Rancho Leonero Resort
East Cape BCS, Mexico
A report right from the source
The week of August 19-26, 2018
Water – Consistently 84-87 degrees; clear and flat.
Air – Very pleasant for August. Highs in the low 90s.
The Bottom Line
Wahoo, wahoo, wahoo! Lots of wahoo and nice-sized tuna as well. Bart Hall (of Fred Hall Show fame) caught three wahoo in one day in the 20- to 30-pound class and farmed another three. Little billfish pressure as most anglers were trolling Rapalas and looking for and finding the elusive ’hoo. (The trolled Rapalas were deadly). Along with accompanying tuna, the wahoo were taken off the white cliffs south of Los Frailes.
Billfish – Very light fishing pressure with wahoo being the name of the game.
Tuna – A fair to good bite of decent-sized fish. It’s sort of one of those “take your best shot and see what you get” kind of things.
Dorado – An excellent bite of smaller to medium-sized fish -- very spread out.
Roosterfish – Fewer anglers are looking for them.
Inshore – Pargo, amberjack and pompano. These are real rod-benders!
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch
Roosterfish still to be found along the beaches. If you’ve never caught a wahoo, this may be your best shot. Very, very good fishing overall.