Sunday, November 28, 2010

Landmark For Our Blog - 100,000 Visitors!

Today was a landmark for our blog as we reached 100,000 (one hundred thousand) visitors.  We just want to say thank you, for reading this and supporting us in bringing you the latest fishing news and of course most importantly we thank you, our clients and friends who send us  such fantastic letters and photos which encourage and motivate us all at Pisces. So drop us a line and let us know what you would like to see more of, or less of pisces@piscessportfishing.com  again THANK YOU.

Latest Fish Report

November 19th to 25th, 2010


Overall Catch Success Rate 91.80%

BILLFISH: This week saw a slight decrease on billfish catches as a beautiful, huge full moon was present during this period, causing marlin to gorge themselves during the nighttime hours and be less hungry during the day. Added to this was a lack of live bait. Nevertheless seventy percent of our boats caught billfish, consisting almost exclusively of striped marlin. One of the best days was November 21st when “Tracy Ann” with a group from Houston, Texas aboard, released six striped marlin at Los Arcos on the Pacific side. The next day, Andrea & Jim Shilston from Daphne, Alabama fishing with their friends, matched this catch by also releasing six marlin aboard, this time aboard the 61ft Viking “El Gallo” with Captain Nayo Winkler. November 25th saw “Tracy Ann” again the hot boat, loading up with another six stripers, released this time for the Hom family from Bellevue, WA; all of their fish took live bait. Thanksgiving Day proved to be good for “Rebecca” with our friend and longtime client Gerald Richmond from Key Largo, Florida aboard, who managed to release five striped marlin, plus boat a dorado. Earlier in the week “Rebecca” and her crew had proved themselves by releasing five striped marlin for Charlie & Charlotte Grindstaff from Friendswood, TX at Los Arcos. It seems Texans are very lucky when it comes to fishing as Dieter Thompson & friends who come from Colleyville, TX released four striped marlin aboard the 60 ft Hatteras, “Shambala” as well as boating four dorado to take home. At the beginning of the week, Ian McDonald and John Ramsey from Scotland concentrated inshore, aboard the 22ft Panga “Sirius” and were very lucky to release a sailfish as well as to release four roosterfish and boat a 25 lb dorado off of the Old Lighthouse (Cabo Falso). Pisces anglers released a total of 116 striped marlin and 1 sailfish this week.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado was the second most abundant species this week with forty two percent of boats catching between one to seven fish, with a total of 64 fish caught. The best day was on the 25th aboard “Bandito” for Jeff Snider and Tim Lorenzo from Eureka, CA with seven dorado caught 18 miles out from Cerro Blanco; the fish took lures of all colors. On the 19th Stuart Lee and Valerie Keck from Grand Coulee, WA did well to catch six dorado in the 35 lbs class as well as releasing two striped marlin aboard “Ruthless”; an enviable day. Jerome & Jed Fisher with an apt name did well with friends Scott Shier & Bob Barbosa, from Anaheim. Ca. fishing on “Valerie” & “Andrea”, they caught five dorado between 20 to 35 lbs aboard at Migriño as well two 40 lbs fish, which took tigrillo lures and went on to release three striped marlin. One other large dorado, al little over 40 lbs, were taken by Richard Holestine from Washington at Elias Calles. Tuna catches are slow but we did see some improvement with catches registered of one to eighteen fish for some boats. “Cabolero” did very well on the 23rd for Francis Saltalamacchia and Brian Trasidder from Saratoga, FL boating eighteen yellow fin tuna between 15 to 25 lbs. The fish took cedar plugs and blue/white lures. On the 25th “Cabolero” hit the tuna again, this time for John & Karen Beech from Boca Raton, FL with a total of fifteen football size yellow fin ten miles out from the Old Lighthouse. This same day “C-Rod” caught a few for Cathy Trung and friends who boated eight yellow fin tuna, one dorado and released one striped marlin. The yellow fin tuna caught this week were mostly football size, with the largest being a 40 lb’er aboard “Ruthless”, for Stewart Keck who also released a striped marlin. Wahoo catches were quite good. On November 24th “La Brisa” had Michael Smith from Montebello, NY aboard when they boated a 50 lb wahoo and released a striped marlin, a dorado and a yellowtail. “No Big Deal” caught two 40 lbs wahoo for Kim and Mike Brastad from Kansas City, KS as well as three dorado.

Inshore we had catches of roosters, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail and jack crevalle.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, though there were some whitecaps close to Cabo on the Pacific a couple of days on windy days

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Lighthouse, Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño, La Ballena, Pozo Cota, Elias Calles, Margaritas, Cerro Blanco, Cerro de Arena, Old light house, 150 spot

AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 79 F

BEST LURES; Cedar plugs, tigrillo, petrolero, green, red/black, green/yellow, guacamayo, huchis, pink, purple, feathers, all colors, red/black, blue/white

Live mackerel, caballito, ballyhoo, sardines

Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Some Pictures of the Anglers from November 24th

We had some pictures snapped by Oscar, Pisces dockmaster,  from our clients returning to the dock with nice catches, such as:


Chris, Ryan and Michael Smith from Montebello, NY released one striped marlin and boated this 50 lbs wahoo (shown in the picture); also they caught one dorado and one yellow tail aboard "La Brisa"


This group from Canada were lucky to caught two wahoo aboard "No Big Deal"; they also caught three dorado at the Golden Gate by the Pacific side.



Richard Holestine from Sokane, WA shown here with a nice 40 lbs dorado aboard "Andrea" with captain Orlando Murillo (right) and deckhand Abraham (behind)


Ted and Travor Ballou and friend Jet Mitchell from Newport Beach, CA were fortunate to release one striped marlin and caught this nice 30 lbs dorado for dinner aboard "Ruthless"



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thank You Letter from Doug Rubino

We would like to thank you all at Pisces for another great week of fishing. The two boats "Rebecca and the LA Brisa" had a banner 5 days of fishing and both boats achieved personal bests in total marlin caught and marlin caught in a single day. Between the two boats fishing 5 days 48 marlin released, on November 11th the Rebecca 12 marlin released and the La Brisa 10 marlin released.

The crew members on both boats did an outstanding job, and for Luis he has great eyes for spotting those marlin. Without him our success rate would have not been possible.

This will be hard to beat next year, but we are willing to give it our all as always. Pisces also made John Di Benedetto a very happy man by stopping on the way in to catch his first rooster fish, even though it was small he was ecstatic. He has been wanting to catch a rooster fish since he has been coming to Cabo for the past 10 years.

Thank you all again at Pisces,

Doug Rubino

Deer Park, TX


I will be in touch sometime in February to start the scheduling of next years trip.


           Doug Rubino pictured with a striped marlin before releasing with deckhand Martin


Flying flags


Getting ready to release the striper

 November 11th  back to the dock with Rebecca 12 marlin released and La Brisa 10 marlin released.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Latest Fish Report : Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

November 13th to 18th, 2010


Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

BILLFISH: The fishing is still hot in Cabo with every single boat catching something giving us a perfect score this week. Marlin were thick off of Land’s End with nearly every boat catching, giving us a billfish success rate of ninety one percent. One of the best days was on November 16th for Mike and Beth Fraser from Lake Charles, LA they released fifteen striped marlin at Gaspareño on the Pacific side and also boated two dorado aboard “Cabolero”. The next day Tim and Lucy McCulloch from Oregon had a busy day catching and releasing thirteen striped marlin aboard “Bill Collector” with the fish taking live mackerel. On the 16th “Tracy Ann” did a great job for Ross Donahue from Spearman, TX with twelve striped marlin released. A day before, “Falcon” also had twelve stripers released for a group from Oregon; they also caught two dorado for dinner. Our long time clients Dennis & Clyde Trendel from Boston, MA fished with friend Glen Kish and did very well aboard “Tracy Ann” on the 14th, with ten striped marlin released at the Golden Gate. “Tracy Ann” was again the hot boat of the week with a total of 45 striped marlin released Wow, congratulations to the crew! On the 16th Anders Lundgren, Peter Palsson and Robert Gabruelsson from Sweden released nine striped marlin aboard “Rebecca” at the same area. On the 15th “Bill Collector” had a great day for a group from Florida with nine striped marlin released, six dorado, one 45 lbs wahoo and three jack crevalle; well done! Gerald Richmond from Key Largo, Fl did well also with nine striped marlin released at the Golden Gate aboard “Rebecca”. Looks like we may be heading for a repeat of the amazing marlin numbers we had in 2008. Our total fish count was 307 striped marlin and one sailfish this week.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches are still good with fifty seven percent of our boats catching between one to fourteen fish, with a total of 121 fish caught. One of the best days was on the 18th aboard “Valerie” for Jerry and Eileen Walker from Idaho they caught fourteen dorado at the Golden Gate; they also released three striped marlin and caught a wahoo. These same clients had another excellent day on the 15th with twelve dorado; with some kept some for dinner – as if this wasn’t enough they released four striped marlin! This same day James and Marilyn Wright from Alabama caught eight dorado aboard “Tracy Ann”, with live bait being the way to go. They also released six striped marlin. Kenneth Kratsch and Monica Mohler from La Quinta, CA caught seven dorado aboard “Yahoo” at Las Margaritas; they released six striped marlin as well. Tuna catches are still slow, as striped marlin has been the main attraction for our anglers. Only the “Tracy Ann” caught tuna this week on the 17th for Dave Adamson and friends from Nampa, ID they caught twenty four football size yellow fin tuna at 32 miles out of Cerro Blanco; they still had time to release three striped marlin. We had a few wahoo catches one was on the 17th for Dave Henderson from Edmonton, Canada aboard “Ruthless” they caught one 40 lbs wahoo at Migriño and released four striped marlin and caught one 35 lbs dorado. A day before, “Ruthless” again caught a 40 lbs wahoo for Ben Miles, Paul Hinton, Jane Murdock from Houston, TX; they released three stripers as well. For other catches we had roosters, Spanish mackerel, needle fish and jack crevalle.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, a little bit cool in the morning and at night.

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Lighthouse, Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño, La Ballena, Pozo Cota, Elias Calles, Margaritas, Cerro Blanco, Cerro de Arena

Sea of Cortez: Punta Gorda

AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 80 F

BEST LURES; Cedar plugs, tigrillo, petrolero, green, red/black, green/yellow, guacamayo, huchis, pink, purple


For live bait mackerel, caballito and ballyhoo

Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.







Saturday, November 20, 2010

One of the Most Compelling Thank You Notes We Have Ever Received

Capt. Fred here: Dear Tracy, I have just completed my 35th year fishing in Cabo San Lucas, this included bring my boat down several times from Californa in the old days. I started off in the old Tortuga Fleet and worked up to the Pisces Fleet. I always have fished a panga with Enrique "Tiliche" Gonzalez for over 17 years and have gotten a lot of fish over the years, even a Blue Marlin. But, I always take a Pisces every year for the larger fish. Last year it was Tuna and a Sailfish. The crews and the office staff have always acted professional in every step of the way, from booking the trip to having the fish cleaned. This year, I talked 3 other couples to come to Cabo to enjoy the fishing experience. On Nov. 9th, we had a once in a life time fishing trip on the Rebeeca with Capt. Jose Alucano and mate Luis Coted. We hooked 9 Striped Marlin and released 8 Marlin and 2 Dorado. I have fished around the world for billfish including the Pacific Rim, Central and South America and this was the best fishing day of my life (I am almost 70). The men on the boat with me had a great time fishing, but do not understand how great a day it was, since this is their first experience at billfishing. I would just like to thank you, your boat crew, the office staff, and the dock crew for the best fishing day in my life.
Capt. Fred van den Broeck, Backdraft Charters, Punta Gorda, Florida . www.backdraft- charters.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

Did These Guys Have a Great Time or What?

 Steve getting into the spirit of it at Captain Tony's next to our office, best fish tacos and pizzas in town
 Tom  holds his marlin for a few seconds before releasing it.
 The whole group with a nice tuna board Cabolero
Paul was pleased to release a striped marlin too.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone at Pisces for an amazing trip last week. We fished 2-days with Leon and Beto on the Ruthless and another day with Rico and his captain (sorry I forgot his name) on the Cabolero. We caught more fish than we could have ever imagined and the boat crew, and office staff (particularly Pam) was great to work with getting our trip arranged, helping with transportation of our fish, our lunches…and YES, thanks for the T-shirts!

We noticed that our group (Dornell, Banks, Hafner) made it into your blogs and that was great to read. I’ve attached some pictures of our trip with each of us celebrating. There is no doubt in our minds that if we return to Cabo again there is no other company we’d fish with! Hopefully we’ll find pictures of ourselves on your wall of fame!

Everyone at Pisces made our trip enjoyable and we want to thank all of you.

PS: Tell Beto never to get rid of his lucky (but bright!) shorts
Paul Dornell
Assistant Director -Public Works Operations
City of Palo Alto

Anglers from Finland Write to Us

Hi Ady,

Thank you very much for your excellent service in arranging the Tracy Ann for us for the Cabo Tuna Jackpot Tournament. Both Julio and Martín were very professional, especially in finding us striped marlin.

Looking forward to fishing with Pisces again in the future.

