Baja worked out well this year, lots of sardina in the harbor so we made bait very easily. The dorado were 20+ miles out but we managed to find some closer everyday up to 15 lbs. Not a lot of big ones but the future looks bright. On the last day we had a huge sargasso patty to ourselves just a hundred yards off the shore, caught dorado until we could not lift our arms and then called in the fleet so they could get theirs.
Found some huge roosterfish but only had one shot to cast to them each time. They would eat the first bait offering, then bug out of the area never to bee seen again until the next day. Very frustrating.
Lots of triggerfish around, some big cabrilla and pargo but not like past years for these species. It had been slow for them all season. We did get into a yellowtail bite of epic proportions. We had all the 18 inchers we could handle until we got tired of them and left for more dorado.
The ECHO Bad Ass Glass rod was the best thing for dorado and I was tossing poppers with ease. This is the greatest rod for throwing floating lines I have ever used.
I also used the new ECHO EPR rods in 8 and 10wt. I always liked the Saltwater 3 ECHO rods for weighted lines but these are far superior. Very easy to load and throw very far.
I'll have them on board for our local island trips.