The Month of December 2011 Equals Big Tuna
If one word is needed to describe the fishing in Cabo San Lucas during the month of December 2011, that word would be Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna to be exact. If we go a step further the two words that described December fishing would be Big Tuna. We could go to Lots of Tuna and then to Lots of Big Tuna and on and on. Well, over 50% of the fish caught in December were Yellowfin Tuna. And you will be able to see in the photos that there were lots of big ones.
The beginning of the month started out with a real fun trip for two of our clients from Georgia. They had a pretty good day with a couple of Striped Marlin being released on the Picante 29. That would be considered a great fishing day by most, but that was not how the 7th of December 2011 would be remembered. It was the end of the day and Captain Alex and Mate Fernando were bringing in the lines when one of the last two lines in the water went tight. Well they hooked up and started a fight that would end up lasting 4 ½ hours. They got in after dark and since the fish had died during the fight, they decided to weigh the Big Blue Marlin that they had brought in.
Well they did and it tipped the scales at 601 pounds. That is one whopper of a marlin. They were the only boat fishing from the Picante Sportfishing Fleet that day and they hit it big-time.
Then it was time for the tuna to step up to the plate, no pun intended.
Some days it was just some nice sized eating fish.
And then there were other days when there were true giants landed.
It seemed like Captain Brincos and Mate Hugo onboard the Salsa were the guys with the hot hands.
They brought in quite a few big Yellowfin Tuna. A lot of them were bigger than the captain.
The other boats did their parts and brought in lots of Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and more Striped Marlin.
The Picantito II, a 24’ Shamrock had some good days, especially the one where they ran out of room for their flags. They landed 8 Dorado, released a couple more, caught a Wahoo and released 2 Striped Marlin.
All in all December 2011 in Cabo San Lucas has been a great month.
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