WINTER WINDS PLAGUE EAST CAPE FLY FISHING ACTION
Dec. 17, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico Fly Fishing:
At East Cape it was windy and cool all week with not many boats fishing, but the few boats that ventured out were rewarded with good action for both dorado and striped marlin.
Lane Garett reported on his fishing trip yesterday:
"The day began with rough seas and 15 knots of wind out of the northwest, but by 8:30 the seas started to settle down and it turned out to be a beautiful day, no wind and light cloud cover.
"Because of all the wind earlier in the week, no one at East Cape had any live bait to sell. We found fair dorado action in the teasers producing moderate action most of the day. There were also a few striped marlin being spotted up toward Punta Pescadero."
While the wind persisted at East Cape most of the week thrashing the beach, the determined were rewarded with decent action early in the morning for ladyfish, sierra, pompano, lookdowns, jack crevalle and even a few smaller roosterfish. The best action was from Bartle Beach out to the Punta Arena lighthouse.
East Cape water temperature 79-84; Air temperature 69-77; Wind NNW 15 m.p.h.; Scattered clouds.