Monday, June 29, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report June 20th to 26th, 2015

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 98%

Numbers at a glance: Billfish 16%, Tuna 80%, Dorado 4%, Other 12%

BILLFISH:  Another great week for fishing in Cabo!  Or we should call it the Tuna week!  We have been waiting for the tuna to appear down in our waters and did not disappoint to our anglers at all, but let's come back to our Billfish which was great.  Carl Smith and Joseph McCorvey from Hockley, Texas fought a Blue Marlin weight estimated over 180 lb. aboard Pisces Ruthless with our beloved Leon Camacho who yesterday put again a Blue in his line participating with the Stars and Stripes Tournament.  Brad Rau from Minneapolis released another blue, weight estimated of 250 lb. at Palmilla area.  Pisces Adriana boat got a blue marlin 14 miles out of Cabo Real with a “clown lure”, (local name by the Cabo crews) with a variety of colors.  The Striped Marlin has been spreading in different areas of the sea of Cortes to the Pacific side, from  Palmilla, to the 11.50 spot, in front of the Cabo Bay going out about 30 miles out, the Old light House spot and other fishing grounds over the Pacific side all the way to San Jaime.  The Marlin is everywhere and this is a glance of the upcoming high season!  On June 22nd Pisces Flora T with Captain “Toto” put Brad Jauer´s group in action with two striped marlin released and one yellow fin tuna at the 95 spot, visiting from San Antonio, Tx.  We had two sailfish released in the same fishing ground aboard the 28ft Adriana, weight estimated  60 lb. for Ana, Jennifer y Tony Gonzalez visiting from Alburqueque, New Mexico.  The Billfish was spotted mainly with live bait, the traditional “caballito”.  Pisces Cabolero did fantastic releasing three striped marlin weight estimated 130 lb., six dorados and two tunas with the group of Brian Nugent, Barker, Allison, Brock and Couch from Florida and Georgia.
 

16% of our boats caught billfish this week breaking down in 45 striped marlin,  3 blue marlin one of them was lost during the fight and two sailfish total of 50 billfish.  All the fish were successfully released but one that unfortunately got wrapped in the line.
 

OTHER SPECIES:  The yellow fin tuna was outstanding and impressive, boats spot from six, twelve, and twenty tunas per vessel!  Tim Gray, Gary Chawk from Palo Alto, Ca. shared Pisces Adriana boat with Ashley and Dominic Richard from Orange County and managed tunas from 20, 30 50 and 80 lb.  Dominic was celebrating his birthday!, what a way to spend the day reeling huge tunas!  Outside of the 180 spot Pisces C Rod found tunas from 10 to 130 and 150 lb. for The Solomon family visiting from Alpharetta, Georgia;  Tracy Ann reeled a 100 lb. with Dylan and Thomas Eads and Mark and Markus McGuire from San Clemente, Ca. give them a good fight.  Again with Tracy Ann Bobby Samuel´s group from Midland, Texas fought 130 and 150 lb. tunas, 30 miles out of the 95 spot.  Pisces Bill Collector did good catching tunas ranging in the 160 lb. outside of the 11.50 spot with Michael and Becky Hurley from Virginia.  31ft Rebecca with Jr. and Luis  did their own action with tunas of 130 lb., 21 miles out of the Cerro with the group of Carter, Beavers and Baxter from North Richland Hills, Tx.  Aboard Pisces Valerie Amy and Troy Strawn and Kelly & Mike Ayers fought 2 tunas of 180 lb. for over 3 hours!  On the 11.50 spot 35 miles out.  As to Dorado or Mahi Mahi our crews were able to spot some and caught about 20-25 lbs 28 miles out to the South with 31ft La Brisa with Hazlett and Kline party visiting from Dana Point, Ca. and C Rod great and tasty catch!
 

