PISCES FISH REPORT
OCTOBER 20TH TO 26TH, 2012
Overall Catch Success Rate 89%
BILLFISH: What a week! One of the most important tournaments worldwide and the richest one just took place in Cabo, the Bisbee’s Black & Blue 2012, with 107 teams and over 700 anglers. Unfortunately there were not many fish worth taking back to the weight station, with a minimum 300lbs weight limit, anything smaller would have been disqualified and the team penalized. With a total of 67 billfish caught, 64 of them were released, 3 were brought to the weight station, unfortunately, 2 of them were below the limit and the fish was disqualified. As on day one there were no qualifying fish brought to scale, the $711,000 jackpot was rolled over to the second day, adding up to a $1.4 million dollar price to whoever brought in the biggest catch, lucky team Frantic Pace (fishing the tournament for the very first time) brought in their blue marlin to be weighed and scored 465lbs, with no other fish caught that day, they took home the jackpot. At the end of the 3rd day, there was no other qualifying fish brought to the station, and Team Frantic Pace being the only team presenting a qualified catch, they earned the full jackpot, $2.4 million dollars for this first timers, I think we will be seeing them a lot around here from now on.
On our regular report, not too much action on billfish, “Tracy Ann” released 2 striped marlin and landed 4 dorado for Clint Lord from Phoenix AZ on the 23rd and then another 2 stripeys for Christopher Klekar from Halletsville TX and also 13 dorados. “Bill Collector” caught a 270 lbs Black Marlin for Matthew Rainwater from Forth Worth TX. 31% of the boats caught billfish this week, a total of 18 striped marlin were caught, 17 were released, 3 pacific sailfish, all released, 4 blue marlin, 3 of them released, and a 270 lbs black marlin.
OTHER CATCHES: It’s all about the Dorado, hundreds of them! Seems like we will be having mahi-mahi for a while. 89% of the boats caught at least one of this guys. Most of the catches were between 3 and 7 fish, but there were some really nice ones, starting with Bill Collector, with 15 dorados between 20 – 25lbs caught at Pozo Cota for Eric Katajamaki from BC Canada, La Brisa with 13 for Brian O’neil from Berlin NJ, Rebecca & Tracy Ann are tied with 12 dorados for Sean Patterson from Little Elm TX (Rebecca) and Jim Jandrain from Austin TX. The catch of the week however goes to “Ruthless” with Captain Leon Camacho, with 20 dorados caught at Migriño for Dennis Wyssbrod’s party from Florida. We are still waiting on the yellow fin tunas to arrive, we have the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot closing in and only 4 boats of our fleet caught tuna.
LOCATION: Migriño, Los Arcos, Pozo Cota, Margaritas.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny sky.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86 F
BEST LURES: Caballito, assorted lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro