Monday, December 28, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report December 19 - 24, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 93%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 51%, Dorado 53%, Other 16%
 
BILLFISH: This week saw steady catches of striped marlin for a little more than half of the boats, with a few sudden spikes of multiple catches per single boat.  Weather has been colder and windier, which meant boats couldn’t always fish the Pacific where more marlin were believed to be.  One of the top catches in a single day goes to Pisces Yahoo for six stripers up to 140 LBS at Pozo de Cota for the Hattners from Keller, Texas on December 20th; they also caught two dorado.  Tracy Ann had the only sailfish of the week, a big one, estimated at 110 LBS, plus two striped marlin released for Swedish anglers Ola Eklund, Peter Mucander and Johan Ingenmanusson; all three fish took live caballito at the Herradura.  Next day out it was Greg & Jack Sullivan who had the best day, this time aboard La Brisa as they released four striped marlin up to 120 LBS at Los Arcos.  They also managed to land two dorado for the dinner table.  It’s no wonder Tracy Ann won top marlin boat for Pisces this year; they seem to have a knack for it and proved it by releasing six marlin up to 100 LBS on December 21st for McCullough family from Fayetteville, Georgia – well done!  One of the most enviable days was aboard Flora T for a group from Dallas headed up by Darrell Overcash – they released three striped marlin and caught six dorado and two wahoo, fishing at Los Arcos. The marlin were spread out this week, with no one set location.  Boats started out fishing on the Cortez side then moved up the Pacific as far as Golden Gate.  Fifty one percent of our charters caught between one and six marlin giving us a total catch of 61 billfish.
 
 
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches were steady for most boats and could be caught over a wide area. When found, catches ranged from one to nine fish in the 15 to 25 LB class.  Pisces Valerie had an active day on dorado on the Pacific at Migrino where they caught nine dorado on a combination of ballyhoo and ballyhoo for Brad Lassila and family from Colorado.  Adriana, one of our 28 ft. boats, had some good dorado action too, with eight caught up to 25 LBS at Los Arcos and Margaritas for a group of anglers from Kansas.  Fifty three percent of our anglers caught dorado this week giving us a total catch of 129 fish.  Tuna catches were very slow this week with just a few boats even finding them.  The exception was Bill Collector who headed to Jaime Bank on the Pacific and managed to land fifteen up to 20 LBS for Ross Benson and Steve Buckley and friends from New Jersey and Massachusetts respectively.  Several boats caught wahoo this week but they are by no means plentiful and tended to be small at 15 to 20 LBS.  There was not much inshore action except for an odd triggerfish, rooster or sierra.

LOCATION: 95 spot on the Cortez side, then Los Arcos, Pedregal, Migrino, Margaritas and Golden Gate.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Windy and on the cold side, mostly overcast, seas moderate to choppy.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 77 F
BEST LURES: Live bait.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Dec 12 - 18, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 94%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 70%, Dorado 43%, other 12%
 
 
BILLFISH: Ho, ho ho!, it feels like Christmas time in Cabo and it looks the billfish have spread out between the steady Pacific side and some parts of Cabo, more specifically between Chileno and Cabo del Sol this week.  “Valerie” Pisces 35ft had a nice day reeling in a Striped Marlin estimated at 180 lbs., one dorado and a small tuna for Peter Karras, Carlos Goncalves and Jomar Labuschagne, visiting Cabo for the first time, coming from Portugal and South Africa!  Pisces “Cabolero” 31ft released a striped Marlin in San Jaime Bank for Jesse & Julie Prather, Mike Summers and Tim Burgarner from Caldwell, Idaho. “Poseidon” Pisces 25ft panga is not a big boat, but nevertheless kept lines busy with a Striped Marlin and four dorado up to 20lbs. for Elbert and Betty Bivins from Jackson, at the Cerros de Arena, on the Pacific side.  Pisces “Tiburon” 31ft also had a great day for a group of Swedish angling friends: Bernt Olson, Nicholas Lund, Sten Gumar and Kjell Kironvall who fought two Striped Marlins and a Sailfish in the same area. “Ruthless” 31ft Bertram headed to La Ballena, over on the Pacific and released a Striped Marlin and two dorados for Kurtis, Shayne and Tyler Millhollin visiting from beautiful Santa Barbara, Ca. “Speedwell” 38ft Pisces reeled two Striped Marlin and three dorados in San Cristobal and Pozo  Cota for Mike, Anna, Tom and Kevin Cole from Sacramento, Ca. good job Captain Piranha!  “Rebecca” Pisces 31ft reeled a Blue Marlin 200 lbs. estimated weight, the crew used a “flying” lure (volador) at the 11.50 spot for more Swedish anglers: Ola Eklund, Johan Ingenmansson and Peter Mucander, good job!  Another Blue and Striped Marlin released aboard “Bill Collector” 32ft Pisces, estimated weight 200 lbs. the crew used the volador lure as well for Frank, Neil an Nancy Muller visiting  from Woodland, California.  On December 17th the “Adriana" and the “Andrea” 28ft ´s Pisces boats did a back to back releasing  two striped marlin outside of the Cerro, for Brian, David, Joselyn & Matt Berry from Grant Bay, Ca. and Brian & Mitchell Sussman from Los Angeles, Ca. respectively.  Finally on December 18th the “Yahoo” 42ft Bertram released two Striped Marlin between 120-130 lbs. outside of the Cerro  for Charlene and John Hattner de Keller, Texas and Jonathan Beyeler from Broadway, Va.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 64 Billfish this week with most successfully released consisting of 58 Striped Marlin, 3 Sailfish and 3 Blue Marlin.
 
 
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado still being quite steady, ranging sizes from 10 to 30 lbs. “Adriana” 28ft Pisces got four dorados  at Migriño for Jeff & Sam Smith from Corpus Christy and Othis Johnson from Houston, Texas.  “Valerie” 35ft Pisces got three dorados with live bait in Pozo Cota for Kathy Sherman from Cheyenne, Wyoming and Linda & Burt Black from Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Captain Ray & Fernando aboard “La Brisa” 31ft Pisces reeled four mahi-mahi estimated 15-30 lbs., at el Cerro del Golden for John Summer group visiting from Camden, Delaware.  “Shambala” 60ft vessel caught five dorados in Margaritas for Alan & Austin Jenkins, Carter Powell & Francis Straw from Sacramento, Ca. and the “Andrea” 28ft Pisces brought six dorados at La Ballena for Jeremy & John Highfill from Fairbanks, Alaska.  Panga “Poseidon” did reel a 35lbs wahoo in front of Cabo del Sol for Jeff Smith group and the “Adriana” 28ft Pisces brought another wahoo 20lbs. at Migriño.  Pangas has been quite successful for Marlin, wahoo and tunas; Panga 23ft “Jessica” Pisces got for the Bivins group six yellow fin tunas, football sizes and really good for lunch. Pisces clients got a total of 81 dorados, 14 tunas and 4 wahoos, representing the 43% for dorado  and the 12% for the Other species.

