Our good pals Andy and Andy from England had a sensational third day on the water with us. ReelRum and Captain Omar stayed red hot with 6 Striped Marlin in 3 hours. The Andy’s threw in the towel after that and were back before Noon.
Thank the new moon, Santa, the fishing gods or RedRum Captains and Mates, but Dorado and Tuna have returned. After a solid two weeks of only Marlin bites, table fare started to show up in Cabo waters again. On the 26th we saw one of our boats pull into the Marina with a yellow flag flying and we thought they must have been flying the flag in order to get the dust off. This was not the case, the boats had actually caught a few Dorado. Thursday the 27th it was more of the same, much more. Each boat brought in at least 2 Marlin and a Dorado. Javier managed to find 2 Marlin and 3 Dorado. Alex on El Nuevo found two of each. Cesar had a Dorado and 4 Marlin and Omar took the daily prize with 2 Marlin, 1 Dorado and 10 Tuna. The Kastilahn crew were troopers on this charter. They got to the arch and ReelRum had a problem with the water intake. They had to come back into the marina and patiently wait while our trusty mechanic Rene diagnosed the problem, a plastic bag. After a 45 minute delay they were back on the water. The Kastilahn’s were also the first boat back with 13 fish. Needless to say they were happy they stuck around for a few minutes. Friday the 28th was another good day of fishing. The school of Tuna could not be found again but Marlin and Dorado were still around. Omar and Jesus stayed hot and landed 5 Marlin. Nuevo RedRum had a great day with 1 Marlin and 3 big Dorado. Cesar had 4 Marlin and a Dorado and Javier had 2 Marlin for the Gower clan.
El Nuevo had a late start this morning as Steve Sagan from San Diego came in on a cruise ship to enjoy a day of fishing with RedRum. He and his group had a great day fishing, catching and releasing 5 Stripe Marlin and 3 Dorado. They headed back to the cruise ship and off to their next location.
The office will be closed tomorrow for Christmas Day but the boys will pick up right where we left off.
From the RedRum family to yours, we would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays.
RedRum owners Ryan and John Donovan were joined by Ryan’s sister Jennifer, and his future father-in-law Greg Sawyers on Rum Runnin with Javier and Manuel for a day of Marlin fishing. They family caught and relased 2 Marlin before 11 am!
The boats are heading out towards the Lighthouse maybe 2 or 3 miles offshore. Still waiting for the Dorado and Tuna bite to pick back up as I have heard from a couple of buddies that the bite is solid in Northern Baja.
Despite the amount of fish spotted all day by the Redrum team, hooking a Marlin seemed to be a difficult task today. There were loads of fishing chasing bait balls and sitting on the surface around the Lighthouse area today. El Nuevo produced the best outcome by catching and releasing 3 Stripe Marlin. Juan, the mate on El Nuevo was able to hook up with all three early in the morning. Derek Retter and his family were very pleased with their outcome and the way that Alex and Juan handled the day. They heard about the lack of fish being hooked up today and were satisfied with the 3 Stripes.
Jesus and Cesar fished together on Reel Rum and were able to hook up with a Stripe Marlin. It was brought up to the boat and had its picture taken with the Caldwells, quickly put back in the water for a release.
Tantrum and Rum Runnin both had slow days as they tried everything they could to get a Marlin hook up. Mr. Anaya and his son had a great time being on the water together aboard Tantrum even though they came back empty handed. Mr. Anaya understands that fishing is not catching! It is also good that he is teaching his son, who is very knowledgeable about fishin about the slow times as well.
Hopefully the bite will pick up tomorrow! I will be sure to keep everyone posted.