The weather as well as the fly fishing was pretty typical of what we normally see here in Baja as the first month of the year starts to close out. The weather continues to be very cool and even cold (for some locals) at night with lows averaging around fifty degrees. Our day time highs have been in the high sixties and occasionally getting to the low seventies here in the East Cape with Cabo San Lucas being slightly warmer.
we have seen a lot of wind here in the East Cape this past week. This has made fishing very difficult if not impossible. The wind has been starting early in the morning and not letting up until after dark. Before this latest stretch of wind we were starting to see the first signs of yellowtail moving in. They were a few mixed in with the white Bonita that have been off the banks in La Ribera. Both the Bonita and the yellowtail were caught by jigging in the deeper water with the fish holding between 200 and 230 feet of water. I also heard of a few being caught up our North up by the island.
I spent a few days guiding in Cabo this past week and although fishing was tough we managed to get a few fish. The main catch this week as dorado. It’s amazing yo see dorado this time if year but there are still a few providing some action. Most of them have not been large averaging about eight pounds. I did see a few fish in the fifteen pound range.
A little closer to shore there was a little action with Sierra being the star of the show. We did also find a few small roosters as well as one very nice school of bigger jacks.
The whales on the Pacific side out of Cabo have been giving us lots of entertainment when the fishing is slow. They are there in big numbers and been putting on some spectacular shows. If you want to see whales and catch a few fish while doing it Cabo is the place currently.
I will be back over in Cabo later this week guiding and will be sure to give the latest report as to our efforts. Until then I wish everyone good fishing.