Sunday, September 29, 2013


Nice to finally see some big wahoo - this one taken aboard Pisces Adriana by Rocky & Annette Warren from Golden, Colorado - 64 LBS, that's a lot of delicious fillets.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


September 21st to 27th, 2013
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 67%, Dorado 86%, Tuna 29%, Other 20%
Overall Catch Success Rate 100%


BILLFISH: Fishing in Cabo remains unabated with anglers being kept busy in waters teeming with fish, well perhaps more dorado than marlin but nevertheless great catches. Thankfully this week the port was open every day and even with a big moon we still had some nice hookups. “Fearless” had the largest fish of the week for Glen Sheridan from East Windsor, New Jersey on September 21st. The fish took a green & black lure at Punta Gorda and was estimated at almost 400 lbs. before being released. This was not the only blue for Fearless as on September 25th they released a smaller, 250 lb’er, along with three sailfish, one striped marlin & two tuna – now that’s fishing!  Fearless was definitely on a roll and released another blue marlin for Glen Sheridan as well as a striper & eight dorado – three blue marlin in a week, great job Captain Benito. Pisces Tracy Ann also had a blue marlin a few days later, around the same size & had a busy day going on to release three sailfish, one striped marlin & two tuna for Lee & Loel Wilson from Missouri fishing with Dave and Brett smith from Dallas.  The 72 ft. Elliott Alure, had a fantastic day at the end of the week, fishing on the Pacific they released a 225 lb. blue marlin & two striped marlin, plus a 40 lb. wahoo and twenty dorado. Halcon was the top sailfish boat; releasing five in one day as well as a striped marlin at the 11.50 spot for Kevin Delahousey from Nicholasville, Kentucky. The catches of striped marlin were generally of a single fish plus some dorado, though a few boats got two or even three. Top striper boat though was Yahoo, with four released up to 160 lbs. plus eight dorado for Scott & Valerie Canfield from Bakersfield, California. Every boat we sent out this week caught fish of some type, with sixty seven percent of charters catching billfish, giving us a total of 63 consisting of 39 striped marlin, 20 sailfish & 4 blue marlin.


OTHERS SPECIES: Dorado were everywhere in Cabo this week & catches of 20 plus fish per boat were common. Many of the smaller fish are being released, but anglers are going home with ice chests full of this tasty sportsfish. Dorado were the top catch this period with sixty seven percent of charters catching between one and twenty four with the average around twelve fish in a day. They were found over a widespread area and were ravenous, taking bait & lures. Our total dorado count, including fish released was 681 fish.  Yellow fin tuna catches were a little better this week, with twenty nine percent of boats catching between one and twenty fish, though sizes were nothing special at 15 to 20 lbs. It was nice to see some big wahoo come in, as in recent years it is rare we see anything over 50 lbs.; this week we had one that weighed 75 lbs. and took 45 minutes to land aboard La Brisa, after it took a guacamaya lure by angler Michael Hanson from San Francisco, Ca. The other large wahoo was caught aboard Adriana and took a purple rapala by angler Rocky Warren from Golden, Colorado and weighed 64 lbs.  Jean Paul Grenier from British Columbia released a 60 lb. mako shark at the 11.50 spot aboard Speedwell – he also released a sailfish & caught six dorado along with Kate McLean. The only other catches for us were a few skipjack.
WEATHER: Seems to have cooled off a little, seas are calm in the morning but have had some whitecaps late in the afternoon on the Pacific. Skies partly cloudy.
LOCATION: Pozo Cota, Golden Gate, Margaritas, 11.50, 95 spot, Cabrillo, Migrino, Herradura, Destiladeras – basically everywhere.
BEST LURES: ballyhoo, guacamaya, green, caballito, orange black.

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Perk of Being a Cabo Captain

One of the perks of being a yacht captain in Cabo is getting up close to wildlife. Captain Adam Cargill of the Its All Good, was out snorkeling by Land's End when he came across this whale shark, several boats converged and the shy creature dropped down to deeper water. Adam went with her though and they connected, he rubbed her belly and she let him ride on her back. They made eye contact and Adam felt a tremendous connection, like she trusted him.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


TOP BILLFISH CATCH - SO FAR THIS WEEK: Pisces Tracy Ann, for Loel & Lee Wilson from Missouri, fishing with Dave & Brett Smith from Dallas - listen to his for a BLUE marlin - approx. 260 lbs, THREE sailfish, ONE striped marlin TWO yellow fin tuna, all released except for the tuna - caught at the 95 spot - WAY TO GO JULIO!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Huge Tuna Caught This Week in Cabo

