Sunday, August 26, 2012

PISCES FISH REPORT AUGUST 18th to 24th, 2012



Overall Catch Success Rate 100%

BILLFISH: This past week, every single boat caught at least one fish, unfortunately, the water is getting a bit too warm for the billfish and we don’t have much to report about these guys. Also, most of the clients were looking for fish to take home to eat. “Valerie” released the only striped marlin of the week for Cooper Hogg from San Angulo TX, 3 small sailfish were caught, unfortunately, only one was released. “Great Escape Jr caught a 180lbs blue marlin for Matt Ward from Walnut Creek, CA. Most of the catches were at the Pacific side at the Golden Gate bank.

OTHER CATCHES: Yellow fin tuna was the best catch this week, with 85% of the boats catching these babies. They are still at the football size stage but they are catching them in good numbers. There were some really nice catches; “Rebecca” caught 16 tunas between 16 to 18lbs for Randy Newton from Aller TX. “Tracy Ann” went ahead and caught 23 for Thomas & Deborah Moertl from Wauwatosa WI. We thought that was going to be the catch of the week, but then “Rebecca” catches 29 for Walter Coy from Texas, we are thinking, ok, this guy is going to get the catch of the week, but no!, Captain Julio Castro and the “Tracy Ann” sure love to be the highlight of the reports, they made Angus Wear from the UK, fight 33 tunas with an average weight of 20 to 25lbs. A total of 380 tunas were caught this week, the major part of them were released. Dorado slowed down quite a bit as well because of the warm water, only 30% of the boats caught dorado. “Yahoo” caught a very nice 45lbs wahoo for birthday girl Cassy Caldwell from Dallas TX.

LOCATION: Pacific, Golden Gate, San Jaime, Margaritas.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: The rain is gone, the heat is back and with a vengeance, with an average temp of 95F some days reaching the 107F

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 88-90 F

BEST LURES: Cedar plugs, green lures..

Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro

Sunday, August 19, 2012

PISCES FISH REPORT AUGUST 11th to 17th, 2012



Overall Catch Success Rate 94.44%

BILLFISH: What a week! H├ęctor brought us 3 days of rain, in a row! That does not happen often; last rain we saw was about a year ago and lasted 10 minutes. For a little bit we were worried about the strong rain and the wind, but the Harbor Master gave us a go and we went fishing with rain and wind, all the clients were happy to go and the catch was amazing, they got soaked but they caught fish, a lot of fish.
The sea was a little bit rough on the way out, 5 to 6ft waves but after a 5 mile ride it was like a swimming pool. As the water ran down the hills, the creeks brought a lot of debris to the ocean which is great for fishing, usually the logs they drag are filled with bugs and dorado just love them bugs! There were only a couple of people who got seasick, the rest did take the Dramamine and did perfectly fine, I always say it’s better to be sleepy or take a nap on the way out than be sick all day and ruin the trip for the rest of the party.
Ok, now, the catch report, we did not see many billfish this week, dorado was the number one catch, but it was still pretty decent, 22 out of 34 boats caught at least one, that’s a very nice 65% catch rate. We saw an improvement on sailfish and blue marlin, “Rebecca” released a blue marlin estimated at 220 lbs for William Scott Fricke from Orlando FL, and the same day, Tracy Ann caught a 180lber, unfortunately, the fish died, they also released a 70 lbs sailfish and landed 3 dorado for Sean & Robert Rayner from Menifee, CA. The billfish catch of the week goes to “Andrea” with Captain Orlando Murillo, releasing 3 pacific sailfish for Robert and Jeremy Vargas & Al Stellan from Colonia NJ, they also release 3 dorados. A total of 28 billfish were caught, 25 were released.

Vanessa, Lori, Steve and Brock Lloyd from Lake Crystal MN, ready to release Steve's stripey.


OTHER CATCHES: Tuna is still a bit slow with only 53% of the boats catching this babies, still there were some very nice catches, C-Rod landed 10 tunas with an average weight of 15 lbs, for Clay Mazur from Forthworth, TX. “La Brisa” with Captain Rey Winkley landed 15 tunas and 2 dorados for Paul Michael from Paradise TX, and “C-Rod” the same day landed 16 tunas, 1 dorado and a sailfish released for Alexa Egnotovich from Canal Fulton, Ohio. Dorado was much better, 88% of the boats caught an average of 4 dorados, the average size was 15 to 25 lbs. Best catches of the week were for Rebecca with 10 dorados, 9 tunas and 2 striped marlin released for Greg & Ryan Cohn from Setauket, NY and the Tracy Ann with 12 dorados and a striped marlin released for Steve & Vanessa Lloyd from Lake Crystal MN.

