You might think
that this July newsletter is a little late.
Perhaps you forgot to take into account the
moon, the stars and the hypnotizing wave action
in our front yard. Hours turn into days, days
turn into weeks and weeks become months. We’re
not late. The rest of the world is early.
If June was
“busting out all over,” July began with a July 4
blitz of roosterfish and dorado mixed with
billfish, margaritas, snapper, margaritas, and
We hosted a youth
Summer Camp in our Convention Center, the Penn
Fishing University hosted by Steve Carson, and a
myriad of small groups, family reunions and
return guests. If there was a dark cloud, it
was the continuously increasing airfares from
all over the States . . . but we just grin and
bear it, secure in the knowledge that a week or
a long weekend at the resort is still the best
deal in the world. Where else do you get World
Class fishing, World Class International
Cuisine, terrific boats, the best skippers on
the Cape, beautiful gardens, friendly staff and
the personal attention of the Valdez Family?
This year and for
the 6th year in a row we were honor to host the
Bisbee family and their 9th annual East Cape
Bisbee, you can read the details in our fishing
Now’s a great time
to book your Fall trip – smaller crowds, great
fishing, generally flat seas and perfect
temperatures. Hook Up!
We hosted Summer
Camp Tae Kwon Do MDK Cabo Este for three weeks
in our Convention Center organized by Eduardo
Gonzalez from MDK Cabo Este. There were about
25 children from 4- to 13-years old, most from
Los Barriles, Buenavista and La Capilla. The
camp activities were based on the martial art of
Tae Kwon Do, but included traditional summer
camp activities including handcrafts, swimming
lessons and sports. S’mores anyone?
Invasion of the
Saltwater Fly-Fishing Fanatics
from Chatsworth, Calif., who helps convert our
newsletter and other documents from Spanglish to
English, was accompanied by Dave Hardacre,
Woodland Hills together with Bill Gordean
and Drs. Claude and Elizabeth
Koprowski all the way from Maryland. Dr.
Claude is the retired head of Emergency Room
services at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
and Dr. Elizabeth is a psychologist. The
Koprowskis spent two days diving and one day
fly-fishing for roosters. Dr. Claude and Dr.
Elizabeth have Scuba dived all over the world
and they said of all their destinations, from
the Caribbean to the south of France and Italy,
Cabo Pulmo was the best!
One other Koprowski
note – on their first day here they were
notified via the Internet that they became
first-time grandparents. And a few minutes
later the first baby photos arrived. So even if
you’re away from civilization, you’re not out of
In their second
trip of ’08, our friend
Rayner from Long Beach, Calif., was
accompanied by Janis and Tim Sherer
from Lakewood Ranch, Fla. We hope to see you
again in Nov., with “Papa Loco”. Joe
Spillman and family from Austin, Texas had a
great time fishing aboard 3 Hermanos with
Ramon Tamayo and Mate Teodoro Araiza.
Other returnees included Jim Inglis from
Cottonwood, Calif., Larry Magruder from
Everett, Wash., Gerry and Pamela
Aguirre from San Marcos, Calif., fishing
aboard Nueva Era with Captain Rosario
Cota, and Bruce Donoho from Mission
Gardners from Visalia, Calif. celebrating
their wedding anniversary . . . Brackin
Andrews, Redwood City, Calif. . . . Ken
Ribardo, from Hidden Valley, California had
a great time fishing with Captain Chayo
aboard the Nueva Era . . . David
and Lori Dial from Oakley, Calif. . . .
Brian Sachau of San Marcos, Calif. . . .
Robert and Mary Meisse from
Manhattan Beach, Calif. . . . Linda Chevalier
all the way from St. Rose, Louisiana . . .
Debbie Meschkat, Castaic, Calif. . . .
Chris Johanson from San Bruno, Calif. who
came down to put the finishing touches on their
new home in Agua de La Costa.
Others were the
Gruening Family from Switzerland . . .
Greg and Beth Gong, Greg Sweeney; and
it was a pleasure meeting Lorrita Fitch
his companion from Bakersfield and Jeff Sims
from Fla. fishing aboard Dusty BIII with
Captain Alejandro Castro. Toguito
Hazard’s Friends of the month were Kim
Eady from California and Mike and
Sandy McGrath fishing aboard Dottie BII
with Captain Vicente Cosio. Susan
Currie from Sausalito, Calif., is becoming
the monthly guest of the Hon. Togo Hazard who
came this month twice.
First time visitors
from the East Coast were Joseph Cho and
Hyun Bae from Plainview, NY fishing
aboard Mosca with Captain Marco Garcia
Vargas. They caught tuna, dorado, and
amberjack; and released a striped marlin and
roosterfish. Not bad for first-timers! he sent
us a nice picture and comments.
WE GOT GROUPS
has become the go-to place to be for so many
family, business and old friends groups. Among
them, we were pleased to welcome –
Aparty of 18
fisherman from Minnesota was composed of
Ernie Tracy, Ken Muhvich, Peter Conney, Larry
McGrath, Joe Gierzynski, Fred Homuth, Fred
Homuth, Michael Mund, Dave Homuth, Dave Flamberg,
Ron Lewis, Court Lewis, Harry Dowling, Fred
Dowling, Dave Fink, Jack Safar, Mike Killen,
and Jim Maiser. You betcha I hope we got
all the names correct. This group is definitely
(not to put any other down) the best organized.
They are from all over America, (sometimes even
from Asia and Europe), they have a small
tournament, they have shirts, hats and they make
it easy for us to prepare nice, special dinners.
They had a small
tournament fishing aboard our 29-foot cruisers
Vagabundo, Alegria, Careleste, Hakuna,
Liliana and Eclipse.
The winner was… Sr. Dave
It was a group of
17 fishermen and one lone wife (but we made her
feel welcome.) Anglers were Richard and
Mark Medel, Don Littell, Chris Zehner,
Stearling, Body Male, Dean Johnson, Mike
Simestad, Dave Greenholz, Sixto Santiago, Fred
George, Chris Lardge, Don Kavanagh, Joe Miscione,
John Leuthnner and Jeff and Julia
Dish, all of them from Moraga, Calif., they
were fishing in groups of four aboard the
Dusty BII, Liliana, Hakuna and Alegria.
and Family Memorial Tribute
Ariz., our good friend Othon Garcia
accompanied by his sons Mark, Anthony and
Jay and his grandchildren Garrett,
Anthony, Tanner, Ashley, Ryan, and Ari
Garcia. Also friends Cliff and
Janice Moore, Robert and Sherri Wallace,
Brian and Cheryl Hurst, Scott
and Ryan Hurst, Mary Hurst, Judy Haylund,
Dick and Michael Haylund, James
and Michelle Moore, Garrett and
Nancy Dorh, Michael and Shirley Curley,
Thomas and Marilyn Stephenson, Barbara
Underwood and Devonna Vederick.
We had a special
ceremony in honor of the senior Randy Hurst
who passed away early in the year. All of the
boats in their group made a memory line and
stopped in a circle. There was a lovely tribute
in memory of Mr. Hurst, and then all of the
boats went their way to fish as he would have
done. Also, Mark Garcia celebrated his
41st anniversary on this trip.
our good friend came down with Capt. David
Sachau, his brother Brian and father,
Kurt. They fished three days and had a
lot of fun. Also joining them were John
Pierce, Clifford Cook, Joe Puckett, and
Limas Prinzo. It was very nice to host them,
even though their error in their shirts (inside
joke). Look for some new beautiful art for our rooms.
Carson’s PENN FISHING UNIVERSITY
I don’t remember
school being this much fun! There were nightly
seminars and instruction by Steve Carson,
director of the Penn Fishing University series.
The school featured prizes and even more fun!
Sponsored by: Penn, Rapala, Luhr
Jensen, Berkley, Flambeau, Owner and
Albackore. They were scheduled to fish three
days, but squeezed in an extra day right before
heading back home. It was great fishing and
remarkably, they caught over 50 different
species of fish. Only on the East Cape!
Thanks to all of you from the Valdez
Thanks to all of you from the Valdez Family