Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Nov 22-28, 2014

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 91%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 77%, Dorado 48%, Tuna 45%, Other 15%

On the photo: Charles Snyder from Texas, Jeff McGuffin and Greg Taylor from New Mexico, were fishing last week aboard Valerie and had time of their lives. Pictured with marlin, before they released it back to the sea.

BILLFISH: What a time to be in Cabo, truly there is no better time of year, the weather is fantastic and the fishing incredible – whales are starting to show up too.  Temperatures are a little warmer than usual which could account for the late season blue & black marlin and sailfish that were caught this last week.  Bill Collector has to be boat of the week for a couple of red hot days, starting with November 22nd, when anglers Michael Romero & Trent Warness from Oregon were on board.  They did what many anglers long to do in a lifetime, let alone in one day.  They caught and released a 350 lb. black marlin, released a 250 lb. blue marlin and four striped marlin, as well as catching two dorado!  All this just one mile from Los Arcos – an outstanding achievement; three types of billfish in one day, including an elusive black.  A couple of days later Captain Julio from Bill Collector had Dan Whiteside and friends from Corpus Christi, Texas on board as they headed up the Pacific to Golden Gate.  They had a great time releasing a 250 lb. blue marlin, as well as two striped marlin around the 100 lb. mark, nine tuna and a dorado.  Our friends from Sweden made their annual trip to Cabo and fished a total of eight days, we still haven’t been able to tally their catches but they did extremely well.  One highlight was for Kjell Ljunggren, Stefan Trumstedt & Jen Bergstrom, aboard Rebecca with five striped marlin and two sailfish released, plus three dorado on November 22nd.  Group leader for the Swedes is Anders Lundgren, who fished with Mikko Pederson and Lars Papp aboard Tracy Ann had a fun but exhausting day on the 23rd, releasing six striped marlin and catching fifteen tuna and two dorado.  Live bait was the most effective way to get hooked up to a billfish this week, with the Pacific producing most catches.  Seventy seven percent of Pisces anglers caught billfish this week, giving us a total catch off 110 fish, consisting of 100 striped marlin, 4 blue marlin, 1 black marlin and 5 sailfish. 

OTHER SPECIES:  Dorado and tuna remain in the area, but should start to decline as we head into December, nevertheless, with the warmer seas, they may just choose to stick around.  Forty eight percent of our boats caught between one and six dorado, most on the small side and hence released.  Tuna catches were slightly lower than those of dorado with forty five percent of our charters catching one to twenty plus tuna, though none were of notable size this week, but rather in the 15 to 30 lb. class.  There were a few small wahoo caught and inshore some sierra, roosters, triggerfish, grouper and skipjacks.
WEATHER: Perfect
LOCATION:  Pacific, Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate.
BEST LURES: Live caballito, cedar plugs, feathers, green, orange, petrolero.
Based on the catches of Pisces SportFishing by Tracy Ehrenberg

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report, Nov 9 - 14, 2014

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 100%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 61%, Dorado 84%, Tuna 28%, Other 30%

What an outstanding week for Pisces Sportfishing, every single boat that went out caught fish and several of them, for that matter.  Although billfish weren’t the majority fish caught this week, the fleet still managed to catch 72 marlin and six sailfish , with all but one marlin being released.  Chic from Scotland aboard the Valerie, managed to start off the week very well in this department, catching and releasing five striped marlin and eight dorados.  This made Valerie the boat with the most billfish catches this week.  However, we did see quite a number of boats catching sailfish this week as well.  The La Brisa had an outstanding day on Tuesday, with Ladean and Dorren and friends from Tulsa, OK, releasing a sailfish around 80 lbs as well as a striped marlin.  They also caught 25 dorados and two wahoos!  Dorado catch limits of two per angler were respected; both billfish were caught outside of Gaspareno.
Barbara and friends aboard the Tiburon also managed to catch and release two sailfish and one nice sized striped marlin around 180lbs on caballito bait outside of San Jaime and Pozo Cota.  They also caught one dorado on a blue and white lure in the same area.

Dorado topped the charts for the number one species caught by our boats, with all but twelve boats this week landing at least one.
It was hard to choose which was our leading boat this week as so many did an outstanding job and caught many fish, however the Rebecca wowed us with an awesome catch of 25 dorados and two striped marlin.  Again, dorado catch limits were respected and both marlin were released.  The dorado were all caught on lures, both white and blue as well as green, out at Gaspareno.
The Bill Collector had a great day on Saturday, with twelve dorados and four yellowfin tunas reeled in by Linda and friends from Virginia.  The dorados averaged about 20 lbs and the tuna averaged about 30-35 lbs, all were caught outside the Cerros de Arena and San Jaime on cedar plugs and blue and green lures.  The anglers also landed one striped marlin and one sailfish, both released.
The Listo, with anglers John Delaney and friends from Arkansas found luck outside of Golden Gate catching 18 dorados and four wahoo on lures and one striped marlin, released, on caballito bait.  The Andrea and anglers from New Jersey found wahoo and dorado luck at Migrino and Golden Gate, catching seven wahoos and thirteen dorados on lures: green, purple, and white and blue.
Other species caught this week were sierra, roosterfish, grouper, skipjack and bonitas.

LOCATION: Migrino, Golden Gate, Gaspareno, Pozo Cota, San Jaime.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: A few windy days but mostly good conditions.
BEST LURES: Live caballito, blue/white, purple, yellow and tigrillo.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Rebecca Ehrenberg

Monday, November 03, 2014

Fishing Report, Oct 25 - 31, 2014

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 92%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 67%, Dorado 68%, Tuna 8%, Other 9%

This week got off to a great start, with an exciting catch on the C-ROD of a nice black marlin, by anglers from Beavercreek, Ohio.  Mark and William fought the 248 lbs black marlin for over two and a half hours before bringing it to the boat.  Not only this, but they also caught four striped marlin which they released, and two dorados.  The black marlin was caught on live bait out of Los Arcos, while the other marlin were caught at Pozo Cota.  Not bad for a day’s fishing!

The Rebecca and angler David from Puyallup, WA, had a good day on Tuesday, catching and releasing 5 striped marlin caught out of Las Margaritas on live bait.  Tom  from Snoqualmie, WA, was the lucky angler this week in terms of blue marlin.  He caught one of the only two blues of the week aboard the Halcon, which he released, weighing approximately 220 lbs.  He also managed to hook a dorado and a tuna weighing around 15 lbs.  Total billfish caught this week were 60 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin and 1 black marlin, all but one were released.

Nice wahoo 48 lbs caught on Ruthless.

Coming to Cabo all the way from France, angler Luc and friends impressed us this week by catching the most dorado out of any boat, by far.  They caught 18 dorados, releasing nine.  Catch limits allow 2 dorado caught per angler.  The dorado were caught on caballito bait and lures, with Las Margaritas being one of the most productive locations.  The group also caught two striped marlin and one impressive wahoo around 40 lbs caught on a guacamayo lure.  

Next in line with most dorados caught this week were Ruthless and Bill Collector with 8 dorados each, all caught on caballito bait and green and blue lures.  As well as Anglers Ronald and Helen from Granbury, MO, who caught two striped marlin and five dorados on live bait and green and striped lures.  Cenk from Vienna, Austria, did well catching the small game fish, reeling in three dorados and two roosterfish on caballito bait off of Migrino.  Only two boats caught Wahoo this week, with anglers Linda and Terry from Oklahoma aboard the Rebecca, and Michael and George from Birmingham, AL, aboard the Ruthless, finding luck with their black and red lures.  Of course, the third wahoo was caught by our Frenchman Luc Trasglise on the Ruthless as well.  The three wahoo caught this week were caught on different days but were still all found in the Las Margaritas and Pozo Cota area.

Tuna this week were few and far between, but the Listo and its anglers Alan and Aleisha from Colorado managed to land a decent size yellowfin off of the Old Lighthouse, weighing 20 lbs.

Linda and Terry after their successful fishing day.
 Total fish caught this week were 60 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin and 1 black marlin.  Dorado impressively topped the charts at  a whopping 135 fish this week, 4 tunas, 5 roosters and 3 wahoos.

LOCATION: Pozo de Cota, Migrino, Golden Gate, Los Arcos, Margaritas, Cerros de Arena.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Smooth sailing this week once again.
BEST LURES: Live caballito, blue/green and tigrillo.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Rebecca Ehrenberg