LOCATION: Pacific, Migrino, Gaspareno, Margaritas, Golden Gate.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Rainy and cool the first part of the week, now it’s free sauna everyone! The sky is still a bit cloudy some parts of the day but mostly the sun is back and with a vengeance. HOT!!!

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86-87 F

BEST LURES: Caballito, guacamayo lures, yellow lures.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro

Monday, August 13, 2012

PISCES FISH REPORT AUGUST 4th to 10th, 2012



Overall Catch Success Rate 97.77%

BILLFISH: Thought last week was good? Well, 2% better overall but when it comes to marlin count, this week was awesome. 75% of the boats returned with at least one marlin released, a total of 95 striped marlin were caught, 93 were released, plus 3 pacific sailfish and a blue marlin released as well.
Catches averaged 1 or 2 striped marlin per boat but you know that’s just not enough for some of our guys, Captain Ricardo Agundez released 4 striped marlin for Jayce McMhahon’s party from Keller TX aboard the Great Escape Jr. On August 5th, Adriana released 5 stripeys for Kieran Meaney from Sydney Australia, and the same day, celebrity Captain Julio Castro released 9 stripeys for Ross Donahue & James Connelly from Spearman, TX, followed by Captain J.R. Alucano aboard the Rebecca with 5 striped marlin for Jim Olstad from Canada. Next day, again Captain Julio gets the catch of the day with 8 striped marlin released for Ron, Elizabeth, Alexandra and Christopher Eckhoff from Irving TX plus 2 20 lbs dorado for a nice supper. Captain Enrique Martinez aboard Adriana released 2 striped marlin and 2 pacific sailfish for Matt Tabbert from Dallas TX. Dr. Rick Walsh released a blue marlin estimated at 350 lbs aboard the Tracy Ann with Captain Julio Castro and mate Martin, these guys are on fire!

OTHER CATCHES: Tuna catch slowed down a little bit by the number of fish caught, still 58% of the boats caught an average of 4 fish. La Brisa with Captain Rey Winkler wins the catch of the week with 19 tunas, 4 striped marlin and 2 dorados for Van, Haddon and Duncan Alford from Lexington KY. Dorado on the other hand was a hoot, 90% of the boats caught at least 2 dorados with an average weight of 18 to 20 lbs, however, 17 year old Landon Tabor from Duluth GA wanted to make it to our Facebook page and landed a very nice 61 lb’er aboard C-Rod with Captain Abel Ramirez.

Stephen Passy's 35lbs Dodo caught aboard the Great Escape Jr, Captain Ricardo Agundez on the left with the white shirt.


LOCATION: Pacific, Migrino, Gaspareno, Margaritas, Golden Gate.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, a bit windy by the end of the week.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 83-85 F

BEST LURES: Billfish were mostly caught on live bait (caballito), tunas were more interested on cedar plugs and dorado on yellow, purple and green lures.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blue Marlin Season is Here

I woke up this morning and said to my brother who is visiting with his family "this is blue marlin weather", that is humid, overcast and hot and with tropical weather down below us, it seems to push blue marlin towards us. There have been a flurry of blue marlin catches in the last few days but none of any great size, with most in the 180 to 250 lb class. Today, my prediction was true as we had one released on "Rebecca" at the 95 spot on a Petolero lure by William Fricke from Orlando Florida and another one aboard "Tracy Ann" also at the 95 spot on a Chiliwillie lure; they also released a sailfish and boated three dorado for Sean and Robert Rayner from Menifee, California.
JONATHAN LINDSEY FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS, POSES WITH THE MALE DORADO HE CAUGHT TODAY ABOARD RUTHLESS

Friday, August 10, 2012

Catch Of The Day

Fishing continues to be fabulous, even though the marlin slowed down a bit today, nevertheless here are some of the top catches from the last two days - read the captions for more info
VALERIE TODAY, STRIPED MARLIN RELEASED FOR BILL GALVIN ON LEFT. DECKHAND ROSENDO ON RIGHT

