Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 90%
BILLFISH: We saw a very nice increase on marlin catches this week, making them the number one catch in Cabo this report. Nevertheless, anglers were noticeably absent from Cabo, so very few boats went out. This is a shame as the fishing is now back, after six pretty much dry, marlin months. Top boat for us this week was “Tracy Ann” with four striped marlin released plus one tuna boated on June 7th, all caught close by, just two miles out from Chileno by Scarlett and Lee Gibson fishing with Brent Stiehl all from Newman, Georgia. Another boat that did well was “Ruthless” with two marlin released, this time a long way off at Destiladeres on June 4th; both marlin took live caballito for Robert Kleypas and Gaylon Freeman, from Texas. This same day Duncan Giddings celebrated his tenth wedding anniversary with wife Linda by fishing aboard “Rebecca”, they were thrilled to release a striped marlin (see photo, that’s Duncan embracing his marlin) and to boat one dorado, which were scarce this week. “La Brisa” had a double marlin day on the 9th for Nicolas Kokinelis and Chris Vasiliou from Tarpon Springs, Florida and Bethesda, Maryland, respectively; they fished just one mile from Cerro Blanco with the marlin taking live mackerel, they also caught a jack crevalle. The boat with most variety this week was “Valerie” on June 8th, with one striped marlin released, two wahoo and one tuna boated for a group of fathers and sons consisting of Richard Kernion, Sr. and Jr from Matarie, Louisiana fishing with friends, Luke Manfre, John & Brandon Brignac, David and Pierce McBride. Sixty one percent of charters caught marlin this week, all stripers. Pisces anglers caught a total of 18 marlin, with 16 released. Those boated were 100 and 130 lbs.
BEST LURES: Live bait for marlin, cedar plugs for tuna, green/yellow, blue/white.