RANCHO LEONERO EAST CAPE SPORTFISHING REPORT
Dec. 3, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape Sportfishing, Baja Sur, Mexico:
The East Cape fishing area had mild fall weather, with crisp mornings around 60 degrees and afternoon highs in the low 80's, with north wind 4 days this week, and cooler water temperatures at 77-79 degree.
There were few fishermen at East Cape, but still a continuation of the late season billfish bite, with quality dorado and sierra topping the list.
Billfish are a mix of striped marlin and sailfish, about 5 miles straight off La Ribera, in a wide open bite on the calm days, with fish taking both live mackerel and lures.
On Saturday, Leonero regular Steve Henry hooked up 3 marlin and 2 sails in 2 hours of fishing.
East Cape has nice dorado to 50 pounds, average 30 pounds, still at the buoys off Punta Pescadero, about 26 miles due north of Leonero taking live mackerel, hoochies and lures.
Inside fishing at East Cape has sierra off most area beaches, from Rancho Leonero south to the lighthouse, taking mostly hoochies and shiny lures.