Overall Catch Success Rate 86% for all Species Combined
Beautiful Yellowtail, our Number One Catch this week.BILLFISH: It’s kind of embarrassing to write this section as it was super slow for marlin this last week, in fact we only caught one estimated at 120 lbs, aboard “ C Rod” by Brian Burnett from Burlington, Ontario on the 15th, at the Jaime Bank on the Pacific. We did also hear of a very nice fish with estimated between 580 and 682 lbs, (obviously fisherman because it got bigger as the day went on) aboard a vessel called Ziggy with Captain Manuel Dominguez. The angler was Bill Mason who took just one hour and thirty minutes to boat this large fish after it took a petrolero lure at the Cabrillo sea mount on the Cortez side. We did see some window shopping marlin, but they were not hungry at the close of this report boats were starting to see and hook marlin, with some triple hook ups.
These kids were thrilled with these huge yellowtail....they didn't need a marlin.
OTHER SPECIES: Yellow tail a hard fighting firm fleshed fish accounted for fifty one percent of our catches this week, giving us a total of eighty six fish caught. They were found close to Cabo and weighed anywhere from 18 to 40 lbs. Live bait and rapalas worked on getting this species to bite. Michael Hilbert from Emporia, Kansas reeled in eleven aboard “Ruthless” plus four sierras. “Bill Collector” was close behind with ten for Bill Hendricks from the unlikely sounding Chocowinity, N.C. (but it’s real we looked it up and it means little otters). Other catches were lots of sierra or Spanish mackerel, mojarras, a couple of rooster fish, skipjacks and even a hammerhead shark at Destiladeras for Ken Pekar aboard “Adriana”. The “Cabolero” was the only boat to catch yellow fin tuna, for Dean Smith from McDonough, Georgia, but they were not that big at 15 lbs.
Sierra were a lot of fun on light tackle and make excellent cevicheLOCATION: Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño., Jaime Bank, Punta Gorda, Pozo Cota, Margaritas.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: March like, partly cloudy and windy, seas rough on the Pacific.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 68 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, rapalas, huchis, petrolero, green.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg