FIRST-EVER SAILFISH ON THE FLY LANDED BY ANGLER AT EAST CAPE
July 23, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico Fly Fishing:
Jerry Ortner and Randy Twist, from Rancho Murrieta, Calif., finished up their quickie East Cape fishing trip last Sunday by going out for the morning in search of billfish. Several shots later, Jerry had his first sailfish ever and they were back at the hotel in time for lunch before their flight home. Several billfish, plenty of tuna and skipjack convinced them that their quickie getaway was well worth the effort.
With the exception of a disappointing dorado bite, the tuna and billfish continued to be the crowd pleaser during this week at East Cape.
By Wednesday (7/20) tropical storm "Eugene," which was heading out west below us, caused the wind to kick up then lay back down on Thursday; only to become overcast and breezy again yesterday.
Beach action still has not reached its potential. My granddaughter, Lindsey and I walked the beach from the house to Punta Ignacio finding little bait nor fish at midday with perfect light. A good sign was that the bait guys had a few mackerel to sell and a few small sardina were spotted around the pier at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. East Cape fishing boats could be seen heading out in all directions this morning as the Sea of Cortez was flat again with no wind.
Water temperature. 73-86 Air temperature 78-92. Wind calm. Partly Cloudy.