Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fishing Update

September 3rd to September 9th, 2011

Overall Catch Success Rate 91%

BILLFISH: Summer is when we see the arrival of big fish in Cabo, generally we start seeing smaller blue marlin show up in August and the larger ones making an appearance in October. The pickings for blues have been slow so far, but this week it seemed like it got on track starting out with a small blue marlin aboard “Attitude Adjustment”, caught by Bruce Mayer from Houston, Texas, off of the Old Lighthouse on a red lure, he also caught a couple of 20 lb dorado. This was followed by a larger fish, estimated at 250 lbs aboard “Tracy Ann”, caught by Robert Pavelka from Atlanta, on a blue and white lure and then went on to catch four tuna and two dorado, all between 20 and 25 lbs, at the Golden Gate. September 7th saw our third blue marlin of the week this time for “Falcon” caught by Blair Mask from Azle Texas, fishing three miles from the Herradura as well as boating three tuna ranging from 10 to 40 lbs. This blue took one of the famous guacamaya lures (orange/green/yellow). One of the most enviable days was that had by Joe Haddad & Oscar Gutierrez aboard “La Brisa” on September 8th, at Golden Gate, releasing a striped marlin, a sailfish and boating nine tuna up to 30 lbs. “El Gallo” also did very well to release two striped marlin and land 10 yellowfin tuna for Michael Johnson from New Orleans, LA and Brennan Warren from Austin, TX. Twenty five percent of our boats caught billfish this week.
This month we are startingto see small blue marlin show up
OTHER SPECIES: Tuna catches remain steady in Cabo, with 65% of the fleet catching fish ranging in size from 20 to 45 lbs. The “C-Rod” had the best catch of the week with 17 tunas and a 24 lbs wahoo for Andy Smith from Denver, CO. Dorado catches increased this week with 50% of the boats catching this species; the average catch was three per boat and ranged from 10 to 25 lbs. “Ruthless” caught a very nice 25 lbs Roosterfish for Leo Chairez from San Antonio, TX.
LOCATION: Old Lighthouse, Golden Gate, Los Arcos – all on the Pacific for us.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: 90 to 94F hot and dry, not a drop of rain.
BEST LURES: Green, blue & white, guacamayas, red, petroleros, caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg & Jorge Narro

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