EAST CAPE FLY FISHING TRIPS PRODUCE GOOD NUMBERS
OF FOOTBALL AND LARGER TUNA
Sept. 3, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape Fly Fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This week’s fishing at East Cape was all about lines. First in line at breakfast, then the pier, then the bait boat and you might be one of the first to get to the high spot in front of La Ribera. It’s worth the effort: plenty of football and beyond-sized yellowfin tuna are in the East Cape fishing area to bend the stick.
Finally, there are a few sardina to be had for chum if you find the right bait guy. First, throw the sardina, then the Baja Wasabi and it’s fish on. Within an hour, you realize why being early is important as the East Cape sportfishing fleet grows to parking lot sized. Next comes the decision...inshore fishing for roosters and jacks. Punta Colorada and La Ribera are your best bet.
If you are looking for Bubba, fishing the lighthouse makes the most sense, but be ready to spend some time and walk a lot. Or head out a few miles in the blue water for billfish, sailfish are the most likely, with stripes second and an “Oh my God” blue a possibility.
Forget about fishing for dorado; they aren’t here at East Cape in any appreciable numbers and are incidental catch at best.
If you live in or are a frequent Baja visitor, Chubascos, or hurricanes, are always a factor in late summer and early fall.
East Cape water temperature; 78-88 Air temperature 78-94; Conditions clear.