Pisces Fishing Reports
Fish for a variety of species from the shore with expert guide Wesley
The weekly roundup of all the fishing news and action.
A bit of an up and down week for billfish as we transition into what is really our fall. Full moon during this past week slowed things down for a few days, plus some changes in the water temperatures and currents, nevertheless sixty five percent of boats did catch striped marlin.
We had some pretty spectacular billfish catches this week, as we finally felt the weather turn from summer to autumn/winter. After a couple of sweltering hot days, rain fell on Cabo on November 3rd & the port was closed, but once it was reopened you could tell the weather had changed and the marlin bite was on.
Wow, what a week! As most of you know Bisbee took place this past week and we have written a lot about it already, but not everybody enters the big bucks competition, so how did our regular clients do? In one word, fabulous. We had some of the best catches of the year, starting with Pisces Rebecca with a 566 LB blue marlin the day before the Bisbee Tournament, for angler George Hansen from Idaho Falls.
We had low numbers of billfish this week, which is unusual, but we are pretty certain this was caused by a late season tropical storm. Just before the storm though we had some nice catches such as those aboard Pisces Fearless on October 12th, when the group from Intrepid Investment released three striped marlin & caught a wahoo & seven dorado.
Another stunning week of fishing in Cabo which gave us a near perfect record of every boat catching fish – however, we had a few anglers that wanted to fish exclusively for large yellow fin tuna (probably remembering that the all tackle world record for this species was caught this time last year) but unfortunately drew a blank. On the other hand though we saw a very high hook up rate for marlin and sailfish leading to a catch rate of eighty six percent.
This week we had plenty of activity on the fishing front, but perhaps not as many billfish as we had hoped for. The marlin & sailfish rates went down slightly, but one of the biggest factors was that of anglers wanting to catch eating fish, such as dorado and tuna and perhaps to save the big ones for the upcoming fishing tournaments.
Fishing in Cabo remains unabated with anglers being kept busy in waters teeming with fish, well perhaps more dorado than marlin but nevertheless great catches. Thankfully this week the port was open every day and even with a big moon we still had some nice hookups. “Fearless” had the largest fish of the week for Glen Sheridan from East Windsor, New Jersey on September 21st.
Cabo was again plagued by tropical weather this week, causing the port to be closed partly on the 17th and fully on the 18th & 19th, frustrating for anglers and crews alike, but we are thankful that no major damage was sustained. Just before the rains and wind we had some pretty spectacular fishing days.
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