80% of our boats caught tuna, breaking down in 256 tunas and 10 dorados.  Our crews released three pilot sharks in Punta Gorda between 60-90 lb aboard Ruthless with the group of Noynaert & Gidley visiting from College Station, Tx. And aboard Bill Collector with Erika Fritz and Barret Blevins, New Braunfles, Tx. Panga Salsa had a good day with Tom Eads group bringing amberjack, sierra and skipjacks ranging from 5 to 10 lb. and panga Gloria did great with one rooster, one red snapper and needlefish from 20 to 18 lb. with Clay Montgomery from Minnesota.
 

WEATHER: The summer started officially, a little windy over the Sea of Cortes and Pacific side which gives a nice cool sensation to everybody local and tourists. Calm seas.
LOCATION: San Jaime, 180 spot, 210 spot, Cabrillo,35 miles out Old light house, for tuna, marlin were found from the 11.50 spot, 95 spot, 30 miles out of the hill, the Old Lighthouse to Punta Gorda.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: live caballito, orange/black, green, guacamayo, payaso, green-blue and cedar plugs.
 

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report June 13 - 19, 2015

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 90%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 62%, Tuna 12%, Dorado 11%, Other 49%



BILLFISH:  Cabo San Lucas experienced great fishing again this week with striped marlin remaining steady and more sailfish starting to appear.  As well as billfish we are starting to see more table fish showing up, with dorado starting to put in an appearance as well as some nice tuna and a bunch of inshore fish.  The honeymoon with the 11.50 seems to be over for the time being as the fish moved on to other locations.  With the concentration broken up boats were able to manage catches of one to four marlin per day, when not heading out in search of tuna.   Pisces Listo released four stripers up to 140 lbs. off of Lands’ End for the Moore family from Colorado Springs – the fish a took a combination of live bait and lures.  This same day, June 17th, Pisces C Rod also released four marlin between Lands’ End and the lighthouse, all on caballito for a group from Brea, California.  The fish were spread out from Land’s End to Palmilla and on some days were closer to Chileno.  A few sailfish were picked up with the marlin and averaged 70 lbs.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 99 billfish this week with all but two released – 96 striped marlin and 3 sailfish.


OTHER SPECIES:  This week was a virtual bonanza with wahoo, tuna, dorado, sharks, jack crevalle, triggerfish, bonita, roosterfish, needlefish, grouper, snapper and amberjack caught.  What anglers were most excited about were the tuna, with some huge fish being caught well over 100 lbs., whilst others caught school size fish in the 15 to 25 lb. class.  Some of the better catches of tuna were out of the 180 spot and Destiladeras, which is up past San Jose.  Brett, Brianne, Tyler & Briley Bradford, from Texas had a great day aboard Rebecca landing dorado and a tuna that nudged in over 100 lbs.  Only twelve percent of our boats targeted tuna but they managed to catch a total of 42 fish.  Dorado catches were a little slower, but this won’t be for long, as the summer progresses their numbers should climb.  It was nice to see some wahoo of a good size in the 40 to 50 lb. class.  Doneene Loar from Treasure Island, Florida landed a beautiful 51 lb. specimen aboard Pisces Andrea as well as a dorado.  Sharks remain in the area, mostly pilot sharks in the 70 to 80 lb. class, as well as one black tip – all were released.  Michael Sandman from Ellenberg, Washington caught a very nice roosterfish, estimated at 50 lbs., as well two huge sierras one was reported to be 18 lbs., which if they had verified would have equaled the all tackle world record set in Ecuador in 1990.  Lots of jack crevalle this week with boats catching a marlin or two then fishing or jacks closer in with catches of up to seven fish in a day.  Many boats had fantastic mixed days, such as Flora T with two striped marlin released, a 40 lb. wahoo and three jack crevalle for a group from Dallas.  Another example would be C Rod with two marlin released, a pilot shark released, one tuna and three jack crevalle.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
: Windy on the Pacific, sunny but breezy, seas mostly calm on the Cortez side with wind in the afternoons.


