Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Six Marlin in One Day! Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report for May 14-20, 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 94%  
Marlin 70%, Sharks 20%, Dorado 13%, Tuna 12%, Other 20% 

MARLIN:  We are so pleased that fishing has stayed on track and continues to improve after a season of scarcity during the last few months.  Even with a big moon the fish were not deterred and gave a good showing all week.  To give you an idea of how great it’s been let’s look at the aptly named Brett and Melissa Fisher from Texas; they managed to hook, fight and release SIX striped marlin, ranging in size from 100 to 160 LBS aboard Tracy Ann at the 11.50 spot.  Hot Rod had a hot day on May 16th, when they released five striped marlin up to 160 LBS as well as landing a tasty wahoo for the table with a group from Washington D.C. aboard headed up by Richard Battaglia.  A couple of days later they again were able to catch five marlin  with Wes and Susan Sellew on board.  Another boat that did well was Bill Collector with four marlin released, also at the 11.50 spot for the McLaurin and Smith families from Livingston, Texas.  Not to be left out were the Rebecca and Ruthless each with four marlin apiece released on May 20th.  Other boats released between one and three marlin with those not catching generally people that got seasick and who wanted to come back early.  Live bait was absolutely the way to go and the best location was the 11.50 spot on the Cortez side.  Marlin was the top catch this week, with seventy percent of our boats catching, giving us a total of 109 fish of which 107 were released – several fish tagged.

OTHER SPECIES:  We continue to see a variety of sharks being caught in the same area as the marlin all of them are being released.  Andrea a 28 ft Uniflite released two thresher sharks up to 100  LBS, a 70 LB pilot shark and also released a striped marlin for Glen McLaughlin and Sara Madsen.  The varieties of shark caught this week were pilot, hammerhead, thresher, mako and lemon and twenty percent of our charters hooked them.  Dorado catches were a little better this week at thirteen percent and this should increase as we approach summer.  Bill Collector caught five small dorado, two small tuna and released a pilot shark and a striped marlin for Art Muff and Nicole Scarduzio.  Tuna catches were slow with just a few fish caught around the 10 LB mark.  Inshore the fishing has slowed down somewhat with the pangas being hit or miss, nevertheless twenty percent of the boats caught a trigger fish, skipjacks, grouper, sierra, jack crevalle and small roosters.  Mid week there was a flurry of wahoo activity for boats fishing a bit closer to Cabo with some fish up to 60 LBS.  George from Cleveland out on the panga Tres Amigos caught a 40 LB wahoo, two tuna and thee jack crevalles.

LOCATION: 11.50 for marlin and shark, Cabeza de Ballena and Lighthouse for smaller game.  Difficult to fish the Pacific as the wind blew hard all week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny skies, windy on Pacific, seas calm to moderate.


BEST LURES: Live caballito, rapalas & cuchis.

Based on catches by Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report for May 7th to 13th, 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 80% 
Numbers at a glance: Marlin 52%, Sharks 39%, Tuna 7%, Dorado 5%, Other 9% 

Striped marlin lit-up released by Chic McSherry aboard Tiburon
MARLIN: We are sooooo happy to finally have some stable striped marlin catches and in fact they were our top catch this week.  Pisces Rebecca lead the way with four marlin up to 140 LBS and a pilot shark released on May 7th for Michael Francesconi and party from Georgia at the 11.50 spot.  Michael’s friends were out on Tracy Ann the same day and managed to release three marlin in the same area.  It’s easy to see why Rebecca is one of our top boats, as they again released four marlin up to 170 LBS on May 9th for anglers Charlie Piermarini, Jack Piermarini and Bob James – all on live bait at the 11.50 spot.  Tracy Ann had another triple header day on May 11th for Jason and Christy White from Colorado, once again the 11.50 spot was the place and caballito the bait.  Back to the 31 ft. Bertram Rebecca they had an amazing day for Trey Simon, Kristi Istre Ricky & Angie Chavez from Texas, with three striped marlin up to 160 LBS and FIVE pilot sharks up to 120 LBS, all released – thank you.  The Engel families, fellow Texans, were out on Valerie the same day and were pleased to release three marlin up to 140 LBS.  Fifty two percent of our charters caught marlin this week with many have more than one fish, giving us a total catch of 54 fish, with all but two released.  Our overall catch rate was 80% for all species, though we noted that those anglers that opted for a half day had significantly lower catch rates – moral of the story; take a full day.

OTHER SPECIES:  So plentiful are sharks right now that they almost need a dedicated section, of course the shark ban is in place until July 31st, but that doesn’t stop you from catching and releasing them.  This week we had pilot sharks – local name but probably silky or bronze whalers, a blue shark and threshers. Shambala our 60 FT Hatteras caught three thresher sharks up to 180 LBS as well as a pilot shark for Maarten Durent and friends from New Zealand.  Overall thirty nine percent of our charters caught sharks with a total of 30 caught and released.  It was nice to actually see some dorado this week, not many, but at least a start. Ruthless out on a half day managed to catch six up to 18 LBS eight miles out from the Lighthouse.  Just five percent of charters found dorado.  Tuna catches began to show this week as well with seven percent of boats managing to hook a few, most were school size fish, though Bill Collector was the exception with a 75 LB tuna caught by Art Muff from New Jersey, who was also very fortunate to release two striped marlin and a jack crevalle.  There is still small stuff available in shore but with the big game catches vastly improved not many boats tried for these species unless they were on half days, as there wasn’t enough time on these shorter trips to get to the marlin grounds and back.  Nine percent of our boats caught a mix of skipjacks, sheephead, triggerfish, lady fish and grouper.

LOCATION: 11.50 spot
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Sunny, seas moderate, still windy on the Pacific.
BEST LURES: Live Caballito

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 30th to May 6th, 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 99%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 49%, Sharks 73%, Other 46%

Photo by our anglers Tommy & Delafuente

BILLFISH:  We’re back!  Finally after months of small game fishing we saw a return this week to the big stuff.  We were pleased to see more consistent billfish catches and even multiple marlin catches for some boats.  At the start of the week the hot boat was the Hot Rod as they released three striped marlin up to 150 LBS and SIX pilot sharks up to 130 LBS all caught at the 11.50 spot by Kevin Bremer, James Snyder, Pamela Snyder, Jesse Jernigan & Sam Jernigan – a pretty busy days for these lucky anglers.  Our 35 ft. Cabo Listo celebrated 5 de Mayo in style as they also released three striped marlin and released a large pilot shark for a group of Mexican anglers from Monterey, mainland Mexico.  Another boat with more than one marlin was Pisces 31ft Bertram La Brisa; they released two striped marlin at the 11.50 spot for the Collins and Lancers from Maryland, who also did well to release an 180 LB pilot shark and a 110 LB thresher shark.  Forty nine percent of our charters caught marlin this week, not fantastic, but definitely on the road to recovery with a total of 23 marlin released this week.

OTHER SPECIES:  The killing of sharks’ ban that runs from May 1st to July 31st went into to effect this week and it’s like somebody told them they were safe as they showed up by the dozen.  Anglers are allowed to catch and release them during this period but cannot kill them or bring a dead shark back to the dock.  Pisces Tracy Ann released a total of SIX pilot sharks, a large 180 LB thresher shark and a striped marlin for 10 year old Bentley Willcott who was on a special birthday trip to Cabo with his dad Matthew from Texas. Henry & Kaitlin Troutner from Virginia had a great time battling three thresher sharks up to 180 LBS and a pilot shark, all caught on live caballito.  Hot Rod made the fishing report a second time for having the most variety of sharks with a thresher, a pilot and mako shark, as well as a striped marlin released for the Sutton family from California.  Seventy three percent of our charters caught sharks this week giving a total of 49 sharks released.  Just a couple of boats caught dorado and tuna catches were on a par – all small fish.  Small game catches continued throughout the week but to a lesser degree with forty six percent of boats catching grouper, ladyfish, triggerfish, babosas, sheephead, skipjacks, roosterfish and one solitary wahoo that was around 40 LBS.

LOCATION: Marlin and shark were caught in the Sea of Cortez between Santa Maria and the 11.50 spot.  Smaller game were on the Pacific at Migrino.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, windy on the Pacific, lighter winds on the Cortez side.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 23rd to 29th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 83%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 38%, Other Species 63% 

Bentley caught his 1st Marlin ever aboard our Tracy Ann. In 2 fishing trips our little friend and his dad Matthew released 1 striped marlin and 9 sharks (Pilot & Thresher shark)!
BILLFISH: Marlin catches increased this week, but not by much. Almost all marlin caught this week were caught this Friday, April 29th, and all out at the 11:50 Spot.  Almost every boat that headed out that way caught at least one marlin, with the Ruthless and Hot Rod catching 3 each.  David Sandoval and friends from Austin, Texas, the anglers aboard the Ruthless, also landed two Pilot sharks that averaged around 120lbs, which they released along with their marlins.

Keith Johnson from Georgia had a busy day out on the Bill Collector on Wednesday. The crew headed out to Punta Gorda and hit the jackpot, catching 1 small striped marlin, 1 pilot shark, 7 skipjacks and 1 amberjack.  All fish were caught on caballito bait. The Knot Workin was also one of the lucky few to not only catch the marlin they were looking for, but also land the only yellowfin tuna caught this week.  They caught the 25 lb. tuna along with a small grouper a few miles out from Las Viudas.  Pisces boats caught a total of 20 striped marlin this week.

OTHER SPECIES: Shark and small game fish have remained the majority caught this week once again.  The Howards and Mr. Dailey, anglers from Washington who fished aboard the Andrea got their daily work out with their catch, a total of 37 fish, mostly triggerfish and ladyfish, as well as a small grouper.  All their catches were found out of Migriño, on caballito and ballyhoo bait. 
Another busy day was for the Ruthless on Monday, with anglers Michael and Jill Steinbacher reeling in 12 triggerfish, 8 groupers and 5 ladyfish, also out of Migriño.

The panga 3 Amigos decided to stay close to shore and found themselves catching 2 sierras, 1 roosterfish and 1 jack crevelle, all out from the Old Lighthouse.

We have also been hearing about rising tuna and wahoo bite out from Medanos in San Jose.  Fisherman from over that way have been starting to see and catch wahoo and see schools of tuna, so we are hoping to see more catches of both of these next week.  For now, only two wahoo were caught this week, one aboard the Rebecca, caught on green/black lure at Medanos and the other caught aboard the Flora T on caballito bait, both weighed around 20-25 lbs.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mostly clear skies, with seas a little choppy and wind coming up in the afternoons.
LOCATION: Migriño, 11:50 spot, Destiladeras, Cerro Colorado, Las Margaritas, Medano, Old Lighthouse.
BEST LURES: Caballito, ballyhoo, jurelito, green/black.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Rebecca Ehrenberg.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 16th to 22nd 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 73%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 18%, Other Species 52%

BILLFISH: This week was another slow one for marlin with a gorgeous full moon not helping either.  Pisces Rebecca was one of the few boats that had a good day on April 19th off of Punta Gorda.  Jon Svendsen and Jean Hubler, repeat Pisces anglers, did very well to release two striped marlin, one a baby 60 lb’er and its bigger brother at 130 LBS with ballyhoo and a blue and white lure doing the trick.  The day before this, Rebecca was again one of the few boats to find marlin, on this occasion at Medano Blanco, a nice fish over 180 LBS that took a live caballito.  Not only did they catch this large striper they also caught a wahoo for the Feasler family from Michigan.  Nobody could say that the crew on Tracy Ann doesn’t try; they headed out forty two miles with the Desmarais family from Connecticut on board and were rewarded with the release of a striped marlin.  They were also kind enough to fish out a 30 LB turtle that was wrapped in a plastic bag and return it alive and well to the water.  Pisces Valerie had an active day for Dennis and Tracy Bohrer from Wisconsin; first off they caught a 130 LB striped marlin at Los Arcos, and then had fun at Migrino catching nine triggerfish, three ladyfish and three mulejinos.  Several other boats did see marlin and even hooked them, but getting them to the boat was another question.  Pisces anglers caught a total of fifteen striped marlin this week.

