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4/30/01 05:04 PM
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Capt. George Landrum
“Fly Hooker” Sportfishing

WEATHER: Another one of those great weeks here in Cabo San Lucas! Daytime highs in the high 80’s to low 90’s, nighttime lows in the mid 70’s, no rain and sunny skies! We had high humidity Saturday morning, it smelled like it was going to rain in the morning, but it was just clouds moving in. The wind blew them in and on Sunday the fog followed in the morning.

WATER: There has been a pretty good temperature break holding almost all week just to the south of the Cape, and it ran out about 12 miles before turning towards San Jaime Bank. The warm side was about 72 degrees and the cold side about 68. This area moved around just a little bit during the week but stayed in the same general area. Water temperatures on the Sea of Cortez were in the 72 to 74 degree range with Gordo Banks being a hot spot. Beautiful water conditions all week until Wednesday afternoon when the wind started to blow from the northwest and the Pacific side chopped up quite a bit.

BAIT: A mix of Caballito and Mackerel at $2 per bait and a scoop of sardinas at $20 here in Cabo San Lucas. No scarcity on the bait, but the price on the Sardinas was considerably lower if you headed up to San Jose to get them.


BILLFISH: The Marlin bite has really taken off this week, with many of the boats getting up to three or four fish per day. Average size is around 120 pounds and almost all of them are being hooked on live bait. Anywhere from two miles out to 12 miles out has been good for them and many of them are being found right in front of town. It has not been uncommon to see up to a dozen fish per trip.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: The porpoise pods have been producing fish between 15 and 25 pounds and these have been found around 8 to 24 miles out, pretty scattered. Feathers and cedar plugs have been the top producers and the color of choice in feathers has been either purple or pink/white. There have been smaller fish in the 5-10 pound range out in the blind. The big fish this week were found on the Gordo Banks and the San Jaime Banks. Gordo has been putting out fish in the 40-60 pound range pretty consistently all week, but it has been pretty much a waiting game on them, using sardinas as chum and bait. Large fish in the 100 pound plus category were found on the inside edge of Gordo but on Friday and Saturday San Jaime was putting out these large fish on a much more consistent basis. On San Jaime the Mackerel were working well, much better than artificials.

DORADO: A few scattered Dorado are being found but the bite has yet to become sustained. Hopefully it will happen soon, as the water continues to warm up. The fish that have been found have been, for the most part, mixed in with the small Yellowfin Tuna and have been caught on the same lures that were working on the Tuna. Average size has been about 10 pounds.

WAHOO: The Wahoo are continuing to show up on a semi-regular basis but are not consistent. The situation is much the same as in last weeks report with most of the fish being an incidental catch.

INSHORE: Panga fishing has been a bit on the slow side this week. The average size of the Sierra is getting larger but there have been fewer fish. A few Wahoo have been caught off the beach and those peoples using live baits off the rock piles are still catching Snapper. Roosterfish are still a bit small and scattered but that should start to change with the warmer water.

NOTES: We have our new website, be sure to come by and check it out.

Thanks, and until next week, Tight Lines!
Capt. George Landrum
“Fly Hooker” Sportfishing

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