Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3622 Oct. 13-27, 2017 - Page 35

VOL.36 • ISS. 22 Vol. 36 - Iss. 22 Pg. 31 Oct 13 - 27, 2017 BAJA ROUNDUP Oct. 13 - 27, 2017 33 East Cape Fishing Gets Back On Track After Storm A fter tropical storm Lidia pasted through the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, dumping 2 ½ feet of water on Cabo, things are starting to get back to normal,” reported Eddie Dalmau of Van Wormer Resorts. “There is still a lot of work to be done in Los Ca- bos, as they were impacted much for than the East Cape. The fishing this past week has been back up to the standards that we are used to in the East Cape.” “Lots of tuna around right now, with mostly football size, but we are getting the occasional one over 100 pounds. As you can see from the pictures, lots of laundry flying from all the boats, which is always a great sight to see,” said Dalmau. T “We are seeing much more dorado this year than we did this same time last year, which is nice to see again. We haven’t been seeing the size that we did during the Dorado Shoot Out, but we are seeing an increase in the numbers. The wahoo bite is still going pretty strong, with one or two almost every day. The marlin bite is also strong right now with striped and blue marlin in the area keeping anglers busy,” Dalmau related. “Inshore expect to see pargo and roosters around the area, with this last week being very strong for par- go. All and all it’s a great bite right now. Great time to be down for a good variety of species,” conclud- ed Dalmau. Fishing Great Off La Paz Despite Storms he weather in La Paz has been a real rollercoaster ride re- cently with hurricanes and tropical storms in and out of the forecast. “For our La Paz Fleet it’s been dorado, dorado and more dora- do, but we’ve had some big blue marlin too,” exclaimed Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International. The dorado schools were still out in force most days and it was just a matter of finding them. Once you locked in, it could be madness for 30 minutes or an hour until you fished ’til you dropped and caught limits and released a dozen or more fish! And then, here some “Mr. Blue” and the big marlin runs through the school and picks up a bait on 30 pound test and it wouldn’t last long, but the adrena- line buzz was fun.” “The “Tuna Stomp” of 2017 continued in full swing off Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay and Las Are- nas lighthouse. Fish from 10-30 pounds were solidly biting most days and some of our boats were nailing limits by early morning and coming back or going to chase other species,” added Roldan. Jim Dekay (left) nailed this incredible wahoo while fishing aboard the Excel on September 22. Photo courtesy of EXCEL SPORTFISHING, San Diego. e p a c Es t Cape s a E ´ s o ab to Los C s pe´ Ca ! East ing With ish st F Hotte from as low as * * $ 555 4-days/3nights. 2 days fishing **Availability and restrictions apply. Call for details. Greg Downing bagged this husky tuna while fishing Mexican waters from the decks of the Excel on September 20. Photo courtesy of EXCEL SPORTFISHING, San Diego. 800-752-3555