4/5/10 09:09 AM
Cabo Bite Report
CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing
March 29 – April 4, 2010
Weather: Another beautiful week in Cabo. Afternoon temperatures in the mid 80's so we are warming up a little at time. Lows in the mornings are staying above 60. Still chilly enough to want a sweatshirt out on the water though. The weather last week and the forecast for this week...clear sunny skies. Now we just have to worry about the winds. Mother Nature chose Thursday this week to blow stuff anywhere and everywhere, but other than that, just a nice breeze.
Water: Ok finally it looks like the 60 + degree water is moving down the Pacific towards us. Still in the 67 to 68 degree water moving in towards the Gate and San Jaime. The waters out front of Land's End, Cabo Sa Lucas to San Jose del Cabo out to 1150 and Gordo Banks all remains in the 71-72 range. Seas have been 4-8 ft so rough getting out to the banks and back.
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. It's been tough to get sardinas this paste week, the guys have had to go up to East Cape to get them, so they are not getting back to sell them until around 8am.
Billfish: Marlin fishing has remained slow, again this week. A few inshore close to Cabo, but the bite is just not happening. Up around the lighthouse area on the Pacific side, have had reports of tailers seen, but not much interest when baits are thrown at them. It's fine water temperatures, they just aren't biting. Some people are saying we are just on a down cycle this year, the bite will come back while others are blaming on too much commercial pressure. I guess we'll see what the future brings.
Yellowfin Tuna: They are there, then not there. Last week there was a good bite out at the Gate, late this week they were found again out by San Jaime. Not the number of schools we are used to seeing this time of year. Lots of porpoise out there, but the tuna are not with them.
Dorado: Still a few popping up here and there, blind strikes only one or two, no school concentrations. I still think they just come out to play when the waters are rough.
Wahoo: I'm sticking the “Mexican Wahoo” this week. Still the catch of the week and keeping most people happy. Once you get loaded with sardinas, the sierra bite is great! No so many without the sardinas. Still coming in the 2 to 6 lb range a few bigger, but not many.
Inshore: Sierra Sierra Sierra, roosterfish, grouper, snapper, triggerfish, a smorgasboard inshore. We have had quite a few fly fishermen this week on the pangas, doing very well chumming the fish up with sardinas to cast their flies into schools. Mostly roosterfish and sierra on the fly.
Notes: Lots of families this week, and it's been all about keeping the younger kids happy so they will keep an interest in fishing. So a lot of boats have stayed inshore where they are catching lots of fish, instead of offshore for one or two fish if any. It was a pretty busy week here with the younger kids traveling with Mom and Dad for their spring break.
Galapagos report: George's boat finished 2nd with 14 releases, Top boat got 16 releases. All on 20 and 30 lb test. Lost quite a few to shark. He says he has never seen so many shark! They are hoping to get out and try some swordfishing while down there. Will let you know about next week.
Until next week, Tight lines!
PS no damage here from the earthquake, we didn't even feel it.
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