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George Landurm
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8/30/04 10:42 AM
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Capt. George Landrum

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CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT AUGUST 23-29, 2004

WEATHER: Once again we had a very warm week here in Cabo, and there was a threat of rain in the air for a few days as well. Hurricane Frank at the beginning of the week had a few feeder type bands of clouds come over us and we did get a bit of overcast at the beginning of the week and then we had Hurricane Georgette develop to the south and head west, bringing us more clouds and dropping some rain with it’s feeder bands, but the rain was up toward La Paz and the mountains. So, partly cloudy for most of the week with the night time lows in the high 70’s and day time highs up to triple digits.

WATER: Water temperatures in the area have remained in the mid to high 80’s all week with the predominate feature being the warm band (by about one degree) that is running along the Sea of Cortez coast from the Gordo Banks, out about 12 miles and wrapping around the Cape to the San Jaime Banks. This water has been 84 to 85 degrees while water elsewhere has been 82-83 degrees. The passing of the Hurricanes to the south of us has brought large swells to the area and on Friday they were very large, Saturday the started to die down. Combined with the afternoon winds conditions became uncomfortable later in the day at the end of the week, but not unsafe.

BAIT: No change in bait availability this week, the normal summer Caballito at $2 per bait.

FISHING:

BILLFISH: This week was a great one for Marlin, as long as you wanted to catch Stripers! There were Blues caught, as well as a few Blacks, but they were not common. The Striped Marlin were concentrated in the area of the 95 Spot again, and there were some Sailfish as well, just not the numbers as last week. Live bait worked as well as lures did and most boats were able to get one or two to the side for releases. It appeared that there were Blue Marlin if you went much farther out, or up off of Punta Gordo, but as I said, they were scarce.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: Tuna were found almost anywhere and everywhere this week, with there being large fish found at Gordo Banks, the 1150 and off of Migraino on the Pacific side. A few of these fish went into triple numbers with a few almost touching #200, but most of the fish were in the 25-40 pound range and a few schools were 40-80 pound fish. Live bait dropped way back hooked up some of the larger fish while Marlin lures accounted for a lot of the schoolies. There were football size fish to be found closer to the beach on the Cortez side and most boats had no trouble getting a few of them.


DORADO: This weeks Dorado section is word for word the same as last week. The Main Dorado action this week was on the Pacific side with some large fish being found on the Cortez side by boats fishing bigger lures for Marlin. Most of the fish on the Pacific side were between 15 and 20 pounds, and a few boats were able to limit out for their anglers. Live bait was the key, with a Caballito being dropped back as soon as a troll caught fish approached the boat. A few boats were lucky enough to find a piece of kelp holding fish, and every day or so one of them came in with lots of yellow flags flying.

WAHOO: There was a brief flurry of Wahoo activity at the middle of the week on fish that were reported to 90 pounds but then the bite dropped off.

INSHORE: The large swells caused by the hurricanes slowed down the inshore fishing this week. Most of the Pangas that went out were looking a few miles out for Yellowfin and Dorado and they did fairly well, but the traditional inshore fish such as Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle and Amberjack were not the focus.

NOTES: All right! With the great Marlin action, the Yellowfin bite picking up and Dorado showing up it has turned out to be a very nice week! If only the Hurricanes stay away maybe it will continue! My friend Brian Flynn was in town this week and played for a few nights at Cannery Row. Good news from him is that he might be headlining at one of the larger casinos in Vegas shortly! Good on you Brian, and get Knemu up there with you on Bass and you guys will rock the house down! I can see “The Brian Flynn Band” up on the marquee now! Check Brian out at www.brianflynnband.com. Until next week, Tight Lines!





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