JANUARY 22th to 30, 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 37%, Tuna 43%, Dorado 16%, Other 24%

BILLFISH: Marlin fishing this week was not an easy thing, with a big moon and fussy eaters it was hard to get a hook up. Fish were seen but both the marlin and bait were hard to hook up. We heard reports of marlin activity before the sun came up but once it was daylight their activity slowed down, giving credence to the belief that when there is a big moon they feed at night and are not hungry during the day. Nevertheless fifty seven percent of our charters were able to find and fight striped marlin. Other catches were of one or two marlin per boat, when found, giving us a total of 31 striped marlin.

OTHER SPECIES: What kept anglers busy this week, if the anglers didn't mind a long ride out offshore was the yellowfin tuna. Boats could load up on huge numbers of small tuna with the occasional larger fish mixed in. Go deep 31ft had a good day they released a striped marlin and then went on to muscle in forty two tuna on January 29 at San Jaime. Others catches were of five to twenty five fish, with plenty of double digit catches – our total tuna catch was of 316 fish with forty three percent of charters finding this species. Dorado catches continue to slow with just ten boats finding one or two fish, which is normal for this time of year. We had a nice size wahoo again this week 73lbs. Inshore the boats had varied catches with triggerfish by the dozen, some ladyfish, skipjacks, yellowtail, sheep heads, grouper and snappers.

LOCATION: Pacific from Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate and offshore up to 35 miles.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear skies, seas moderate.
BEST LURES: Live bait, cedar plugs, and feathers.

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Recap:  1/5/2016 to 1/14/2016

  • Whales Showing up in Numbers!
    Dorado Fishing Strong Now!
    Marlin Action Just Ok !!
    Colder Water Moving in from the North!!
    A Few Roosters Around!
    Tuna Fishing Action not Happening!
    Were Waiting for the Yellowtail!

WEATHER: A couple cloudy windy days but besides that it has been pretty good. Well, we are finally getting some cooler nights and normal temperatures here in Cabo as over the last couple years, it has been warmer than normal and now it seems we are getting back to our normal weather patterns here in the richest fishing grounds in the world. Highs are in their mid to low 80,s and lows are in the ladder 50,s to low 60,s making it great sleeping weather at night. You might need to bring a sweater along for early mornings and evenings just to be on the safe side.

WATER: Colder water has moved into the area and I am sure this will affect our fishing grounds over the next week or so. If you view the Tempbreak map you will see most of our area is 68 to 71 degree water temperatures, and that is a big difference even compared to 2 weeks ago when it was pushing 80. It shouldn't effect Striped Marlin fishing and will definitely draw Yellowtail and more Sierras to the area.

BILLFISH:  Nothing special as far as Marlin fishing goes this past week, just SO SO.Well here is what's up the fishing has been all over the map this week it seems as if we get one really good day and then the next day real slow. The Marlin fishing has been pretty good off the Light House and as far north as Rancho Migrino and most being caught using live bait. It has honestly been a hit and miss for Marlin this past week as I think the colder water temperature is really effecting the fishing now and not just Marlin. It's that time of year what can I say?
DORADO:  Steady Dorado fishing this past week with most boats landing 3 or 4 fish per boat and most were decent sizes. The hot spots for Dorado is up and around Rancho Migrino about a ½ miles off the beach all the way up to Golden Gate using lures, live bait and ballyhoo.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: I haven't Heard of a lot of Wahoo landed this past week, but we will keep you posted on the any Wahoo action.
TUNA: If you run about 10 miles outside the Golden Gate offshore you will most likely run into some Tuna as there has been reports of Yellowfins being landed. All reports that I have heard of being blind strikes using cedar plugs, king busters and a little on live bait but not lots of fish.
INSHORE: The Pangas inshore is producing SO SO numbers of the Sierras from the Solmar all the way up to the Lighthouse with some Dorado and Red Snapper action also. The Sierra action is nothing like last week though.We also had one boat this week down in the Palmilla area catch 3 nice Rooster fish so really inshore is ok. This has been a crazy year with lots of different species that should be gone but we are still landing them.

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