East Cape, Mexico



Aug. 5, 2006, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

After the poor weather and fishing left in the East Cape fly fishing area in the wake of Emilia, there was a collective sigh of relief this week. Nice weather greeted the participants of the East Cape Bisbee's Tournament which dominated most of the attention.

Unfortunately, the blue marlin missed the invitation and only 2 qualifying fish came to the scales at 418 pounds and 350 pounds. Angler, Andrew Hughes, out for the first time on his new boat, Mi Corazon, landed the 418 pound blue marlin that won the big money. Andrew should sell the boat today; his average will never be any better.

In the yellowfin tuna department, another local East Cape angler, Bob Hardesty, on the boat Makaria, brought in a fat 132 pound tuna to win that division.

In the dorado competition, a 54 pound bull took all the marbles.

Everyone was complaining about how thick the striped marlin were and that they were shaking them off in hopes of a blue.

Mark Rayor of Vista Sea Sport reported 8 striped marlin bites in a couple of hours. That, my friend is good news for East Cape fly flingers. So, if you have a hankering for a marlin on the fly, now might be a good time to be in the East Cape sportfishing area.

Inshore fishing water at East Cape has cleaned up after the storm and the roosterfish are showing again. Take your pick, either inshore on a panga fishing at Punta Colorada or try fly fishing at Bartle Beach on foot at gray light where they are netting the bait. See-Through Deceivers or Chivo Lisa’s should do the trick for you.

East Cape water temperature 74-87 degrees; Air temperature 82-90 degrees; Conditions clear.

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