Tony Reyes Fish Reports

Fishing Reports from Tony Reyes Excursions in the Sea of Cortez-

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9/22/2018
 
WE STARTED ON EL DIABLO POINT WERE WE CAUGHT ONE BLACK SEA BASS ON CUT BAIT ALSO LOTS A SPOTTED BASS AND SOME YELLOW LIVE BAIT.  THAT MORNING EVERYONE CAUGHT  YELLOWTAIL ON THE REEFS, THE WEATHER WAS WINDY AND CLOUDY WE STAYED IN THIS AREA  YELLOWTAIL ON THE 250-FEET REEF. LATER WE MOVED TO SNAKE ISLAND WERE WE STAYED A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR SAFETY BECAUSE WE HAD A STORM COME INTO THE SEA OF CORTEZ, WEDNESDAY WE RETURNED TO REFUGIO POINT BECAUSE THE STORM WAS MOVING NORTH  CLOSE TO GUAYMAS, WE FISHED IN REFUGIO THURSDAY MORNING LIVE BAIT AND JIGS PRODUCED YELLOWTAIL. CABRILLA AND PARGO AND COUPLE GROUPER THE STORM MOVED TO MAINLAND AND THE WEATHER GOT BETTER, MORE PARGO AND FEW DORADO ON THE COASTLINE, LAST DAY AT ENCHANTED ISLAND PRODUCED A FEW GROUPERS BITES LANDING JUST ONE. FEW BARRED PARGOS AND PINTO BASS., THE REST STILL THERE.
 
 
195       YELLOWTAIL                         UP TO 33-LBS
231       CABRILLA                            UP TO 18-LBS
119       SPOTTED BASS                      UP TO 6-LBS
29         PARGOS RED( BARRED         UP TO 25-LBS
2           SHEEP HEAD                           UP TO 10-LBS
6           PINTO BASS                             UP TO 14-LBS
18         DORADO                                UP TO 18-LBS
8           GROUPER                              UP TO 78 LBS.
1           BLACK SEA BASS                    UP YO 56-LBS
242       MISC. AND RELEASED FISH
 
9/15/2018
 
We returned from another fishing/exploring the Sea of Cortez leaded for Eric and Erik Bergstrom, We stopped in El Diablo point the first morning catching most Yellowtail and Spotted bass some Cabrillas with jigs and cut bait later went to Snake Island were we caught most Yellowtails and plenty live mackerel in the night, following morning was slow on Yellows but better and cabrillas and some Dorados, went to Salsipuedes island to explore fish snorkel and swim, during this night we stopped close to LA Bay to make bait and keep going north to the coast side, fishing was great in this area, catching big red snappers for all the pangas, cabrillas and medium-size Yellows, later went to Refugio Point to fish and kayak all this area, later we returned to the coast catching more pargo on cut bait, last day few Grouper broke the lines but landed two big ones.
 
105 YELLOWTAIL UP TO 30-LBS
125 CABRILLA UP TO 18-LBS
132 SPOTTED BASS UP TO 6-LBS
238 PARGO UP TO 20-LBS
8 GROUPER  UP TO 108-LBS
2 BLACK SEA BASS  UP TO 60-LBS
10  DORADO UP TO 18-LBS
LOTS A MISCELLANEOUS FISH CATCH/RELEASED
  
JUST 18 ANGLERS WENT FISHING THE REST SWIM. HIKE EXPLORE THE ISLANDS.
 
SALUDOS
ANTONIO REYES M.
 
8/18/2018
 
186 YELLOWTAIL UP TO 33-LBS
255 YELLOWTAIL UP TO 15-LBS
54    CABRILLAS  UP TO 20-LBS
107  CABRILLAS UP TO 6-LBS
127  SPOTTED BASS UP TO 6-LBS
100 PARGOS REDS AND BARRED UP TO 28-LBS
1     SHEEP HEAD  12-LBS
1     WHITE SEA BASS UP TO 15-LBS
30   DORADOS  UP TO 18-LBS
10   GROUPERS 120, 108, AND SMALLERS LOTS A BROKEN LINES.
4    BROOOM TAILS   UP TO 14-LBS.
188  MISC. AND RELEASED FISH
 
WEATHER ON THIS TRIP WAS BETTER AND COOLER, FISHING SAN LORENZO ISLAND, SNAKE ISLAND, COAST FROM PUNTA REMEDIOS TO PUNTA FINAL, HAD LIVE BAIT FOR 3 DAYS, ENCHANTED ISLAND HAD A BIG GROUPERS AND BARRED PARGOS MOST BITE ON LIVE MACKEREL.
 
