SEA OF CORTEZ FISHING REPORT FOR RANCHO BUENA VISTA
July 15, 2005, Tami Mouyeos, Rancho Buena Vista, East Cape, Sea of Cortez, Mexico Fishing:
I was in Baja over the 4th, staying at the wonderful Rancho Buena Vista. We had a group of 17 and although the fishing was slow, with water temps in the low 70s, absolutely everyone caught at least one fish and had a wonderful time. My Dad said we almost wore out the pool with the cannonball contests and football throwing.
Sixty-four RBV East Cape sportfishing boats have ventured out in the last 7 days. Fifty-six marlin were in the count with the majority released, 4 blue marlin, 6 sailfish, 2 roosterfish, 16 dorado, 90 tuna (about 40 miles out) and 78 skipjack.
One significant catch on the Sea of Cortez for our group was Joe Vaughan and his fight with a 220 pound marlin. Joe is an avid fisherman and quite the expert but it was a 2 hour struggle to get the fish close enough to release. Captain Gilberto Castro commented that it wasn't a marlin but el diablo.
The dorado were pretty scarce, one big bull went after a marlin lure only to decide against the bite at the last second.
The food and staff at RBV remain the best on the Cape.