Hurricane Dolores

Marc here from BVBR with the latest on the action in the East Cape. Hurricane Dolores has tracked to the West/Northwest of us and is no longer a possible threat to Baja Sur. Overcast skies, residual winds & possible rain however, remain in play for probably the next day or so. The Billfish action has remained hot, with Blues, Stripers & Sails, still providing great action for our guests. The Tuna bite remains hot as well, with BVBR boats limiting out daily on 10-25 pounders. The fish are still way to the South however, requiring a lengthy boat ride. Dorado action has picked up somewhat over the past 2 days, with a few nice fish (30-35 lbs.) in the mix. Although numbers on the Dodos have picked up, most of the fish remain on the small side.

Several nice Wahoo have also been landed this week, including this nice 50 lb. “Hoo” caught by our guest, Micah Cunningham from Encinitas, Ca. while fishing on-board the Dorotea.

wahoocunninhamThanks for the photo Micah!

That’s about it for today gang. Stay tuned for more from Buena Vista Beach Resort. Where you’ll always find the lowest Fishing/Room rates available in the East Cape. Until next time…Keep it tight!

62 lb Roosterfish!!

Hey everyone. Marc here from Buena Vista Beach Resort with today’s Fish Report.

The Tuna bite remains strong, with BVBR boats averaging 12 -15 each. Fish are still on the small side (15-25 lbs.) and are a long run to the South, but it’s good to find action for our guests. The Billfish bite has slowed a bit, but we’re still managing 1-2 hook-ups per day on Blues, Stripers & Sails. A few Dorado, but for the most part, they’re still on vacation. Some nice Wahoo have registered in the counts over the last few days, ranging from 30-50 lbs. Big news of the day, is this beautiful 62 lb. Roosterfish, caught off the beach by our own Felipe Valdez. Unfortunately, Felipe could not revive the Gallo, after spending 10-15 minutes swimming with it in the water. Possibilities always abound in the East Cape.

FELIPEROOSTERThat’s it for today from Buena Vista Beach Resort. Where you’ll always find the lowest Fishing/Room Rates available in the East Cape. Until next time…Adios!

Summer is in full swing

Hey everyone. Marc here from Buena Vista Beach Resort, with the latest report from the East Cape. Summer is in full swing, as air temps are solidly in the lower 90’s, water temps at 88-90 degrees, with beautiful conditions. The Marlin bite remains hot as well, with BVBR boats having daily multiple hook ups on Blue and Striped Marlin, along with some Sails in the mix. Tuna and Dorado counts have finally started to pick up, with BVBR boats finding Tuna to the South. Fish remain on the smaller side (10-20 lbs.) but numbers have been good, with most boats coming in showing 10-15 flags each. Dorado counts remain lower than normal, but are starting to pick up, with some bigger fish (20-25 lbs.) being landed.

Over the last few days, a few nice Wahoo have also decided to join the party. Inshore, Roosters are providing good action for our clients that choose to switch things up a bit and work the shallows. On another note, Dan Hernandez is at the resort, filming for his show, Sport Fishing with Dan Hernandez. Dan recorded a “Slam” yesterday, catching and releasing a Blue, a Striper and a Sail. All in all, fishing is good in the East Cape and hopefully, will continue building thru-out the season. That’s it for this edition. Stay tuned for more reports on the action from the East Cape.

Call our Reservations Office at 1 800 752-3555 to book your trip and get in on the action at BVBR. Where you’ll always find the lowest available Fishing/Room rates. Buena Vista Beach Resort, the place to see and be seen in the East Cape.   Adios!

The “Grand Slam”

Hey everyone, Marc here from Buena Vista Beach Resort, with the latest from the East Cape. The Marlin bite has been absolutely going off the last ten days, with Sailfish starting to make a strong showing as well. Big Blue Marlin have moved into the area over the last week and the BVBR fleet has done quite well. Capt. Vincente Cosio of the Dottie B, started things off last week with a “Grand Slam”, (Blue & Striped Marlin & Sailfish). A not too common feat. Then last Friday, the Careleste with Felipe Valdez & the Crew of Extreme Fishing Adventures on board, repeated the Slam. If that wasn’t good enough, the Marlintini, with Chris & Marc Anderson of EFA on board, along with myself, “Slammed” as well. The party kept rolling on today, as the Marlintini, with the Scott Johnson group on board, registered… you guessed it, yet another “Slam”. All of the BVBR boats have come in with multiple Billfish flags on the laundry line for the past week & a half, with Blues, most times, leading the counts. A few boats have reported double and even triple hook ups. It’s a good time to fish in the East Cape if you like to fish Marlin or Sailfish. Dorado & Tuna are still late arrivals to the party, with the few that are caught, being bambinos. The inshore bite remains hot, as big Roosters, Jacks & Snapper are providing good action for our clients. Water temps have risen dramatically over the past week, from 82 degrees last week, to 87 degrees this week and conditions have been fantastic! Well, that’s about it on the latest from BVBR.


Chris Anderson of Extreme Fishing Adventures, with a beautiful Sailfish caught & released on board the Marlintini, out of BVBR. Chris’s Dad Marc, completed the “Slam” this day, with a Blue & a Stripey! Not bad for the boys from Florida!

Call our Reservation Office @ 1 800 752-3555 and make your plans to get down here and get in on the action. You’ll be happy you did. Until next time…keep it tight! Adios.

This Week Fish Report!!

Hey everyone, Marc here from Buena Vista Beach Resort, in the beautiful East Cape of Baja Sur with the latest Fish Report. The bite has dramatically picked up over the last two days, with more and more Tuna showing up and finally getting some size to them. On Tuesday, the Dottie B scored 14 Tuna, two of which were in the 70-80 lb. range, along with a nice Dorado about 60 lbs. They also caught and released a Striped Marlin.

Yesterday, Felipe Valdez, our friend David, Pañ alito and myself, went out on the Marlintini to see what we could find. Out about 28 miles to the North East, a nice Striped Marlin was our first fish of the day. Then, spotting a giant Porpoise school about a half a mile in size with our Marlin lures still deployed we had a massive strike. After setting the hook, it became apparent that this was not a “schoolie” Tuna. After making its initial run, in true Tuna fashion, the fish came back to the boat and went deep. It soon became a battle of wills, as four of us took turns doing battle with this brute, with even Capt. Chicho getting in on the fight. Inch by inch, we slowly started making progress on this Sashimi Machine. A little more than an hour later, we saw color on the fish and were blown away at the size of it. Finally getting it to the boat, we quickly sunk two Gaffs into the fish and with three of us pulling, finally got the Cow over the rail and into the Marlintini. High fives all around and a celebratory cerveza completed the battle. After getting our second wind, we landed four more Tuna in the 15-25 lb. range and decided it was time to head back to weigh our trophy. Getting the Tuna off the Marlintini and onto the Loader, we took the fish up to the scale. When the fish finally settled, the scale read 242 lbs. What a work out! Afterward, we celebrated our catch with Sashimi and a few more Cervezas. Catch numbers have been good after Blanca blew thru and the water had a chance to clear up. Hopefully, the action will continue on this course as our Summer Season gets underway. That’s it for this report.

tuna2 TUNfelipe scale

Stay tuned for all the latest from BVBR and to get in on the action, call our Reservation Office @ 1 800 752-3555 to book your East Cape adventure. Thanks for taking the time to read our report and we hope to see you soon at Buena Vista Beach Resort. The place to see and be seen in the East Cape! Adios.

Cinco de Mayo celebration

Here in Mexico we don’t really celebrate May 5 much, it’s more of a U.S. tradition. But we still had things to celebrate here at Buenavista Beach Resort since our last fishing report Friday – and that’s the excellent weather (80 – 82 degrees) and fishing we’ve been seeing.

More marlin are showing up, with anglers and crews reporting seeing them in the spread and on the surface. With an average hook-up of one or two a day, this is very good news.

Our boats are all heading down south, where the water temperature has held steady between 76 and 78 degrees. This has been the hot spot for not only marlin, but dorado weighing between 15 and 30 pounds as well as wahoo.

Check out this brut of a fish, caught by our guest Mark Stinson from Roxborough, PA. Weighing in at 70 pounds, he caught it on the Dusty B.


