Friday, April 23, 2010

Fishing is Getting Better!


APRIL 15th to 22nd, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 73%

BILLFISH: We saw a marked improvement on striped marlin catches this week, with 27% of boats catching fish up to 150 lbs, some boats were fortunate enough to get two in a day. On April 16th, seven miles off of Cerro Blanco, Marcel and Catherine Archer from Long Island, New York fished aboard “Tracy Ann” and did very well to release two striped marlin, taken on live bait and also boated three dorado between 20 lbs and 40 lbs, also taken on live caballito. Next day, “Ruthless” headed up the Pacific into pretty rough whitecaps, but once they were past Cabo Falso, the sea was calmer and they made it to San Jaime where they released two striped marlin and boated nine yellow-fin tuna for Adam Torney, Tyler Capman, Eric Blitzstein, Erin Hall, Jim Clancey and Kate Peterson, all from Edwards, Colorado. “Tracy Ann” was the hot boat this week, as on April 19th they released a striped marlin, three miles from San Jaime and then caught 21 tuna from 8 lb to 28 lbs (many released) for William Hall from Sherwood, Arkansas. Next day out this same boat again, released a striped marlin and caught six tuna –the marlin on bait and the tuna on cedar plugs and orange/black lures forty miles out from Morros Prietos for Dan Brusca and friends from Oak Creek, Colorado. Marlin were caught in diverse locations such as five miles out from Cerro Blanco for “Fearless” who also boated three dorado for a group from Virginia Beach. Marlin also showed up at the 11.50 spot and below the 95 spot. Pisces anglers caught a total of thirteen striped marlin this week; all but one released.

OTHER SPECIES: The top game fish in Cabo this week was yellow fin tuna with 32% of boats catching fish ranging from 8 lb to 30 lbs. Catches varied from one to twenty one fish with most catches on the Pacific. The area around San Jaime was the best place to find tuna. Tuna took cedar plugs and some lures. When found the tuna catches tended to be good with boats averaging six to ten fish, giving us a total count of 100 tuna this week. Dorado catches were a bit slower with 21% of our charters finding fish up to 40 lbs, usually swimming alone. Catches ranged from one to three fish, found at Punta Gorda, the outer edge of San Jaime, Cerro Colorado as well as other locations. Out total dorado count was seventeen fish. “Andale” had a great day on April 22nd with a 65 lb wahoo, 10 yellow-fin tuna and 3 dorados, close to San Jaime for Steve Hartnett and friends from Dallas, Texas.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Some very windy weather towards the close of this report which produced whitecaps close to Cabo, but once up the Pacific it was calmer. Skies mostly sunny, seas on the Cortez side moderate to calm.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 67 F inshore, offshore around the San Jaime 73 F

BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, orange/black, green/yellow.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Monday, April 19, 2010

Joss Stone in Cabo, but nobody knew who she was.......

One of our staff Francisco Jorge  Cu, is also a musician and Tae Kwon Do Teacher....well this week-end he was playing piano down at the Sand Bar on Medano Beach, he started to play and noticed two girls sitting at one of the tables, just like tourists with their large Mexican sombreros, that had just finished dinner. They stayed listening to the music, then the waiter came over with one of the girls, who was a bit shy, she sat down next to Francisco who began to play Fly Me to The Moon, she told him that she loved music and started to sing along, excusing herself for not knowing all the words, but improvising and singing the same melody, Franciso was totally shocked by her voice, which was incredible. He noticed that she was a Brit, a sweet and shy girl with a huge voice. After she left the waiter came over and said "Do you know who that was", Francisco did not know and he was told that she was Joss Stone.....very few Mexicans  know who she is but all were impressed with her voice. We heard that she is staying at Capella, Cabo's latest luxury enclave.

Watch Joss Stone performing here:


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Latest Fish Report.....Nice Swordfish by Robert Ross

APRIL 1st to 14th, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 74%

BILLFISH: Billfish catches have still not stabilized in the Cabo area, meaning one day every other boat would catch one, then the next day nobody, besides this the fish are really spread out. One day marlin were caught off of the Old Lighthouse, next day off of San Jose, then 13 miles off the lighthouse and 3 miles from Santa Maria on the Cortez side. However, twenty three percent of charters in Cabo were fortunate to catch striped marlin and we even had one boat, “Rebecca” with two in a day, just above Golden Gate on April 2nd for Bruce Matous and Mark Lawrence from Temple, Texas. This was our only boat with a double marlin catch, though we ended up with a total 20 billfish this week 18 striped marlin and two sailfish. All but one 140 lb marlin were released. If fishing was not that great here, it was for one boat up in Loreto on April 7th. Robert Ross aboard his vessel “Bad Company” had one of the most incredible days I have heard of. They fished around Catalina Island, approximately 20 miles out and caught a 350 lb swordfish, (which locals say you don’t catch up there…..but we have the photo); plus four striped marlin, two sailfish, one mako shark and fifteen dorado. Now that is a day to be envious of. This private boat and crew are top-notch fisherman originally from Cabo and well known to us and as such we believe their report. Perhaps all our Cabo fish are hanging out up there for awhile.

