BOTH DORADO AND YELLOWFIN TUNA COUNTS SLIP
FOR BOATS FISHING AT EAST CAPE
Aug. 5-11, 2005, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, East Cape sportfishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Fishing information gathered in cooperation with Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Hotel Playa del Sol, Hotel Punta Colorada, Rancho Leonero, Hotel Buena Vista, and Hotel Rancho Buena Vista. Charters 252. Anglers 746. Total Fish 766. Fish/Charter 3.04. Fish/Angler 1.03. Catch including released fish: Blue Marlin 35. Striped Marlin 108. Sailfish 130. Dorado 59. Yellowfin Tuna 424. Wahoo 2. Roosterfish 6. Water Temperature 81-89. Air Temperature 100-74. Seas calm in the a.m. with light seas developing in the p.m.
This week of fishing at East Cape saw the all important fish-per numbers take a slight dip although the fishing is remains decent. The billfish bite is up slightly with consistent Striped and Blue Marlin numbers, as well as a nice jump in the Sailfish numbers.
Unfortunately the yellowfin tuna bite saw a real dip and the dorado (also mahi-mahi) numbers are back to their dismal status. However, the bright side of the Yellowfin and Dorado numbers are that some real nice poundage is coming in.
Air temps at East Cape have cooled off a bit due to some regular afternoon clouds and rains in the mountains to a range of 74-100.
East Cape fishing water temperatures continue to rise, as last week saw a range of 81-89.
The Sailfish bite actually topped out the numbers this past week with anglers reporting hookups to the north off Cerro Verde, and Punta Pescadero , straight off Los Barriles, as well as to the south off La Ribera, Los Cerritos, Cabo Pulmo, and El Faro.
East Cape Striped Marlin fishing ran a close second with anglers reporting Striper hookups to the north off Cerro Verde, and Punta Pescadero in the vicinity of the shark buoy stops, straight off Los Barriles, as well as to the south between the waters of Buena Vista, Punta Arena, and Cabo Pulmo.
Blue Marlin fishing brought up the rear with anglers reporting hookups to the north off Punta Pescadero, straight off Los Barriles, as well as to the south between Buena Vista, Punta Arena, Las Tachuelas, Cabo Pulmo, and El Faro. Jurelito, caballito, and various lures did the trick there.
The overall dorado catch rate at East Cape dropped to about 8 percent over the past week.
The overall catch rate among Yellowfin Tuna was about 57 percent. Just find the porpoise and catch the Tuna, that's how its been working.