Buena Vista/East Cape Fishing Report

Jul 18, 2005
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Buenavista East Cape Baja Sur Mex
southbajaoutfitters.com
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Axel Valdez
Boat
Buena Vista Fleet
According to the calendar, summer is scheduled to begin on June 21, but nobody told the fish.

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Fishing on Baja’s East Cape shifted into high gear the third week of May with a burst of 25- to 60-pound yellowfin tuna that are full of tug. Buena Vista skippers found them between 17 and 35 miles from the hotel’s front porch. Water temperatures jumped to the low-80s, which is numero uno ideal.
The tuna are under porpoise schools and are coming to cedar plugs, hoochies and of course, live sardines. Dorado are still a bit shy, but the ones we’re getting are high quality, from 25- to 45-plus pounds and dee-licious!
Marlin have also been willing participants, with ballyhoo the favored bait. We’ve had a few Bluewater Grand Slams consisting of tuna, marlin and dorado on the same day.The only complaint we can find is that wahoo are few and far between. However, with rising water temperatures, we can begin looking for a quality ’hoo bite any week.

Inshore has been a bouillabaisse of cabrilla, snapper, pompano and everyone’s favorite – roosterfish! The roosters or _gallo_ are practically in our front yard and just watching them light up chasing a trolled bait is memorable.Bait has been good to very good. Sardines, mackerel, caballito and ballyhoo are almost always available just a few feet away from our pier.

All Around Town

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A group of old friends who have been visiting Hotel Buena Vista for a remarkable 38 years from Lakewood, Calif. fished aboard the Yanet with their favorite captain and crew of Felipe Ruiz and Reggie Lucero. Ray Johnson and companions, also from Lakewood, has been a Buena Vista Hotel guest and fisherman for 35-plus years. On their most recent visit, the Johnson group landed tuna, yellowtail and red snapper with their favorite captain, Juan Garcia.



Joe Gallindo, joining us from California the past four years, loves fishing with either Capt. Felipe Valdez or Capt. Valentin Castro and wasn’t disappointed. Gallindo landed tuna, a nice dorado and a jack crevalle. He then topped it off catching and releasing a marlin for a spectacular trip.

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Lisa Owens, Vern Futrell, Minerva Taylor, Tammy Wagner, Patsy McKelvey and Brady Owens all came from Florida and fished with Capt. Vicente Cosio and mate Marco. They caught and released a marlin while landing tuna and a dandy bull dorado for a Bluewater Grand Slam.



Returning guests Igor Spigleman and Michael Fanselow, from Canada and Los Angeles, staged a real fishing blitz aboard the cruisers LaBuenavida and Don Jimmy, landing tuna, a variety of rockfish, a wahoo, snapper and cabrilla. It was, as 15 year old girls say, “Like awesome.”


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    According to the calendar, summer is scheduled to begin on June 21, but nobody told the fish.

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    Fishing on Baja’s East Cape shifted into high gear the third week of May with a burst of 25- to 60-pound yellowfin tuna that are full of tug. Buena Vista skippers found them between 17 and 35 miles from the hotel’s front porch. Water temperatures jumped to the low-80s, which is numero uno ideal.
    The tuna are under porpoise schools and are coming to cedar plugs, hoochies and of course, live sardines. Dorado are still a bit shy, but the ones we’re getting are high quality, from 25- to 45-plus pounds and dee-licious!
    Marlin have also been willing participants, with ballyhoo the favored bait. We’ve had a few Bluewater Grand Slams consisting of tuna, marlin and dorado on the same day.The only complaint we can find is that wahoo are few and far between. However, with rising water temperatures, we can begin looking for a quality ’hoo bite any week.

    Inshore has been a bouillabaisse of cabrilla, snapper, pompano and everyone’s favorite – roosterfish! The roosters or _gallo_ are practically in our front yard and just watching them light up chasing a trolled bait is memorable.Bait has been good to very good. Sardines, mackerel, caballito and ballyhoo are almost always available just a few feet away from our pier.

    All Around Town

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    A group of old friends who have been visiting Hotel Buena Vista for a remarkable 38 years from Lakewood, Calif. fished aboard the Yanet with their favorite captain and crew of Felipe Ruiz and Reggie Lucero. Ray Johnson and companions, also from Lakewood, has been a Buena Vista Hotel guest and fisherman for 35-plus years. On their most recent visit, the Johnson group landed tuna, yellowtail and red snapper with their favorite captain, Juan Garcia.



    Joe Gallindo, joining us from California the past four years, loves fishing with either Capt. Felipe Valdez or Capt. Valentin Castro and wasn’t disappointed. Gallindo landed tuna, a nice dorado and a jack crevalle. He then topped it off catching and releasing a marlin for a spectacular trip.

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    Lisa Owens, Vern Futrell, Minerva Taylor, Tammy Wagner, Patsy McKelvey and Brady Owens all came from Florida and fished with Capt. Vicente Cosio and mate Marco. They caught and released a marlin while landing tuna and a dandy bull dorado for a Bluewater Grand Slam.



    Returning guests Igor Spigleman and Michael Fanselow, from Canada and Los Angeles, staged a real fishing blitz aboard the cruisers LaBuenavida and Don Jimmy, landing tuna, a variety of rockfish, a wahoo, snapper and cabrilla. It was, as 15 year old girls say, “Like awesome.”


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    Look like you all have a great time, very nice mix! 👍
     
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