Week ending September 6, 2016
Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort
We are back to normal after a two-day bump in the road from Hurricane Newton. Thanks to our great personnel, the walkways and beach have been cleared and everything was humming in less than 24 hours.
Newton lasted about 12 hours of rain with winds of about 80-mph.
Over the years, we’ve found that fishing after a storm can be spectacular. The weather behind Newton is outstanding with daytime temps of 73 to 84 degrees with little wind; however, the temps appear to be creeping back up.
Over the weekend (before the storm) the fishing remained great with plenty of blue marlin; add to the blues the striped marlin and sails offshore chasing the small dorado that are thick. Billfish chasing dorado! What a sight! If you’ve never seen it, you’ll never forget it.
Hopefully, some of the bushes and brush that washed out of the arroyos will provide cover for the bigger dorado that were around last week.
Before the storm, Gary Faules, from Portola Valley in San Mateo County, Calif., couldn’t resist the dorado on light tackle. He had to have a photo for his scrapbook before returning the feisty critter back into the water.
In case you were wondering, our chaise lounges and sombras (shade) on the beach in front of the hotel are ready and waiting …
… as is our terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez.