Fish Report - September 20-27, 2014

We had 12 boats out for the past three days and the fishing is even better than it was before Odile arrived over two weeks ago. Billfish, tuna, dorado only 7 miles from the hotel. Plus inshore the wahoo are still here and each day the dirty water left by the storm becomes clearer and the roosterfish and jacks have returned.

It was a definite 9 on the Rancho Leonero 1 to 10 scale.

Billfish – All the species are around and biting well, with sailfish probably the most predominant.

Yellowfin Tuna – The bite south of Los Frailes continues strong. These are good fish from footballs to 80-pounders.

Dorado – Good bite all around the Lighthouse and scattered throughout the bay. Mostly schoolies with a few thirty pound bulls mixed in.

Roosterfish –Fish all along the beaches, around the Lighthouse as well as La Ribera and the Marina entrance.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...
Back on track... with amberjack, pompano, largo and jack crevalle leading the way.

East Cape Emerges on Top

Guests are returning to East Cape as stories of Hurricane Odile began to fade and news of fishing leaped to the forefront with schools of dorado capturing the headlines. East Cape hotels and resorts are beginning to fill rooms with guests finding alternative ways to arrive at their favorite fishing destinations.

Rancho Leonero reported:

"Our first group of 25 fishermen arrived on Thursday and are headed out on 12 of our boats this morning ... to top it off, we have another 25 scheduled to arrive early next week," John Ireland proudly announced Friday morning.

"Where there’s a will there is a way," Don Melucci acknowledged at breakfast while gazing out on the mirror-like Sea of Cortez. “We flew out of Tijuana to La Paz on Volaris Airlines without a problem. Then we took a shuttle straight to Rancho Leonero from the La Paz Airport. It was our first time on that part of the road and the only evidence of Odile was the green foothills, a result of the rain."

"We are as ready as the hotel is and we can't wait to catch some of those dorado that everyone says are biting," he concluded.

According to knowledgeable sources, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto advised all airline carriers they “must be prepared to fly into Los Cabos by October 8.”In the interim, for up-to-date information on alternative flights, check with your travel agent or contact our office.