EAST CAPE FISHING BOATS DOING WELL FROM 3 TO 40 MILES OFF THE BAJA COAST
July 15-21, 2005, Axel Valdez, Buena Vista Beach Resort, East Cape fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Total fishing boats out 91. Fishermen 273. Weather Temperature 80's-90's. Water Temperature 80-85. Catch including released fish: Striped Marlin 102; Sailfish 25; Dorado 18; Tuna 818; Wahoo 1; Roosterfish 8; Shark 1; Snapper 38; Amberjack 3; Bonita 70; Ladyfish 1; Pompano 3; Triggerfish 1; Cabrilla 7; Skip Jack 10.
We can now officially say that our East Cape fishing water is on a regular basis, nice warm summer water.
Air Temperature was nice and warm, but during Tuesday and Wednesday, East Cape got a little cloudy and windy because of Eugene. Still we kept on fishing every day, as we we knew it was still far in our safety zone.
We are know back to normal here. Our sportfishing fleet is going everywhere, and everywhere they go they do well. Distances vary from 3 miles out to 40 miles out for the tuna.
This week was all about tuna. It has been quite a while since we have gotten that many tuna in a week. Some of the big ones finally started arriving.
And amazingly the stripers continue to be in the Sea of Cortez, more than sails and blues, which is what it should be this in the season. Dorado, don't ask for them. They are missing. We catch just a few every week.
In shore fishing is good, but as good as it always is, we have had better weeks for inshore fishing. Still the East Cape guys continue to fish for roosters, pargos, jacks, etc. You have to remember that good here is very good anywhere else.
Bait used was mullet, little jacks and rayadillos. A few sardines where found, but not many.
If you are a tuna lover, this was the week to be here. And now that the conditions are stable and that the tuna is moving in, we should have a lot more blues coming in, just in time for the Bisbee Tournament.