LACK OF SARDINA BAIT IS PUZZLING FOR ANGLERS AT EAST CAPE
July 9, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape fly fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico Report:
We managed to put together an entire week of nice weather and the East Cape fishing season just keeps chugging along. The continued lack of sardina along the beaches is both puzzling and exasperating.
Yellowfin tuna continued its role as the East Cape crowd pleaser, though the ride could be from 23-45 miles to find them.
The billfish moved in a bit closer, ranging anywhere from 10-40 miles. Billfish made a strong showing as the second most caught fish for the week.
Dorado are still not showing up in any quantity, however, the few found are definitely in the lunker class.
There were a few sardina found off the beach next to Rancho Leonero a few days ago and the ladyfish were all over them at sunset. The sticks yielded a few small jacks, pompano and a handful of shots at Bubba class roosters cruising close to shore between La Ribera and Bartle Beach.
Water temperature 73-84. Air temperature 82-93.