LOCATION: Pacific side: Pozo Cota, Los Arcos, La Ballena, Old light house, Cerro Golden, Margaritas. Sea of Cortes: Between Cabeza de Ballena, Cabo del Sol.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Cooler nights and mornings, sunny and hardly any wind, it feels like Christmas time!.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: Water: 78- 74F, Air: 68- 72F
BEST LURES: Live bait: caballito. Lures: Volador, tigrillo, rojo negro, verde negro.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by ADY MOYA

Pisces Sportfishing wishes you Feliz Navidad!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Dec 5 - 11, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 99%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 25%, Dorado 83%, Tuna 10%, Other 19%
 
 
BILLFISH:  The flurry of marlin activity we saw a couple of weeks ago, when boats reported multiple hook-ups did not last and we saw a substantial drop on billfish catches, however, we know fish are in the area, they are just not super hungry.  Besides, the majority of boats are concentrating on the sure thing which was dorado.  Nevertheless, we had some great catches and we were pleased to encounter a few late season blue marlin, still in the area due to warmer water temperatures.  Attitude Adjustment, a 46 ft. Bertram, had a double marlin day at San Jaime for anglers Philip Davis and Richard Ward – releasing a large striped marlin each, around 160 LBS as well as a pilot shark and six skipjacks.  This same day, December 9th it was our panga Poseidon fishing the other direction, on the edge of the 95 spot that released a small blue marlin, after it took a purple colored lure for long time Pisces friend Bob Sallis from Canada.  Next day out Pisces Ruthless had a blue marlin, this time on the Pacific, with this fish also taking a lure for Barry Reddick from Texas.  Not to be outdone, Tracy Ann went the opposite direction to the other boats and headed to Punta Gorda where they released three striped marlin on live bait, for Stephen Oppenheim and friends from California.  Top catch of the week though has to go to Pisces Bill Collector; they fished at San Jaime on December 11th and released an approximate 200 LB blue marlin, a striped marlin, a pilot shark and boated seven yellowfin tuna; for Paul Linden, Brandon Long and Joe Janovich from Nebraska.  Basically the billfish were spread out this week being found on both the Cortez and Pacific sides with more boats fishing the Pacific due to the strong dorado bite. A few sailfish were also caught.  Blue marlin tended to take lures whereas striped marlin and sailfish preferred live bait. Twenty five percent of Pisces anglers caught a total of 24 billfish consisting of 19 striped marlin, 3 blue marlin and 2 sailfish, all released.


OTHER SPECIES: Anglers had fun this week with double and triple hook ups on dorado up to 25 LBS, which is great as they had been conspicuously absent from our shores for months.  Catches concentrated on the Pacific from La Lobera up to Golden Gate, with areas like Elias Calles, Pozo de Cota and Migrino seeing most action. Tracy Ann had a busy day for Bob Sallis and party at Cerritos as they caught seventeen dorado in the 15 to 22 LB class, six released with a combination of bait and lures working.  Ruthless also had seventeen dorado, caught on December 8th at Gaspareno; five were released for William Hanner and Donovan Smith and friends.  Catches per boat ranged from one to fourteen with some exceptions; the average catch was around seven fish per boat.  Dorado was the most common catch this week with eighty three percent of our charters catching a total of 425 fish.  Some yellowfin tuna were caught this week, mostly at one of the spots famous for them, San Jaime.  The catches were of football size fish, no more than 15 LBS and catches of up to seven fish resulting in a total catch of 39 fish for ten percent of the boats.  A couple of boats had great mixed catches starting with Bill Collector on December 5th with Boston, Mass. Anglers Seth & Chris Frattasio on board; they did very well to release a 170 LB striped marlin, a pilot shark, boat four dorado and catch seven yellowfin tuna and thirteen skipjacks.  The Kilburg party from Scottsdale, Arizona had an outstanding day on Valerie with a sailfish released, four yellowfin tuna, two dorado and ten skipjacks (eight released).  Other catches were closer to shore and consisted of mainly skipjack and the odd sierra here and there.

LOCATION: Mostly Pacific, Gaspareno, La Lobera, Elias Calles, San Jaime, on the Cortez 95 spot and Punta Gorda.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear skies, with the exception of a sudden and heavy downpour accompanied by light winds on Friday night, seas mostly calm.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 79 F (first time below 80 F in months)
BEST LURES: Live caballito, pink/blue, purple, green/red, yellow, cedar plugs.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Nov 20-27, 2015



Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 86%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 85%, Dorado 70%, Tuna 9%, other 24%
BILLFISH: Another great week for late season blue marlin catches in Cabo!  We are not used to seeing all these blues so late in the year and surely this is the result of the “El Niño” current which has brought consistent warm water throughout the year and therefore steady, good catches.  Let's start with the Pisces 28ft “Adriana” who released a blue marlin estimated at 200 lbs. outside of la Herradura for Ulf Cristiansson and Lennart Arrenius visiting from Sweden. Pisces 38ft “C Rod” released another 200 lb. blue outside of el Cerro for William Gluckman and Sonia Schaeffer from New Jersey along with one Dorado and two yellow fin tuna. Pisces “Andrea” headed up to the San Jaime Bank and released yet another blue marlin for Allyson, Sean, Chris and Lizzie Park from Nashville, Texas. “Bill Collector” our 32 ft. Cabo, worked really hard and got a 350 lbs. blue marlin, forty miles out from Land’s End for Richard & Grey Simoncic and Joseph Zucarello from Paradise, Az.  To round up the blue marlin catches Pisces 55 ft. “Flora T” released 250 lbs. blue some way up the Pacific coast at Migriño, for Wade & Forrest Threadgill from Austin, TX.  Pisces “Speedwell” a 38 ft. Mediterranean released one Striped Marlin, one sailfish and one dorado for Jason Allen, Brian Van Holland and Narciso Flores from Laguna Hills, Ca. at La Antena close to Migriño.  Brian Dodd and friends from Colorado and Montana fished aboard 31ft Pisces “Tiburon” and were really pleased releasing their first Striped Marlin!  “Cabolero” released two Striped marlin and one dorado at the Old light house for John Thompson & Diana Goettle from Helena, Montana. Pisces 31ft “Rebecca” and 31ft “Tracy Ann” with our good friends Anders Lundgren of Sweden released two Striped Marlin, one Sailfish at the 95 Spot and two Striped Marlin at the 11.50 spot during their last trip of this year”.   Pisces “Ruthless” did well too with one striped marlin released and ten dorados at Elias Gaspareño for Ken & Elizabeth Kerr, Kevin and Laura Atamamuk from San Clemente. Pisces “Valerie” released two Striped Marlin and boated two dorados, two sierras and released two rooster fish at the Golden Gate for Susan, Eddie and Katie Janecheck from Costa Mesa & Sacramento, Ca.  Panga Poseidon released a striped marlin at the Old Lighthouse for Mike & Erin Elgru from South Carolina.  Eighty five percent of Pisces Anglers released a total of 79 billfish, consisting in 69 Striped Marlin, 5 Blue and 5 sailfish.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado fishing was hot this week, with seventy of our clients catching a total of 341 dorado, ranging from 10 to 25 lbs. Tuna catches were on the slow side with just nine percent of our anglers bringing in a total of 35 yellow fin tuna, ranging in size from 10 to 15 lbs.  Four of our vessels brought in wahoo, whilst others caught rooster fish, needlefish and sierras which are excellent for making ceviche.  Pisces “Bill Collector” brought in eight dorados , with one released at La Ballena, on the Pacific side for the Stein Family visiting from Miami, Fl.  Pisces Shambala a  60 ft. Hatteras, caught five dorados at Elias Calles for Manuel Araujo and Stephanie & Matthew Mason from Houston, TX.  On November 25th the majority of boats had a great day for dorado fishing, such as Pisces “Tiburon”, “Ruthless”, “Tracy Ann” over at the Golden Gate. Pisces “Andrea” caught six tunas for Paul Smith and Tom Dufell from United Kingdom at San Jaime.  

LOCATION: Pacific Side -Golden Gate, La Ballena, San Jaime, El Faro, Elías Calles, Pescadero. Sea of Cortes: 11.50, 95 spot. 

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Rain on a couple of days which cause the port to be closed for two days due to tropical storm Sandra. Cool, nice, overcast, cloudy a little choppy. The outlook is for excellent fishing.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 82F- 85FT

BEST LURES: live bait, green, pink, red/black, blue/white. 

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Ady Moya.

 

 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pisces Speedwell Crew Wins at Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic


Pisces Sportfishing crews and anglers are showing theirs skills again – during the last fishing tournament of 2015 in Los Cabos! On Day 2 of The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic Pisces Speedwell crew led by James Stewart from Andrews, Texas, reeled in 307-pound blue marlin, which got plenty of attention at the docks, and made the team very happy with $2,500 USD earned for the catch. This is the first ever qualifying blue marlin to be weighed in the history of the tournament. James and his group from Texas have fished every year in the Charter Classic since it began and it seems Speedwell was their lucky charm.

We need to mention Top Junior Angler honours, which went to 8-year-old Luca Chiavetta from San Jose, California who caught a 19.8-pound dorado aboard Pisces Bill Collector. Congrats Luca!

It’s been a good year for Pisces boats in the tournaments – 1st Place in the Tuna Tournament for Speedwell, 1st Place in the Bisbee East Cape for Hot Rod, Top Tuna in the Los Cabos Billfish for La Brisa and Day 1 Largest wahoo in the Tuna Tournament for Ruthless. We are proud of our hard working crews and talented anglers… Let’s see what next year will bring!

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Nov 14-20, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 87%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 74%, Dorado 26%, Tuna 14%, other 18%
 
 
BILLFISH: Another great and busy week in Cabo for billfish with an increase of thirty one percent over last week.   We are still seeing a late run of Blue Marlin in the area coming in general from different fishing grounds spread over the Pacific side and the Cortez side.  Art Hevener, Sean Ziconi and the rest of the Hevener´s gang Arthur and William, released a 350 lbs. blue marlin on November 16th aboard the 31ft Halcon.  The group of Anders Lundgren from Sweden on their yearly visit to Cabo managed to release a blue marlin on Pisces “Tiburon” outside of the 11.50 spot.  Twenty eight foot  Pisces “Andrea” went all the way to the Golden Gate making a memorable trip for father and son Jim and Brandon Boyd, from Bal Harbor, FL. Released a 200 lb. blue; good job guys!  On the other hand Stefan Trumstedt, Kjell Ljunggren and Jens Bergstrom had a great fight on the Pisces “Rebecca” releasing another blue marlin and four striped marlin on November 18th.  But we have more!  Another group visiting from England, headed up by Bob Challis, Peter Gurd and Paul Smith did well on the 35ft Valerie releasing a 250 lbs. blue marlin at Cabeza de Ballena in the Sea of Cortez.  Pisces 32 ft. “Bill Collector” with Brian & Lori Swift, James and Wendy Yale from Texas aboard did well releasing a 210 lbs. blue marlin and dorados over at San Jaime Bank. Pisces 38ft “C Rod” our most recent winner from the Tuna Tournament battled another blue marlin for William Gluckman and Sonia Schaefer from New Jersey.  More Swedish anglers in town!  Ulf Christiansen and Lennart Arrenius, first timers are huge billfish fans and decided to visit our areas, which paid off as they released a blue marlin and a sailfish aboard the 28ft Pisces “Adriana”; they are promising to return next year!  Loads of striped marlin released as well!  Pisces 35ft “Listo” released three striped marlin at San Jaime, with the Alexis Hodges group, Cecile, Angie and James visiting from Woodrock, Georgia and Phoenix, Arizona.  Pisces “Shambala” our 60 ft. Hatteras had one of the rarest of billfish catches, a Shortbill Pacific Spearfish, a fish few anglers can claim to have caught in the Los Cabos area.   Captain Nayo mentioned this is his first one in over 40 years fishing!  The crew also managed to release a Striped Marlin at the Herradura for the John Pappanastos group visiting from Houston, Dallas. That’s what we call lucky!  The fish was kept for local scientists to study. Pisces 31ft “Ruthless” was hot on November 18th releasing four Striped Marlin and two dorados for Bruce Tysor and friends visiting from Sidney, Iowa at Punta Lobos.  Our good friend Bob Stewart and friends aboard the 38ft Pisces “Speedwell” released a 307 lbs. blue marlin, one Striped Marlin, two dorados and one rooster at Migriño putting them in top spot at the Los Cabos Charter Boat Classic Tournament.  “Flora T” fished at Elias Calles, on the Pacific side and released a black marlin estimated at 220 lbs.  The anglers Steve Dick and Kristen Worth from Seattle, Washington were very happy!  Pisces 31 ft.  “Cabolero” released a sailfish and six tunas at the Old light house for Chris Zanoni, Paul Dornell, Steve Bankis and Thomas Hafner all of them visiting from California. 43% of Pisces anglers caught a total 73 billfish this week with most successfully released, consisting of 54 Striped Marlin, 8 Blue Marlin, 9 Sailfish, 1 Black Marlin and 1 Spearfish.
 