Buenavista Beach Resort will be posting our fishing reports twice a week now, too, so stay tuned and get packing – we’ve got some great new room deals. Find out more by contacting us at 1800 752 3555 or visiting us on our web page at See you soon at Buenavista Beach Resort, the place to see and be seen in 2015.

Time to get packing!

Buenavista Beach Resort is proud to announce the unofficial start to our fishing season. Winter is over and spring and “May Day” are upon us – time to go fishing! All winter long we have been finding a good inshore and bottomfishing bite for roosters, pargo, delicious triggerfish, cabrilla, pompano and more. Now it’s time to head to our offshore hot spots and also target “the big boys,” with striped marlin, Dorado and wahoo showing up in the counts now. Our guests have also released their first sailfish of the season.

The waters are warm, the weather fantastic, fishing is good both inside and out – what are you waiting for? Here’s a video we’ve created to wet your appetite and entice you to come wet your line. This one shows you some of April’s action.

Watch for more videos in the future as the season underway.

 Buenavista Beach Resort will be posting our fishing reports twice a week now, too so stay tuned and get packing – we’ve got some great new room deals, too! Find out more by contacting us at 1800 752 3555 or visit us on our web page at See you soon at Buenavista Beach Resort, the place to see and be seen in 2015.

FISH REPORT: 4/21/15

The bite over the last few days has started to bounce back somewhat, after unseasonably late North winds shut things down last week, with rough seas producing churned up conditions.

On Sunday, April 11, at 1:30 am, we awoke to a Squall that came thru the East Cape, with sustained winds from the North of 35 mph, with gusts approaching 50 mph! With boats on the anchor, needless to say we were all anxious to see the Sun rise to check on our boats, as there was nothing we could do about the situation at the time the system came thru. Luckily, the resort’s boats were still on anchor and no other boats in the area suffered damage, although one boat was lost up at Cardonal.

The North winds lingered into Tuesday and it subsequently took until Thursday to bring back calm conditions and clear blue water. The few boats that have had charters, have reported seeing Striped Marlin on the surface and in the lure spread and have managed to get 1-2 hookups for our guests. Tuna and Dorado finally started to show, but still not in the numbers that we expect to see, with most fish in the 15-20 lb. range. Two nice Wahoo (approx. 40 lbs.) were also caught over the weekend. Inshore started to produce as well, with Roosters, Jack Crevalle and Sierra providing some action for our guests. With blue water, calm conditions, and water temps at 78-79 degrees, we’re expecting this week’s action to be much improved. Stay tuned.


First Fish Report of the Year!!!

Water Temps are continuing to increase to 76-77 degrees and Air Temps are on the rise as well, with day time highs reaching 80-84 degrees. Things are starting to light up in the East Cape as Marlin are still the name of the game, with most of our boats averaging 3-5 hook ups per day. Sails are starting to make more of an appearance, while Dorado are still a little late to the party. It’s hard to get a good idea of what exactly is happening, as pressure is still fairly light, being that this is still early in the season and only a small number of boats are going out. Inshore, Sierra and Roosters are still producing, with a few Snappers and Yellowtail being landed as well. Stay tuned for further updates as we begin the 2015 season!

For reservations call, 1-800-752-3555 and get in on the action! Adios.

Nice Striped Marlin along side the Marlintini before being released.Nice Striped Marlin along side the Marlintini before being released.

Marc KaneMarc Kane, Director of Sales & Marketing, getting a little work out with a co-operating Striped Marlin on board the Marlintini.

What’s your story?

Randy Kerst blue

Pat Sanders, Randy Kerst, Scott Collins Sr., Mal Thomas, Scott Collins Jr., Grant Collins and Tom Harkenrider (from left to right) Note: The fish was gut hooks and could not be released.

Ever experience the thrill of catching a big fish here at Buenavista Beach Resort? Or maybe it was your first roosterfish or having the rare opportunity of diving in the preserve at Cabo Pulmo? Baja’s Secret Miracle

Here’s what Randy Kerst wrote us about his day – what’s your story? Send your photos and stories to and we’ll share them, too!

 We were on the last day of our trip and were a bit rushed to make our plane flight so we needed to be back by 12. We went out on one of the smallest pangas with Captain Miguel. We had caught a few fish by the lighthouse and saw something big hooked up and lost the day before so we got bait and headed straight there. Our boat decided to play rock paper scissors to determine who would get the rod first.  My dad won, I got second honors and our friend Pat was up third.

