East Cape

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Location:
Los Barriles, BCS
Mexico Mexico
Coordinates:
23.6496, -109.6765
Distance:
0.0 Miles
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Los Barriles and Buena Vista are two seaside areas that still retain much of the kick-back pace that made Baja popular! Fabulous sandy beaches, clean beautiful seas filled with fish, crystal clear air, and a remote feeling that seems far removed from civilization.

The road south from Los Barriles also skirts miles of postcard-perfect beaches, with a couple of small, well maintained hotels ready to serve the needs of Baja travelers.

Los Barriles is still famous for fishing, although surfing and kayaking are increasingly popular. The hotels still do a great job of taking care of visitors.

Swordfish, Striped, Blue, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow fin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish just to name a few of the species you may catch.

Cover/Structure:

Reefs, ledges

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Disabled access, Shore fishing access, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site, Marina
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MARK RAYOR
14 days ago (05/08/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.08.17

  East Cape - Just goofing around Our 2017 season is off to a sputtering start.  Locating gamefish has been tough and finding anglers hasn't been much easier.  Great conditions have made it look like the bite will bust wide open any day.  I have been saying that for more than a month and it still hasn't happened. Tuna, marlin, amberjack and roosterfish have all been visible but just haven't had an appetite. &nb...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 month ago (04/15/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.15.17

East Cape - Week of firsts We had our first showing of yellowfin tuna of the season.  Most of the fish were a nice 30 to 40 pounds and caught chunking squid or drifting live bait.  The bite never really got hot and was just a slow pick for a few weeks. Now that has gone from slow to no pick.  Right now there is no other way to describe what is happening but tough. Each fishing day we have only had a few events and been lucky enough to cash in on them.  Sta...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 month ago (03/30/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.30.17

East Cape - Febrero loco y Marzo otra poco When making small talk around here with the local Mexican people weather is always a common topic.  This time of year a colloquialism that is often used with a smile and a laugh is "Febrero loco y Marzo otra poco".  There is always at least a smile because literally it is not correct Spanish and doesn't really make sense.  Everybody always gets a chuckle and the conversation generally continues on to something...
MARK RAYOR
2 months ago (03/16/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.16.17

East Cape - Where's Willie? At the drop of a hat or flip of a switch, however you want to put it East Cape has gone from winter to spring   After a somewhat mild winter the Sea of Cortez has been like a pond for days.   While spring has arrived early this year anglers have not.  There are only a small handful of boats in the water and very few departures.  Fishing reports have been mixed which indicates to me the bite has been inconsistent. &...
MARK RAYOR
3 months ago (02/15/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.15.17

As happy as a clam Right now I am as happy as a clam because winter is almost behind us. In my book this will go down as a mild one.  Water temps are 68-69 degrees and air temps have been consistently comfortable.  Yellowtail have showed up right on cue and it looks like this season fishing will be like the good old days. In Southern Baja the winter months on the full moon and new moon bring the most extreme tides of the year.  Every year we...
MARK RAYOR
4 months ago (01/26/2017)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.26.17

East Cape - A winter wonderland Came in the house yesterday after a day working on our boats and found Jennifer had the fireplace stoked up.  Exhausted,  I plopped down on the couch, pulled my feet out of my flip flops and laid them on the coffee table to warm.  Gazing out the window onto the Sea of Cortez I could see the parade of sea life and pelagic birds that never seems to end.  First to catch my eye were frigate birds hovering over what appeared to be jac...
MARK RAYOR
5 months ago (12/30/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.30.16

East Cape - The cows have come home As winters go so far this has been a very mild one.  We have had our share of windy days but the air temperature has remained comfortable.  I can remember many years where I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning and put my bare feet on our freezing tile floor or peel my Ugg boots off until 10 in the morning.  There has been none of that so far this year.  Typically November through February are our tough weather mo...
MARK RAYOR
5 months ago (12/18/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.18.16

  East Cape water temps on the Sea of Cortez are still 75 to 77 degrees.  Word is that on days calm enough to get on the water game fish have been cooperating.  I've been hearing reports of blue marlin, sailfish, dorado and wahoo.   It makes me a little grumpy to see the North wind blow and the warmth of summer fading away.  As much as I complain, so far this year has been very mild compared to many past years.  Confirmation of the mild clima...
MARK RAYOR
5 months ago (12/11/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.11.16

East Cape - Kids just want to have fun It has been a windy week on the East Cape so I have no report.  Like Jeff says, "got nothing for you".  Instead I'm posting up a few my favorite images from our 2016 season of kids having fun.   Some kids just never grow up Mark Rayor Team Jen Wren &nb...
MARK RAYOR
6 months ago (12/04/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.04.16

  East Cape - Nice twins OMG! For the first time this season I put on a sweatshirt.  Yes, the chill of winter has finally hit the East Cape.  Until now sea temp has managed to stay above 80 degrees but we will watch it plummet now.  Normally we are in the mid 70's by Thanksgiving so it is happening a little late this year. We finished our season moving our boats to Cabo San Lucas to compete in the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot.   With 168 e...
MARK RAYOR
9 months ago (08/25/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.25.16

Late August and September we typically see little traffic.  It is kind of ironic because this time brings some of our best fishing of the season.  This year is no exception.  There are not many people in town and the ones that are here are enjoying excellent fishing and having the time of their lives. At the beginning of the month water temp in the Sea of Cortez started to soar and was approaching 90 degrees.  Blue marlin and sailfish were providing action but yello...
MARK RAYOR
9 months ago (08/12/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.12.16

This time of year a priority is to check the storm forecast every morning.  The Eastern Pacific has had ten named storms but none of them have been a threat to the East Cape.  Day after day we have experienced nothing but nice weather and checking the report has been like the Ground Hog Day movie.   Sunday morning expecting more of the same I was startled when the new forecast popped up on my computer screen.  Now, out of nowhere we are looking...
MARK RAYOR
10 months ago (08/02/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.02.16

Entering August we are coming into what is considered the height  of huricaine season.  Six named storms have passed heading West in the Pacific but our weather has been extremely pleasant.  Calm seas and excellent fishing conditions with 83 to 86 degree water temps.  Daytime humidity has made it a little sticky but evenings have been comfortable. Marlin continue to be on the rampage.  Most of the fleet are having six to eight events a day releasing two to six...
MARK RAYOR
10 months ago (07/20/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.20.16

Once in a while entering thumb print recognition on my iPhone I hold the button down too long and the female voice from Siri asks "how can I help you".  Sometimes I can't help myself and ask her crazy questions like what's for dinner or how about a date?  The other day I asked "where is the best place to catch a marlin?" I wasn't surprised when she responded Los Cabos, Mexico is the best marlin fishing in the world.  Can't argue w...
MARK RAYOR
10 months ago (07/13/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.13.16

Shades of blue Billfish have been the name of the game this week.  Boats targeting marlin have good action and  averaging 2 to 3 fish a day.  Most have been stripers but more blue marlin are in the count everyday.  Fishing yellowfin tuna has been a tough proposition.  A few of the larger 100 to 200 models have been brought to the scale which has gotten everyones attention but most of the anglers with tuna fever are not having success.  A few waho...
MARK RAYOR
11 months ago (07/03/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.03.16

The East Cape is heating up.  Our humidity is starting to rise and now daytime temperatures are starting to tip 90 degrees.  Evenings are still cooling a bit and very pleasant. Game fish have been fickle and hard to figure out.  Smaller yellowfin tuna have been consistent south of Frailes trolling hoochies, Yozuri's and cedar plugs.   The larger model yellowfin have been with porpoise schools offshore but it has been hard to get them to go.  It has been a r...
MARK RAYOR
11 months ago (06/18/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.18.16

We started this season with a sputter but East Cape fishing is finally off to the races.  It is time for all the cyber fishermen to push away from their computers and get down here.  It is happening! After a few days of wind last week we are back to calm seas and very comfortable weather.  Schools of porpoise have arrived from 20 to 40 miles offshore holding tuna.  There are a lot of small fish that some days are a bit finicky but there are a few cows mixed in as we...
MARK RAYOR
12 months ago (06/10/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.10.16

Our East Cape season was progressing nicely with picture perfect weather and the bite starting to turn on.   Wahoo and dorado were being caught in bigger numbers.  Mostly smaller grade tuna were also starting to show off shore.  There were a few larger fish in the mix. Living in a tropical environment and working on the ocean we always carefully monitor weather forecasting.  It has become a ritual for me.  So, early this week out of the blue the forecast indica...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (05/16/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.16.16

It has been another outstanding weather week.  For the last 2 days we have had a few sporadic lightning storms with some scattered showers.  Humidity has spiked and now it is feeling very tropical.  None of the rain or lightning has been wind related and the Sea of Cortez has continued to be calm with surface water temps holding been 78 -79 degrees. The bite continues to be inconsistent but is showing some signs of improvement. This week marlin, dorado, wahoo and tu...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (05/07/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.07.16

It has been another spectacular weather week on the Sea of Cortez.  May on the East Cape is always about as beautiful as any place on our planet and this year has been no exception.  Seas have been flat and the 75 to 77 degree water has been blue and clear.   The last few weeks the bite was inconsistent but when looking back through last weeks camera roll there is no doubt we had our moments.  Our fishing fleet has had fewer departures than normal.  It is mo...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (04/28/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.28.16

East Cape weather could not be more perfect.  For several weeks we have been enjoying warm sunny weather.  Very comfortable, not too hot, not too cold.  Sea temps have been 76-77 degrees and the water is clear and blue. Live bait has been abundant and the stage is set for a great fishing season. The bite, I have figured out, is like the stock market.  Some days it is up and others it is down.  When the market is down analysts and brokers advise to stay the cour...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (03/22/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.22.16

East Cape - Inshore, off shore everywhere For more than a week now East Cape weather has been nothing short of spectacular.  We have been enjoying warm sunny days with temperatures in the mid to high 70's sometime pushing 80 degrees.  The Sea of Cortez has been like a pond with hardly a breeze.  The water is blue and clear.  On our mooring we can literally see a dime in 40 feet.  The forecast has no harsh weather in sight and we are soaking it up....
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (03/14/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.14.16

East Cape - Two finner Last week we returned to home sweet home (the East Cape) after spending 10 days in the Los Angeles area and exhibiting at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach.  The 5 day show was a marathon and test of my endurance but it was an opportunity to see a lot of old friends and also meet new ones. We were chased out of town by a huge storm bringing rain and strong winds that blew over trash cans and generally made a mess.  We flew...
MARK RAYOR
about 1 year ago (02/26/2016)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.26.16

It has been a windy winter and some time since I wrote my last report. We have had our heads down working hard getting boat maintenance finished in preparation of the upcoming season.  New turbo chargers, transmissions, after coolers, bait systems, electrical and building a new trailer are the only things that have been in our recent radar. Last week I thought we were turning the corner from winter having a few calm days and warmer temperatures.  Guess it was wishful thinki...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (12/20/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.20.15

East Cape - Glad I don't wear a toup Typically on the East Cape most of the sportfishing operations close up shop for the winter or move boats to Cabo San Lucas.  A couple resorts might leave a boat or 2 in the water for the die hard with high expectations but for the most part strong north winds make conditions almost unfishable 5 or 6 days of the week.  Game fish are here but brutal conditions make the wise take the drive south to wet a line. It is als...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (11/22/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.22.15

Jen Wren over and out! It has been several weeks since I have been able to post a report and November has been a wild ride.   At the beginning of the month we took our boats to Cabo San Lucas to compete in the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot tournament.  In my estimation this tournament is the most fun of the many we fish during our season.  This year was no exception even though the tuna fishing was a bit tougher than normal the event was a great time....
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (11/01/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.01.15

East Cape - Lemonade Wow, our weather has been a tiny bit up and down and I really thought fall was going to finally arrive.  Hurricane Patricia blew up in a hurry and became the largest in recorded history. The storm hit land just below Puerto Vallarta and fell apart as quickly as she arrived.  We had no effects other than a couple of days of north wind.  The wind from the north seemed a little bizarre  considering our threat was coming from the south.  I...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (10/11/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.11.15

East Cape - Back in 87 Here we are in the second week of October and the craziness of 2015 continues.  Basically, dorado and tuna have done a no show all season.  We did have a few moments but nothing consistent to hang our hats on.   In the meantime we have experienced an outstanding billfish bite with one of the best seasons for blue marlin in years.  Wahoo have also made a good showing most of the year and help fill some of the void in anglers coolers.  ...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (09/20/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.20.15

East Cape - Recipe for a good trip Another week of great weather.  We have gotten a lot of rain but little wind.  Anglers are getting a little wet but the fish we have been targeting haven't seemed to mind and have been cooperating.   All of our normal suspects, marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo and roosterfish are here but just haven't been in the mood.  It is an unlikely story for September but drifting for bottom fish has been most productive.  A...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (09/13/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.13.15

East Cape - What are the odds Early in the week, Cat 3 hurricane Linda went roaring by in the Pacific at 14 mph.  While it wasn't a threat to Baja we did get rain for 2 days straight dumping more than 2 inches.  It is odd that we had two Cat 4 hurricanes threaten our coast in May and none of the 17 storms that have passed since that time have caused any concern.  The storms have brought substantial rain which is welcomed without harsh wind which obviously is not...
MARK RAYOR
over 1 year ago (08/23/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.23.15

East Cape - Wanted! Just when I thought the weeks of outstanding weather the East Cape has been experiencing couldn't get any better it has.  Tropical disturbance Eleven_E passed by in the Pacific early last week pushing up cooler water and lowering humidity.  While we didn't receive any harsh weather from the storm, overnight sea temps dropped 5 degrees and went from an ugly greenish to beautiful blue. The drop in temperature perked up our billfish bite whi...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (08/12/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.12.15

East Cape - Tuna, sailfish, weather and more I don't think many will argue that this has been a crazy year.  Seems like we never had a winter and went from fall straight into spring.  In May we experienced two Cat 4 hurricanes and had to cancel a few fishing days because of the nasty weather.  Chubascos in May are unheard of around these parts but like I said it has been a crazy year.  Since that time there have been another 9 named storms pass by in the Pa...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (07/29/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.29.15

East Cape - Not all bad 86 degree water and calm seas have continued this week.  We did get a stiff breeze in the afternoon a few days and there have also been some thunder showers.  This is our rainy season and it is a very pleasant sight to watch our desert turn from brown to a tropical looking jungle. Marlin, sailfish and roosterfish have pretty much been the only game in town.  The marlin and sails don't seem to be concentrated.  Anglers are having...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (07/16/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.16.15

East Cape - Nothing like a good hurricane  For the last several weeks the Sea of Cortez has been flat calm which has made for very comfortable boat rides and fishing.  The difficult thing is the bite has not been red hot.  Anglers have been scratching 'em out but it has been a slow pick. As soon as Hurricane Dolores started to form more than 1,000 miles below the Cape the bite picked up.  The storm has never been a threat to Baja although it is going t...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (07/09/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.09.15

East Cape - Nothing to write home about East Cape weather remains outstanding.  87 degree sea temps have made the air warm and humid but seas have been very calm.  Today we are experiencing a little wind from the north which is very unusual for July. This week on his birthday local Buena Vista resident Rich Bottini boated an 82 pound wahoo.  Another local resident John Torres released 3 stripers to win the East Cape Anglers tournament.  Also, a dead whale...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (07/01/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.01.15

East Cape - Ruined East Cape has experienced the longest stretch of gorgeous weather as I can ever remember.  Seas have been calm and it appears there is no end in sight.   Fishing has been red hot for anglers targeting billfish or roosters.    Striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish are all mixed in the same areas and on the rampage.  Most of the fleet boats have been releasing between 3 and 6 fish a day having many more events.  We...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (06/23/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.23.15

East Cape - Rock and roll blues East Cape has been plugging away for weeks with great weather and action packed fishing.  Seas were dead flat calm and water temps around 83 degrees until the middle of the week when out of nowhere the wind picked up for two days and we rocked and rolled.  Water temps dropped to 80 degrees with the wind but has now bounced back.  Anglers had to hang on to their boat and their rods as the rock and roll didn't slow down the...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (06/17/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.17.15

East Cape - Footballs and rats East Cape weather has been spectacular this week.  Days have been warm and the sea calm.  The Pacific is experiencing its third named storm of the season but it looks like Hurricane Carlos will pose little threat to Baja. Fishing has been excellent this week with striped marlin providing anglers constant action.    Finding porpoise schools with football tuna has been easy but the bite has become much tougher.  For whatev...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (06/11/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.11.15

East Cape - Panic-ville BCS Last week forecasters predicted Hurricane Blanca to gain force and come right down our alley.  Immediately I started receiving phone calls and emails from friends, neighbors and family expressing concern. It seemed like all of Southern Baja was on alert.  Shelves in major supermarkets started to empty as local residents went into a buying frenzy in preparation for the worst.  A large swell started to build in Cabo and many of the lar...
mARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (05/31/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.31.15

East Cape - Getting nervous East Cape weather has been spectacular this week with warm sunny days and flat seas.  Water temperature has been hanging around 80 degrees and bait has become abundant.  On some days there has even been a limited amount of sardines available.   Until now the bite of most of this season has been very spotty and I was starting to get nervous.  This week gamefish decided to come to the party.  Porpoise schools holdi...
MARK RAYOR
almost 2 years ago (05/23/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.23.15

East Cape- Boat brain It has been a month since posting my last report and I'm starting to get hate mail from the three people that read my reports. Before explaining my lack of reports here is what is happening on the East Cape.  Recently East Cape has had some great moments but as a whole has not been consistent. The biggest news is yellowfin tuna have arrived.  Fish have been on porpoise schools from 25 to 50 miles offshore.  Mostly football size, they a...
MARK RAYOR
about 2 years ago (04/19/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.19.15

East Cape - Sometimes we catch big fish We experienced unpredictable weather and tough fishing this week.  There have been a few calm days and a few windy ones.  The weatherman can't seem to get on top of it with his predictions so we have had to rely on looking out the window and taking it as it comes. The water is blue, clear and 75 to 77 degrees.  Getting bait has been a little difficult.  One day we departed a little late and were unable to get any...
MARK RAYOR
about 2 years ago (04/12/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.12.15

East Cape - Triggers and trumpets    After weeks of beautiful weather and grease calm seas conditions changed up this morning.  At 1:30 AM I felt a stiff breeze pass through my open bedroom door and smack me in the back of the head.  The surf started to pound and we woke up to a very grumpy Sea Of Cortez.   Fishing has been very inconsistent this week.  Boats targeting marlin are experiencing one to three events a day.  Anglers looking...
MARK RAYOR
about 2 years ago (03/30/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.30.15

East Cape - Nothing but bills! It is Easter week and we are experiencing summertime conditions.  Most of March has been warm days, calm seas and unseasonalby gorgeous weather.  The Sea of Cortez is 75 to 77 degrees, clear, a beautiful blue and teaming with sea life. Everyday we are sighting manta rays jumping, schools of bottlenose and common dolphin and humpback whales breaching.  An early showing of striped marlin has been the main event and for a couple of w...
MARK RAYOR
about 2 years ago (03/18/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.18.15

East Cape - Febrero es loco, Marzo otro poco Gary Graham is not only an accomplished captain and angler but also a renowned sports writer. He has a better pulse on what is happening in Baja then anyone. When Gary speaks I stop and listen. Yesterday I was on the phone with Gary and he gave me a bit of current recap of current events that he referred to as March madness.  Graham went on to say while most are glued to their TV's clamoring for the latest predicti...
MARK RAYOR
about 2 years ago (02/21/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.21.15

East Cape - Use it don't abuse it East Cape weather has been incredibly comfortable for February.  It appears we are going to skip winter and only have 3 seasons this year.  We have had some welcomed rain but little wind.  Air and sea temperature is warmer than past years and I'm happy to say that my Ugg boots have not seen the light of day.  It has been t-shirts, shorts and flip flops right through the season. It i...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (02/08/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.08.15

Mag Bay Chronicles - Who invited her? We just got back from our annual camping trip to Mag Bay.  In all my travels worldwide I can't recall visiting another place with more sea life or bird life than Mag.  It is one of the most spectacular places on our planet.  It has never been hard to find a wide open bite in the mangroves and clamming for chocolate clams has always been easy and very fruitful. We can buy all the fresh shrimp and crab we want from the Me...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (01/28/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.28.15

East Cape - Breaking Bad Every morning I have been seeing ospreys working for their breakfast.  It is an incredible sight watching them fish.  The chirp they make communicating with their mate is very distinctive and easy to recognize.  These resident ospreys are just one of many pelagic birds that reside on the East Cape. Angling for the birds (no pun intended) has been much better than for fishermen.  There have been reports of a few yellowtail being lan...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (01/11/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.11.15

East Cape - Getting spanked After a week straight of strong winds and rough seas Mother Nature has put three gorgeous days together.  Kite-boarders have been sitting on the beach but now the forecast is that they will be back at it again tomorrow. While the water and air temperature has cooled the fishing is starting to heat up.  There has been a steady sierra mackerel bite near the La Ribera marina entrance and just a little further off shore huachinango and yellow...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (01/04/2015)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.04.15

East Cape - Hoo's to say East Cape was welcomed into 2015 with strong winds and a chill in the air.  The cool breezy weather has continued making it difficult for the few anglers in town to get off shore. Flocks of pelicans have arrived up and down the Buena Vista shoreline and are feasting on huge schools of sardines.  This bait that was mini size just a couple weeks ago has grown to full sized hook bait.  Also it appears the volume of sardines is co...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (12/28/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.28.14

East Cape - Caught in the act Two days of summer-like weather and north winds are back.  Now the surf is pounding and I have graduated to a long sleeved t-shirt to combat the chill. The last few days walking the beach I have observed juvenile sardines puddling all up and down the shore.  Roosterfish, sierra mackerel, Mexican look-downs and other gamefish can be seen feasting on the sardines.  Now, gazing out the window while writing, I can s...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (12/17/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.17.14

East Cape fishing-a spectator sport? Our town of Los Barriles is bustling.  Many snowbirds and loco I mean local gringos that escaped the summer heat have returned.  It is what many of the small businesses in our community have been waiting for.  Lines at markets and the bank are long.  Hardware stores are swamped and all the building contractors in town are busy.  Yesterday I was up at my auto mechanic and cars were 4 deep waiting for servi...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (12/05/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.05.14

East Cape - Kite city East Cape has been overun with kites.  Unfortunately they are not fishing kites.  The wind is howling and it has become kite city for wind sailors. Fishing traffic is very light (not like the wind) and I haven't been able to get a report for a few days.  Last I heard there was a pretty good sierra mackerel bite off Punta Pescadero along with a marlin or two but wind was starting to turn the water green. Several folk...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (11/26/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.26.14

Try to explain a pilgrim to a Mexican Winter has kicked into high gear on the East Cape.  The last couple of days north winds have blown so hard the sea has not been fishable.  I have watched a couple of departures in the morning from brave souls with high hopes but by 9am they are pounding their way back to anchor.  Typically from now though February we will experience a steady diet of this weather.  There will be days when the sea calms enough to get out fish...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (11/18/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.18.14

Weapons of mass destruction The East Cape fishing season is rapidly coming to a close as weather changes and more kite boarders arrive.  The water in the Sea of Cortez is still blue and above 80 degrees but history tells us these conditions will be short lived.  A real time view of current East Cape weather can be viewed on our live webcams at: http://teamjenwren.com/east-cape-webcam.html   Fishermen on the East Cape have had to travel long dist...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (10/27/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.27.14

East Cape - The good, the bad and the ugly    The good: As hard as it might be fishermen traveling to Los Cabos have persisted in finding a way to get here.  When Los Cabos airport opened on October 8th the first planes in were loaded with fishermen headed to the East Cape and the flow has continued ever since.  Lynn Rose's East Cape Classic was attended by 40 teams, the Los Cabos off shore tournament had 81 teams, the Bisbee Black and Blue had 127 teams an...
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over 2 years ago (10/14/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.14.14

East Cape - Double your pleasure Since my rant last week SJD airport has opened and even though flights are limited things are getting back to normal on the East Cape.  Hats off to Tim Hodges and his group for sticking with it and working his way through the maze.  The Tim L. Hodges group was on the first plane to land since the storm.  They were greeted with a celebration including mariachis at the airport upon landing. Our weather has been spectacul...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (10/04/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.04.14

I'm going off on a rant!  If a couple of swear words or a very pointed view offend you just click on by. Hurricane Odile is old news now and thanks to the Mexican government and the hard working people of Baja the best part of the mess it made has been cleaned up.  Yes, there was impact that will take more time for some things to get back to normal but a huge percentage of the businesses  that serve our tourist trade in Los Cabos are rea...
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over 2 years ago (09/28/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.28.14

East Cape - Dorado, tuna, groceries and beer Dorado A lot of bull Limits have been easy. Sailfish Spinner dolphin, a sure sign of yellowfin Sashimi time! Our local market has been well stocked with fresh produce, dairy and most important cold beer. Rescued this poor guy.  It was good to see him swim away.     By now I believe...
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over 2 years ago (09/13/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.13.14

East Cape - CANCELLED! A few days ago it was announced that the East Cape Tuna Shoot Out was cancelled because of pending weather.  At that time I thought the call was made prematurely.  It takes a lot of planning and many anglers make commitments so canceling a tournament is a hard decision. As our weather has panned out it was the right call.  Today would be tournament day and southern Baja is under tropical storm watch.  The Sea of Cortez looks like a pond a...
MARK RAYOR
over 2 years ago (09/04/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.04.14

East Cape-Looking forward to Mag I try to practice the philosophy that if you don't have something good to say don't say anything at all.  Not much good can be said about our fishing the last week so I have been at a loss for words to compose a post.  Now Norbert has pinned me down in my office because it hasn't stopped pouring rain since 3am.  On top of that we lost power around noon time.  Being an active type guy I don't like being cooped up...
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over 2 years ago (08/26/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.26.14

East Cape-Beach patrol  Over the weekend Hurricane Marie passed by in the Pacific 500 miles below Cabo San Lucas.  Marie is the first Cat 5 storm in the Eastern Pacific since Celia in 2010.  We are fortunate the storm passed at such a distance and never made land fall.  The port was closed in Cabo for a couple days because of high surf and our East Cape fleet watched very closely with anticipation. Normally when we have approaching low pressure game fish go on th...
MARK RAYOR
almost 3 years ago (08/18/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.18.14

East Cape-wahoo wann-a-be East Cape anglers have struggled this last week with hard weather and tough fishing.  Two different storm cells passed dumping rain with strong winds.   Billfish have saved our bacon providing action and have been close to home and also off shore in the same area as porpoise schools.  Dorado have also been in the count with many anglers taking limits of the schoolie size variety.   Early in the week tuna wer...
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almost 3 years ago (08/11/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.11.14

East Cape-Pushing the envelope For another week East Cape weather has been very good with calm seas and 85 to 87 degree water temperatures. Only one fish was weighed in the East Cape Bisbee but it wasn't because of lack of action.  Scores of billfish were caught and released all 3 days of the tournament but only one lucky angler was able to find a fish large enough to meet the 300 pound minimum and took home all the marbles with a 323 pound blue marlin. Schoolie...
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almost 3 years ago (08/05/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.05.14

East Cape-It's not easy East Cape weather couldn't be nicer with calm seas and water temps from 85 to 88 degrees.  This morning about 2am we had a small weather system pass by with a spectacular light show followed by strong winds from the North that rocked our house slamming doors and rattling shutters.  It didn't last long but has left a pretty good swell on the water.  It will be interesting to see if it affects the bite.   Yellow...
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almost 3 years ago (07/29/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.29.14

East Cape-Half way across the pond Our weather has turned very hot and humid with water temperatures ranging from 85 to 88 degrees.  The warm water certainly has not hurt the fishing.   This week yellowfin tuna have made the best showing of the season.  After a couple week lull it is WFO for boats choosing to go the distance.  Fish have been on porpoise schools from 25 to 50 miles off shore.  Yikes! 50 miles off shore is...
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almost 3 years ago (07/22/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.22.14

East Cape-It's not doomsday   Before getting into this weeks report I want to talk a little about the Jen Wren repair after hitting a whale shark.  Saturday the mishap occurred punching a shaft strut up through the bottom of the boat    causing extensive damage. It is a miracle we got her home and on the trailer.  I wasn't sure where to start with the repair.  Well, I'm fortunate to be surrounded by good people who worked day and...
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almost 3 years ago (07/14/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.14.14

East Cape-A day in the life Every year East Cape goes through a period of tough fishing.  I have seen it happen in different months of spring, summer and fall.  The deal is in the last few years there really has not been a tough period.  We have enjoyed gamefish being plentiful and cooperative and now we are paying the piper with fishing the toughest it has been in 3 years.  Fleet boats are reaching out 50 miles in every direction looking for action.  Ther...
Mark RAYOR
almost 3 years ago (07/06/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.06.14

East Cape-I'm not going to go on a rant Our week started out rockin' 'em until stormy weather arrived.  A couple of days of rain and winds shut it right down.  Anglers that are working hard are still scratching em out but not getting as many opportunities.  The weather seems to be straightening out today so I'm confident the bite will bounce back.   I heard a few boats were getting sardines for bait and found it strange nobody wa...
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almost 3 years ago (06/23/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.23.14

East Cape-First day of summer ha! My calendar indicated the summer solstice considered first day of summer was just a couple days ago.  It may be the longest day of the year but our summer conditions started in April when it was supposed to be spring time.  To regress, we had spring-like weather at Christmas time.  It has all been a little bizarre but we are enjoying the great weather and outstanding fishing. I'm going to keep it short and let a f...
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almost 3 years ago (06/15/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.15.14

East Cape-blame it on the Strawberry moon Personally, I don't subscribe to the full moon theory.  This week started out with great fishing but as the moon became full the bite fell off.  Having no other explanation for the lull in action I'm going to blame it on the Strawberry moon.   Striped marlin continue to be the main source of action but the last couple of days anglers have had to settle for one or two fish days compared to the...
Mark RAYOR
almost 3 years ago (06/09/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.09.14

