Top Billfish Boat again this week, Pisces 31’ Tracy Ann, which had 11 Marlin total and a impressive 405 lbs Blue Marlin for father and son anglers Sergio and Diego Cortes. They also released a Striped Marlin and landed an impressive Bull Dorado of about 50 lbs! Marlin was our most prevalent catch this week, with 38 releases. A total of 30 tuna caught, averaging between 15 and 45 lbs. And although we only had 3 Dorado caught total, we made them count, with three bulls of 40, 50 and 55 lbs each! Only a few Roosterfish caught to close out our “Other” species category.
This was one of our BEST weeks of fishing since being back in charter after Quarantine! We caught the first 2 Blue Marlin of the Season, one of 300 lbs, the other 175 lbs. Plus, the Striped Marlin fishing picked up some more too! We had 75 Billfish released this week, which was about 30 fish more compared to last week. For Yellowfin Tuna Catches, we had the same percentage of boats land them, but more fish in comparison: 76 Yellowfin Tuna total. There was only 8 Dorado caught, but they made a splash -- Anglers aboard Pisces 31’ Tracy Ann landed a 60 lbs Bull Dorado, and a 25 pounder too. Plus, they released 5 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish! Add to that a few Sierra Mackerel and a couple Sharks released for the fleet, and we have had one HOT FISHING WEEK IN CABO.
Good fishing with things picking way up into the weekend. Boats found schools of porpoise but the tuna were hard to land. Still, 30% of boats caught tuna, with a few fish on the bigger size, ranging from 50 to 80 lbs each, and a few captains reporting to have “lost a few big ones” (100 lbs or larger). Boats targeting Billfish averaged from 1 to 3 or even 4 Striped Marlin each, with a total of 44 Marlin released total. Pisces 32’ Bill Collector was our top Billfish boat releasing 10 Striped Marlin in one day, along with 1 Shark Release and a Yellowfin Tuna! We also had some nice Roosterfish, a few Grouper, Yellowtail and even a Spearfish to wrap it up.
Decent fishing this week, even with the port closed two days the boats did well to release 50 Billfish total, which included Striped Marlin and Sailfish (plus we had one or two Blue Marlin that got away). And although the Yellowfin were quite difficult to find this week, with schools moving quickly, we had 40 Tuna for the fleet. Other fish caught this week included Sierra Mackerel, Red Snapper and Jack Crevalle.
Only 12 boats out this week, but still, fish for everyone, with 100% catch success rate. Top Marlin Release boat this week, Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2, went 5 for 7 on Striped Marlin released in one day. They also targeted Yellowfin, which are finally showing up, and landed 7 of them total. BIG Roosterfish (around 40 lbs) taking the cake once again this week, with a few Sierra Mackerel and Yellowtail sprinkled in too. Plus, we got news of an approx 300 lbs Grouper caught by commercial fishermen out of Punta Lobos, Todos Santos.
Seventy Striped Marlin released for Pisces in 5 days! Plus tons of Roosterfish and nice Grouper. This is our first week of charters since quarantine in March, and the fishing has not disappointed! All of our boats caught fish this week, 100% Catch Success rate.
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This week of fishing showed a great variety of fish caught, with our small game category taking the cake. Sixty-five percent of boats caught fish in this “Other” category, made up mostly by Red Snapper, followed by Roosterfish (which picked up much more compared to last week). Then we had some Triggerfish, a few Jack Crevalle and Sierra Mackerel, Wahoo, and some very nice Yellowtail (close to 50 lbs, caught on Pisces 32’ Bill Collector by female angelrs). There were 190 fish caught in this category with some released. For billfish we only saw about a dozen marlin for the fleet total, but ewe did have an impressive catch on Pisces 31’ Ruthless of a Striped Marlin released that neared the 200 pound mark. Tuna numbers were not high, only about 40, ranging from about 25 to 50 lbs mostly.
We continue to see good catches of Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and mostly Snapper and Grouper this week, although the quantity of Marlin caught and released did go down. Total number of Marlin caught and released were 43 this week, with only 2 Dorado and 41 Yellowfin tuna. In the “Other” category we pooled mostly small game and bottom fish like Snapper, Grouper, although we also had one or two Roosterfish, Triggerfish, Sheepshead and the like. These added up to 98 fish.
This Week’s fishing in Cabo brought a hot marlin bite that hung around for about three to four days. Catches totaled 137 Billfish this week. The other top producing fish were Sierra Mackerel, with up to 10 - 20 caught per boat along with other small game like red snapper, grouper and sheepshead. There were some small roosterfish caught too, with Pisces 28’ Andrea being one of the top boats for these, with up to 4 caught in one day.