May was a beautiful month with
excellent weather and fishing. The water
temperature remained in the mid to high 70s,
which is a bit cool for this time of year. The
daytime high temperatures were in the mid-80s.
¡Perfecto! Fishing was incredible, with well
over 200 striped marlin caught, over 100 dorado
and tuna, nearly 50 roosterfish, 30 snapper,
three wahoo and one sail. In the category of
cabrilla, triggerfish, bonita, skipjack and
squid, our anglers caught almost 500.
Following is a
rundown on some of our important guests for May:
It was nice to have Mr. Don Gadberry our
neighbor and his family visiting us for a few
days. Mr. Wiberg came too and let us know that
we are going to be seeing more of him through
out the coming years, which is excellent news!
Suzanna Colyer and her son Ken were among our
long time friends that visited the resort this
month. They joined Mr. Togo Hazard and his
extended family and friends in celebrating his
83rd birthday. What a fiesta it was!
Other returning guests included our good friend
Mr. Frommholz. This was Mr. Don Woll’s first
trip of the year, but we will see a lot more of
him, since he is visiting us three more times.
This was the first year for the Miami Beach Rod
and Reel Club trip, and it seems that many more
of their members will be here in the coming
years, as they have already booked a large group
for 2006. Also some of the members will be
coming to continue a study on sailfish behavior.
They have already studied sailfish behavior of
Atlantic sailfish and Pacific sailfish farther
south in South America, but this will be the
first time they have studied sailfish in the Sea
of Cortez. They will be doing this study in
July. This was the first year for Mr. Rick
Papapietro group and many of his staff left
saying that it was their best vacation ever.
They had a great time and they fished a lot.
also the first trip for our Texas connection Mr.
David Bryce (here in the picture), but you will
see a lot more of him as he will be bringing his
associates to the resort throughout our fishing
Later in the
month we had the 26th Anniversary
trip of Natalie Rucinski. They had a great time
and it was even better for them because Esaul
was not able to win a single hand of Texas Hold
’em! Mr. Larry Holloway came in May on his
annual visit. Mr. Clare (known fondly around
these parts as Papa Loco) and his wife Nancy
Rayner visited with their beautiful and very
skillful fisherwoman niece, Traci. Mr. Faulk
came down with his beautiful wife and daughter
(we missed her other daughter as she couldn’t
make this year) and his son and son in-law. It
was very nice hosting Mr. Ardunio’s group.
For some very
exciting (as in stressful) news, there is this
story: Here in Mexico we have PROFEPA, which is
the equivalent of the US Environmental
Protection Agency. In May and June they
descended upon the East Cape and came to inspect
our hotel several times. We expected to have a
grace period, which would allow us time to work
on the issues mentioned in their report.
However, when they were packed up and ready to
leave the area, they came and told all the
hotels that we needed to stop working. As in
close us all down! And all the hotels were full!
All the resorts in the area joined together and
petitioned the governor of Baja California Sur.
Governor Agundez’ office supported our cause and
helped us get everything back to normal. We
have, of course, committed ourselves to hiring
consulting firms to help us comply with all
issues mentioned in PROFEPA’s report.
As always, we
greet you with open arms and wide smiles and
look forward to your next visit to the
Jewel of the East
Cape. And of course,
we thank all of
you for your continued patronage over the years,
and we hope to see you very soon!
The Valdez Family
Special Deals and
Events You Won't Want to Miss!
JULY … ALL MONTH
Too good to pass up! All month kids under 12
stay free in the same room with parent(s).
American (meals included) Plan only.
JULY 8th TO 11th … FIFTH
ANNUAL CHINO’S CATCH & RELEASE TOURNAMENT
Join us for our 5th Annual Los Chinos
Catch and Release Tournament, with friends,
fishing and fun. A lot of prizes. $40 dollars
per person entry fee. Maximum of four anglers
JULY 13th TO 17th … FISH
SNIFFER EAST CAPE FISHING TRIP
Join us and the staff of THE FISH SNIFFER (the
popular fishing publication of Northern
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fishing. They will have seminars and are
packaging a lot of door prizes for their
JULY 22nd TO 25th … NINTH
ANNUAL BIG GAME BLOWOUT
Be part of the tradition and join Hotel Buena
Vista Beach Resort’s 9th Annual Big
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$125 dollars entry fee, maximum of four anglers
JULY 28th TO AUGUST 1st …
TWELFTH ANNUAL SPORTFISHING WITH DAN HERNANDEZ
EAST CAPE TRIP
Join Dan Hernandez and his TV crew on their 12th
annual East Cape trip. Sponsors prizes and a
chance to be part of his famous TV show. Sign
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AUGUST 2nd TO 6th … SIXTH
ANNUAL BISBEE EAST CAPE FISHING TOURNAMENT
Be a part of Hotel Buena Vista’s Team in the
$300,000 cash prices in the East Cape Bisbee’s
6th Annual Tournament. Call for details.
– 16th: STEVE CARSON'S PENN FISHING UNIVERSITY.
Relax and learn with Steve Carson the Fishing
Encyclopedia of Fishing Knowledge and enjoy a
great fun and lot's of prizes.
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