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Monday, February 21, 2011

San Carlos, Mexico Yellowtail Fishing Report

We hadn't been fishing in almost 6 months and I was starting to get twitchy.  Time to head to Mexico!  Hopefully we could catch a couple of yellowtail, eat some fresh sushi and add a few fillets to the freezer.  I didn't get my hopes up as it was a bright full moon the night before which generally isn't good for fishing the next day.

We met up with Bryan and Arturo on the Margarita IV bright and early Saturday morning.  We also had the pleasure of having Don aboard.  I believe it was his first serious offshore trip (spoiled).  We couldn't have asked for better weather for San Carlos in February - dead calm seas and temps in the 70's.  Perfect!  After picking up a couple of live baits we headed out towards San Pedro Island.

On the way Arturo spotted some birds working some baits.  Out went 4 lines and we had the first yellowtail in the boat within 5 minutes.  This would be the constant for the rest of the day.  We picked up another nice fish and then moved back in closer to San Pedro to join the rest of the San Carlos fleet.  After that we pretty much slayed the fish.  I don't think we had lines in the water for more than 10 minutes without getting a bite.  Arturo and Bryan did a great job of scoring some double headers as well.  I think the final tally was 13 yellowtail up to around 25 pounds.  Awesome day!

If you are heading to San Carlos look Bryan up here ->

My biggest yellowtail, which was smaller than Katie's!
Great ride out

Sitting on the cooler trying to hold all of the fish in.  It was a little packed and the "green" fish were trying to escape.

Ready for Arturo to make some sushi!

He must have been cleaning fish for 3 hours

Katie's big fish of the day