EAST CAPE BILLFISH ACTION GOOD THROUGHOUT THE BAY
July 23, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape fishing, Baja, Mexico:
The East Cape vacation fishing area had typical summer weather this week, with warm mornings in the mid 70's and afternoon highs to the mid 90's, mostly sunny days, calm mornings, some afternoon SE breezes, and high clouds. East Cape fishing water remains warm, with 81-83 degree water throughout the bay. It was a great fishing week on the East Cape, with an exceptional billfish bite, a strong tuna bite, more dorado, and more good sardina bait highlighting the week. The sea is alive, with flying fish everywhere, at times looking almost like flocks of sea birds.
Billfish had an amazing fishing week at East Cape, with the striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish bite wide open, throughout the bay, closer in from 5 to 20 miles offshore. Many more blue marlin were caught this week. Fish are biting aggressively, taking a mix of live bait, ballyhoo and mackerel, and lures, averaging more than 2 per boat.
Tuna fishing moved closer in this week, with larger tuna under huge schools of porpoise about 10-20 miles off the lighthouse. Fish averaging 20 lbs, the largest 81 lbs, with many fish 40-50 lbs aggressively taking sardinas, hoochies and cedar plugs. Many boats were limiting out.
Dorado fishing saw more fish this week, averaging 20-30 lbs, coming in daily, very spread, taking mostly live bait.
A few wahoo were caught this week, taking mostly bait.
Inside, the roosterfish bite remains strong, with larger fish to 60 lbs off the beaches from Leonero to Las Barracas, taking live bait.