OTHER SPECIES:  Just a few yellowfin tuna were caught this week and were not anything to write home about at 5 to 10 LBS.  A couple of sharks were caught this week, one was a 60 LB pilot shark aboard Valerie and a 150 LB hammerhead shark was released from the panga Poseidon by French angler Luc Trasleglise. We remind anglers that a ban on catching sharks will go into effect on May 1st; all sharks have to be released between May and July.  More than half of the boats caught good quantities of smaller game this week.  The most numerous fish to be caught were ladyfish, followed by grouper, triggerfish, babosas, mujelinos, then sheephead, skipjacks, amberjack and red snapper.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas a little choppy with wind coming up in the afternoons.
LOCATION: Migrino, Margaritas, Los Arcos, Punta Gorda, Medano Blanco, Destiladeras, Pozo de Cota, 11.50.
BEST LURES: Caballito, white/blue, ballyhoo, jurelito, green/white.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report April 9th to 15th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 85%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 31%, Tuna 6%, Other Species 77%

BILLFISH:  Marlin numbers were up slightly from last week, but are still nowhere as good as we would like them to be.  We checked last years’ fish report and saw that it was pretty much the same as this year.  The weather is still pretty cold for this time of year and it has been rather windy on the Pacific side, which could be a contributing factor.  Captain Orlando out on his 28 ft. Andrea started out the week well, as he heading to the 11.50 spot and Punta Gorda with Andres Villafante and friends from Mexico on board; they were very fortunate to release two striped marlin, one a baby at 40 LBS and the other perhaps it’s daddy at 140 LBS.  They also caught and released a 90 LB pilot shark on live caballito.  This same day Bill Collector had an action packed day, fishing a little further up in the Sea of Cortez at Destiladeras with our very own Melissa Espino and friends on board.  They were able to release a striped marlin, hammerhead shark snapper and couple of triggerfish.  We were surprised to see a couple of early season sailfish, but then again water is warmer than normal. Adam Padgett released a nice 75 LB sailfish twenty five mile out from San Jose aboard Pisces Listo.  On April 11th the crew of the Tracy Ann were able to show off their marlin skills and were able to release a couple of striped marlin that were estimated at 130 & 160 LBS at the 11.50 spot from New Jersey anglers the Moore family.  Another boat that had a two marlin day was Andrea for David Mays, who got both of his fish also at the 11.50 spot on live bait.  There were plenty of boats that spotted marlin but just could not get a hook up. Pisces anglers caught a total of 19 billfish this week; all but one released.

OTHER SPECIES:  Where the marlin lacked, the smaller game took up the slack with multiple catches possible of a variety of fish in a day.  Let’s take the Andrea with the Zelms from Arizona aboard: they released a large 220 LB hammerhead shark, and caught a sheephead, 6 ladyfish, 2 grouper, 3 triggerfish and 2 pintos.  Or Tracy Ann fishing at Migrino on the Pacific for the Murray party; they caught 12 grouper, 10 babosas, 2 sheephead, 6 red snapper, 1 ladyfish, 2 mulejinos and 1 sea bass in other words a total of 35 fish on a day trip.  One of the most enviable catches was aboard Hot Rod who caught two wahoo for John Pritchard.  There were some tuna catches this week but the fish tended to be small at no more than 15 LBS and catches of up to eight fish, usually at San Jaime.  A couple of small dorado were also caught.  To summarize plentiful catches of grouper, triggerfish, ladyfish, some snappers, sierra, skipjacks, yellowtail and sharks.

WEATHER: Partly overcast, windy, seas average.
LOCATION: Punta Gorda and 11.50 for marlin, lighthouse to Migrino for smaller game.
BEST LURES: Live bait, petrolero.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report March 26th to April 8th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 84%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 19%, Tuna 5%, Small Game 80%

BILLFISH: Marlin have been conspicuously absent from Cabo the past couple of months with just a few caught each week and though many more were sighted, getting them on a hook was a real challenge.  Nevertheless towards the end of this report we began to see more of them and more anglers were rewarded with hooks ups and some even had multiple marlin days.  It looks like things are about to change!  Pisces Bill Collector had an outstanding day for Todd Huerkamp and Laney Dobbs from Texas, fishing of Punta Gorda, where they manage to release THREE striped marlin on live bait, in the 100 to 130 LB class.  Yahoo had given up on the day and was heading back in when they were able to hook two striped marlin just three miles off of Lands’ End for Scott and Jim from Chicago.  Andrea was the only other boat to have more than one marlin in a day, with a double header for Dane & Blake Wilson from Montana.  Our boats caught a total of twenty six marlin this week, with many others spotted but not tempted.  However, Pisces anglers caught plenty of fish this report easily adding up to over 1,000 fish, between all the different smaller species.  In a way it’s been good that the marlin have been slow, as captains have been forced to try new techniques and fish for other species, developing skills that may have rusted a bit when the marlin is so plentiful.  Some of the best catches were the mixed bag days that was perfect for families fishing over Easter as everybody on board got to catch something.  A group visiting from New Jersey, fishing aboard Bill Collector and managed to release a striped marlin as well as a 150 LB pilot shark for the group headed up by Don Michael.  Lake Schiefelbein and family had a great time on Ruthless released a striped marlin at Migrino then caught eight groupers, six ladyfish and a yellow tail.  The Staver family from Chicago must have been tired after their outing on Valerie with a 160 LB striped marlin released as well as twenty one triggerfish, two groupers and a roosterfish to boot.

