Overall Catch Success Rate 90%
BILLFISH: Another amazing week for fishing in Cabo. Beautiful weather, calm seas, just perfect. The week started off a bit slow, boats went to the Golden Gate area and the dorados were hard to find, so were the marlin, Bill Collector took Richard &Dustin Simoncic from Phoneix AZ to the Finger banks, about 18 miles further than the Golden Gate, a long run but was worth it as they released 5 striped marlin and landed 2 football size tunas and a 20 lbs dorado. Our good friends Terry & Linda Smith from California went on their annual trip aboard the Tracy Ann on the 18th, Julio took them to the 220 spot on the Pacific side and they released 3 striped marlin and 2 Blue Marlin, both estimated at 350 to 400 lbs. After that, some marlin were found closer to shore around the Old Lighthouse but still a bit slow, however the boats started to find some yellowfin around that area, so only the anglers really interested on going for marlin ventured all the way to the Finger again, like the Dunlap Family from Baton Rouge LA, releasing 5 striped marlin aboard the Tracy Ann on the 19th, our Swedish friends, Anders Lundgren (he looks just like Sammy Hagar), Roger Sturk and Robin Gustaussum, relasing 6 striped marlin aboard the Rebecca, the rest of their group went aboard La Brisa and released 5 sriped marlin, they were closer though, only about 10 miles from shore. Falcon released a Blue Marlin estimated at 250 lbs for Mike Verdegaal from Cali. Fearless released 5 stripeys for Angelo, Lasehe, Max, Peter, Nick and Panss Smyrnios from Colorado, they were fishing the Herradura spot.
This week, 42% of our boats caught billfish, a total of 82 striped marlin, all released, 3 pacific sailfish, all released and 7 blue marlin, 6 were successfully released.
|Anders Lundgren "Sammy Hagar" with his Striped Marlin|
OTHER CATCHES: Small game fishing turned up to be a bit slow this week, Dorados have been a bit hard to find and tunas are still scattered between the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific. Still, 62% of our boats caught Dorado, only 13% caught tuna. The catch of the week goes to Bill Collector with 20 dorados in one day for Richard Simoncic from Phoenix AX, this guy’s week was awesome!
LOCATION: Herradura, Golden Gate, Finger Banks.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny sky.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: Caballito, ballyhoo, assorted lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro