East Cape, Mexico



Nov. 11-17, 2005, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, East Cape Sport Fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

East Cape fishing report from Hotels Palmas de Cortez, Playa del Sol, Rancho Leonero, Buena Vista, and Rancho Buena Vista: Charters 92; Anglers 267; Total Fish 244; Fish/Charter 2.65; Fish/Angler .91. Catch including released fish: Blue Marlin 4; Striped Marlin 25; Sailfish 17; Dorado 93; Yellowfin Tuna 34; Pargo 16; Wahoo 3; Sierra 52. Water Temperature 75-82; Air Temperature 89-65; Seas slight to moderate chop in the a.m. with moderate to heavy seas developing in the p.m.

The East Cape sportfishing season is officially winding down. It's time to put this Dorado year to rest, unremarkable as it was. Funny though, the dorado bite picked up again at East Cape this past week.

Overall East Cape fishing picked up a bit when compared to the previous week. The hot spots seemed to be Punta Pescadero to the north and La Ribera to the south, although plenty of other locales produced decent numbers.

The billfish bite was down slightly. The Yellowfin Tuna bite took a dip. Also, the East Cape sport fishing area also saw Wahoo, Pargo, and plenty of Sierra this past week, which is also a sure sign that we are winding er' down.

This past week East Cape saw some periodic winds for much of the time, which is entirely normal for this time of year. The winds do however affect the fishing so the numbers could have been a bit better.

East Cape saw crisp air temperatures with a range of 65-89 degrees, so we're pretty much perfect there. Our amigos at Terrafin informed of a water temperature range of 75-82 degrees. Bait-wise, East Cape has plenty of squid inshore, as well as mackerel.

In terms of the billfish, East Cape anglers enjoyed an overall catch rate among all local species this past week of about 17 percent, down slightly in comparison to recent figures. Striped Marlin have once again claimed dominance with anglers reporting action to the north off Punta Pescadero, and Los Relices. Anglers also reported action straight off Los Barriles, as well as to the south off La Ribera, and Cabo Pulmo.

Sailfish were a close 2nd with anglers reporting hookups to the north off Punta Pescadero, as well as to the south off La Ribera, and Los Meganos Blancos.

The Dorado bite picked up nicely this past week and East Cape anglers actually enjoyed a respectable overall catch rate of about 35 percent. Anglers reported Dodo action to the north off Punta Pescadero, and to the south off La Ribera.

The Yellowfin Tuna kind of took a break this past week as the overall catch rate dipped to about 13 percent.

Rounding out the report were 52 Sierra landed inshore to the south off Rancho Leonero and Punta Colorada.