CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing
May 10 – 16, 2010
Weather: Morning temperatures maintaining in the low 70’s at 6 am when then fleet heads out. Breezes offshore making beautiful days for fishing. Low 90’s when you get back to port, which just makes the beer taste that much better while you are sitting around laughing about the days catch. The other day there was a cool fog move in over Cabo, which just made it feel hotter after it was gone. Friday we were a little overcast, but for the most part sunny weather with scattered clouds.
Water: Water is warming up. The wahoo sure seem to like it. Right out front the water temp are around 77-79 and this remains all the way up around the Sea of Cortez with a few pockets far offshore up to 85. These warmer waters are farther than a normal day trip from Cabo, but will be watching too see how they move in. On the other side, the Pacific still has some 69-70 degree band of water from Finger Bank down past San Jaime Banks. With that colder water, there are also the rougher seas.
Bait: The usual Caballito and some Mackerel at $3 per bait, some sardinas available.
Billfish: Cabo Hosted the IGFA Billfish tournament of champions this week. While we had 40 teams from around the world here fishing for Striped marlin, only 60 were released. The local team winning with 7 releases. Seems to me, that says trust your local Captain, when he says the marlin bite is here, don’t go the other way!!!! Congrats to Hernando Gonzales, he released 6 himself, with Daniel Fisher releasing 1.
Yellowfin Tuna: They are still here!!!! While we did see some purse seiners around the beginning of the week, the tuna are still biting. Football size close in with the wahoo bite. Bigger fish up around Golden Gate but rougher waters to get there.
Dorado: There were a few more Dorado caught this week than were brought in last week, mostly from people heading out to deeper waters looking for the bigger tuna and marlin. Most in the 15-25 lb range. No dorado were brought in during the tournament.
Wahoo: All I can say is WOW!!! The catch of the week! Lots of wahoo coming in, mostly in the 30-60 lb range. Grace said she had one 80 pounder come into the smokehouse. And the best part is you don’t have to go far. They are right out front. Had some guys go out just for the afternoon Saturday, 5 hookups with 3 in the boat. Smallest was about 30lbs and the other two were 45-50 pounds. Right place right time unless you can hop a plane and get here now! Bigger fish caught with concentrations of tuna.
Inshore: Still some nice roosterfish and sierra, but a lot of concentration hitting the wahoo since they are close to shore.
Notes: The fish report is written this week by Mary, George’s wife. George is running a boat up the coast to LA. Racing the weather window. By the way, if you are in LA, weather coming Wednesday, which is what they are working to beat! Around it’s warming up nicely, well maybe too hot too early. Some people area already afraid this is going to be another summer with those really high temps. Fishing is finally picking up!!! Well, we are out of here, time to take the dog to the beach, then home for breakfast. In the meantime, get those flights booked to come join the wahoo extravaganza going on!!! Only Mother Nature knows how long it will last!!! Until next week, tight lines!
Ooops looks like George might be getting beat up today, that weather system came in early and we might get some rain today if it stays in the current path. Cabo spring !!!! Rain?????