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Capt Geo
3/29/10 02:35 PM
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Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing

March 22 - 28, 2010

Weather: Our great Cabo spring weather is here!! While it's getting a little warmer in the morning, have to remember the sun is getting a little higher and the days a little longer. We go to daylight savings next week Saturday night April 3 if you are here. It will be dark and cool again in the morning! I feel like I'm late everyday when the sun is already out at 6AM going to the marina.

Water: Well I guess those winter cool waters have been pushed out already. That didn't last long. Gordo Banks is the coolest at around 70 degrees. Warmer waters out on the Pacific side in the mid 70's!!! Waters close to Cabo in the high 70's. I might go swimming with Tawny this morning. This is not normal. Sea of Cortez usually warms up before the Pacific. What is Mother Nature bringing us this year.

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 but tough to find mid week.


Billfish: Marlin fishing has remained slow, again this week. Victor, my panga guy, had to have the catch of the week on these guys. Pulled in close to the lighthouse to check for sierra and released two striped marlin in the 150 lb range. They were just cruising for a bite to eat! While some folks in PV brought in a 684 lb black this week, we haven't seen anything like that yet. With these warmer waters moving in, there is a chance for us to catch some of the big ones!

Yellowfin Tuna: Yeah I had sashimi for dinner last night!!!!! Finally Friday some yellowfin tuna showed up. Of course being the only game in town you had to get to the school early or they were scattered. Fish were in the15 to 30 lb range. Hope this warmer water will keep them around. Although yellowfin don't mind the cooler waters.

Dorado: Dorado on the other hand like these warmer waters and a couple came up to play. Decent ones also in the 15 lb range, not those little slippers that we had last month. Dorado grow fast, but not that fast.

Wahoo: I'm sticking the “Mexican Wahoo” this week. Still the catch of the week and keeping most people happy. The tuna didn't show up until late in the week so the sierra were the hot bite to being with.

Inshore: Sierra Sierra Sierra, roosterfish, grouper, snapper, a smorgasboard inshore. Sure glad the tuna have shown up to relieve the pressure on the inshore fisheries. We want to keep those reefs full all year round.
Notes: Lots of kids running around this week, so charters were down. Those kids don't have money for anything but beer. Haha, So it's been an excellent week for the beer distributors. Happy the tuna are back, although, I wonder what the summer will bring if we have 70+ degree waters already. Hope it just remains this way and the bite picks up again with the warmer bluer waters.

Galapagos report: George is fishing Marlin University this week. They are fishing on light tackle, 20 and 30 lb test, the boat he is on was top boat for the day. They raised 31 Striped Marlin, hooked up 13 5 good solid releases, all 150 lb fish. 4 on 30 lb and 1 on 20 lb. With a double hook up both released They lost two to shark, Also released 2 shark and got 2 dorado for dinner. He says he has never seen so many shark!
Until next week, Tight lines!

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