Great forecast of the 2017 fishing season by Mike Rieser of Baja Flyfishing Co. Thank you Mike for your expert analysis.
Captain Damian of the cruiser Mahi Mahi went fishing with a friend yesterday on his day off. Wanted me to share that there is still some great fishing to be had. They landed two nice Dorado and 4 stripes Marlin off of La Ribera.
Nice Dorado today on the Julkate!!!
In addition to the three wahoo, Mahi Mahi landed a sailfish out in front of Palmas De Cortez
They are having a great day on the Mahi Mahi today! Just 2 miles from Hotel Palmas De Cortez!
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38# wahoo on the Oso Negro!!! Lots of good fishing left in 2016!
60lbs. on the Julkate!
Nice Dorado on the El Tio today!!
una and wahoo on the Mahi Mahi today!!
Team J&B with anglers John Kaeser and Mike Sheridan took first place in the 2016 Salt Patrol Tournament! Way to go guys!! Team Mi Pistola took second and Champagne took third!
Blue Marlin jumps dangerously close to the boat during the Lynn Rose East Cape Classic. Great job by the crew of the Mahi Mahi on the Catch and Release!
The 22nd Annual Let’s Talk Hook Up Fall Tournament was a big success! Thank you to all the participants and especially Pete Gray for hosting this tournament each and every year!
We look forward to seeing all of you again next year!
El Tio lands this beautiful 170lbs. Tuna today out of Palmas De Cortez!
Bonita Thompson lands a couple of nice wahoo and the TailChaser lands a couple of nice Tuna! October is starting off great! Time to come fishing!
Even though Hotel Palmas De Cortez is an official Pokemon Gym, Team Pokemon did not find any out on the Sea of Cortez! But they did land this 40lbs. Pargo! Way better than Pokemon!!! #pokemon#hotelpalmasdecortez #losbarriles #eastcapefishing
Tim Hodge lands this nice wahoo on the El Regalo out of hotel Palmas De Cortez yesterday!
Great Day on the Dorado today for day 1 of the TL Hodge group!
THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the 10th annual Casting 4 Souls shoe give away possible! A special thanks to New Balance, Angler chronicles, and Jack McCulloch from fishers of men whom without this event would not be possible!
Nice wahoo landed by Sergio Fainsztein and the Angler Chronicals gang while fishing on the Julkate out of Hotel Palmas De Cortez !! Tuna landed on the Suzy T. with capt. Kone Verdugo
East Cape continues to heat up with tuna, dorado, wahoo, sailfish, and Marlin all available right now!
Fishing continues to be off the charts on the East Cape of Baja California Sur, Mexico! One of the best wahoo seasons ever! Mahi Mahi landed 5 wahoo and 4 small tuna today!
Wahoo, tuna, dorado, billfish, pargo, rooster….what are you waiting for?? Time to come fishing!! #eastcape #losbarriles #baja #nobaddays
wahooooo! Lots of wahoo on the East Cape of Baja right now! Tuna, dorado, snapper, roosters, Marlin and sailfish are all here! @aftco @bdoutdoorsdotcom @floridasportsmanmagazine #aftco#hotelpalmasdecortez #vanwormerresorts #eastcape #losbarriles
Typically after a storm hits the East Cape area, the fishing will pick up due to all the debris floating in the water that comes from the running arroyos. This is even more significant for the dorado, as they tend to like gathering under debris and are often found under the smallest things floating in the ocean. Problem has been that the dorado have been for the most part a no show. That is until this week! Finally started to see good numbers each day on the dorado and with some decent size, not just the peanuts we saw in July and August. That was a very welcome sight for everyone has been waiting almost 3 years to see the dorado return to their normal numbers. The last few days we have seen boats come back with 4-10 dorado a piece all over 15lbs. as well as releasing anything under 32” in length. With a significant dorado bite starting up, now it’s starting to feel more like East Cape fishing.
Along with Dorado, we are still having an above average wahoo bite, with many boats able to land 1-4 per day. The tuna bite has been very good as well, but has been up and down from day to day. We are still seeing some nice tuna in the 50-80lbs. range. The fleet has been getting into some nice pargo as well. Those that like to bottom fishing and inshore fishing will have a blast with pargo, roosters and more. The offshore fishing for marlin and sailfish is very good right not, although with the return of the dorado bite and the wahoo and tuna around, most have opted to pass up the marlin this last week. That being said, we still saw a good number of billfish landed and release throughout the week.
It’s a great time to be down on the East Cape! We hope you make plans to join us for the last few months of the season.
Good Day on the Water on the Mahi Mahi and the Suzy T.. Lots of Dorado Today!!!
Fishing is getting better on the East cape, Good size TUNA and few DORADOS today.???
Newton is moving out and there was no injuries or damage! Still a lot of wind but getting better by the hour. No fishing today!
Things are heating up on the East Cape! #vanwormerresorts#hotelpalmasdecortez #losbarriles #nobaddays
Fishing in the East Cape area has very good for the most part the last two weeks. Some days have been better than others, but the good news is that everything is down here right now. Yes, even the dorado have made an appearance. We are finally landing dorado over 20lbs. and it looks like they will be in the area for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Dorado reports to the north mean that we should see them moving through the East Cape for the next few months.
In addition to the dorado bite, we are seeing some nice 50-100 lbs. tuna not too far from the hotel, south of the hotels near Los Frailes. Most anglers have been able to land limits on smaller tuna on some days and then only a few on others. The billfish bite seems to be better to the north, and we have had some very nice blue marlin as well as stripe marlin and sailfish. The problem is that you either go north for billfish and dorado or you go south for wahoo and tuna. Most split up their days and go one way on a day and the other way on another day. Variety is what the East Cape offers and most anglers are taking advantage of the variety we are seeing right now.
In shore we are seeing some very nice roosters in the 40-60lbs. class. They are up and down the coast line and can even be landed while surf fishing. The pargo have also been biting and there have been some beast landed this week. I recommend doing it all when you head down and get a nice variety on your next trip to the East Cape.
That’s it for this week amigos! Here are some pictures from the last 10 days!
Eddie Dalmau/Baja’s Van Wormer Resorts
Call Us: 855-402-2298
May 25th, 2016
Report Posted At: 1830
It’s been an incredible May down in the East Cape this year. Compared to the last three years, this has been by far the best May and it has been a long time coming. If you were one of the lucky ones that came down this month, you probably landed a wahoo and quite possibly your first wahoo ever. Many guest told me that they have been coming down to the East Cape for over 20 years and had never been fortunate enough to land a wahoo. This year was different. This year if you came looking for wahoo, you most likely caught one. Some guests even landed 4 in one day. It has been an epic May for wahoo and we hope it continues throughout the year.
The other great news is that we are starting to see more big dorado in the area. The last few years we saw a major decline the number of dorado landed by anglers. Mostly because of the El Niño patterns we are having, but also from over fishing small females. Our fleet is under instructions to release all small dorado in order to allow them to reach maturity and reproduce. This along with cooler water temps has started to turn things around and we are starting to see dorado in the 20-30# class.
The Marin fishing has also been fantastic in the East Cape this year, with some of the largest striped Marlin I’ve ever seen. Some days we are seeing up to 6 marlin caught and released per boat. The blue marlin have not yet arrived but we have seen a few sailfish in the mix, so the blues are probably close behind.
It’s been great to see how many different species are down here right now. This is what the East Cape is known for, the variety of species you can land in one trip. A great example of this is the last three days on one of our cruisers named the Mahi Mahi. On Monday the guest landed 3 striped marlin and 1 sailfish. On Tuesday they landed two dorado and two wahoo. Today they landed 2 pargo, 2 jack Crevalle and 5 roosters. That’s seven species in three days! That’s what It’s all about. You just never know what you will catch. Let’s hope the fishing continues to improve and we hope to see many of you down on the East Cape soon! Thanks!
– Eddie Dalmau/Baja’s Van Wormer Resorts
May 13th, 2016
Report Posted At: 1403
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As the 2016 fishing season get under way and the first of many groups arrived at the hotel, many wondered how the fishing would be compared to the last couple of years. Would it be another El Niño type year, would we have dorado bigger than 15lbs., would the big tuna return? We don’t have a big enough sample size to know for sure, but based on the fishing this week, things are looking up.
The tuna bite came early this year with a steady bite that has been around for about 2 weeks now. Up until today they have all been in the football to 30lb. range. Yesterday the cruiser El Tio landed a dozen yellowfin all in that under 30lb. class. Today we saw our first 100lb. tuna hit the dock at Playa Del Sol. It was a welcome site and not usual for this time of year.
All the boats seem to be finding the wahoo that has been in the area for well over a month now. For many of our long time clients, this is there very first wahoo ever and they are ecstatic. Many boats are landing 2-4 wahoo per day. If you are one of those who have never landed a wahoo, this is a good time to come down and try your luck.
We are also seeing a few boats having luck with the bottom fishing in the area with lots of cabrilla, pargo and pompano still coming to the dock this week. The inshore bite for roosters and jacks has been great as well with a few clients landing roosters in the 40-60lb. class.
The weather in Los Barriles is a perfect 85 during the day and dropping down to a pleasant 72 at night. It’s a great time to be on the East Cape!
Hope to see you down here soon!
Eddie Dalmau/Baja’s Van Wormer Resorts