Fish report 11/29/2017

Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing.

Marlin Fishing Fun 1150 to 3 Miles Off Arch!
Striped Marlin to 175 to 210lbs!
Most Marlin Action at the 1150 and 95 Spot!
Tuna Action Off Grey Rock!
Tuna on King Busters and Cedar Plugs!
Ask About Our Kid Catch Me!
Wahoo Fishing Good 50lb to 70lb!
Lots of Wahoo This Past Week!
Dorado Slows Some 25lb to 30lb Fish
Roosters Near Solmar!

HEADLINES: November 26, 2017:

The Eastcape Compound Meeting is a historic summit place of the Cabo San Lucas Marlin Mafia held at the home of kingpin Chris "the Fish Killer Golden held every year at the famous EASTCAPE Compond, known as the "Marlin house of horror" on June 20, 2016. Allegedly, the meeting was held to discuss various topics including Marlin loansharking, Channel Cat trafficking and Bluegill gambling, using nets in farmponds, along with dividing the illegal operations controlled by the great "Jerry "Crappi Face" Chapman the supposed leader of the Marlin family. With An estimated 100 Marlin Mafiosi members from the United States, Mexico, Panama, Italy, and Cuba are thought to have been at this meeting.

Cabo San Lucas Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him have a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families, and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have a memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.

WEATHER: Really nice days in the mid 80,s an lows in the ladder 60,2 to low 70,s. As pleasant as it gets with light breezes in the afternoons cooling down at night but it isn't as cool as I remember other November's here in Cabo. It seems past Novembers were much cooler but this year and last year also it hasn't cooled down like it used to. We aren't complaining cause its still nice out but just not really cool yet.

WATER: Wow, it seems that we have a mix of cooler water and warm water still hanging in the area. It seems the the Sea of Cortez side has received some cooler water. Right at Lands End of Cabo there is still some 880 to 81 degree water lingering. This is all good for the fishing as it has been really good so we aren't complaining any.!!! This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja.

BILLFISH: Well here is what's going on with the Billfish action!! The Marlin have moved north of Ranch Migrino and we are still seeing some great action in this area. Lots of Marlin are being landed in the vincinity of the Light House to San Jamie and up in and around Ranch Migrino. There has even been a few Blue Marlin landed and many Striped Marlin hitting our bait also. If you like Sailfish action you can even get in on that if you head up in the same area the Marlin are hitting. We have seen lots of Sails landed this past week making for some really good Billfishing. Most are being caught on lures and Cabillitos.

DORADO: The Dorado fishing has really just stopped this past week and isn't anything like it was last week when we were landing 20lb to 40lbs all week. I think they might have just moved further north and we are hoping to see more Dorado action coming but it could be coming to the end of Dorado season for a bit. I hope this is not the case but its possible!!!!

WAHOO: The Wahoo fishing is also very good up and around Rancho Migrino and most fish are being caught on rapalas using down riggers. There has been some nice fish up to 40lbs landed!!!

TUNA: Well the Tuna action has been very good this past week and we are excited to see them in the area and biting really good but we do have to run a bit for them as they are offshore from 12 to 21 miles as of lately. If you find the Porpoise you are likely to find the Tuna and to let you know OUR OWN Bob Marlin boat did land a 170lb Tuna this past week along with a lot of football size Tuna. So all in all its still good but they are out there and in the area!!!

INSHORE: The pangas have been doing just ok and really nothing like last week. inshore for Dorado and even the Wahoo fishing has been fair, but you need to fish tight to the beach. The productive areas are from the Solmar all the way to the Pump House. Some Roosters reported landed in the surf. The Roosters were caught using live bait.

WEATHER: It has been really nice about every day. The wind has picked up pretty good over the last 3 days, though with some pretty good gusts during the day time and even at night. As I sit and write this report I can hear the wind blowing now. If you were in a small boat over the last 2 or 3 days you will have experienced a pretty rough ride due to windy conditions. The actual temperatures are really great with highs in the ladder 80, is too low 90, so in the day time and cooling off pretty good at night down into the mid 60,s.

WATER: With the windy conditions the water has been pretty wild with some rough seas on the pacific side and of course on the Sea of Cortez its been calmer, but due to the windy conditions its rough out there. Still quite the contrast in water temperatures from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez. All warm water on the Cortez side and cold water on the Pacific side. It is 69 degrees up above the Finger Bank on the Pacific side and on the Cortez side it is pushing 72 degrees.

BILLFISH: The Marlin fishing has been pretty steady and it seems the Marlin have moved down towards San Jose closer to the Sea of Cortez.

What we are seeing is many of the Marlin are full of squid as there is an abundance in the water. So we have been just pitching live bait at them till we find the right one to take the bait. All boats have been fishing about everyday and we have been pretty consistent this past week and we landed about 18 total and had one day where we did catch 7.

