Large yellowfin tuna swim into spotlight off Baja California's East Cape region
I'm still on vacation, but while catching up on e-mail I found a brief report sent this morning by Mark Rayor, who runs Vista Sea Sport in the East Cape region of Baja California.
Rayor, who is one of the top anglers in the area, said by e-mail: "Quality yellowfin tuna have finally showed up in big numbers on the East Cape. My long time friend and high school buddy Gary Street [pictured] of Laguna Hills and I landed these four bad boys yesterday.
"They were all between 80 and 100 pounds. The main concentration of fish are between 15 and 30 miles out on porpoise schools. Many fish ... being taken on chucked up giant Humboldt squid. We used green jacks for bait and found that to be the bigger fishes' choice."
Wish I could be there for the rest of my vacation. All I have to show for it so far are some tiny wild brown trout caught in the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Lakes. No complaints though.
-- Pete Thomas
Photo: Gary Street with an impressive day's catch in the Sea of Cortes. Credit: Mark Rayor