June 11 - June 18, 2016

The Environment - The perfect weather continues and the fishing has finally stabilized with good consistent fishing in all departments.

Bottom Line - We have had an exciting week here on the East Cape. Any time a 300-pound tuna arrives on the fillet table, it’s exciting! Tony Lovoy from San Diego and his group fishing on the Jen Wren boated this monster on a Marauder under porpoise about 20-miles out.

Other exciting news was the half dozen or so swordfish that were caught in the East Cape area this week.

Billfish - The billfish continue to bite close off La Ribera all the way to the Park. In spite of the fact that fish are gorging on red crab, they were still willing to play with the lures. Rigged ballyhoo is also doing damage.

Dorado - Not as many dorado this week as we had been getting but much better quality fish. Fish over 30 pounds were mostly taken on ballyhoo.

Wahoo - The wahoo bite was really hot around Punta Colorada and all the way to the edge of the Park this week. Some anglers were boating up to three good-quality fish.

Tuna - The big tuna were under porpoise outside and seemed interested in Rapalas and Marauders. Quite a few boats snapped fish off for the simple reason that they were huge!!! Other tuna under porpoise were from football to 15 pounds, mostly hitting hootchies and Cedar Plugs.

Roosterfish - Fish taken all week! Limiting factor was the size of the bait available. Only the bigger fish could swallow them. Best area was the Marina entrance followed by the Bay of Punta Colorada.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch.... - The beach continues to be slow with very little bait cruising the shore. Bottom fishermen were rewarded with some really nice barred pargo and huachinango.

Great to have so many options!!!