Week Ending April 20, 2014

Rancho Leonero Resort, East Cape BCS, Mexico
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Water - Watertemps have stabilized with inshore at 72 degrees; outside 75 degrees.

Air - Warm days and cool evenings

The Environment: Beautiful! In the past few years, the days surrounding Easter have tended to be windy, but not this year. The water has been generally flat as a tortilla. We've had warm days and cool evenings.

The Bottom Line: A solid Leonero 8.5 on a '1-10' scale!

Marlin – Stripers rule! One boat got 5 fish for the day; another hooked 6 and boated 3. Most fish are hitting rigged ballyhoo. One boat counted over 40 jumpers … many nearly close enough to grab over the gunwale. Not that we’d suggest that! These fish were only three miles in front of Leonero.

Dorado – A continued strong bite in the bay at Rincon, just past the Lighthouse. Most fish are being taken on fly-lined ballyhoo. There are toothy needlefish mixed in with the dorado, so it’s a good idea to double up on the bait … you’ll need it.

Pompano – Rancho Leonero continue to pick up good sized pompano as well as barred pargo. You’ll find ‘em by going deep at 60- to 150-feet. Best areas are directly in front of Leonero, in front of Scott Glen's house and at the Lighthouse.

Roosterfish and more Everything seemed to go quiet on the beach with not much action for our cadre of fly-fishers. This should change as spring normally brings a lot of activity accompanying the arrival of baitfish schools.