Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Fish Report August 9th to 15th, 2014

AUGUST 9th to 15th, 2015
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 70%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 44%, Dorado 27%, Tuna 22%, Other 27%



BILLFISH: People are so used to incredible fishing in Cabo, that it is hard when we get a few up and down days. With full moon on August 9th and a big moon all week, boats were hard pressed to have consistent fishing – they would do great one day, then were “skunked” the next, for no apparent reason – though we did notice a couple of degrees drop in water temperature. Our seventy percent success rate would be considered decent anywhere else but we are used to spoiling our anglers with much better rates. However, as usual those that hit it did very well. Michael Dexter from Norman, Oklahoma headed offshore thirty six miles aboard Pisces 31 ft. Ruthless, where he was able to release two blue marlin, just under the 200 lb. mark on August 10th. Ruthless followed up with another blue marlin this time at San Jaime for Briana & Ben Moyse from Chicago on August 12th, then did well again on the 13th with their third blue marlin of the week, estimated at 235 lbs.,  as well as a striped marlin for Texan angler Matthew Adamson. Top one day billfish boat, was 31 ft. Rebecca, with Linda & Terry Smith, Mike & Pam Kelleher & Mike Sparkman from Norman, Oklahoma (again) on board on August 12th, when they released EIGHT sailfish and a striped marlin outside the 210 spot – all took live bait. Rick Walsh from Cleveland, an old friend and client, was out on Rebecca on August 9th and managed to release two sailfish, nice catch, but not amazing, so why did he make the fish report? Well he told us that he had a nice tuna on for thirty minutes, with the fish over 100 lbs., when “Flipper” passed by and cut the line with his mouth, true story….now we don’t know if the dolphin (porpoise) was named Flipper but it did cut the line. Not hard to believe as it is a known fact that dolphin and tuna go together. You want to find tuna, then look for a school of dolphin (porpoise) and the tuna will be underneath. One of the better days was August 11th, though when we saw Cabolero catch a 215 lb. blue marlin, thee tuna and three dorado for Pete & Rita Chow form Denver, Colorado. The Rebecca was lucky again and released a 220 lb. blue marlin for Timothy Lynch from Florida and our new 31 ft. Bertram Tiburon also released a blue at San Jaime, around the 200 lb. mark  for Nick Lopez from Brea, Georgia. Sailfish again outnumbered the Cabo staple striped marlin, though some of them were quite small at 60 lbs. Our total billfish catch was 36 fish, consisting of 13 striped marlin, 7 blue marlin and 16 sailfish.



OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches are on the climb and surpassed those of tuna this week. Twenty seven percent of our boats caught dorado up to 30 lbs. Tiburon caught the most dorado at the Golden Gate for Joe Hibbard & Glenn Slomin from Miami Beach – they caught fourteen and released eleven as well as four skipjacks.  Catches were of between one to six fish over a wide area, but generally speaking the Pacific was better.  Tuna catches were a little lower at twenty two percent and catches of one to nine per boat. Weights varied from 15 lbs. all the way up to a 113 lb. fish caught by David Pincus from Houston aboard 28 ft. Andrea. Believe it or not the most abundant fish this week was skipjack with a mixture of both the good eating white type as well as the black.  They were caught up on the Pacific side, fairly close to shore near Migrino.  Something to do when nothing else was biting and a lot of fun on light tackle. Our total skipjack count was 164 fish.  Wahoo is the best eating fish around and we had a couple of boats to catch these at around 40 lbs. Linda Smith from Oklahoma caught three roosterfish aboard the panga Gloria off of Chileno.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot with some clouds, we had a couple of brief rain spells, like ten minutes each, but no real rain. It did rain quite heavily at San Jose airport as well as La Paz, Swells on a couple of days, but mostly calm.
LOCATION: Golden Gate, Sea Mount, Migrino, Herradura, Los Arcos, San Jaime, 210 up to 35 miles out.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: Slightly cooler water, down to 84 F
BEST LURES: live bait, cedar plugs, feathers, green/yellow,  blue/white

Saturday, August 09, 2014

August 2nd to 8th 2014 Fishing Report

Overall Catch Success Rate, All Species Combined 74%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 51%, Tuna 35%, Dorado 12%, Other 9%
 


BILLFISH: Fishing was not easy this week, with some boats running up to 40 miles, though usually for tuna and still blanking out, whilst others stayed in around the 20 miles mark and did better. There was no set recipe for success an even though seventy five percent of our boats caught fish, this is not as good as we expect. It’s hard to say why, but we feel the weather is not as hot as it should be….if you are visiting you would say we are crazy, “it’s baking out there”, but we should have more tropical storms out in the Pacific; it seems they are taking a different track towards Hawaii at this time, plus we had a waxing moon all week with full moon happening the last date of this report. The sea surface temperate satellite maps tell the story too; the water is blended near Cabo with no clear temperature breaks. Nevertheless, billfish were the number one catch for Pisces anglers this week and though some boats got “skunked” others had remarkable catches. Pisces 28ft Uniflite Andrea had one of the top catches of the week on August 3rd for Jace Richards & Julia Worden from Aubrey, Texas on board.  They fished 25 miles from the 180 spot and released two blue marlin up to 210 lbs. & two striped marlin around the 100 lb. mark – the blues took lures and the stripes took live bait. This same day 31 ft. Cabo Cabolero had a slightly larger blue at 250 lbs. that took a  Petrolero lure at the 95 spot for Peter Martine from New York, who also landed a 30 lb. dorado. We are seeing quite a lot of juvenile blue marlin; with Speedwell having a 146 lb’er die on them & a 170 lb. striped marlin that was successfully released for Jay Wiviott from Long Beach, California.  The next day out this same boat did manage to release another small blue and a striped marlin at the 11.50 spot for Aubrey Pilgrim from Long View, Texas. Some unlucky anglers from Boise Idaho had a big blue on for over three hours that they struggled with, before it got off – captain J.R of the Rebecca told us the fish took a “tigrillo” lure and was just shy of 400 lbs. Speedwell must have had their blue marlin radar on this week as on August 5th, they released another smallish one, just under 200 lbs., a striped marlin & a sailfish for the Jacobson & James’s from Laguna Beach, California. Brad, Charles & Bradley Shields from Georgia, chose to go out on our 38 ft. Blackfin C Rod and were not disappointed to release a 300 lb. blue marlin, an 80 lb. sailfish and boat six tuna.  The Pereda family from Coral Gables, Florida’s request was to target blue marlin. They chose to go with captain Abel of the C Rod and were thrilled to exceed their dream, releasing a blue marlin around 220 lbs., a striped marlin and a sailfish, at the Cabrillo sea mount – the blue marlin took a tigrillo lure, the striped marlin a dead ballyhoo and the sailfish a live caballito. The 31 ft. Bertram Ruthless, captain by Julio Castro did well to release two striped marlin and boat a wahoo and tuna for Grant Cowie and friends from Laguna Beach. Pisces anglers caught a total of 38 billfish this week consisting of 22 striped marlin, 11 blue marlin, and 9 sailfish – with three fish kept, the rest released.



OTHER SPECIES: Tuna catches dropped off this week, due to perhaps the presence of commercial boats in the area; still, thirty five percent of our charters did find tuna, though in lesser numbers than previous weeks. Most tuna caught by one boat was for Lawrence Young & friends from Houston, Texas who caught sixteen up to 20 lbs. at the 95 and 11.50 spots – Lawrence also released the only shark of the week, a 70 lb. pilot, aboard the 50 ft. Flora T. The largest tuna however, were caught aboard 28 ft. Andrea by Justin & Stacey Counterman from Pennsylvania. They caught a total of six 28 miles out from the 150 spot, with three small up to 20 lbs. and the others weighing 80, 90 & 120 lbs. respectively. Catches per bait ranged from one to nine fish giving us a total catch of 107 fish. Dorado catches were quite a bit slower with just twelve percent of our charters hooking up to fish around the 20 lb. mark. Yahoo the 42 ft. Bertram did the best for Dorado with the largest fish of the week, a 40 lb’er, for Mike Goedecke from Lake Charles, Louisiana and also for numbers for catching five in one day on August 4th. The only other fish to be caught were few wahoo and skipjacks. Biggest wahoo of the week was 48 lbs. caught aboard Ruthless for Grant Cowie from Laguna Beach, CA after it took a Petrolero lure.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot, sunny, partly cloudy, rough seas on a couple of days, now dead calm.
LOCATION:  all over the place – 20 to 40 miles out from Land’s End, Herradura, 95 spot, 11.50 spot, Cabrillo Sea Mount, Elias Calles, Moros Prietos, Barco Varado, and Punta Gorda.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86- 87 F
BEST LURES: Blue marlin lures – trigrillo, petrolero, striped marlins live & dead bait, sailfish live bait, tuna cedar plugs, dorado live bait and yellow & green lures.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Here's the Fish Report!

