Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 98%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 16%, Tuna 80%, Dorado 4%, Other 12%
BILLFISH: Another great week forfishing in Cabo! Or we should call it the Tuna week! We have been waiting for thetuna to appear down in our waters and did not disappoint to our anglers at all,but let's come back to our Billfish which was great. Carl Smith and JosephMcCorvey from Hockley, Texas fought a Blue Marlin weight estimated over 180 lb.aboard Pisces Ruthless with our beloved Leon Camacho whoyesterday put again a Blue in his line participating with the Stars and StripesTournament. Brad Rau from Minneapolis released another blue, weight estimatedof 250 lb. at Palmilla area. Pisces Adrianaboatgot a blue marlin 14 miles out of Cabo Real with a “clown lure”, (local name bythe Cabo crews) with a variety of colors. The Striped Marlin has been spreadingin different areas of the sea of Cortes to the Pacific side, from Palmilla, to the 11.50 spot, in front of theCabo Bay going out about 30 miles out, the Old light House spot and otherfishing grounds over the Pacific side all the way to San Jaime. The Marlin iseverywhere and this is a glance of the upcoming high season! On June 22ndPisces Flora T with Captain “Toto” putBrad Jauer´s group in action with two striped marlin released and one yellowfin tuna at the 95 spot, visiting from San Antonio, Tx. We had two sailfishreleased in the same fishing ground aboard the 28ft Adriana, weight estimated 60 lb. for Ana, Jennifer y Tony Gonzalezvisiting from Alburqueque, New Mexico. The Billfish was spotted mainly withlive bait, the traditional “caballito”. Pisces Cabolero did fantastic releasingthree striped marlin weight estimated 130 lb., six dorados and two tunas withthe group of Brian Nugent, Barker, Allison, Brock and Couch from Florida andGeorgia.
16% of our boats caught billfish this week breaking down in 45 striped marlin, 3 blue marlin one of them was lostduring the fight and two sailfish total of 50 billfish. All the fish were successfullyreleased but one that unfortunately got wrapped in the line.
OTHERSPECIES: The yellow fin tuna was outstanding andimpressive, boats spot from six, twelve, and twenty tunas per vessel! TimGray, Gary Chawk from Palo Alto, Ca. shared PiscesAdriana boat with Ashley and Dominic Richard fromOrange County and managed tunas from 20, 30 50 and 80 lb. Dominic wascelebrating his birthday!, what a way to spend the day reeling huge tunas! Outsideof the 180 spot Pisces C Rod foundtunas from 10 to 130 and 150 lb. for The Solomon family visiting fromAlpharetta, Georgia; Tracy Ann reeled a 100 lb. with Dylan and Thomas Eads and Markand Markus McGuire from San Clemente, Ca. give them a good fight. Again with Tracy Ann Bobby Samuel´s group from Midland, Texas fought 130and 150 lb. tunas, 30 miles out of the 95 spot. Pisces Bill Collector did good catching tunas ranging in the 160lb. outside of the 11.50 spot with Michael and Becky Hurley from Virginia. 31ft Rebecca with Jr. and Luis did their own action with tunas of 130 lb., 21 miles out of the Cerrowith the group of Carter, Beavers and Baxter from North Richland Hills, Tx. AboardPiscesValerie Amy and Troy Strawn and Kelly & MikeAyers fought 2 tunas of 180 lb. for over 3 hours! On the 11.50 spot 35 milesout. As to Dorado or Mahi Mahi our crews were able to spot some and caughtabout 20-25 lbs 28 miles out to the South with 31ft La Brisa with Hazlett and Kline party visiting from Dana Point,Ca. and C Rod great and tasty catch!
80% of our boats caught tuna, breaking down in 256 tunas and 10 dorados. Our crews released three pilot sharks in Punta Gorda between 60-90 lb aboard Ruthless with the group of Noynaert & Gidley visiting fromCollege Station, Tx. And aboard BillCollector with Erika Fritz and Barret Blevins, New Braunfles, Tx. Panga Salsa hada good day with Tom Eads group bringing amberjack, sierra and skipjacks rangingfrom 5 to 10 lb. and panga Gloria did great with one rooster, one red snapperand needlefish from 20 to 18 lb. with Clay Montgomery from Minnesota.
WEATHER: The summer startedofficially, a little windy over the Sea of Cortes and Pacific side which givesa nice cool sensation to everybody local and tourists. Calm seas.
LOCATION: San Jaime, 180 spot, 210spot, Cabrillo,35 miles out Old light house, for tuna, marlin were found from the11.50 spot, 95 spot, 30 miles out of the hill, the Old Lighthouse to PuntaGorda.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: live caballito,orange/black, green, guacamayo, payaso, green-blue and cedar plugs.
Based onthe catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.