Eighty percent of our charters caught small game fish this week, though a few boats did get “skunked”, mainly those that opted for a half day.  Those that took the full day had a bonanza on triggerfish – fun on ultra-light tackle- roosterfish, snappers, lady fish, Barbosas (slimeys), jack crevalle, sheephead, skipjacks, jack crevalle, sierra and various types and sizes of grouper.  One of our pangas released a 150 LB hammerhead shark for Tom Kledzinski from Chicago, who also caught three skipjacks. Twenty eight foot Andrea had a busy day with anglers from Reno, Nevada on board, with a pilot shark released, fifteen ladyfish, three babosas and a grouper.  Pisces Tiburon (which means shark) aptly released a large hammerhead shark for Mark Shmiedl from Ohio as well as good numbers of trigger and lady fish.  The Saline’s and Bienkowskis from California fished together on Andrea and released a 100 LB thresher shark, eleven ladyfish, a grouper, yellowtail, ten triggerfish and two babosas.  Tracy Ann had a nice day catching eight groupers, two of the unusual and beautiful sheephead, plus trigger and ladyfish.  Yellowfin tuna catches were slow with just five percent of boats finding  this species.  Bill Collector was able to catch fourteen up to 25 LBs at San Jaime for Sam Sheriden and friends from Canada.  The Richter party from Fayetteville, North Carolina were out with the crew on Knot Workin’ who are tuna aficionados – they got the anglers into the tuna and managed to land eight up to 40 LBS.  Pisces Adriana caught a really nice 56 LB grouper for the Stephenson’s from Colorado who also caught another grouper, two sheephead, three red snapper, eight ladyfish and a couple of triggerfish. 

WEATHER: Quite windy and overcast some days on Pacific, now clear and flat. Calmer seas on the Cortez.
LOCATION: Pacific for smaller game and tuna, Migrino, Margaritas, San Jaime, marlin starting to show up on Cortez side between Santa Maria and Punta Gorda.
BEST LURES: live caballito, ballyhoo, bait chunks, cedar plugs.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report March 19th to 25th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 92 %
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 23 %, other 65 %, Dorado and Tuna  10 %

We are seeing more Marlins as long as we are moving forward to April and Striped Marlin peak season; some of the Stripers are starting to be spotted over the Sea of Cortes such as Chileno and the 95 fishing spot, even though the moon waxed in the middle of the week we had good action. Pisces 42ft “Yahoo” released a Striped Marlin using mackerel as live bait, estimated weight 130 lb. at Pozo Cota  for John & Ryan Hurst, Julie Keller and Rachel Gunderson visiting from Reno, Nevada. Pisces 31ft “Tiburon” got tight lines with a Striped Marlin (130 lb.)  for Gary Muisuf's group  and  Pisces 35ft “Listo” commanded by Captain Benito made the day for the Smith's  Family from British Columbia, Ca. releasing a Striped Marlin (130 lb.) in the same spot Pozo Cota, Pacific side. With consisting numbers in previous reports “Hot Rod” 42ft vessel released three Striped Marlins more outside of La Bomba, estimated weight 100, 130, 150 lbs.  John III, James, and John Jr. Mattingly from Granite City, Illinois were excited!. “Yahoo” 42ft Pisces gave the fight with another Striped Marlin! (130lb.) and  twelve Trigger fish at Cerro de Arena and  Pozo Cota for Susan Reif and William Tomrose from Pen Valley, California. Pisces 35ft “Knot Workin”vessel got tight lines for a Striped Marlin and three Yellow Tails (10-25 lbs.) at San Cristobal and Margaritas for Eduardo Roldan's group visiting from Mexico City.  Pisces 35ft “Valerie” had a great day releasing a Striped Marlin at Migriño (140lb.) twelve Lady Fish, twelve Babosas and four Groupers (6- 8 lbs.)  Good action for Mark Holmes, Scott Selby, Kevin Thil, John Renner and Phillip Barbosa from Atlanta, Georgia. Pisces 42ft“Yahoo” one more time!, released another Striped Marlin (140 lb.), eleven Trigger Fish and Skip Jack at Faro Viejo from Jim Farr, Eileen Adams, Dan Morgan and Lynne Adams from San Antonio, Texas. Pisces 28ft “Andrea” released two Striped Marlins (130 lbs.) outside of Chileno and the 95 spot for Steve Lanser, Joe Lanser, Hong Nguyen, John Lanser. Pisces 31ft “Tracy Ann” got another Marlin at the 95 spot with live bait for Thomas, Thomas Jr. and Gregory Madsen from Minnesota. Twenty three percent of Pisces anglers released a total of 16 Striped Marlin all Marlin were successfully released.

Yellow Tails made the fun to young family Roldán Acosta and friends visiting from Mexico City, aboard the 35ft “Knot Working” with Captain Tito.
OTHER SPECIES: Yellow fin tuna and Dorado still in slow numbers however Pisces 32ft “Bill Collector” brought three Yellow Fin Tunas  (22lbs.) and released a Pilot shark at San Jaime for Derek, McKenzie Kline and Cameron Hutchnes from Reno, Nevada.  On March 19th “Bill Collector” ran again at San Jaime and got nine Tunas and another Pilot shark successfully released for Joe, Victoria Barnes from Alberta, Canada and on March 21s one Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna (20lbs.) for Kirk and Graham Baker from Dallas, Tx. Pisces 31ft “La Brisa” reeled a 20 lb. Wahoo at La Antena for Ida  Gustavson's  group from Colorado. As to bottom fishing, this still booms in different fishing areas over the Pacific side:  Pisces 28ft “Adriana” got twelve Groupers (15 lbs.) three Estacudos, eight Lady Fish and one Scorpion fish for Gino & Nicolas Gerbasi from Chicago, Ilinois. Pisces 28ft “Andrea” got a 25lb. Yellow Tail, two Sheepheads (15 lbs.)  Red Snappers, four Babosas using bait chunks at Gaspareño for James Vaughan, William Carlisle and Samuel Gore visiting from Alaska. Pisces 31ft “Cabolero” did its magic  releasing two Jack Crevelles, two Roosters and one Spanish Mackerel estimated weight 15-20 lbs. Pisces 31ft “Ruthless”  got one Red Snapper, two Groupers (20 lbs.), good size Sea Bass (30 lb.)  and six Trigger fish for Randy Smith's family, visiting from Tennessee.
Ten percent of our Pisces Anglers brought 23 Yellow Fin Tunas and one Dorado, The 65% percent with an incredible variety of species: Triggerfish, Amber Jack, Yellow Tail, Ladyfish, Groupers, Spanish mackerel, Rooster, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Jack Crevelle, Sheephead, Mojarra, Babosas and Scorpio fish.

LOCATION: Margaritas, Pozo Cota, Los Arcos, La Antena, Chileno, 95 Spot

WEATHER:  Clear Skies, some days with light winds


BEST  LURES: Live Bait: Mackerel for Striped Marlin Lures: Cedar Plugs For smaller species: Live bait chunks

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Ady Moya.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report March 12th to 18th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 94%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 34%, Other 55%, Dorado and Tuna   9%