 
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado and tuna were quite popular this week; with sizes ranging from 10 to 30 lbs. Pisces “Adriana” found a school of yellow fin tuna outside of San Jaime for Jacob and Tim Brownlee from Austin, TX. 30 lbs. dorados spotted at Cabeza de Ballena aboard the panga” Tres Amigos” with our good friend Bob Dicheck  and frineds visiting from New Jersey.  Welcome back Bob!  Pisces “Tracy Ann” managed four tunas at the 220 spot for our Swedish group as well.  “Hot Rod” brought in 38 lbs. wahoo off of Pescadero with Jake and Stephanie Burnside from Houston, Texas.  Pisces 42ft “Yahoo” and Captain Ricardo Escamilla released 9 out of 10 dorados for Walter and Valinda Weible from Houston, Texas and James Hedge and Scott Hamilton from Orlando, Florida.  Good Job!  The dorado were 18 to 30 lbs. with the best spot at Golden Gate.  Inshore we caught Jack Crevelle, needlefish, roosterfish from 3 to 8 lbs. all taken on the Pacific side.  Forty percent of our anglers caught 76 Dorado and 88 yellowfin tunas, eight percent of the catches were of other species such as wahoo and inshore smaller fish.

LOCATION:
Pacific side: Golden Gate, Jaime Banks, 33 miles out of the hill, Elias Calles, Margaritas, Cerros de Arena, Pozo Cota. 
Sea of Cortes: Cabeza de Ballena, 11.50

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Sunny, fresh some days windy over the Pacific.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 83F
BEST LURES: live bait, green, pink, red/black, blue/white. 

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Ady Moya.
 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Nov 7 - 13, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 90%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 43%, Dorado 60%, Tuna 16%, Other 17%


BILLFISH: Marlin fishing is in a transition stage right now, that is, the catches are still good, but we are waiting for an influx of striped marlin from further up the Pacific.  In the meantime we are still seeing catches of late season blue & black marlin as well as sailfish.  Weather is starting to change which means fishing can be less consistent on a daily basis.  Hot Rod, the latest addition to the fleet is already proving to be one of our best & this crew did not disappoint for Dave Bulthuis, Costa Del Mar tournament sponsor, when they were able to release his son Chet’s first ever blue marlin which was tagged & released, estimated at 220 LBS on November 7th.  This wasn’t the only great catch this day; Pisces Yahoo released a much sought after black marlin, not huge at around 160 LBS, but nevertheless a nice catch for Craig Bentham from Canada Dan Brendes & friends had a great day out aboard Pisces Listo on November 10th when they were able to release three striped marlin & boat four dorado up to 20 LBS at Pozo de Cota.  Out this same day was the Mercier group from Florida aboard Pisces Valerie who did even a little better with four striped marlin released & three dorado boated.  Not to be left out and with a respectable catch of three marlin released & eight dorado was Yahoo with Florida anglers Francesca & George Filafas. Pisces Tracy Ann always seems to make the fish report & this week was no exception; on November 12th, Corey Hopkins, Ron & Paige Simonson fished outside the Herradura & did very well to catch & release a blue marlin, two striped marlin & eight yellow fin tuna.  Pretty much all the catches were on the Pacific side.  Forty three percent of Pisces anglers caught a total of 66 billfish this week, consisting of 60 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin, 1 black marlin & 3 sailfish.



OTHER SPECIES: Dorado was the most popular catch this week with a respectable 213 fish caught by sixty percent of our anglers.  Catches ranged from one to eleven fish with weights from 15 to 30 LBS.  Pisces La Brisa had one of the better dorado catches with eleven caught off of Elias Calles, plus a striped marlin released, a little further up at Golden Gate for George Fee & party from New Jersey.  Another boat to do well & keep their anglers busy all day was Pisces Rebecca with ten dorado, one roosterfish & one needlefish.  Another high dorado boat was Tracy Ann with not only eight dorado, but two striped marlin released & two roosterfish for British anglers Gary Morrison & Kevin Moreton.  Although lures did work, live caballito was definitely the way to get more hook ups.  Tuna catches were on a par with last week at sixteen percent, but when found the catches tended to be multiple & up to fourteen fish, though the norm was three to ten fish.  Our total tuna catch was of 92 fish.  Roosterfish increased slightly but were seldom bigger than 10 or 15 LBS. Inshore triggerfish, needlefish, bonitas, skipjacks & sierra were all caught but in conservative quantities. 

LOCATION: Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate on the Pacific.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: November is our favorite time of the year, sunny with calm seas.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 83 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, green, pink, red/black, blue/white.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pisces Teams Reel In Two Wins at Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot 2015



Tuna was on everybody’s mind and radar last week as the annual, this year already 16th, Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot took place in Los Cabos. 143 boats and 527 anglers were competing who will take home the biggest fish and the award.

At Pisces Sportfishing we are very proud of Pisces C Rod who took top honors with a 210 LB tuna and of Ruthless who took biggest wahoo on day one with a 36.9 LB fish.


