EAST CAPE FLY FISHING WITH SARDINA CHUM GOOD FOR TUNA
June 10, 2006, Gary Graham, Baja Fly fishing, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Fishing south toward Cabo Pulmo, a few miles offshore, the yellowfin tuna bite has been consistently good all week, as well some dorado, billfish, and for the very fortunate, a wahoo or two.
The difference from last year's East Cape fly fishing action is the availability of sardina for chum, which can make the difference between a good day and an incredible day. The sardina allow our fly fishing guides to keep the tuna school in casting range, and an occasional dorado, skipjack, needlefish or mystery bite keeps everybody happy.
Mike Little of Calgary whacked the tuna on the fly all morning with fish to 20 pounds. Then a large dorado teased up on the way back to the hotel capped off his last day of East Cape fly fishing action.
After an unbelievable 10 day period, East Cape inshore fly fishing action has settled down a click or two. Plenty of large roosters can be found cruising well within fly casting range, but pairing off, they seem to be more interested in making whoopee than chasing the many bait schools along the shore.
East Cape fishing area water temperature 74-85 degrees; air temperature 71-96; conditions clear.
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