Cabo San Lucas Weekly Fish Report and Baja Fishing
Cabo San Lucas Weekly Fish Report and Baja Fishing
Fishing Report: 5/23/12 to 5/31/12
As the Admiral Seas It
Jc Sportfishing Charters
ABOUT US: Jc Sport fishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him has a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have memoriable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can accommodate fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Lets get on with the report for this past week.
WEATHER: Well this past week has had nice weather, despite the wind . The wind has been blowing most of the week not helping the fishing any. Some days up to 25 to 30 knots . Day time temperatures in the mid 80,s with lows in the lower 60,s range. The last couple days we felt a big up swing in temperatures with day time highs hitting close to 100 degree mark. Yesterday the heat really set in, as it was feeling more like mid July. It is to be expected as June arrives tomorrow. The weather is going to consistently get hotter from now on out.
BAIT: Caballito are in abundance this week with not to many Mackerel. The bait is at the standard 3$ a piece. Water is pretty cold for the Sardines so its mostly Caballito this past week.
WATER: The water temperature has changed drastically over the past week. We even had 63 at Gordo Banks changing to 80. The water was green and dirty there .The water temperature at the 1150 was 71 and at the 95 is 69. East Cape seems to be where the warm water is over the last week. We had strong currents from pacific side continue to change water temperatures over the last week. The water temperature on the pacific from shore out to the Golden Gate was in the mid 50,s . Changing to mid 60,s farther west . It was dirty and green. Really water temperatures have been all over the place the past week really affecting the Los Cabos fishing grounds. Over the last couple days the water temperatures seem to be improving and the fish are following the warm water. There have been more Marlin spotted over last 2 days and the inshore bite has picked up also.
BILLFISH: The last day of the IGFA Offshore Championship was the last day Striped Marlin seemed to be biting. The bite really fell off the radar screen after the tournament. The start of this past week was seeing hardly any fishing action at all. Luckly over the past 2 days the have been some improvements with 5 marlin being spotted outside the1150 from our own Bob Marlin. The marlin didnít seem to want to bite anything though. This has been pretty much the story all week as far as Striped Marlin fishing goes. Most guys looking for Marlin were finding them some 45 miles from Cabo in the Los Frailes area.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: The Tuna bite has hardly been anything to speak of with some small ones being caught randomly. No large schools being spotted.
DORADO: There were some small Dorado caught going towards San Jose, but nothing major.
WAHOO: Really with this cold water in the area the Wahoo bite was way off, with only minimal reports of small ones being caught.
INSHORE: The inshore but seems to have been the best over the past week . From the Arch up to the pump station there were quite a few Sierras and Jack Caravelle being caught . Great for ceviche. There were also some Rooster fish caught on live bait. The Rooster fishing was getting better everyday. We even saw a few Snook landed .Yellow tail were reported on the Sea of Cortez side. Seems the best fishing this past week was the more cold water species.
BEWARE: Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. Renting boats from the hotel you are staying at is not in your best interest and not a good idea. The hotels are in the hotel business and not the fishing business. They make a commission on everything they rent and they donít care if you catch fish or not. .Renting from a legitimate charter company is different as they are trying to build a customer base and in it for the long run. Remember to check to see if the person you are renting your charter boat is the owner or not. When renting boats in cabo due your home work: First check Trip advisor, search sport fishing and see what people are saying, check reviews and photos and if at all call them . Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions about what you are getting and what are the costs. You dont want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. You need to go to the fishing fleet office, while in Cabo and book your boat. Check through travel forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for testimonials about the fleet your booking your charter with. Ask about what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches? How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon.