Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3815 July 5-19 2019 - Page 33

VOL.38 • ISS. 15 BAJA ROUNDUP July 5 - 19, 2019 31 East Cape Season Gets Off To Fast Start! T By Eddie Dalmau, Van Wormer Resorts he 2019 season is off to a tremen- dous start, as many anglers have been catching their fish of a life time. We have seen the Striped marlin move in strong, just in time for the 47th Annual Pro Angler Tournament. The first day of the tournament was a little slow with only 8 billfish landed. After the third day of fishing, the group ended up landing over 70 billfish for the tourna- ment. Shortly after, the Roy Clark Billfish Tournament arrived and they had almost the same outcome, with the first two days being a little slow with one or two billfish per boat being landed, but on day three of the tournament the count was 5-7 billfish per boat. Then on one day in June, the sportfishing boat Julkate was nowhere to be found at 4pm when all the boats should be back at the hotel. When we called to see where he was, we were told that he was one hour into the tough fight with a big tuna. The word quickly spread around the hotel that there was a boat still out that was hooked to a big tuna, but no one knew how big. After a three-hour battle and another one hour plus boat ride back to the hotel, the Julkate arrived back at the hotel with anglers Jim Allen and Dean Davallee with a monster 233.4 lb. yellowfin tuna. The tuna was landed about 35 miles east, north east of the hotel on a wood colored cedar plug. It was a fish of a lifetime that I’m sure no one on the Julkate will soon forget. The week also saw lots of roosters in the area, most landed Inshore anglers have been landing a variety species along the East Cape this June. This Roosterfish was boated on June 12. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. on live bait and fly fisherman had success on the fly as well. We also saw some Amberjack, Pompano, Jack Crevelle, dorado, sailfish, triggerfish, skip jack, These anglers were trolling off the East Cape in late May and got in on a hot tuna bite! Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. LOCATED JUST These anglers scored a boat load of yellowfin tuna while fishing off the East Cape on June 2. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. 3705 pargo and more. The weather is warming up and the fishing is getting hotter as we head into summer. We hope to see you down here soon!