August 12, 2017

The Environment: Water: Storm Jova passed by way to the south without affecting operations at all. Air: Hot, but not blistering.

The Bottom Line: The good fishing on the East Cape just continues week after week. Stable conditions have kept the bite consistent. Good bait including squid, sardina, caballito and mackerel continues to be available.

Billfish – Blue marlin are being caught daily with the best area remaining between La Ribera and the lighthouse. Bob Watson from San Diego brought his grandson down for his first marlin and they boated two nice blues on Friday.  Most fish were taken on lures. Striped marlin and sailfish were also around all week.

Tuna – The tuna bite near Cabo Pulmo continued to produce fish in the 30- to 40- pound class.

Dorado – Medium size fish were picked off all over the East Cape waters this week. Rancho skippers and old timers envision dorado fishing continuing into late October or early November.

Roosterfish – Roosters and jacks are plentiful along all the beaches. A lineup of fly-fishers is spread along the beach, lying in wait. Wahoo – Wahoo were also hitting the beach daily. These are all really good fish in the 50-pound range.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch... Pompano, barred pargo and cabrilla around on all the reefs.

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