Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 11/18/12 to 11/25/12
Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him has a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can accomodate fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Lets get on with the report for this past week.
WATER: The water has stayed pretty much the same as its been for the last month. 80 to 83 degress has been the normal over the last few weeks. We have seen lots of nice clean blue water making for good fishing since out last storm about a month ago. The water temps have been about the same temperatures even if you head over to the East Cape.
WEATHER: Still the weather for this time of year is pretty warm and hasnít changed much yet. In all my years of being here in Cabo by now should have changed for being a little cooler than it is. We still are having some days that are partially overcast in the morning to miday and later it seems to be clear. It has really been very nice over the last 2 weeks it just hasnít cooled down like it normally is this time of year.
BILLFISHING: Well lots of Striped Marlin being caught over the last few days with the last 2 days being really productive. Marlin are feeding up at the Light House and we are catching them by pitching live bait in the mornings and evenings. During the day we are drift fishing with a 3 ounce sinker drifting live bait. With the water still being so nice Blue Marlin are still in the area. The pacific side was where some action was seen for Blues. A couple caught in the 250 to 300 pound range reported. Some of the Pangas have even gotton in on the action for Marlin up and around the Light House. Really to sum things up, its been pretty good Marlin fishing over the last week. It might have slowed a bit but all in all its been good.
BAIT: Bait is the standard 3.00 dollares a piece and there has been plenty around.
TUNA: The Tuna fishing has slowed big time compared to what it was around the time of the Tuna tournament. Even last week there were some good size Tuna caught but this week I havenít heard of much being caught. The only reports I have heard of was a few football size Tunas being caught chumming live bait.
DORADO: The Dorado are hitting Rapalas, deep divers and black and purple hoochies. The Dorado are everywhere and seemed to really show up over the last 2 days. Most of the Dorado action is from Grey Rock all the way up the Pacific to Los Arcos. They are hitting about anything we throw at them. Look for floating debris in the water or Birds and you will run into Dorado.
INSHORE. Well the Dorado fishing close to shore in Pangas has been good and some Roosterfish have been caught also. Some Grouper and Red Snapper have been caught inshore in 30 to 50 feet of water using cut bait on a rocky bottom. The Groupers like the boulders and the Snappers like to hide in them also. This way they can dart out for live bait.
WAHOO: The Wahoo fishing has been off and on over the last week as reports of Wahoo were coming in from the Gordo Banks to Punta Gorda. Trolling has been the best method to catch the Wahoo. It has been hit and miss for Wahoo over the last week.
BEWARE: Remember if your not renting charter boats from companies who have been established in Cabo for the past 20 years ( Jcsportfishing, Pisces Sportfishing, Minervas, Redrum, Picante Fleet) you might have problems. There are many sportfishing fleets on the internet who are really not established business, who are operating illegally. Lots of these outfits are renting you a boat they have never even looked at and donít even know where you would board the boat, leaving you the task of trying to find the boat. They donít even have an office you can go and confirm your charter boat. You do not want to spend a day walking around looking for the boat and where you board. If you wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This way there is no confusion or misleading. Lots of vendors renting boats in the hotels are not reputable and donít care about your interest and care more about a commission . 75% of the Cabo Fishing websites on Google are not even in business anymore or might be just brokers who donít have an office in Cabo. Some of the Google websites are misleading and not established .Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions about what you are getting and what are the costs. You dont want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. You need to go to the fishing fleet office, while in Cabo and book your boat. Check through travel forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for testimonials about the fleet your booking your charter with. Ask about what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches? How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon. http://www.jcsportfishing.com http://youtu.be/AkA6VO5B6iY Jerry Chapman
What about Renegade Mike, Dream Maker(capt. Luis and crew Salvadore), or Dream Weaver? They haven't been in business for 20 years(neither have you by the way), but have good reputations. What say you Jerry?
Honestly, you don't know what I am asking about. I am asking you, the self appointed expert on all things fishing in Cabo San Lucas, if you think these boats and crews are cedilla. Every fishing report you post has a "Beware" statement and only lists a few crews as being reputable open yourself up to this question. Please elaborate on crews and boats that are not to be trusted. Don't make such a blanket statement without elaborating. Be a man and call these not to be trusted fishing boats out. I have heard great things about the boats I listed, and Cabo is not that big and if you have been fishing the area for 17 years you should have a general feel about them. Thanks and I hope you answer honestly.