FLY FISHING ANGLERS SCORE 15 FISH SPECIES AT EAST CAPE
Oct. 22, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape Fly Fishing, Mexico:
Atlantic striper and bluefish guys from the East Coast, Justin Cordonnier, Mario Proia, Dana Erikson and Jon Weber, came to East Cape in search of fishing action and weren’t disappointed. By the end of their East Cape fishing trip they had caught 15 species and tallied more firsts than a 21st birthday party: everything from bonefish to Humboldt squid. Inshore, they found jacks, roosters, ladyfish, pompano; moving a few miles further off the beach outside of Cabo Pulmo they connected with yellowfin tuna, skipjack, white bonito, dorado and even a wahoo.
There are still a few sardina to be found. However the squid cut into chunks did the trick. Tuna and dorado couldn’t resist the chum line of one inch cubes thrown out in handfuls. We had a chum line on both ends of the boat and it worked like a charm. Justin, casting from the bow, hooked both dorado and yellowfin tuna on a well-placed See Through Deceiver with a hint of turquoise.
By Tuesday, the north wind began to ramp up at East Cape and the rest of the fishing week went south. On the water there more holes than a Baja back road, and the wind waves on the beach had turned the water the color of bad tequila.
Lance did manage to guide his clients to a few small roosters and jacks at the sticks near La Ribera. By early this morning the wind began to back off and we are hoping for a repeat of last weekend.
East Cape water temperature 80-84; Air temperature 77-88; Conditions scattered clouds.