GIANT HUMBOLT SQUID SHOWING UP AGAIN IN THE EAST CAPE FISHING AREA
Sept. 10, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja, Mexico Fly Fishing:
East Cape's September fishing began with typical hot weather with just enough breezes in the afternoon to cool things down. As the SST chart reflects, the hot water continues all the way up into the Sea of Cortez.
Once again, East Cape sardina played hard to get, narrowing the bait choices down to mackerel, caballito and anything else that comes up in the net. I am not kidding! One of the bait guys tried to sell us puffer fish claiming that they were great baits because the fish couldn’t spit them out!
With the lack of sardine at East Cape, strategy shifted back to chasing porpoise schools which yielded a better quality of yellow fin tuna’s. Even a few gorilla class, 100 lb. plus tuna charged the boat. A Wasabi fly cast into boiling fish disappears as huge tuna inhales the fly...ZING...POW...@#$$%^…PRICELESS.
Billfish have been putting on a decent show up to the North, mostly sails, with a few stripes and blues mixed in, all within twenty miles.
Talk about bizarre: the giant Humboldt squid showed up again this week. I told you it’s not what bites but what might!
With the hot sun beating down during prime time during the day, most opted to hang out at the pool. Some action was found within walking distance of the hotels early morning and late in the afternoon as the sun dropped behind the mountain. A few ladyfish, jacks and for the very lucky, a rooster or two could be found.
East Cape water temperature 80-88; Air temperature 78-96; Conditions clear.