Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Latest Fish Report

July 8th to 14th, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 96%

BILLFISH: This week we saw a vast improvement on marlin catches with eighty one percent of our charters catching between one and six billfish per day. It seems that we have finally turned the corner and our good old Cabo catches are back. Nevertheless, the Pacific continues to be considerably colder than the Sea of Cortez. Daniel Myers Sr. & Jr. fished aboard “Valerie” and got our first blue marlin of the season, estimated at 270 lbs, caught out of Punta Gorda on a brown and green lure on July 8th. Kathy Morris, is a petite woman with a lot of gumption, she is from Austin, Texas and fished alone aboard “Andrea” on July 9th, at the 95 spot, where she released a total of SIX striped marlin…..way to go…fish were caught on a combination of live bait and pink lures. This same day “La Brisa” got out second blue marlin of the season, a bit smaller at 180 lbs – released and also a striped marlin was fought and freed and they boated one yellowfin tuna for Chad & Kristin Shimaitis also from Austin, Texas. On July 12th “Ruthless” was the hot boat, releasing four marlin at the 11.50 spot, all on live caballito for Jeremy & Esther Nichols from San Francisco fishing with Jaime & Bob Tarpley from Washington. “Ruthless” equaled this catch again on July 13th, same place, same technique, giving them four striped marlin for Ray King III & Ray King Jr. from Muskogge, Oklahoma. There were several boats that had triple and double marlin days plus an odd table fish too. Pisces anglers caught a total of 75 marlin of which all but one were released.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches were actually quite good with forty two percent of charters catching between one and five fish – best dorado boat was “Rebecca” the day they fished Destiladeres, giving them a total of five, plus two wahoo for the Gelhaus family from Concord, California. Dorado were found over a wide area being picked up at Chileno and 11.50 spot as well. Tuna catches were not that far behind those of dorado, with thirty five percent of boats catching between one and thirty three football size fish (from 15 to 30 lbs). “Andrea” was the top tuna boat with 33 fish caught on cedar plugs and green colored lure, four miles from the 180 spot, caught by Nick and Mary Beth Hazeldine from England…..many were released in keeping with the quotas. Pretty good wahoo catches this week with some boats getting a couple in a day with weights no more than 48 lbs. They were found off of San Jose and also at the 11.50 spot. Closer to shore there were some jack crevalle and a few rooster fish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Good on the Cortez mostly calm seas and clear skies, rougher on the Pacific.

LOCATION: 11.50 spot, Chileno, 95 spot, live bait, cedar plugs, green, petrolero, pink lures.


Based on the catches of Pisces By Tracy Ehrenberg

Jared Wabbel and friends from Vista, CA released three striped marlin,
caught two wahoo and one dorado aboard "Rebecca"