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Message started by bajafly on Jul 23rd, 2004, 3:37am

Title: Blues to Needles, Something For Everyone
Post by bajafly on Jul 23rd, 2004, 3:37am



Ben Mintz, Ed Kunze and I are driving to Loreto Friday and arrive Saturday. Because I am not sure if I will be able to find an Internet Café Saturday morning I am sending the report out 24 hours early. Sorry for the inconvenience…..Gary
REPORT FROM GARY GRAHAM'S BAJA ON THE FLY:
PROVIDING QUALITY SALTWATER FLY-FISHING 365 DAYS A YEAR SOUTH OF THE BORDER.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: bajafly@bajafly.com; USA toll-free (800) 919-2252; Mexico 011-52-624-14-10373
Sat., July 24, 2004. Report covers the period Sat.-Fri. (7/17-7/24)
EAST CAPE, MAGDALENA BAY, EAST CAPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL:  Inshore, the good news was there were plenty of fish.  Unfortunately, most of them were needlefish and, adding insult to injury, the pelicans wouldn’t leave Ken Cutroneo, of Medford, NY alone for most of the day.  By the late afternoon the count was something like 63 needlefish, too many pelicans, one dorado, a few ladyfish.  Tom Philley, El Paso Tex., hit the beach early on Sun. and wasn’t disappointed; fishing Rooster Alley he had steady action for the entire day using an olive Clouser. Small rooster, ladyfish, pargo, Cortez Grunt and a 20-pound jack convinced him that a Baja Beach was his newest favorite fishing hole. Erik Schoen, Oakland Calif., also spent most of his day at Rooster Alley with similar results to Tom.
On my last day before returning to Escondido with Joe Koziol, West Linn, Ore., we had our hearts in our mouths for several hours as rooster after rooster came surfing in on the windwaves at the cut near the arroyo. They seemed to have lockjaw, but it was an exciting day for Joe. Last but not least, my good friend Togo Hazard on his newest boat the “Dusty B III” fishing out of Buenavista Beach Resort racked up his personal best – a  561-pound blue marlin.  It was the largest ever caught on his boat in his 39 year big game fishing career.
The weather got a tad squirrelly on Wed. as a local front came blowing through, but seems to be returning to normal now.
AIR & SEA -
Water temperature 75-88
Air temperature 80-88
Humidity about 52%
Wind: 23 mph from the SE
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy 22000 ft
Visibility 12 miles
Sunrise 6:45 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:05 p.m. MDT
July 27 First Quarter, July 31, Full, Aug 9 Last Quarter, August 15 New,
 + OFFSHORE: Blues getting bigger, sails beginning to show, large dorado and tuna big enough to hurt you.  
 + INSHORE:  Plenty of smaller dorado to chase your fly, a few roosters and I even saw a wahoo caught close enough I could watch from my porch.
 + BEACH: Early part of the week saw plenty of action without moving around much. Rooster Alley provided enough variety and action to fill several days.
BILLFISH – Blues taking the spotlight as the water continues to warm up. More sails to play with in between blue bites.
YELLOWFIN TUNA – They got bigger and meaner, saw some fat rascals up to 75 lbs this week.
DORADO – Bigger fish, smaller group out in the blue water, back inside, bigger groups, smaller fish, take your pick.
ROOSTERFISH\JACK CREVALLE – We got two in the double digit weight category this week blind casting with an olive Clouser.
BARRILETE OR MEXICAN SKIPJACK – Interest kind of waned with all the dorado around now.
PARGO AND CABRILLA – Found a few to sight cast to this week.
SIERRA – Who knows, who cares?

MAGDALENA BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL: Uh Oh, we turned the corner.  Summer is here and the snook are snapping. We are headed down to guide a group of 6 for four days of exploring the mangroves and based on the reports our timing is pretty good. Snook, corvina, leopard grouper seemed to finally have awakened. We shall see.
Water Temperature 60-65
Air Temperature 73-98
Humidity 22%
Wind WSW 6 mph
Conditions Mostly Cloudy 11811 ft
Visibility 3 miles
Sunrise 6:49 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:16 p.m. MDT
July 27 First Quarter, July 31, Full, Aug 9 Last Quarter, August 15 New,
YELLOWTAIL – Entrada cleaned up and the yellows turned back on.
CORVINA – Heating up again.
SNOOK – I know where the have been hiding and can’t wait to get there on Tues.
HALIBUT – Don’t think they will get bothered much this week.
SIERRA – Not targeted this week.


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