Pisces Fishing Reports
This week has been similar to the last, in the sense that there has been really great days of fishing, then some slowing the next, then BAM! a really fantastic catch shows up. For example, we had a rarely seen short billed spearfish caught this week, along with some big black marlin in the Cabo area in general. A few big bull mahi-mahis caught as well and a beautiful big sailfish, whose size is rarely encountered anywhere else in the world.
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!
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