EAST CAPE FISHING BOATS CATCH LOTS OF FOOTBALL YELLOWFIN TUNA
Jan. 21, 2006, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:
We had East Cape football this week, not the NFL playoffs, but pigskin-size tuna.
While the wind blew most of the week in the East Cape sportfishing area, actually 6 out of 7 days, lucky Thursday, on Jan. 19th, was flat calm and the local sportfishing fleet hammered the yellowfin tuna close to shore under the porpoise.
It was the perfect opportunity for the flyrodder if there had been any around to take advantage of the action. Amazingly, when the boats got out there, there were still a few dorado to be found.
On the beach, the wind waves left the water looking like a bad cup of cappuccino. How windy was it? The report was that “one day it was too windy for the windsurfers!” Now that’s windy!
Mark Rayor of East Cape's Vista Sea Sport reported great diving conditions on Thursday with good visibility, though the water was a chilly 66 degrees.
East Cape fishing water temperature, 66-73 degrees; Air temperature, 52-75 degrees; Conditions clear.