WATER: Water has been changing temperatures 5 or 6 degrees from one spot to another. Wind hasn't been bad and and has died out a bit compared to what it was. Some swells 3 to 5 feet on the pacific and 1 to 3 feet on the Sea of Cortez side.
WEATHER: The weather has gotten hotter and the wind has calmed a bit. Temperatures are in the mid to ladder 90,s but we have had some days over 100 degrees. It looks like summer is setting in and its going to warm the water up and make for some better fishing.
BILLFISHING: Well the big weekend is upon us and lots of people are here for Memorial Day weekend. The weather is great and would be a good time to come down and book a boat to go Sport fishing.
This week started out really good with lots of Marlin from the 1150 to the 95. Marlin fishing was good this week even though we had a big moon which affect the bite, however some of our best fishing is when the moon is full. Off of Chileno about 2 miles we were running into some Marlin using live bait, ballyhoo and lures.
Multiple Marlin hook ups have been very consistent thru out.
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Our boats did hook some Billfish about every day we went out this week. A couple days were kind of slow as it looks as if the Marlin were full of squid. The water temperature is still changing 5 or 6 degrees from area to another. A couple Marlin we caught were in the 140 to 150 pound range and by the end of the week the Marlin fishing had slacked off a bit.
BAIT: Bait is the standard 3.00 dollars a piece and there has been plenty around. DORADO: There was some action Dorado in some of the same areas we were catching Marlin. Most of the Dorado being caught were smaller ones12 to 20 pounds.
INSHORE: Some Sierras caught from the Solmar up to the Pump Station and taken on hootchies. Reports of some Roosterfish being taken in front of the Pedregal and the Light House all taken on live bait. Some Yellowtail still being caught on Rapalas and around Margaritas the is Red Snapper landed in the rocks with live bait. You have to be careful for waves in that area if you are close to shore.
TUNA: Havent heard of any Tuna being caught this week
WAHOO: Not to many this past week.

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Ideal weather conditions are attracting tourists to Los Cabos, while parts of the United States are still experiencing winter like storms, crazy patterns for sure, makes this a great time to head south for a vacation in paradise, with warm sunshine. Winds have been light and anglers enjoyed great offshore conditions, ocean water temperatures are back on a warming trend in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and towards Vinorama, now up to 75 degrees, while off of Cabo San Lucas and around the corner on the Pacific temperatures are in the 60s. For this reason the majority of sportfishing fleets are fishing in the direction of Gordo Banks and to the north.

Bait sources have consisted of caballito, jurelito, moonfish, chihuil, skipjack and bolito, no sardinas, as these baitfish are not within range at this time. Chihuil has been the most productive offshore bait, they have been found schooling on the Inner Gordo Bank and are being jigging up on sabiki rigs at first light, for sale by the commercial fleet on a limited basis.

Striped marlin action had been spread out more, no concentrations, though in recent days the Desteladera Bank has come alive and charters were accounting for multiple billfish days, two, three or more fish per boat, as the marlin were schooling up in this area where baitfish have been abundant, reports of the billfish feeding on squid. The fish were striking lures, as well as dropped back or cast bait, average size striper was in the 90 to 130 lb. range. Dorado were less numerous, but we have seen more of them showing up in the warmer waters, particularly closer to shore where they could be seen chasing schools of ballyhoo, for the few that were caught, most were in the 10 to 15 pounds class. Only a few wahoo reports heard, we do expect these elusive fish to become more active now that the water is reaching closer to their preferred zone and there is also plenty of food sources to help lure them in. We are now on the full moon phase, things can be more unpredictable, anything could happen from day to day, the way conditions are really shaping up. No yellowfin tuna action being reported locally, you would expect that we should start to see some more reports of migrating porpoise holding tuna schools traveling offshore, perhaps the next couple of weeks this will develop.

Yellowtail action tapered off compared to how red hot it had been last week, these jacks were found close to shore, mixed in where roosterfish up to 30 lb. were also encountered, but larger schools of yellowtail in the 25 to 35.lb. range were being hooked into off of the Gordo Banks, live chihuil for bait was the most productive, the yellows did not want to strike the yo-yo jigs, preferring the deep drifted baitfish. Sea lions have been a factor on the banks, spooking both the baitfish and the yellowtail. The warmer water can cause lock jaw on these fish as well, which do prefer cooler currents.

A mix of bonito, amberjack, huachinango (red snapper) and leopard grouper (cabrilla) have rounded out the structure action and inshore there were sierra, jack crevalle and roosterfish. So all around the options have been producing a mixed bag of species and this should be the same deal in the coming weeks. Anything can happen from day to day, conditions are now very favorable.

Surprisingly there were still quite a few numbers of whales in the area, mostly humpbacks, surely they will be migrating north soon.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 70 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 28 striped marlin, 2 wahoo, 90 yellowtail, 10 amberjack, 76 dorado,13 sierra, 24 huachinago, 44 bonito, 22 cabrilla, 32 roosterfish, 28 jack crevalle and 7 mako shark

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Weather has been very consistent blues Skies and an average of 80 to 90 degree range with a wonderful pacific wind coming in at 10 to 15knotts.

Nothing but blues skies.

Cabosanlucascharters.com fleet reporting 4 to 10 Daily marlin hook ups.

Great Grouper action on the inshore structures and rock’s Grouper weighing in at 20 to 55 pounds.

Striped marlin very abundant. Vessels fishing around 1150 and gorda banks.

Fishing has been very consistent this year. water clarity is here.

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