East Cape - Hit and miss
Capt. Mark Rayor
August 2, 2016
Buena Vista - Saltwater Fishing Report
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 fish. Getting the hook set has been difficult in many cases because the marlin attack with such aggression whacking at baits and missing.
Other game fish have been hit and miss. Off shore schools of porpoise have not been hard to find but most are not holding tuna. This week we had a good tuna bite just a few hundred feet off the beach in front of our house in 50 to 100 feet of water. Before the fleet got on to it we could catch a quick limit but now traffic has made the fish very finicky. Just south of Punta Arena light house at Rincon a few tuna have popped up but it also has been hit and miss with more skipjack than tuna in the mix.
Trophy sized roosterfish have made many anglers day but again it has been a hit and miss proposition. One day they will go good and the next be absent. Dorado, anglers are asking but it's not worth talking about.
The East Cape Bisbee starts tomorrow. This should be an intersting tournament with the billfish bite we are experiencing. There will be a lot of blue marlin caught. The trick will be weeding out the shorts and finding one over 300 pounds.
Below are images we captured this week.
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