DORADO FISHING ACTION VERY SPREAD OUT OFF THE SOUTHERN BAJA COAST
July 2, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Summer is here at East Cape, with warmer mornings in the mid 70's and afternoon highs to the mid 90's, a mix of sun and overcast, calm mornings, and some afternoon southeast breezes.
The East Cape fishing water temperature has dropped a bit, with 80 degrees off Isla Cerralvo and 74 degrees off Los Frailes. With the cooler water the bite has been erratic. The bright spot has been larger tuna and roosterfish.
The East Cape billfish bite remains spread, from Punta Pescadero to Los Frailes, with striped marlin moving to about 20 miles outside, with lots of tailers, but picky biters. Fish are taking a mix of live bait and lures.
Tuna fishing moved further outside this week, with tuna under porpoise about 25 miles offshore, from Punta Pescadero to Cabo Pulmo. Larger fish this were caught week, with tuna averaging 30 pounds and the largest 65 pounds, taking mostly hoochies and cedar plugs.
Dorado are few, and very spread, taking mostly trolled marlin lures.
Inside, the roosterfish bite remains steady at East Cape, with larger fish to 60 pounds off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas, taking live bait, with fly fishermen doing well from shore.