Best regards,


Anders Oldenburg;
Finland
Shown here at the Tuna Tournament, where he received a free entry, being awarded here for being the angler that travelled the furtherst distance to particpate in the tournament

Ray Rodman from Albuquerque, NM had a Blast Last Week...

We received some photos from our client Ray Rodman and friends from Albuquerque, NM

They fished with us a few days ago and had a great time!

First day, November 10th, they released four striped marlin and caught a nice 30 lbs yellow fin tuna aboard 38 ft "C-Rod"

The next day they did excellent with seven striped marlin released and boated eight dorado between 20 to 30 lbs aboard 31 ft "Cabolero"; they also released one rooster fish.

On the 13th, they ended their fishing trip aboard 35 ft "Valerie" with three striped marlin released.

Fourteen stripers released in three days!! Congratulations guys!

___________________________________________________________

Alejandra,

Here are some of the photo's that I promised I would send. If you want to use any of them let me know and I will send them to you.

Again thanks to all of the staff and crew's at Pisces that made this a fantastic trip.

Ray
Albuquerque, NM






Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Taste of Why You Should Fish the Tuna Tournament...Sign Up for 2011

We just received this letter and photos from Mike Vise from Sacramento, California. He has been a faithful Pisces client for many years and decided to enter the Tuna Tournament this year, he didn't win but had a great time anyway as his words and photos will tell you.



Crew were ready to go early and were on the boat before sun up preparing last minute details.


The dawn was beautiful as boats headed out to the starting line.

Mike got a nice tuna shown here from left to right, deckhand Beto, Mike, Fernando & Kikon

Of course who can resist our local beggar Pancho, who pleaded for any left over bait.

Mike snapped a picture of the infamous Carnival cruise ship before the engine room fire, this is the one in the news last week for being stranded at sea with no power.

"Well we are finally back into the swing of things here at home and miss Cabo a lot as usual.
Just want to take some time and thank everybody at Pisces for a great trip again. I really want to thank Tracy for letting me borrow Beto during such a busy time, and letting Marissa on the Oceanus for the start of the first day. Also a big thank you to Ady and Ale for helping me with all my questions leading up to the tournament and taking care of all the details. Then there is the crew, awsome as always! They make it so much fun to be out there, they make you feel like family. I was still a bit under the weather the practice day and had to come back early, but had a lot of fun on Thursday afternoon hanging on for the boat ride back to Cabo. The wind was crazy that day and made for some fun on the Adriana. Then Friday we were headed for where I lost that big wahoo, when Fernando spotted some feeding tuna. We worked it with 1 other boat, which left after 10 minutes, and Fernando hooked the 68 pounder on live bait, and I had it in the boat in about 20 - 30 minutes. Stayed with the school of porpoise and Beto landed a nice 35 - 40 pound tuna on a cedar plug. Caught 2 other small tuna and called it a day, headed to the scales for the official weight, and then off too have few drinks and some good food.

I am sending some more pictures of the tournament and of the crews, also a picture of the Carnival Splendor pulling into Cabo the second day of the tournament, which wont be pulling into Cabo any time soon.

Again thank you and everybody for anther great trip and I plan on doing it again next year. Talk too you soon."
Mike Vise, Sacramento, Ca.


Latest Fish Report - Striped Marlin Takes Off!

November 6th to 12th, 2010


Overall Catch Success Rate 96.53%


BILLFISH: Fishing is really taking off in Cabo and improving in leaps and bounds and if we continue like this we may get a repeat of the unbelievable numbers that we had back in 2008. Pretty much all the boats returning to the dock with flags, though there has been the occasional vessel that couldn’t hook up despite seeing fish and throwing bait to them. Striped marlin was the top catch this week with seventy three percent of our boats one or more marlin. One of the best days was on November 11th; on this day alone our boats caught eighty five striped marlin! “Rebecca” did very well to release twelve stripers for Robert, Dan and Doug Rubino from Texas; they also caught three dorado between 25 to 30 lbs one mile out from Migriño on the Pacific side. Ed Van Hook and friends from Rochester, NY were also lucky to release twelve stripers at the same spot aboard “Billcollector”, their fish took live bait. Jeff McKenzie and friends from Granbury, TX had a great day with ten striped marlin released, plus a 70 lb wahoo and one dorado aboard “Falcon”. They were close to the same area near Gaspareño fishing with Captain Manuel. “La Brisa” released ten striped marlin for John and Rich Di Benedetto; the fish took a mix of live bait and tigrillo colored lures. “Tracy Ann” did well too for Patrick and Jean Neville from Bradenton, FL with eight striped marlin released at five miles out from Cerro de arena. The next day they released nine striped marlin for a group from Phoenix, AZ and boated a very nice 40 lb dorado for dinner. On the 9th, Fred Vanderbroeck from Punta Gorda, FL and friends had a great time aboard “Rebecca” releasing eight stripers at the old lighthouse and catching two nice 30 lbs dorado. It is really nice to see all of these clients mentioned here returning to Cabo as they have fished Pisces many times and have been loyal to Cabo. We also had a couple of blue marlin between 200 & 300 lbs for Adam Kramer, Eric Polep & Tony Buzzanca from Branford, CT. they also released three striped marlin and kept one dorado, all fish on the Pacific. On the 7th, Lee Wellerstein from California and Jerry Orlinick from NYC released five striped marlin aboard “Adriana”; the fish took live caballito at Migriño, they also caught five dorado to take back home. “Adriana” scored again on the 9th for Len and Jody Cook from Mountain View, WA and friends, with seven striped marlin released at Golden Gate; they also boated four 35 lb dorado. We could keep writing on all the great catches of this week but we don’t have room. Our final billfish tally was 313 striped marlin, three blue marlin and one sailfish….pretty cool.