LOS CABOS TUNA JACKPOT 2015 RESULTS
1ST PLACE: PISCES C ROD TEAM AMZ 210 LBS. team #2 Joe Zuccolotto
$60,775.00 plus $500 daily $18,200 = $78,975.00

2ND PLACE: MAYBE MANANA 198 lbs. team #102 Brad Stevenson
$7,150.00 plus all daily’s (except the $500) = $227,550.00

3rd PLACE: 181 MAGNUM PICANTE team #117 Pedro Orantes
$3575.00 plus all daily’s $242,175.00


1ST DAY WAHOO: PISCES RUTHLESS 36.9 TEAM #42 AMZ Mike King
$50,800.00

2nd DAY WAHOO: GLADIATOR 49 LBS TEAM #101 David Crook
$50,800.00

Daily jackpots offered in this tournament are:

$500 Tuna
$1,000 Tuna
$2,000 Tuna
$3,000 Tuna
$5,000 Tuna
$10,000 Tuna
$1,000 Wahoo/Dorado



Pisces C Rod winning team with Joe Zuccolotto as the team leader.

Pisces Ruthless winning team with Mike King as the team leader.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Nov 1 - 6, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 95%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 50%, Dorado 65%, Tuna 16%, Other 9%


BILLFISH:  The top story this week was the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot, popular Tuna Tournament, a yearly two day fishing competition now in its 16th year.  This fun event drew 143 teams and over 500 anglers.  As tuna were the target species many teams opted to fish practice days so the marlin count went down somewhat this week.  Pisces Listo got off to a good start by releasing a smallish blue marlin and boating four dorado at Los Arcos for Robert & Laura Coffelt from Pennsylvania, while on this same day Valerie managed to release two striped marlin, a sailfish and boat a dorado for anglers from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  Listo scored their second blue marlin of the week on November 3rd, at the Golden Gate as well as catching four dorado for John Amsler and friends from Austin, Texas.  The biggest fish of the week for us was aboard Pisces Tiburon, a blue marlin estimated at 310 LBS, which was released along with a striped marlin, at San Jaime by Mike Casey from Wareham, Massachusetts.  Robert and Lisa Lindquist from Sandy, Oregon had an off the charts day aboard the ever popular Tracy Ann when they released three striped marlin, two sailfish, a roosterfish and five dorado – it doesn’t get much better than that.  Even during the tuna tournament the blue marlin kept coming – Andrea had a blue released thirty eight miles out after it an orange and black lure for Keith Gelfand.  This same day La Brisa released a small blue marlin, around 200 LBS.  Pisces Cabolero a 31 ft. Cabo Express, released two blue marlin and a striped marlin during the tuna tournament for Canadian anglers headed up by Jim and Lane Hyslop. Attitude Adjustment was another boat to release a blue around the 200 lb. mark.  Overall a great week, with lots of anglers having fun and catching a ton of fish, even if they weren’t always the species they wanted.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 40 striped marlin, 8 blue marlin and 10 sailfish this week; all but one were released.


OTHER SPECIES:  Tuna was on everybody’s mind and radar but it was a shame that the numbers dropped this week as several seiners moved in to the area and beat a lot of the boats to the big fish, of course there were still plenty of qualifiers out there with  thirteen fish over 100 LBS and several other qualifiers.  The dorado category was a tough one to fill, even though many of this species were caught  it was hard to find one that could make the minimum weight of 30 LBS, in fact only was weighed in at 31 LBS sending the anglers wild for a few minutes, thinking they had won $50,800 for their fish.  Their dream was short lived however, as five minutes later as the tournament drew to a close, Gladiator pulled up with a 49 LB wahoo that knocked the dorado out of the running.  Of course we are very proud of Pisces C Rod who took top honors with a 210 LB tuna and of Ruthless who took biggest wahoo on day one with a 36.9 LB fish.  Details of winners and prizes at the end of this report.  Dorado was the most frequently caught fish this week with sixty five percent of charters catching between one and sixteen fish in a day in the 12 to 25 LB class.  The dorado were found spread out along the Pacific coast and took live caballito, ballyhoo and different lures – in other words they were hungry.  Rebecca caught over a dozen of at Los Arcos for Dan and Dawn from Cody, Wyoming.  Top dorado boat though was Tracy Ann with sixteen in a day plus a striped marlin at Los Arcos for Glenn Rogne and Jim Vasi from Florida.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 377 dorado this week.  As mentioned above tuna catches could have been better and boats went far and wide trying to track down a winner.  The guys from Maybe Manana that took second place and earned themselves a payday of over $200,000 told us that they went far, over forty miles and when they got there the tuna seiners were wrapping up all the fish, but they figured one or two had to escape; they didn’t lose heart and stayed close by which enabled them to land a nice 198 LB fish.  Other boats, such as Bill Collector found the tuna at San Jaime and were able to catch seventeen on November 3rd but all were small school size fish.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 74 tuna this week.  We had a few wahoo up to 36 LBS and a couple of sharks, pilot and hammerhead, both released.  Inshore it was nice to see some roosterfish showing up and gaining a little consistency.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:  November is the best time of year –clear sunny days and cool nights; seas were calm inshore but a little rough out where the tuna were. 
AVERAGE WATER TEMP:  83 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, ballyhoo, cedar plugs, green/yellow, orange/black/yellow.


LOS CABOS TUNA JACKPOT 2015 RESULTS
1ST PLACE: PISCES C ROD TEAM AMZ 210 LBS. team #2 Joe Zuccolotto
$60,775.00 plus $500 daily $18,200 = $78,975.00

2ND PLACE: MAYBE MANANA 198 lbs. team #102 Brad Stevenson
$7,150.00 plus all daily’s (except the $500) = $227,550.00

3rd PLACE: 181 MAGNUM PICANTE team #117 Pedro Orantes
$3575.00 plus all daily’s $242,175.00

1ST DAY WAHOO: PISCES RUTHLESS 36.9 TEAM #42 AMZ Mike King
$50,800.00
2nd DAY WAHOO: GLADIATOR 49 LBS TEAM #101 David Crook
$50,800.00

Daily jackpots offered in this tournament are:
$500 Tuna
$1,000 Tuna
$2,000 Tuna
$3,000 Tuna
$5,000 Tuna
$10,000 Tuna
$1,000 Wahoo/Dorado

143 boats 527 anglers

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.


 

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Pisces Sportfishing Joins Gray FishTag Research Program


We are excited to announce that Pisces Sportfishing has become the latest Official Research Center of Gray FishTag Research!  We look forward working together on this fast growing and exciting project.

