MOST FLEET BOATS FISHING TO THE SOUTH THIS WEEK
Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2005, Axel Valdez, Buena Vista Beach Resort, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico:
Total East Cape fishing boats out 63; Fishermen 143; Weather Low 80s-High 90s; Water Temperature: 81-84 degrees. Fish count, including released fish: Blue Marlin 5; Black Marlin 1; Striped Marlin 20; Sailfish 11; Dorado 9; Tuna 111; Wahoo 1; Roosterfish 6; Snapper 16; Amberjack 7; Triggerfish 1; Squid 60; Cabrilla 3; Skip Jack 14.
East Cape fishing water overall cooled a little this past week, but it is still in the very nice mid 80's.
The air temperature rose to almost 100 this past week, but humidity made it feel like it was more. Still what many of our neighbors thought to be a storm actually was just a few clouds, and nothing happened. We think this is the last of the storm season, we truly hope so.
Most of the fishing at East Cape this past week was done down south, from La Rivera, 5 miles, all the way to Las Destiladeras, 30 miles.
In offshore fishing, billfish and tuna are what is dominating most of the action. Dorado continues to be rare around here.
Inshore fishing had nice roosters last week, one we think it was up to 80 pounds. It was released. Bottom fishing for squid continues to be big early in the morning, for later use as bait for tuna.
We continue to have mackerel and some caballito bait still, but most everyone is using squid as caught bait.
There are not many blacks this year and we had one this week, also a nice 50 pound dorado and wahoo where caught.