LARGE DORADO ABOARD GREAT ESCAPE JR, CAPTAIN RICARDO AGUNDEZ

BEAUTIFUL STRIPED TOOK THIS DORADO COLORED LURE TODAY FOR CHERYL KOOPMAN ON HER BIRTHDAY, CONGRATULATIONS- HER BOYFRIEND PROPOSED TO HER TOO

LARGE DORADO 61 LBS CAUGHT BY 17 YEAR OLD LANDON TABOR FROM  DULUTH, GEORGIA ABOARD  C ROD

THIS 300 LB BLUE MARLIN WAS RELEASED ON TRACY ANN FOR DR. RICK WALSH, A DREAM COME TRUE FOR HIM AND A LONG TIME COMING MANY TRIPS TO LAND THE BIG ONE, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS CAUGHT DOZENS OF STRIPERS

CHERYL KOOPMAN KISSES HER FISH GOODBYE BEFORE DECKHAND RELEASES IT ABOARD ADRIANA

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Summer Fishing Fun in Cabo

Fishing is so great right now, it is hard to put into words. Seems a lot of people have chose Cabo as a place to spend time with family, whether it be those with younger kids, teenagers or even brothers that have flown from different parts of the U.S.A. or the world to meet up in Cabo and have some quality time out on the water together with no interruptions other thant the reels zinging when a fish strikes. Boats have been loading up on tuna, dorado, striped marlin and sailfish. The numbers have been nothing short of amazing. Tracy Ann released nine marlin on Sunday, one of the highlights..other boats preferred to release a marlin or two, then try for tuna, whose prescence was obvious by the number of porpoise (dolphins) which were described by one fisherwoman as "bubbling everywhere in the water".
Pictures say more than words, so here are some of the catches of the past few days.





Sunday, August 05, 2012

Marlin Catches at 73%

JULY 30th to AUGUST 3rd
Overall Catch Success Rate 99%
BILLFISH: Fishing was remarkably good this week, seeing as we had a big moon all week and quite rough seas on the Pacific. At the end of the week we saw huge waves hitting the shore, mostly on the Sea of Cortez; they were so large that they left the steps of some of the resorts, buried in sand and made swimming un safe – this is very unusual as we don’t see this unless there is a hurricane around, which there isn’t. Anyway, the people fishing were not worrying about the beaches but were concentrating on catching fish. The best catches were at the start of this period, when we saw “Adriana” release five striped marlin and a sailfish at Gaspareno for the Porter family from Poway, Georgia.  This same day “Andrea” released four marlin as did “Ruthless”, whilst other boats averaged one to three. For variety, “Tracy Ann” had one of the best day on August 1st with two striped marlin and a sailfish released, nine tuna and two dorado. As the week progressed and the moon reached its zenith, marlin catches slowed a little but tuna took up the slack, however, the most likely catch this week was still billfish. Seventy three percent of boats caught marlin and sailfish, giving us a total of 38 marlin and four sailfish.

OTHER CATCHES: We had some decent catches this week that is until the tuna seiners moved in and started wrapping the schools in their nets. Unfortunately, tuna is categorized as a commercial fish, not a species reserved for sportfishing, which is a shame, because commercial fishing techniques take a lot of non-targeted species, including, billfish, dorado and turtles as by catch. “Tracy Ann” had the busiest tuna day on July 31st with 43 (many released) for Larry & Kellie Hemingway from Kingwood, Texas, if this wasn’t enough they also released a striped marlin and caught a dorado. Catches of twelve to twenty fish were not unusual in the size range of 12 to 25 lbs. Our total tuna count was 224 fish. Fifty four percent of boats caught tuna, whilst dorado catches were just a shade higher, that is there were found slightly more frequently but catches were usually of one or two fish only. Andrew Holmes from La Canada, California, did the best on dorado catching twelve as well as twelve tuna aboard “Valerie”. The dorado preferred the mackerel, while the tuna stuck to their favorite cedar plugs.  Only other species we caught was skipjack this week.
LOCATION: Pacific, Migrino, Gaspareno, Margaritas, Golden Gate, a couple of days on the Cortez at the 95 and 11.50 spots.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, hot, humid, some perfect weather days and some rough days with whitecaps on the Pacific as well as big waves towards the end of the report.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 80-83 F
BEST LURES: live bait was not always available so ballyhoo was used and bait when found was jurelito and caballito. Lures, green combos and cedar plugs.