September 14th to 20th, 2013

Numbers at a glance: Billfish 72%, Dorado 85%, Tuna 18%

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 99%

BILLFISH: Cabo was again plagued by tropical weather this week, causing the port to be closed partly on the 17th and fully on the 18th & 19th, frustrating for anglers and crews alike, but we are thankful that no major damage was sustained.  Just before the rains and wind we had some pretty spectacular fishing days. Pisces Valerie out on September 14th with Bryan Koehn, Julie Garchynski & Ron Hasber from San Antonio, Texas on board, had an amazing day with a grand slam consisting of a 312 lb. blue marlin which took a purple lure, two striped marlin a sailfish & three dorado, fishing at the 95 spot and Herradura. This same day proved to be the best of the period – for instance Pisces La Brisa had five striped marlin up to 130 lbs., a sailfish, a dorado & two tuna for Chris & Amy Renegar. On par this day too was Adriana, with four sailfish, two striped marlin & a dorado for Tim, Larry & Travis Pierce from Seattle, WA. Luis Nunez from Panama had a blast aboard Tracy Ann on September 16th with two striped marlin, a sailfish & eighteen dorado from 15 to 50 lbs. Other boats had one marlin or sail plus dorado. Action was great if the port had been open, as it is we fished only half the days we normally would which is reflected in the numbers. Nevertheless ninety nine percent of boat caught fish; just one “skunked” which our dock master Abraham swears is because the anglers took bananas on the boat (captains are superstitious about this). Pisces boats caught a total of 44 billfish this week, consisting of 30 striped marlin, 13 sailfish & 1 blue marlin.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado was king this week as boats loaded up on double digit catches of fish ranging from 15 to 52 lbs. They love to congregate under floating debris making them easy to locate after rainy weather. On September 16th John Raymond from Cumming, Georgia, along with friends, were kept busy aboard Pisces Andrea with thirty four fish to the boat caught on a combination of lures and bait at Las Margaritas on the Pacific side – half of the fish were released. Next day out this same boat had twenty eight dorado plus a striped marlin for Robert Deal Jr. & Scott Appert. Top dorado anglers of the week though, were Cruz Hernandez & Ron Hasber (yes same guy mentioned in the billfish section) for catching thirty six dorado at Gaspareno. It should be noted that many of these dorado are released as they surpass the limit.  Eighty five percent of our charters caught dorado giving us a total count of 335 fish. Tuna catches were on the slow side with eighteen percent catching a few footballs here and there. There was however, one impressive exception of a 266 LB heavyweight caught at 95 spot by Australian angler Grant Potter, who is from Banbury. The fish took live bait on 60 lb.  test and took one hour and ten minutes to be brought to the boat Halcon on September 20th.   A couple of small wahoo were caught just shy of 30 lbs.  Inshore just a few skipjacks were caught and those surf fishing with guide Wesley were able to catch jack crevalle.

LOCATION: 95 & Herradura seemed better for marlin, dorado were found in diverse locations but in greater amounts on the Pacific.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Port closed on three days due to tropical storms, seas now returning to normal.


BEST LURES: live bait, green/yellow, petrolero, purple.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thanks Robert!

Robert Deal Jr. showing off two nice dorado
I just wanted to thank you for another great trip (as is always the case with Pisces!) Fishing a shared charter on "Andrea" on Tuesday, September 17 with Scott Appert resulted in 12 dorado caught, and 16 released, with a striped marlin also caught and released. As it turned out, this was Scott's first Cabo fishing experience, so it was a great day for him too, as we put him in the chair on the marlin. Captain Orlando and deckhand Ernesto did an outstanding job keeping us on the fish and managing the action through multiple double and triple hook-ups.

Super crew!

Hope to be back fishing with you soon!

Robert J. Deal, Jr. from Virginia

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another Great Week of Cabo Fishing

September 7th to 13th, 2013
Overall Catch Success Rate 100%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 84%, Dorado 50%, Tuna 21%, Other 23%

