Easter Week without Wind? Almost! Apr 7, 2007 8:02:49 GMT -5
Post by bajafly on Apr 7, 2007 8:02:49 GMT -5
REPORT #1057 “Below the Border” Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update April 7, 2007
Yvonne and I recently acquired a Road Trek, a self-contained van, so that we could spend more time exploring Baja. This week I made my first trip to Baja in the rig and it has been great. Internet access is a must for me and I can’t believe that every RV Park I have stayed in on the trip down had wireless access. Baja is a changing!
It has been a while since East Cape had an Easter week with no wind! On Monday, the wind just died and the Sea of Cortez was like grease through Thursday. On Good Friday the wind arrived just in time to greet the Locals celebrating "Semana Santa" on East Cape Beaches.
Offshore action has included good marlin counts with even a few early sailfish in the mix. If you were up for a long boat ride, you could have found fair numbers of dorado to the north and a smattering of tuna way south.
The sight fishing conditions were near perfect until Thursday when the clouds came rolling in. While you could find action on small roosters and a few ladyfish in the likely spots, the larger variety of roosterfish were among the missing in the shallows. Schools of big jacks are around but are still locked into their milling/daisy chaining behavior, making them tough to catch. Ever so often they cruise close to shore and on occasion will light up and chase a well placed fly. Although there are few sardina to be found along the beach, there are quite a few ballyhoo and pockets of mullet so far.
Water temperature 65-74
Air temperature 60-90
Wind: SW 13 knots
Visibility 20 miles
Sunrise 7:05 a.m. MDT
Sunset 7:37 p.m. MDT
Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico
Didn’t hear of much action outside this week. In the Esteros, there was another big tide and fast current. This week yielded so-so action for corvina, spotted bay bass and a few grouper.
Even the Entrada’s yellow action slowed this week and about the only thing biting consistently was the small halibut in the shallows near the sandy beaches at Belchers.
Water temperature 65 - 72
Air temperature 64 -81
Humidity 47 %
Wind: SW 10 knots
Visibility 3 miles
Sunrise 7:14 a.m. MDT
Sunset 7:45 p.m. MDT
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
Under the full moon period, the fishing has been a bit on the slow side, with most of the action beyond the 20 mile mark.
Sea temperatures have held at 80 degrees plus which is unusual. for this time of the year. Normally early April current, brings a current of cold green water pushing the blue water out beyond the 40 mile areas.
Inshore was lightly fished this week with so-so results.
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 76-86
Wind: SW 8 knots
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility 11 miles
Sunrise 7:46 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:01 p.m. CDT