OCTOBER FISHING WEATHER TYPICAL FOR CHARTER FLEETS AT EAST CAPE
Oct. 8, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape fishing, Baja California, Mexico:
East Cape had typical October fishing weather, with mornings in the upper 70's, afternoon highs to the mid 90's, calm blue seas, some afternoon southeast breezes, and with cooler water temperatures of 83-86 degrees.
There was a slow bite at the beginning of the week, as the East Cape fishing area recovered from last week's storm, with normal sportfishing conditions returning by the weekend.
East Cape had a continued good billfish bite, and large tuna closer in highlighted the week. Giant squid were off La Ribera and Los Barriles continued to provide great tuna and dorado bait.
The East Cape billfish bite remained active this week, with a mix of blue marlin, striped marlin and sailfish, spread throughout the bay, about 10-15 miles out. There was a steady bite, with most fish taken on lures. One swordfish taken on a trolled lure on the afternoon trip in.
Tuna have moved closer in, at the East Cape tuna hole off Cabo Pulmo, with lots of nice fish 30-60 pounds, taking chunk squid, hoochies and cedar plugs.
Dorado were smaller again this week, 10-20 pounds, located mostly south, from the lighthouse to Cabo Pulmo, taking live mackerel and chunk squid.
Roosterfish to 60 pounds were off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas, taking live mullet. Lots of giant squid were on the reefs off La Ribera and Los Barriles.