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Cabo Bite Report
FLY HOOKER SPORTFISHING
Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
May 2-8, 2011
WEATHER: We had a few hot days this week as the thermometer hit 103 degrees in our driveway. It's not humid yet but that will come. While there were a couple of hot days, we also had some really nice weather as well. The average here in Cabo was 92 degrees during the day and 78 degrees at night. The floor fan has been on for sleeping and I am about to pull out the dogs floor fan for her during the day. No rain of course and just a couple of days with a high overcast.
WATER: It's starting to warm up out there! The latest shot from overhead shows that cold 65 degree water we had on the Pacific side has moved 60 miles north, up past the Finger Bank. Everywhere else we can look at shows a pretty even 75-76 degrees. We did have a brief showing of 82 degree water along the coast up on the Cortez side from Punta Gorda north. Surface conditions have been great with little wind and small swells.
BAIT: A few decent Caballito but mostly junk bait at $3 each. Don't buy the junk bait unless you are desperate. Sardines up at Palmilla at $25 a scoop. Frozen Ballyhoo at $3 or $4 each depending on the supplier.
BILLFISH: In a repeat of last weeks report the Striped Marlin have remained at the 1150, or in the general area all week long. If you have good live bait there is the possibility of action. The boats scoring best are using live bait as drop-backs on fish coming into the lures. A great catch this week was 4 releases but almost everyone was scoring at least one. I pulled on a fish myself this week for an hour on stand-up #30, it just would not give up, a nice fish of over #150, scoring a release with live bait. We also had one of about 130 pounds on a lure. Plenty of Jumper and feeders most days, we had an active feeder right along the side of the boat while I was fighting my fish, but there was no more bait left. What was interesting was the number of Thresher Sharks we saw early in the morning, we must have seen at least 10. We were seeing a lot more Marlin this week as well, and some boats reported seeing over 100 fish during a day's trip. If the warm water continues we might be seeing some Blues and Blacks soon. There were Swordfish seen again this week in the area just tot he north of the Gorda Banks and one boat caught one 6 miles off of Grey Rock as well.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: I saw a couple of white flags that may have represented Yellowfin this week, but they may have been for Bonita as well since I heard of no Yellowfin being caught over the radio, nor did anyone I talk to mention any Tuna.
DORADO: A few yellow flags once again indicated the catch of some Dorado, but there was no hot and heavy bite, at least not yet. Warm water means they can't be far behind though. We sure are looking forward to the first school of them coming through!
WAHOO: We are coming through the new moon phase so there were few Wahoo reported, but there were a couple of decent fish caught. The ones I heard about were said to be in the 35 pound class and were caught by boats trolling lures for Striped Marlin.
INSHORE: On the Pacific side there has been a great bite on small Roosterfish to 10 pounds with a few 20 pound fish in the mix and a decent bite on Sierra. The key to action was to get Sardinas as chum and bait, otherwise things were a bit slow. Nice action was had on Jack Crevalle as well, man those fish can fight! The Yellowtail seem to have moved north following the cooler water as the last report I had on any decent action was from the rock points up past Golden Gate Bank.
FISH RECIPE: My recipe has been taking too much space so if you want to see it, check out my wordpress blog a little later in the week, or subscribe to the blog and you wil receive an email as soon as I post it. This week is a good one!
NOTES: The fishing continues to improve and I will be on the water for a few days this week. The whales are pretty much gone now but the fish are showing up! This weeks report was written to the electric speed guitar of Joe Satriani on his 1992 Relativity Records release “The Extremist”. Sometimes you just have to kick it up a notch! Until next week, tight lines!
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