EAST CAPE TUNA SCHOOLS MOVE OUT TO ABOUT 20 MILES OFF THE BAJA COAST
June 30, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape fishing, Mexico, Baja California Sur, Report:
The East Cape vacation area continued to have typical summer fishing weather, with warm mornings in the mid 70's, afternoon highs to the mid 90's, mostly sunny days, calm mornings, afternoon SE breezes and high clouds, and PM showers in the local mountains.
The water remains warm at East Cape, with 80-84 degree water throughout the bay. We had another great fishing week on the East Cape, with an exceptional billfish bite and lots of good bait making for happy anglers.
Billfish had another amazing week, with the striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish bite wide open, throughout the bay, close in, starting at about 5 miles offshore. Fish are biting aggressively, taking a mix of live bait (mackerel) and lures, averaging more than 3 per boat.
Tuna fishing moved further out this week, with yellowfin tuna under huge schools of porpoise about 20 miles off the lighthouse. The fish averaging 20 lbs with many fish over 40 lbs taking hoochies and cedar plugs.
Dorado fishing had a so-so week, with some fish averaging 20-30 lbs coming in daily, very spread, taking mostly live bait.
A few wahoo were caught this week, taking mostly dark colored lures.
Inside, the roosterfish bite remains strong at East Cape, with fish to 45 lbs off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas, taking live bait. Some nice pargo came in from the reefs off La Ribera.