The main focus on the East Cape this week was on the weather and the progress of Hurricane Dora. At the time of this report, Dora was a category 1 and quickly diminishing into a tropical storm by early Saturday morning. Although the East Cape did not even see a single rain drop, the winds did kick up on Friday afternoon. White caps and 2-4 foot swells could be seen from the hotels, which made fishing a little difficult. Winds are expected again on Saturday as the storm makes its way to the North West of the Peninsula. All in all it was pretty much a non-event.
Now to the fishing!
The fishing this week continued to be red hot. Talking with many of the guests here at the hotel, you can hear the excitement in their voices from how good the fishing has been the last few days.
Many boats are getting into the excellent dorado bite that is going on right now. After the Dorado Shoot Out we continued to see 30-40lb. dorado make there way to the dock all week long. On Sunday we saw a tuna come in that weighed over 200lbs. as well as two 40lb. dorado. On Thursday we saw plenty of tuna at the dock, but most were football size. Friday was a little slow as some guest decided to take the day off due to the wind, but we did see a nice 48lb. wahoo come in to Palmas De Cortez. The roosterfish bite continues to be very good near Hotel Punta Colorada with some boats landing 3-5 roosters per day. Those looking for billfish found plenty of striped marlin and sails in the area with some shots at blue marlin, but only a handful actually landed. One angler fishing out of Hotel Punta Colorada landed a nice 500lb. blue this week. Some of the other species landed this week included pargo, cabrilla, amberjack, jack cravalle, snapper, lady fish, pompano, bonita and hammerhead shark.
Air temperatures continue to be in the upper 90’s with an over night low in the up 70’s.
Water temps. have been holding in the low to mid 80’s.
The perfect conditions for world class fishing, so make your plans to come see us soon.