 SALUDOS.
 
TONY REYES M
 
8/4/2018
 
Tony just returned from a 6-day open party trip into the Sea of Cortez around the Midriff islands.
 
They started fishing the Snake Island area and then moved to San Francisquito.
 
Live bait was difficult there so they moved to San Lorenzo island where they caught medium size Yellowtail and some Cabrilla.
 
They tried to get bait near Bahia De Los Angeles and found plenty of it. Wednesday was the best day of fishing catching bigger Yellowtail, Grouper, Black Sea Bass, Cabrilla and a variety of other species with several lines being broken and lures lost on Big fish.
 
The weather was okay with some clouds and a couple of hot and humid days.
 
378 Yellowtail to 30 Lbs.
 
220 Cabrilla to 20 Lbs.
 
46      Pargo to 25 Lbs.
 
73      Bass
 
4       Sheepshead
 
10     Grouper to 120 Lbs.
 
4        Broomtail
 
287    Misc. and released fish

 

07/29/2018

THE TONY REYES BOAT RETURNED FRIDAY EVENING FROM A 6 DAY TRIP INTO THE SEA OF CORTEZ.

THE TRIP WAS HEADED BY CHARTERMASTER DAVID DANG FROM VALLEY VILLAGE CALIFORNIA.

THE WEEK SAW A FEW DAYS OF LIGHT WINDS MAKING FISHING A LITTLE DIFFICULT.  THEY FISHED SNAKE ISLAND, REFUGIO, SAN FRANCISQUITO AND THE ENCHANTED ISLANDS AREAS.

229         YELLOWTAIL

399         CABRILLA

128         BASS

11           PARGO

2             SHEEPHEAD

12           GROUPER  TO 130 LBS.

2             BROOMTAIL GROUPER

 

June 23, 2018

Tony Reyes returned from another 6 day trip chartered by Cal Star Rods and led by Gary Gibbs from Redondo Beach Ca.

 
They fished the San Francisquito areas catching Yellowtail up to 28 Lbs.
 
Cabrilla fishing was excellent hooking fish casting jigs, Tady and Salas, in blue and white and green and yellow colors along with trolling Mirrorlures in pink color and Rapala X-Rap lures in mackerel patterns around Snake Island. Refugio and San Lorenzo.
 
The weather is warming up with live bait being caught but not in great quantity. There was some wind Friday morning.
 
303    Yellowtail to 28 Lbs.
 
Limits of Cabrilla to 20 Lbs.
 
21    Pargo
 
1    Black Sea Bass    94 Lbs.
 
6    Groupers
 
2    Sheepshead
 
2    Amberjack
 
273    Misc. and released fish
 
         Thanks, Tom Ward, The Longfin        www.tonyreyes.com
 
06/09/2018
 
Tony Reyes returned from a chartered 6 day trip led by Chartermaster Clarence Becker from
Victorville, Ca.
 
They had heavy fog Tuesday and Wednesday in the area of San Francisquito.
 
The Yellowtail were of good size but it was hard to spot them in the heavy fog. They fished Snake island
which had good fishing for Yellows and Cabrilla. Casting plastics at the rocks was producing some nice
fish. Trolling the pink Mirrorlure was very productive for Cabrilla.
 
321 Yellowtail to 30 Lbs.
234 Cabrilla to 20 Lbs.
10 Grouper to 30 Lbs
15 Pargo to 12 Lbs.
12 Sheephead to 12 Lbs.
276 Bass
274 Misc. and released fish
 
Tight Lines, Tom Ward, The Longfn www.thelongfin.com
 
June 2, 2018
 
Tony Reyes just returned from a 6 day chartered trip from Phenix rods.
 
