Windy conditions weaken, then fishing improves

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    John Ireland
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    Rancho Leonero Resort
    East Cape BCS, Mexico

    A report right from the source:

    The week of May 6-May 13, 2017

    The Environment:

    Water – Water temps have been normal for this time of year. We had some wind mid-week, but Friday and Saturday, the water was flat and clear.

    Air – Beautiful days in the mid-80's with cool mornings and evenings.

    The Bottom Line:

    In spite of the windy conditions early in the week, the fishing is improving!

    Billfish Striped marlin are finally showing in good numbers with quite a few released this week. Most were taken on trolled ballyhoo. Best area has been right off La Ribera to the lighthouse.
    Yellowfin The fish of the week are yellowfin biting just south of Pulmo Park off Los Frailes. Nice-size fish -- almost all taken on squid. Most anglers are limiting out. A very consistent yellowfin bite with decent-sized fish in the 10- to 30-pound range are being taken on squid south of Los Frailes.

    Skipjack Lots of skipjack still around, making great bait for pargo and jack, mostly bunched around the marina entrance. 20- to 30-pounders are common.

    Roosterfish There are a lot more roosterfish around this week; in addition to being plentiful, they are larger. Three which were taken on flies were released off the beach Friday...

    Meanwhile, back at the Ranch …

    Using skipjack for bait, there is a variety of inshore fish available this week, inshore has picked up with some big amberjack and pargo coming to the cleaning table daily.

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