Week of May 4th
This week has been a little up and down. One day good and the next tough… We had a VERY BIG SWELL here on the East Cape recently from a storm off of South America. It caused tough beach fishing conditions here for a day or two and over on the pacific side it was big enough for the harbor master to close the harbor to small craft for a day. The weather has been nice with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to high 80’s.
We are seeing a few more fish along the beach with them seeming willing to bite one day and not the next. We are also seeing a lot of anglers on the beach so it’s already crowded and will continue to get worse over the next few weeks. The size of the roosters on the beach have varied from small to large and everything in between. I have seen some of them starting to show signs of spawning activity so over the next few weeks that activity is likely to increase. However, I have not seen many jacks yet but I will update as soon as they show up.
From the boat things have been a little tough as we do not have any sardines in the area. We were able to get some last week by running an hour to the north but they have since moved further north making it too long of a run for us. With the lack of sardines we have been getting a few roosters from the boat by teasing with the live bait (caballito) that has been available. We also have had a few schools of Bonita showing up early in the mornings giving us the opportunity to cast to them while they are up on top.
There has also been a report of some small dorado to our south but the bite is not strong and the fish have been very spread out. After the fishing we had over the last couple of weeks for dorado leaves us wondering where they went? Also, the marlin are starting to return. We can’t wait to get into these guys shortly as the bite has been getting stronger each day and this week should be a good week to get one on the fly.
I will be on the water every day this week from both the beach and the boat. It looks like the overall fishing is getting better and It should be a fun week. I will be sure to post a report of how this week goes shortly.