Written by – Jeff deBrown
The Reel Baja
This past week here in the East Cape the North winds finally gave us a break. For most of the week the water was nice and flat due to the lack of wind. We did see a little breeze kick up late in the afternoon one or two days but over all it was very nice. We also had lot’s of sun shine this past week warming up the area and getting a few of us locals out to enjoy the nice weather.
East Cape – Beach /Inshore – With the wind god’s giving us a nice break this past week the beach and inshore fishing was quite good. I was out on Wednesday fishing the beach enjoying the sunshine and I found a few different species giving me a mixed bag by the end of the day. I started on the beach just South of Rancho Leonero and I found a nice bite that consisted mostly of Lady fish. I had a few nice strong bites that broke me off so I decided to put on some wire thinking that Sierra were to blame for these hits and in fact that was the case. I did not catch as many lady fish due to the wire but I did manage to get a couple of very nice Sierra with a few others getting away.
Next I decided to drive a little further South and the next beach I decided to fish I found a few more Lady fish but I also found a few small jack crevelle that pulled hard. I continued to work on foot to the South getting a few bites but no solid hook- ups. After a few more misses I finally got one to stick and it was a nice little Rooster fish. The Rooster was not big maybe two pounds but any Rooster fish is a good Rooster fish. I continued to fish in this area for another hour or so and all said and done I got another four small Rooster’s to hand.
My friend Nick also was out fishing on Wednesday. Nick was fishing off of Leonero but he was in a kayak. Nick found some nice action for Lady fish as well as some excellent action on a school of Sierra that I could not reach from the beach. Nick also found a few small Pargo fishing squid down in the rocks in front of the hotel.
This past week the inshore / beach fishing was great as the North winds gave us a nice opportunity to enjoy some mid January fishing. We will have to wait and see what the wind has in store for us this next week.
East Cape – Off shore – With the nice weather we had this past week I know of a few locals that went out to see what they could find. They said that they saw a few marlin off of Punta Pescadero but could not get them interested in the lures they were trolling. They said they caught a few Bonita and some other bottom fish on hardware. I did also hear of a few Tuna down in the are of Cabo Pulmo.
I will be returning to Cabo this up coming week to fish with some of my return guests. I hear that the marlin fishing is still going and I will be sure to post a full report and let everyone know the latest and up to date. Until next time. Tight lines.