Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 11/25/12 to 12/2/12
Jc Sportfishing 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 memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can accomodate fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Lets get on with the report for this past week.
WATER: The water is unusually warmer now it should have changed a few degrees by now and started to drop. Water temperatures are still in the low 80,s from Gordo Banks to the Golden Gate. Normally water should be 73 to 76 degrees. The warmer water has made for some good fishing with the Dorado wide open and Blue and Black Marlin in the area as we speak. Sailfish have also been hanging around in the warm water.
WEATHER: The weather has been really good over the last week. Highs in the mid 80,s and lows like 65 to 70 degrees. Light breeze in the afternoons has made for really calm seas and excellent fishing.The weather really ought to be a little cooler this time of year but it hasnít set in yet. Mostly clear about every day except a little overcast once in a while but really good weather. If you want to come to Cabo this is a good time as the weather is good and fishing is excellent. The first couple weeks of December are always a slow time in Cabo, as people are getting ready for Christmas and Holidays. Good time to come you can find some deals on fishing and any other activity you like.
BILLFISHING: Well the Striped Marlin fishing has been pretty spectacular as of lately. Lots of boats even reporting 2 to 3 marlin a boat. The Marlin have been feeding on the surface in the mornings and evenings. They are being caught by pitching live bait and some on lures. In the middle of the day we have been drifting live bait with some success., Lots of Marlin being caught from Grey Rock all the way up to the Finger Bank. The areas of San Cristobal and the Golden Gate has been good as well this week. The Blue Marlin have stayed in the picture since the water is still warm and there have been reports of Blues in the 300 to 400 pound range. A couple Black Marlin up near the 400 pound range also reported. There has also been quite a few Sailfish being caught cause of the warm water in the area.
BAIT: Bait is the standard 3.00 dollares a piece and there has been plenty around.
TUNA: The Tuna fishing has been hit or miss over the last week. The Gordo Banks area did produce some in the 100 pound range. Anything else I have heard is some occasional football size Tuna being caught but nothing to really brag about. The bigger Tuna at the Gordo Banks were caught by slow trolling live baits and drift chunking.
DORADO: Dorado fishing has been really insane just wide open. Really all the Dorado you want, and if that isnít good, heres another thing , you can catch them about anywhere in our local fishing grounds. The fish are being caught on cut bait, live bait and lures. The best action being seen is from the Arch to the Light House. The Pangas have gotton in on the action with lots of Dorados . Some of the best areas have been on the Pacific side from Arch to San Cristobal. Most of the Dorado are 10 to 15 pounds with some going as high as 30 to 35 pounds. Lots of boats are getting there limit quickly and the limit is 2 fish per person.
INSHORE. Surf fishing for Roosterfish has produced a few but really nothing in great numbers. The Pangas have been scoring good for Dorado and even Sailfish in close. The Pacific side is where the action is, really the best place for surf fishing or fishing in general close to shore. Local guys have been killing the Grouper and Red Snappers in the rocks on the Pacific side in about 50 to 60 feet of water. These guys are using hand lines and sell to the local restaurants in town.
WAHOO: Lots of Wahoo caught at Grey Rock and at the 95 spot. Fish were caught on purple and black rapalas and marauders, with blue and white ones being good also. Green and white hoochies were producing with most fish in the 15 to 35 pound range. The full moon did help the bite as this is when things started popping. Most of the Wahoo action was closer to shore and it ranged from the East Cape all the way to above San Cristobal
BEWARE: Remember if your not renting charter boats from companies who have been established in Cabo for the past 20 years ( Jcsportfishing, Pisces Sportfishing, Minervas, Redrum, Picante Fleet) you might have problems. There are many sportfishing fleets on the internet who are really not established business, who are operating illegally. Lots of these outfits are renting you a boat they have never even looked at and donít even know where you would board the boat, leaving you the task of trying to find the boat. They donít even have an office you can go and confirm your charter boat. You do not want to spend a day walking around looking for the boat and where you board. If you wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This way there is no confusion or misleading. Lots of vendors renting boats in the hotels are not reputable and donít care about your interest and care more about a commission . 75% of the Cabo Fishing websites on Google are not even in business anymore or might be just brokers who donít have an office in Cabo. Some of the Google websites are misleading and not established .Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. 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. http://www.jcsportfishing.comhttp://youtu.be/zNBk33jCjCk T-shirts and Fishing at Jc,s