Offshore Buenavista /East Cape Fishing Report

Jul 18, 2005
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Axel Valdez
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It seems like once the fish faucet opens, nothing can stop it. Last week was monumental and it looks equally as good or better in the days ahead.

Air temperatures were in the high 80s and a touch humid, with water in the low 80s, light breezes followed by marlin and margaritas. There were porpoises doing their Marineland show demonstrations wherever you looked; with marlin at all points of the compass and the bite just getting hotter and hotter.

If you choose to fish from the beach, you can drive your ATV from Los Barriles
beach to La Ribera and find lots of fly fishers casting for roosterfish, jack crevalle and other smaller species. With warm water along the shoreline, it’s easy to find plenty of baitfish including sardines, caballito, mackerel and ladyfish.

Offshore fishing at the 18- to 35-mile range paid off with healthy limits of yellowfin tuna along with boat loads of very happy anglers. Double and triple hookups were common. Fish were nailing trolled lures, live bait and everything in sight.

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To top it off, the dorado finally arrived in great numbers to put on quite an acrobat show. Our friends Toby Uppinghouse and Eric Stannard visiting from Northern California came across a big school of dorado and while most of them were in the smaller sizes, they had lots of fun
catching and releasing all of them (more than 20) while fly-fishing aboard Eclipse 91. Flyrod dorado with a Buena Vista boat and crew takes the sport to a new level!
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Bruce Rifkin and wife, longtime friends from San Francisco, went looking for dorado and did very well fishing with Capt. Jesus Castro and his crew.
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Mike Smith and his son visited us from Seattle and had a great time aboard Eclipse 91 with Capt. Miguel Sandez and Chuy Castro as deckhand, catching tuna while hooking, fighting and releasing a striped marlin.

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We welcomed back David Yavelak from California. David had an outstanding time aboard the 3 Hermanos with crew Capt. Martin Sandez and Valentin Castro while fishing with his son and friend,who caught and released his first-ever marlin while also landing tuna … well done guys!

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Manny Bocardo, Beto Cota and Scott Kays once again nailed it, catching and releasing a sailfish and landing a great looking dorado.

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El Cromado, as he likes to be called, had an amazing fishing trip aboard Fish Mugger with his friend and crew Capt. Santiago Cota and Dani Sandez as his deckhand, catching both tuna and roosterfish (with the gallo all safely released.)

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If you have never experienced the relentless tug of a roosterfish, you have a great treat ahead should you choose to give it a try. You’ll probably never have as good an opportunity as right now … they’re thick along the shoreline and definitely in an eating mood.
 

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    It seems like once the fish faucet opens, nothing can stop it. Last week was monumental and it looks equally as good or better in the days ahead.

    Air temperatures were in the high 80s and a touch humid, with water in the low 80s, light breezes followed by marlin and margaritas. There were porpoises doing their Marineland show demonstrations wherever you looked; with marlin at all points of the compass and the bite just getting hotter and hotter.

    If you choose to fish from the beach, you can drive your ATV from Los Barriles
    beach to La Ribera and find lots of fly fishers casting for roosterfish, jack crevalle and other smaller species. With warm water along the shoreline, it’s easy to find plenty of baitfish including sardines, caballito, mackerel and ladyfish.

    Offshore fishing at the 18- to 35-mile range paid off with healthy limits of yellowfin tuna along with boat loads of very happy anglers. Double and triple hookups were common. Fish were nailing trolled lures, live bait and everything in sight.

    To top it off, the dorado finally arrived in great numbers to put on quite an acrobat show. Our friends Toby Uppinghouse and Eric Stannard visiting from Northern California came across a big school of dorado and while most of them were in the smaller sizes, they had lots of fun
    catching and releasing all of them (more than 20) while fly-fishing aboard Eclipse 91. Flyrod dorado with a Buena Vista boat and crew takes the sport to a new level!

    Bruce Rifkin and wife, longtime friends from San Francisco, went looking for dorado and did very well fishing with Capt. Jesus Castro and his crew.
    View attachment 1293202Mike Smith and his son visited us from Seattle and had a great time aboard Eclipse 91 with Capt. Miguel Sandez and Chuy Castro as deckhand, catching tuna while hooking, fighting and releasing a striped marlin.

    View attachment 1293203We welcomed back David Yavelak from California. David had an outstanding time aboard the 3 Hermanos with crew Capt. Martin Sandez and Valentin Castro while fishing with his son and friend,who caught and released his first-ever marlin while also landing tuna … well done guys!

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    Manny Bocardo, Beto Cota and Scott Kays once again nailed it, catching and releasing a sailfish and landing a great looking dorado.


    El Cromado, as he likes to be called, had an amazing fishing trip aboard Fish Mugger with his friend and crew Capt. Santiago Cota and Dani Sandez as his deckhand, catching both tuna and roosterfish (with the gallo all safely released.)

    All Around Town

    If you have never experienced the relentless tug of a roosterfish, you have a great treat ahead should you choose to give it a try. You’ll probably never have as good an opportunity as right now … they’re thick along the shoreline and definitely in an eating mood.
    Great report! Great mi of fish! Keep up the great work, putting people on fish, down your way!
     
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    LEC

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    We'll be there in a couple weeks. What lures / jigs do you recommend we bring for the tuna? Also are they eating heavy line or should we bring some 20-25lb set ups? Any information will be really appreciated.
     
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    Axel at Buena Vista
    You can bring anything you want, tuna right now is eating almost everything and anything on the porpoise, cedar plugs, jigs, lures, rapalas and of course live bait (sardine) Bring a light and heavy line just in case something change
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