Fishing was good especially for the larger Yellowtail of which a lot were lost. Cabrilla fishing was steady. Yellowtail were on the surface chasing bait so throwing jigs at them worked well with blue and white and green and yellow colors in Salas, Tady and Shimano jigs doing best.  
 
Mirrorlures and X-Rap trolling lures are still the hot item in the pink, orange and mackerel patterns for trolling.
 
The last day they had some wind making the Grouper fishing difficult.   Saludos, Tom Ward, The Longfin,   www.tonyreyes.com
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411 Yellowtail to 30 Lbs.
 
241    Cabrilla to 20 Lbs.
 
345    Bass
 
6        Groupers to 38 Lbs
 
1        Black Sea Bass 44 Lbs.
 
15      Pargos to 12 Lbs.
 
192    Miscellaneous and released fish
 
 
 
May 26, 2018
 
Tony Reyes boat the "TONY REYES" returned from a chartered 6-day trip led by Chartermaster Roger Rohm from Silverado, Ca.
 
They fished from San Francisquito north to Isla La Guardia with plenty of good size Yellowtail and Cabrillas around.
 
The large Grouper are starting to show up with more breaking off lines than were landed.
 
Some Golden Cabrilla were caught and released.
 
364 Yellowtail to 32 lbs.
 
211 Cabrilla to 25 lbs.
 
72      Bass
 
 7       Grouper to 140 lbs.
 
 5        Sheephead to 16 lbs.
 
21    Miscellaneous and released fish
 
May 19, 2018
 
Hola;    Tony Reyes just returned from his 6-day trip led by Charter Master Jerry LeCompte from Glendale Arizona. Tony said the trip was great with extremely nice weather as is common this time of year.
 
The larger Yellowtail are starting to show up as the water temperature is rising slightly. Most of the fish were caught casting jigs or trolling Mirrorlures and Rapala X-Raps. Bait is showing up in the shallow waters and the schools of Yellowtail are moving north with the bait.
 
Cabrilla fishing continues to be excellent with large fish the order of the day.
 
The islands of Rasa and Partida were declared to be in a reserved zone for the production of fish so Tony is not allowed to fish close to those islands now. 
 
There are still a few openings in Tony's schedule this year as can be seen at  www.tonyreyes.com 
 
285    Yellowtail to 28 Lbs.
 
314    Cabrilla to 22 Lbs.
 
143       Bass
 
13        Groupers to 40 Lbs.
 
11        Sheephead
 
287      Miscellaneous and released fish
 
            Thank You, Tom Ward, The Longfin Tackle Store   www.thelongfin.com
 
 
May 12, 2018
 
Tony Reyes boat "Tony Reyes" returned Friday afternoon from a 6 day "Cal Star Rods" charter led by Gary Gibbs from Cal Star. Fishing was very good and the weather was great except for the last day and a half of the 6-day trip. They fished the main islands trolling Mirrorlures and X-Rap Rapalas and casting jigs at the shorelines for excellent Cabrilla fishing. Yellowtails were eating jigs yo-yo off the reefs.  Cal Star brought lots of give-a-ways and raffle items for the anglers. Fresh Ceviche and an evening of Carne Asada topped off a week of outstanding meals prepared by the chef. Live bait has been elusive so far this season but Tony expects it to show up any time now as the water warms up. 
 
350 Yellowtail to 22 lbs.
 
Limits of Cabrilla to 20 lbs.
 
267 Bass
 
12 Sheephead to 18 lbs.
 
3 Baquetas to 44 lbs.
 
6 Groupers to 38 lbs.
 
311 miscellaneous and released fish
 
 
May 5, 2018
 
The boat, Tony Reyes, just returned from a 6 day trip with 25 anglers of the "Let's Talk Hook-Up" charter. They went to San Esteban island where water temperatures were in the 60's with light winds in the morning which made the fishing difficult. They then went to Rasa and Partida islands which provided the best fishing areas of the trip. Trolling was very productive with Mirrorlures and Rapalas. Yellowtails were spotty and seemed to be a bit bashful this trip. Cabrilla fishing continues to be outstanding as it was last year. Tony attributes this to the fact that he is the only sportboat fishing the Midriff Island area of the sea of Cortez when there were 5 boats fishing it a few years ago.
 
