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


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