DORADO: Wish I could give some good information the Dorado fishing but there hasn't been any good news as of lately, so I am just telling you like it is and that is pretty bad right now, but you never know when that can turn around and we will get back into the Dorado action.

WAHOO: Pretty good week for the Wahoo from the Light House to Migrino on jet heads and rapalas.

TUNA: Some action on Tuna but its basically a hit and miss as we really don't know when we will run into a school, but they are around somewhat as there has been reports of a lot of football size fish and some up to 30 to 40lbs.

INSHORE: Grouper fishing action in close to shore has been pretty good over the last week, if you use cut bait at about 250ft on the rock piles, you will have a good chance of landing something. You have to have some pretty good electronics to have any decent luck but there is some good action to be had. In the same area you will probably hook into some Snappers and Sheepheads also. They are being caught from the Solmar to the Light House and also in the same area as the Grouper are the Sierra and it's pretty wide open for them if you're using hootchies.

From The Admirals Kitchen!!
Baja Sierra Ceviche Recipe!

The first time I made ceviche, I was amazed. I could actually see the lemon and lime juice turning the color of the fish from translucent pink to opaque white. The acid from the limes and lemons change the structure of the proteins in the fish, essentially "cooking" the fish without using heat. I love ceviche rolled up in a freshly cooked, still warm corn tortilla with lettuce and salsa.

Fishing Report 2/3/2016 to 2/8/2016

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Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 83%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 17%, Tuna 47%, Dorado 15%, other 1%


BILLFISH: The Striped Marlin report increased a seven percent compared to last weekly report!, although the typical strong cooler winter winds coming from the North slowed a bit the fishing , still beautiful and nice to come down to Cabo and spend a pleasant vacation break reeling the fish of your dreams!. The  "Blue Tail" 28ft boat traveled 30 miles out of the hill and released a Striped Marlin and a tuna for Michael & Suzanne and Heath and Michelle Martin from Oklahoma City.  Seventeen percent of our anglers released 6
or more Striped Marlin, Vessel 31ft GD and 37ft Go Deeper doing two days of 8 Marlins releases Congratulations to the Crew and Anglers .


OTHER SPECIES: We have an increased for Dorado catches as well, 37ft Go Deeper boat ran to el Molino spot passing the Old light house and got a 25 lbs. dorado with live bait. "Rosa Del Mar II" 31ft caught two dorados between 15 to 18 lbs. outside of the Golden for Scott Weaver, Jim Parkin and Wes Smith from Southern Pines, North Carolina.  Our good friend Chic from Scotland brought sixteen tunas aboard the "Game On" 35ft  in a long ride to San Jaime Banks. Forty seven percent of our Cabo San Lucas Charters fleet customers brought 216 tunas, Fifteen percent brought 11 dorados and the one percent reeled small trigger fish only, a bit quiet for smaller species. http://www.cabosanlucascharters.com Cabo San Lucas Sport fishing.

LOCATION: Golden Gate, La Ballena, 190 Spot, 210 spot, 37 miles of the Old lighthouse, San Jaime, El Molino
WEATHER: Clear Skies, Strong winds over the Pacific side
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 F
BEST LURES: Cedar plugs and feathers for tuna, Live Bait: Caballito, Mackerel for Striped Marlin

JANUARY 22th to 30, 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 37%, Tuna 43%, Dorado 16%, Other 24%

BILLFISH: Marlin fishing this week was not an easy thing, with a big moon and fussy eaters it was hard to get a hook up. Fish were seen but both the marlin and bait were hard to hook up. We heard reports of marlin activity before the sun came up but once it was daylight their activity slowed down, giving credence to the belief that when there is a big moon they feed at night and are not hungry during the day. Nevertheless fifty seven percent of our charters were able to find and fight striped marlin. Other catches were of one or two marlin per boat, when found, giving us a total of 31 striped marlin.

OTHER SPECIES: What kept anglers busy this week, if the anglers didn't mind a long ride out offshore was the yellowfin tuna. Boats could load up on huge numbers of small tuna with the occasional larger fish mixed in. Go deep 31ft had a good day they released a striped marlin and then went on to muscle in forty two tuna on January 29 at San Jaime. Others catches were of five to twenty five fish, with plenty of double digit catches – our total tuna catch was of 316 fish with forty three percent of charters finding this species. Dorado catches continue to slow with just ten boats finding one or two fish, which is normal for this time of year. We had a nice size wahoo again this week 73lbs. Inshore the boats had varied catches with triggerfish by the dozen, some ladyfish, skipjacks, yellowtail, sheep heads, grouper and snappers.

LOCATION: Pacific from Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate and offshore up to 35 miles.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear skies, seas moderate.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 75 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, and feathers.

Come on down and fish with the Top Crews in Cabo.

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Recap:  1/5/2016 to 1/14/2016

  • Whales Showing up in Numbers!
    Dorado Fishing Strong Now!
    Marlin Action Just Ok !!
    Colder Water Moving in from the North!!
    A Few Roosters Around!
    Tuna Fishing Action not Happening!
    Were Waiting for the Yellowtail!

WEATHER: A couple cloudy windy days but besides that it has been pretty good. Well, we are finally getting some cooler nights and normal temperatures here in Cabo as over the last couple years, it has been warmer than normal and now it seems we are getting back to our normal weather patterns here in the richest fishing grounds in the world. Highs are in their mid to low 80,s and lows are in the ladder 50,s to low 60,s making it great sleeping weather at night. You might need to bring a sweater along for early mornings and evenings just to be on the safe side.


WATER: Colder water has moved into the area and I am sure this will affect our fishing grounds over the next week or so. If you view the Tempbreak map you will see most of our area is 68 to 71 degree water temperatures, and that is a big difference even compared to 2 weeks ago when it was pushing 80. It shouldn't effect Striped Marlin fishing and will definitely draw Yellowtail and more Sierras to the area.

BILLFISH:  Nothing special as far as Marlin fishing goes this past week, just SO SO.Well here is what's up the fishing has been all over the map this week it seems as if we get one really good day and then the next day real slow. The Marlin fishing has been pretty good off the Light House and as far north as Rancho Migrino and most being caught using live bait. It has honestly been a hit and miss for Marlin this past week as I think the colder water temperature is really effecting the fishing now and not just Marlin. It's that time of year what can I say?
DORADO:  Steady Dorado fishing this past week with most boats landing 3 or 4 fish per boat and most were decent sizes. The hot spots for Dorado is up and around Rancho Migrino about a ½ miles off the beach all the way up to Golden Gate using lures, live bait and ballyhoo.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: I haven't Heard of a lot of Wahoo landed this past week, but we will keep you posted on the any Wahoo action.
TUNA: If you run about 10 miles outside the Golden Gate offshore you will most likely run into some Tuna as there has been reports of Yellowfins being landed. All reports that I have heard of being blind strikes using cedar plugs, king busters and a little on live bait but not lots of fish.
INSHORE: The Pangas inshore is producing SO SO numbers of the Sierras from the Solmar all the way up to the Lighthouse with some Dorado and Red Snapper action also. The Sierra action is nothing like last week though.We also had one boat this week down in the Palmilla area catch 3 nice Rooster fish so really inshore is ok. This has been a crazy year with lots of different species that should be gone but we are still landing them.

Come on down and fish with the Top Crews in Cabo.

http://www.cabosanlucascharters.com

SEPTEMBER , 2015
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 88%, Dorado 21%, Tuna 15%, Other 37%
BILLFISH: One of the best weeks of the year for billfish, even though the port was closed for two days due to the proximity of Hurricane Linda. The biggest fish we've seen so far this year was landed off of San Jose aboard a 22 ft. panga Viviana I on September 11th by local angler Carlos Cota Lucero. The huge black marlin weighed in at 765 lbs. and took just two and a half hours to boat. The next day this same location produced another black marlin, caught; this fish was 436 lbs. and took a Chiwilie lure at the Inner Gordo Bank – Early on in the week we had some smaller blue marlins and black Marlins show. Punta Gorda reported on a petrolero lure, as well as a wahoo, dorado and skipjack. Billfish were the most common catch this week, with seventy nine percent of our charters catching big game species. Anglers caught a total of 54 billfish consisting of 18 striped marlin, 32 sailfish and 4 blue marlin.
OTHERSPECIES: This week we did see an improvement on smaller game with twenty one percent of boats landing dorado, however, catches were seldom more than one or two fish and usually no bigger than 15 lbs. Tuna catches were a bit slower at fifteen percent but some of the fish did have some size to them at the 100 lb. plus mark. We also know of a 300 lb. plus tuna caught aboard Fourplay out of La Playita. Wahoo were a blessing this week with catches of this tasty fish quite steady with catches of up to three fish per boat as large as 50 lbs. Inshore triggerfish, grouper and skipjacks were caught. One of the pangas we sent, Tres Marlins, did exceptionally well to release a sailfish and a hammerhead shark and catch eight tuna up to 20 lbs. for William Morris & Frank Brown from Texas.
LOCATION: Boats fished both sides the Pacific and the Cortez, with Punta Gorda producing some of the bigger fish, other locations were Old Lighthouse, Lands' End, 11.50 spot and Pozo de Cota.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot and humid, some rain, port closed Sept 8th and 9th, seas calm to moderate.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, petrolero, chilwillie, green colors.