Here is the Mi Querida.  This will be the boat that we will be using for our evening fishing trips!!  Yes that's right we are now offering late afternoon and evening fishing for those of you that just can't get enough.  Ask us more about this open cockpit boat that holds up to six people and is available for the evening bite!!

This is the Wilson party from California with a  nice Dorado along with a very nice Wahoo.  They spent the day aboard the Vamonos with captain Victor Sandez.
Below are a few pictures of the Western Fishing Folly's 19th annual trip organized and professionally orchestrated by Natalie Rucinski.  The Rucinskies with the help of Jesus Valdez and the Spa Buenavista Hotel (our former name) put together a scholarship program that was active for many years, providing young adults with a chance to continue their education and learning, many of whom became doctors, lawyers among other professions. Without this program it may have been difficult for these young adults and children to have continued their education. 

Mike Rucinski along with his brother Red spent many years with us bringing many friends and family over the years for lot's of laughter and fun along with some great fishing.  We are sad to say that Mike passed on  five years ago and that Red has joined him just a few months ago.  On this trip the Rucinski family along with many friends and the hotel spread Red's ashes in the Sea of Cortez as they did for Mike a few years back. They are both now together again, where they share great times. They will be missed, but we'll keep their spirit alive for ever.  

This tradition and memory of this program still continue to thrive with the devotion to carry it on by Natalie Rucinski.  Next year is in the planning and it will be the Western Fishing Folly's and the Rucinski's  20th year Anniversary with us.  They, along with us plan on hosting this event for many years to come.  It is an event filled with memories, laughs, and stories that have taken place over the the past twenty years.

Here are a few photos from this years outing.


Last Week Fish Report Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort Fleet

This week's Fish and Condition report brought to you by Captain Victor Sandez and Vamonos!!!

From: May 14th - May 21st

Total boats out: 83 Fisherman:249

Weather Temperature: :high80's to low 90's

Water Temperature:78-81

Type Capture Release Total
 Blue Marlin ~ 1 1
 Black Marlin ~ ~ ~
  Striped Marlin 4 26 30
  Sailfish ~ 1 1
  Dorado 60 4 64
  Tuna 65 3 68
  Wahoo 3 ~ 3
  Roosterfish ~ 5 5
  Grupper ~ ~ ~
  Shark  ~ ~ ~
  Snapper 17 ~ 17
  Jack cravalle  ~ 2 2
  Amberjack 1 ~ 1
  Bonita ~ 5 5
  Yellowtail ~ ~ ~
  Ladyfish ~ ~ ~
  Pampano ~ ~ ~
  Triggerfish 4 ~ 4
  Squid ~ ~ ~
  Cabrilla 4 ~ 4
  Skip Jack ~ 8 8
Sierra 2 ~ 2
Needle fish 1 1

Water Temperature: The water temperature has stayed fairly constant this week .  We have seen a slight warming of the water.  The water will continue to warm and bring the fish in.  This should be an excellent week of fishing!!

Weather Temperature: We  have seen lots of sun this week with very little or no wind.  This has made for slightly warmer days and a little more humidity.  The mornings and evenings are very comfortable  with the great sunsets of Baja topping off each day. 

Fishing Spots and Distance:  Most of the fishing has taken place to the south.  Some of the boats have been going as far south as Gordo Bank.  They have reported most of the Marlin fishing has taken place in this area with larger concentrations of squid in this region.  

Off-shore fishing.- The fishing off shore has been fair for the Tuna that are running with the Porpise.  Most of them have been in the smaller class from the six to fifteen pound range.  They have slowed this week some with the full moon and concentrations of very small crabs in the water.  They are still their and if you have patience and stay with the Porpise you should get a few fish.    The dorado and Marlin have slowed slightly this week with many fish being seen but not wanting to take the bait due to the full moon.  The moon phase is on the back side and things should pick back up this week.  We have seen a few more Wahoo than caught this week but with the unexpected strikes those teeth are no match for monofilament.   

In-shore fishing.-The inshore fishing is slightly slower with the captains reporting the numbers have decreased slightly but the variety has increased as well.  They have been catching a larger variety of species this week.  

Successful lures: For the Dorado it has been yellow and red along with white and blue to represent flying fish and squid.  The Wahoo have been on lures that seem to be purple and black or bright yellow and orange.  The Tuna are still taking hoochies in the blue and white colors along with pink and red.  We have had lot's of small Langosta in the water.

Bait Used: Bait has been Mackrel with the Sardina just now starting to show up in any numbers.  The report is that most of the smaller bait is being caught south in the Cabo Pulmo area.

Highlight of the Week: The wonderful guests here in the hotel along with the great weather and fishing.  You really can't beat Baja this time of year.

See you next week!!!