Thursday, September 27, 2012

What The Rain Did

Today we had intermittent heavy rain and with the ground still humid from the previous rain, we saw a fair bit of damage to dirt roads and flooding on side streets, nevertheless you could still get around without too much of a problem.
Below is a photo of the the entrance to the swanky Puerto Paraiso Mall, situated at the end of Leona Vicario Street, which acts like a direct funnel for the rain straight into its main doors, however, they got wise and erected this barrier, causing the runoff to detour a short way to the boat ramp and the marina.
This next photo was snapped right in front of our office on the marina and shows what can happen in a heavy rain if you are not checking your panga....

More Giant Fish In Cabo!

Mario, our dockmaster got a call this morning from an excited panga captain, who asked him to come down and take a photo of a large rooster fish a client had caught with him. Happy to oblige Mario went down and came back with this:
Captain Ivan hoists the roosterfish which is almost his size aloft - it weighed 75 lbs.

Captain Ivan got an early start, despite the rain aboard his 22 ft panga "Gloria" with angler John Sato from Palm Springs, Ca. aboard and hooked up this beauty just fifteen feet from shore, on a live caballito at Cerros de Arena. John took 40 minutes to subdue this huge rooster on a Shimano TLD 15 spooled withe 30 lb test line. The fish weighed 75 lbs.
Shown in this photo John Sato middle, Captain Ivan right and an unidentified friend left




Boats were able to go out fishing yesterday and did well on dorado more than any other species. Weights were seldom over 25 lbs and the top catch was aboard "Valerie" with seven total. Tuna catches were not bad either with catches ranging from two, to a ten catch day aboard "Ruthless", with weights up to 35 lbs. The only billfish was aboard "Rebecca"; they released a sailfish and caught four dorado for Rhonda Jones and friends from Windsor, Colorado.  Today we saw some rain showers between 4.30 and 7.30 am but boats went out, right now skies are cloudy but no rain, we will have an update on what was caught when the boats return after 3.00 pm