APRIL 15th to 22nd, 2010
Overall Catch Success Rate 73%
BILLFISH: We saw a marked improvement on striped marlin catches this week, with 27% of boats catching fish up to 150 lbs, some boats were fortunate enough to get two in a day. On April 16th, seven miles off of Cerro Blanco, Marcel and Catherine Archer from Long Island, New York fished aboard “Tracy Ann” and did very well to release two striped marlin, taken on live bait and also boated three dorado between 20 lbs and 40 lbs, also taken on live caballito. Next day, “Ruthless” headed up the Pacific into pretty rough whitecaps, but once they were past Cabo Falso, the sea was calmer and they made it to San Jaime where they released two striped marlin and boated nine yellow-fin tuna for Adam Torney, Tyler Capman, Eric Blitzstein, Erin Hall, Jim Clancey and Kate Peterson, all from Edwards, Colorado. “Tracy Ann” was the hot boat this week, as on April 19th they released a striped marlin, three miles from San Jaime and then caught 21 tuna from 8 lb to 28 lbs (many released) for William Hall from Sherwood, Arkansas. Next day out this same boat again, released a striped marlin and caught six tuna –the marlin on bait and the tuna on cedar plugs and orange/black lures forty miles out from Morros Prietos for Dan Brusca and friends from Oak Creek, Colorado. Marlin were caught in diverse locations such as five miles out from Cerro Blanco for “Fearless” who also boated three dorado for a group from Virginia Beach. Marlin also showed up at the 11.50 spot and below the 95 spot. Pisces anglers caught a total of thirteen striped marlin this week; all but one released.
OTHER SPECIES: The top game fish in Cabo this week was yellow fin tuna with 32% of boats catching fish ranging from 8 lb to 30 lbs. Catches varied from one to twenty one fish with most catches on the Pacific. The area around San Jaime was the best place to find tuna. Tuna took cedar plugs and some lures. When found the tuna catches tended to be good with boats averaging six to ten fish, giving us a total count of 100 tuna this week. Dorado catches were a bit slower with 21% of our charters finding fish up to 40 lbs, usually swimming alone. Catches ranged from one to three fish, found at Punta Gorda, the outer edge of San Jaime, Cerro Colorado as well as other locations. Out total dorado count was seventeen fish. “Andale” had a great day on April 22nd with a 65 lb wahoo, 10 yellow-fin tuna and 3 dorados, close to San Jaime for Steve Hartnett and friends from Dallas, Texas.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Some very windy weather towards the close of this report which produced whitecaps close to Cabo, but once up the Pacific it was calmer. Skies mostly sunny, seas on the Cortez side moderate to calm.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 67 F inshore, offshore around the San Jaime 73 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, orange/black, green/yellow.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg