Lots of Dorado Plus Stripers and a Black Marlin In Cabo
PISCES FISH REPORT
September 4th to 10th, 2008
Overall Catch Success Rate 99%
BILLFISH: Our report will be pretty short this week, seeing as the port was closed for three days and there wasn’t even a hurricane. Our new port captain is old school, very traditional and you cannot move him. He says the port is closed it is, even though we considered the seas calm enough to fish on at least two of the days. Tropical storm Lowell, out in the Pacific gave us a lot of light rain and did cause whitecaps on Monday but then slowly fizzled out to a depression by Thursday morning. Before the rough weather we enjoyed fantastic fishing with some outstanding catches, such five striped marlin released and five dorado aboard “Tracy Ann” on September 4th for Evan and Aaron Huston from Rochester, New Hampshire, fishing with David Croteau. The marlin all took live caballito and the dorado lures between Gaspareño and Golden Gate. This same day “Bottom Line” kept their anglers really busy with two striped marlin, a sailfish and twenty dorado for the Roland’s from Texas fishing with the Domansky’s from Las Vegas. “Halcon” caught a 250 lb black marlin as well as one tuna and four dorado. The marlin took a live caballito just above Golden Gate and took Greg Torok from Yuma, Arizona one hour to bring to the boat. Next day out this same boat with the same guys, Jay and Greg from Yuma, managed to release three striped marlin and catch three dorado and two tuna also. Although not every boat caught marlin, in fact just fifty five percent did, the slack was taken up by excellent dorado fishing with some tuna. Just one boat got “skunked” this week. Pisces anglers caught a total of 24 striped marlin, 5 sailfish & 1 black marlin all but one were released.
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado were again the number one fish in Cabo this week, with eighty three percent of charters catching between one and twenty fish in the 10 to 40 lb class. Please remember the limit it two per angler, so release the smaller ones. The dorado were found over a wide area, but predominantly on the Pacific and took regular lures in an assortment of colors. Thirty six percent of charters caught tuna with catches ranging from one to eight fish up to forty pounds. Inshore pangas saw good action on rooster fish, bonitas and needle fish.
LOCATION: Gaspareño and Golden Gate on the Pacific for ninety five percent of the boats, a few went to Cabeza de Ballena and Destiladeras on the Cortez side.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Bloody hot, up until Sunday night when we were surprised by rain, which continued off and on for three days, during which the port was closed. Seas are now dead calm and weather is much cooler.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 84 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, cedar plugs for tuna, dorado liked orange and green lures.