East Cape, Mexico



Sept. 21, 2006, Chris Moyers, East Cape Smoke House, Los Barriles, Baja Sur, Mexico:

Although the numbers indicate a slight dip in the action, there was still plenty of fishing fun on the East Cape this week. Most of the action was comprised of Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado. East Cape anglers are not having to travel very far offshore to find the fish.

The East Cape sportfishing area had a pretty quiet weather week with calm seas and little wind aside from welcome afternoon breezes. The air temperature is cooling down. Last week saw a range of 68-90 degrees. The water temperature range is 80-89. Bait-wise, we've got sardines and caballito.

The Yellowfin Tuna bite remained real strong an overall catch rate of about 86 percent. Anglers reported some nice Ahi action mostly to the south off La Ribera, Punta Arena, Los Cerritos, El Iman, El Faro, and Destiladeras.

The Dorado bite was about 50 percent off Rancho Leonero, La Ribera, Punta Colorada, Las Tachuelas, Cabo Pulmo, Los Cerritos, El Rincon, and Destiladeras.

The Billfish bite is pretty slow right now on the East Cape with anglers generating an overall catch rate of merely 6 percent this past week. We did have a bit of variety with several Striped Marlin and Sailfish, as well as a few Blue Marlin being landed. Sailfish led the way this past week, the first time in recent memory that the Striped Marlin bite has been overtaken. East Cape anglers reported Sailfish action to the south off Punta Colorada, Los Cerritos, and El Faro.

Striped Marlin were a close second north off Punta Pescadero out in the vicinity of the shark buoys, as well as to the south off Punta Colorada, Cabo Pulmo, Las Salinas, and Destiladeras. Blue Marlin were reported off La Ribera, Punta Colorada, and Los Cerritos.

Wahoo were landed to the south off Destiladeras.

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