Fishing this week has been slow compared to last week’s report.Not in the sense that we haven’t been catching fish, it’s just been harder to come by, with one day being particularly good, followed by the next day being a bit slow and really coming down to sheer luck. Anglers are spotting fish, just not finding hungry ones! On one day the captains’ comments included: “We had three marlin we saw and tried to bait, but they wouldn’t take” or, “Two marlins bit, but we lost them”. On another day anglers were hitting the dock having released 2 or 3 blue marlin or even landing a “Grand Slam” all before midday! All in all, it has been a week of consistent billfish catches, with boats landing just about the full range of billfish sought after in Baja: blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish and black marlin. The crews and anglers have had to work hard at landing fish, and even coming back with only one billfish caught and released has been a highly rewarding experience. Some nice wahoo showed up, but the dorado and tuna have decreased significantly.
The hottest fishing of the week happened the weekend of the 28th - 29th; I really could have written the report solely on Saturday’s and Sunday’s catches, which were SPECTACULAR. Just on these two days, Pisces boats caught 13 blue marlin, 2 sailfish, 5 striped marlin, 54 yellowfin tuna (one of which was 250 lbs!), 8 dorado, and 1 wahoo.
As for the smaller game fish, sought after closer to shore, we again had a great week, with LARGE roosters (the biggest this week was about 60 lbs), jack crevelle, and plenty of dorado there too. And even with hurricane John close by, which kept us from fishing two days this week, fishing catch rates have still been strong, with a slight lull in the next days after the storm. Things have started to pick up again starting this week though, with good catches this weekend. We are excited to see what next week brings, ‘cause it’s feeling like it will be good one!
Another spectacular week of fishing here in Cabo, with 60 Pisces boats this week catching fish. Catch success rates at 96% have made for great fun, especially when catches have ranged from BIG Mahi, to HUGE tuna and beautiful blue and striped marlin. Other fish in the mix this week have been nice sized roosters, jack crevelle, red snapper, among others.
A nice hot Summer week here in Cabo with sizzling fishing conditions. More tuna, and finally the dorado have shown up! Billfish still found South of Cabo; mainly stripers and quite a few decent sized blues too.
I must admit that this week has been one of our Summer’s best for fishing here in Cabo, and therefore, one of the hardest weeks for me to write this fish report!There have been so many fish caught and of different sizes and species that I wish I could fit it all in, but I’ve had to pick and choose what I consider our best catches… Billfish this week included sailfish, striped marlin and blue marlin, all released. We’ve had more tuna than we can fish and a standout BIG wahoo too.
Summer is officially here. Hot temperatures moving in to Cabo, with tuna numbers officially at a high this week, and dorado numbers steadily increasing. Those looking for marlin are still quite successful, with a maximum of up to four stripers caught per boat. Small game catches have consisted only of a few roosterfish and skipjacks.
This week we had a brief encounter with Tropical Storm “Bud”, which thankfully did not do damage to the region. Winds of 40 mph and rain did however mean that port was closed Wednesday thru Friday. In the days before this though, the fishing was pretty decent! Still a good marlin bite, and more tuna than seen in the previous week. With three days unable to go fishing, our boats still caught more fish than last week, with tuna numbers growing immensely. We’re hoping this storm may bring a few more mahi-mahi around, as this week again, we only saw one caught.
Overall catch success rates are still high, just as last week, but the amount of species caught has shifted once again. As cooler water temperatures set in, we saw dorado numbers drop from almost twenty caught last week, to only two this week. Marlin numbers have still remained very strong, with 113 striped marlin caught and released in this week alone. Crews are still going to the East Cape, to find them though.
Another great week of fishing here in Cabo, with the marlin numbers still strong and still more tuna. The dorado has finally shown up, with 17 of them caught by Pisces boats this week. The water and weather is definitely warming up here, giving us a strong start to our June season, and looking forward to the Tournaments beginning this week.
We are starting to get excited about the June season here in Cabo. Things have really picked up in the last few weeks and this week’s catch success amongst boats has climbed to almost 90%. The majority of boats are heading for striped marlin, with up to 6 striped marlin caught per boat in one day, but tuna and other smaller game catches have been equally good. The roosterfish are definitely here now, making for a lot of fun fishing, with some boats catching up to 9 of them per outing! Jack crevelle, amberjacks, grouper and sierra mackerel have been the majority of our “other” species caught. And let’s not forget about our almost 700lbs black marlin hooked this past Sunday; all signs of an exciting June tournament season, kicking off with the Pelagic Cabo Summer Slam in this next week and the Stars and Stripes Tournament at the end of the month.