LOCATION: Pacific for roosterfish, needlefish  & other small game, near the lighthouse, other species at Cabeza de Ballena, Lands’ End, Cabo Real, Palmilla.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 77-80 F

BEST LURES: Live caballito, orange/black, black/green, green/yellow.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report June 6 - 12, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 80%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 76%, Other 33%
 
Striped marlin by Kim Lawhead, released on Pisces Tracy Ann
They look so much better alive & are a valuable resource to keep tourism jobs safe for the future.
Please do not consume marlin at restaurants & taco stands. It is illegal & there are other options, let the change began with you!

BILLFISH:  With hurricane Blanca close to Cabo last week, the Port Captain closed the harbor to all navigation for three days as a precaution, so numbers are lower this week, due to the fact that simply less boats went fishing.  The water was a bit different after the storm in that it was quite green, but did not have much debris, as rains were not heavy.  It’s generally true that after a storm it takes a couple of days for fishing to settle down as the crews have to relocate the fish, currents and water temperatures and this was the case this past week, where for the first few days after the port was opened, quite a few boats were “skunked”.  On the other hand we had some nice catches of blue marlin, which are a little early this year due to hotter than normal weather.  The largest blue for us was caught aboard 38 ft. Pisces Speedwell  estimated at 350 lbs. caught the 11.50 spot by James & Sally Sullivan from San Antonio, Texas  on a guacamaya lure;  they also released a striped marlin estimated at 120 lbs.  On June 9th Pisces La Brisa fished the same location and released a 250 lb. blue marlin which took a live caballito as well as a striped marlin for the Burnell family from Lafayette, Louisiana.  This same day Pisces Rebecca had an exceptional day for Frank & Ulrike Hevener from Pennsylvania, with a blue marlin a little under 200 lbs. and three striped marlin; all were caught at the 11.50 on live bait.  The Panga Poseidon fought a 250 lb. blue marlin six miles out from Chileno before eventually losing it.  They weren’t the only losers; Pisces C Rod released a pilot shark for Thomas Hathaway and then spotted a swordfish which they successfully hooked up on live bait at the 95 spot.  The fish was a good size between 250 and 300 lbs. and very tough on 50 lb. test.  They reeled away for hours, until the anglers were exhausted and handed the tackle over to the crew, who also pumped away at the rod until they had it almost to the boat, where it broke off after the six hour fight.  We did hear of another swordfish the same day, making it back to port around 150 lbs. on another boat – the green water always seems to draw them in.   Striped marlin action was good this week with catches of one to three marlin common per boat.  Our hottest boat was Pisces Cabolero with six released on June 10th for David Clarke and friends from Anderson, South Carolina. The fish ranged from 90 to 130 lbs. and took live bait at the 11.50 spot.  June 11th, saw Pisces Tracy Ann & Rebecca, both 31 ft. Bertram’s, have almost identical catches, as they each released four striped marlin and a pilot shark each.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 63 striped marlin, 3 blue marlin and 1 sailfish this week – only two fish were kept.
Roosterfish release aboard Panga Poseidon, Pisces Sportfishing Cabo, Mexico

OTHER SPECIES:  Most of the action other than marlin this week for Pisces Sportfishing boats concentrated on smaller game aboard pangas, where we saw good numbers of roosterfish, fair amounts of grouper, jack crevalle and the odd snapper and triggerfish.  Pilot sharks are still around and found amongst the marlin but not in the same numbers as previous weeks and are now a little smaller in the 60-70 lb. class.  We only had a couple of small dorado and tuna but know that some other boats did find some big tunas in the 50 to 150 lb. class.
LOCATION:  11.50 and 95 spots.
WEATHER:  Stormy weather with winds up to 70 mph on the Pacific and some rain, followed by bumpy seas for a couple of days, then calm.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP:  77 F
BEST LURES:  live bait, guacamaya

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report May 29 - June 5


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 80%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 69%, Sharks 15%, Dorado 12%, Other 10%
 
