JULY WEATHER IS HOT BUT FLY FISHING IS SPOTTY AT EAST CAPE
July 2, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fly Fishing:
It is July at East Cape, and it is hot! No, not the fishing, the weather. By anyone’s standards it was a tough one at East Cape with little fishing action to be found.
For four days, Dale Gross, Anchorage, and his buddy Rick Hall, from Hanford, Calif., scoured East Cape waters is search of action. The result was a few white bonito, skipjack, one tuna, dorado and more wind and rough seas than they wanted.
Then came yesterday (7/1) and they finally got it right. There were flat seas, tuna boiling behind the boat, dorado and marlin chasing the teasers. When the scales had settled, they had eight yellowfin tuna, a handful of white bonito, a marlin, three dorado, two topping the 50-pound mark. High fives and cervezas were the order of the day on the two hour ride home. Was it what they had hoped for? Nope! Will they be back at East Cape next year? I wouldn’t be surprised.
East Cape beach fishing action slowed down dramatically. Our guide, Josh Dickinson, spent his last few days before heading home trying to add another Bubba notch to his belt, but it wasn’t to be. He will be back in October to resume the quest.
East Cape fishing vacation area water temperatures were at 70-82 degrees, air temperatures at 77-95, with cloudy skies.