OTHER SPECIES: Even though dorado was not the number one catch, we did see an increase with sixty four percent of our boats catching from one to eleven fish, giving us a total of 266 fish caught. One of the best days was on the 6th aboard “Rebecca” for Shawn and Mike White from Williamston, SC with a total of eleven dorado at Golden Gate. On the 9th Butch Ginneti and Vince De Rentis from Branford, CT caught seven dorado between 35 to 40 lbs aboard “Gaviota XI”; the fish took live bait. On the 7th, Paul Dornell, Thomas Hafner and Steve Banks from California had a great time with captain Leon with a total of nine dorado; they also released three striped marlin and one sailfish at Golden gate..Good job guys! By the way they loved our famous Pisces t-shirts, which they swore were the key to such luck. These anglers went on to have a great day on the 6th with seven dorado on the same boat. This same day a group from Carlsbad, Ca caught seven dorado, with a couple released aboard “La Brisa”. Daniel Carter and James Dollaway did very well aboard “No Big Deal” with seven dorado, one 60 lb yellow fin tuna and one striped marlin released. Tuna catches were in third place this week with sixteen percent of our charters catching between one to twelve fish. One of the best day was November 11th for Kevin, Anthony and Jerry Carney from Colorado Springs, CO they had plenty of fillets to take home as they caught twelve yellow fin tuna aboard “Adriana”, one of them was 100 lbs and the rest were between 40 to 50 lbs at Los Arcos; the fish took a mix of live bait and cedar plugs /feathers. “Fish on”, one of the boats that we used when we are booked, did very well with ten yellow fin tunas, football size, for a group from Brandford, CT on the 8th; they also caught three dorado and released one striped marlin. The next day out with the same group they caught a 140 lb tuna at the Golden Gate and released three stripers. On the 8th, Paul Dornell and friends from California again did very well this time aboard “Cabolero” with eight tuna between 15 lbs up to 100 lbs at the Golden gate as well. Embree Chuck and Hector Medina from Dallas, TX caught 100 lb’er aboard “Falcon” on the 6th ten miles out from the old lighthouse. The next day John and Rich DiBenedetto from Ohio caught two tunas, one of them 100 pounder aboard “La Brisa” at San Jaime. Best inshore fishing was November 6th, when Tom Olson from San Diego, CA released three roosters, two jack cravelle, eight dorado and two pompanos aboard “Salsa” at the old light house. Other catches were wahoo, yellowtail and needlefish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, great weather.

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Lighthouse, Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño, Todos Santos, Cabrillo, La Ballena, Pescadero, Pozo Cota, Elias Calles, Margaritas

AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 83 F



BEST LURES; Feathers, cedar plugs, tigrillo, petrolero, green, all colors, blue/white, black/blue, red/black, green/yellow, guacamayo,



For live bait caballito and ballyhoo



Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.



Kevin, Anthony and Jerry Carney from Colorado Springs, CO caught twelve yellow fin tuna aboard “Adriana”, one of them was 100 lbs and the rest were between 40 to 50 lbs at Los Arcos

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happy Anglers from Spain Fishing for the First Time in the Tuna Tournament Aboard Falcon

Beautiful Sunrise at the Start of the Tuna Tournament

Thank You Letter from Alan Drewer

We received a thank you letter from Alan Drewer from Herndon, Virginia; they had a great day on November 3rd  aboard "Ruthless" with  three striped marlin released and six dorado (one released) .. Congratulations and we hope to serve you again in the near future!

Ady -I would like to thank everyone from Pisces Sport fishing for a fantastic day on the sea last week. From your handling of the reservation, to Oscar and Mario at the dock, to our Captain and Mate. We had a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Alan

Herndon, Virginia




Monday, November 08, 2010

Latest Fish Report

October 30th to November 5th, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 87.72%

BILLFISH: As we had the tuna tournament this week, many of our boats were focusing on the big tuna; which is the reason we saw a decrease on the billfish catch rate; with seventy percent of our boats catching billfish this week – still an excellent percentage anywhere in the world. One of the best days was on November 3rd, when “Andale” did well with eight striped marlin released for Steve Watson and friends from Texas; they also boated twelve dorado at the Golden Gate. “Tracy Ann” also did well this same day with seven striped marlin released for Brent Hooser & his wife from Tyler, TX, who kind of knew what to expect as they had had a warm up session on November 1st when they released five marlin aboard this same boat. We had a couple of blues also on November 3rd, one on board “Adriana” for our client Alexander Apostolopoulos from Athens, Greece; he also released a striped marlin at La Ballena on the Pacific side. David Bick and friends from San Jose, Ca also released a blue marlin aboard “Bill Collector”; they went on to catch a 50 lbs yellow fin tuna for sashimi. On the 4th, Michael Kohl from Tennessee released six striped marlin at Gaspareño aboard “Fearless”; they were also fortunate to catch six dorado between 25 and 30 lbs. On October 31st, Gavin and Linda Clarke, a lovely couple from South Africa, released six striped marlin aboard “Adriana”; the fish took a combination of live bait and tigrillo colors lures. Jeff Kulovitz and Michelle McAfer from Chandler, AZ released six striped marlin aboard “Cabolero” and caught two nice dorado. We had a total of 169 striped marlin, two blues and two sailfish this week. Great numbers and set to climb!


OTHER SPECIES: Billfish were still the top catch this week, leaving dorado in second with forty four percent of our boats catching from one to thirteen fish, with a total of 170 mahi mahi this week. One of the best days was on the 3rd aboard “C-Rod” with a total catch of thirteen dorado between 20 to 25 lbs for George Poppleton and friends from California; they were busy as they also released two striped marlin and caught one yellow fin tuna. On the 5th, “Andrea” did a great job of catching twelve dorado and releasing one striped marlin for a group from Wayne, Indiana. We had better catches of tuna, with twenty four percent of our boats catching between one to fourteen fish- from football size to a 200 pounder. On the 2nd, Bob Barker and Derek Wood from Modesto, CA, out on “C-Rod” caught fourteen yellow fin tuna between 20 and 100 lbs at San Jaime; the fish took a mix of live bait, cedar plugs and blue/white lures. This same day a group from Canada also caught fourteen tuna between the 20 to 80 lbs almost at the same spot, just down from San Jaime, aboard “Cabolero”. A group of friends from Madrid, Spain decided to do a practice day for the Tuna Tournament aboard “Falcon” and they were lucky to catch a 200 lbs tuna; sorry guys that was the wrong day but we bet you had a lot of fun, as they also released four striped marlin at Gaspareño. On the 5th, Zev Hendeles and friends from NY where the first team to weigh a fish during the second day of the tournament with a 150.8 lbs tuna aboard “C-Rod” with captain Abel. A few hours later, “Bill Collector” with David Bick and friends from Arizona brought a 101 lbs tuna to the weigh station. “Shamabala” did great in the tournament for Mike Menas, being the only boat to weigh in three fish over the 100 lbs. The first day with a 133 lbs fish and the second day with a 145 & 149 lbs with a total of winnings of $57,200.00 Congratulations to our captain T.J Dobson!

We had other catches inshore such as rooster fish, wahoo & needle fish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, except for the first day of the tournament was very windy; but we are back to great weather.

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Lighthouse, Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño, Todos Santos, Cabrillo, La Ballena, Pescadero, Pozo Cota, Elias Calles

Sea of Cortez: Punta Gorda


AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 83 F


BEST LURES; Feathers, cedar plugs, tigrillo, petrolero, green, purple, all colors, blue/white, black/blue, red/black, green/yellow, guacamayo, huchis; live bait caballito and ballyhoo


Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg


Zev Hendeles and friends from NY where the first team to weigh a fish during the second day of the tournament with a 150.8 lbs tuna aboard “C-Rod”


David Bick and friends from Arizona brought a 101 lbs tuna to the weigh station; they fished aboard "Bill Collector"

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Final Standings W.O.N Jackpot Tuna Tournament 2010

The fishing part of the Tuna Tournament is over and to be honest a very successful tournament took place. With 118 teams, this is the tournament with most entries in Cabo this year. This tournament is really a lot of fun and although there are some great cash prizes, it is really more about having a good time, entering a tournament and being part of a group who love fishing, Cabo and of course catching fish. This year weather was on the rough side both days but a lot of catches were produced. Thirty-eight qualifying tuna were weighed in, with twenty six over 100 lbs, making this a tournament record for big fish.

The second day was exciting and heartbreaking as each fish that came in was the biggest, giving the anglers a high and boosting their spirits as they counted their winnings in their heads, that is until the next boat pulled up with a fish… that topped theirs and so it went throughout the day, with…pretty much each fish was bigger. The climax came when Reel Deal, showed up with good friend and local businessman John Pentz aboard, making it just under the wire, of the scale closing at 6.00 pm with what turned out to be the winner a 208 lb fish….John was jubilant, he has been in this tournament many times and was thrilled to finally take top honors. Second place angler Dick Landfield is from Yorba Linda and a part time Cabo resident for over 20 years. Team aboard Shambala were the winners of this tournament two years ago for angler Mike Menas from Idaho and the team aboard Karma, were the top anglers in 2006 with a 316 lb tuna for angler Jamie Greer from Dayton, Ohio..

John’s fish will be worth $116,500.00 tonight at the awards banquet.

These are the final standings and payouts:

FIRST PLACE: 208 lbTuna: Reel Deal Total Winnings $116,500.00 includes optional jackpots.

SECOND PLACE: 192 lb Tuna: Reel Quest Total Winnings $4,600.00 did not win any jackpots.

THIRD PLACE: 182.4 lb Tuna: Fishtales Total Winnings $2,300.00 not entered in jackpots.

DAILY JACKPOT WINNERS FOR TUNA

180 lbs Afishonado Day One $500 & $1000 pots: Total Winnings $44,600.00

133 lbs Day One & 140 lbs Day Two: Shambala $3000/$10,000 day one $10,000 Day Two Total Winnings $57,200.00

158.30 lbs Day Two Minerva V $3000.00 & $5000.00 Total Winnings $63,200.00

167.70 lbs. Day One Karma $2000.00 & $5000.00 Total Winnings $70,800.00

WAHOO DAY ONE: 34.8 lbs Marea Total Winnings $32,000.00

WAHOO DAY TWO: 56.8 lbs Mucho Bueno Total Winnings $32,000.00

DORADO: No qualifying fish weighed in.

First picture shows the 208 lb tuna caught by local businessman John Pentz aboard Reel Deal at Gordo Banks....this fish is worth $116,500.00 . The second photo shows the biggest wahoo of the tournament 56.8 lbs aboard Mucho Bueno for angler Scott McPherson, wins them  $32,000.00. The third picture shows our very own Shambala did great in the tournament, the only boat to weigh in three fish over 100 lbs.






Winner of the tournament tells how they did it...



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Did you have friends fish in this tournament and want to see how they did? Check out our register of all fish weighed in. Remember this are fish WEIGHED IN, many smaller tuna were released as well as dorado and striped marlin. Weather today is much better, in fact Valerie hooked up a 200 lb Tuna today….a day too late.



Thursday, November 04, 2010

Day One W.O.N Tuna Tournament


This year's tuna tournament saw 119 teams head out early this morning to compete for almost $400,000.00 in prize money over the two day event. We were honored to have the Governor of Baja California Sur, the Mayor of Los Cabos and the Port Captian on board the start boat to fire the triple shotgun flares which signaled the beginnig of fishing.  Weather which was beautiful soon turned rough with whitecaps clearly visible outside the mouth of the harbor.
Big fish started to show up after the scale opened at 2.00 pm and the tally for the day was 12 fish over 100 lbs.
 Day one results were as follows:
1st Place Afishonado a 35 ft Bertram with a 180 lb yellow fin tuna. Optional jackpots $44,600.00
2nd Place Karma a 35 ft Cabo with a 167 lb tuna. Optional jackpots $70,800.00
3rd Place Shambala a 60 ft Hatteras with a 133 lbs fish. Optional jackpots $41,200.00

Marea took the wahoo prize today with a  34.8 lb fish which  earned them $32,000.00.....worth almost $1000.00 per pound....wow. That's more expensive than a top sushi fish.
All results are unofficial........until Saturday night.

Photos show the shotgun start and day one scorboard.

Weigh in this year is in a new location, in front of Hotel Tesoro next to No Worries and the lighthouse.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Latest Fish Report

Pisces Fish Report



October 23rd to 29th, 2010


Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

BILLFISH: What a week we had; lots of marlin on the Pacific side and everybody catching fish. Marlin was the top catch this week with eighty percent of our boats catching billfish. One of the best days was on the 28th aboard “Tracy Ann” for Robert and Joshua Hancik, Peter Tarricone and Kim Huzikel from Punta Gorda, FL who released thirteen striped marlin at Punta Lobos; they also boated one dorado… congratulations guys! On the 25th, again on “Tracy Ann”, Jerry, Kevin & Justin Carter from San Diego, Ca released twelve striped marlin 32 miles out by Punta Lobos. “Tracy Ann” had another twelve striped marlin released day at the end of the week on the 29th for Ranger and Roxanna Stein from Miami, FL. “Tracy Ann” was definitely the hot boat this week, as on the 26th they scored again…for James, Rick and Thomas Pfluger & friends from Philadelphia, PA releasing ten striped marlin all on the Pacific side. The fish took a combination of live bait & green colored lures. On the 23rd Dennis McCarty, Mike Dewitt & Jim Bacon from Oregon were lucky to release eight striped marlin in front of Todos Santos. We had great fishing for “Shambala” on the 24th with seven striped marlin and one sailfish released and a catch of eleven dorado, a few released and seven between 20 to 40 lbs at Todos Santos for Martin Furhken and family from Cabo San Lucas. Jason, Kelly & Steven Krueger from Lincoln, NE released seven striped marlin and one sailfish and kept one dorado for dinner aboard “Rebecca” on the 26th. This same day aboard “C-Rod” Michelle Shelton and friends from Salt Lake City, UT released also seven striped marlin, boated two dorado and one wahoo by the Golden Gate spot. “Rebecca” did very well on the 8th catching and releasing eight striped marlin for Mark Richards, Michael and Tammy Korns from Dallas, TX. “Adriana” did well too for a group from Alberta, Canada with eight striped marlin released and three dorado to take back home. We had a total of 234 striped marlin and six sailfish in this week, most of them released except two.



OTHER SPECIES: Everybody was so busy with billfish, that dorado had a bit of a decrease, with sixty eight percent of our boats catching from one to eleven fish, with a total of 180 this week. One of the best days was on the 25th aboard “Valerie” for Brian and Andre LeCault from San Diego, CA who caught ten dorado between 20 to 25 lbs on green lures at the Golden Gate; they also released six striped marlin! On the 23rd Todd Glass and friends from Elko, MN caught seven dorado, one 35lb wahoo and released one striped marlin aboard “Cabolero” at Migriño and the Golden Gate area. The next day Josh Stephens and John Potest from Orlando, FL caught nine nice dorado between 25 to 40 lbs and released two striped marlin aboard. It was slow for tuna this week, with only five percent of our boats were lucky to catch a couple of tunas. This is due to the fact that marlin fishing is so hot right now that boats are not really trying for them. Nevertheless we know there are lots of big ones out there and we will see a good showing at next week in the Tuna Tournament on Nov. 4th & 5th. On the 28th “Bill Collector” did well for Steve Fimbrez and friends from Modesto, CA with four yellow fin tuna between 40 to 80 lbs, two dorado and one 40 lb wahoo on the Cortez side near Cerro Colorado . We had good catches for wahoo, with sixteen percent of our boats catching between one to three fish. On the 25th “Ruthless” caught one fifty pounder for Lee and Craig Kitchens from Texas; they had a busy day as they also released four striped marlin and boated five dorado. This same day “Cabolero” also caught a 50 lb wahoo for Richard, Dale and Brenda Glass from Canada and also had three striped marlin released one sailfish and one dorado at the Golden Gate. We had other catches inshore such as roosters, jack cravalle, red snapper & needle fish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, a couple of windy days.

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Lighthouse, Margaritas, Migriño, Gaspareño, Todos Santos, Punta Lobos, La Ballena, Pescadero

Sea of Cortez: Cerro Colorado


AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 83 F


BEST LURES; Feathers, cedar plugs, tigrillo, petrolero, green, purple, green/yellow, blue/white, black/red, green/yellow, guacamayo

For live bait mackerel, caballito, ballyhoo, sardines


Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.