BILLFISH: Another great week to be fishing in Cabo, catches continue to climb overall, though we did see a bit of a drop on billfish catches. We have striped marlin, pacific sailfish, blue marlin and lots of yellowfin tuna. On the 9th, Adriana released the first sailfish of the week for Colonel Ted Simendinger from Denver CO, and it was a big one, estimated at 100 lbs, whereas the norm would be around 60 to 70 lbs, they also caught 6 tunas from 20 to 25lbs. On July 11th, Cabolero was one of the headliners in the fish report again releasing a blue marlin estimated at 360 lbs (not as large as the 650 lb’er they caught last week but nevertheless one of the few blues caught) and landing 4 tunas, making it worthwhile for anglers Derek Barlow who traveled all the way from Western Australia. Cabolero, seems to be on a run right now; they took a trip to the East Cape and released 1 blue marlin, 3 pacific sailfish, 2 striped marlin and boated a Wahoo and one Dorado for Ernie Sandoval, from Rancho Santa Fe, California. Forty four percent of boats caught billfish this week. Striped marlin weighed an average of 130lbs. Pisces boats released 16 out of 19 striped marlin, 2 out of 2 blue marlin and 4 out of 6 pacific sailfish. Making a total of 22 out of 27 billfish released.
OTHER SPECIES: Tuna was great this week, 82% of the boats came back with this species with an average of 3 tunas per boat between 20 to 25 lbs. The catch of the week goes to Captain Rey Winkler on La Brisa, who caught a 200 lbs tuna for Michael & Brian Cole and Mick & Alexa Reed from Norm Bend, Oregon. They fought for it for 5 ½ hours, hooked it up at 8am and finally got it to the boat at 1:30pm. Dorado is making appearance again but not in large quantities, only 30% of the boats caught Dorado between 20 and 40lbs. On the inshore report, pangas are catching mostly tuna and roosterfish, and an occasional sailfish.
LOCATION: Punta Gorda, Destiladeras and Herradura, Sea of Cortes.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot, sunny, seas calm, one day light rain.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 81 to 84F
BEST LURES: live bait, cedar plugs, green combinations.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg & Jorge Narro