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Message started by bajafly on Aug 7th, 2004, 9:20am

Title: East Cape Billfish Split
Post by bajafly on Aug 7th, 2004, 9:20am


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., Aug. 07, 2004. Report covers the period Sat.-Fri. (8/1-8/6)
EAST CAPE, MAGDALENA BAY, ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO; AND SAN JOSE, GUATEMALA CONDITIONS
EAST CAPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL:  Small dorado continue to be the crowd pleaser for the flyrodders. Bubba-class roosterfish cruising close to shore have everyone’s flyrods waving like corn stalks in the wind as they try to make that perfect presentation. Only a few sardina schools spotted along the beach. Best action is near La Ribera and Punta Colorada.
AIR & SEA -
Water temperature 75-88
Air temperature 80-91
Humidity about 69%
Wind: NW 4 mph
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Visibility 15 miles
Sunrise 6:52 a.m. MDT
Sunset 7:56 p.m. MDT
Aug 7 Last Quarter, August 15 New, August 23 First Quarter, August 29, Full,
 + OFFSHORE: It seems like every time there is a tournament at East Cape, things get weird  - weather great – but the billfish seem to take a powder. Forty two boats accounted for only a dozen released and two that qualified at the scale, a 386 and 304. Even the big dorado took a hike with the best for the event a 44-pound fish. The big tuna were even a long way off – 40 to 50 miles  out.  The big fish for the event were the 386 pound blue, 44 pound dorado and 192 pound tuna. Those are pretty slim pickings for the 44 boat fleet.  
+ INSHORE:  Dorado action continues to please in front of La Ribera with mostly smaller fish.
+ BEACH: Plenty to look at, few takes on the larger roosters.
BILLFISH – Only so-so for the week.
YELLOWFIN TUNA – Long boat ride for some fatties.
DORADO – Still the smaller variety inside, with a few bigger fish cruising in open blue water
ROOSTERFISH\JACK CREVALLE – Olive Clousers still the best bet this week, try Rooster Alley near the arroyo.
BARRILETE OR MEXICAN SKIPJACK – A few schools on the surface between La Ribera and Punta Colorada.
PARGO AND CABRILLA – Fair on the rocky points between La Ribera and Punta Colorada
SIERRA – Hard take, quick run and no fly, they must still be here.

MAGDALENA BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
IN GENERAL: Few anglers this week to take advantage of the entrada’s continued good fly-fishing with leopard grouper, firecracker yellowtail and other rock-dwelling critters whacking a well presented Baja Deep Diver almost every time it shows up in the neighborhood. Water temperatures are creeping upward and a few reports of dorado and marlin at 20 miles west are beginning to filter in. Look for things to really get going in mid-Sept..
Water Temperature 67-78
Air Temperature 77-84
Humidity 45%
Wind Calm
Conditions Scattered clouds
Visibility 3 miles
Sunrise 6:57 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:07 p.m. MDT
Aug 7 Last Quarter, August 15 New, August 23 First Quarter, August 29, Full,
YELLOWTAIL – Small fish, big attitude
CORVINA – A few fatties sucking up a white fly adorned with a couple of red eyes.
SNOOK – It is only a matter of time before someone connects with one of the grandes.
HALIBUT – Sight casting to halibut, that’s different.
SIERRA – A few down at the south end of the bay


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