East Cape-How long will it last? What an incredible season we are experiencing. Southern Baja pretty much missed having a winter this year.  Spring just flew by and we have gone straight to hot summer mode.  Our tropical fruit trees are already bearing summer fruit. Yikes!  The water in our swimming pool is already 91 degrees and the Sea of Cortez is 83 to 84 degrees.  This is not typical for June.   There is no more speculation about El Niñ...
Mark RAYOR
almost 3 years ago (06/01/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.01.14

East Cape hide and seek East Cape seas remain calm with little or no wind with Tidy Bowl blue 80 degree plus water.  Hurricane Amanda has dissipated but the humidity she brought has not gone away.  Summer is upon us and it looks like it will be A/C City on Jen Wren III for the next few months.   Early in the week yellowfin tuna started to cooperate and it appeared we were off to the races.  We were finding porpoise schools and sco...
Mark RAYOR
almost 3 years ago (05/26/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.26.14

East Cape crazy, crazy! Yes, it has been a crazy, crazy week.  We started out with a red hot striped marlin bite but as the week progressed it got tougher and tougher.  Also, larger yellowfin showed but that was short lived and turned into straight football sized fish.  The billfish are still here in big numbers but getting them to go continues to be difficult.  While the stripers are not cooperating larger tuna reappeared yesterday and it is kind of a righ...
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about 3 years ago (05/11/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.11.14

In the mood, not so much Holy cow it is the middle of May and East Cape traffic remains incredibly light.  For the last several weeks we have experienced stellar weather with comfortable air temps day and night.  No need for long sleeves or to run the A/C.  There have been a few days the water on the Sea of Cortez has been nervous but still fishable.  Sea temperature has remained  in the high 70's and a beautiful blue. Finding gamefish h...
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about 3 years ago (04/28/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.28.14

All hands on deck! We are heading into the first week of May and our weather isn't the only thing that has changed.  A few years back by this time of year all the fleet boats would be in the water and it would be all hands on deck.   Now it seems like we have a new norm.  There is little movement in the area and just a few boats are departing each day.  This morning Rancho Leonero was the only resort with a boat dock in the water.  Also...
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about 3 years ago (04/20/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.20.14

The "T" word  Here in Baja, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is hugely celebrated.  Banks, schools and many businesses are closed.  Believe it or not our municipality offices closed for the entire week.  The holiday is so big I heard Sam's Club in La Paz ran out of beer.  Hundreds of Cabo and La Paz residents invade and camp on East Cape beaches for the holiday.   Typically the weather is cold and very windy.  Every year we are happy to...
Mark RAYOR
about 3 years ago (04/13/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.13.14

Very fishy East Cape weather has been picture perfect all week with warm sunny days and little humidity.  It doesn't get any better than what we are getting right now.  Conditions on the Sea of Cortez have also been excellent with calm seas and 75 to 79 degree water temps.  The water is a gorgeous purple blue and loaded with life.  Off shore we are sighting huge schools of flying fish puddling up and lots of bird life.  There are so many sea t...
Mark RAYOR
about 3 years ago (04/07/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.07.14

In a word, inconsistent  East Cape conditions continue to be outstanding.  Short sleeve weather daily with water temps ranging from 74 to 78 degrees.  These conditions are unheard of for early April but we are enjoying it.  Traffic has also been very light and there are not many boats fishing right now.    The bite has been very inconsistent.  One day it is constant action and the next it is a struggle to find fish.  It has j...
Mark RAYOR
about 3 years ago (03/31/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.30.14

Turning heads East Cape conditions are more like summer time than the first week of spring.  Seas have been calm with water temps topping out at 78 degrees.  Also the water is a beautiful purple blue not common for this early in our season.  Off shore we are seeing huge schools of flyingfish, sailfish and blue marlin.  The stage is set for the bite to explode.   Striped marlin are plentiful and we are sighting double digit numbers tailing a...
Mark RAYOR
about 3 years ago (03/23/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.23.14

The double black diamond Before I get into this weeks report about fishing I'm excited to announce that our new webcam is up and operational.  Now viewers no longer need to rely on reports and can see a live stream of East Cape conditions.  The cam is pointed at our moorings so  along with waves lapping on the beach, you can view our boats departing and returning at: http://teamjenwren.com/east-cape-webcam.html  Click on the 4 arrows in the right b...
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about 3 years ago (03/16/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.16.14

Se fue a pescar (gone fishing) It has been two weeks since my last report and I would like to say it is because I was fishing but that wasn't the case.  A trip to Gringolandia kept me off the computer. First stop was at Mammoth Mountain where we witnessed a dump of 5 feet of snow in two days.  It kept us from skiing but we don't get much snow in Baja so it was fun to experience.  Next, we set up our annual exhibit at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach.  I...
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over 3 years ago (02/08/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.08.14

Fact or fiction? Not much of a fishing report this week because there are not that many fishing.  Off shore the showing of striped marlin and dorado has continued for the few boats out there.  In shore yellowtail are in the neighborhood but finding live bait has been problematic.   Fact or fiction Fluorocarbon has little or no stretch?  At a Super Bowl party I posed this question.  (Heck, the game wasn't worth watching and we needed som...
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over 3 years ago (01/27/2014)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.27.14

Disappearing Halco's?   In anticipation of winter I stacked up about a cord of firewood, dusted off my Ugg boots and moved all my long sleeve t-shirts to the front of the closet.  It is amazing that we are moving toward February and the expected cold snap never arrived.  We have already dodged the harshness of a good part of winter and are enjoying warm sunny days.  We have had our share of wind but it doesn't seem to be as harsh as past years...
MARK RAYOR
over 3 years ago (12/23/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.23.13

Sticker shock! There hasn't been much publicity about Mexico's new Federal tax reform law going into effect next month and it is a biggie.  The legislation will raise the sales tax in Baja California 5% over night.   What does this mean?  It means those of us that live in Baja will have a cost of living increase a minimum of 5%.  Fuel, water, electricity and all goods are going to take a hike.  The law is supposed to exclude food but I will ha...
MARK RAYOR
over 3 years ago (09/08/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.08.13

  Almost out of the woods It is typical for the East Cape to endure tropical storm weather in August and September.  This season has been no exception and storm after storm has had impact on us.  It will just be a few more weeks and we should be out of woods for the potential of a hurricane.   The good news is the storms that have passed by have dumped several inches of needed rain and our desert looks like a tropical jungle.  More good...
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almost 4 years ago (07/28/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.28.13

  Tell me why? It has been another banner week on the East Cape with very constant action for all anglers.  I have run out of ways to describe how sick the bite is.   If you are reading this report and haven't just returned from fishing or just getting ready to go I would like to know why?  The weather couldn't be nicer, the Sea of Cortez hasn't yielded like this in a long time and airfares to Los Cabos a...
MARK RAYOR
almost 4 years ago (07/16/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.15.13

  Don't let the door hit you in the tail! Holy Cow!  No joke, we are experiencing the best fishing I can remember in many years.  Billfish are aggressive and can be found anywhere from 3 miles off the beach to 30 or 40 miles out in any direction where schools of spotted and spinner dolphin are holding tuna.  Most of the tuna are 10 to 20 pounds but there has been some bruisers in excess of 200 pounds brought to the scales in the last week....
MARK RAYOR
almost 4 years ago (06/18/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.18.13

  Game over! East Cape weather has been picture perfect this week with calm seas and warm sunny days.  There is a hint of humidity during the day.  Water temps are now consistantly above 80 degrees   For the last month billfish have been spawning and have not had much of an appetite.  It has been a cat and mouse game as they would be attracted to baits presented but just bat them around not allowing a hook set.  We were having lots...
MARK RAYOR
almost 4 years ago (05/29/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.29.13

  One picture is worth a thousand words The East Cape has lit up!  It is report time and I'm out of words.  Just going to let TODAYS photos do the talking.             The best source for the latest East Cape fishing conditions "like" ...
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about 4 years ago (05/20/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.20.13

  Any which way but loose! I was going to start this weeks report by describing the fishing as slow but that is not accurate.  After looking at some of the photos we captured a better description is spotty. Conditions couldn't be nicer with warm sunny days, calm seas and tidy bowl blue water pushing 80 degrees.  The sea is alive with huge spots of bait, turtles and manta rays.  Striped marlin dorado and wahoo are all on the prowl. &nbs...
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (04/30/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.30.13

  W A N T E D A L I V E! The best game in town is striped marlin fishing.  There has been a few dorado and wahoo in the counts but not like the last couple of weeks.  As the hot marlin action off Punta Pescadero died a huge body of fish popped up south of Los Frailes.  It is a bit of a run for us but once there the action has been non-stop.  In shore the roosterfish are cooperating one day and gone the next.  Live bait has been tough...
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (04/14/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.14.13

  Hello Sista This week started as last week ended with great weather and tough fishing.  Off shore we found 77 degree blue water loaded with game fish but they just wouldn't cooperate.  As the week went on we experienced a couple of windy days and marlin seemed to disappear and none of the fleet boats were able to find the fish.  It was very puzzling as normally marlin are easy to spot in the chop and become more aggressive in windy weather....
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (04/07/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.07.13

  Every dog has their day. This week I'm finding it hard to gather my thoughts to write a report.  Trying to keep it positive I can say the weather has been gorgeous.  Comfortable temperatures and dead flat seas.  There has also been hoards of sea life.  Humpback whales are near shore in Palmas Bay and putting on a show for anybody who cares to watch.  This week we also sighted huge schools of porpoise and many sea turtles.  That was the...
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (03/30/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.30.13

  Moon is bright. Fish won't bite.   This week started off the same as last week.  Flat calm seas and a good bite almost everywhere.     At Ceralvo the key was finding bait with our Simrad sounder.  Once on the meter mark it was just a matter of dropping a bait 200 plus feet and bendo!  The yellowtail were instant.  Closer to home dorado and marlin were plentiful and cooperative. &...
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (03/21/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.21.13

  It was a shake down Spring is upon us and the weather for the past week has been about as nice as it gets.  Cool evenings, warm days and seas as flat as a pancake.   The big issue the last few days has been finding live bait.  A school of bottlenosed dolphin moved in and have been scattering all the mackerel and caballitos making it impossible for the East Cape bait pangeros to produce.     Ballyhoo have been plentifu...
MARK RAYOR
about 4 years ago (02/28/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.28.13

