Sunday, October 03, 2010

Latest Fish Report


September 26th to 30th, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

BILLFISH: Wow what a week…the big fish continue to appear and the biggest story of the week was aboard our very own “Shambala” the 60 ft Hatteras, with Captain T.J Dobson producing his third fish over 600 lbs in the last two months. T.J had a group from Texas aboard on September 26th this fish was just a few pounds shy of 800 lbs. Yesterday a group of Texans were aboard fishing with T.J and were having a great time; they had already released a striped marlin and a sailfish, when T.J spotted a huge marlin in the Destiladeras area where they were fishing, attracted by a teaser tied to the back of the boat. Captain T.J was quick thinking and told his deckhand to toss a sierra; he had on board, back to the fish. The fish leapt on it, grabbing the bait, but then jumped and spat it out. He must have been hungry because he turned with a vengeance and inhaled a lure still in the water, known as a "Gay Bob", which is blue, white and pink. The fish was solidly hooked and Ed Shatte from Houston, Texas was on the other end of the line. Ed pumped and heaved the fish on 80 lb line for three hours, when they realized that it had takes a while to haul up 780 lbs of dead weight and then drag it onto the deck through the transom door, but they did it. Another large fish was a 500 lb’er aboard “La Brisa” for first time angler Adam Damini from Pittsburgh who had never been fishing before in his life.....we are talking not even a river, lake or stream, but today he was fishing with his friend Roger Young from Connecticut, just three miles off of Los Arcos when a large marlin assaulted a green/yellow lure being dragged by "La Brisa", after a considerable battle they got what ended up being an approx 500 lb blue marlin aboard, but wait, there's more......they also caught 18 dorado and released seven. Sixty one percent of charters caught billfish, with many excellent catches – we had a total of five blue marlin, two sailfish and twelve striped marlin.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado were the number one catch in Cabo this week with eighty seven percent of our boats catching from one to thirty two fish (many released) – we should mention here that catch limits are being strictly enforced in Cabo and the limit is two dorado per fishing license. To enable our anglers to keep a few more fish, we have purchased yearly fishing licenses for our crew members, so that anglers have the opportunity to take more fish home if they like. Weights on dorado are from 15 to 30 lbs. Our total dorado tally this week was 266. Wahoo catches were pretty good with nineteen percent of boats catching fish in the 35 to 45 lb class. Yellow fin tuna catches are beginning to increase slightly too with twenty five percent of boats catching mostly football size fish with the odd big one up to 100 lbs.

LOCATION: Los Arcos, Herradura, 7 miles out from Solmar, Punta Gorda, Migriño, Gaspareño, Pozo Cota, Golden Gate, San Jaime.


BEST LURES: Ballyhoo, guacamayo, tigrillo, purple, green/yellow, red/black, green/black, petrolero.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg