EAST CAPE BEACH FLY FISHING BLOWN OUT BY BAJA WINDS
Nov. 5, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja, Mexico Fly Fishing:
This East Cape sportfishing week started out with the dreaded north wind whistling down the Sea of Cortez leaving more whitecaps and less fish. Regardless, there were a few yellowfin tuna to be found on the outside. As the wind increased, the East Cape fishing boats moved closer to shore and found a few skipjack and small jacks to round out the day.
By midweek, the wind had diminished, but the beach was still blown out and there was little fishing action to be found.
Back on the boats yesterday, Nov. 4, Jodie Reece and her sister, visiting from Florida, got into a wide open sierra bite first thing in the morning. Then it was out to the blue water to look for some billfish action. Great action, plenty of stripey’s in the pattern, but not the least bit interested in the fly. They finished up the fishing day at the reef in front of Rancho Leonero, catching ladyfish and pargo using squid chunks for chum.
Geoff Nathanson, Malibu, Calif., fishing with East Cape guide Josh Dickenson, spent part of the day trying to get a roosterfish excited enough to eat his fly. Same story, plenty came up to the teaser, but wanted no part of the fly.
This morning East Cape sportfishing weather is flat calm and our Lance Peterson couldn’t resist and headed out onto the beach for a guide’s day of chasing the illusive roosters along the shore.
East Cape water temperature 80-86; Air temperature 77-84; Conditions clear.