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Cabo Bite Report
FLY HOOKER SPORTFISHING
Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
July 4-10, 2011
WEATHER: Warm. Need more information, well all right. Our morning lows have been in the low 80's and the daytime highs in the high 90's. We had very little wind this week but did have quite a bit of cloud cover early in the week with sunny skies from Thursday on to the end of the week. We had a pretty good shower on Monday and that was the end of the rain.
WATER: The water was 82-84 degrees almost everywhere you could go, on the Pacific side that was everything in range inside the 1,000 fathom line and on the Cortez side it was all the water out to a distance of 30 miles south of Cabo and 50 miles south of Punta Gorda and eastward as far as you could travel. Once you got past five miles off the beach on the Cortez side the water was blue, inside it was just slightly tinged with green. The swells were decent size at 3-6 feet but there was very little wind on top of them and they were spaced well apart.
BAIT: Mackerel and Mullet were easy to get this week at the normal $3 per bait, there were no Sardinas and only a few Mackerel to be had.
BILLFISH: Well, thing are constantly changing on the ocean and as the warm water moved into our area the Billfishing changed a bit as well. We are still seeing Striped Marlin close to home, as a matter of fact one of the boats hooked two Striped Marlin within 100 meters of Lands End on Wednesday. Most of the Striped Marlin have been very close to home, but there are not the numbers we were seeing last week, and they are not as hungry. What we are seeing more of is Blue Marlin. A boat caught one over 600 pounds this week and quite a few smaller ones between 200 and 300 pounds were released. Not that they were caught by every boat out there, no it's not that easy! But there were Blues to be had if you were in the right place using the right stuff. Most of the action on these Blue Marlin occurred between 5 and 25 miles out, around the Tuna. Naturally they were following their bait!
YELLOWFIN TUNA: Not much of a change from last week as far as the Yellowfin are concerned. Between 5 and 25 miles to the south and southwest, find the porpoise and you were getting bit. The porpoise were all over the p[lace, finding the right pod to work was the key. The white bellied porpoise were moving fast and it was hard to get bit in them, but the spotted porpoise were easier to work and the fish were a bit more co-operative. Smaller lure in dark colors worked great on these fish that averaged 15 pounds, with large ones reaching 30 pounds. There were a few big ones caught as well, fish that reached over the 100 pound mark, but they were not in among the small ones.
DORADO: Dorado continue to come into our area and there are some nice ones out there! We had a young client who caught his first one the other day, it was Saturday, and the fish weighed just over 60 pounds! Now he is spoiled for life and probably expects every one he catches to be that large! Not every boat is bringing home Dorado, but the ones that are getting them are catching nice ones. Most of the action has been out past the 5 mile area, and on the Cortez side of the Cape.
WAHOO: Once again I did not hear of any Wahoo being caught this week.
INSHORE: Roosterfish to 60 pounds, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, Grouper, Snapper, all the inshore fish are showing in the reports this week. The ones not there are the cooler water fish such as Yellowtail and Sierra. Slow trolling live bait is the key to getting most of the fish except the bottom species, and those were biting on butterfly jigs.
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 will receive an email as soon as I post it. Sorry about this last weeks no show, I got busy and forgot!
NOTES: Early morning, the birds chirping, just finished watering the garden after returning from the marina. The sun is just coming up and it is 83 degrees and humid! Reminds me of Guam! My music choice this week was a mix of classics with some Humble Pie, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After and Grand Funk Railroad, wow, really takes me back!
Until next week, tight lines!
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