Water cooled to 73 to 75 degrees which is boosting the Sierra numbers and making for some good inshore fishing. It seems even on the Sea of Cortez side the water is colder than it was a week ago. Pretty much our whole fishing grounds now we are seeing water temperatures drop to lower to mid 70,s. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja.
BILLFISH: Good numbers of Marlin caught through out the fleet. Most being landed on live bait and lures from the Light House to Migrino. It has kinda been hit and miss for Marlin and now we see the Dorado fishing is getting good again. So we always have some sort of fishing action in Cabo whether its Billfish or Wahoo the area is rich with sea life. We are lucky!!!!
DORADO: The Dorado are here in good numbers again as we are on a full moon and the fishing has got really good again!!!! It just goes to show you when you think you have figured it out with the moon phases it changes on you. The fish being landed are not only in abundance but they are also good size Dorado!!! Lots of Dorado and most are 25lb to 40lb and the hot areas are Rancho Migrino working the fish tight to the beach on lures, cut bait and ballyhoo. It has been hard to get the Ballyhoo so you will be lucky to get your hands on some.
WAHOO: Lots of small Wahoo running down riggers, jet heads and rapalas. Still pretty good Wahoo action!! Most on rapalas and jet heads and not real big fish being caught as most are 12lb to 25lbs.
TUNA: A few boats have been running into the Tuna and it seem to be showing up outside of San Jamie Banks about 22 miles out and some of fish running with the Porpoise with lots of Tuna being caught via blind strike with weights in the 12lb to 30lb range. Cedar plugs and king busters are working well in landing the Tuna. Its that time of year where we don't know when and where we are going to run into the Tuna action.!!!
INSHORE: Sierras showing up in good numbers!!!! With a great morning bite and also right before sundown on hootchies and small rapalas. Lots of the Sierras are being landed in front of the Finisterra Hotel. Also keep on the look out for Rooster Fish and Red Snappers. The fishing inshore is still pretty good
WEATHER: Starting to see it cool down some as nights and daytime temperatures have been getting cooler and not as intense as they were. The last couple days especially have been cooler at night with a nice breeze coming in off the Pacific. I think we are seeing some change after a long, hard and long summer, not to mention the hurricane. Highs are in the mid 80,s and lows in the ladder 60,s which is pretty normal for this time of year, but last year it seemed to stay warm all year. Anyway, its pleasant and I think you will all enjoy this weather if you come on down and experience it yourself. We aren't in Buffalo, New York You will appreciate it.
WATER: Warm water still lingering in our area , Up as far north as the Finger Bank and south to Golden Gate and San Jamie banks. Whatever The case that warm water has been good for fishing.
BILLFISH: Well the fishing has been historical and some of the best Ive seen in 23 years in Cabo. The Marlin fishing is just off the hook with lots of Stripped Marlin up on the Pacific side near San Jamie Banks. In the same area there is even mucho Sailfish being landed. Reports of 3 Blue Marlin and 1 Black Marlin also being hooked and released and it seems they are being brought in using live bait, skip jack and lures. We had thought and normally by this time of year the Blues and Blacks have left our area so it's good to still them hanging out in our fishing grounds.
DORADO: The Dorado fishing has been excellent this past week from the Pump House to Rancho Migrino with lots of fish in the 20lb to 30lb pound range being landed and they are being caught on striped bait, rapalas and live bait. In the Sea of Cortez the Dorado fishing has been off the hook also so really the whole of our fishing grounds is producing lots of Dorado.
WAHOO: The Wahoo fishing has been crazy with most of the fish not huge but in the 12lb to 20lb range. Our own Bite Me Bob Marlin boat landed 23 fish and I know this as fact cause it was me on the boat landing the fish. We did have 2 of the Wahoo over 40lb and all the fish were caught on rapalas fast trolled at about 9 knots from the Arch all the way up to the Pump House and about a ½ mile off the beach
TUNA: The Tuna fishing is going nuts with many fish in the 20lb range on average, but there has also been some huge ones caught pushing the scales at 100lb to 180lb respectively and they were brought to Griceldas Smokehouse to be vacuum packed and smoked. That's good eating man!!! The big ones were caught at the doughnut about 18 miles off the beach and they were landed using live bait, flying fish and gummies also using the kite with cedar plugs and lures.
INSHORE: The pangas have been doing really well inshore for Dorado and even the Wahoo fishing has been good tight to the beach. The productive areas are from the Solmar all the way to the Pump House. Some Roosters reported landed in the surf and I did hear reports of a few Grouper and Red Snappers being caught close to shore in about 50ft of water using cut bait.
Anglers caught a total of 74 billfish this week, consisting of 63 striped marlin, 6 blue marlin and 5 sailfish.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado could be counted on most days to keep fishermen busy as they reeled in fish up to 30 lbs., with as many as eight being caught per boat. The best place to find dorado was on the Pacific between Los Arcos and Migrino.Also a mako shark that the captain Roberto estimated to be 200 lbs., they wanted to release it and usually would cut the line as close to the hook as possible. Also anglers reported catching and releasing a couple of roosterfish, a red snapper, grouper, needlefish, five skipjacks and a couple of bonita. We had several wahoo this week, with the largest 48 lbs. caught.
LOCATION: Golden Gate, Pozo de Cota, Migrino, San Jaime, Punta Gorda, Margaritas, 11.50 spot, Destiladeras.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Perfect all week.
WATER TEMP: 83-84 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, live skipjack, green/black, black/red, and orange/black.
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 93%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 73%, Dorado 60%, Tuna 13%, other 20%
Tuna from the 30 to 200lb.
Fleet has had great success in the last few days out on the water after the Hurricane. WE ARE FISHING AGAIN!
First boat went out and returned with 26 Dorado and had released 8.
Next day 3 Vessels went out and our Anglers brought in a 300 lb Blue Marlin along with 180 lb Striped Marlin. Things are good!
Yesterday October 1, We caught 2 Marlin and 3 got away…..and 2 big dorado.
No matter how you look at it….FISHING IS AWESOME AND CABO ANGLERS ARE BACK!!!!!
Cant wait for the Tournaments for this month.
We will win some big Money. Fishing with the best !
WATER: It looks as if the water temperatures are pretty much how they were the week before. I thought this storm would push in some really warm water but it looks like last week according to Tempbreak. So pretty much the same with cooler waters on the Pacific side and when I say cooler I mean cool from 81 to warmer to 86 or 86 so not a major difference from Sea of Cortez and Pacific but a few degrees. Go to Tempbreak.com to check out map. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
TUNA: There are some big Tunas caught with one tipping the scales at 270 lbs according to Griceldas Smokehouse. I don't know when Mexico is going to wake up and start protecting the sport fishing and all the tourist dollars that come into the area because of fishing. It seems no one is thinking of the long term affects this will have on the tourist and sport fishing industry. Not only that the sport fishing and tourist industry employee many, many families here in Los Cabos
BILLFISH: Fishing is real good with lots of Striped Marlin and Sailfish being caught. There were also reports of Blue Marlin caught first part of the week.
DORADO: Dorado fishing was decent up till the storm with some nice ones being brought back to dock. Some in the 30 to 40lbs range but still a lot of smaller ones also. Please if you are catching baby Dorado throw them back for another day. You will be surprised how fast they will grow over a year. If they aren't over 10 pounds you might think about throwing them back.
INSHORE: High surf over this past week has hurt inshore bite but it is calm now we expect the action to pick up again the coming week. It was good before storm with lots of Roosters, Skip Jack and Needle Fish being caught. Really good action for the kids.
WAHOO: It was great till storm shoed up but we expect good action this coming week.The 95 spot to Rancho Migrano has been the areas that are producing. The Wahoo fishing has picked up and we did land a 60lb fish the week before on one of our boats and you can see the a picture of the fish on the home page on website.
Its just plain hot. Highs ladder 90,s with lows in the lower 80,s and the humidity is intense. I guess it is to be expected this time of year in Cabo but this is the hottest summer I have felt since I have been in Cabo. Most days are pretty clear with partial clouds and if you look toward the sierras you will see it is cloudy and looks like it has been raining. Well we have a little more than 2 more months of the really hot weather so were about half way through till October and we might get some relieve after the 15th .
WATER: Closer to shore is a bit cooler than offshore and according to Tembreak.
TUNA: The Tuna fishing has been about the same the last few days, as we have been landing some very small Tuna, like football size, and they seem to be hitting cedar plugs and king busters.Great tuna bites around the 30 mile marks, All the Tuna have been caught in the horseshoe area.
BILLFISH: The Big blue marlins have been invading the spots. Many Big blues have been boated in the 250 to 350 lb range.
DORADO: The Dorado fishing has been kinda weird with lots of very small Dorado being caught with some even like 2 to 3lbs with a few to 10 to 12lbs and most are being caught on lures and cut bait. Please if you are catching baby Dorado throw them back for another day. You will be surprised how fast they will grow over a year. If they aren't over 10 pounds you might think about throwing them back.
WAHOO: We did get one Wahoo this week at the San Jamie Banks and it tipped the scales at 40lbs. We landed the fish while we were out looking for Tuna.
WEATHER: Day times have been hot and over the last days or so we have had a little over cast due to storm out to sea hurricane Amanda which I think has since broke up and is gone. The highs are around 90,s and lows are about low 70,s to mid 70,s. It has been warm and nice most of the year with a few cool nights in January and February but that's about it.
WATER: Mostly calmer seas with waves 2 to 4 feet on the pacific and 1 to 3 feet on the Sea of Cortez side with water temperatures warming up and pretty consistent throughout our area.