Greg & Zane Cantrell from Tennessee release a striper aboard Andrea.
BILLFISH:  Even with a full moon this week, billfish catches were very good. The striped marlin are still present in good numbers with the 11.50 spot still holding as the top location.  As the week progressed the weather became very muggy as a depression formed below us that turned into Hurricane Blanca – not all bad, that kind of weather, when it gets really hot, produces blue marlin and we had two this week.  Speedwell had anglers Dave Thelen, Scott Wolf & Emily West on board when they hooked blue marlin on a guacamaya lure that was estimated at 230 lbs.  - they also caught a 20 lb. dorado.  On the last day of this report Valerie  had anglers from Alberta, Canada n board, headed up by Daniel Loeb – their fish also took a lure, but a yellow and green one and was estimated at 250 lbs.  The striped marlin stuck to live bait and Yahoo was fortunate to release five marlin up to 150 lbs. just below the 11.50 spot for Carey & Richard Kernion and friends.  This same day, June 1st, Tracy Ann was not far behind with four marlin in the same class for the Ross family from Lufkin, Texas.  There were plenty of other catches of one to three fish per boat per day and even a sailfish.  Marlin were by far the most abundant species this week accounting for sixty nine percent of the catch.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 73 billfish consisting of 70 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin and 1 sailfish – 98% were released.
 
Trey, Tyler & Patrick three friends fished aboard the aptly name panga  “Tres Amigos” – nice mix.
 
OTHER SPECIES:  Over a decade ago catching sharks was quite common, then we went through dry years where hardly any were caught and when they were, they were small in the 20 to 40 lb. class.  Thing have changed and they have made a comeback with multiple shark catches common right now and of different varieties.  For instance on May 30th Yahoo had an outstanding day for the Bryan family from Mississippi, releasing two striped marlin two thresher sharks over 100 lbs. and one pilot shark around 80 lbs.  D.J Novotney also released two thresher sharks around 120 lbs. plus a striped marlin aboard C Rod and Valerie released three pilot sharks between 70 and 80 lbs. as well as landing our only tuna of the week for David McBride and party from Louisiana. Our only wahoo of the week was a 40 lb’er caught aboard  Bill Collector by Mark Chiavetta.  The pangas we sent out caught jack crevalle, grouper, triggerfish, sheephead and bonitas.
 
LOCATION: Sea of Cortez 11.50 spot.
WEATHER: Hot and humid all week, with tropical storm Blanca causing the port to be closed at present.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 77 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, green/orange/yellow, dorado colors.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report May 23 - 28, 2015

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 95%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 89%, Other 43%


BILLFISH:  A superb week in Cabo with superb catches throughout the week.  The good old days are back!  Striped marlin were thick and a few sailfish and blue marlin were in the mix too.  The Papazyam family from Los Angeles had one of the best catches of the week when they released six striped marlin in one day aboard 28 ft. Adriana at the 11.50 spot, which has been holding impressive numbers of marlin for the past two weeks.  This same day May 24th Valerie released five marlin for another family from Los Angeles – these fish weighed from 100 to 150 lbs.  and were all caught on live bait, also at the 11.50 spot.  On May 26th, Flora T did very well to release six marlin for Robert & Trevor Patel from Atlanta.  A really outstanding day was had by C Rod for Robert & Debbie Adams and friends; they released four striped marlin, a 180 lb. thresher shark, 120 lb. pilot shark both released and a 20 lb. dorado for the table.  Ruthless released five marlin for John & Katie Staples and we had many catches like this as the week went on.  Anglers regularly caught and released between one and five marlin, as well as many sharks.  Attitude Adjustment was our only boat to catch a blue marlin, just under 200 lbs., and this one was caught five miles outside the 11.50.  Pisces Sportfishing anglers caught a total of 154 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin and 2 sailfish; all but two fish were released.

OTHER SPECIES:  A lot of sharks were caught this week and many of a good size in  the 80 to 180 lb. class.  The most abundant was the pilot shark, which we believe is a silky shark – we had twenty two of these this week, as well as three thresher sharks, one bull shark and one mako shark.  Some boats caught as many as three sharks in a day.  It should be noted that all sharks are being released at this time as there is a ban on taking these until July 31st.  Just a smattering of dorado were caught.  Inshore fishing had some slow days, where pangas got skunked but on other days they did well on jack crevalle, grouper and triggerfish.  Roosterfish, wahoo, group and skipjacks were caught in lesser amounts.

