East Cape Bisbee Tournament releases 62 billfish

Rancho Leonero

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Jul 25, 2011
Baja Sur
John Ireland
Rancho Leonero Resort
East Cape BCS, Mexico
A report right from the source:

The week of August 1-8, 2015

The Environment:
Water was a constant 86 to 88 degrees. Clear skies and light winds all week.

Air temps were in the low 90s. Afternoons were cloudy; very tropical.
The Bottom Line:

During the just-completed East Cape Bisbee Tournament there were 62 billfish released: 40 blue marlin, 4 black marlin, 13 striped marlin and 5 sailfish. Winning fish was a 409-pound blue that was worth $366,532; second place went to a 389-pounder for $11,000. Biggest yellowfin tuna was 170.3-pounds for a $60,470 prize. Second place YFT weighed 156 pounds.

Yellowfin TunaLots of smaller yellowfin from 5- to 20-pounds are being taken off the inside of the La Ribera drop-off. Sardina is the bait of choice if you can get them; and jigging iron deep has been effective.

DoradoIt was all about billfish and tuna last week.

RoosterfishThe roosterfish have been feeding closer to the south beaches from Los Frailes down. Bigger roosters in the 40- to 50-pound range are still biting consistently.
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch …
Looking forward to another week.
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