OTHER SPECIES: There was plenty of activity on smaller game with some very nice catches. Gary Allison from Henderson, Nevada caught a beautiful 65 lb wahoo, aboard “Valerie” as well as four sierras and two pompanos on April 10th. “Rebecca” also had a nice wahoo just a bit smaller at 60 lbs on April 1st along with seven yellow fin tuna, close to Golden Gate for the same anglers mentioned above Mark and Bruce from Temple, Texas. These are the largest wahoo was have seen in a long time. Twenty one percent of charters caught tuna in the 20 to 35 lb class, with June and Jeff Fisk from Big Rapids, Michigan being the top anglers for catching a total of 35 (mostly released) 35 miles out from San Jaime aboard “Tracy Ann”. Other catches were between one and sixteen fish. Dorado catches were very slow with just six fish taken by our anglers. Boats tried to load up on smaller game when the big game was not cooperating and we had good catches of course of trusty sierra which saved many a day from being blank for some boats. Catches ranged from one to sixteen fish, we also had jack crevalles, triggerfish, sheep’s head, cabrilla, roosterfish, red snappers and a couple each of mako and hammerhead sharks, none any bigger than 40 lbs.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: A bit breezy on the Pacific, mostly sunny skies, seas moderate.

LOCATION: Golden Gate, Los Arcos, GaspareƱo, 30-45 miles out from Lighthouse, San Jaime, 95 spot, Las Margaritas, Herradura.


BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, green/yellow, orange/yellow, hoochis.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Friday, April 02, 2010

March 24th to 31st Fish Report

Overall Catch Success Rate 85%

BILLFISH: It’s a bit hard to write this section this week as marlin catches were slow….however, as we close this report, there have been better catches of striped marlin and a couple of sailfish. Our total tally for the days covered in this report was just three fish. “Andrea” had two of these, the first for Tim and Terry Veenstra from Prince George, Canada, at Punta Gorda on live bait. The other aboard this boat was on March 28th, in the complete opposite direction at Jaime Banks, caught by Edwin Baxter from Pennsauken, New Jersey, also on live bait. The third marlin of the week was aboard “Ruthless” on March 31st just four miles off of Los Arcos, by the Patrick & Deisato brothers all from Colorado….as well as the marlin they got a cabrilla and a couple of chopos. March is traditionally the slowest month of the year for marlin, so the catches are not too surprising; however, water temperatures continue to be higher than normal for this time of year which could be a contributing factor. All the marlin caught were released.

OTHER SPECIES: The top big game catch in Cabo this week was yellowfin tuna, with “Tracy Ann” being the top scorer but in order to achieve this, they had to go a long way; 43-45 miles out from Cerro Blanco. On March 30th this boat caught ten up to 30 lbs with a combination of feathers, cedar plugs and lures for John & Jeannie Coogle, Ron &Diana Techa from Omaha Nebraska. Next day out they managed to get another eight with cedar plugs and tiger type lures for the Stacke family from Chicago, Illinois. Other catches of tuna ranged from one to five fish giving us a catch success rate of twenty two percent for this species. Dorado catches dropped down this week, resulting in just three single catches. Smaller species inshore accounted for forty nine percent of all catches this week. The number one catch was sierra or Spanish mackerel with boats catching up to eighteen in a day. Not to be sniffed at; this species is fun on light tackle and delicious to eat. Other inshore catches were of “chopos”, jack crevalle, pompano, cabrilla and triggerfish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot and sunny, seas calm.

LOCATION: No one set location both the Cortez and Pacific: 36-45 miles off of Cerro Blanco, San Cristobal, 95 spot, Punta Gorda, Los Arcos, 95 spot, Jaime Banks, Las Margaritas plus others.


BEST LURES: Live bait for marlin, cedar plugs, feathers, petroleros, tigrillos, guacamayas.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg