Dorado and tuna


July 18, 2005

East Cape

The sailfish began to show in respectable numbers this week; however, some were the smallest I have ever seen. Wed. and Thurs. (7/12 and 13) we had a south wind that stirred things up a bit. The good news was the billfish were tailing within six miles of the beach. Lots of shots, near misses and enough would of . . . could of . . . should of to keep the bar busy at happy hour. Tuna were way out early in the week, but moved closer as the week progressed by yesterday (7/14) they were found just a click under 20 miles out. Size ranged from footballs to Oh my God! Baja Wasabi Jr. was the hot ticket for our clients and we were forced to tie up a new batch every night. Beach action was still slow most of the week, though by weeks end Thomas Bell was getting plenty of shots at cruising roosters and jacks on La Capilla Beach not far from Buena Vista Beach Resort Hotel.

Baja on the Fly

  • Water temperature 73-84
  • Air temperature 78-97
  • Humidity 70%
  • Wind: Calm. PM Breeze
  • Conditions: Partly Cloudy
  • Visibility 12 miles
  • Sunrise 6:42 a.m. MDT
  • Sunset 8:07 p.m. MDT

Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico

Dorado and tuna offshore in front of both the entrada and Lopez Mateos finally are giving the fly-fishers something to smile about. Warmer sea temps seem to have made the difference. The esteros (estuaries) are also beginning to heat up with enough corvina, pargo and halibut on the sandy beaches to make things interesting. Looks like summer has finally arrived at Magdalena Bay . . . and not a minute too soon.

  • Water temperature 62-73
  • Air temperature  75-80
  • Humidity  45%
  • Wind: W 15 mph
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Visibility 5 miles
  • Sunrise 6:46 a.m. MDT
  • Sunset 8:18 p.m. MDT

Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico  


No Report Received This Week

Baja on the Fly report by Ed Kunze

  • Water temperature 80 – 84
  • Air temperature 80 – 87
  • Humidity 62%
  • Wind: SW 6 mph
  • Conditions: Thunderstorms
  • Visibility 10 miles
  • Sunrise 7:17 a.m. CDT
  • Sunset 8:24 p.m. CDT




San Jose, Guatemala

No Report Received This Week

  • Water temperature 78 – 82
  • Air temperature 80- 84
  • Humidity 66%
  • Wind: East 8 mph
  • Conditions: Thunder Storms
  • Visibility 7 miles
  • Sunrise 5:43 a.m. CST
  • Sunset 6:35 p.m. CST

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