126 Yellowtails to 20 Lbs.
 
458 Cabrillas to 22 Lbs.
 
220    Bass
 
  4      Pargos
 
 44    Sheephead
 
  3    Groupers to 85 Lbs.
 
  3    Sierras
 
187    Misc. and released fish
 
 
       Thank You, Tom Ward, The Longfin
 
 
April 28, 2018
 
Tony Reyes just returned from his first 6 day trip of the season led by Charter Master Bluefin Jim from the Longfin tackle store. They had great weather with calm seas every day. They started fishing at Rasa island and Partida where they found good size Cabrillas trolling Mirro-lures and Rapalas. They moved to San Francisquito and Snake island areas where they found boils of Yellowtails in the 15 to 20 Lb. range. The Pangas returned every morning with lots of Cabrillas and Yellows. Enchanted island had Groupers and Cabrillas.
    Water temperatures were 65 to 70 degrees.  Old time angler Rod Wilson flew out from Wisconsin to fish with Tony as he had not done so for 20 years and said it was the best trip and the best boat and crew he had ever experience on a Tony trip. He is returning with an ice chest full of fillets. Tony asked me to remind anglers to remember to obtain a visa at the border upon entering Mexico. Tony is now running every week through November and then he moves to La Paz for the months of March and April
 
257    Yellowtails     to 20 Lbs.   
 
498    Cabrillas    to 16 Lbs.
 
  6     Groupers    to 105 Lbs.
 
  1      Black Sea Bass    70 Lbs.
 
14      Sheephead
 
2        Baquetas
 
154    Bass
 
231    Miscellaneous and smaller fish were released

 

November 4th 2017

Trip report with the charter master Jeff with Phenix Rods, we had great weather into the Sea of Cortez this week, catching lots a Cabrilla up to 24-lbs and Grouper, and Yellowtail, fishing the best places in the area produced, limits on Cabrilla and Yellowtail. Fishing on cut bait, live bait, and trolling along the shore permitted us to experience a great trip, we had customers from Canada who had a very nice first impression of these trips, catching plenty live bait on the nights, and lots a fish during the day, some big White Sea Bass were caught for one panga, other a big Cabrilla, other Big Pargo had everybody excited.  We moved the boat a lot this trip and had the opportunity to fish many productive areas.

 Total Count-

YELLOWTAIL                         567

CABRILLA                              393

GROUPER                             3

PARGO                                  134

BROOM TAIL CABRILLA       29

SHEEP HEAD                          12

MANY SMALLER FISH WERE RELEASED ON THIS TRIP TO GROW UP.

 Tony Reyes 2017

 

October 28, 2017

Departed San Felipe with moderate winds. 

Heading to La Partida island where we started our fishing trip, catching some Pargo, Cabrilla and a mixed bag of bottom fish, later in the day we moved to Las Animas Island fishing for the afternoon.

Overnight we moved to San Esteban Island, where we stayed for a couple of days, protected from the strong Santa Ana winds.  Fishing was good for Cabrilla, a couple big Groupers, and Yellowtail.

When the wind backed off we moved to San Lorenzo Island. Fishing the South point area, lots a fish were caught throughout the day.

In the evening we began the long run to the La Guardia Island.  We reached Refugio point we got there in time to make live bait, and fish this extraordinary area.  Cabrilla and Yellowtails were landed here.  Smaller Yellowtail, but good size cabrilla. 

The last day it was on to Enchanted Island where fishing was slow, only couple boats did well here, we finished another good trip with lots of satisfied customers.

We are waiting for the next group.  Saludos

Count Totals- 

372        CABRILLA                         UP TO 18-LBS

299        YELLOWTAIL                    UP TO 28-LBS

85          SPOTTED BASS                 UP TO 6-LBS

55          PARGOS (A FEW BARRED ) UP TO 20-LBS

3            GROUPER                        75-120 LBS

3            SHEEP HEAD                        UP TO 12-LBS

6            BROOM TAIL           UP TO 12-LBS

LOTS OF MISCELLANEOUS FISH WERE RELEASED FOR SUSTAINABLE PURPOSES