May 24-31 Report
Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort
Southeast winds from 7 to 16 knots made for a few bumps and whitecaps, but all-in-all it was a very good week for fishing. Water temperatures ranged from the mid-70s to low-80s.
Fish were scattered, so hotel boat skippers went in various directions looking for big ones … and lots of them. Cruisers Liliana, Dusty B II, Dottie B II, Vagabundo, Regina, and Alegria went to Los Frailes, traveling from the Punta Arena Lighthouse 40+ miles north to the Isla Cerralvo. Along the way they spotted a Sea of Cortez bouillabaisse including dolphin, turtles, hammerhead sharks, striped marlin and lots of tuna.
Pasquale Roberto (top chef at the San Carlo Deli in Chatsworth, Calif.) along with John Magnanimo, Glenn Crawford, Kenneth Stempel and Alan Skobin slammed roughly 36 yellowfin up to near 40 pounds along with skipjack, snapper, dorado and pompano.
The group alternated fishing days aboard Careleste with Capt. Julio and deckman Chory; and Dusty B II with Capt. Carlos and deckman Valentin.
Another group from the San Diego had a wonderful four days of fishing.
That same weekend, Hotel Buenavista hosted a wedding of Pamela Castillo and Miguel de Leon with about 80 family and friends at the hotel beach.
A full bar was mounted on the beach were everyone enjoyed the night drinking margaritas, Paloma’s, whiskey and vodka cocktails and had a bar full of fresh made snacks such a fresh octopus ceviche , shrimp brochettes , fresh caught fish ceviche and many more bites.
Newlyweds Pamela and Miguel had their first dance as a married couple, with tunes from the 1980s, ’90s and recent pop hits. Their children, new in-laws and friends soon joined the dance floor celebration.
A tearful, emotional moment followed when all the guests went to the beach and made paper boats with candles and put them on the water to wish the newlyweds a very good and long life together.