Sunday, April 6, 2014
I just got back from a week long trip to Sayulita, Mexico for some surfing, fishing, and relaxing. I also got engaged to my longtime girlfriend Annie while on the trip, so the fishing took a bit of a backseat to that. The fishing was pretty good overall, nothing incredible, but we did catch a number of fish and had consistent action. We caught Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, Jack Crevalle, Snappers, some assorted other Jacks, and some Sierra Mackerel. We did see some Dorado while we were down there, but they were either uninterested in feeding or they were gone before we had a good shot at them. We had our best success either finding diving birds and bait balls or live bait chumming around structure. We used mostly 2-3 inch sardine imitations on both floating lines and heavy sink lines, we were also able to catch some fish on small poppers which was a real treat. Our guides were some real characters which added to the overall experience of the whole trip. We still have early spring conditions here in the valley, its snowing outside as I write this. The fishing has been very good but it is always weather dependent this time of year. If the weather is good the fishing can be excellent, if its cold and snowing, you're probably better off skiing. It looks like our weather is going to very good this next week so the fishing should be excellent.