JULY 19TH TO AUGUST 1ST, 2014
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 92%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 68%, Tuna 64%, Dorado 15%, Other 10%
 


BILLFISH: This report covers the last two weeks as we were unable to get his out last week – but boy was the fishing good. The most unusual thing we saw this period was the amount of sailfish being caught, which have never before outnumbered marlin, but which have for the last couple of weeks. Besides a mix of billfish we saw great numbers on yellowfin tuna as well several wahoo and a few big dorado. Andrea our 28 ft. Uniflite had an outstanding week with some incredible catches – the best day for this boat was July 21st when Michael Long Sr. & Jr. were aboard with Michael Knize, all from Dallas. They caught an approximate 280 lb. blue marlin, a 250 lb. black marlin, a sailfish and 84 lb. tuna, 40  lb. dorado and lost a wahoo – now that’s a fantastic day! This same boat also had our largest billfish of the week, a blue marlin close to 400 lbs., which was released outside the 11.50 spot for New Zealand anglers Ross Whitmore & Brent Mitchell who also released a striped marlin.  The Wilder family from Taft, Texas also had a super busy day aboard Pisces Cabolero, releasing a 300 lbs. blue marlin and three sailfish, as well as landing a couple of yellowfin tuna up to 50 lbs. Our new 31 ft. Bertram, Tiburon, is already making a name for itself; on July 25th they had the Vega family aboard from Baja and caught a 200 lb. blue marlin, three sailfish, two tuna and a 40 lb. dorado. C Rod, Shambala & Yahoo all had blue marlin a little between 180 under 300 lbs., which they released. Bob & David Thompson from New York had an amazing day Pisces Valerie, catching & releasing eight sailfish and eleven yellowfin tuna. Striped marlin catches were rarely more than one fish, though there were a few boats that managed two in a day plus some smaller game. Pisces anglers caught a total of 98 billfish, consisting of 50 sailfish, 35 striped marlin, 12 blue marlin & 1 black marlin. All but five fish were released.
 

OTHERS SPECIES: We saw great numbers on yellowfin tuna this period giving us a total catch of 694 fish. Some of the tuna were of a good size, such as a 103 lb ‘er caught aboard C Rod, by Diana Melton from Houston, Texas who also went on, with friends, to catch a total of twenty fish, twenty miles out from the Herradura. Matt & Bob Trent from Oklahoma City caught twelve tuna aboard Andrea, with their top fish weighing 100 lbs.  On July 22nd Judy Durr from Farmer Ville, Louisiana caught seven tuna up to 95 lbs. as well as a striped marlin aboard Rebecca. Sixty four percent of our charters caught tuna, which when found, produced multiple hook ups. Dorado catches were considerably slower and tended to be picked up whilst trolling for billfish. The largest dorado was caught by John Carnes from Woodlands, Texas, weighing in at 65 lbs. aboard Yahoo. Mark Chiavetta from San Jose, California was fortunate to catch two wahoo 45 and 55 lbs. respectively aboard Bill Collector as well as land twenty tuna up to 100 lbs. and release a striped marlin. There were a few other wahoo as well as some bonita, roosterfish, plus one mako and one pilot shark.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot, sunny, partly cloudy, port closed one day due to a local - storm that brought rains and sudden rough seas, which have now calmed.
LOCATION: Cabrillo, 11.50 spot and outside this location, Herradura, off of Land’s End, boats travelled 3 to 33 miles offshore.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 87-88 F
BEST LURES: Tigrillo (orange/black), guacamaya (orange/green/yellow), green & white, ballyhoo, caballito, cedar plugs.

12 Year Old Catches Big Tuna

Some kids luck out and their parents bring them to Cabo for summer holidays. This was the case for 12 year old Ricky Earley who landed this tuna, that was heavier than he is. The fish weighed 119 lbs and was caught by this young man aboard Pisces Valerie. Well done Ricky!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Weekly Fish Report July 12th to 18th, 2014

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 80%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 50%, Tuna 50%, Dorado 8%, Other 10%
 
REBECCA EHRENBERG, WITH EL DICKO - FIRST SAILFISH!

BILLFISH:  We had a big moon this week, which meant some tough fishing during the phase when it was full and the day leading up to it and just after, nevertheless when the fishing was on, it was red hot. Added to this were the abundant tuna catches which were a welcome bonus most days. We were again surprised by the number of blue marlin and sailfish, which combined, outnumbered the catches of striped marlin, something we have not seen in years.  Biggest blue marlin for us this week was a 350 lb’er released aboard Pisces 35 ft. Cabo Listo, by Bryan Brewer from Boston, Mass, just outside the Golden Gate, where he also released two striped marlin. Pisces Bill collector has been on a role recently and this week was no exception – they caught a blue marlin estimated at 250 lbs. plus a sailfish for Robert Click from Plano, Texas, followed by an estimated 280 lb. blue marlin, estimated 150 lb. striped marlin and a tuna on July 15th for Wilkes McCain also from Plano, Texas.  We have a new 31 ft. Bertram in the fleet, “Tiburon”, which sees Rosendo, former deckhand from the Valerie, now promoted to Captain, with Abraham Castro, son Julio (of Tracy Ann fame) as his deckhand, already doing well, with a 300 lb. blue marlin on 60 lb. test line and five tuna for Joe Spinella from Sacramento, CA on July 13th.  A couple of days later, the new boat got their second blue marlin of the week, smaller at around 210 lbs., nevertheless a good catch when added to three tuna for Jonathan and Laura Glover from East, Texas. July really should be called the month of the Texans, as they are here in force and catching a ton of fish.  Sean Low from Middleton (yes Texas) fished La Brita and caught 200 lb. blue marlin and a tuna for the table. Pisces Andrea had a similar size fish, taken on a guacamaya lure twenty eight miles out from Land’s End for Douglas Beyer, from Ohio. Kevin Christensen from Midland, Texas went out on Valerie and did well to release both a blue and striped marlin just five miles off of the Old Lighthouse.  Another new addition to the fleet 50 ft.  “Flora T” had a superb day on July 17th for Fritz Aldine from Austin, Texas, with a 280 lb. blue marlin released, a sailfish released, as well as a 45 lb. wahoo – definitely not released, thirty five miles out from the 210 spot. Ruthless was the top sailfish boat, with three released in a day for Phillip Hale, from Houston. Stripe marlin catches were usually of a single fish, but Bill Collector released two and caught ten tuna up to 111 lbs. for Ollie Oltmer from Belton, Texas – seems like the rebuild of her engines Bill Collector has been doing really well. A little over half of our boats caught billfish this week giving us a total of 11 blue marlin, 18 striped marlin and 17 sailfish.
 
DIANA MELTON FROM HOUSTON, WITH HER 103 LB TUNA CAUGHT ABOARD C ROD

OTHER SPECIES: Boats were just as likely to encounter tuna as billfish this week in Cabo, but the difference was, when found the quantity of fish to be caught was much higher, giving us total catch of 227 fish. Catches ranged from one up to as many as twenty, as caught on Valerie by Jon Killough from Alabama. It was good to see some size on the tuna; twelve year old Ricky Earley from Bellair, Florida landed a 119 lb. yellowfin after it took a green and yellow lure, twenty seven miles out from the Lighthouse. La Brisa also had seven tuna up to 96 lbs. and C Rod a nice 103 lb. fish caught by Diana Melton from Houston. Another new addition to the fleet, a beautiful 35 ft. Cabo “Knot Workin”, likes to fish with kites for tuna and managed to land a 104 lb. fish for Chris Schmitz from Houston, but it was Bill Collector again to take the top spot with a 124 lbs. tuna for Phillip Brantingham from Newcastle, U.K. Dorado catches were on the slow side with just eight total caught for us, though some were sizeable in the 40-50 lb. class. It was a different story in Loreto though, where we heard reports of lone, massive dorado in the 60 to 100 lb. class (which would be an all tackle world record – waiting on the photos). Inshore there were a few grouper and jack crevalle. The panga Gloria caught and released ten roosterfish, with the largest at 40 lbs. for Bryce Rowland from New Zealand.
LOCATION: Between the 11.50 spot on the Cortez to Golden Gate on the Pacific – the tuna schools moved around a lot but were predominately on the Pacific.
WEATHER: Hot, humid with rainclouds threatening over the mountains, thought it only rained further up the Baja in La Paz and Loreto. Seas moderate.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: Very warm 85-88 F
BEST LURES:  live caballito, cedar plugs, green colors, red/black, petrolero, guacamaya

