SOME FOOTBALL TUNA CAUGHT DURING CABO PULMO FLY FISHING TRIP
Oct. 28, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape fly fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Long time clients Joe and Nick Turano, from Houston, arrived at East Cape earlier this week on another “take no prisoners” fishing trip, and for openers, both landed striped marlin on the fly. It was Nick’s first one, at that.
The Cabo Pulmo tuna fishing action went deep and made it tough for the fly, but a few football-sized were suckered into doing the fur and feather routine.
Again this week, the sardina bait was in short supply at East Cape, and the Humboldt squid came to the rescue. Cut into small chunks it makes pretty good chum. Anybody got a squid chunk pattern? While I am on the sardina thing, our guide Lance Peterson reported that juvenile sardina are beginning to show along the shore and he could see the ladyfish sending little showers of bait out of the water as they were feeding. That is new and different for this year.
East Cape delivered on its claim of being a “Fish Till you Drop” destination. Joe and Nick, after a full day on the boat, decided to tackle the beach after a quick dip in the pool and, of course, an ice cold Pacifico. Here is Lance’s comment about the afternoon: “Well, I rocked the Turano’s world on the beach this afternoon. Put them on a constant boil of ladyfish, jacks, and small roosters. Fished from 4:30 to 7 p.m., they were stoked! What a day. Man, I'm dead. The next morning was an instant replay before they had to leave for their flight midmorning.”
As the week progressed the East Cape fishing weather held, but the action slowed somewhat with the inshore action producing the best “bang for your buck.”
East Cape water temperature 80-86; Air temperature 77-86; Conditions clear.