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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 06:11 am
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Looking at possibly making a run down Sept 4 thru the 8th. I've never been down this time of year so really don't know what to expect. Is there anything in close enough to reach with a kayak? Dorado or Sails maybe? Anything else that pulls hard? Thanks for any info.


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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 06:45 pm
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The one area that I have fairly consistent action for smallish dorado, especially in the dead of summer, is the area between Haystack point (Google Earth calls this Roca Lobos) and half way to Islote Peruana, in around 75-130 feet of water. This area should be accessible for launching from areas south of the Pearl farm, as there are several roads going out that direction. But I have never launched along there.

That area is also somewhat protected against the brunt of the SE winds that seem to prevail in the summer.

One idea you might consider; scout around the harbor for a panga to tow you out there (you in the panga, of course), drop you off, and come back to get you in a couple hours. Pay half up front, the balance when he comes and gets you.

It's also possible to launch from the lagoon/estuary at Miramar, proceed out the jetty and access it from there.

I cant say if there are fish there this year, as I am not down there this summer.

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San Antonio Pt, accessed from the Marina Real ramp, LAlo"s Rock from its ajoining beach, El Tomate Rock from La Manga north, or right in front of Charly's rock resturaunt, is where I would try for inshore species.

Sails and dorados are farther out and out of a paddlers range imo.

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Bullshipper and Hook, thank you both. I know SA point well, the pick above is off the point. I don't mind paddling a mile or so off shore depending on currents and winds. I've seen marlin in very close in November off of the point, just have no idea what's up in the hotter part of the year. I'll just fish hard and see what happens. Should I leave the jigs home? Plan on bottom fishing with bait, free line a live bait (what live bait is available to catch), or troll rapallas or feathers. Sorry for all the questions but as I said this time of year down there will be completely new to me. I'm used to jigging for yellowtail and I know we are a couple months out yet for that. Any info is much appreciated!

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Carry LOTS of water and be weary of the Chubasco's.

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Cant hurt to carry a jig or two. But I wouldnt spend a lot of time trying them. Do you have a sounder? Without that, I dont think I would jig at all. It's not like San Anton in the winter where the fish are likely to be there, wherever you fish on that point.

If you are going for dorado, I think I would drag Rapalas and Krocs. I am not sure, but I would think that a kayak cant troll at a speed that is very enticing with a feather. At least Rapalas and Krocs have motion, even when going slow.

Maybe run one deep diver and one Kroc, as Krocs are usually near the surface even at 2-3 knots. Run the Kroc short and the plug farther back. Cover the water column.


EZ Mony makes a good point. Watch for thunderstorms on the water. They can be nasty. 

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Bill fish and dorados do come in close, but unless you can cover a lot of water, your chances are limited. Social Security reef is probably the best sundown location as there is always lots of bait there.
They are still catching resident yellowtail on jigs real early before the heat sets in, and the are also some jacks around that pull hard using ice cream surface lures.

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Great info from all very much appreciated! Hook, I do have a sounder on the kayak and it is certainly key! Bullshipper thanks, I was wondering if any Jacks were around to be had, they certainly pull hard. EZ Mony, you are right on the Mony with both points!

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Let us know what happens when you get back.

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I've seen some big Skipjack between Marina Real and the Point the last few days. Bays are pretty bare at the moment.

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Thanks Repsilon. I'm going to go out with Fernando the first day so hopefully I'll get something figured out that I can put to use the other days when I'm paddling. Either way I'm gonna enjoy the hell out of it! I've spent days getting gear and kayaks ready. That's all part of the fun!
Bavardia, I'll definitely post a report.

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Well the wind blew enough that I was only able to give it a try on the Kayak One day (Monday) and even that day it was too windy for me to really fish effectively. I didn't bring my drift sock so couldn't stay in the zone for more than a few seconds. Paddling back into position was a chore to say the least! Fun trying though. Tuesday was a different story... Went out with Fernando and we killed it! Deep jigging for yellowtail. 9 for the day with plenty of bonita and a few other smaller species as well. 


A few pics from the trip below.



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Another

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Last one

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Looks like it was worth the trip, kayak or not!


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It was absolutely Craig!!

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Awesome trip!!

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