COOLER WEATHER AND SIERRA ARRIVE ON EAST CAPE FISHING BEACHES
Dec. 10, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape Sportfishing, Baja, Mexico:
The East Cape sportfishing area had cooler weather, with crisp mornings in the 50's, afternoon highs near 80, north wind the last 5 days, and cooler water temperatures at 72-75 degrees.
East Cape had great fishing on the calm days early in the week, with marlin south, dorado north, and sierra off most beaches.
Billfish were a mix of striped marlin and sailfish, caught about 5 miles straight off La Ribera. There was a wide-open bite on the calm days, with fish taking both live mackerel and lures.
Dorado limits were caught, of big dorado to 50 pounds, average 30 pounds, at the buoys off Punta Pescadero. As many as you want, with fish aggressively taking live mackerel, hoochies and lures.
Inside fishing had sierra off most East Cape area beaches, from Rancho Leonero south to the Punta Arena lighthouse, taking mostly hoochies and shiny lures.