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.
Great fishing again this week in Cabo, which included steady Billfish catches, of up to 6 Marlin released per boat, and still some nice Cow-sized Yellowfin Tuna showing up late in the season. Top Marlin boat, Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2, went 6 for 8 on Striped Marlin plus an approximate 12 lbs Dorado kept. Total billfish releases for the fleet numbered 72 fish; while Dorado numbered 45 total. We had 256 Tuna caught total for the fleet, respecticing catch limits.
Striped marlin numbers have remained stable this week, with the bite peaking Thursday, on which 48 Marlin were released. A total of 85 Marlin released for the week. Dorado catches numbered 41 for the fleet, a quite noticeable decrease to the past month or so. However, Tuna numbers are still holding strong, with a total of 132 fish. Where we did see a noticeable difference is in other species, mainly our inshore fish like Sierra Mackerel and Roosterfish. Pisces 35’ Valerie was hands down our top inshore producing boat, with 55 fish caught and catch limits respected.