June 3, 2018

Water – Sea temps fell early in the week,but quickly climbed back up to the more productive 81-82 range.

Air –windy on Monday and Tuesday cooling the water thatwarmed back up, mid-week.

Rancho Leonero is now an official IGFA Certified Weigh Station. We’re seeing the best bait in years with lots and lots of sardina available for sale. These are larger – more attractive – bait than the size you get in California.

Billfish – Billfish were everywhere. Lots of striped marlin as well as a reported white marlin released.

Tuna –Early in the week we saw limits of small yellowfin tuna traveling with porpoise offshore. Additionally,there were larger tuna from 60- to 70-pounds close to shore and along the beach at Rincon.

Dorado –Dorado thinned out, but returned around the shark buoys later in the week. There were some nice-sized bulls in the mix.

Roosterfish – Grande roosters were cruising on the inside along with big pompano. Add to that a jack crevalle that was estimated to weigh 50-plus pounds.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

Fly-fishers scored big time all week on both roosters and pompano right from the beach. A gallo – whether large or small – taken while casting off the sand is a memorable score … and only in Baja.


June 10, 2018

Water – 75-78; down 5- to 7-degrees following Hurricane Bud. The storm really cooled the water.

Air – Clear, cooler and glorious this week.

Fortunately, Hurricane Bud turned out to be a dud! There were light winds to 20 mph, and maybe an inch of rain. The storm passed directly over the East Cape.

Billfish – Lots of billfish before the storm, but after the storm it has been all about yellowfin tuna and roosterfish.

Tuna –Four boats went out and all anglers caught limits of YFT. One super panga fishing live bait for roosterfish right off the beach in front of the Lighthouse took limits of yellowfin from 30- to 64 pounds. About 20 miles outside of Pulmo Park, anglers limited on football-sized tuna under the porpoise.

Dorado – Plentiful before the storm. They shall return.

Roosterfish – We’re seeing big roosters together with huge pargo. Two pargo this week were more than 30 pounds! Roosters are being taken along the beaches, at the Lighthouse and all the usual places.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

Inshore fishing has really been good. As good as it is, fishing will likely get better as water temperatures creep back up to normal.



June 17, 2018

Water – 77 to 80 degrees. Clear and flat all week.

Air – Warming with highs in the low 90s. Afternoons are cooling with a south-easterly wind.

It was a big, fat, WOW of a week. All the fish are concentrated from Punta Colorado to the Pulmo Park boundary. Yellowfin from 20 to 65 pounds are being taken within 200 feet of the beach off the Lighthouse. Roosters to 55 pounds are in the same area along with the occasional wahoo and dorado. Lots of sails mixed with striped marlin are in the same zone, a little farther off the beach no more than five miles offshore.

Billfish – Lots of sailfish mixed with striped marlin. Anglers targeting these billfish are releasing at least one. Fish are 3 to 6 miles offshore of the Lighthouse. They are loving both the ballyhoo and live caballito.

Tuna –The big tuna are being taken rightfrom the beach from Punta Colorado to Rincon … all on slow trolled or drifting sardine and caballito. These are nice fish with limits for almost all anglers ranging from 20 to 65 pounders. Outside, about 25 miles offshore, porpoise are holding smaller tuna in the 5 to 20 pound range. These are taken on Hoochies and cedar plugs. All-in-all, excellent tuna fishing.

Dorado and Wahoo –Every day one or two 30- to 60-pound wahoo are taken. Additionally, a few 20- to 30-pound bull dorado hit the decks.

Roosterfish – Very goodgallo fishing off the Lighthouse and the new Marina entrance; some nice fish released to 50 pounds. As a bonus, there are both big pompano and some huge pargo. Some of the pargo exceeded 30 pounds!

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

Take a look at the photos on our website.




Water- 77-80 Clear, flat, all week

Air- warming, highs in the low 90's, afternoon cooling south easterly wind.

Another outstanding week! All the fish are concentrated from Punta Colorado to the Pulmo Park boundary. Yellowfin from 20-65# are being taken within 200 feet of the beach off the Lighthouse. Big Roosters to 55#'s in the same area, also the occasional Wahoo and Dorado. Lot's of Sails mixed with Striped Marlin are in the same zone, a little further off the beach, no more than 5 miles offshore.

