The fishing in the East Cape this week has been tough to say the least. The north winds blew for a couple of days, making it tough on the fleet and fishermen alike.
The hotels are starting to fill up as the season is just getting underway. A few boats did manage to fish earlier in the week and we had 25 boats go out today between the three resorts.
The fleet reported seeing lots of Striped Marlin in the area, both to the north and to the south. The marlin were reported to be filled with squid, so there is lots of bait in the water. We even had a report of a Blue Marlin out of Punta Colorada which is uncharacteristic for this time of year.
The fleet also reported a few Dorado up to 25 lbs., a few Yellowfin Tuna to the south, all football size, 4 Wahoo were seen between La Ribera and Lighthouse point, lots of jacks near Punta Colorada and a few Roosters were landed off the beach by Baja Flyfishing Co. near Punta Colorada.
The waters are starting to warm up. We are now seeing water temperatures in the mid 70's and will lots of bait in the water, conditions are ideal for the fishing to break wide open. Let's hope that this trend continues and the fishing continues to improve.