MARLIN AND SAILFISH LEAD OFFSHORE BAJA FISHING
ACTION FOR BOATS AT EAST CAPE
Aug. 20, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The East Cape area had more mild fishing weather for 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.
East Cape fishing water is downright hot, with 87-90 degree water throughout the bay.
Fishing was nearly a carbon copy of last week, with blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, roosterfish and amberjack all biting.
Blues, stripers and sailfish are everywhere, starting about 5 miles out, from La Ribera to Cabo Pulmo, taking live mackerel and trolled lures equally well, averaging 2-3 per boat, with 5-6 blues averaging 200 lbs released per day.
It was a so-so week for tuna, with fish 10-30 lbs, and some larger fish to 50lbs mixed in, about 10 miles off the lighthouse, under porpoise, taking live bait, hoochies and cedar plugs
Dorado were on a steady bite, with fish from 15-25 lbs coming in daily, the largest 50 lbs, with the best action south about 5 miles out, from the lighthouse to Cabo Pulmo, taking live mackerel and sardinas.
Inside, the East Cape roosterfish bite remains strong, with large fish to 60 lbs off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas, taking live mullet. Amberjack are taking live bait on the reefs off La Ribera.