EAST CAPE FISHING BOATS FIND STRIPED MARLIN
AND SAILFISH MIXED 5 TO 10 MILES OUT
Dec. 31, 2005, Roy Baldwin, Rancho Leonero, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico fishing:
Pleasant weather continues at East Cape, with cool mornings in the mid 50's, very warm afternoon highs near 85, mostly nice days all week, cooler water temp 67-69 degrees, an active hot bite, with marlin, big tuna and dorado aggressively biting with sierra off most area beaches.
Billfish are a mix of striped marlin and some sailfish spread throughout the bay, concentrated in a strip about 5-10 miles out, from the lighthouse to Punta Pescadero. Fish are biting bait and lures aggressively, with a wide open bite most days.
East Cape yellowfin tuna fishing is for big tuna with lots of fish of 60-80 pounds, with the bite centered about 8-10 miles off La Ribera. Hungry fish are aggressively biting live mackerel, cedar plus and marlin lures.
The strong East Cape dorado bite continues, 2-3 per boat, with lots of dorado 5-25 pounds spread from the lighthouse to the buoys off Punta Pescadero, with fish taking live mackerel, strip bait, hoochies and lures.
Sierra are off most area beaches, from Rancho Leonero south to Las Barracas, taking mostly hoochies. There is no pressure as most boats are chasing tuna.