Learn more about Gray FishTag Research here.


Monday, November 02, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report October 24 - 30, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species 87%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 75%, Dorado 34%, Tuna 28%, Other 14%


BILLFISH:  You can definitely notice a change of season is underway in Cabo.  We don’t really have four seasons, but rather have summer and spring.  The heat is finally beginning to abate somewhat and we have had our first cooler evenings and early mornings.  All this signals a slowdown on blue marlin and sailfish and an increase on striped marlin.  Nevertheless water temperatures remain in the 80’s which keeps the blues and sails hanging around.  Live bait became scarce mid-week and a full moon disappointed a few anglers as marlin refused to cooperate some days.  Overall though excellent fishing with some superb catches.  Claudia Cooper along with Mike and Stephen Walsh were out aboard on of our smaller boats, 28 ft.  Andrea, they headed up the Sea of Cortez to Destiladeras, over 20 miles away, but it paid off when they were able to release three striped marlin up 120 LBS and a sailfish.  Later on in the week this same group and boat went on to release a blue marlin and boat six tuna. Thirty one foot Bertram, Ruthless has been on a roll for blue marlin and didn’t disappoint this week either, releasing a 250 LB specimen at the 11.50 spot for Courtney and Jared from Waco, Texas.  This same day, October 25th, Tracy Ann had lucky Texan anglers from Rockwall, George Hearn and friends aboard; two sailfish and a blue marlin was there tally off of San Jose.  How about three striped marlin, two sailfish and a dorado?  That was the sum of the catch for Darrell Brock and brothers from Texas, aboard Bill Collector off of Golden Gate on the Pacific. Speedwell had an enviable catch for the Flora family from Englewood, California.  They were kept busy releasing two striped marlin, two sailfish and boating a wahoo and skipjack.  Modesto angler Troy Bergman headed up the group aboard Valerie when they had a five billfish day consisting of four stripers and a sailfish.  Brian Livingstone and friends from Charlevoix, MI had an action packed day aboard Tiburon on October 28th when they released FIVE striped marlin and boated a dorado.  Closing out the week with a higher than regular catch was La Brisa with four striped marlin released for Michael and Ann Leroux, who also got a nice dorado for the table.  There were many other great catches, simply too many to mention.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 114 billfish this week, consisting of 82 striped marlin, 29 sailfish and 3 blue marlin.
 

OTHER SPECIES:  The dorado that has been absent all summer have finally shown up and we saw some nice catches of between one and nine fish for a portion of the fleet.  Thirty four percent of charters were pleased to be able to boat fish in the 15 to 35 LB class and to have some nice eating fish to take home.  Top dorado boat was Ruthless for catching nine off of Las Margaritas on the Pacific for Aaron and Jennifer from Houston – the smaller ones were released.  Speedwell was another boat that did well on dorado; they got seven as well as a wahoo and three striped marlin for Jim Dustin and Joe Frey.  Our total dorado count was seventy four fish.  Tuna catches dropped down a bit this week as dorado moved into the area and boats tried for these, as they were closer in along with striped marlin.  We did see a few big fish, such as a 288 LB monster caught aboard Mucho Bueno.  Our smaller twenty eight foot boats caught the biggest tuna this week starting out with Andrea who had both a 189 LB and a 152 LB, both quality fish they would probably hit a prize in the upcoming Tuna Jackpot – these anglers caught a total of six tuna and released a blue marlin too – well done to Claudia Cooper, Mike and Stephen Walsh from Colorado.  San Diego angler Blake Robinson landed a 120 LB tuna just below San Jaime on a green and yellow lure aboard Adriana.  Catches ranged from one to ten tuna per boat, when found and our total catch was of eighty seven fish.  It was nice to see fair activity on wahoo with several boats catching fish in the 30 to 40 LB class. The only other fish we caught this week were a few skipjack and a single lemon shark.

WEATHER: Clear sunny skies, some wind on the Pacific especially towards the end of the week, when it blew hard in the week. Moderate seas.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 83 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, ballyhoo, petrolero, guacayamo, green and yellow.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

La Brisa Wins Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2015 in Tuna Category

La Brisa team at the award ceremony of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2015 took place in Los Cabos between October 11-15, with thirty seven teams signed up for this well run event.  Day one saw Reel Energy come to the scale with a 419 lb. black marlin and plenty of smaller billfish released. Day two the well-known El Suertudo team made it back with a 312 lb. blue marlin – the third day did not produce any fish over 300 LBS, so these two fish will take the lion’s share of the purse at the awards dinner scheduled for this Saturday night.  A total of 138 billfish were caught in this three day tournament, all released except for the two qualifying fish.  El Suertudo was across the board and should receive a large payout.  Reel Gold will take the release prize with 1300 points.  Largest tuna was by our very own La Brisa for a beautiful 180 lb. tuna that took the anglers five hours to land, team captain Frank Bono was tired but happy.
419 lb black marlin caught aboard Reel Energy.

Captain Rey Winkler of Pisces La Brisa with 180 lb winning tuna.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report October 17 - 23, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 68%, Tuna 43%, Dorado 11% Other 13%
 



BILLFISH:  An exciting week in Cabo culminating in the Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament resulting in a huge payday for Costa Rican charter boat Tranquilo, not only did they win the Bisbee Offshore they took third place in the Black & Blue with a 327 lb. blue marlin, but because they were in all the different jackpots they took home more dinero than first or second place - $2,511,462.00 USD was added to the cash they had already won a few days before to give them a grand total of $2,971,662.00 and yes, that is dollars.  First place was taken by local charter boat Rondinella for a 500 lb. blue marlin on the last day for a group of Canadian anglers headed up by Tyler Squire which netted them $356,255.00.  Second place also went to another local charter boat, what a Journey for Texan anglers who landed a 356 lb. blue and took $156,937.00 in prize money.  Although regular charter business was brisk and productive the same could not be said of the tournament fishing resulting in one of the slowest Bisbee’s we can remember.  Of the 121 teams competing over three days only three qualifying fish were weighed in.  Pisces Sportfishing boats competing did quite well with Ruthless releasing a blue marlin each day, unfortunately though the anglers had not entered the release division (take note….always enter the release division).  The top release boat only had two and won $72,000.00!  In regular business we had some superb catches; Tracy Ann released ten striped marlin on the Pacific side for Patrick & Jeanne Neville from Bradenton, Florida on October 17th – this same day the panga Gloria managed to release four marlin for British angler Devine Jones.  Tiburon released a 300 LB blue marlin and boated eight tuna for Barb & Keith Mehlenbacher at the Jaime Bank.  Tracy Ann cranked it up again on October 20th and managed to catch eight striped marlin at Golden Gate for the Roxbergs from Minnesota.  This same day 28 ft. Andrea released five striped marlin up to 180 lbs. for Doug Logan and friends from Seattle, who also boated a dorado.  Though not in the tournament our 35 ft. Cabo Knot Workin landed a 354 LB blue marlin for a group from Texas on a day where no qualifying fish were weighed at the tournament.  Boats fishing in the tournament were only targeting blue and black marlin, so our catch rate is a little lower than it could have been, as there was plenty of striped marlin around.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 135 striped marlin, 11 sailfish and 9 blue marlin.

OTHER SPECIES:  Tuna catches were good this week with a total of 228 fish caught by our anglers, with catches ranging from one to eighteen fish in a day.  A little under half of the boats managed to land this tasty species and some were of a good size which bodes well for the upcoming WON Tuna Tournament.  Flora T II  landed a nice fish that weighed in at 147 LBS which they caught with a skipjack (is that cannibalism?) for angler Andre Gauron.  On October 19th 28 ft. Andrea had a great day for Felix Forjet and friends at San Jaime, where they caught seven tuna up to 110 lbs. and released a striped marlin too.  Cabolero did well with Alaskan anglers on board when they caught nine tuna up to 100 LBS, plus a nice wahoo and sailfish released.  Lots of sharks around at the moment – Bill Collector released five pilot sharks and boated a dozen tuna for Richard Prather & Meli Baum from Texas. Another one of our boats released an aggressive bull shark.  Other catches were the odd roosterfish, skipjacks, wahoo and a couple of early sierra.

LOCATION: San Jaime was the top spot  - also from the Lighthouse to Golden Gate on the Pacific.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: A couple of rough days with wind blowing from both sides now calm.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 85 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, green, cedar plugs
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report October 10 - 16, 2015

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 92%, Tuna 42%, Dorado 10%, Other 12%

BILLFISH:  An exciting week with the lead up to tournament season preceded by 48 hours of steady rain this past Saturday and Sunday.   Fishing remained steady and varied, with plenty of billfish, including pretty good numbers of small blue marlin, striped marlin and sailfish.  Fishing conditions were not much fun in the rain and many anglers opted to turn around and come back in after only a few hours; those that stuck it out though tended to do well, such as Patrick & Jeanne Neville from Bradenton, Florida who released four striped marlin aboard their favorite boat Tracy Ann .  We don’t easily forget this couple as a few years ago they caught a 700 lbs. plus blue marlin the day before the Bisbee tournament.  Another boat that did well was Hot Rod with both a blue and striped marlin released for Joseph Munck from Alabama.  Daniel Ryan did very well aboard the boat he has been fishing for years Rebecca with a blue marlin released, two striped marlin and fifteen tuna – showing his friend aboard a great day of Cabo fishing.  Tiburon our newest 31 ft. Bertram showed Jeff & Tom from Post Falls, Idaho a great time catching a striped marlin, sailfish, pilot shark and tuna.  Texans always seem to be lucky anglers and this week was no exception – Jennifer and Jeremy from Abilene had a busy day aboard 31 ft. Bertram La Brisa releasing four sailfish and a blue marlin on October 12th, 18 miles from the 150 spot.  Beto Lira new captain aboard Ruthless is already showing his fishing prowess and managed to put Tim and Brenda from Minneapolis, fishing with friends Carolina and Eliel from Cabo on a lot of fish, actually three striped marlin and three sailfish outside the Herradura- all released.  This same day Tracy Ann released three sailfish and a striper and Cabolero had a blue marlin, striped marlin and ten tuna for Dale Hanes from Pennsylvania.  Most unusual catch this week was a spearfish, estimated at 40 lbs., released along with a striped marlin aboard Andrea on October 16th.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 111 billfish this week consisting of 57 striped marlin, 42 sailfish, 11 blue marlin and 1 spearfish  - all but one fish released.  The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament got underway on Wednesday with thirty seven teams signed up for this well run event.  Day one saw Reel Energy come to the scale with a 419 lb. black marlin and plenty of smaller billfish released.  Day two the well-known El  Suertudo team made it back with a 312 lb. blue marlin – the third day did not produce any fish over 300 LBS, so these two fish will take the lion’s share of the purse at the awards dinner scheduled for this Saturday night.  A total of 138 billfish were caught in this three day tournament, all released except for the two qualifying fish.  El Suertudo was across the board and should receive a large payout.  Reel Gold will take the release prize with 1300 points.  Largest tuna was by our very own La Brisa for a beautiful 180 lb. tuna that took the anglers five hours to land, team captain Frank Bono was tired but happy.  As we write this the Bisbee Offshore is in its first day of the two day competition with 94 teams competing. The main event, Bisbee Black & Blue begins first day of fishing on Wednesday.
OTHER SPECIES: Tuna fishing was good this week, which bodes well for the upcoming Tuna Jackpot tournament.  Apart from the 180 LB’er mentioned above, Bill Collector also had a nice 135 lb. tuna in the tournament caught in the same area at San Jaime.  Gary Jones from Australia landed a nice 150 lb. tuna aboard C Rod after it took a purple lure 25 miles out from the Lighthouse.  These were the biggest fish for us this week but there were plenty of other smaller ones, giving us a tuna catch success rate of forty two percent and a total catch of 163 fish.  Dorado catches remain slow, with no qualifiers weighed in the tournament but with a smattering caught by our regular charter clients up to 30 lbs. in weight.  Just a few wahoo caught in the 20 to 30 lb. class and inshore a few roosterfish and skipjacks.
WEATHER: Rain for almost 48 hours at the beginning of this period now clear skies, mostly flat seas and a return to hotter weather.
LOCATION: Pacific from Lands’ End to San Jaime, some boats off of the 11.50 two to 30 miles offshore.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 85-86 F
BEST LURES: live caballito, feathers, cedar plugs, yellow, orange black.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report October 3 - 9, 2015


Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 86%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 77%, Tuna 41%, Dorado 15% 


