CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing
Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2010
Weather: We had mostly clear skies this week with plenty of sun. That meant of course that it was hot as well, and of course at this time of year it was also humid. Our daytime highs were in the mid to high 90’s but one afternoon we saw 104 degrees. Nights were hot as well with the lows only down in the low 80’s.
Water: With no storms in the area the water has remained perfect for the fishermen, small swells, just a bit of wind on top most of the time. Water temperatures on the Pacific side have been 80-81 degrees and on the Cortez side between 86-89 degrees.
Bait: We are still having a bit of a problem with bait availability as the bait guys have not been getting a lot of Caballito, but they have been able to get plenty of other stuff like green jacks and Mullet. There have been some, just some, Sardinas available from San Jose. The small swells this week have made it easier to net these baits.
Billfish: The water warmed right back up and with it came the big Marlin. Last Sunday a Blue Marlin was weighed in at #780, and just yesterday (Saturday) there was a reported #1,200 brought in, also a Blue Marlin. That last fish has not been confirmed by me as I just heard about it yesterday in the evening. There have been plenty of nice fish in the 200-300 pound class caught as well, and there have been Striped Marlin found on the Pacific side in the slightly cooler water.
Yellowfin Tuna: There was also little change in the Yellowfin Tuna action as compared with last week. The fish have been found in all the usual places, the Outer Gorda Bank, the Inman Bank, the 1,000 fathom line in the Cortez side, 40 miles to the south, south of the San Jaime Bank and just the other day we had a brief showing of decent fish just 5 miles off of the lighthouse on the Pacific side. Most of the fish have been footballs but the school that showed off of the lighthouse had fish to 120 pounds, and the banks have been producing occasional fish that size and larger. Almost all of the larger fish on the banks have been caught on live bait while around half the fish found offshore in Porpoise have been lure-caught fish.
Dorado: Once again Dorado were the fish of the week and the size has stayed decent with an average of 18 pounds and lots of fish in the 30-35 pound class. We had one angler land a bull Dorado that was over 50 pounds, possibly as large as 60 pound on Wednesday, along with several others in the 30 pound class, and they released plenty more. Most boats were able to get limits of these fish without trying too hard, and most of them were found on the Pacific side of the Cape.
Wahoo: A few fish were reported this week, but the bite remained sporadic. The fish that were caught were either on high spots or found offshore while looking for Tuna.
Inshore: Most of the inshore action this week consisted of Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle with an occasional Snapper or Grouper. Most of the reason was the Pangas were fishing near-shore instead of on the beach as usual due to the numbers of Dorado to be found and the flat water conditions. Working water from 100 feet deep to water five miles from the beach almost every Panga out there was able to limit out if they wanted.
Notes: If you are getting your own fishing licenses, you must have pesos!!! The people that sell the licenses around the marina can no longer take dollars from anyone. Get pesos!
Once again my great thanks to the guys from Jersey and Virginia, Ed, Gene, Herman and Kent for the new music! Today’s report was written to the music off of the CD “God and Guns”, a compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd music, released in 2007 by Roadrunner Records. Until next week, tight lines!