Yellowfin- The big tuna are being taken right off the beach from Punta Colorado to Rincon. All on slow trolled or drifting Sardine and Caballito. Nice fish with limits for almost all anglers. 20-65# fish. Outside 25 miles offshore Porpoise are holding smaller tuna in the 5-20# range, all taken on Hoochies and Cedar plugs. Very Very good Tuna fishing!!

Billfish- Lot's of Sailfish mixed with the Stripers this week. Anglers targeting are releasing at least one. 3-6 miles offshore off the Lighthouse. They are loving the BallyHoo and live Caballito..

Wahoo and Dorado- Every day one or two wahoo are being taken 30-60#'s. A few Bull Dorado 20-30#'s were taken this week. Both species right off the beach mixed with the Yellowfin.

Inshore- Very good Gallo fishing off the Lighthouse and the new Marina entrance, some nice fish released to 50#'s.. Big Pompano, and some huge Pargo, a number taken over 30#'s this week.

A good week! Check out the photos on our website!!



Water- Clear, flat, 79-83, lots of temperature breaks

Air- Warming, highs in the 90's, clear skies and dry..

Great fishing again this week. So far it's been a stellar year!!
Lots of good sized Yellowfin, a consistent billfish bite, BIG Gallo's guaranteed, some big Wahoo, improved Dorado fishing and unbelievable bottom fishing for Big Pargo and Amberjack.
Lots Cabalitto and plentiful big Sardine are available daily...

Yellowfin- Very spread. Lot's of nice 20-50# fish close inside from the Lighthouse south, most taken within a 1/2 mile of the beach on live sardine and Cabalitto. The Tuna are also outside under the Porpoise taking Hoochies and Cedar plugs. Some big tuna taken North off Pescadero to 85#'s. Very very good tuna fishing..

Billfish- Not much fishing pressure. Lots around Sails mixed with Stripers and some Blues are showing up. Off La Ribera and very spread..

Wahoo and Dorado- A couple of nice sized Wahoo are hitting the cleaning table daily, 40-65#'s. The Dorado bite is improving some nice Bulls and many more smaller Dorado taken this week.

Roosterfish- Much bigger Gallo's this week!! All anglers releasing at least one over 40# daily... Off the Lighthouse and all beach's.

Very very good fishing.. Check out our fish Foto Gallery




Water- 78-80. Clean, calm mornings, afternoon Easterly wind.

Air- A late winter, unusually cool, very pleasant, highs in the low 80’s.

Overall a good week of fishing. The Yellowfin under the Porpoise were further outside and were harder to find later in the week. Big solitary tuna are being taken daily, on live bait close inshore off Rincon. Lot’s of Striped Marlin are around, picky biters midweek, the bite has improved the last couple of days.Very close inside and spread from Pescadero past Frailles. Lot’s of 30-80# er’s released.

The inshore fishing has been consistent with medium sized Roosterfish and big Pompano being taken.

Yellowfin- a wide open bite early in the week. The bite slowed midweek as the Porpoise holding the tuna moved further outside. Hoochies, cedar plugs and live bait all working. Big solitary tuna in the 40-60# range are being taken on live bait ( Caballito’s ) daily, closer inshore off Rincon.

Striped Marlin- lot’s around, early week was better fishing, the bite slowed midweek and really picked up again yesterday. Slow trolled Ballyhoo working best. These are the lightest Marlin I can recall, 30-100#’s..

Inshore- Lot’s of big Pompano to 10#,s are being taken off the lighthouse on live mullet, caballito, and sardine. A decent Roosterfish bite, not much pressure as most anglers fishing outside.



Water- 81-82. Clear and flat, afternoon easterly breezes.

Air- much cooler than normal, very pleasant, highs in the low 80’s, clear skies..

