East Cape, intermission is over
Over the past few weeks the bite has been off. The remarkably good fishing we have experienced most of our season dropped off prior to the Tuna shoot out and extended through Pete Gray's Let's Talk Hookup and the Lynn Rose East Cape Classic. The absence of action during early October is a little puzzling as it is typically one of the best times of the year. That is why tournaments scheduled in October are well attended.
Now the popular tournaments have passed, the crowds have exited and the intermission the game fish have taken is over. Sailfish and dorado have taken center stage off shore providing anglers continuous action. Wahoo have also been a great surprise for many.
We did have an interesting experience yesterday. A boat near us discovered a huge school of quality dorado under a shark buoy. They called us on the VHF very frustrated because the fish were not interested in the baits they were presenting. As we approached they departed wishing us the best of luck with the uncooperative dorado. We could see the huge school of fish giving off a yellow hue in the water. They would swim by the bridled caballitos presented without interest. It is tough to watch quality game fish and not get them to go. Ready to give up Diego decided to hook one of the live baits in the back rather than the nose. No sooner than the bait hit the water and it was bendo. Just that subtle change in presentation made all the difference. Dorado after dorado attacked the baits hooked in the back.
Giant humbolt squid that made such good bait have disappeared and without it the tuna have not wanted to cooperate. The Sea of Cortez rarely disappoints and even without the tuna anglers are finding their hands full.
Posted are a few shots of the action we experienced this past week.
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