Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So I Caught Fish Now What Do I Do With It?

You can catch some great eating fish in Cabo when marlin fishing isn't up to par. Catches such as dorado, wahoo and yellow fin tuna are some of the best eating in the world, but along with these others such as yellowtail, sierra and snapper are also delicious and not at all "fishy". Some angler opt to have their fish frozen and take it home, which is included with our all-inclusive charters. Fish are filleted, packed in Ziploc bags ready to be picked up from our office the day you leave. You can also opt for vacuum packing or smoking handled by outside vendors for an additional cost. One thing we highly recommend though, is having some of your catch prepared at Captain Tony's right on the marina next to our office. You can have yoru fresh catch delivered to the restaurant by our staff. Just let them know at the dock what time you want to eat and how many people and they will take care of the rest. Captain Tony's does a phenomenal job with your fish and also offers great salads, pizzas, seafood chile rellenos plus lots more. The pizzas are baked in a special mezquite oven.  They charge a small fee to cook your fish and the result can be seen here; they will do several different preparations so you can decide on your favorite.

Another One of Those Weird & Ugly Fish!

On Saturday "La Brisa" was out withs some anglers who had traveled a REALLY long way to be here; Campbell & John Fergurson are from Melbourne, Australia, which is a very long flight.  They were fishing out at Punta Gorda and had already caught a striped marlin that weighed around 150 lbs (thanks guys for making us look good, when fishing has been ahem.....slow) when the crew saw something odd floating on the surface and went over to investigate, it was a ratfish, also known as a quimera and it was dead. They gently lifted it into the boat to bring back to shore and to the scientists. You may recall that we saw the first one of these two years ago and nobody had a clue as to what it was. It was identified by local scientists who went on to do research with the specimen we gave them. We followed up with a second fish several months later and now they have this one. It appears that this is a new species of ratfish, not known before and they are expected to publish a paper on it soon. We applaud the crew of La Brisa, as they have been working with the scientists on several projects and all of our crews are showing a keen interest in conservation and want to learn more. They did well to recognize this as something unusual and to get it to us intact to the freezer.

Readers Choice Award Goes to Pisces!

We were thrilled to receive this beautiful award given this past Saturday at a fabulous event in Palmilla.
Representing our comapany were Ady Moya (left) and Ale (Alejandra) Almada (right). Visitors to Cabo were asked to vote for different companies ranging from restaurtants to activites. Pisces got most votes for best fishing and yachting. The voice of the public speaks......

Is This An Incredible Shark or What?

The following took place at Ucluelet on the west side of Vancouver Island, Canada:

While the ocean vessel 'Dawn Raider' was commercial fishing for dogfish, this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15 minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough for one of the crew members to slip a rope around it's tail !!!
'And that's when the s**t hit the fan!!'
The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned.

She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino Current into local waters in search of food.  This took place on November 29th, 2006 and we want to thank David Flores for sending us the photos.

Although mid 60 degree  water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s- according to the person that posted this story.

Actually Great White sharks are found in Baja with Isla Guadalupe being one of the best spots to observe these magnificent creatures.