LOTS OF SAILFISH BEING CAUGHT IN VERY WARM
BAJA FISHING WATERS AT EAST CAPE
Aug. 13, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape fishing, Baja Sur, Mexico Report:
The East Cape vacation area had mild fishing weather for mid-August, with warm mornings in the mid 70's, afternoon highs to the low 90's, clear sunny days, calm mornings, and some afternoon southeast breezes.
The fishing water remains very warm at East Cape, with 85-88 degree water throughout the bay.
East Cape had a wide-open sailfish bite, along with an improving dorado bite and plenty of big roosterfish highlighting the week.
Sailfish are everywhere, starting about 5 miles out, from Leonero to Cabo Pulmo, freely taking live mackerel and trolled lures, with some striped marlin mixed in. More blue marlin were released this week with fish to 400 lbs taking mostly trolled lures.
Tuna had an off week, with some fish 10-30 lbs about 10 miles off Cabo Pulmo, under porpoise, taking live bait, hoochies and cedar plugs
Dorado fishing was better this week, at last, with fish from 15-25 lbs coming in daily, the largest 47 lbs. The best fishing action was south from 5-10 miles out, from the lighthouse to Cabo Pulmo, taking live mackerel and trolled lures equally well.
The East Cape roosterfish bite remains strong inside, with large fish to 60 lbs off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas, taking live mullet.