  Unfolding nicely Over the last couple of years East Cape winters have been very mild.  That is not to say we didn't have windy days and cool weather but it wasn't as I had remembered winter.  This year has been more typical of the past with bone chilling strong north winds.   This past week we had small craft advisories 6 days out of seven.  On the only calm day I heard reports of striped marlin stacked up of...
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over 4 years ago (01/01/2013)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.01.13

  Pumped up I want to start this post by wishing all my friends a happy and prosperous new year. Our weather has been very typical for this time of year.  The north wind blows pretty hard 6 days out of seven making wind sailors happy.  It hasn't made conditions very nice for fishermen.  Morning temperatures have dropped to the low sixties and water temp is down to around 70 degrees. We have been hard at Jen Wren maintenance but I have gotten f...
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over 4 years ago (12/08/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.08.12

  Last one standing   Last week Hotel Rancho Leonero closed up until March.  Buena Vista Beach Resort followed suit and also shut the doors.  They do plan on opening briefly for the holiday.  The last one standing so to speak is the Van Wormer Resorts Palmas de Cortez and Playa del Sol.  They are the only full service resorts on the East Cape that intend on staying open through the entire winter.   Water in the Sea of Cortez h...
over 4 years ago (09/15/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.15.12

  It's the wiggle We experienced good fishing all week on the East Cape.  There was a little stormy weather with tropical storm Kristy passing by in the Pacific which brought more welcomed rain. It didn't stop Marlin, sailfish, dorado and tuna from giving anglers lots of action.  Most boats did very well all week.   A few years ago while Ben Secrest was here fishing with us on Jen Wren he handed me a couple of Halco Laser Pro lures....
over 4 years ago (09/07/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.07.12

  GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS Some good news is the drought that southern Baja and the East Cape have been experiencing is over.  During the past month we have received several inches of rain.  The desert is green and looks like a lush tropical jungle.   Bad news is all the rain made fishing uncomfortable for a few days.  It is not all bad as the precipitation has not hurt the bite for those willing to brave the conditions.   Go...
over 4 years ago (08/30/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.30.12

  FOR THE BIRDS! Yellowfin tuna, dorado, marlin and sailfish provided constant action on the East Cape this week.     We had a little different gig for a few days though.  Four years ago I was asked to take a group of bird watchers out on Jen Wren to sight marine birds.  To be honest I kind of thought it was joke and planned to take them over to the moorings where they could watch pelicans make a mess on fishing boat bimini tops.  ...
almost 5 years ago (08/21/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.21.12

  SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW? Early this week we experienced some rain.  Then we got more rain.  I was beginning to think it would never stop but after 3 days it finally did.  This weather brought low pressure that not only made boat rides uncomfortable it also shut the great fishing we were experiencing right down.     Then the rain stopped and the tuna popped.  The bite has been a little different every day but boats w...
almost 5 years ago (08/05/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.05.12

HELLO AUGUST!  August has arrived and East Cape is experiencing the most consistent bite of the season. Schooling yellowfin are being found by fleet boats from Punta Perico to Los Frailes and providing limits for most targeting tuna. Some schools are just breezing while the better grade of tuna are with porpoise. Sailfish have been consistent for a while and now big blue marlin are bending rods. It is my opinion and observation that our season has finally kicked into gear but...
almost 5 years ago (07/30/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.30.12

EAST CAPE BLUES 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 ple...
almost 5 years ago (07/16/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.16.12

  TAKEN BY STORM This week started right where last week left off with outstanding fishing.  Limits of yellowfin tuna were almost a slam dunk as was picking off a billfish or two on our way in from the tuna grounds.   Saturday started out like most other days with calm seas and a gorgeous sunrise.  Our fishermen had all the tuna they wanted from the previous day so we just ran a short way and plunked in the marlin lures to target billfish. &...
almost 5 years ago (07/11/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.11.12

All week our East Cape weather has been about as nice as it gets. Seas have been calm with daytime temps between 85 and 90 degrees. Water temperature has risen to above 80 degrees. Inshore it is still a bit off color but off shore we are starting to see that beautiful purple blue color. In shore the outstanding roosterfish bite continues. Rincon, Punta Arena and La Ribera have been hot spots. Drifting green jacks has been most effective for the larger fish and slow trolling live baits h...
almost 5 years ago (07/01/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.01.12

  Thumping em The last few weeks yellowfin tuna have been inconsistent, biting one day and not the next.  This week was a different story.  A huge volume of tuna has shown on East Cape waters and are feeding on red crabs.  These fish are not on porpoise and we are sighting them breezing on the surface.  Most boats targeting tuna are taking limits everyday.   The last couple days the bite has been good in the morning and then slowed...
almost 5 years ago (06/23/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.23.12

  HIKE! HIKE! It is about a month later than normal but football sized tuna have finally shown up on East Cape waters in big numbers.  Their appearance is just in time to take over for the great dorado bite we have been experiencing that has started to fizzle.   It was a mixed bag for us this week with tuna, marlin, dorado and even a close encounter with a broadbill swordfish.  Winning the KIR tournament tuna jack pot was fun but sighting th...
almost 5 years ago (06/10/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.10.12

  SOME DANDYS! This week the main East Cape action moved to the buoys about 15 miles off of Punta Pescadro where quality sized dorado have taken center stage.  In recent years I can't remember when boats have been able to consistently catch this grade of fish.  Lots of smaller schoolie sized fish are being caught as well but when the big dog bites hang on to your hat.   The marlin have moved to the same area but the bite has been a littl...
almost 5 years ago (06/02/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.02.12

  Making the best better Lots to talk about this week and too many great photos to choose from.   The end of last week Yellowfin tuna made their first showing.  It looked like the East Cape was off to the races when a few different schools of dolphin were located all holding tuna.  Then it happened.  The water in the Sea of Cortez turned over to an ugly green color.  With that, for now, the tuna have vanished.   Th...
about 5 years ago (05/20/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.20.12

  CHAIN OF FOOLS Striped marlin are thick from Rancho Leonero to Punta Perico.  There are also a few nice dorado and some sailfish in the mix.  All day fish are putting on an incredible and exciting show jumping, tailing and feeding.  The fish are plugged with squid making it hard for anglers to get the bite.  Seeing all the life has not allowed many dull moments.  It has been action packed baiting fish after fish hunting for one that will...
about 5 years ago (05/13/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.13.12

  TURTLE SEX  East Cape weather has been about as nice as it gets with calm seas and sunny skies. Marlin fishing has been tough. Finding and sighting fish has been easy but getting them to bite has been frustrating. Boats are only getting one marlin out of ten to take the bait. Quality dorado has taken up some of the slack though. Fish as large as 50 pounds are in the mix every day. In shore rooster fish and pompano...
about 5 years ago (03/26/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.26.12

  From go to slow Early in the week we experienced an incredible bite of quality yellowtail off the high spot at La Ribera. Lots of boats were there and everyone was bent. Several came away with limits. That same afternoon billfish were very aggressive from the light house to Los Frailes charging at lures and baits presented to them.   The wind blew for a couple of days and everything changed. Today we could see yellowtail in our fish finder in the same location wh...
about 5 years ago (03/26/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.26.12

From go to slow Early in the week we experienced an incredible bite of quality yellowtail off the high spot at La Ribera. Lots of boats were there and everyone was bent. Several came away with limits. That same afternoon billfish were very aggressive from the light house to Los Frailes charging at lures and baits presented to them. The wind blew for a couple of days and everything changed. Today we could see yellowtail in our fish finder in the same location where the action was ear...
about 5 years ago (02/27/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.27.12

Word on the street is that East Cape fishing is lighting up. Dorado and striped marlin are starting to show in good numbers off shore a few miles south of Punta Arena Light house. Only a boat or two have been out there most days and are consistently having success. In shore sierra mackerel continue to bite with El Cardonal area producing the most action. Just a couple miles off the beach in Buena Vista quality sized yellowtail have made a showing. Live bait is key to get the yellows going....
MARK RAYOR
over 5 years ago (02/04/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.04.12

I CALL IT THE "MPS"   When the wind doesn't blow the marlin want to go.   I just spoke with a couple of fishermen who stayed at the Los Barriles Hotel and fished a local charter boat for the last three days. The first two days weather was calm and they accounted for 2 striped marlin and 10 dorado. Their last day the wind hooped up and the count was a goose egg.   This is typical for winter time fishing on the East Cape. The bite can be go...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (01/23/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.23.12

This week the East Cape has experienced more calm days with warmer weather than in the past several weeks. With the break in weather private boaters fishing in shore have been getting some early morning action. Sierra, white bonito, roosterfish, jack cravell and even a few small dorado have been busting large schools of sardines up and down Buena Vista beaches. Humpback whales with their calfs and huge schools of mobula manta rays have also arrived and can be seen putting on a show from...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (01/16/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.16.12

The buzz of reports that a few nice yellowtail have been landed on the East Cape has locals excited. The largest problem is that strong north winds typical of this time of year are keeping anglers on the beach most days. Tired of watching the wind blow we took our annual camping trip to Mag Bay. This is the time of year on the full moon and new moon that we experience extreme tides. La Paz is our first stop where we load up on supplies for the week. Then it is up highway 1 toward Ci...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (01/16/2012)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.16.12

The buzz of reports that a few nice yellowtail have been landed on the East Cape has locals excited. The largest problem is that strong north winds typical of this time of year are keeping anglers on the beach most days. Tired of watching the wind blow we took our annual camping trip to Mag Bay. This is the time of year on the full moon and new moon that we experience extreme tides. La Paz is our first stop where we load up on supplies for the week. Then it is up highway 1 toward Ci...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (12/19/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.19.11

There is only a small handful of charter fishing boats still in the water on the East Cape. Without daily departures there has not been reports of conditions off shore. The beach has been a different story and you almost have to take a number to get a good fishing spot. The sea life has been putting on an incredible show with birds diving and fish in a feeding frenzy driving huge schools of sardines to the waters edge. Sierra Mackerel, rooster fish, ladyfish, and jack cravelle have all...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (12/13/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.13.11

Mark Rayor owner of Jen Wren Sportfishing bringing you an East Cape NON-fish report. The wind has blown so hard this week it has not been fishable most of the week. I'm happy to say our timing was good and we were able to use the last calm day to get Jen Wren III out of the water. It is sad but our season is over and we won't resume charter fishing until March. I do want to share an experience we had while fishing last week along with some pretty cool photos. One of our last...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (12/05/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.05.11

In shore along the beaches of Buena Vista the action has exploded. There is a huge abundance of bait right now which on calm days is bringing game fish within range of beach fishermen. Sierra mackerel, pompano and quality sized roosterfish are all on the feed. Just a few miles off shore dorado, striped marlin and sailfish have provided the few anglers fishing excellent action. We had an outstanding week fishing with old friends and making new ones as well. Early in the week new found fr...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (11/29/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.29.11

UNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 IT WAS COCKPIT CHAOS! We spent most of this week on the beach because of no charters and mostly windy days. Wednesday afternoon the wind started to subside and it looked like Thursday would be nice. The problem was that it was Thanksgiving and we had celebration plans for that afternoon. I thought what the heck I'll get an early start and come in at 1 or 1:30. I heard there had been a pretty good dorado bite on the buoys near Pescadero so decided to...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (11/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.22.11

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER East Cape is experiencing the best dorado bite of the season. In shore and near shark buoys dorado have arrived in big numbers and are on the feed. Striped marlin have also been plentiful off La Ribera and Punta Pescadero. In shore sierra mackerel along with rooster fish are cooperating with anglers up and down the coast. Today Steve Schroer of Boulder Colorado brought his 2 sons Bridger and Colter fishing on Jen Wren III. Initially Colter was a little apprehe...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (11/15/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.15.11

Our week started out with strong winds and angry seas. It was so rocky 'n rolly I didn't pack my cameras, for fear of damaging them. That didn't stop Brent Kison and Phil Bidarn from fishing on Jen Wren III for three days. During that time they released one bill fish or more each day, caught a fish locker full of dorado and even a wahoo. On their last day they added 8 nice 30 pound yellowfin tuna to the tally. All the action came just a few miles off shore near La Ribera. F...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Mark Raynor
over 5 years ago (11/08/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.08.11

We had not been fishing for a few days when I heard chatter on the VHF that the fleet was experiencing the best blue marlin bite of the season. With no charters on the horizon for a couple more days I decided to go out and give it a look. Reportedly the best bite was near the buoys off Pescadero.     It was not hard to find the spot because when we arrived there was already about a half dozen boats slow trolling baits around the area. It only took a few minutes and we hooked a...
Baja on the Fly
over 5 years ago (11/08/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.08.11

After a month of hot water and by all accounts, slow fishing, the much awaited cooling of the sea temperatures has finally begun. Remembering the old saying about being careful what you ask for, the cooler water that was hoped for, was brought about by or closely followed by, an early dose of north wind. While that may be good news for arriving kite boarders, it's a bummer for fishing.         But not so fast! The wind seems to be what the doctor ordered. While th...
Jen Wren Sportfishing MARK RAYOR
over 5 years ago (11/07/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.07.11

There are large schools of yellowfin tuna 40 plus miles East of the East Cape resorts. Finding them is no guarantee they will bite. Many anglers are returning after a long boat ride with disappointment. Jen Wren boats have avoided the frustration and horrendous boat rides by targeting striped marlin closer to shore.     Getting the marlin to go has been a trick. For several weeks we have not sighted tailers nor have the fish had much interest in lures. The key has been large sc...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
over 5 years ago (10/24/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.24.11

Most of the recent reports coming from the East Cape including my own have indicated fishing has been tough. I just downloaded the photos we captured this week. So how slow is it? Jen Wren boats landed several marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and even a wahoo. Locating game fish has not been difficult. Getting them to go has been the trick. Working hard, trying different baits and methods has been the key.       Early in the week Robert Jordan with 3 of his fishing buddies...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
over 5 years ago (10/14/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.14.11

East Cape, fished out?     For the last couple of weeks fishing has been the slowest all season. It seems whenever fishing slows down folks are always asking "has this place been fished out?"   I have spent more than a 100 days a year on East Cape waters for the last 21 years. I have no scientific data or access to any studies that have been made regarding this. What I do have is a memory like an elephant and can recall what I have personally observed. ...
Baja on the Fly
over 5 years ago (09/19/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.19.11

  Tuna, atún, tunczyk. . .in any language these fish are practically chewing the paint off the bottom of the boats. Every report from East Cape is filled with sweaty ,casually-clothed anglers wearing big smiles commensurate with the size of the tuna.     Traditionally, September is a slow month because of the propensity of Chubasos to show up unexpectedly. This year, throughout the summer every month has looked like September at all the hotels as far as the numbe...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
over 5 years ago (09/12/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.12.11

For another week yellowfin tuna stole the show on the East Cape. Just a few billfish and dorado have been landed this week while most boats are returning from a days fishing with fish lockers full of tuna. Porpoise schools holding huge schools of yellowfin have moved closer to shore and have not been hard to find 10 to 25 miles from the beach between Punta Perico and Punta Arena Light house. An occational sailfish or marlin are showing in the porpoise but for the most part it is tuna, tuna and...
Jen Wren Sportfishing MARK RAYOR
over 5 years ago (09/07/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.07.11

This week my life long friend Gary Street of Laguna Hills arrived to participate in the La Paz Gold Cup black and blue marlin tournament. For the last few weeks marlin fishing on the East Cape has been very slow so I was hopeful we would find more action up north. This tournament is always loads of fun. It is a two day event with a 200 pound minimum limit for the blues and blacks. The coordinators have thrown a nice curve ball into this event. That is a $50 per pound penalty for bringing in a...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
over 5 years ago (08/29/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.29.11

For the second week in a row East Cape fishing has been very spotty with just a handful of billfish and dorado being landed each day. Yellowfin tuna have provided most of the action but have been elusive. The tuna have been found on porpoise schools from 15 to 50 miles off shore. Getting them to cooperate has been a trick. Sometimes they will bite and sometimes they have no interest. A couple days ago we trolled through a huge school of yellowfin in a feeding frenzy without a bump on our lures...
Baja on the Fly
almost 6 years ago (08/19/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.19.11

East Cape         Mid August and the fish seemed to have taken a powder. Still some fish around but they aren't exactly jumping in the boats. Three out of four reports this week drug the "full moon" explanation off the shelf to explain the poor fishing. The moon is like Baja if anything goes wrong it gets the blame. Have you ever read that fishing was wide open…must have been the full moon?   How slow was it, Mark Rayor of Jen Wren Sportfishing...
Jen Wren Sportfishing MARK RAYOR
almost 6 years ago (08/17/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.17.11

In a word, "Tough". Fish did not bite this week like they have the previous couple weeks. I think it has to do with the full moon and am hopeful the action will pick up soon.     Boats targeting billfish are only getting one or two shots in a day. Ones not lucky enough to convert the limited opportunities are going without.   Schoolie sized dorado that have been providing loads of action have disappeared. There are a few big bulls being landed off shore but i...
Jen Wren Sportfishing- MARK RAYOR
almost 6 years ago (08/03/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.03.11

No matter how you slice it the fishing during this years East Cape Bisbee was dismal. 62 boats fishing 3 long days and only managed to bring one qualifying blue marlin over 300 pounds to the scales. Until after lines out on the third day not even one short fish was weighed. That tells me not another fish even close to 300 pounds was brought to leader.     Dorado and tuna fishing was also poor. The largest dorado weighed was 47 pounds. On the second day a 33 pound dorado won the...
Jen Wren Sportfishing/Vseasport/Mark Rayor
almost 6 years ago (07/27/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.27.11

We are officially in our hurricane season. When there are reports of a storm heading this way it adds stress to our otherwise stress free lifestyle. Hurricane Dora with reported winds of 155 MPH did just that. We were spared as she moved to the West but not without causing a big swell and rough boat rides for a couple of days.     In my mind I thought fishing was tough this week until downloading the images we captured. Between the bumps marlin, sailfish and dorado provided ple...
Baja on the Fly
almost 6 years ago (07/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.22.11

  East Cape         While Dora pounds its way north, most locals are cautiously looking over their shoulders.       http://www.allaboutbaja.com/webcams.html East Cape webcam for current live view   Summer action continues, however, with billfish dominating the catches as more and more anglers attention turns to the upcoming East Cape Offshore that begins next week. Hopefully it will not be a repeat of last week's Dorado Sh...
Jen Wren Sportfishing MARK RAYOR
almost 6 years ago (07/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.22.11

Marlin and sailfish have taken center stage on the East Cape this week. Less dorado then previous weeks and smaller tuna are also providing action. There are still a few cow tuna in the area for those lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time.     Walter Russo was one of the lucky ones and landed a 200 pound tuna on Jen Wren III. Fishing about 5 miles off Punta Pescadero we sighted a pod of bottlenosed dolphin. They were moving very slow and just milling in the are...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (07/14/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.14.11

Traffic on the East Cape has been very light most of this season. Each resort in the area is far from full occupancy and only sending out a hand full of fishing boats each day. With this the boats that are fishing are enjoying a lot of real estate to them selves and are not being swarmed by other boats when schooling dorado or tuna are found.     The Dorado Shoot out is this coming weekend which will certainly increase traffic. Huge dorado in the 50 to 60 pound class have been...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (07/06/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.06.11

The East Cape continues to enjoy an unprecedented big tuna season. In years past the Jen Wren team have always managed to land a handful of tuna over a hundred pounds but it really wasn't all that common. This year the big boys showed up in May and have been giving anglers all they want ever since. It is always exciting watching rod tips thump from the tail beat of big tuna.     In May we were finding the big dogs with bottle nosed dolphin and then the spotted and spinner dolph...
Baja on the Fly
almost 6 years ago (07/06/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.06.11

Mark Rayor photo       East Cape       While the hotel owners worried about the lack of guests and more importantly, the lack of anglers to cash in on the action, tuna ate and ate on the 88 again this week! and the size was anywhere from 'teeners' to 'cows' exceeding 200 pounds.       Not every boat and not every angler, but enough that cocktail hour was dominated with fish stories and sashimi.       Sh...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (06/27/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.27.11

