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.
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.
AVERGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, live mackerel, cedar plugs, tiger colored lures, feathers, blue/white, petrolero.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg