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 Posted: Sun Jul 4th, 2021 02:25 am
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Wy Ynot
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Sportfishing San Carlos has all but been destroyed. Anything that will hang in  a net is taken? I fully agree with you, those guys know how and where to take anything that's left in the Sea. It's caught up with sport boats and trawlers. No food, no fish. Many years ago, a young warrior said he could travel coast to coast by running across the backs of buffalo/bison/Tatanka. The US government mandated the killing of their revered buffalo to starve our native Americans and the rest is history? Just sayin'. Ron

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I don't know if it affects fish, but there is a lot of current speculation about events with birds, whales, and even the elephants at the moment. Currents have been off. The squid aren't on the other side like they were more commonly. They didn't catch all the albacore in San Diego.The bait on this side is mostly in real close at the moment, and the otherside has been unusual off, but usuallydue to conditions. I believe stocacity is the biological term for boom or bust, or finding things more concentrated. Could they be learning defense mechanisms? Seems like they greatly prefer naked ballyhoo.The good sargasso lines never really showed. I only remember a fraction of large Dorado even caught not on a current line. There was massive bait this year, and there were times when the Dorado just seemed to disappear because they were so full, or down with the bait. A lot less participants with the Ladies Tournament now, and many other factors. Best just to block out those bad days from our memory as we always have done. I'll still be out fishing and catching.

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Just some info.  The qualifying weight for dorado in LIFT beginning in 1994 was 18 lbs.  That went on until around 2006 when they opted to lower it to 15 lbs and evidently 12 lbs and then back to 15.    2003 was the "banner"year with 152 dorado caught over 18 lbs. and then everything went haywire.  It spiked a little in 2008 and then never exceded over 14 caught at the lower weight.  Wonder what happened in 2003?  Also no tuna have been caught in LIFT since 2010  .Billfish have remained pretty steady if I remember correctly : one year sailfish will out do marlin and the next year it will be in reverse. hope my memory hasn't failed me very much but I'm sure one person will totally disagree  and that's okay.

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Rather than the absolute number of Dorado caught in the tournament it's better to divide the total by # of entrants. In 95 or 96 I remember we couldn't get more than 10mi out of the marina before ice chests were full.  Couldn't set riggers because we would already have double hookup before the 1st rigger had line set.  That year I almost lost a finger setting the rigger. We were catching 30# fish within 2 miles of the marina entrance on the way back in, releasing everything that had a remote chance of survival.  

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Not saying that there weren't some banner years, and that it doesn't suck now, just that it hasn't always been the 'rule', and that fish were being caught last week... until someone tried to say that no fish were being caught. Will go back to avoiding talking about anything on this forum!

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The lack of large fish around the last years is hard to deny, and I see more small dorado, sails, and marlin every year too.

Usually July has less dorado, but larger fish, and the little peanuts are still around, like they have been the last 3 years, later into the season.

I thought that the closures for Covid last summer would have helped more, even though this year is certainly better than 2 years ago in terms of larger specimens.

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We all know why the dorado are mostly non existent compared to years gone by...Dorado are still heavily commercially fished in the south in violation of Article 68. Nothing has changed in that area.



My experience is that many local fisherman have simply re defined what a good day of dorado fishing is....You used to have to go out short distance and catch fish....now I have heard guys say I went have way to Tortuga and back and I caught a few dorado! It was a great day, I didn't get skunked!



The commercial fishing industry is coming for the Marlin now.



What is everyone's anecdotal view on Marlin these days?


This is what they thought a few years ago down in Southern Baja.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT0qNT3cigA&t=295s

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Been living here since 75 and on May 15th I could always count on large number of dorado, like clock work. Have caught them earlier like mid April, but not like a month later.

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Like I indicated earlier, Lady's Tournament/Memorial weekend was always right smack in the sweet spot for Dorado fishing.  Literally flush with Dorado everywhere.

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