Pisces Fish Report
July 29th to August 4th, 2010
Overall Catch Success Rate 90%
BILLFISH: What was a really nice surprise this week was the amount of blue marlin in the area, with several large fish reported as fought and lost and many others released, as well as some being boated. The last day of this report was the best with “Attitude Adjustment” releasing a blue marlin at Punta Gorda that took a black and red lure for Blake Bailey and party from, Texas. “Rebecca” had Scott Mobey from Cedar Creek, Texas on board with friends Josh Issac & Shane Haynes, also from Texas, they did really well to get two billfish, a striped marlin released and a 350 lb blue marlin; both were caught on blue and white lures at the Cabrillo Sea Mount. “Ruthless” also had a blue marlin, close to 250 lbs, which they released just below Punta Gorda as well as boating three tuna and a dorado for the Medhurst family from Naperville, Illinois. “Ruthless” had a slightly smaller blue earlier in the week for the Seiferts from Rockwall, Tx. “ Valerie” had an active day on July 31st for Tyler & Ryan Newsome, Carl & Adam Riley, all from Galveston, Tx, they caught a blue marlin estimated a little over 200 lbs and then boated ten yellow fin tuna in the 18 to 25 lb class, straight out from Cerro Blanco (maybe this should be called the Texas anglers report….people from this state tend to be very lucky when it comes to fishing). “La Brisa” was our only boat with a double striped marlin day at the 95 spot, plus a dorado for the Hartmeier’s from Kennewick, WA. Basically this week we did not see as many striped marlin, maybe because the water is warming up, but we did see more blue marlin. Bait has been scarce in the Cabo area, though it is still being supplied. The bait vendors are buying it in San Jose and bringing it to Cabo as they have not been able to catch bait on this end. Thirty four percent of charters caught billfish this week, consisting of six blue marlin and six striped marlin.
OTHER SPECIES: Yellow fin tuna were the top catch this week with sixty five percent of boats catching from one to thirteen in a day. Most were school size fish around 20 lbs but we did also have hook ups on large fish, with one reported as lost close to 200 lbs. Dorado catches were also pretty good with forty one percent of boats catching from one to three fish. The largest this week was aboard “Valerie” caught by Christa Gray from Brooklyn, New York…the fish took a pink lure and weighed 45 lbs. This same boat had the only wahoo of the week a 50 lb’er at the 11.50 spot for Chic McSherry from Scotland; they also boated a small tuna and lost a blue marlin. The only other small game for us this week was a few skipjack.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: We had a couple of really hot days on the Pacific but the cooler breezes are back. Seas are calm, skies are blue …..it was so flat one day, one of our boats reported spotting twenty sea turtles…never heard of..plus a gray whale in the bay.
LOCATION: Sea of Cortez, 95 spot, 11.50 spot, Cerro Blanco, Punta Gorda, Cabrillo sea mount.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 81 F
BEST LURES; Squid colors, cedar plugs, petrolero, blue/white, green/black, green/yellow, pink blue, guacamaya (orange/green/yellow).
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg