This week got off to a slower start than last, due mostly to a surprising storm that caught everyone off guard. The Storm which came through Saturday to Monday brought a torrential downpour that closed the port and pushed the Los Cabos Billfish Tourney over a day. Two tournaments took place this week, the Los Cabos Billfish and the Bisbees Offshore, the first had 51 boats entered, while the second had 119 boats and a $1.3 Million Dollar Pot. The full run-down of standings and prizes can be found HERE, or under our News Tab. Billfish numbers were still good, 133 fish released total this week, which included nice sized Blue Marlin, averaging about 200 - 250 lbs each. Pisces 72’ Tag Team took the Release Division in the Bisbees with four Blue Marlin and 3 Striped Marlin over the course of two days. There were 176 dorado caught, which were slightly smaller in size compared to last week, averaging between 10 and 20 lbs. Tuna catches totaled 94 fish, which included a nice 157 lbs Yellowfin for Pisces 38’ C Rod during the Bisbees that won them $132,430 USD. Other catches included wahoo mainly, with Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2 taking 1st place in the Wahoo Division of the Los Cabos Billfish with a 29.2 pounder.
Another spectacular week of fishing in Cabo - Here’s the numbers: 247 Billfish caught and released, which included Striped and Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, and a surprise Swordfish catch on Pisces 42’ Caliente. Pisces 31’ Ruthless found the Blue marlin honey-hole on October 9th, when they went 2 for 4 on Blues; those released were about 200 - 250 lbs and they released a sailfish too.
BIG Yellowfin Tuna this week: one of 217 lbs caught on Pisces 31’ Tracy Ann (they’ve had 3 YFT between 100 - 200 lbs in the span of a week and a half) and the other three, caught on Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2, (who’ve caught the biggest YFT of the season in previous weeks, 286 lbs!). Captain Gil Castro and anglers landed a 251 pounder, and then Saturday, landed THREE more, which weighed in at 39, 154 and 181 pounds!
Tournament season is officially around the corner, and the conditions and fishing could not be any better for it. Striped marlin catches are still off the charts good, the fleet released 277 marlin total this week, with a steady number of Blue marlin making up part of this too, averaging 200 - 300 lbs each. Dorado continue in very good numbers, a total of 281 caught this week, with catch limits respected and fish ranging from 25 to 40 lbs easily. Highlights for Yellowfin Tuna on the bigger side were a 80 lbs tuna on Pisces 35’ Knot Workin’, then two just over 100 lbs caught on Pisces 31’ Tracy Ann on consecutive days, a 157 pounder on Pisces 32’ Bill Collector, and a 225 lbs Yellowfin on Pisces 25’ No Borders. We had a total of 63 Yellowfin caught in the fleet and a few wahoo sprinkled in too. But the best of all, its not only been good, but its been consistent, with 97% catch success rates for 100 Pisces boats fishing this week. Weather has been nice except for the wind, which has made long runs out for tuna and marlin a bit uncomfortable, but with the quality fishing found at the grounds, we can’t complain.