Thursday, September 03, 2009

Fishing Doesn't Miss a Beat

Boats got back to work today after a couple of down days after the hurricane and reported dead calm seas with water temps a little over 84 F . Tuna fishing was great today, with every boat catching fish between 40 and 120 lbs. Pictured here are father and son, Tony and Steve Clement from Los Gatos and San Luis Obispo Ca. It took them 45 minuntes to pull this beautiful 120 lb yellowfin tuna on 60 lb test line, after it took a blue and white lure off of Las Brechas on the Pacific, aboard "Bill Collector"

Though Cabo was spared, up around Muelege, Santa Rosalia and San Carlos the storm hit hard with devastation reported. Loreto will be without power for at least four days and the river at Mulege surged 6 feet higher than it did with hurricane John.  San Juanico, the popular surf sport also  known as Scorpion Bay was the hardest hit. One death was reported, that of an elderly man who refused to leave his home.

What Happened to Jimena?

Thursday Sept 3rd 7.00 AM

It's business as usual in Cabo, just one day after we were supposed to be impacted by the strongest hurricane every to reach our part of the world. All I can say is thank God, it did not happen. Local newspapers had headlines like "From Destruction to Benefit" and "Jimena a Real Lady". Damage in Los Cabos was minor, some downed trees, fences and roads washed out in places. The port is open and boats went fishing today.In the early morning hours of yesterday, Jimena did make landfall further up the Pacific coast at San Carlos, sweeping across Ciudad Constitucion also. We had to wait for news to make it out, as there is no power up there,but last night Mexican TV stations, reported no casualties. The electricity pylons that take power from Ciudad Constitucion to Loreto were toppled by the hurricane, which means Loreto is without power and will not have any for at least six days. Five commercial fishing boats were reported as damaged or sunk at San Carlos and two sardine processing plants were severely damaged also. No offical report has been released yet but from what we saw on TV it shows lots of downed trees and electricity poles, structures made from sheet metal and broken glass. The authorities did a great job of preparing, opening shelters, moving the army in ahead of time and closing roads where arroyos run. We will post the official version when we have it.
Tracy Ehrenberg