Mark Locken returned to Los Barriles this week to fish the KIR Fish and Chips tournament with his crazy band of eight school buddies. Based out of Palmas de Cortez, last year fishing on the Jen Wren boats the merry men took 1st prize with a 143 pound tuna. It is also note worthy that they consumed 22 cases of beer in 3 days fishing. At that time Jack Wright coined the phrase "if you don't start drinking in the morning you can't drink all day" as he shouted "DRINK WITH ME BOYS!&q...
Baja on the Fly
almost 6 years ago (06/23/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.23.11

East Cape         From sporadic to steady back to sporadic, a second hurricane has come and gone and has certainly messed with the fishing. For the moment, however, it seems to be in the steady mode. Too bad, there are not many folks except locals to enjoy it.       There are still some midday easterly winds, and an unusual current cooled sea temps down to as low as 70 degrees from the Light House south. However, just five miles offshore the...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (06/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.22.11

John Lowther has come to Rancho Buena Vista with family and friends for the last 18 years. The last several of those years he has chartered our Jen Wren boats for fishing. Time after time he has inquired about doing a multi-day trip where we could have more time to explore the Sea of Cortez.     Now that his resort of choice is no longer in full operation, he decided the time was right so we set up a 5 day 4 night fishing/diving charter. John planned on coming with his wife Mar...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (06/09/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.09.11

EAT YOUR WHEATIES!   There is nothing like the tail beat of a tuna. The thump of their tail resonates up the line and can be seen in the tip of an anglers bent rod. A small fish goes thump..thump..thump.. A larger fish goes thump....thump.... thump.... The bigger the fish the slower the thump. Large or small there is not much doubt that it is a tuna.     Fishing buddies Ralph and Lyle came for a visit this week and fished on Jen Wren III. Their request was to catch som...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (06/08/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.08.11

Jack struggling to hold up his big catch for a photo       Let the good times roll!     For more great photos of this trip check out Jack's blog at:http://jaccurate.blogspot.com/2011/06/accurate-jen-wren-sportfishing.html       For a You Tube of Jack's last trip to the East Cape   http://www.youtube.com/user/accuratefishingreels?feature=mhum#p/u/7/UCDtdCJ31II     Mark Rayor   www.thejenwren.com...
Baja on the Fly
almost 6 years ago (06/03/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.03.11

  East Cape         Memorial day and the week preceding it delivered the kind of fishing that locals have been hoping for since April Fool's day. The conditions right now are a fisherman's dream. It is also a skipper's dream. And the fly fishing is excellent as well.       Chris "Smokedoggydogg" Moyers of Reel Scoop wrote, "This week was all about quality over quantity amigos!" Mark Rayor, Jen Wren Sportfishing,...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (06/01/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 06.01.11

What a week we have had!   East Cape fishing has been outstanding. Both in shore and off shore the bite has been full speed.     Doctors told David Wilson he doesn't have much time and he should perpare his bucket list. Catching a rooster fish was on that list. I was happy that we were able to help David cross that one offthe list.   Dave Hellmers of Carlsbad California wanted to hunt tuna. He was rewarded with a 110 pound tuna.   82 year old Russel...
Jen Wren Sportfishing Vseasport
almost 6 years ago (05/25/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.25.11

This morning we hooked a marlin at 7:30. While La Rissa Travers battled her first marlin, my VHF radios were going crazy. It was enough to make me crazy. Dorado under serggaso grass, tuna on spotted dolphin, marlin feeding, it sounded like the whole Sea of Cortez had just erupted. The action never stopped and at the end of the day most boats returned to the dock flying outriggers full of flags.     Oh, I forgot to mention it was La Rissa's life long fantasy to catch a marlin....
Jen Wren Sportfishing
almost 6 years ago (05/23/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.23.11

No footballs, no dinks. This spring has been all about quality not quantity.     Last week tuna fishing just started to get in gear when the winds came up and made it impossible for boats to travel outside to the tuna grounds. Yesterday the wind subsided and the tuna fishing picked up right where it had left off. Most fish have been between 30 and 100 pounds. Normally spring brings smaller football sized tuna and the larger fish start to show as summer approaches. Not this year...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (05/20/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.20.11

  'Late but great' is all that can be said about the fishing here. There have been a few promising days interspersed with some that can only be defined as false starts, but the promise of better times coming seems to have been fulfilled.       Recently the striped marlin have been easy to find but getting them to bite has been another story. They finally lit up and began to bite, and multiple blue flags flapping from the riggers are the norm. Even better the fi...
Jen Wren Sportfishing
about 6 years ago (05/16/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 05.16.11

It has finally happened!     East Cape striped marlin have become aggressive. For the last couple of days boats targeting marlin are releasing multiple fish per day. Fish are close as well. Yesterday afternoon we saw marlin feeding 3 miles from our buoy.   Bigger news is the arrival of yellowfin tuna. Yesterday to the North, near Punta Perico, El Loco II found a school of bottlenosed dolphin with large tuna feeding. They managed two hook ups using caballitos. On Jen Wr...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (04/29/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.29.11

East Cape         Change is in the air. Daytime temperatures are creeping over the 90 degree mark with sea temps following. So much to talk about, so little space. Enough swordfish to give those who care goose bumps. San Jose local, Daniel Fisher took his boat Fisherman out and caught two swordfish on back-to-back days and was back out trying to make it a hat trick.       Felipe Valdez, Buena Vista Beach Resort Hotel manager, could hardly co...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (04/06/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 04.06.11

The most encouraging report came from Luis Ariza, long-time skipper at the now closed RBV, and his son Luis, Jr. Palmas de Cortez Captain. They were fishing off of Pescadero in a panga when they spotted some commotion on the water. Turned out to be a very small skipjack, maybe 5 or 6 inches. They hooked one on they caught and began slow trolling it behind the boat. All of a sudden the hapless bait disappeared with a loud whoosh and a swirl of white water. Both were sure they had hooked a huge...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (03/29/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.29.11

East Cape           As March fades to April the catch reports are beginning to drown out the usual winter wind chatter..       Mark Rayor excitedly IM's me that a couple of two-finners were spotted before the wind kicked up mid-week. Bet I know where he will be on the next calm day.       John Ireland, Rancho Leonero, was at Fred Hall Show all grins, describing the yellowtail bite not far from his hotel. There w...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (03/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.22.11

Lance Peterson found some black skipjack along the beaches within casting range of his flyrod allowing him to catch a few. He even sent photos to prove it!         A recent report that the gillnetters are back and raping the East Cape beaches again with their deadly net fences. Along with a promise of photos to follow is disappointing. No promises, but if you see them in your front yard send your photos. (Be sure to make sure any numbers on the panga are visible)...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (03/09/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.09.11

Spring is emerging slowly as air temperatures creep up and windy days are equal in number. Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sport reports, "on a good note I had to kick the covers off last night and open the door because the weather has become noticeably warmer."         There has been a decent up and down show of quality yellowtail for the few boats heading out. The even fewer boats fishing farther offshore are seeing a remarkable number of striped marlin. The bad...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (03/03/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.03.11

I can't believe how grumpy everyone gets when the weather drops below 60 degrees. How many ways can a person say suck? Seems to be a contest these days.         The few reports I did get after the disgusted weather comments indicated that yellowtail did bite and while marlin moved in, they offered more refusals than a midnight '10' at a Cabo bar! A spicy rumor was a few tuna were caught up at the north end of Cerralvo, but you know it’s a stretch when I have to g...
Baja on the Fly
about 6 years ago (02/22/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.22.11

Color this report warm and yellow! First the wind quit for a few days and simultaneously daytime temperatures shot up. Those encouraging events were enough to convince a few locals and visitors alike to go fishing. But the huge surprise was that the mossback yellowtail were found. Fortunately they were spread out along the shore from Bahia los Sueños to Punta Arena preventing the local illegal netters to locate them and wipe them out..not a wide open bite but several fish over forty pound...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (02/16/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.16.11

After enduring what many locals claimed was the coldest winter week they had ever experienced there was an abrupt change. . .really more like a hot shot as daytime temperatures soared back up to the mid-eighties.         Is the sudden change signs of an early spring? Everyone I spoke with expressed optimism. Maybe with the change the sierra, yellowtail and maybe a bonito or even a dorado will shed their winter doldrums and begin to bite…      ...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (02/11/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.11.11

The predominate north winds normally associated with Sea of Cortez this time of year continued to blow. Resulting in cooler water temperatures as well as jacket-inducing temps below 50 degrees several mornings.         Few anglers even ventured out of the few hotels that remained open. Kite boarders dominated the inshore water along the beach as the wind came whistling down the gulf.   Buenavista Beach and Resort Hotel reported more Yoga students than ang...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (02/03/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.03.11

2011 Winter week 4;   Wind remains the theme again this week that coupled with very few visitors wanting to fish. There were a few boats out on Sunday so we delayed the report until after they returned. Their outriggers were bare when they returned. Also heard from a couple of locals that in desperation had run all the way to Bahia de Sueño (Muertos) for zip…zilch…nada.         On top of that there was cloud cover plus cooler sea temps seemed to...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (01/25/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.25.11

  There were mostly windy days at East Cape with a few less windy day interspersed in between. The inshore winter mainstay, the sierra action, has even slowed way down as the water temperatures continue to fall. There was a good pargo snap in front of Rancho Leonero for a day or two and then it disappeared.         There have been some sketchy reports of a few dorado outside of Punta Pescadero. Beyond that there is not much to talk about offshore mainly...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (01/17/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.17.11

      Obviously the organizers of the this week's "Lord of the Wind" event held at East Cape have some pretty good weather intel. It has been basically blowing most of the week which took care of any fishing.         However, when it ceases the fishing will come back to the forefront until the next blow…it goes with the territory at East Cape this time of year. Want to know more about the event? Here is a link. http://www.lord...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (01/13/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.13.11

  No surprises here at East Cape! You can expect some sun, some wind and most importantly, enough fish to keep things exciting.         As long as the sardina remains along the shore the jacks, sierra and even roosterfish can be in your catch of the day and you don't even have to set foot on a boat. However if you do and find one of the few pangueros selling bait, ask them where they are catching it. That is the best way to figure out where to fish on th...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (01/05/2011)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.05.11

