Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing.


MARLIN: We are so pleased that fishing has stayed on track and continues to improve after a season of slow start during the last few months. Even with a big moon the fish were not deterred and gave a good showing all week. To give you an idea of how great it's been let's Our 31ft Go Deep and 37 ft  Go deeper last week on 5 Charters came back with a combinned total of 72 Marlin releases, Great Job to thoses crews avarage 7 Marlin releases per day per vessel. Striped marlins, ranging in size from 100 to 160 LBS.
Most all vessels where able to locate a good Marlin bite all week.28ft Blue Tail  with four marlin released, also at the 11.50 spot for the McLaurin and Smith families from Livingston, Texas. Not to be left out were  Other boats released between one and three marlin with those not catching generally people that got seasick and who wanted to come back early. Live bait was absolutely the way to go and the best location was the 11.50 spot on the Cortez side. Marlin was the top catch this week, with 85 percent of our boats catching, giving us a total of 159 fish of which 117 were released – several fish tagged.
OTHER SPECIES: We continue to see a variety of sharks being caught in the same area as the marlin all of them are being released. Andrea a 28 ft El pargo released two thresher sharks up to 100 LBS, a 70 LB pilot shark and also released a striped marlin for Glen McLaughlin and Sara Madsen. The varieties of shark caught this week were pilot, hammerhead, thresher, mako and lemon and twenty percent of our charters hooked them. Dorado catches were a little better this week at thirteen percent and this should increase as we approach summer. 31ft Rosa Del Mar  Marlin and caught five small dorado, two small tuna and released a pilot shark and a striped marlin. Tuna catches were slow with just a few fish caught around the 10 LB mark. Inshore the fishing has slowed down somewhat with the pangas being hit or miss, nevertheless twenty percent of the boats caught a trigger fish, skipjacks, grouper, sierra, jack crevalle and small roosters. Mid week there was a flurry of wahoo activity for boats fishing a bit closer to Cabo with some fish up to 60 LBS. George from Cleveland out on the Super Panga caught a 40 LB wahoo, two tuna and thee jack crevalles.
LOCATION: 11.50 for marlin and shark, Cabeza de Ballena and Lighthouse for smaller game. Difficult to fish the Pacific as the wind blew hard all week.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny skies, windy on Pacific, seas calm to moderate.
AVERAGE WATER TEMPERATURE: 78-80 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, rapalas & cuchis.

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WEATHER: Been very nice all week and we can really feel the heat starting to set in over the last week and I think its going to be a hot summer in Cabo. So, whats new. We are not looking for any storm activity right now but as we get into summer we will get some tropical activity. Although, I think we had enough with Hurricane ODILE year before last. That was enough to last a lifetime, but for now we are having great weather.

WATER: Pretty much the same as last week as far as the water temps go.The water right outside Cabo Harbor is right around 72 to 74 degrees and actually pretty nice. Pacific side up and around the Finger Baja where it was dipping down to 69 degrees is still cold up there and it is like night and day compared to the Pacific side and the Cortez side.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja.

BILLFISH: Marlin fishing has picked up some what with good days and bad days. Lots of fish stacked up at the 1150 area and most of them are Marlin. Pitching live bait at them along with lures and slow trolled ballyhoo has been working very well. We did have one boat brave the pacific side and there was 3 boys aboard who managed to to land 3 Marlin and 3 sharks, so at least 2 out of the 3 boys did score a Marlin which is really cool as we love to see the kids land some nice fish. Crews have also landed 6 Wahoo, 8 Tuna and 2 really nice Dorado. None of the other boats wanted to brave the pacific side that day so the boys made a good choice to over there. CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!

SHARK FISHING: We have been catching lots of sharks this past week, Bull Sharks and Hammerheads are lots of fun to catch, but it isn't the season for them so we are catching them are releasing them. Lots of fun be we have to release.

DORADO: Dorado has taken a turn from last week with just a few caught this past week. Some of the Dorado taken this week were very nice fish and the Light House was a good area for Dorado using lures and slow trolled bait. Not a lot, but it is getting better and we are going into Dorado season now.

WAHOO: There are Wahoo still being caught at Grey Rock on jet heads, rapalas and dead cabilltos being slow trolled. They were catching the same amount of Wahoo as last week, but they are still catching this past week. Looks like a lot of guys have been spear fishing in the area . boats report 33 Wahoo working that area over the past weeks. there is Wahoo in the area.

TUNA: They have been showing up at the doughnut, but not in big numbers, although there were a few taken on cedar plugs and striker kings with all being blind strikes as there were no porpoise in the area. There was one report of a 175lb Tuna taken yesterday.

INSHORE: Small Tuna and even some Sierras lately. Action inshore has just been ok this past week. There was some Dorado and Rooster Fish. The Roosters are averaging 12lb to 20lb and being landed from the Solmar to the Light House. Trolling live bait has been what there hitting so remember to buy a lot of live bait if your fishing Roosters.

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