PHOTO GALLERY AND

FISHING AND CONDITION REPORT

WEEK: September 1st week

 
   
There was some fishing right after John left. It was good even though the water had a lot of debris from all arroyos running. Still made it really good to fish for tuna and dorado. Also some pargo and nice jacks. Chec the total for Thursday September .
   

Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort damage update after hurricane John

 

Dear Friends,

 

I hope everyone is doing well.

 

We had a very strong hurricane, thankfully we had all prepared and there was no personal injuries, but the community was devastated with infrastructure damage to homes, roads and services. We are getting back to normal and we definitely need your support, please avoid cancellations to our area, every reservation is important for the whole area. We are back in full service and today we sent the first boats out.

 

Below is the press released we sent out on Sunday and here are two picture of the hotel. Everything is clean now and yesterday we received the first groups of guests, who are fishing today. Also the federal government did an excellent job as they sent a crew of 600 men from the electrical federal company.  They are in the area restoring electricity and it should be back on starting today (09/06/06).

 

We have started working with our employees to see their damages and to find the best way to help them get their homes and families back to normal.

 

 

Back in Operation

HURRICANE JOHN SLAMS CAPE;

BUENA VISTA RESORT ESCAPES

 

 

            EAST CAPE, Baja California, Mex., Sept. 3 – Hurricane John slammed into East Cape resorts at about 9 p.m. on Fri., downing trees, breaking windows, damaging homes and power lines, but Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort escaped major damage, according to marketing director Axel Valdez.

            Axel, in San Diego, was in communication with his father, Chuy Valdez, via the Internet. 

            The large plate glass window in the hotel’s Pescador Bar was broken, as were about a half dozen other windows.  Six of the resort’s landmark palm trees were snapped in half, according to Chuy.

            “But all our boats were saved and except for the windows, trees and some isolated tiles we remain intact and fully operational.  We’ll have boats out fishing in a day or two,” said Axel.

            Hurricane John appeared to be headed in a westward direction past Cabo San Lucas into the Pacific, but around 9 p.m. it suddenly veered north toward the East Cape resorts.

            “We were essentially in the eye of the storm for 50 minutes with hurricane-force winds.  That’s when the trees snapped and the windows smashed,” according to Axel.  Ten guests rode out the storm at the hotel; others had departed earlier on Friday (9/1) when the path of the storm was uncertain.  “Thank God nobody was injured,” said Axel.

            Prior to the eye of the storm hitting the area, guests were in a “party mood,” during what was thought to be just a rainy day.

            Mexican President Vicente Fox was scheduled to visit the area on Sun. (9/3) night.

            The Mexican Federal Electrical Co. is using Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort as its headquarters as they repair lines up and down the coast, with about 100 workers living at the hotel.  “We expect to have full phone and electric service restored by tomorrow (9/4),” according to Axel. 

            Airline service to Los Cabos, which was curtailed for about 12 hours late Fri. and Sat., has been restored as have the roads.  “There were wash-outs and flooded arroyos, of course, but everything is now passable,” he said.  

            Chuy was saddened by the nearby private homes that suffered damage.  “These are our friends and neighbors . . . our hearts go out to them as they pick up the pieces and re-build their dream vacation homes.  We will offer them every assistance we can,” he said. 

            Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort will be back at full operation and service – including fishing boats – by Tues. (9/6.)   

 

 

Axel Valdez
Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort
2220 Otay Lakes Rd. Ste#502-86
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Tel. 619-429-8079 Ext. 5
Fax. 619-330-4539
axel@hotelbuenavista.com
www.hotelbuenavista.com

   
   
   
Last Week Fish Report Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort Fleet

From: September 1st- 7th, 2006

Total boats out:4  Fishermen: 11

Weather Temps: Mid 80's- Low 100's 

Water Temperature:  79- 87

  Type

Capture

Release

Total

  Swordfish ~ ~ ~

  Blue Marlin

~

~

~

  Black  Marlin

~

~

~

  Striped Marlin

~

1

1

  Sailfish

~

~

~

  Dorado

7

~

7

  Tuna

57

~

57

  Wahoo

~

~

~

  Roosterfish

~

~

~

  Grouper

~

~

~

  Shark 

~

~

~

  Snapper

2

~

2

  Jack Crevalle

~

~

~

  Amberjack

3

~

3

  Bonito

~

~

~

  Yellowtail

~

~

~

  Ladyfish

~

~

~

  Pompano

~

~

~

  Triggerfish

~

~

~

  Squid

10

~

10

  Cabrilla

~

~

~

  Skipjack Tuna

~

~

~

  Sierra

~

~

~

  Rainbow Runner

~

~

~

 

 

Water Temperature: It was a crazy week, we stopped fishing since Friday and the hurricane hit that same night, we couldn't get back to the water until Thursday, we had plans on fishing on Wednesday, but a Torito (a small storm that forms inside the Sea of Cortez) prevented our fleet from going fishing.  

 

Air Temperature: With winds marked at over 150 miles per hours, hurricane John did leave a lot of mess and of course a lot of destruction. But we thanked God that no one was hurt. The work of reconstruction is being done daily.

 

Fishing Spots and Distance: Our fleet fished the areas where they knew they were going to find some fish, and they did.   

 

Off-shore Fishing: Mostly tuna and dorado, but also some nice size amberjack and one pargo.    

 

In-shore Fishing: Not much as the in-shore is quite dirty from all the debris from the arroyos. It is natural debris and our ocean is not contaminated as suggested by some neighbors.

 

Bait Used: Mostly caballito some mackerel too, but captains are preferring the ballyhoo.

 

Highlight of the Week: The tuna, quite steady and of course we should start seeing a lot more dorado now that there will be plenty of debris for them.

 

See you next week!!!

 

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