East Cape, Mexico



Aug. 28, 2005, Axel Valdez, Buena Vista Beach Resort, East Cape, Baja fishing, Mexico:

Total boats out: 39; Fishermen 117; Weather Low 90's-Low 100's; Water Temperature 83-87. Catch including released fish: Blue Marlin 5; Striped Marlin 5; Sailfish 13; Dorado 4; Tuna 9; Roosterfish 3; Snapper 19; Amberjack 8; Bonita 4; Ladyfish 10; Pompano 1; Triggerfish 3; Cabrilla 2; Skip Jack 8.

This week East Cape fishing water reported among the warmest so far this year, but the rains early in the week regularized its temperature.

Fishing conditions this week at East Cape were affected by Hillary, a storm that sent some rain and wind, as it was turning East about 500 miles South of us, still me we managed to catch some fish. But it was getting even better as everything was settling in by the end of the week.

It has been a short ride to the fishing grounds, still winds made it uncomfortable early in the week, once Hillary moved away everything started going very strong and very close.

Early in the week with the winds and all, our fleet continue to score some billfish, still a lot of the fishing was being done right in front of La Rivera, where they found some tuna, pargo, amberjack and skip-jacks. Later in the week they found sardine and great tuna fishing under the porpoises.

Inshore fishing at East Cape was definitely the most affected by the visiting storm, but everything was fine one everything came back to normal. Still our good friends Mr. Cooper, Larson, Artus, Brown, Wendt and Zeiler managed to do very well with the fly.

It was tough getting bait early in the week at East Cape, but we managed to get some caballitos, mackerel, among other baits, but the good news is that by the end of the week, the bait guys were selling sardine down by La Rivera, this is a first this year.

Of course we have heard of a lot of blue marlin being caught in the past week, but this is definitely a high light of the week and probably among the best of the whole year. Mr. Al Larson landed and successfully released an East Cape blue marlin on the fly. Our most sincere congrats on this great accomplishment.