Saturday, July 03, 2010

Latest Fish Report

June 18th to July 1st, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 81%

BILLFISH: This period we saw the billfish catches begin to stabilize and become more consistent, even with a full moon, there were marlin catches pretty much every day, making stripers the number one catch this report. Top boat was “C Rod” with five released during the Stars and Stripes Tournament for Charles Rasmussen from Valencia, Ca. on June 25th. “Falcon” had one of the first sailfish of the season as well as a striped marlin on June 24th, at the 11.50 spot for Joseph Chiramonte and friends from Los Gatos, Ca. “El Gallo” had a really big striped marlin which the captain reported at 210 lbs as well as a smaller 100 lb fish, both released in front of Pedregal by Robert Phillips from Homosassa, Florida on June 19th. There were several boats with double marlin days such as “Rebecca”, “Tracy Ann” and “Ruthless” which was great to see, catches getting consistent ; but some of the most active days were had by boats that got a marlin then small game, such as Gary George from Wakeforest, North Carolina….(hey, there is a new direct flight from Charlotte N.C to Cabo....) fishing with Jason…they were out on “Andrea” and caught one striped marlin and twenty yellow fin tuna and then went on to get a couple of dorado. Fifty percent of boats this week were fortunate to hook striped marlin, so that’s a big improvement but there is a lot more action to come. Pisces anglers caught a total of 46 striped marlin and 1 sailfish this week, all released, except one 180 lb striper kept.

OTHER SPECIES: Tuna catches were pretty good this week, though less boats found them, when you got to the right spot, catches ranged from one to twenty five fish, in the football size, so for sheer number more tuna were caught than anything else, giving us a total of 169 and a half fish – the half a fish was aboard “Ruthless”, when Gerald and Jane Smith were aboard; one of their fish was severed by a shark as they were reeling it in, leaving them with just a head on the end of the line. Again we had some nice catches on wahoo this week, with Great Escape Jr. catching two 40 and 50 lbs and C Rod also catching two around the same size, plus releasing a striped marlin on June 26th. Forty percent of boats caught yellow fin tuna. Dorado catches were slower with just seventeen percent of boats catching one or two fish in the 15 to 30 lb class. “Ruthless” released a hammerhead shark as well as a striped marlin at the 11.50 spot for Clark Weiss from Houston, Texas. Some roosterfish, jack crevalles , sierra, bonita and red snapper were also caught in lesser numbers.

LOCATION: 11.50 spot, Cabrillo, 95 spot, Chileno, 4 miles off of Old Lighthouse, Punta Gorda.

WEATHER: It’s almost like living in two countries. The Pacific is cold, windy and foggy the Sea of Cortez is smooth and hot.


BEST LURES: Live caballito, live mackerel, cedar plugs, tiger colored lures, feathers, blue/white, petrolero.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Gary George from Wakeforest, North Carolina

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