Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3712 May 25- June 8 - Page 31

VOL.37 • ISS. 12 BAJA ROUNDUP May 25 - June 8, 2018 31 East Cape Anglers Enjoy Spring Tuna Bonanza! V an Wormer Resorts reports that anglers fishing off the East Cape are enjoying some of the best spring tuna action in many years. The water color is awesome, bait is abundance and the temperature is right and it shows in the catches. Limits of funs size tuna in the 20 to 30 pound class are the rule. Bigger fish are around too, with the occasional 60 pounder hitting the deck. Full size sardines are present in great numbers and represent the top bait. On days when the tuna are finicky dropping down to a 30 pound class outfit fitted with a fluorocarbon leader can make good things happen. If you visit the East Cape and get tired of battling tuna, the inshore action has been great for anglers working both iron and live sardines. You’ll catch an array of different bottomfish species while working inshore this spring, but anglers are also encountering big amberjacks and yellowtail. And of course, rooster fish are on the prowl so you’ll want one rod rigged with a popper. Mike Rieser landed and released this incredible East Cape roosterfish while tossing flies this May. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. Cabo San Lucas: Bills Bite, Tuna Delight, Dorado Disappoint & Wahoo Surprise… A Deep Sea -- Fly -- Surf -- Night -- All Year -- Tournament Fishing at its best!! USA: 800-752-3555 DIRECT: 619-632-4135 ccording to Captain Jerry Chapman of JC Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas visiting anglers have a good deal of solid fishing to choose from. If you want to take home some meat, tuna have been plentiful. If a marlin is on your bucket list, you’ve got a good chance at hooking up. “It has been a decent week for striped marlin and basically all marlin species here in Los Cabos,” said Chapman. “Most fish have been caught on live bait, lures or slow trolling small tuna. It has been an active and productive week for marlin all week with good numbers of fish being caught and released.” “Last week was really good with some quality tuna being caught, up and around the doughnut it has been active using king busters and cedar plugs with some of the bigger fish being landed with live bait. The big ones top out at around 30 pounds,” Chapman related. “It has been very slow for dorado over this past week with jus