Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3714 June 22-July 6, 2018 - Page 31

VOL.37 • ISS. 14 “ BAJA ROUNDUP June 22 - July 6, 2018 31 East Cape Season Off To A Great Start! W to this day, the tuna have been mostly to the south and have been between 30-50 miles from the hotel. Most of the tuna have been in the football and up to 50lbs,” said Dalmau. “The striped marlin have also been above average with multiple shots available each day. The boat Mi Pisto- la had an 8 marlin day last week followed by a 10 marlin day two days later. Cap- tains have reported seeing large schools of striped marlin down south of the hotel, however they are not always biting,” Dalmau related. “Yesterday we Dennis was bank fishing the East Cape on May 13 when he landed and released this huge roosterfish. saw a couple of nice Photo courtesy of the HOTEL BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT, East Cape, Baja. dorado hit the dock. Both dorado were in the 40 plus pound range and were a very welcome sight. One was landed on the Mahi Mahi and the other on the Pez Vela. Both were hooked while trolling for marlin and are pictured below. We hope this is the first sign of a good dorado bite, stay tuned,” quipped Dalmau. “Inshore we are seeing lots of pompano and there have been a few really big ones landed. We are seeing a very consistent rooster bite as well, although only a few large ones mixed in with most- ly smaller roosters, but lots of them. We are also seeing a few pargo, jacks, and ladyfish. The bite has been really good around the lighthouse and it’s only about 30 minutes from the hotels,” Dalmau tipped. “Today we saw the first swordfish of the season, landed on the boat Pez Espada. The fight took 5 hours before they could land the fish. The swordfish weighed in at 151 pounds. All in all, the East Cape Deep Sea -- Fly -- Surf -- Night -- All Year -- Tournament is off to an amazing start and we look forward to Gary Elrod bagged this big wahoo while fishing off the East many more great days. The word is out that this is Cape on May 28. going to be a banner year, so make your plans to Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. join us and we’ll look forward to seeing you here soon,” Dalmau USA: 800-752-3555 concluded. DIRECT: 619-632-4135 ell, the 2018 fishing season is upon us down here on the East Cape and what a great start we’ve had,” exclaimed Eddie Dalmau of Van Wormer Resorts. “This month we say lots of species enter the Sea of Cortez and anglers were very happy with the quantity and quality of the fish.” “It is great to see the bait come back to the area, especially the sardinas that have been absent for the last few years. This is a major reason why we have had so much early success. The yellowfin tuna came in strong in numbers like we have never seen for May. Early in the month, it didn’t matter which direction you headed after leaving the hotel, you were going to find a school of tuna. Later in the month and Fishing at its best!! A beautiful Beach Resort located half way between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas, right on the Sea of Cortez Fish Baja’s East Cape at Martin verdugo’s Beach resort Cruiser Packages Include: Room for 4 nights, 5 days, 2 days of fishing, tackle, breakfast & lunch, 28 ft. supercruiser w/captain & mate Call Now For Information! Mike Rieser landed an released this dandy roosterfish while fishing the East Cape on May 27.. Photo courtesy of the HOTEL BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT, East Cape, Baja. 3203 Martin verdugo’s Beach resort Call Toll Free: (888) 567-8552 www.verdugosbeachresort.com (949) 226-7169 Or 01152 624 141 0054 E mail: martinverdugo@prodigy.net.mx