COOL NORTH CURRENTS DROP WATER TEMPERATURES FOR SOUTHERN BAJA ANGLERS
Oct. 7-13, 2005, Axel Valdez, Buena Vista Beach Resort, East Cape fishing, Baja Sur, Mexico:
Total boats out 104; Fishermen 298; Weather Low 80's-High 90's; Water Temperature: 80-83. Catch including released fish: Blue Marlin 9; Striped Marlin 31; Sailfish 69; Dorado 22; Tuna 66; Wahoo 4; Roosterfish 1; Snapper 38; Jack Crevalle 2; Amberjack 4; Pompano 1; Triggerfish 1; Squid 15; Cabrilla 1; Skip Jack 7.
The current came from the North at the end of the week, and it cooled the fishing water at East Cape a couple of degrees, but nice and warm water continues to rule almost our entire Sea of Cortés.
With the some nice breeze from the North this past week, it cooled the weather a little and made it quite nice at East Cape, even a little cold on Wednesday. This is a sign of Fall coming.
East Cape fishing was mostly South this past week, but on the two last days, our fleet was divided between going North or South. Distance wise it was about the same, between 15-30 miles.
Billfish and tuna continued to dominate our fishing. We broke the records of points on our Chuy's Catch and Release with Michael's Perez team earning 4000 points.
Jesus Araiza mentioned that he caught a huge roosterfish. There aren't too many, but the ones around are normally of good size. Also in the morning you can see all of the boats right in front of the resort bottom fishing for calamar, or squid.
We continue to have mackerel and some caballito bait still, but most of everyone is using squid as caught bait.
We had a great tournament this past week, with the winning team catching and releasing 8 sailfish on the first day and two blues and a striper on the second day, just a good two days fishing at East Cape.