    East Cape     After a week of great weather, with clear days and low-80's midday, the north wind fired back up on New Year's morning.       Pressure was light all week with just a handful of boats getting out each day. Those that did make it out were rewarded with some nice-sized dorado outside of Punta Pescadero, a few very respectable thirty-pounders included. There are still a few billfish but the water temps continue to plunge....
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (12/15/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.15.10

East Cape     December is when East Cape falls into the three/four routine. Some weeks its three days of north wind and four days of nice weather, other weeks the reverse. If you arrive and the kite boarders are smiling, it has probably been a four day wind week…which has been the case recently.       The good news is often the wind doesn't crank up until mid-morning and if you play the ‘early bird gets the worm’ game, chances are you’ll get the sierr...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (11/30/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.30.10

    Dennis caught his 'career-best' Baja halibut throwing artificials along the shore.       East Cape     More winter and fewer guests was the story this week as the north winds hampered fishing on several different days. However, on the non-windy days, the billfish action produced consistent striper and sailfish catches for the few who were interested in going out.       Inshore has been a mixture of good days and...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (11/23/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 11.23.10

    East Cape     Current weather reports point to some wind in the next few days; however, excellent weather continued this week providing good fishing both offshore for billfish, striped marlin and sailfish, that seem to be enticed to remain in the area enjoying the warmer sea temps. Anglers targeting the billfish continue to enjoy multiple shots almost every day.       Tuna action is less reliable with most of the fish being found with...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (10/20/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.20.10

  Fishing for the big blues or blacks reduces tuna fishing to simply catching bait       Fall is in the air…very pleasant weather, with highs in the high 80's.         The best fishing has been north of Pescadero with most boats targeting billfish, and releasing at least a couple per day. There are a few more sails than stripers although there are still a few blues around. One of the 'Lets Talk Hookup' tournament boats released...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (10/06/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 10.06.10

REPORT #1232 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996     There was a little stutter in the action when a tropical storm breezed over the top of East Cape, but by the time October arrived, the fishing roared right back to life. Football-sized tuna to eighty pounds were caught by anglers with much larger ones lost after long tedious battles that were won by the fish.         Meanwhile nice-sized dorado to twenty pounds w...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (09/23/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 09.23.10

Late summer yellowfin tuna meet their match with RBV's toughest hairdresser.       East Cape   September continues to promise limits for many anglers looking for a late summer yellowfin tuna fix. Often the first tuna will be a short distance from your hotel. Admittedly they are small but a good warm up for the bruisers lurking under the porpoise schools farther offshore. Hook the right…wrong one??? And you will find yourself laying in a Jacuzzi nursing a margar...
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (08/31/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.31.10

Few Anglers…More Fish       Humboldt squid, the nectar of the gods for tuna       Endless Season Update August 29, 2010   REPORT #1229 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996   East Cape   As August comes to a close a storm called "Frank" tried to rain on the parade mid-week. There were few guests to care and the locals watched the weather channel and then went fishing as usual....
Baja on the Fly
over 6 years ago (08/25/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.25.10

East Cape         Locals are shaking their head in disbelief as the fishing has broken wide open and there are no visitors to take advantage of the action. The yellowfin tuna continued to bite in close in front of La Ribera. These were not the football-sized fish that are usually common close to the beach…some hit the 20 to 40 pound class providing more than an ample amount for sashimi at cocktail hour.   The boats heading farther out found some gorilla-...
Baja on the Fly
almost 7 years ago (08/11/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 08.11.10

Caption: One 'Woopsie' for me…I was attempting to confirm the fishability of an Estero.     The recent good fishing for both billfish and tuna was briefly put on hold when the southeast winds arrived mid-week. Fortunately, the winds subsided after a couple of days and the fishing should be back on track in a day or two.   The bite seemed to cover all the bases. Billfish action included stripers, sailfish, blues and a few blacks to round out the catch. Excited billfish...
Baja on the Fly
almost 7 years ago (07/20/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.20.10

Could have been a contender dorado; unfortunately it was not caught in the Dorado Shootout this weekend.         As expected the cooler off-color water is receding, but this week brought another oddity. For several days there were YFT's being caught among the mooring balls of the hotels. Nothing huge but if you went out 30 to 40 miles where the porpoise play, there were some up to 75 pounds.         There were plenty of the smaller...
Baja on the Fly
almost 7 years ago (07/13/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.13.10

Congratulations to Lance Erik Peterson of Port Angeles, Washington, USA, for his new IGFA World Record Grouper, broomtail, Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb), 5 lb 0 oz, Puerto Lopez Mateos, Baja, 20-Feb-10           What had been rated as one of the best bites of the year was temporally stalled by a cold, green current, which along with the two Mexican super-seiners equipped with helicopters prowling the water, put the fish down. There were a few lucky boats tha...
Baja on the Fly
almost 7 years ago (07/06/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 07.06.10

Captain All in all this will be remembered as one of those weeks when you should have been here. photo Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sports and Ruth Moran.         East Cape fishing exploded in the week leading up to the 4th of July. Lots of fish…big fish, and finally the sardina have returned.         Yellowfin action continues to be extraordinary! There have been many schools of porpoise with tuna to 150 pounds beneath them. The good news...
Gary and Yvonne Graham Baja on the Fly
about 7 years ago (03/25/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.25.10

Mark Rayor launched his new Cabo and promptly landed their first fish of the year.         For those willing to brave the windy conditions, there were striped marlin to be caught. Mark Rayor launched his new Cabo and promptly landed their first fish of the year even though the water was slightly off-color.         Didn't seem to bother the Humboldt squid action that has been going on for awhile. It's a good thing, since live bait has...
Baja on the Fly Gary and Yvonne Graham
about 7 years ago (03/02/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 03.02.10

Charlie McCrow of London, England, 20 pound rooster on the fly, Panga - Dos Hermanos II with Captain Cheva, Photo and guide - Ed Kunze         Typical up and down wind didn't prevent some lucky anglers to land some nice-sized yellowtail. Actually, the no-wind days outweighed the windy ones. For some it was just a mixed bag, producing some fun days on the water; to keep things interesting, several of the local reefs are holding grouper, cabrilla and pargo  ...
Baja on the Fly
about 7 years ago (02/22/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.22.10

Z Rooster Endless Season Update February 21, 2010 REPORT #1203 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 Henning Morek - Denmark, Huge rooster Panga Dos Hermanos with Captain Adolfo   This has probably been the wettest February in a while. The good news is that it was the gentle soaking type rain that doesn't run off quickly. I guess it is a clue how slow the fishing has been recently, one hotel sent five boats out one day which is the single day's record...
Baja on the Fly
over 7 years ago (02/15/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.15.10

Early Easter Egg Hunt?? Endless Season Update February 14, 2010 REPORT #1202 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 So you thought that Mexico was protecting the turtles… click here http://tiny.cc/turtleeggs   After a week of up and down weather, including some gentle rain, today finally seemed like the beginning a few good days. Throughout the week on the good days the sierra were thick enough to attract the attention of the local gillnetters...
Baja on the Fly Gary Graham
over 7 years ago (02/02/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 02.02.10

A week in Cancun   It's Called a 'Fakey' Endless Season Update January 31, 2010 REPORT #1200 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 This was one of those 'nice weather' weeks that are often bookended by north winds on both sides. The forecast indicates that it will hold through late next week, so the fishermen are smiling! They found a few dorado offshore and wonder of wonders a few billfish as well. Inshore they have been whacking the sierra.  ...
Baja on the Fly Gary Graham
over 7 years ago (01/11/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.11.10

54 to 78 Degrees Outscores Bone Chilling Cold Endless Season Update January 9, 2010 REPORT #1197 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 East Cape The teeth of winter always come out in January. The recent stretch of north winds seems mild compared to recent U.S. headlines declaring "bone chilling cold" enveloping most of the country. Below the border visitors and locals alike are content with the current 54 to 78 degree sunny weather. Lance...
Gary and Yvonne Graham’s Baja on the Fly
over 7 years ago (01/04/2010)

East Cape Fishing Report 01.04.10

"Na na na na..na na na na...hey hey, hey hey! Endless Season Update January 2, 2010 REPORT #1196 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 Ryan Eardly - age 10 Michigan jack cravelle Caught on a ranger surface popper lure while fishing with his dad, Pete, and Ramon out of Majahua (about 20 miles North of Zihuatanejo). Photo by Ed Kunze   Compared to what is happening throughout the U.S., the relatively warm weather reinforces why many of us choose Ba...
Baja on the Fly
over 7 years ago (12/28/2009)

East Cape Fishing Report 12.28.09

2009, 'A Final...Final' Endless Season Update 12/27/2009 REPORT #1195 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996 East Cape  Report Jennifer Medrano and Jonathan Medrano take time out from their Honeymoon for a final...final beach catch. Fewer visitors and more fish seemed to be the mantra for 2009. While locals debated whether or not the lack of fishermen helped improve the fishing, the smart ones took advantage of the bite when it occurred. The reward...

Fish

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Bonito, Pacific (Sarda lineolata)

24
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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

117
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Dolphinfish, Common (Coryphaena hippurus)

169
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

167
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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

184
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Marlin, Black (Makaira indicus)

27
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Marlin, Blue (Makaira nigricans)

98
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Marlin, Striped (Tetrapturus audax)

43
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Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis)

11
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Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus)

123

Snapper, Cubera (Lutjanus cyanopterus)

40
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Snapper, Yellowtail (Ocyurus chrysurus)

81
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Tuna, Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

104
Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)

122

Guides

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Baja Anglers

There are only a few places in the world where you feel great getting up in time to watch the sun rise. The Cape at Cabo San Lucas is one such place. Everyone says simply "Cabo". The tip of the...
San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico Mexico
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Baja on the Fly

Gary and Yvonne are dedicated to making your trip to Baja a wonderful experience, and they work to smooth the way for you and your guests. They have lived in the East Cape area for 20 years and have...
Escondido, CA, United States United States
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Jen Wren Sportfishing

We operate the finest fishing boats on the East Cape. Jen Wren Sportfishing will exceed your expectations for an East Cape fishing experience. Serving all resorts in Los Barriles and Buena Vista.
Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico Mexico
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Salvador's Sportfishing Charters

Located in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, for nearly twenty years, El Budster has been providing sport anglers with the experience, equipment and the know-how to find and catch world-class billfish, tuna, d...
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico Mexico

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