WINTER WINDS THE RULE ALONG BAJA'S SOUTHERN SEA OF CORTEZ
Jan. 6, 2007, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, Buena Vista, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The winter season and year 2007 have both arrived in the East Cape vacation area.
This means that the good fishing days will be the exception in this area of Baja California for the next few months, with north winds always a threat and just a few puffs away.
This time of year, early mornings can be the best opportunity for fishing as they sometime offer flat, calm conditions. However, more often than not, early morning anglers at East Cape will be greeted with some wind waves and the ominous telltale wind line on the horizon.
On the good winter fishing days, sierra, jacks, ladyfish and even a few small roosterfish can be found feeding along East Cape beaches.
While fishing offshore, small dorado, skipjack, yellowfin tuna and even a few marlin can be found within twenty miles, and the Humboldt giant squid are still within a few miles of Hotel Palmas de Cortez .
Another option for the angler at East Cape during the winter is to travel down to Cabo San Lucas to take advantage of the better inshore and offshore fishing action that can be found off the tip of Baja California.
Baja On The Fly angler Sam Adams, from Weston, Conn., was thrilled with the results, after landing a forty-pound dorado on the fly.
Other action during our Cabo San Lucas fishing trips included billfish, sierra and even a few hefty pargo.
East Cape vacation area fishing water temperatures are at 70-76 degrees; Air temperature 64-80 degrees; Conditions, party cloudy.
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