Great weather and great fishing in Cabo this week, with 63 out of our 65 boats catching fish. Marlin numbers are still the strongest with Golden Gate being the go-to spot for odds at catching numerous billfish in one day. More dorado have been showing up there as well, and tuna has been showing up fairly closer in than last week - although many boats still have to go out several miles to find them. Other species such as grouper, snapper, rooster fish and sierra are being caught closer to shore.
Continuing from last week, we’ve seen the striped marlin catches abounding with slightly more dorado and many small game fish of good size caught as well. Crews have done a great job of landing tuna for those anglers hoping to catch them, by going out long distances to find them.
It has been a truly magical week of fishing here in Cabo. Not only has the weather been delightful, an average of 80 F, with nice crisp mornings, but to top it off, whatever species of fish anglers targeted this week, they found. If you’ve dreamed of ever catching a marlin and you want to almost “guarantee” your odds, now is the time to be here. The trend continues as last week, to be upwards of 3 marlin caught per boat, with top performers catching up to 10. Those who targeted tuna and dorado also found them and small game fishing has been off the charts. Big sierras, very nice sized groupers and a few rooster fish thrown into the mix. Of course lots of triggerfish, sheepshead and others too.
Once again, fantastic fishing this week. The striped marlin bite is ON, but we are seeing good numbers of smaller game fish and we still have some dorado too. And since fishing has been relatively close, anglers have had the opportunity to target a few different species in one trip, making for very fun fishing and lot’s of fish caught.
Again, what a week! 2018 shows no signs to disappoint any time soon… Great marlin catches out at the Finger Banks and Golden Gate, with all stripers and one blue caught this week and even more dorado. Yellowfin tuna catches slowing down quite a bit and anglers having tons of fun with smaller game fish like grouper, sierra and red snapper, to name a few.
This week we saw a more marked division among what species anglers targeted; with the fishing being a bit scattered at the moment, some opted to stay close and go for smaller game or dorado, while others went out further looking for either tuna or marlin. A few anglers made the extra effort to “guarantee” themselves their billfish, going about 50 miles up the Pacific coast to the Finger Banks. For those that did, it paid off, with boats catching upwards of 8 striped marlin each.
A total of 430 fish were caught this week by Pisces boats, with 40 being marlin, 90 tuna and 187 dorado. All catch limits respected.
We saw many tuna per boat this week, and again, two BIG tuna hit our docks, one of around 278 lbs and another of about 150 lbs in size caught aboard the Pisces Andrea! We also had one of our last blue marlin to be caught this year
What a wild week it’s been. A bit of unexpected weather: thunder storms, lightning and even a bit of hail here in Cabo these past few days. Usually it does not rain around this time of year, let alone hail, ever! But two quick storms past through the city, not lasting more than an hour or so. Colder temperatures also finally showed up this week and it seems to have had an effect on fishing. Boats this week had more luck with tuna and smaller game fish than marlin and although dorado numbers are still good, they are lower than the previous week’s. With all this said, fishing was good and of great variety! Only three boats got skunked and one was because of seasick anglers that wished to return early.
What a week! BIG tuna found consecutively this week, with the largest caught being over 300 lbs. aboard the 31ft Rebecca. Other catches still included strong numbers of billfish, with one of the first black marlin caught by Pisces boats this year, as well as some grouper, rooster fish, Spanish mackerel, wahoo and a few sharks.
Billfish headlining this fish report once again, with catches of mostly striped marlin, but some blues as well. Boats still catching up to 7 marlin each on good days. Dorado numbers strong as well, but starting to dissipate much more now, and I am predicting the tuna will be picking up a bit by next week. Not many small game fish this week, just a few silky and mako sharks.