3/22/10 11:11 AM
Cabo Bite Report
CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing
March 15 - 21, 2010
Weather: Our great Cabo spring weather is here!! It's been in the high 60's in the mornings which doesn't seem by much, but the chile wind was gone. Same with the day time temps the mid 80's feel a lot warmer. Still getting the winds but coming from different directions so they are warmer. It was cloudy at the beginning of the week, but only a few passing clouds the rest of the week.
Water: While the air temps seem sot be warming up, the water temps are cooling off. The only places seeing 70+ degree water is from 1150 out to the Cabrillo Seamounts and just west of San Jaime. Inshore is just barely 70 with the 68 degree water moving in. If you are inside the10mile range, the seas stay pretty nice and very fishable, it's when you get out past that you start getting into the 7 – 9 ft seas that can be sloppy especially is any kind of wind picks up while you are out there.
Bait: There were Pacific Green-backed Mackerel and Caballito at the normal $3 per bait and up in the Palmilla area a few boats were selling small Sardinas for $25 a scoop.
Billfish: Marlin fishing has remained slow, again this week. Still a few bites close to shore, not hearing of anything offshore. Even the bottom fishing for marlin up the Pacific side isn't working yet. Where are they? Just not here in the numbers we have seen in the past. March should be great for striped marlin. Hmm maybe there is something to the overfishing by commercial boats.
Yellowfin Tuna: Once again, there is a few tuna, but not many. Not pretty water getting to where they are at. Reports of porpoise schools in close but the boats working the schools are reporting only the small bonita (which even my cats won't eat). I've seen a couple fish coming into the docks but all reported some pretty rough seas getting there and back. Rumors of a good bite past San Jaime the other day, but I never saw any fish to go with the rumors.
Dorado: A few Dorado saved the day for some this past week. Not in numbers, but the ones caught were all in the 15 to 20 lb range instead of the 4-6 lb range that have been passing by.
Wahoo: Ok lets change this, just for spring to “Mexican Wahoo”. Still pretty much the catch of the week. Although they are taking a big hit. If you are into the bigger 6-10 lb fish, there aren't as many of them being caught. Still lots of the smaller ones. Hey guys throw those 2-4 lb fish back, let them grow up. Got leave some breeders for next year!!!
Inshore: Lets make it the 5th week in a row, inshore fishing was the way to go. Snapper bite is alright, haven't seen the numbers of red snapper hitting the docks like in years past. They are there, people are just spending more time targeting the sierra I think. Don't laugh, but I did see some decent triggerfish come into the dock. (they really are good eating) Some small mako shark being released. Maybe with this cooler hi 60 degree water moving in, the yellowtail bite will pick up again.
Notes: Spring has sprung in Cabo and while the fishing may not be so hot, any day on the water is better than a day at work. So come on down, the weather is perfect this time of year. If you haven't noticed, it's not George writing the fish report still. He is off fishing in the Galapagos Islands. His report there, the striped marlin are biting. I only have a one day report from him as Saturday was finally his first day out fishing. While he is there in a teaching capacity, he has to depend on the locals to go to the best fishing grounds. While his team released only 2 marlin yesterday, the other group released 9 of 13. He has made sure the Captain goes to the proper grounds today!!!
This weeks report has been written to the sounds of a golden retriever begging me to hurry up and finish so we can go for her Sunday morning beach time!
Until next week, Tight Lines!!!!!
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