friday. He followed that up yesterday with a 30-pound dorado, another first!
Wahoo – No reports.
Roosterfish – Roosters and jacks along the beaches are keeping the fly-fishers interested.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...Inshore is still producing all the normal species. Not many people fishing inshore, but our captains who fish commercial this time of year speak of good pargo right out front of Leonero and in front of La Ribera. Happy Thanksgiving to the Rancho Leonero Family and Friends.