BAJA FLY FISHING ACTION RAISES 10 SAILFISH FOR FILM CREW
Aug. 27, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fly Fishing:
Hilary bopped in on Sunday, 8/21, dumping enough rain at East Cape to be a nuisance. I flew in on Monday and it was still raining when I walked off the plane.
On Tuesday, 8/23, a film crew arrived and the “Curse of the Camera” began. The first day out with camera crew and angler was Wednesday, and we raised 10 sailfish and cast to 7 for one solid hookup that broke off in the backing.
On Thursday, wind and rain chased everyone back in early. However, a few lucky anglers had some action. Al Larson fishing with Dave Cooper from Denver landed his first blue marlin, estimated to be approximately 200 pounds, on the fly which was quite an accomplishment by anyone’s standards.
Yesterday, 8/26, East Cape had more unsettled fishing conditions, but by midmorning the sea began to lay down and it was a beautiful day.
Tuna were under the porpoise, sardina being sold at La Ribera, and several multiples on billfish including, blues, stripes and sails finished up the week on the upswing.
Today we are back on the beach in search of Bubba or anything else that wants to play. Hopefully East Cape fishing weather will stay settled down for a few days and Irwin will continue its march toward Hawaii.
East Cape water temperature 78-89; Air temperature 78-98; Scattered Clouds.