BILLFISH:  The Striped Marlin increased four percent compared to last week, the crews are seeing more Marlin in the surface, some of them no interested in biting but more attracted with live bait such as chancleta and mackerel, also we are seeing good sizes from 130 to 180 lbs.  Pisces 28ft “Andrea” released a Striped Marlin, eight Trigger fish, six Lady Fish and a Sheep head fish at Migriño over the Pacific side for Josh Bailey and Karman Waquespach from Mansfield, Texas.  Pisces Panga 25ft “Poseidon” released two Striped Marlin estimated weight of 130 to 170 lbs. in Balmaseda for Eric, Payton and Preston Herleth from Texas State.  Pisces 31ft “Ruthless” got tight lines for Tom and Taylor Yancey from California releasing one Striped Marlin, six Trigger fish and six Skipjacks at Migriño and Cerro de Arena using mackerel as live bait.  “Ruthless” vessel again with Captain Beto released two Striped Marlin (150 lbs.) and six Trigger fish at Los Arcos, Pozo Cota and Migriño spot for Dan Owens, Jayme Owens, Stacey Connelly and Kelsey Schneider from Centennial, Colorado.  Pisces 31ft “Tracy Ann vessel gave to our good lady friend from Oklahoma Linda Smith an exciting day: Striped Marlin, a Pilot shark, ten Roosters (10-20 lbs.), eight Trigger fish, seven Grouper (10 to 20 lbs.), six Lady fish and three Red Snapper at Pozo Cota. Pisces 32ft “Bill Collector” as well had a busy day reeling a Striped Marlin, two yellow fin tunas, estimated weight 20 to 40 lbs. one Pilot shark and a 25 lb.  Dorado over the 240 spot and San Jaime for the Wade's family coming from Tennessee:  Bobby, Helen, Caroline and Bobby Jr. Pisces 31ft “Tiburon” released another Striped Marlin with Caballito bait at Margaritas for Kenneth, Lisa and Brooke Marchbach.  Pisces 38ft “Speedwell” fought a Sailfish (80 lb.) at el Faro spot, for George Kappos and Michael Deckard from Ohio.  On March 18th Pisces 31ft “La Brisa” spoted a Striped Marlin (180 lb.) and one Dorado (25 lb) at Los Arcos for Robert and Treyson Eckman, from Fort Collins, Colorado.  Finally Pisces 35ft “Knot Workin” got tight lines with a Striped Marlin and two Yellow Tails (30 lb.) at Migriño for Robert Lane's group visiting from Big Bear Lake, Ca.  34% of Pisces Sportfishing anglers released a total of 23 Billfish consisting of 22 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish, all Marlin were successfully released.

Fritz Weiss aboard the 31ft “Tracy Ann” with a Ladyfish successfully released!

OTHER SPECIES:  Mahi-Mahi and Yellow Fin Tuna still in   slow numbers, however the ones brought-in are so valuable! Without question “Bill Collector” 32ft vessel has been working really hard to find this great eating fish.  The first day Juan Carlos ran twenty miles over the Old light house and got two 15 lbs for the Vaughn's family from Texas; On March 16th we got another two between 15 to 20 lbs. and a Pilot Shark at San Jaime spot for Joe and Victoria Barnes from Ontario, Canada.  Inshore fishing in the past week was with consistent numbers: Pisces 28ft “Andrea” got six Jack Crevelle from 15 to 20 lbs. and twelve sierras at Cerro del Golden  for Garret, Ashleigh Holder and Hailey Elam from Corpus Christi, Texas. Pisces 60ft “Shambala” got two Red Snapper, four Grouper (10 to 15 lbs.) and Triggerfish at Chileno for the Riley/McEvoy family from Morristown, New Jersey.  Pisces 31ft “Tracy Ann” gave a fun fishing day for the Weiss family from Houston, Texas, they fought five Roosters, eight Groupers (10-15 lbs.) one Sheep head, six Lady Fish and seven Trigger Fish all spotted with live bait at Pozo Cota.  Fifty five percent of our Pisces Anglers have released and brought some smaller species: 264 Triggerfish, 119 Ladyfish, 60 Groupers, 45 Sierras, 33 Roosters, 60 Groupers for mention some.  And the 9% total combined for Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna.

LOCATION: Margaritas, Balmaseda, La Antena, Cerro del Golden, Chileno
WEATHER: Clear Skies, some days with light winds.


BEST LURES: Live Bait: Caballito, chancleta, mackerel for Striped Marlin and inshore, Lure: cuchis for inshore, 

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Ady Moya.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report March 05th to March 11th 2016

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 74%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 30%, other 50 %, Dorado and Tuna 19%

BILLFISH: We have kept the same numbers that we had last week, the billfish is getting a bit closer over the Pacific side, despite the cold front that came from the North at the beginning of the week, with 28 mph heavy winds and unusual dust storms that kept us away from fishing one day, we managed to have billfish and inshore action!  Pisces 35ft “Listo” ran to Los Arcos, 15 miles over the Pacific side and reeled a 130 lb Striped Marlin for Steve Murchin, Colton Sudberry and Jason Rogers from San Diego, California.  Pisces 25ft “Poseidon” panga got two Marlin and Spanish mackerel with live bait at El Faro for Steve Kovach and John Massotust from California.  Pisces “Yahoo” 42ft Bertram did a great job and found a 180lb Striper at Los Arcos for Cliff Cook, Sam Smiley and Alan Wood visiting from Columbus, Ohio.  Pisces 28ft “Andrea” with Captain Orlando, got tight lines for the Koontz family from Mount Jackson, Virginia releasing a Striped Marlin at Los Arcos.  Pisces 31ft “Rebecca” got two Striped Marlin, estimated weight 130lbs at Margaritas spot for Scott Tudor, Heidi Lee and Nick Pinson from Seattle, Wa.  Both marlins were successfully released!  Pisces 31ft “Tracy Ann” released two good size Stripers estimated weight 150lbs, one Grouper and Lady Fish with mackerel bait for James McGuirk, Ryan Nolan and Tyler Wiebe visiting from Newbury Park, California.  On March 10th Pisces 31ft “Ruthless” traveled to Pozo Cota and spot Striped Marlin and Jack Crevalle for Sam and Keri Montgomery from Colorado Springs, Co.  Finally “Yahoo” 42ft Bertram again, released another Striped Marlin at El Faro for Douglas Ricken and Tanya Brockwell from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Thirty percent of the Pisces anglers caught 15 Striped Marlin, all successfully released with the exception of one Marlin.

Jack crevalles catch with mackerel live bait at Pozo Cota aboard 31ft “Rebecca” for Michael Littledike and friends visiting from Highland, Utah

OTHER SPECIES: Last week it was trigger fish all over!  This time is the turn for Jack Crevalle or toros (bull in Spanish), being the main catch for inshore, with sizes  from the 10 to 30lbs.  This fish is really fun to catch and excellent to eat. Along with it we have seen Trigger fish, Grouper, Spanish mackerel, Pompano and Rooster mainly all located over Margaritas, Migriño, Pozo Cota and Los Arcos over the Pacific side.  Only one vessel got a 30lb Dorado aboard the 35ft Pisces “Listo” with mackerel live bait at Los Arcos for the group of Chandler Vogel from Virginia.  Pisces 46ft “Attitude Adjusment” released three Jacks and a Rooster (20-30 lbs) at La Antena for the Maloney Family visiting from East Hanover, New Jersey.  Pisces 42ft “Hot Rod” hooked five Jacks ranging from 15 to 20lbs and twenty Roosters from 15 to 35 lbs using rapalas, cuchis and live bait at Pozo Cota.  All released!  Pisces 38ft “Speedwell” had good fun reeling six Roosters and four Jacks for Richard Hutchinson, Ron Peaseleg, Todd Guptill, Zach Guptill, Dylan Hutchinson and Sarah Guimond all visiting from Maine.  Pisces 32ft “Bill Collector” ran 20 miles out from El Faro and got three 20lbs Yellow fin tunas using cedar plus for David Kersten´s group from Portland, Oregon and “C Rod” 38ft managed the same action with five 25lbs yellow fin tunas in Migriño, using live bait for Rob Chimko´s group from Vancouver, California.  Both groups were very lucky!  Pisces 31ft “Tiburon” got a Pilot shark, two Sea bass and six Lady Fish in Migriño for Michael Mains, Eric Messmer and Josh Bailey from Utah.  Fifty percent of our Pisces anglers got a huge variety of inshore fishing and the 19% percent combined of our anglers Mahi-Mahi and Yellow fin tuna.

LOCATION: Margaritas, Pozo Cota, Los Arcos, Migriño.

WEATHER:   Clear Skies, Heavy winds from the North, Calm winds later in the week.


BEST LURES:   Live Bait: Caballito, mackerel for Striped Marlin and inshore, Lure: Rapalas, cuchis for inshore.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Ady Moya.