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Capt Geo
1/18/10 08:50 AM
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Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
January 11-17, 2010

WEATHER: We had great weather this week even if it was a little on the cool side for me. Our daytime highs never rose above 82 degrees where I was and I saw a low of 60 degrees on Saturday morning. We had a couple of days with blustery winds on Thursday and Friday but then it settled back down. We had mostly sunny skies with no rain for the week.
WATER: 40 miles to the southwest has been an area of warm water, 76 degrees with a solid appearing edge, but I know several boats that went to the area and could not find a really defined separation. Elsewhere on the Pacific side the water was averaging 72 degrees with swells at 3-6 feet with a decent amount of chop during our blustery days. On the Cortez side of the Cape the water was a bit warmer at 73-74 degrees and some swells from the east at 1-3 feet.
BAIT: The normal Mackerel and Caballito were on hand for $3 per biat and there were Sardinas in San Jose at $25 a scoop.

BILLFISH: Once again there were Striped Marlin caught but not in any numbers. The most flags I saw on any one boat this week for Billfish was two, but I did talk with a captain who said that on Saturday he had released two Striped Marlin and a small Black Marlin. Both of these fish were found close to home, as were most of the billfish found this week. A few boats went to the Golden Gate and Finger Banks to check out the activity and reported that there was no bait to be found either place, but reports from boats transiting the area between Mag Bay and Cabo have reported good numbers of fish midway, so hopefully soon they will appear here.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: There have been some fish in the 20-30 pound class found to the south of the San Jaime Banks this week, and there have been reports of some very nice fish occasionally appearing to the north of the Golden Gate, but they have not been biting anything offered and disappear very quickly. The smaller fish were found with the white bellied porpoise and only the first few boats on the scene have been having any luck.
DORADO: These have been the fish of the week and have saved quite a few charters this week. I am surprised that they are still around with the water as cool as it is, but most boats are still able to get a few in the fish box by the end of the day. The Dorado have been scattered and watching the frigate birds has been the best way to find them.
WAHOO: Again these fish continue to surprise us. First that there are still some out there with this cool water and second that they are still willing to bite! There were not a lot caught this week but I know of at least one that was 60 pounds or so, it was dropped into the marina while being held for photos, and then they could not find it!
INSHORE: the bite has been hit or miss on the Sierra, when you found them the bite was really good, but otherwise it might end up being just a couple of fish in the box. There are still a few small roosterfish being caught and I had a report yesterday of a couple of small yellowtail being caught up by Migraino beach. Some decent snapper and grouper are starting to show up in the fish wells also.
NOTES: Whales, cool water, great weather and good football, it’s been a nice week, now if the Striped Marlin would just show up in numbers things would be perfect! This weeks report was written to the music of Boz Scaggs on his 1994 Virgin Records release “Some Change”. Until next week, tight lines

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