Mark Rayor
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East Cape - Where's Willie?

East Cape - Where's Willie? At the drop of a hat or flip of a switch, however you want to put it East Cape has gone from winter to spring   After a somewhat mild winter the Sea of Cortez has been like a pond for days.  While spring has arrived early…See More
Mar 16
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East Cape-On the block

East Cape-On the block Hard to believe but we are on the home stretch of our season.  A month from now the north winds will start to blow, water temperatures will plummet and we will break out our winter clothes.Now, like spring snow skiing, conditions are…See More
Oct 12, 2016
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East Cape - Threw an ear have no fear

It has taken a week for conditions to get back to the great bite we were experiencing prior to hurricane Newton.  I thought we were finally back on track when my cell phone rang.  My conversation went like this , (Captain Diego) "hey boss,  (translated to English) we are going to be late". (me) "que pasa"? (Diego) "We threw an ear on the starboard prop". (me) "okay, I'll be ready when you get here. Did you catch any fish"?  (Diego) "yeah, it was a pretty good bite, tuna, dorado and a jumbo…See More
Sep 14, 2016
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East Cape - I'll take the small ones

Late August and September we typically see little traffic.  It is kind of ironic because this time brings some of our best fishing of the season.  This year is no exception.  There are not many people in town and the ones that are here are enjoying excellent fishing and having the time of their lives.At the beginning of the month water temp in the Sea of Cortez started to soar and was approaching 90 degrees.  Blue marlin and sailfish were providing action but yellowfin tuna and wahoo started to…See More
Aug 25, 2016
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Shades of blue

Shades of blue Billfish have been the name of the game this week.  Boats targeting marlin have good action and  averaging 2 to 3 fish a day.  Most have been stripers but more blue marlin are in the count everyday.  Fishing yellowfin tuna has been a tough…See More
Jul 13, 2016
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East Cape - I want one

The East Cape is heating up.  Our humidity is starting to rise and now daytime temperatures are starting to tip 90 degrees.  Evenings are still cooling a bit and very pleasant.Game fish have been fickle and hard to figure out.  Smaller yellowfin tuna have been consistent south of Frailes trolling hoochies, Yozuri's and cedar plugs.   The larger model yellowfin have been with porpoise schools offshore but it has been hard to get them to go.  It has been a risk versus reward thing.  The risk is…See More
Jul 3, 2016
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East Cape - Over matched

We started this season with a sputter but East Cape fishing is finally off to the races.  It is time for all the cyber fishermen to push away from their computers and get down here.  It is happening!After a few days of wind last week we are back to calm seas and very comfortable weather.  Schools of porpoise have arrived from 20 to 40 miles offshore holding tuna.  There are a lot of small fish that some days are a bit finicky but there are a few cows mixed in as well.  We are seeing huge…See More
Jun 18, 2016
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East Cape - Sea temp drops, bite stops

Our East Cape season was progressing nicely with picture perfect weather and the bite starting to turn on.   Wahoo and dorado were being caught in bigger numbers.  Mostly smaller grade tuna were also starting to show off shore.  There were a few larger fish in the mix.Living in a tropical environment and working on the ocean we always carefully monitor weather forecasting.  It has become a ritual for me.  So, early this week out of the blue the forecast indicates 20+ knot winds and small craft…See More
Jun 10, 2016
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East Cape - Magic Jack

It is exciting to finally have something to talk about besides the gorgeous weather that has persisted for more than 2 months and tough fishing.Just when I was starting to think we were going to struggle all year the Sea of Cortez came alive. At the beginning of the week dorado, marlin and wahoo were bending rods. As the week progressed the action started to diminish.The moon was getting bright and many thought it was shutting off the bite. Then Magic Jack, aka "Mr. Lucky" or Jackurate as many…See More
May 25, 2016
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East Cape - The spring crash of 2016

East Cape weather could not be more perfect.  For several weeks we have been enjoying warm sunny weather.  Very comfortable, not too hot, not too cold.  Sea temps have been 76-77 degrees and the water is clear and blue. Live bait has been abundant and the stage is set for a great fishing season.The bite, I have figured out, is like the stock market.  Some days it is up and others it is down.  When the market is down analysts and brokers advise to stay the course.  History tells us in the long…See More
Apr 28, 2016
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East Cape - Inshore, off shore everywhere

East Cape - Inshore, off shore everywhere For more than a week now East Cape weather has been nothing short of spectacular.  We have been enjoying warm sunny days with temperatures in the mid to high 70's sometime pushing 80 degrees.…See More
Mar 22, 2016
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East Cape - Two finner

East Cape - Two finner Last week we returned to home sweet home (the East Cape) after spending 10 days in the Los Angeles area and exhibiting at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach.  The 5 day show was a marathon and test of my endurance but it was an…See More
Mar 14, 2016
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East Cape - Life after tuna

It has been a windy winter and some time since I wrote my last report. We have had our heads down working hard getting boat maintenance finished in preparation of the upcoming season.  New turbo chargers, transmissions, after coolers, bait systems, electrical and building a new trailer are the only things that have been in our recent radar.Last week I thought we were turning the corner from winter having a few calm days and warmer temperatures.  Guess it was wishful thinking because for now the…See More
Feb 26, 2016
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The shine is off the dime

The shine is off the dime For more than 20 years every winter we have taken a camping trip to our favorite spot in Magdalena Bay.  During the winter north winds are relentless on the East Cape where we live making conditions unfavorable for fishing.…See More
Jan 17, 2016
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East Cape - Glad I don't wear a toup

East Cape - Glad I don't wear a toup Typically on the East Cape most of the sportfishing operations close up shop for the winter or move boats to Cabo San Lucas.  A couple resorts might leave a boat or 2 in the water for the die hard with high…See More
Dec 20, 2015
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Jen Wren over and out!

Jen Wren over and out! It has been several weeks since I have been able to post a report and November has been a wild ride. At the beginning of the month we took our boats to Cabo San Lucas to compete in the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot tournament.  In my…See More
Nov 22, 2015

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Where are you from?
Buena Vista, BCS, Mexico
About Me
I own and operate two deluxe sportfishing cruisers in Baja California Sur, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez.

Fishing is my passion and this place offers the best fishing grounds on the plant.
How passionate are you about fishing?
Hardcore (Over 50 times a Year)

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Marlin bite, lines go tight! 

The week started out with breezy…

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