Dang, just when we thought summer was over… well, you still need an AM windbreaker or sweatshirt, but only for about five minutes. Fall really is here and we look to be back to more normal air temps this coming week. The good news… the fish don’t seem to mind.
We spent most of the week at either Gordo Point or Iman Bank where very nice loads of football yellowfin (some into the NFL 40 lb range), dorado, white-meat bonita and wahoo were boated daily. Yesterday we broke off a pig dorado after a good five minutes of being airborne (because we were rigged with ultralight fluoro for the shy tunnies) but landed another similar specimen perhaps in the 40’s. Had a triple hook-up on wahoo and a few blind striking dorado on the troll home.
Early in the week the cows were still making cameos at both Inner and Outer Gordo Banks but as soon as the Western Outdoors Tuna Jackpot began and the banks became parking lots for many gorgeous fishing machines, the fish dove and became VERY picky. However, as I write the scales just closed and today’s 372 pounder took the top pot of almost $220K. Super-Cow indeed!
The Pacific is producing some Striped Marlin for those inclined to ride over (just say the word) and ocean conditions have been very cooperative. It seems that the fine overcast skies we’ve been seeing this week not only warm up the air (and parked cars, homes, un-capped heads, etc.) but really keep the temperamental ocean flat… nothin’ but slow, spread-out rollers. NICE! Talk to you next week.
–Capt. Tat www.loscabosfishingcharter.com