LOCATION: 11.50 spot, Chileno, Punta Gorda.
WEATHER CONDITIONS:  Hot, clear sunny skies, calm to moderate seas.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 78 F
BEST LURES:  Live bait.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report May 16 - 22, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 87%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 70%, Dorado 7%, Other 42%
 
Adriana, one of our top boats, SIX marlin in one day!
BILLFISH:  This week produced great catches that remained consistent throughout the week and some red hot fishing that we haven’t seen in months.  The striped marlin bite was great at the 11.50 spot as far as Punta Gorda & multiple marlin catches per boat occurred on several days.  One of the best days was May 21st, when 28 ft Adriana caught six striped marlin up to 150 lbs for Alex, Brenda, Jeff & Joe from Kalispell, Missouri.  Listo the 35 ft Cabo, also had six marlin all on live caballito for a group from Colorado.  Joseph Capezio from & friends from California had an amazing time aboard Tracy Ann as they released four striped marlin & five pilot sharks.  Calvin Baker from North Carolina also figured in our top anglers for releasing five marlin up to 120 lbs on the La Brisa with Captain Rey Winkler.  The Valerie had a quadruple marlin day for the Bateman’s from Texas on May 20th.  Striped marlin were not the only catch this week we also had a couple of sailfish both aboard Rebecca – the first catch was for the Rasmussen family from New Mexico – they had a busy day, releasing the sailfish, plus three striped marlin & two pilot sharks – what a day!  The next sailfish was caught by Jake Steinsberg who also released three striped marlin at the 95 spot.  Catches for other boats were of one or two fish.  We also heard of a 700 lbs blue marlin caught out of San Jose, however, the disturbing part is that we were told it was never weighed but was sold on the black market – remember marlin is a species reserved for sportfishing & cannot be sold commercially.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 96 striped marlin this week & two sailfish, all released except one.
 
This unusual catch of a sheep’s head was on the panga Salsa  
OTHER SPECIES:  A lot of sharks were caught this week mostly pilot sharks (presumed to be silky sharks) with as many as five caught on a single boat.  A couple of thresher sharks were fought, one aboard Listo estimated at 160 lbs by Russell Daniel, who also released three striped marlin at the 11.50 spot.  The other was caught aboard Shambala & was around 120 lbs.  We saw a slight increase on dorado this week with a half dozen caught up to 30 lbs.  Wahoo catches also picked up with a nice 50 lb’er aboard Bill Collector at Destiladeras.  Knot Workin did not catch as big a wahoo but did catch eight up to 35 lbs off of Cabeza de Ballena for Richard Campbell & friends.  Smaller game accounted for forty two percent of the catches this week.  Skipjacks, grouper, bonita, triggerfish, mojarras, roosterfish, snapper & sierra were all caught.  One of the more unusual catches was a “vieja” or sheep’s head aboard the panga Salsa.
Knot Workin’ worked hard to catch EIGHT wahoo!
 
LOCATION:  11.50 spot, 95 spot, Punta Gorda, Destiladeras.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy skies, calm seas.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP:  76 F
BEST LURES: Live bait
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report May 9 - 15, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 79%
Numbers at a glance: Marlin 65%, Other Species 43%

