EAST CAPE BLUES
It was another spotty week of fishing on the East Cape.
The weather has been about as nice as it can get. The water is 82 to 84 degrees and a beautiful purple blue. There is loads of flying fish, and birds everywhere. I just keep waiting for the bite to explode.
At the high spot off La Ribera red snapper and amberjack along with huge skipjack are providing action early mornings. Striped marlin and sailfish have also been plentiful but are a little finicky. Further off shore tuna cooperate and bite for a couple days and then disappear. So far they have been up and down all season. Boats go out and have a killer tuna day but then might not be able to find them the next.
This is the first time in history a qualifying 300 pound minimum blue marlin was not weighed for the EC Bisbee. There were some good moments for the tournament though. A 57 pound dorado was brought to the scale and a 213 pound yellowfin tuna. We thought the tuna had that division iced but the last day it was trumped by a 265 pounder. Yikes!
Bisbee shot gun start. These guys are here to have fun
Love seeing young fisherman with their first billfish. The smiles tell the tale.
Early morning snapper
Anglers were brought to their knees by big tuna this week
I don't think this method will work
Is there a doctor in the house. We had to preform surgery to get our Halco lure back. They are tuna candy
We took a few dandies this week. Thank you Accurate! Small reels, big fish!
Unloading Jen Wren
Jen Wren at Verdugo's dock
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Last edited by glaw; 08-02-12 at 08:55 AM.