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Tuna, Roosters, Dorado, Billfish and Oh, My! (Read 739 times)
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Tuna, Roosters, Dorado, Billfish and Oh, My!
Sep 25th, 2004, 11:12am
 

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  
 
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Sept. 25, 2004. Report covers the period Sat.-Fri. (9/18-9/24)  
 
EAST CAPE, MAGDALENA BAY, ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO; AND SAN JOSE, GUATEMALA CONDITIONS  
 
EAST CAPE  
 
IN GENERAL:  No weird weather, no worries as the dorado continue play close to shore. A bit further out, plenty of tuna in the 20 - 35 pound range to put a bend in your stick. Be careful.  Every once and a while a slug will show up and turn the party into work. Most of our clients wimped out after the dorado/tuna dance and seemed to be more interested in the pool and margaritas than the billfish.  
 
AIR & SEA -  
Water temperature 79-88  
Air temperature 74-91  
Humidity about 63%  
Wind: SSW 2 mph  
Conditions: Scattered Clouds  
Visibility 10 miles  
Sunrise 7:08 a.m. MDT  
Sunset 7:11 p.m. MDT  
 
Sept. 28, Full; Oct. 6, Last Quarter; Oct. 14, New; Oct. 20, First Quarter.  
 
+ OFFSHORE: Most of the buzz was about the tuna, with the billfish taking a distant second.  
 
+ INSHORE:  Dorado dominated close to shore with a few skipjack, jacks and an occasional rooster.  
 
+ BEACH: Roosters appeared along Bartle Beach, but seemed to be doing more cruising than biting.  
 
BILLFISH – Sails dropped off a tad, but the blues turned on filling the gap.  
 
YELLOWFIN TUNA – Enough to wear you out before noon.  
 
DORADO – Getting larger, but still within a few miles of shore.  
 
ROOSTERFISH\JACK CREVALLE – Plenty to look at along Bartle attracted by the mullet schools moving up and down the beach.  
 
BARRILETE OR MEXICAN SKIPJACK – Find the right school and you may come up with some in the double digit class.  
 
PARGO AND CABRILLA – Lots of locals fishing on the beach at night, can’t make up my mind if the fish are biting or they just want to cool off.  
 
SIERRA – Not enough to rig with wire.  
 
MAGDALENA BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO  
 
IN GENERAL: By mid-week the wind had quit and it got hot. Dorado and marlin have begun to arrive in significant numbers close to the entrada. Try a heading of 230 – 240 degrees and you should find the action at about 15 miles. With the flaky weather earlier in the week plus shrimp season, no one was fishing the esteros.  
 
Water Temperature 67-78  
Air Temperature 74-83  
Humidity 80%  
Wind Calm  
Conditions: Scattered Clouds  
Visibility 3 miles  
Sunrise 7:14 a.m. MDT  
Sunset 7:26 p.m. MDT  
 
Sept. 28, Full; Oct. 6, Last Quarter; Oct. 14, New; Oct. 20, First Quarter.  
 
YELLOWTAIL – Bird schools near the entrada to a few miles offshore will get in the neighborhood.  
 
CORVINA – Try a popper at the bridge or the pier.  
 
SNOOK – Still waiting for the larger variety to get going.  
 
HALIBUT – Sandy beach, shallow water and olive Clouser should be a winner.  
 
SIERRA – A few mixed in the bird schools at the entrada.  
 
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