SMALL BOAT VARIETY SPECIES FISHING OUT OF BUENA VISTA
Nov. 3, 2006, Torrance Eddy, Buena Vista, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Today, Friday, Nov. 3rd, I launched my boat 7 a.m. It was sunny with a breeze from the east. I trolled two 5 inch Jointed Rebel Fastracs, one blue/silver and one black/silver. Both had one foot braided wire leaders. By 7:20 I had boated my first Sierra on a black/silver Rebel.
Then I trolled in East Cape waters as shallow as 8 feet and as deep as well over 100 zigzagging from Buena Vista to Los Barriles. This went on about 90 minutes without a fish. Then I caught a small Bonito which I gave to a Panguero to use as bait.
By about 9 a.m. the breeze was coming from the South. Up at the North end of Los Barriles, I put about 150 yards of line out and slow trolled in 8-15 feet of water in hopes of picking up a roosterfish. Within a couple of minutes, I had big strike with line screaming off the reel. A little after I got the rod in hand and motor stopped, it was still taking lots of line. Then it leaped out of the water and spit the lure. It was well over 4 feet long and looked white. I think it was a giant needlefish but I suppose it could have been a roosterfish with its underside in my direction.
I trolled toward Buena Vista and there I caught two more Sierra in less than ten minutes. It was now about 10:30 and a 15 m.p.h. wind was now coming out of the northeast and getting stronger. So I took my three Sierra and got out of the water.
Over the last year I have found these inshore East Cape waters near Los Barriles and Buena Vista full of fish.
I have never filled the cooler with these fish but have been skunked only once and usually catch 3 or 4 different kinds. They are not huge but with light gear they are a great deal of fun which is what this place is all about. Most are excellent eating.
I have caught fishing in these East Cape waters within a quarter mile of shore Dorado, Sierra, Bonita, Mackerela, Triggerfish, yes several caught trolling, Barred Pargo, Leopard Grouper, Toro, and Giant Needlefish. Most of these can be caught spin casting from shore. While I have never caught a Dorado that way, I have seen it done. I have caught several of these and some others on cut bait, as well. I have also seen porpoise and turtles within one hundred yards of shore.
East Cape fishing report, Nov. 1, 2006:
Night bottom fishing is pretty hot right now. Two days in a row Triggerfish catches for Elias and Joaquin Aguilar have been at around 30 fish (they fish commercially). At dawn Tuesday, they caught them 175 feet deep three miles south of Punta Pescadero.
This predawn morning, Wednesday, they caught a similar amount at a similar depth near Rancho Leonero. In addition, the red snapper catches were good. Last night they also caught 2 beefy Barred Pargo. In near shore fishing, yesterday, October 31st, I caught two Sierras just outside the line of moored boats off Los Barriles.
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