Van Wormer Resorts
The week started off very promising. Monday’s totals were the best we had seen in three weeks. Some boats returned to the dock with up to 9 dorado or 5 marlin or countless roosters. We were all hoping that the worst was over and the fishing was about to turn back on. Not so fast… The rest of the week reverted back to the fishing we’d seen the last three weeks. Boats coming back to the dock with one or two marlin, one or two dorado and not much else. Just not what we are accustomed to this time of year. A few boats were lucky enough to land up to 5 billfish, but many come in with 1 or none. The good news is that the dorado that are coming to the dock are big boys. As you can see from the pictures that were taken this week, they are in the 30 to 50 pound range. George Gray of Fairfax, California landed a nice 37#, 41# and a 45# dorado while fishing on the Rude Baby. Gray was fishing the shark buoys 30 miles to the north of Hotel Palmas De Cortez, each day landing a nice dorado.
Then came Friday….and what a way to end the week. The first few boats back to the dock were all flying 3 to 5 marlin flags. Then the Fresh Catch arrived and it brought with it what we were all waiting for. TUNA!!! 4 tuna in all weighing in at 20# to 65#. Then a few more boats arrived flying tuna flags. The fleet had found a school out by the Ocho Ocho approximately 35 miles north east of Palmas De Cortez. Then the Mahitini arrived at the dock flying 8 marlin flags. It was good enough to take him from last place in the 11th Annual Roy Clark Billfish Tournament to 2nd place in one day. Billfighter took first place, while Julkate came in third. All in all it was a great day of fishing. Now we can only hope that it will continue. That’s it for this week my friends!
Eddie Dalmau/Baja’s Van Wormer Resorts