LOTS OF WAHOO STRIKES FOR SPORTFISHING BOATS AT EAST CAPE
Nov. 12, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico:
The East Cape sportfishing vacation area had typical fall weather, with cool mornings in the upper 60's, afternoon highs around 90, calm blue water most days, some afternoon SE breezes, water temp holding steady at 82-83 deg, and north wind on Saturday.
Fishing boats had lots of wahoo strikes this week, and a steady sailfish and striped marlin bite, with some tuna and dorado mixed in. The giant squid bite has slowed as the season winds down.
Wahoo fishing had lots of strikes the last several days with 'hoo to 40 lbs hitting the dock daily. The fish are 1-3 miles off Cabo Pulmo, taking marauders, rapalas and dark colored marlin lures.
East Cape Billfish action had a mix of striped marlin and sailfish, about 5-10 miles out, south from Cabo Pulmo to Los Frailes. It was a steady bite, with fish taking both live mackerel and lures.
Fewer tuna were caught this week at East Cape, with some schooling fish under porpoise, as well as small pods of free swimmers, about 10 miles out from La Ribera to Cabo Pulmo. Fish 10-25 lbs were taking mostly chunk squid.
Dorado fishing at East Cape was the same for the last several weeks, average 10-20 pounds, caught mostly south, from the lighthouse to Cabo Pulmo, about 5 miles out, taking live mackerel, chunk squid and lures.