 “We started right next to the point and quickly hooked up a very small skipjack for my dad which meant his turn was over and I was up next. We trolled and started going further from the shore and saw a marlin at the surface, but it went underwater before we were able to throw a live bait at it. We continued to troll out further with two jigs on trolling rods, one Rapala for wahoo and a frozen ballyhoo with a sinker weight on it. We got about 3/4 of a mile to a mile out and then had a very strong strike on the frozen ballyhoo and set the hook on it. Unfortunately for me, the marlin hit the trolling setup that we were hoping to catch a dorado on and we hooked the fish on 40-lb. test.

 The marlin took most of the line off the reel very quickly and it seemed that the drag may have been too loose (it turned out that it wasn’t too loose, just that the marlin was really strong).  Near the end of the spool the marlin turned and I was able to gain some line back. He took another really good run and then I got some line back again. I fought the fish for about 20 minutes without a belt and put a good bruise on my leg before we were able to find a belt.  I was glad we did because I my hip and leg were starting to get pretty sore.  After the marlin kept taking line the captain instructed me to tighten the drag.  We needed to get the fish in quickly because we had to catch a flight and the fish didn’t seem to be tiring.  After about 30 minutes  I tightened the drag and could hear the line pinging and extremely close to breaking.  In my experience fishing I have never heard a line sound like that without my line breaking.  I wanted to loosen the drag, but we needed to bring the fish in and the captain said that it was set ok.  The fish still took line whenever he wanted to run, but I was able to start getting line back.  After letting him run a few more times we got him close to the boat.

 The marlin was still too strong to bring aboard so we gave him some more time to tire out.  The captain joked that we still had at least another 30 minutes of fighting on our hands.  He was taking me from one side of the boat to the other and made a handful of big runs, but we were able to get him back close each time.  We had a couple of scares when the line went toward the prop, but thanks to some good driving by Miguel we were able to keep him from breaking the line.  It was especially tough in the panga because the fish moves the whole boat when he pulls and I had to stay near the middle of the boat to keep the boat from leaning and from losing my balance.   Finally after about 30 minutes like Miguel said, we got the fish fairly tired.  I was able to get enough line to get close to the weight and leader line.  Once the fish seemed to be cooperating Miguel grabbed the weight and the leader line to pull the fish in.  That is when the fun started.

 The ballyhoo and the hook were swallowed very deeply, but the fish was still extremely strong at that point.  Miguel pulled the fish close and was able to get a gaff in him.  He then passed the gaff to Pat and grabbed the bill to control the fish.  The fish was still fairly lively and thrashing his head so Miguel was not able to club him effectively.  My dad needed to go over to club him, but the small panga which is very narrow was already tipping with two people and the fish on the side.  I jumped up on the opposite rail on the other side of the boat and then my dad grabbed the club from Miguel to finally knock out the fish so we could bring it into the boat.  My dad, Pat and Miguel were all on one side with the fish and I was straight across them on the other side of the boat tilted in the air.  They were able to drag the fish into the boat and our trip changed from one of our slowest to our best trip down to Hotel Buenavista yet.

 I had some blisters and good bruises from the fight and Miguel our captain cut his finger and thinks that he may have also broken his finger trying to bring the lively fish into the boat, but we got it.  Miguel did a great job through the entire process and there is no doubt that we only landed him because of his great driving.  We quickly headed back to the hotel to process the fish and jumped back on a plane to Orange County.  It was by far the biggest fish and the toughest fight I have experienced and it made our trip.  We are thankful to all the staff at the hotel and all the captains who always do a great job.

  • Catch Time: Slightly over an Hour
  • Setup: 40 lb. test, Frozen Ballyhoo with a sinker weight
  • Fish Weight:  No Scale, but a 200 lb. estimate.
  • Date: 11/10/14
  • Time Hooked: 8:45 AM
  • Captain:  Miguel
  • Boat: small blue panga
  • Angler:  Scott Collins Jr.

Others on Boat: Scott Collins Sr., Pat Sanders

 P.S. After we hooked up, another blue marlin jumped out of water about 6 times about 100 meters from the boat.