December 30th to January 5th, 2011
Overall Catch Success Rate 87.50%
BILLFISH: We had another decrease again on the marlin bite, maybe the cold weather is a deterrent to them they just not very hungry. We had a couple of lucky boats though that released one or two billfish. On the 31st, Kevin Van Dyke and friends from Michigan released two striped marlin aboard the 60ft “Andale” fifteen miles out from the old lighthouse. On the 4th, “Rebecca” and “Bill Collector” had a double marlin day too; the first one was for Dr Rick Walsh and friends 30 miles from the 90 Spot and then aboard “Bill Collector”, Gary Geringer and friends from Wichita, KS released another couple fifteen miles in front of the Cerro Blanco. Twenty percent of our boats caught billfish this week. We had a total of eleven striped marlin all released.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches are steady with the same average of catches with eighteen percent of our boats catching between one to three fish. At the end of this report on the 5th, Randolph Hutto and Larry Williams from Memphis, TN caught three dorado between 15 to 30 lbs; they also boated five yellow fin tuna between 15 to 30 lbs aboard “Yahoo”. A day before, James Kiser from Cypress, TX had a nice 35 lb dorado aboard “Ruthless”; the fish took a purple lure. Tuna catches are still number one this week with forty percent of our boats catching from one to twenty seven fish, most of them in the football size range. The top tuna boat this week was “Valerie” on the 5th for James Kiser and his daughters from Cypress, TX, they never lost hope, as the day before they only caught one single fish, and the next day they were furiously busy reeling in twenty seven yellow fin tuna, albeit forty two miles out on the pacific side... yeap, they had plenty fillets to take back to Texas. On the 3rd, “Fearless” was not far behind catching twenty three tuna for our repetitive client Harry Zifferblatt and sons from Miami, FL, they have been fishing with us since the kids were little and catching a 500 lb marlin here years ago, endeared Cabo to them; anyway they headed far out, actually fifty two miles south. A day after, Kevin Woodard and family from Goldsboro, NC had a great day also boating sixteen yellow fin between 20 to 35 lbs aboard "Great Escape Jr"; the fish took a combination of lures. Early on in this report, “Bill Collector” had action as well, with ten tuna between 30 to 35 lbs for the Geringer family from Wichita, KS. This same day, Michael and Forrest Graves from Dallas, TX were lucky to catch nine yellow fin tuna aboard “Tracy Ann”; the fish took cedar plugs. On the 2nd, “Andrea” boated nine yellow fin tuna too, for Kevin and Nicky Erickson from Lockport, IL. Pisces anglers caught a total of one hundred and forty yellow fin tuna this week.
As to other species we had some rooster fish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, yellow tail and trigger fish.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, some windy days, seas mostly calm to a few choppy days, cooler weather
LOCATION: Pacific Side – Cabeza Ballena, Migriño, Old light house, San Jaime, 180 spot, 210 spot, Cerro Blanco, 120 spot
Sea of cortez - 95 Spot, Santa Maria, Chileno
AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 71 F
BEST LURES; Cedar plugs, tigrillo, green, red/black, rapalas, hoochis, purple, feathers, hoochis
Live caballito, mackerel, ballyhoo
Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.
James Kiser and his daughters from Cypress, TX, were furiously busy reeling in twenty seven yellow fin tuna, albeit forty two miles out on the pacific side...
Kevin Woodard and family from Goldsboro, NC had a great day also boating sixteen yellow fin between 20 to 35 lbs aboard "Great Escape Jr"