Overall good fishing.
A slow start this week, the bite has really improved in the past four days.
Very spread schools of Porpoise are holding Yellowfin both north and south, from 15 to 50 miles offshore. Some nice sized Wahoo are being taken south off the white cliffs. Striped Marlin mixed with Sailfish and the occasional Blue are biting from the lighthouse to Frailles..
Big Amberjack and Pompano are coming in off the bottom closer inshore. Some quality Roosterfish are being released daily.
Lot’s and lots of Skipjack and White Bonito are biting both north and south.

Yellowfin- very very spread pods of Porpoise are holding Yellowfin from 15-70#’s, a 230# er was taken by a Palmas fleet boat north of Cerralvo Island. The fast moving schools are north and south from 15-50 miles offshore. About half the boats limiting. Hoochies, cedar plugs, cut Squid and Sardine all working.

Billfish- light fishing pressure as most anglers targeting the tuna.. Stripers mixed with a few Sailfish and the occasional early Blue are being released daily. Best fishing seven miles off the lighthouse south to Frailles. The love the slow trolled Ballyhoo.

Wahoo- 30-60#.. All taken on Rapalas and Marauders one mile or less, off the white cliffs south of Vinaramas .

Inshore- Big Pompano and some nice Amberjack are being taken inside off the drop offs.. some quality Roosterfish being released.



Water- 76-80. Colder water this week. Easterly winds have driven colder Pacific water up into the Cortez. Calm mornings, easterly afternoon winds.

Air- Still very cool for mid June. Beautiful weather, cool mornings, afternoon highs in the 80’s.

Very good fishing one day and slow the next. The Dorado have finally arrived, quality Yellowfin are outside under the Porpoise. Striped Marlin, Sailfish and a few Blues are biting off the La Ribera to Frailles drop off. A few Wahoo taken this week off the white cliffs at Vinaramas.

Dorado- Finally they’ve arrived in decent numbers. Fish in the 10-25# class are taking trolled lures and Ballyhoo. Very spread

Yellowfin- Weather permitting fleet boats fishing outside 15-50 miles are picking up quality tuna to 70#. Very spread under pods of Porpoise. The warmer water north is the best bet. Trolled Hoochies, cedar plugs, chunk Squid, live Sardine and Caballito are all working.

Billfish- mostly Striped Marlin mixed with Sailfish and a few Blues. Off the La Ribera bank down to Frailles best. Trolled Ballyhoo and live Caballito are the ticket.

Inshore- Nice Pargo and Pompano are being taken inside. Some big Roosterfish released. Not much pressure as most boats targeting the Pelagic’s.


June 23 2019

Water- 77-80 inside, 81-84 outside. Early in the week afternoon easterly winds, flat and calm for the last 5 days.

Air- Beautiful weather, clear skies, cool mornings, afternoon highs in the 80’s.

A very good week of fishing on the E Cape. The cooler water closer to shore has warmed up and so has the fishing. The Roosterfish bite really picked up with some good sized Gallo’s being released daily. Outside the Yellowfin and Billfish are keeping all anglers busy.

Yellowfin- a wide open bite for tuna 20-45 miles off shore both north and East, in the warmer water under Porpoise. Fast moving multiple pods of Porpoise are holding football to 65# sized fish. All boats heading outside are scoring. Chunked Squid working best. Trolled Hoochies, Cedar plugs, live Sardine also working.

Billfish- lot’s around. More Sailfish this week. Lot’s of tailer’s off the La Ribera bank down to Frailles. Stripers and Sail’s are also mixed with the tuna outside. Very, very good billfishing. Trolled Ballyhoo effective as usual, the billfish are also hitting Hoochies and Cedar plugs. Live Caballito also working.

Dorado- early in the week we had quite a few smaller schooling Dorado in the 5-10# range taken on the troll. A couple of nice bulls a day in the 25-40# later in the week.

Inshore- the warming inshore water has helped the fishing inside! Mucho Pompano, the Roosterfish bite has improved, some big Amberjack and Pargo are biting.
Big Gallo’s in the 50# class are being released daily. Mullet and Caballito are plentiful and by far the best bait.
Ranch fly fishermen are releasing Rooster’s and Striped Marlin!

A good week!!!!