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Message started by bajafly on Aug 1st, 2004, 3:52am

Title: Walk Across the East Cape Dorado
Post by bajafly on Aug 1st, 2004, 3:52am


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 31, 2004. Report covers the period Sat.-Fri. (7/24-7/30)
EAST CAPE, MAGDALENA BAY, ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO; AND SAN JOSE, GUATEMALA CONDITIONS
EAST CAPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL:  Dorado are thick and within spitting distance of the hotels, roosters and jacks cruising close to shore and ready to rumble . . . plenty of ladyfish and small jacks to put a bend in your 8-weight as well. Some wind in the afternoon that just cools things off a tad.
AIR & SEA -
Water temperature 75-88
Air temperature 80-93
Humidity about 52%
Wind: 16 from the SSE
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Visibility 15 miles
Sunrise 6:49 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:00 p.m. MDT
Aug 7 Last Quarter, August 15 New, August 23 First Quarter, August 29, Full,
 + OFFSHORE: Looks like the blues will be around for the tournaments scheduled for the first week of Aug. and if you find the right porpoise school you are in for a tussle with the YFTs.  
 + INSHORE:  Dorado action continues to please in front of La Ribera with mostly smaller fish.
 + BEACH: We are finding plenty of roosters cruising, but they are not very aggressive, still fun to pursue.
BILLFISH – Blues, blacks, stripes, sails for the persistent.
YELLOWFIN TUNA – Better use a 12-weight and a Baja Wasabi
DORADO – Still the smaller variety inside with an occasional 15-pounder. Bigger fish cruising in open blue water
ROOSTERFISH\JACK CREVALLE – Olive Clousers continue to work well, try Rooster Alley.
BARRILETE OR MEXICAN SKIPJACK – Occasional schools spotted on the surface, position the boat down swell and start flinging when they get in range.
PARGO AND CABRILLA – Rocky points and pargo seem to go together like chips and salsa.
SIERRA – Hard take, quick run and no fly, they must still be here

MAGDALENA BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL: Well, for the most part, the snook continued their wily ways with the exception of a few small ones in four days. The species count for the just completed six angler Michael Williams group – from the Sacramento, Calif., area – was impressive, Steve Fargo, El Dorado Hills, landed the group’s best: a chunky 12-pound leopard grouper, that nearly railed him on an 8-weight.  Bill Bergan, Sacramento, came in second on practically the last cast of the trip followed closely by Charley Sumner II, Roseville, and Randy McBain, who also landed a few of the salty version of a peacock bass. John Fitzpatrick, and Michael lead the pack in the corvina department, landing double digits during the trip. All in all the species list included, yellowtail, leopard grouper, broomtail grouper, mojarra, cabrilla, pargo, spotted rose snapper, snook, halibut, lingua and several other undefined reef fish.
Water Temperature 60-65
Air Temperature 75-84
Humidity 28%
Wind WNW 15 in the afternoon
Conditions Scattered clouds
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 6:49 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:16 p.m. MDT
Aug 7 Last Quarter, August 15 New, August 23 First Quarter, August 29, Full,
YELLOWTAIL – Plenty of firecracker variety eating chartreuse Clousers on anything else that got in their way.
CORVINA – White fly, red eye did the trick.
SNOOK – Saw a few grandes, but no takers.
HALIBUT – Belchers had some 10 pound ones that could be sight-cast to.
SIERRA – Nope

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