September 19 - September 26, 2015

The Environment - We are feeling the beginnings of fall; there were a few puffs of wind out of the north and a few sierra were caught, but there were no weather issues. We’re experiencing beautiful, cool mornings with warm days and very pleasant conditions. Sea temps have remained in the mid-80s this week. A lot more live sardina as well as dead sardina are available with dead sardina available, and there were caballito for the bigger, live bait.

Mike Dicks of Rancho Leonero and Adrian McKibbin of La Jolla along with Captain Ramon of our newest cruiser, El Jefe, limit on yellowfin and catch these three wahoo in one day. The biggest weighing in at 53 lbs. Ono for everybody!!!

Billfish - The marlin and sailfish bite continues much the same as it has all year with perhaps a few more sails than normal. Not a lot of anglers targeting billfish right now; most are working the tuna.

Yellowfin Tuna –The tuna bite continues close to the Ranch right off La Ribera. No big fish; the better YFT are 18- to 20-pounds. Fish are still being taken on both live and dead sardina.

Dorado - Fair numbers of dorado were around, however not many schools. Most fish were taken either among the tuna or on the troll in open water. The biggest was in the mid-20s.

Wahoo – It was another pretty good wahoo week. Fish again preferred Rapalas rigged with Fluorocarbon. Suggestion: If you are planning a trip, it would be a good idea to bring a roll of 60/80-pound Fluoro to rig for wahoo and 30/40-pound Fluoro for the tuna. Most wahoo were taken from around La Ribera to the Lighthouse.

Roosterfish – Roosters were congregated around the Marina entrance -- nothing huge. A good gallo was around 20-pounds this week.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch … The previously mentioned sierra mackerel were at the Marina entrance together with the ‘hoos. The bottom continues to give up good amberjack and barred pargo with only a few yellowtail really deep down. Use big bait on the bottom and work the iron!