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.