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.
Great fishing again this week, with only a few boats missing out on catches. Marlin like we hadn’t seen in a few years for this season and fun smaller game fish as well, including rooster fish, wahoo, jack crevelle and some sharks.
What an impressive week of fishing, with almost 100% success rate from our crews! Only 5 out of 107 boats did not catch fish this week, and those that did find luck outdid themselves, with numerous catches and different species brought in per boat. The billfish are back with a bang, mainly striped and some blues with sailfish showing up again as well; dorado numbers continue strong and tuna have diminished only a bit. Other species caught have been wahoo, rooster fish and amberjack, with a few scattered sharks landed too.
This week we saw the end of the Bisbees Offshore and the start of the Bisbees Black and Blue. With a pot of around 3 million, the stakes were very high to find a fish over 300lbs. Many of our boats entered in both these tournaments, so we must note that although the numbers would seem to reflect that fishing was not that good, it is moreso that many boats were specifically targeting large black or blue marlin only and did not find them. Other boats that were not in the tournament fared quite well at catching smaller striped marlin and blues as well as dorado and tuna, with the scattered wahoo or roosterfish.
The big tuna this week was caught by anglers aboard the 31ft Rebecca, captained by Jose Ramon Alucano. With the WON Tuna Tournament just around the corner, from November 1st to 4th, these are some nice indications that the big fish are out there, and the tournament should be a good one! Anglers from California caught the 229.5 lbs yellowfin tuna on a purple lure 30 miles to the 140 Spot.
This week saw the start of two of our tournaments this season, first off, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and now, ongoing, the Bisbees Offshore Tournament.
A few of our boats entered the tournament, which saw 43 teams in total. We were glad to see our 38ft C Rod winning 1st Place in the Tuna Daily Jackpot division, with angler Bryce Schell from Canada landing a 146.80 pound yellowfin tuna.
As for non-tournament news, the fishing this week still saw many dorado catches per boat, as seems to be the trend this month, with the larger marlin starting to trickle in (as of course is influenced by anglers and captains specifically targeting these fish). Tuna were mainly small, except for our C Rod’s winning tuna and another 40+ pounder. Other species caught were mainly shark, a few roosterfish, and a few wahoo.
Again this week, it’s dorados galore! But, we have seen an increase in blue marlin as well.. This is good news as we have billfish tournament season right around the corner! In other catches, still reeling in some tunas, although small, and wahoos have continued to show up as well. Quite a few thresher sharks have not only been caught this week, but have also been keeping anglers on their toes as they have been trying to steal the numerous dorado being reeled in.
Overall catch success rate of 84% - first black marlin of the season, double header on blue marlin, tons of dorado.