Fishing – picking up the numbers!

Picking up where we left off with Buenavista Beach Resort’s fishing report from last Thursday; we headed into the weekend with an increase in opportunities for both striped marlin and sailfish, not to mention the addition of tuna albeit small but there were some other species mixed in as well which made for a great week of variety.

Last weekend longtime guest, Dave Copeland was excited to catch and release a few marlin each day while having a chance at another 10 stripers. By mid-week he and pals Jeff and son Kale Smith were into quadriplegic, triple and double hook ups, releasing 3 marlin and 1 sail but he said they had a chance at 20 more.

Another longtime Buenavista Beach Resort guest (20 years) Joe Lumpsden returned, this time brining a newbie with him. Wyatt, his 10-year-old son came along for the first time and you can bet it won’t be his last! Fishing our beautiful Sea of Cortez for the first time, I caught up with the two at the swim up bar to see how they fared.

Joe and Wyatt Lumpsden
Joe and Wyatt Lumpsden

The younger Lumpsden said Day 1 they had 1 marlin and also released 4 roosters in the 60- to 70-pound range on the Careleste. Day 2 & 3 found them on the Tres Hermanos, releasing 1 marlin and 1 sailfish while boating a 56-pound dorado for dad and a smaller version for Wyatt’s first ever. Day 4 is undoubtedly the one that stands out in Wyatt’s mind however since he released his first marlin and boated this nice 47 pounder while fishing with Felipe and Reggie on the Yanet. Also onboard to witness the occasion were Ron Viodes and Luis Diaz. How many of us could boast about these numbers when we were 10-years-old!

Wyatt L.47
Wyatt’s First Dorado

Our tally for this report ending today, Thursday finds the numbers dwindling as we have had a cold north wind pick up for the past two days but you know it’ll be gone before you know it. We had 52 striped marlin this past week, 6 sails, 13 dorado including some of the larger variety, 20 roosters to 70 pounds, football tuna, pompano, triggers, jacks and more pargo.


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