TUNA: I don't have any reports on Tuna as they are pretty much nonexistent right now and were hoping for some schools to show .
BILLFISH: Well the Marlin fishing has been VERY abundant as there are lots of Marlin and I mean lots of Marlin we have been experiencing 5 to 14 Marlin hook ups per vessel amd siting over 40 Marlin basically sleeping on top of the water. . Most reports of fish being caught were 8 miles off the Light House on pacific side.
DORADO: The Dorado fishing has been pretty slow and we have been catching only one or two nice fish per day and most are 20 to 30lbs but most of them haven't been keepers. Lots of very small Dorado about the size of Rainbow Trout being caught by the Pangas fishing close to shore.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing has been really slow over the past week with a few small Roosters from Grey Rock up to the Pump House on live bait. As I mentioned also lots of Trout size Dorado close to shore being landed by the Pangas but not keepers really.
WAHOO: A few Wahoo this past week but really not to many that I have heard of over the week.
Blue Marlin: Two Blue Marlin where hooked up last week one came to scale at 280lbs.
Swordfish: Go Deep team hooked one beast up in the 260lb. range.
Over all Fishing has been GREAT.
Come on down.
Tight lines Amigos.
WEATHER: We have had some really windy conditions in the afternoons and it has been messing with the fishing. As far as the weather and temperatures it has been warm with highs in the mid 80,s and lows in the low to mid 60,s. Cabo really hasn't experienced any sort of winter like we normally do as this year has been really warm all year with a few exceptions but really warm all of December, January, February and so far March also.
WATER: The water temperature has got cold again after last week pockets of warm water came into the area. This has really helped the Sierra and Yellowtail fishing but has hurt the Dorado bite and even the Marlin fishing.
TUNA: Well not much to speak of as far as the Tuna fishing goes right now. I think to find any Tuna right now you would have to run about 30 to 45 miles to be able to possibly run into a school and its really the luck of the draw if you would find them. That time of year!!
BILLFISH: Windy conditions have made for a slower week as far as Billfish are concerned. The pacific side where we have been catching the striped Marlin has been pretty rough due the wind we have been getting. Most boats haven't been going to the Golden Gate because of the wind and conditions but the boats that did venture up there were doing really good. Most of the reports of striped Marlin being caught are with ballyhoo and sardines. The majority of the fleets have been going to the 1150 area for Marlin and catching fish with lures by running theme short and slow trolling ballyhoo. There is fish being caught just not like we have been experiencing the last two weeks.
DORADO: Last week was better for Dorado than this week, it has really been pretty slow and practically no bite right now. The Dorado season seems it has wrapped up and don't expect to much more till the water starts to warm.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing has been up and down this past week with good days and bad days. The Yellowtail between the Solmar and Sunset Beach has been pretty good and producing by jigging iron and down rigging ballyhoo slow trolled. Sierra has been good from the Solmar to the Pump House on stripped bait and hootchies. Off of the Pedregal rocks there has been reports of Red Snapper and Groupers being landed in 40 to 50ft of water on cut bait.
WAHOO: This week really picked up for the Wahoo our fleet alone picked up 5 nice Wahoo from 40lbs to 60lbs. It isn't really the time of year for Wahoo but we got some nice surprises with some good catches this past week.
WEATHER: It hasn't changed much in the last 2 weeks. The weather has been really good over the last week. It has been actually a little warmer than normal for this time of year. There really hasn't been a winter here to speak of with temperatures above average. I would say today it was pushing 85 to 90 degrees in the day time and lows in to the ladder 50,s to mid 60,s
WATER: In the beginning of the week the water temperature was hovering from 69 to 70 degrees and then later in the week it rose all the way up to 75 to 76 degrees making for a Dorado bite this past week. The Dorado bite was really slow last week due to cold water temperatures.
TUNA: The Tuna bite has just been ok, nothing really special, we did find them a couple days last way offshore about 18 to 28 miles out. Most of the fish being caught are 15lbs to 30lbs and are caught using cedar plugs and striker kings. It isn't really good for Tuna right now unless you run way offshore and get lucky to run into a school of fish.
BILLFISH: Well the Striped Marlin fishing has really stayed steady over the last 5 weeks and I am really just not say that as I have expected it to slow at least one week but it really has been good. Most of the action is up around the Golden Gate and we are drifting live bait at about 160ft. We have been making bait up there at the Golden Gate with lots of sardines on lucky joes and were using them also on Ballyhoo. Very few Marlin being taken on lures or pitching bait as most seem to be deeper. The 1150 and the 95 spots have also had some luck this week on Striped Marlin using some of the same techniques.
DORADO: We did get a some warmer water roll into the area making for a better week for Dorado with a few boats reporting numbers of Dorado. There wasn't hardly any caught last week so this is welcome news to us and we hope for a more productive week coming.