BILLFISH: Cabo shows no signs of slowing down on the fishing front, despite being plagued with weather issues this past few weeks, anglers in the know are aware that summer is one of the best times to be in Cabo due to the sheer numbers of fish around. Pisces Tracy Ann has a superb week, turning out to be top boat on several days. On September 10th, Harry Schwartz and friends were aboard, fishing outside the 95 spot, when they were fortunate to catch & release seven striped marlin, ranging from 90 to 120 lbs. on a combination of bait and lures, as well as a dorado.  Next day out they headed out to the same location this time with Danny Rambin & friends from Houston, Texas on board who did very well to release seven striped marlin up to 120 lbs. and land a 28 lb. tuna for the table. Pisces Ruthless had a super day too, fishing five miles beyond the 95 spot, catching four sailfish, seven tuna & a dorado for William & Patricia Nopper from Oklahoma. Friday the 13th, proved lucky for Ruthless as she caught the only blue marlin of the week for Clarence Mitchell from Virginia, who with friends, also released a sailfish at the 11.50 spot.  Tracy Ann continued their roll, with five striped marlin, a sailfish & a dorado for David & Terry Harrison, fishing outside the 95 spot, with all catches on live caballito. September 9th, saw Pisces Listo have a jaw dropping day, fishing 39 miles out from the Cerros de Arena, they released a 200 lb. thresher shark, three sailfish, a striped marlin and boated ten tuna up to 40 lbs. for a group from Indiana, consisting of Brian & Angela Barhart, Terry Sayre & Charley Weber. This was not the only big shark this day; Bill Collector released a 150 lb. pilot shark forty miles out for Dan Herrington from San Antonio, Texas.  Eighty four percent of our boats caught billfish this week, breaking down into 98 striped marlin, 25 sailfish & 1 blue marlin.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches were good but dropped quite a bit compared to last week with fifty percent of the boats catching between one and ten dorado up to 40 lbs., exceptional days were had by the panga Gloria & Ruthless who had 15 in a day but could they could not surpass the 18 caught aboard Tracy Ann (7 released) by Donna Shrock & party at Los Arcos.  Our total dorado count this week was 92 fish. Yellow fin tuna catches were steady but not great, with twenty one percent of boats catching between one and ten fish in the football class, with not many over the 30 lb. mark. Just a couple of 40 lb. wahoo this week aboard Ruthless & Tracy Ann respectively. Inshore a few white & black skipjack were caught.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Port was closed one day, but boats had already left, so they got to fish a half day in that instance. Seas average to calm.
LOCATION: 95 spot, 11.50 spot, Cabeza de Ballena, Destiladeras, 6 miles off of El Faro, 30 miles off of Cerros de Arena.
BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, tigrillo, pink.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fishing Back on Track After Storms

Fishing is back on track in a big way. Now that we could actually get in a few decent fishing days, without the port being closed, we have had some spectacular catches. CATCH OF THEY DAY, goes to Pisces 35 ft Cabo Listo, who on Sept 9th - caught & released a 200 lb thresher shark, three sailfish, a striped marlin and then caught ten tuna between 10 and 40 lbs for Brian Barhart and friends from Indiana. Now that's insane fishing!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Great Fishing Despite Stormy Times in CAbo

AUGUST 31st to SEPTEMBER 6th, 2013
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 92%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 92%, Dorado 88%, Tuna 14%

For those of you asking about the missing fish reports, they will be updated shortly for our archives – for now here is the latest.

BILLFISH: Cabo seems to have been a target for tropical weather over the past couple of weeks with visits from tropical storms Ivo, Juliette, Kiko & Lorena which left a lot of rain, but not much damage. The fish don’t seem to mind though; neither do the anglers, who despite some bumpy seas and several port closures stuck it out and did really well. The fabulous fishing we have been enjoying all year continues and though billfish catches slowed a little after the rains, they were still the number one catch in Cabo with mostly striped marlin being hooked, as well as a good number of sailfish and the occasional blue marlin. The only blue marlin of this past week for us was caught by Mike Vise from Sacramento, California on September 2nd, aboard Pisces Ruthless. The fish was not large at just under 200 lbs. and was caught on the Pacific at Golden Gate. The fish took a live caballito and four dorado were also boated.  On September 5th Pisces Rebecca had an outstanding day with two striped marlin and two sailfish released at San Jaime for Art Heavener, longtime Pisces angler from Houston; he also got six dorados to the boat Ruthless had a notable catch this day too for some other Houston anglers, Todd McIntosh & Jeff Dewease, who were kept busy with a sailfish, striped marlin, wahoo and thirteen dorado. Pisces Tracy Ann & Rebecca both had triple marlin days, plus dorado again for Texas anglers. Eighty eight percent of our boats caught billfish this week giving us a total of 46 striped marlin, 18 sailfish & 1 blue marlin. If the port had been open more the figures could have been at least double this.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado could not be beat this week for sheer numbers, even though you were more likely to encounter billfish, if you found dorado the amount you could catch was generally higher. It is well known that storms help boost the dorado catches, as after the rains a lot of debris washes down into the sea and dorado love to hang out under floating objects, making them much easier to find.  Catches of fish in the 15 to 40 lb. class, ranged from one to sixteen fish per boat giving us a total catch of 192 fish – many were released. Dorado are taking just about anything; live bait, lures, and feathers – found mostly on the Pacific. Yellow fin tuna were few and far between with just fourteen percent of boats finding a few schools size fish here and there.  We had a couple of wahoo up to 45 lbs. and a few skipjacks. Surf fishing produced jack crevalle.
WEATHER: Seas up and down, rainy and stormy several days.
LOCATION: Pacific - Los Arcos to Golden Gate – two to twenty miles offshore.
BEST LURES: Live bait, ballyhoo, feathers, green/yellow color lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg