Overall Catch Success Rate 89%
BILLFISH: At the close of this report, Hurricane Dora was adjacent to our shores and gradually weakening, however we have seen no ill effects. Nevertheless the Port Captain closed the port today, leaving many anglers frustrated, as the seas are fine; yesterday waves were bigger. We were hoping for some much needed rain, but only got a two minute light shower this morning. “Tracy Ann” had a great start to the week, releasing an approximate 200 lb blue marlin, which took a yellow lure, followed by a sailfish and then went on to land thirteen yellow-fin tuna for Christopher and Courtney Nash from Houston, Texas – this couple was pretty tired at the end of the day. A couple of days later, this same boat released two striped marlin, a lemon shark and boated a 30 lb Dorado for Karen and Breanne Carr from Richmond, also Texas (it’s no secret that Texans tend to be very lucky at fishing in Cabo). On July 19th, the “C-ROD” released three striped marlin, all rather large at around 160 lbs for the Thiel family from The Colony, (Texas again). They also brought aboard a couple of smallish dorado for the table. Our good friends and clients Bob Dicheck and David Naccaroto from New York and California, respectively, had a great time aboard “La Brisa”, releasing one marlin and landing eight tuna and one dorado. “Tracy Ann” did it again on July 19th, releasing a large blue marlin, estimated at 300 lbs, on the same yellow lure, they had caught their first blue of the week on; this time at San Jaime where they also caught three dorado and two skipjack for John Carroll & friends from Pittsburgh, NJ. This was the only boat in our fleet to catch blue marlin this week. Forty six percent of our charters caught billfish this week giving us a total of 15 striped marlin released, 2 blue marlin released, and 5 pacific sailfish; 3 were released.
OTHER SPECIES: This week was a bit slower in regard for quantities of smaller game but the overall catch rate for non-billfish species did climb a little Forty six percent of boats found tuna whilst forty nine percent got a dorado or two. Earlier in the week produced better catches with tuna catches considered good between nine and thirteen tuna. “Andrea” had a nice day with 15 tunas as well as releasing a sailfish for Howard Dickey from Deleon, Texas. Average catch was two to four tunas per boat and one or two dorado. We had some skipjack and a few rooster fish close to shore.
Captain Orlando Murillo with a 40lbs Dorado
LOCATION: Early in the week the Cortez side, 11:50, Herradura and Cabrillo, by the end of the
week, on the Pacific side at Margaritas, Old Lighthouse and Los Arcos.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny skies most of the week, a bit cloudy by the end.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 81 to 84F
BEST LURES: Blue marlin were caught on yellow lures, live bait for stripers and lures for small game.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg & Jorge Narro