Hugh Williams from Ohio aboard Andrea with his first ever marlin
BILLFISH:  Once again we had an up and down week with unusually cooler and windy weather as well as unseasonal rain on Thursday.  After a flurry of good catches the fishing again started out on the inconsistent side, with choppy seas and crews often spotting numbers of marlin in the Punta Gorda area who were reluctant to take the bait offered by some boats, but others fishing the same area the same day did manage to hook up a few.  As the week progressed the catches began to improve with Rebecca leading the way on May 10th with two striped marlin and a mako shark released off of Palmilla for Darryl & Jill Yarbrough.  The next day out Neil Darling & Wade Ryan from Canada, did really well to release four striped marlin up to 120 lbs. at the 11.50 spot aboard C Rod. Fishing alongside them was Cabolero with three marlin released for Kevin & Holly Corlton.  By May 12th nearly every boat from Pisces had one to three marlin, with Tracy Ann & Valerie topping the report this day and the majority of catches at the 11.50 spot.  The day before this we had a first on the Valerie with angler Vincent Biesiot from North Dakota; he released a 130 lb. striped marlin, not unusual, but then the crew spotted a whale shark behind the boat and gave Vincent and his buddy the opportunity of a lifetime to jump in and swim with the gentle giant – rare to do on a fishing trip.  At the close of the report C Rod excelled with five striped marlin released on May 15th for Casey Stencil and friends again at the 11.50 spot.  Striped marlin where the top catch in Cabo this week with sixty five percent of our boats catching a total of 78 fish; all but one released.
Once in a lifetime chance, Vincent Biesiot & buddy swim with a whale shark during their trip aboard Valerie
OTHER SPECIES:  We have a lot of sharks in the area right now and after marlin they were the most caught fish. We had mako´s, blues and pilot sharks – a local name given that is hard to identify; hopefully we will have a picture of one soon to be able to do some sleuthing.  Rebecca released a 70 lb. mako off of Palmilla on May 10th.  Bill Collector released four pilot sharks up to 150 lbs., plus a striped marlin for Brian Cooper from Phoenix on May 12th.  Whilst La Brisa released three pilot sharks between 80 and 100 lbs. for Gary, Mike & Linda Wagner at the 11.50 spot on May 15th.  It should be mentioned that there is as “veda” in place for sharks put in place by the Mexican fisheries department, this means that no sharks can be killed, though they can be caught and released.  The period of abstention from killing sharks is from May 1st to July 31st.  They make beautiful mounts so replicas are recommended for this species.  Very few dorado were caught this week, the only exception was Tracy Ann with four caught at Los Arcos on the small side at around 12 lbs., they also managed to release two large striped marlin, estimated at 160 & 180 lbs. at the 95 spot for the Eppes family from Fairfield, Texas.  There were no real numbers on other small game fish but a few sierra, grouper, skipjacks, jack crevalle, triggerfish and snappers were caught. 

A nice dorado caught aboard Tracy Ann
WEATHER CONDITIONS:  Windy, partly cloudy, seas choppy, rain on May 14th, close of week saw clearer skies and calmer seas.
LOCATION:  11.50 spot, Punta Gorda, Palmilla, 95 spot.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP:  76 F
BEST LURES:  Live bait, frozen ballyhoo.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report May 2 - 8, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 58%
Numbers at a glance: Marlin 38%, Other 28%
 
 
BILLFISH:  After a great couple of weeks of increasing catches and improvement in billfish rates, this last week was a bit disappointing, as we were slammed with huge ground swells causing the port to be closed to small vessels on a couple of days.  Added to this were some strong winds and full moon; a recipe for tough fishing.  This was frustrating for crews and anglers alike, but that said we still had marlin catches throughout the week with some days better than others.  We also heard of an eleven foot sailfish being caught and a small black marlin.  When fish were caught the most likely encounter was with striped marlin.  Catches started out at the 95 spot and 11.50 spot then gradually moved up the Sea of Cortez to Punta Gorda and Destiladeras.  The most any boat got was two marlin in a day, usually on live caballito, though there were some lure fish too.  The size on the stripers has increased slightly at 120 to 160 lbs.  Tracy Ann and La Brisa were two of the better boats this week with five marlin each.  Even though this report is a bit glum, we are not discouraged as the wind has died as we write this, the sun has come out and the moon is getting smaller.  The last day of this report nearly every boat had at least one marlin released.  Pisces anglers released 27 striped marlin this week.
OTHER SPECIES:  Most boats concentrated on marlin as that was the best odds of a catch this week, we did however get a couple of dorado.  La Brisa released a 45 lb. mako shark for Lovene Helt & Michael DeMeo from California.  This boat was also the only one to catch a wahoo this week, of average size at 35 lbs.  The port was closed a couple of days for pangas, which fish, so less smaller game was caught.  There were a couple of grouper, bonita, jack crevalle, needlefish, skipjack, triggerfish and sierra caught.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Windy, cloudy, big swells, rough seas – now calming and getting better.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, ballyhoo, orange/black, blue lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 25 - May 1, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 91%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 87%, Other 11%

Ruthless was the first boat of the week to release 6 marlin in a day.


BILLFISH:  We had a fabulous week for striped marlin, the best so far this year.  The fish started to appear at the 11.50 spot on the Cortez side and were stacked up for several consecutive days.  Not every boat caught marlin, but even then; they at least spotted them and threw bait but were simply unlucky.  On April 25th Karl & Shari Krueger from Meza, Arizona did exceptionally well when they released six striped marlin from 90 to 140 lbs aboard Ruthless.  A couple of days later Rebecca equaled this with six marlin of their own for anglers Lucas & John Goudreault from Derry, New Hampshire, who’s’ fish were a little bigger at 100 to 150 lbs. …they did well to muscle in around 750 lbs. of marlin, which were all released.  Darry & Laura Wodecki from York, South Carolina also managed to release six marlin at the same location, the 11.50 spot, on April 29th aboard the 35 ft. Cabo Listo.  Closing out the week with a high catch was Flora T II with five marlin released by Todd Mikles and friends from Los Angeles.  Other boats caught between one and four marlin each, giving us a total of 100 fish caught of which all but one was released.

 
OTHER SPECIES:  Seeing as the marlin bite was so good nobody was really concentrating on anything else.  The pangas we sent out caught a few bonitas, skipjacks, jack crevalle and roosterfish.  Dorado fishing was slow with just a couple caught and no tuna this week.
WEATHER CONDTIONS: Sunny but fairly wind all week, blowing hard on the Pacific. Seas moderate.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 18 - 24, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 87%
Numbers at a glance: Marlin73%, Dorado 6%, Other 20%


BILLFISH:  This week we saw a marked improvement in the Cabo fishery, as striped marlin finally put in a steady appearance.  The area in front of Cabeza de Ballena the 95 spot and the 11.50 sport, all on the Cortez side is where the marlin could be found and on most days enticed to bite.  The few boats that did not achieve a catch did see and bait fish, but they were not always hungry.  On April 20th C Rod had an outstanding day catching and releasing five striped marlin and boating a wahoo for Greg Kent.  This same day Listo released four marlin ranging in size from a tiny 60 lb. fish up to a 120 lb’er the largest they caught, for John Nelson and friends from Woodbury, Minnesota.  This same group went out a couple of days later, this time aboard Cabolero  and again released four marlin, this time a little larger in the 120 to 140 lb. class, all caught on caballito (green jacks).  Earlier in the week it was the Ruthless that released four marlin from 100 to 120 lbs. on a combination of bait and lures for Kim & Paul Salceda from California.  The fishing stayed concentrated in this area producing catches of one to three billfish for seventy three percent of our charters giving us a total of 82 striped marlin and our best week for this species so far this year.


OTHER SPECIES The marlin fishing was so good this week that boats did not really try for much else, nevertheless there were a few interesting catches such as Bill Collector  on April 23rd,  with two thresher sharks, estimated at 90 and 110 lbs. released.  We also had a couple of pilot sharks, both around 80 lbs. released.  Inshore some sierra, skipjacks and rooster fish were caught, which accounted for twenty percent of our catches.  Just four dorado were caught this week, one a nice size at 45 lbs. aboard Tracy Ann taken by Rick Falk from North Field, Minnesota.  We also had one smallish wahoo.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Windy on the Pacific, fair on the Cortez side, mostly sunny.
LOCATION: 11.50 spot, 95 spot, Cabeza de Ballena.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 78 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.