BILLFISH:  It seems that finally summer has come to an end , ushered in by a flurry or rainy days that cool everything off, before the sun re-emerges making the days hot again, but not like they were a few weeks ago.  Fishing remains on track and excellent though not every boat is catching fish every day, nevertheless there was plenty of action on striped marlin which are increasing in number, still a lot of blues around, albeit smaller ones and a good amount of sailfish too.  C Rod was out of the gate at the beginning of this report with two blue marlin released, small at 150-160 lbs., plus a striped marlin and a few tuna at the San Jaime bank for the Titmus family from Las Vegas, on October 3rd.  A couple of days after this we saw lots of action with Cabolero releasing a 230 lb. blue marlin plus two striped marlin as well as boating a 105 lb. tuna for Ohio anglers Gavin, Larry and Keith, 20 to 30 miles out.   This same day Listo had both a blue marlin and a sailfish and a couple of tuna.  Jorge Koosis from Argentina was disappointed to lose a three hour fight he had with a 400 lb. blue marlin on the Pacific side aboard Tiburon.  Billy King and Elizabeth Thomson from New York had a thrilling but tiring day aboard 31 ft. Cabo Cabolero with what seems to be the catch of the week; a blue marlin, three striped marlin and a sailfish released and a tuna boated – all at the Herradura – well done Captain Lupe!  Hot Rod is the newest addition to Pisces, a beautiful 42 ft. Cabo with an outstanding crew who are already proving themselves popular and who wouldn’t be with catches like they had on October 8th with the Hewitt’s and Gowland’s aboard from Austin, Texas.  They release a blue marlin, a striped marlin and landed a couple of tuna, the largest of which was 165 lbs. –bigger than the striped marlin they released.  Pisces Ruthless a 31 ft. Bertram closed out the week with an unbelievable catch for Ernesto and Roxanne Rojas, fishing with Michael Jennings, all from Texas at the 180 spot – their catch consisted of a blue marlin, striped marlin, four pilot sharks, two dorado and one tuna – the sharks and billfish were released.  Pisces anglers caught a total of 78 billfish this week, consisting of 41 striped marlin, 21 sailfish and 16 blue marlin.
 

OTHER SPECIES:  After billfish tuna were the next most likely catch and just like last week, fewer boats found tuna but when they did they managed to catch between one and twelve.  Several large fish were caught, which makes us eager for November to be her and the Tuna Tournament to start – many qualifiers being taken right now.  Pisces Tracy Ann had a respectable 180 lb. tuna, taken on an orange and black lure, on October 3rd 38 miles out for Gavin Narburgh from Ohio.  Bruce Chounick from Florida had his work cut out for him aboard Valerie on October 4th with five tuna, the largest at 160 lbs., plus a striped marlin released, ten miles out from the Old Lighthouse.  La Brisa and Cabolero also had 100 lb. plus fish this week along with several other boats.  Not much happening on small game but then again we weren’t really trying with offshore fishing so good.  Just one wahoo for us this week, plus a hammerhead shark released along with the pilot sharks mentioned in this report.

LOCATION:  Pacific, San Jaime, straight out from the Lighthouse 5 to 40 miles, Herradura, Migrino, Margaritas, 95 spot.
WEATHER CONDITIONS:  Partly cloudy, seas calm to moderate, some rain.
AVERAGE WATERTEMP: 86 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, pink blue, greens, tigrillo, red/black, ballyhoo, chiwillie.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Shark Bitten Tuna! Shark Bitten Tuna!


Long time Pisces angler Rick Walsh from Cleveland was out aboard Pisces Valerie about 30 miles out from Land's End trolling a small blue and white Hoochi (squid lure) when it was slammed by a large tuna.  Rick went to work reeling hard, knowing he was in for a long fight it the fish managed to get its head turned away, even though it was down deep.  After about 20 minutes of muscle tiring work, the crew and angler knew something had changed, the line went slack.  Then they spotted coming up from the depths four of five pilot sharks that were attacking the fish as they reeled it towards the boat, now as a dead weight - the guys wanted this fish and they did not plan on sharing their hard work with freeloaders.  Captain Roberto quickly put the boat into reverse to scare the sharks off and they successfully got it on board, albeit missing a few pounds.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

White Marlin in Cabo - The Scientists Respond




The mystery on white marlin in Cabo continues... We sent photos to the fisheries scientists of some of the small unidentified billfish being caught in Cabo in the last week - some captains swear they are white marlin, others spearfish, others juvenile stripers - however, after looking at the photos they say they are NOT striped marlin. The one the top photo was released aboard Tracy Ann, the one of the bottom is a picture sent to us from another fleet. Scientists are planning a trip down to Cabo in the next few days.  We will keep you posted.

White Marlin in Cabo - The Mystery Continues


The mystery about white marlin in Cabo (we wrote about it here) continues..... other opinions about the so called "white" marlin are "hatchet marlin" volunteered by WON Tuna Tournament weigh master Mike Packard and long bill spearfish, which we think it could be - both are plausible and yes there is such a thing as a hatchet marlin and long bill spearfish, but they are also supposed to be in the Atlantic.  I guess we have to ask the scientists?  What do you think, please research and post your comments.  We found this link useful.

Very Rare White Marlin Spotted in Cabo?

 
Captain Julio Castro of the Pisces Tracy Ann, says this is the 3rd fish he has caught like this in 31 years, locally they call these white marlin, but are they? This species is only supposed to occur in the Atlantic, so what do you think? Is it a white marlin or a juvenile striped marlin?

Yesterday Andrew and Paul from Charleston were two lucky anglers with an amazing fishing day aboard Tracy Ann! They caught and released a very rare “WHITE MARLIN” (60-70 lbs)- in fact it is so rare, that our captain Julio Castro says that it’s his 3rd wh...ite marlin in all of his 31 years as a fisherman - and man he has been fishing a lot!

It was the first white marlin for our deckhand Martin and for Andrew and Paul. 

They tagged the fish under the Gray Fish Tag program and we'll follow up on the story with more info from our anglers, so stay tuned! 

Just to mention that Andrew & Paul didn't stop with 'only' a white marlin - they caught and released 2 blue marlin (200-210 lbs) and 1 striped marlin (180-190 lbs), and they kept three yellowfin tunas for a well-deserved dinner! 

The marlin took live caballito, and their lucky fishing spot was 42 miles outside of  the Cerro. 

What an amazing day, great job team!