I did want to share something with you. A good buddy of mine called me the other night and asked me a few questions about the safety of Cabo. His wife and her friends are headed this way and have heard of all the violence on the media thatís happening in Mexico.
I told him what I am telling you. CABO IS SAFE! All the problems are at the border.
I have never felt any danger in Cabo and southern Baja. I can go anywhere, anytime and not run into any problems. My wife and our girls take long walks at night along the marina and local beaches and have never felt threatened.
Actually I feel safer here than the states. It feels more like the good ole days when I was growing up in Texas. The other night I broke down driving back from Todos Santos. I had the locals stopping to help me every few minutes. I had already hiked up the hill and called home on the cell and had ordered a tow truck, so I thanked the kind folks and let them get on their way. The tow truck took its time and around 1am finally found me and hooked me up and towed me back to Cabo.
In those few hours, I had the locals stop and give me water and snack foods. One fellow stopped and visited for quite a while, it being a nice night and all. Gisel got a ton of calls saying that I was okay and still waiting for the tow to come get me.
It was a wholesome experience. Does this happen at home anymore? When I broke a fan belt near Phoenix a few years ago, everyone passed by like we werenít even there. They kept on going and no one stopped to help. It was well over 105 degrees outside and I had my wife and girls in the car. I understand itís dangerous in the states to stop and help. Thatís my point. I felt more alone in my native country than I have ever felt in my adopted country.
Mexico is filled with an incredible friendly wholesome people. They are on the most part some of the warmest folks I have ever met.
Donít let the border violence and the scare tactics the media uses to keep you and your family away from Cabo and southern Baja.
WEATHER: Itís as good as it gets! The days have been warm and sunny and the temperatures have been around 85 to 90 degrees. Itís the most beautiful beach weather. The seas have been calm on the most part and with balmy skies; it just doesnít get any better!
The marlin fishing continues to surprise me. Just when I say the marlin bite is over, the banks go off again with an amazing fishing. It has not been unusual to get four to six marlin in a days outing on light tackle or fly. The best action is still at Golden Gate banks.
We are catching some dorado closer to the shore only a few miles out. Some days we are seeing just a few fish and other days we run into a school of fish, and then action is non-stop. Most fish are 10 lbs to 30lbs or so.
YF Tuna- Some fish have been found way-way offshore, but itís very unpredictable and the sizes vary from footballs to over 100 lbs.
Plenty of Makoís around. These fish are fun on light gear, but with all the marlin around, everyone just ignores them. Most are smaller fish less than 60 lbs, but I have seen a few go over 200 lbs.
The best fishing right now is for Sierra Mackerel. Sierras are a great sports fish that are also great eating. There are just tons of Sierra all around Cabo, both on the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific side. Some of these fish are really big with many going over 12lbs. Itís been great fishing, with lots of action.
The rooster fishing has been good. They are both on the Pacific side and Sea of Cortez. The bite has been good on most days, but once in a while they are hunkering down and we canít get them to eat anything. Most fish are under 15lbs, but there are some hogs over 50 lbs. out there.
Some Cubera snapper right now, and if you fish with bait, you have a good chance of catching some for the dinner table. It has been hard to get the fish away from the rocks so we can get a shot at them with the fly. Anytime now, we should start seeing schools of Cubera and Colorado snapper off the Pacific. Once the fish start schooling they are great fun to catch as they come to the surface to eat the fly.
There are some good-sized yellowtails out at the arch. The best bet is jigging with Yo-Yos both early and late. White and yellow seem to be the best colors.