GOOD OVERALL BAJA FISHING, BUT FEW DORADO, CAUGHT BY BOATS AT EAST CAPE
July 22-28, 2005, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, East Cape, Mexico Fishing Report:
Charters 438; Anglers 1,314; Total Fish 2,404; Fish/Charter; 5.49 Fish/Angler 1.83. Catch including released fish: Blue Marlin 28; Striped Marlin 273; Sailfish 42; Dorado 83; Yellowfin Tuna 1,463; Pargo 56; Snapper, 2; Wahoo 2; Amberjack 4; Pompano 2; Cabrilla 2; Roosterfish 4. Water Temperature 79-88; Air Temperature 102-75. Seas calm in the a.m. with slight seas developing in the p.m.
East Cape just had another stellar week of fishing. There have been a heckuva lot of hookups this past week. The Striped Marlin bite remained strong, the Blue Marlin have started showing up, which is great news for the East Cape Bisbee Tourney coming up next week, and the Yellowfin Tuna bite is simply going OFF, with some real nice poundage mixed in with plenty of footballs.
The down side is that the Dorado bite still sucks. However, there are some real nice fish coming in between 50-60 lbs.
The East Cape vacation fishing are has seen some toasty temps with a range of 75-102. The wind has been picking up a bit in the afternoons but it hasn't been a deterrent to the fishing. The water temp saw a nice range of 79-88.
Bait-wise we've finally got some sardines and mackerel again to go with our dead ballyhoo.
The "Senorita Bonita" is now available for your chartering pleasure. She's definitely the prettiest girl on the East Cape.
The Striped Marlin bite just keeps on. The BIG story is that the Blue Marlin have started showing a nice presence with a 400+, a 500+ and a 600+ fish being brought in this past week. Anglers reported success to north off Punta Pescadero (4 and 30 miles), and Cerro Verde (10 miles), as well as straight off Los Barriles 23-25 miles, as well as to the south off La Ribera (20-23 miles), Punta Colorada (4 miles), Punta Arena (4-21 miles), El Rincon (3 miles), Cabo Pulmo (3 miles), and los Frailes (13 miles). The big one, a 616 pounder, was landed out of Palmas de Cortez.
The overall catch rate among Dorado was a dismal 6 percent.
The Yellowfin Tuna bite carried the week once again. There are just boat loads of Tuna being landed right now. Better still, we've seen some nice poundage coming in as well.
Previous week's results for the period from July 15-21, 2005: Catch including released fish: Charters 346. Blue Marlin 1: Striped Marlin 384: Sailfish 63: Dorado 59: Yellowfin Tuna 1,414: Pargo 13: Wahoo 2 Amberjack 1: Yellowtail 1: Roosterfish 4.