Fishing Report August 2012
By Captain Hector Mesa
has offered a great assortment of fish. We are hoping and looking forward for August to do the same. With
the sudden change of weather conditions and the wide variety of species, we’ve been heading out with all types of tackle
and bait. The game plan might change all of a sudden; depending on what Mother Nature has to offer us that day or what the
customer might have in mind to target, overall we are ready for anything.
On each trip we load up with 5 to 6 dozen live pilchards in the live-well, the cooler loaded
with 6 chum blocks, a box of silversides, a box of frozen Spanish sardines, a couple dozen frozen ballyhoo, a 5lb box of frozen
squid, and a gallon size bag full of chunked bonito fillet. Lately, we’ve been doing pretty well on an early morning
run for black fin tuna while trolling C&H tuna lures, black/purple and dark blue have been choice of colors.
productive zone has been between 200’ to 230’. As we come out of Government Cut, we head north to just south of
the Twin Diamonds and then troll south to beyond the county wrecks has been the sweet spot. The calm condition during the
day has been perfect and ideal for vertical jigging. This type of fishing technique offers a good battle and it’s a
lot of fun.
fishing was a hit or miss in the beginning of July and if you did find them; it was a bunch of little guys. Some bigger dolphins
were starting to show up towards the end of the month. Reports were showing some in the range of 20 to 30 pounds. With the
nice calm conditions, it has also been a great opportunity to head out to deeper water and do some daytime sword fishing.
Take a kid fishing,
let’s pass it on.
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Capt. Hector Mesa