Rancho Leonero Resort
East Cape BCS, Mexico
A report right from the source:
The week of Nov. 5-12, 2016
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over and it ain’t over yet! We thought we were going into winter hibernation, but fishing on the East Cape improved this week. The conditions were better and a few more boats went out … most boats stayed close, working the La Ribera banks and as far south as the lighthouse.
Billfish – Striped marlin are starting to make a comeback as the water cooled. Anglers also hooked into blue marlin and sailfish between La Ribera and the lighthouse.
Dorado – There was a good strong showing of dorado on the troll off the lighthouse and Punta Colorado.
Wahoo – Medium-size to some real honkers in the same general area as the dorado, between La Ribera and the lighthouse. Coincidence? We don’t honestly know.
Sierra – Sierra were plentiful again. Best strategy is to get in the water early and fish them till the sun is up. Later in the day you’ll find them again along any color breaks just offshore.
Roosterfish – Some fly-fishers working the beach around the lighthouse landed some excellent roosters.
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch …
There were jack crevalle and ladyfish along all the beaches.
Find some ladyfish on an 8-weight rod and you’ll soon learn why they’re called “the poor man’s tarpon.” The anglers who chose to work the bottom were rewarded with pompano, red snapper, pargo, grouper and amberjack.