This past week there was plenty of action, just not a lot of fish photos here at Buenavista Beach Resort. This is the time of year when the roosters move in and anglers have a very good chance at them. Whether you were fishing from the beach or from a boat, the Lighthouse was a popular place for a shot at them. With the bait that usually hang out around the dock in front of our place schooling up, roosters could be seen cruising up and down the beach herding them. But just because you see them doesn’t mean they are easy to catch!
First time visitors Katie and Chris Britton crossed a few fish off their bucket list this past week. They came for a marlin and roosterfish and that’s just what they got! Katie released her first striped marlin and they both got a rooster. Congratulations guys – your roosters were 2 of only 4 caught all week!
Bill Boyce said his crew (see this week’s Weekly News) also got one and some great shots for his next East Cape episode, releasing several fish himself and almost teasing a blue marlin to the boat.
Claudia Valdez (Felipe’s wife) caught the largest dorado of the week and it’s all on film. She’ll be featured in Bill Boyce’s Baja, too along with Katie. Check out all the action on the World Fishing Network. With the future of our fishery and conservation ever on our minds here at Buenavista Beach Resort, there were lots of dorado caught but most were small and thankfully released.
So the reason there weren’t many fish photos this past week is simply because almost all of the fish were released, including 4 sailfish.
So the final count, including released fish was 18 striped marlin, 74 dorado, 4 sailfish, 4 roosterfish, 5 pargo and 2 amberjack.