Thursday, June 26, 2008

Small game vs billfish

Hola anglers,

The last couple of days we had some up and downs on the marlin catch, however, it has been awesome for small game, we have a lot of yellow tail, bonita and rooster fish.

Just yesterday La Brisa caught 16 bonitas ranging between 10 to 18 lbs, Tracy Ann and Mucho Bueno caught 20 bonitas each.

Bonita is not the most tasty fish, but it is great for sashimi...

Here is a pic...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Father & Son day on the water...

Hi guys,

Yesterday we had Bernie Flather and his son JP who caught his very first marlin aboard the Mextime.

We had a very nice increase on the marlin catch this past week and we also caught a few yellow fin tunas and Dorado.

Inshore fishing is still hot at La Playita in San Jose del Cabo.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quick note...

As you can see in our weekly fish report we had a pretty windy week, however, starting yesterday, the sun was shining, the wind calmed down a bit, and the catch was awesome, Yahoo released 5 striped marlin, and total we released 15 marlin between 6 boats.

So will you come and get maybe 5 marlins in one day, or will you stay at home and watch the game?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Now in San Jose...

Hello Anglers,

For all of you who are staying in San Jose, we have an office there too, it's right next to the Tropicana Restaurant and across the street from the Municipal Hall.

At the moment we have not send any boats to dock there, however, when the fishing is on that side, our boats can pick you up from La Playita Dock at Puerto Los Cabos, please keep in mind, when the fishing is close to Cabo, we can't send the boats to pick you up from San Jose, you will loose a lot of fishing time.

Here are a couple of shots to give you an idea of where the office and the dock are.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Quick note...

We had a couple of days with clouds and strong winds, but today the sun is shining and the wind has calmed a bit.

Fishing has been on the Pacific side for marlin, we have heard of many rooster, red snapper, yellow tail and sierritas (spanish mackerel) very close to shore in San Jose del Cabo.

Here is a picture of a very nice Sierrita (spanish mackerel) caught on La Playita at San Jose.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


But why?

There are many stories about the reason not to bring bananas on the boat, there is one that says that there was a deckhand who slipped on one left on deck and made the captain lose a giant fish, another says the oil that a banana leaves on the hands can scare the fish away, that bananas can give you "the runs" and you spend the day on the head wasting fishing time, but doing some research I found the next, which seems the most logical version...

Back in the 17th and 18th century, all ships making their way around the continents, often had to stop in tropical islands to re-supply food and water, and many times, crew members loaded boats with banana crates, which came packed with bugs, spiders, scorpions and even snakes, all of these creatures crawled their way into the crew bunks, storage rooms and eventually, the Captain's quarters, making life miserable aboard his ship, so the captains started a rumor just before every trip that bananas were bad luck, remember that we are talking about the 17th century, so superstitions were taken very seriously.

Please leave us your comments and let us know of any other superstitions that you know of regarding fishing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rooster fish in San Jose

Here we have some shots of a great day on a panga in San Jose, father and son sharing this beautiful sport.

Here is the rooster fish ready to bite.

Ok, you got him!! Now let me find that camera...

Here it is...

Nice catch son!! Now let's release him.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Some pictures from Cabo and San Jose so you can see what you are missing...

This is what we see every morning when we wake up...

San Jose fishermen catching the morning's bait, sardines in this case...

Main dock shot, all the fleets on the way to the fishing grounds...

Thanks to our Dock master Mario BaƱaga Jr. for the awesome shots.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Quick Note

Hi guys,

Yesterday we released a total of 17 striped marlin between 10 boats, and we also had a few yellow fin tuna, which we have not seen in a couple of weeks, and we didn't have to go too far, most of the fish were caught close to Chileno Bay on the Sea of Cortez, the yacht Spartacus went all the way to Gordo Banks and they released 5 stripe's.

We are working in the new gallery for our website, please send us your pictures along with your story.

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