East Cape, Mexico



Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2005, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico Fishing:

Combined East Cape sportfishing fleet report including Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Hotel Playa del Sol, Rancho Leonero, Hotel Buena Vista, and Hotel Rancho Buena Vista: Charters 405; Anglers 1,195; Total Fish 1,132; Fish/Charter 2.77; Fish/Angler .95; Blue Marlin 54; Striped Marlin 87; Sailfish 118; Dorado 50; Yellowfin Tuna 795; Amberjack 18; Water Temperature 78-90; Air Temperature 98-76; Seas Fri-Thurs calm in the a.m. with slight breezes developing in the p.m.

East Cape fishing has picked up nicely over the past week, at least in terms of yellowfin tuna. There are some absolutely beautiful Tuna coming in right now, with many in the 40-50 lb. class, as well as one toad coming in at 250 lbs. out of Playa del Sol.

While East Cape fish per numbers are down slightly regarding billfish, anglers are still having plenty of fun catching Blue and Striped Marlin, and Sailfish.

The East Cape Dorado bite remained dismal in terms of actual numbers, although those that are being landed are prizes.

Last week the East Cape sportfishing area saw air temperatures range between 76-98 degrees and a wide range of water temperatures of 78-90 degrees, with the warmer water occurring to the north out in the vicinity of the 88.

The East Cape fishing area had very little wind or seas to speak of with the exception of some breezes developing on some afternoons. Bait-wise, East Cape finally has an abundance of sardines. Additionally, we've got mackerel and caballito.

The hot spot this past week for billfishing seemed to be off Punta Pescadero to the north. The Sailfish bite led the way with anglers reporting success mostly to the north off Punta Pescadero. Anglers also reported hookups to the north off Cerro Verde, straight off Los Barriles, as well as to the south off La Ribera, Punta Arena, and El Faro.

The Striped Marlin bite was next with anglers reporting most action to the north off Punta Pescadero, as well as toward the southern tip of Isla Cerralvo.

Blue Marlin brought up the rear with anglers reporting some nice action to the north off Punta Pescadero, as well as up toward the southern tip of Isla Cerralvo.

The East Cape Dorado bite still has yet to do anything really worth reporting on. Except of course, the simple fact that some real nice fish are being landed, albeit few and far between.

Clients aboard East Cape Smokehouse's charter boat "Senorita Bonita" enjoyed a fish per charter ratio of 6.50 and a fish per angler ratio of 2.17 this past week.