Monday, July 14, 2014

July5th to 11th, 2014 FISHING REPORT

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 84%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 82%, Tuna 37%, Other 10%


BILLFISH: We had an excellent week here in Cabo with plenty of billfish action; in fact these were the most likely catch to be encountered when out on a charter. The surprising thing though, was the number of sailfish, which outnumbered the marlin this week. Consistent blue marlin catches, also added to the success this week. The blue marlin are not huge with fish seldom being over 300 lbs., nevertheless we had a lot of first ever blue marlin catches for different anglers, who commented on the difference in strength between these and the more commonly caught striped marlin. David Webber from Roland Park, Kansas managed to reel in a blue that took a blue and white lure at the Herradura aboard 28 ft. Pisces Adriana on July 5th, with his fish right around the 250 lb. mark. This same day, Pisces La Brisa went out 30 miles from Land's End where they got Chris & Pamela Trawick from Fort Worth, Texas hooked up to a blue marlin and two striped marlin, that they managed to release. July 6th, saw Pisces Billcollector at the top of the charts with two striped marlin, two sailfish, a wahoo and 51 lb. dorado for the Belus family from Temecula, California - what a day! This same day Rebecca had two sails and a stripe for the Harris family from Houston, Texas. Next day out Billcollector headed to the same spot, just outside the Herrdura, with another Texan family aboard, the Gordon's from Montgomery. They did extremely well to release FOUR sailfish and a striped marlin on live caballito. La Brisa fishing the same area released a 250 lb. blue marlin and a 90 lb. sailfish for Michael & John Miller, from...you guessed it, Texas. Next day out it was clients from El Paso (yes Texas) Ruben Martinez with Sabin, Max and Maya that caught an approximate 243 lb. blue marlin, on a flying fish lure, along with a striped marlin and two smallish tuna for the table. They were quite a way out at thirty six miles, fishing aboard Rebecca. Billcollector not only had the highest one day total for sailfish, but also for striped marlin, when they released three, plus two sailfish on July 9th for Erick & Noah Nickel from San Rafael, California off of Herradura. Several boats out this same day opted to fish a different spot, outside the 150 and 180 spots and did well for blue marlin. Flora T, a 50 ft. Silverton and latest edition to the fleet released a small blue for James Lipari from Clinton Top, MI, whilst Andrea had a small blue for David Schlatter from Superior, Colorado.  Canadian anglers Derek & Luke Russell released two striped marlin and a small blue aboard the very comfortable Speedwell. Rounding out this day was Rebeca with a 250 lb. blue and a 60 lb. sailfish, released for Scott Wheeler & Judy Ciaiti from Escalon, California. Not all of our anglers are from out of town though, Daniel Schoenberg and Karen Kato from Cabo, booked La Brisa on July 11th and were not disappointed with a blue marlin estimated at 240 lbs. and a striped marlin. Pisces anglers caught a total of 55 billfish this week, consisting of 11 blue marlin, 26 striped marlin and 34 sailfish.

OTHER SPECIES: Apart from billfish, tuna was the only other offshore species caught in any real numbers this week, with thirty seven percent of our anglers hooking up to fish in the 20 to 70 lb. class, even though Ruthless lost a sizeable 200 lb'er after two hours of diligent struggle, they did manage to catch eight in 10 to 45 lb. class. Joey Loranc from Houston went out on C Rod and had a great day reeling in eight tuna up to 80 lbs. plus a 30 lb. wahoo -he is going to have a lot of fish for many meals to come. Pisces Andrea also had nine tunas up to 71 lbs. thirty eight miles out from Land's End. Just one 52 lb. dorado was caught by our fleet as well as a pilot shark, some skipjacks, a couple of roosterfish and a needlefish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Skies partly cloudy with a promise of rain, but now clear, air temps in the 90's, and seas 3-5 feet.

LOCATION: Herradura, San Jaime, 20-30 miles off of Lands End, 11.50, 8 miles off of Cabeza de Ballena, 150 & 180 spot.

BEST LURES: Live bait, green/yellow, purple, orange/black, cedar plugs, and feathers.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fishing Update June 21st to 27th, 2014 It's Hot!

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 92%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 79%, Tuna 31%, Dorado 25%, Other 6%
 


BILLFISH: What a great week in Cabo! Not only did we have our resident striped marlin but we also started to see some consistent blue marlin catches as well as the odd sailfish. First blue marlin of the week was caught by Lester Matlock, June 23rd, twenty eight miles out from the 11.50 the fish took a live caballito and was estimated at 184 lbs. before being released from the Pisces La Brisa. The next day out La Brisa headed to the Cabrillo area and managed to catch a blue marlin just past the 200 lb. mark and two sailfish for fifteen year old Kash Sisk from Emory, Texas who was fishing with his father Heath – sounds exhausting and it was, so they headed in and were back in port by 11.00 am. On June 24th Pisces 28 ft. Andrea went out to the Herrdura with Scott Marcantel from Louisiana on board who was shocked to get not one, but two blue marlin; both released, with the largest 350 lbs. and the smaller one 200 lbs. They also boated two tuna for the table. Heath & Kash Sisk were out again on La Brisa on June 24th  and released another blue marlin that was around 180 lbs. Pisces Andrea caught a smaller blue marlin, later in the week for Karl & Larry Mengers, from Alberta, Canada at the 11.50 spot after it took a live caballito.  Other members of the Mengers family, Mark, Mike & Burt, were out on Pisces Valerie this same day and released a 200 lb. blue marlin along with a striped marlin; both caught on an orange and black lure. Top striped marlin boat was Bill Collector for releasing four up to 120 lbs. plus a 100 lb. sailfish for Darrell Rosen & Geno Inman, between San Jaime and the Old Lighthouse. So it seems blue marlin were concentrated in the warmer waters of the Cortez while stripers were found on both the Pacific and the Cortez. Seventy nine percent of our boats caught billfish this week, breaking down into 68 striped marlin, 8 blue marlin and 7 sailfish. All but two fish were let go.  

INGRID CARTER FROM NEW ZEALAND LANDED THIS 58 LB DORADO ABOARD SHAMBALA


OTHER SPECIES: The billfish catches were good but parallel to these great catches took place on dorado and tuna. Although we didn’t see any tuna of impressive size there were plenty of fish in the 5 to 25 lb. class with the San Jaime & Pacific producing the best catches, though the odd one was picked up on the Cortez side too. Cedar plugs were the best option for tuna and our anglers caught a total of 131 fish with catches per boat ranging from one to twenty in a day. After marlin this was the second most abundant species. Dorado catches increased substantially this week not only in number but in size.  Some fish were just over 40 lbs and the largest of the week was 58 lbs. caught by lady angler Ingrid Carter from New Zealand, aboard Shambala - others ranged from 5 to 25 lbs. Panga Gloria had an outstanding day for our client James Elmer from Louisville, on June 21st when he caught a twelve dorado, twenty skipjacks and a 40 lb. roosterfish  - limits only were kept. Speaking of roosterfish, Pisces Bill Collector caught the biggest we’ve seen in a while, at 60 lbs. for Tim Patten off of shipwreck beach. We had a couple of pilot sharks with the largest estimated at 100 lbs. aboard the Yahoo.
WEATHER: We had some local rain for about an hour on Tuesday, with the Port getting close, despite most of the boat already being out fishing – they just came back a little earlier, which made the crews happy as the Mexico vs. Croatia game was on in the World Cup. Otherwise hot in the 90’s seas calm to moderate.
LOCATION; San Jaime for tuna, marlin were found from the Old Lighthouse to Punta Gorda, dorado closer to shore in the same area.
AVERGE WATER TEMP: 81 F
BEST LURES: live caballito, orange/black, green, cedar plugs.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fish Report June 14th to 20th, 2014

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species combined 89%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 54%, Tuna 32%, Dorado 24%

BILLFISH: This week the very first Pelagic Summer Slam tournament was held in Cabo, a fledgling touranment seeking to promote sportfishing & local charter boats at an affordable price. Twenty eight vessels entered and the event was well received. Top boat was Go Deeper with ten marlin released and winnings of $9502.00. In the gamefish division third place was for a 58 lb wahoo aboard Sneak Attack which netted winnings of $585.00 followed by a 89 lb tuna aboard Bob Marlin which won $1462.00 then a 104 lb tuna aboard Ripper, also entered in the jackpots, who won $9802.00. One of the best Pisces catches this week was that of Timothy & Tony Cain fishing with  Bruce Esser from San Antonio, Texas. They were out on Listo on June 10th & released an approxmate 200 lb blue marlin, two striped marlin and boated a dorado. June 11th was a good day too, when Pisces Rebecca release five striped marlin for Gordon Clark and friends from California, who also caught a 26 lb tuna. Other boats caught between one and four marlin each, but catches were not always easy. We had windy weather then it got super hot as a hurricane formed south of Baja, causing huge waves for the last couple of days of this report. The catches were spread out from the 11.50 spot on the Cortez side to Golden Gate on the Pacific. Pisces anglers caught a total of 59 billfish this week, with ll but one released. Respectable catches seeing as we had full moon and an abrupt water temperature change. 


OTHER SPECIES: It was great to see some nice tuna catches this week with Pisces Andrea the top boat for boating an impressive 187 lb'er for Scott Gayer from Kenai, Alaska, one of eighteen he caught outside of San Jaime - his other fish ranged from 18 to 20 lbs only. Brett Simmons from Colorado got a work out from a 200 lb plus tuna that he fought for ove two hours, before losing it; he didn't draw a blank though, as he also releaed a striped marlin aboad Andrea close to the Golden Gate. For sheer numbers the tuna outnumbered all other gamefish in Cabo this week, with 125, caught by out anglers. Dorado catches were fair to good with twenty four percent of our boats catching from one to eleven up to 40 lbs. Chris Kaminski from Valparaiso, Indiana has been fishing aboard Ruthless with captain Leon for years and we can see why; he was able to catch eleven dorado, a tuna and a nice 40 lb wahoo. Inshore there were some big jack crevalle up to 50 lbs, as well as the odd roosterfish and skipjack.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot, a.c is on at night already, skies clear, seas had some swells mid to end of week.
LOCATION: 11.50 spot to Golden Gate, San Jaime for tuna.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 F
BEST LURES: live bait for marlin, cedar plugs for tuna, green colored lures and live bait for dorado.
Base on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Fish Report June 7th to 13th

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species combined 89%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 54%, Tuna 32%, Dorado 24%

BILLFISH: This week the very first Pelagic Summer Slam tournament was held in Cabo, a fledgling touranment seeking to promote sportfishing & local charter boats at an affordable price. Twenty eight vessels entered and the event was well received. Top boat was Go Deeper with ten marlin released and winnings of $9502.00. In the gamefish division third place was for a 58 lb wahoo aboard Sneak Attack which netted winnings of $585.00 followed by a 89 lb tuna aboard Bob Marlin which won $1462.00 then a 104 lb tuna aboard Ripper, also entered in the jackpots, who won $9802.00. One of the best Pisces catches this week was that of Timothy & Tony Cain fishing with  Bruce Esser from San Antonio, Texas. They were out on Listo on June 10th & released an approxmate 200 lb blue marlin, two striped marlin and boated a dorado. June 11th was a good day too, when Pisces Rebecca release five striped marlin for Gordon Clark and friends from California, who also caught a 26 lb tuna. Other boats caught between one and four marlin each, but catches were not always easy. We had windy weather then it got super hot as a hurricane formed south of Baja, causing huge waves for the last couple of days of this report. The catches were spread out from the 11.50 spot on the Cortez side to Golden Gate on the Pacific. Pisces anglers caught a total of 59 billfish this week, with ll but one released. Respectable catches seeing as we had full moon and an abrupt water temperature change.
OTHER SPECIES: It was great to see some nice tuna catches this week with Pisces Andrea the top boat for boating an impressive 187 lb'er for Scott Gayer from Kenai, Alaska, one of eighteen he caught outside of San Jaime - his other fish ranged from 18 to 20 lbs only. Brett Simmons from Colorado got a work out from a 200 lb plus tuna that he fought for ove two hours, before losing it; he didn't draw a blank though, as he also releaed a striped marlin aboad Andrea close to the Golden Gate. For sheer numbers the tuna outnumbered all other gamefish in Cabo this week, with 125, caught by out anglers. Dorado catches were fair to good with twenty four percent of our boats catching from one to eleven up to 40 lbs. Chris Kaminski from Valparaiso, Indiana has been fishing aboard Ruthless with captain Leon for years and we can see why; he was able to catch eleven dorado, a tuna and a nice 40 lb wahoo. Inshore there were some big jack crevalle up to 50 lbs, as well as the odd roosterfish and skipjack.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Hot, a.c is on at night already, skies clear, seas had some swells mid to end of week.
LOCATION: 11.50 spot to Golden Gate, San Jaime for tuna.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 F
BEST LURES: live bait for marlin, cedar plugs for tuna, green colored lures and live bait for dorado.
Base on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg

Fish Report May 24th to June 6th



May 24th to June 6th, 2014
Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 62%, Dorado 17%, Tuna 14%, Small Game 22%

BILLFISH: This fish report covers a two week period, as we were at our new secret location last week; an undiscovered & incredible Baja fishery where we shall begin operations shortly.   The Cabo fishery remained robust this period with plenty of striped marlin, sharks and even a few sailfish making an appearance, all this despite a sudden sharp drop in water temperatures around Land’s End, where satellite images show a distinct cold pocket of water. Nevertheless a lot of boats did well, as they headed out to the temperature breaks and found in the most part smaller stripers. At the start of this period boats headed into the Sea of Cortez and fished the 11.50 spot, which is where Jeremy Ross, released four marlin in the 120 to 130 lb. class aboard Pisces Ruthless. The next day out this same boat released two marlin plus a 70 lb. sailfish for anglers from Austin, Texas. Catches increased slightly and on May 26th Mark Chiavetta had six to the boat (Bill Collector) up to 150 lbs., which were successfully released.  Next day out it was five released for 28 ft. Adriana and anglers Brent Crafton & the Watters brothers. Hayden Watson from Bend, Oregon caught and released five striped marlin on May 29th ranging from 60 to 110 lbs. aboard Pisces Listo. At the end of May, the temperature dropped and boats headed in the other direction up to the Pacific where more free swimming marlin were found mixed in with dorado and smaller game. Pisces Rebecca was the one to hit gold off of Cerritos, with six marlin released for Billy & Diego Lagarde, Jorge Sanchez, Luis Garcia – just shows we go wherever the fish are. This same day Pisces Listo headed to Golden Gate and released four marlin & a pilot shark as well as boating a nice 40 lb. dorado. The fish were not as concentrated as they had been on the Cortez side being found from the Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate.  Sixty two percent of our boats caught billfish resulting in catches of 139 striped marlin & 5 sailfish – all but two marlin were released.
OTHER SPECIES: We had plenty of action on smaller game this week and it was nice to see the tuna finally making an appearance which should have happened in April. The cooler water also brought a surge in inshore catches for species such as rooster fish, jack crevalle, skipjack and amberjack. The roosters were from 10 to as large as a 46 lb’er caught aboard Andre by Roger Skaggs and were found off of the Lighthouse.  We had mixed shark catches again this week with the largest being threshers up to 110 lbs.  also caught on Andrea by Monte Brosmer from San Antonio, Texas.  We had a small pilot shark as well as a hammerhead all released. Dorado catches were at seventeen percent with our two top boats catching thirteen apiece, Rebecca & the panga Gloria – with two kept per angler and the rest released. Other boats caught between one and four, usually no more than 20 lbs. in weight. The tuna catches were sporadic with just fourteen percent of boats catching between one and eighteen fish also no bigger than 20 lbs. and found at one their favorite spots, San Jaime on the Pacific. We had a handful of wahoo, but none of any real size at 30 lbs. average.
LOCATION: Starting out 11.50 spot to Punta Gorda then changing to the Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Was baking hot, now much cooler with winds on the Pacific seas are a little choppy.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: from 82F down to 68F around Cabo and 73 F at Golden Gate now.
BEST LURES: Live bait, ballyhoo, blue & white feather for tuna, cedar plugs, red and black for wahoo.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg