Greeting from the Sub-Tropics,
Various good news items to pass on this week. #1 (as always) is the fishing. The effects of Hurricane Paul have officially left the building and our finned pals have not only resumed eating, they have also grouped up nicely for us. #2 the weather has finally broke and Fall is here! Mid-80’s in the day, upper 60’s at night. What more could you ask for.
BH (before hurricane) nice, cooperative schools of tuna off Santa Maria (between San Jose and San Lucas) and La Fortuna/Iman Bank and fishermen were happily gaffing specimens from 10-80 lbs. These fish are NOW BACK. Dorado and Wahoo are also circling the schoolies and while we’re getting bit-off by many hoo’s striking mono baits, they are being landed when correctly targeted with wire/cable leaders.
Cow tuna are showing up off and on at both Inner and Outer Gordo Banks and with the correct bait and presentation (mainly chunking skipjack), anglers are buckling up for the grueling battle of man and beast. The cooler air temperatures are helping and we had no one pass-out this week.
Hurricane Paul sure took its toll on the annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and our friends at Marlin magazine suffered through an extremely slow billfish bite. Only one qualifying marlin made it to the weigh station as the fish still hadn’t re-grouped by tournament’s end. Highlights were a few large tuna landed by a handful of teams which helped keep desperate anglers occupied… a bit.
Being wahoo hunters, PFISH is excited about their arrival and look forward to what we hope is good fishing in the coming months. Tuna, dorado and wahoo are the staples of life here in Los Cabos and the marlin fishing should continue to improve as the days shorten. We still have a few openings left of the Nov, Dec, Jan calendar so let us know if you’d like to step up to the plate. ‘Till next week.