East Cape, Mexico



Sept. 9-15, 2005, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, East Cape, Mexico Fishing Report:

Combined East Cape sportfishing fleets, including Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Hotel Playa del Sol, Rancho Leonero, Hotel Buena Vista, and Hotel Rancho Buena Vista: Charters 309; Anglers 912; Total Fish 1,106; Fish/Charter 3.58; Fish/Angler 1.21; Blue Marlin 21; Striped Marlin 71; Sailfish 54; Dorado 179; Yellowfin Tuna 778; Wahoo 3; Water Temperature 81-89; Air Temperature 99-76; Seas calm in the a.m. with mild seas developing in the p.m.

The fishing is picking up a bit down here on the East Cape. Anglers are starting to land significant numbers of Dorado! East Cape dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) fishing is nowhere near the Tuna fishing but it's going off when compared to the last few months.

The Yellowfin Tuna bite was simply fantastic this past week! Not only did anglers enjoy an overall catch rate of about 85 percent, they were bringing in some serious poundage as well. There are plenty of fish coming in at the 50-60 lb. class. Most action occurred to the south, between the waters of La Ribera, which was the hot spot of the week for Tuna, Punta Arena, Destiladeras, and way down south at Punta Gorda. There is a bunch of squid in the water right now and many anglers are having success in making and using said calamari for Tuna bait.

Last week East Cape saw an air temperatures with a pleasant range of 76-99. We're still seeing scattered thunderstorms in surrounding areas although we've seen very little rain in the Los Barriles, Buena Vista area. Terrafin informed us of a water temp range of 81-89.

The East Cape billfish bite continued to slip ever so slightly over the past week. The hot spot for all species of billfish this past week had to be off Punta Pescadero. Most action was reported between 10-25 miles. The Striped Marlin bite led the way with anglers reporting success to the north off Punta Pescadero. Limited action was also reported to the south off La Ribera, and Destiladeras.

Next came the Sailfish bite with anglers reporting most action to the north off Punta Pescadero as well.

Bringing up the rear were the Blue Marlin. Again, most action was reported to the north off Punta Pescadero.

East Cape anglers are reporting Dorado action to the north off Punta Pescadero, as well as to the south off Rancho Leonero, La Ribera, Las Tachuelas, El Rincon, and Destiladeras.