A SLOW BAJA FISHING WEEK FOR BOATS AT EAST CAPE
Jan. 15, 2006, John Ireland, Rancho Leonero, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico fishing:
East Cape had slow fishing this week, but with nice weather and minimal winds all week. We landed some smaller tuna early in the week up to 25 pounds. Only a few dorado were taken. There was not much fishing pressure. Only five boats went out all week.
As usual the inshore fishing was active with lots of Sierra and a decent Pargo bite.
A few yellowfin tuna were taken early in the week under porpoise about eight miles off of La Ribera. These were smaller than last week, about 5 to 25 pounds. All the tuna were caught on cedar plugs and blue hoochies.
Only a couple of dorado were taken this week, smaller in size, up to 12 pounds.
Inshore fishing at East Cape had lots of Sierra and some nice Pargo up to 14 pounds. We had lots of kayak fishermen this week, with very good results inshore.
East Cape water temperature was 68 to 70 degrees, clear water inshore, and mixed outside. Air temperatures had pleasant highs in the mid 80's, some wind midweek but overall very pleasant.