TS Javier Passes, as we Brace for Kay ~ September 4, 2022

September 4, 2022  

So much for the Eastern Pacific being quiet, the new month started off with Port Closures for the first three days due to the passing of TS Javier. This system brought with it some much needed rainfall, as several inches of rain was recorded in certain areas. San Jose del Cabo river basin filled and washed out into the sea, bringing with it lots of debris. Ocean swells also increased , though this system passed just far enough off to the west that we did not feel too high of wind gusts. 

Now the Port is back open for Sunday, though we are all closely following the forecast of a new system rapidly developing, this one is likely going to reach hurricane strength and be named Kay. Presently on an unpredictable path that hopefully will take it just far enough off to the west where the Southern Baja will not take a direct hit. Though we are expecting some higher winds, larger ocean swells and more rainfall, as well as new Port closures. Local landscape is quickly turning from being the dry parched desert into lush green tropical vegetation. 

The few days that fleets were able to get out and fish anglers had action for mainly dorado, found in good numbers, though many were being released due to small size and limits being enforced. Most popular grounds were near Cardon, La Fortuna and Iman Bank  A few wahoo were also accounted for, maybe as we find water temperatures to cool a few degrees after passing storms the wahoo might become more active.

Tuna action was very slim, though again this could change on any given day. Early week there was one 400 lb. black marlin was brought in from a small panga fishing on the Gordo Banks, the big black hit on a live skipjack. Striped marlin were found in good numbers near Vinorama, as well as some even better action on the Golden Gate Banks over on the Pacific.

Very limited bottom action is being done now and not much inshore action either, though we did hear reports of a couple of late season roosterfish being found further to the north.

Good Fishing, Eric

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