Overall Catch Success Rate 93.20 % for All Species Combined
BILLFISH: Almost everybody caught fish this week, giving us a significant increase in our success rate with marlin still being the number one catch in Cabo. Fifty two percent of our boats caught billfish. “Shambala” did well this week, as they released three striped marlin on the 19th for the Parson´s family from Melbourne, FL; congratulations to Joanne Parson as she released one striper as a birthday gift. The same day, “C-Rod” also had a triple marlin day for Jeff & Harry Hartman and Chris Woodfin from Ballwin, MO; their fish were released in the Sea of Cortez between the 95 spot and San Jose area- they had a fantastic day with one hammerhead released, two yellow fin tuna and one dorado to boot. The next day, Charlie Stoll and friends from Florida had a great time aboard “Attitude Adjustment” with two striped marlin released one sailfish and one 20 lbs yellow fin tuna; the fish took a combination of lures and live bait. On the 16th, “Falcon” released two striped marlin and two jack crevalle for a group from Florida and Tennessee at the 11:50 Spot. Pierre & Coco Lacroix and friends from Denver, CO had a double marlin header and boated three yellow fin tuna 3 miles out from Chileno aboard our luxury 80 ft vessel “Mick” – goes to show these larger yachts are not just pretty they can perform too. Pisces anglers caught 22 striped marlin and 1 sailfish this week, all but one released.
OTHER SPECIES: We were right on the money in our last report and dorado and yellow fin tuna are back in Cabo waters with thirty eight percent of our anglers catching dorado or tuna. Best day was on the 19th aboard “Rebecca” for Robert Mendez, Kelly Gregg and Jon Jewitt from San Diego, CA with five dorado from 10 t 35 lbs (two of them were released); they also were lucky to release a striped marlin and boat four yellow fin tuna in the 20-30 lbs class; the fish was caught at Cabeza Ballena. On the 14th Steve Andrews and friends from Illinois had three dorado between 20-30 lbs aboard “Valerie”; they also released one striped marlin three miles out from Cerro Blanco; the fish took blue/white lures and the marlin took live bait. May 18th saw “La Brisa” have a triple dorado day for Andrew & Margaret McKown and friends from Beverly, MA; they had lots of fun reeling in five nice 30 lbs tuna and then went on to release a striped marlin. On the 17th Scott Mayer and friends from Washington boated three yellow fin tuna between 20 – 30 lbs aboard “La Brisa”; the fish took cedar plugs and black/red lures at the 95 spot. We had a total of 20 dorado and 25 yellow fin tuna this week.
We had a nice 40 lb wahoo on the 19th for a group from Houston, TX aboard “Mick”; they caught the fish at out from Santa Maria bay with a black/red lure.
As to other species, we had hammer head shark, sierra, bonita, jack crevalle, skipjacks, rooster fish.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies with some windy days. Some white caps on the Pacific side.
LOCATION: Pacific Side – Herradura
Sea of Cortez – 11:50 Spot, Palmilla, Punta Gorda, Chileno, 95 Spot, Cerro Blanco, San Jose, Cabeza Ballena, Sta. Maria
AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 76 F
BEST LURES: Green/yellow, green/black, cedar plugs, feathers, squid, purple, yellow, volador, hoochis, white/blue, red/black,
Live bait: caballito, ballyhoo, sardines , yellow tail
Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.
"La Brisa” have a triple dorado day for Andrew & Margaret McKown and friends from Beverly, MA; they had lots of fun reeling in five nice 30 lbs tuna and then went on to release a striped marlin.
Robert Mendez, Kelly Gregg and Jon Jewitt from San Diego, CA had a great day with five dorado from 10 t 35 lbs (two of them were released); they also were lucky to release a striped marlin and boat four yellow fin tuna in the 20-30 lbs class