CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT Capt. George Landrum Fly Hooker Sportfishing www.flyhooker.com firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1-7, 2010
Weather: We had a great weather week except Wednesday. Tuesday night the wind started picking up. It howled all night and all day Wednesday. Most people stayed inshore and or came in early. Thursday we were back to sunny skies with just the regular trade winds. Little cloudy Sunday and Monday, then clear skies ahead.
Water:It looks as thought cooler waters are moving in closer with 70 degree water pushing into 95 and 1150, while the out by the Sea Mounts it's staying in the 73-74 degree range. Out around the San Jaime Banks it showing a cool 68 degrees.
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.
Billfish: Marlin fishing has remained slow, again this week. Still a few more boats were able to find the fish this week, but it was still nothing to write home about, at least for those of us who go out all the time. The fish seemed to be concentrated closer to shore than normal, most of the fish were found within three miles of the beach, and on both sides of the Cape.
Yellowfin Tuna: Just like last week, most of the Tuna that were found were quite a long way from home, necessitating a two hour or more cruise to get to where you might find some. Bigger schools had small fish, smaller schools have bigger fish reported out by the Seamounts. Not pretty water getting there though. Of course my friend that made it out there said he was the only boat there. There are always exceptions though and on Saturday there was a pod of Dolphin found three miles off of Chileno Beach that had loads of football tuna, 5 to 20 pound fish, and the first dozen boats to get there had a blast.
Dorado: Just a few yellow flags were flying this week, Wednesday with the heavy winds and rough seas always bring the Dorado out to play. The fish were found offshore on the Cortez side by boats searching for Tuna and there were a few very small ones in close to the beach, also on the Cortez side of the Cape.
Wahoo: Just like last week, what Hoo?? I saw lots of orange flags flying this week, but they were all for Sierra.
Inshore: For the fourth week in a row, inshore fishing was the way to go. The Sierra bite busted wide open on the Pacific side late in the week. Same again this week, still seeing some boats come in with 30 or 40 fish. Also reports of the snapper bite picking up.
Notes: Well so much for those trips to the desert. You are going have to put up with me writing the fish reports for a while. All happened kind of fast this past week. George is on a new assignment in the Galapagos Islands. He will be a teaching Captain aboard the “Coyote II” working for www.artmarina.com He left Cabo on Saturday and arrived in San Cristobal Sunday morning. Once he has a chance to check his internet capabilities, he will be giving me updates to let you all know how it's going. Not sure if he will have internet at the house he will be living at, that will determine how often we get updates. We'll keep you posted. You are all invited to head down and fish with him. They have offered a discount to any of George's clients, so let me know if you want to go and I'll fill you in. They have Marlin University going on the end of this month if anyone is interested in that also.