Pisces Fish Report
August 21st to 27th, 2010
Overall Catch Success Rate 100%
BILLFISH: Even though we had a tropical storm below us, we only had some clouds, hot weather and everybody catching fish. One of the best days for billfish was on the 21st for Tommy and Lynnete Naler from Northglenn, Colorado, releasing one striped marlin and one sailfish just outside the Golden Gate area on the Pacific; they also caught a 100 lb yellow fin tuna and a 30 lbs dorado aboard “Andrea”. This same day Angelo Neos from White Stone, NY released two striped marlin also at the Golden Gate one on a live bait and the other on a blue/pink lure aboard “La Brisa”. The only blue marlin released this week was on the 27th estimated at 200 lbs and hooked seven miles off of the Old Lighthouse, aboard “Valerie” for Ben and Kiss Hill from Tyler, Texas. The billfish catches were slower this week, perhaps due to the full moon we had mid-week, meaning that the fish had an opportunity to feed all night and not be as hungry during the daytime. Forty two percent of our charters caught billfish, giving small game to be the star this week. Pisces anglers caught 8 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin and two sailfish this week……catches could have been higher, as the fish are there, but being August there are not many anglers in town, hence less boats going out.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches were number one for us this week with fifty four percent of our boats catching between one to twenty four fish. On the 24th the boats found a ton of Dorado at 10 miles out from Golden Gate. Father and son, Christopher and Louis Tudico from Erie, PA released eighteen dorado and kept six between 20 to 45 lbs; all caught with caballito live bait aboard “Andrea”. This same day, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Kevin and Wendy Otten from Albuquerque, New Mexico boated twelve dorado between 20 to 45 lbs at the same spot. On the 25th Sean Heyes and family from Durban, South Africa went out on “Bill Collector” and caught eight dorado, releasing five small ones and keeping three between 30 to 40 lbs for dinner. Dean Heyes also caught a pilot shark and a 25 lb jack crevalle. Heather and Matthew Adamson from Midlothian, Texas did a good aboard “Ruthless” boating four dorados between 20 to 35 lbs and 35 lbs wahoo caught with green/yellow and tigrillo lures on the 26th.
Tuna catches increased with twenty nine percent of our boats catching between one and nine fish. Sizes ranged from football size tuna 15 to 25 lbs all the way up to 100 pounders like the one mentioned above”. On the 23rd, Mike Lichtenberger and friends from Connecticut had some action catching nine yellow fin tunas aboard “El Gallo” with Captain Nayo Winkler at the Iman on the Cortez side; all took sardines. The next day, Kevin Hart and Megan Sorokas caught six yellow fin tuna on cedar plugs at Punta Gorda; they also released a striped marlin aboard “Bill Collector”. Sean Heyes fished one more day, this time on “Bill Collector” and boated six tunas between 35 to 40 lbs on sardines, plus one wahoo and a roosterfish at Destiladeras. On the 27th Matt Bailey from Rodford, Michigan shared the “Andrea” with Brian and Militia Earl from Salt Lake City, Utah catching good sized tuna, 60 and 80 lbs on yellow/green lures at the Herradura spot.
The other fish caught were three sharks- one hammerhead, a pilot shark and a mako.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: A mix of sunny hot days with some cloudy and humidity due to the tropical storm. Rough seas a couple of days but everything is back to normal
LOCATION: Sea of Cortez: 95 spot, Herradura, Punta Gorda, Destiladeras, Iman. Pacific Side: Golden Gate, Finger Bank, Faro Viejo, Jaime Banks, Margaritas, Elias Calles
AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 84 F
BEST LURES; Tigrillo, feathers, purple, squid colors, cedar plugs, blue/pink, red/black, blue/white, green/red, green/yellow, ballyhoo, guacamaya (orange/green/yellow). For live bait was caballito and sardine
Based on the catches of Ale Almada in Tracy’s absence.