6/14/10 02:03 PM
Cabo Bite Report
CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
Capt. George Landrum
Fly Hooker Sportfishing
June 7-13, 2010
Weather: We started the week with a bang as the wind cruised across us at a fairly steady 15 knots. On Tuesday we had a fog bank move in and for the next several days things cooled down quite a bit. Our lows were around 62 degrees while the highs were in the mid 70's. As the week came to a close the temperatures moved up by 10 degrees and the skies cleared. On Sunday morning there was not a breath of wind and it was a warm 75 degrees in the morning.
Water: Even with all the wind we had, the Pacific side was still fishable once you got past the lighthouse current line. While not comfortable, early in he week quite a few of the boats were going there. With seas at 4-6 feet, the wind did not really take effect until later in the day. At the end of the week, with the exception of Sunday, the wind moved close in and the water was nicer 5 miles offshore. On the Cortez side, the mid week winds really chopped things up for boats returning in the afternoon, but by the end of the week the chop dissappeared, bu there was still a nice 2-5 foot swell for the surfers. The bad news is that during mid-week the water turned over and on Friday the temperature across the board had dropped 10 degrees, leaving the Cortez side at 73 degrees and the Pacific at 63 degrees.
Bait: Caballito and Mullet were available at $3 per bait.
Billfish: Billfish action looked a lot like that of April this week as there were Striped Marlin to be found on the Pacific side close to the beach. As a matter of fact, a good friend of mine hooked one on Iron while jigging for Amberjack right off the arch. Most boats were getting shots at three or four fish per trip with one or two releases per trip. Of course the action and the fish dropped off the chart when the water turned over, but hopefully things will change right back as the currents switch again. I did not hear of any Blues or Blacks showing up in the patterns this week.
Yellowfin Tuna: Early in the week there was a decent pick on fish to 25 pounds close to home with the fish being just two to three miles off the beach between the Gray Rock and the Red Hill areas. There were some Porpoise with them and according to those who did best, small 3” hootchies on #30 fluro-carbon leader was the trick. Working the area steadily resulted in catches of between two and ten fish per boat. Being there early was a definite help.
Dorado: There were a few fish early in the week but with the change in temperature they went on vacation.
Wahoo: Most of the Wahoo got free tickets to travel to warmer climes, getting discounts on seats by buying in bulk. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Only three of these speedsters were caught this week that I heard of, and all of them were early in the week while the water was still warm.
Inshore: Roosterfish close to the beach on the Pacific side past the lighthouse early in the week, as well as off the beach on the north side of Chileano on the Cortez side provided action, and when the water turned over the Sierra started to show again. Also early in the week there was a good Amberjack bite off of almost all the points. Quite a few of the Pangas went for the Yellowfin Tuna on the Cortez side and did well.
Notes: With the water turning over the fishing offshore dropped off, but it should switch around any day now, just as fast as it went. As of now, the wind is gone and while there are still swells, they are spaced far apart. I feel there will be a decent bite on Tuna soon as there are two Seiners anchored in the bay, and they don't travel for fun. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for a turn in water temps and until next week, tight lines!
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