Cabo Fishing bite was great this past week with most of our full day boats targeting Yellowfin Tuna. Most of the fish were in the 20-30lb range but if you had a school to yourself some of the better quality fish in the 40-50lb range were coming up here and there. We were generally finding the fish between 15-30 miles out, from the 1150 bank over to the San Jaime bank. When the wind was strong on the Pacific we’d head towards the Sea of Cortez, and vice versa. It’s nice to have that luxury here in Cabo. When we did fish the Pacific, after limiting out on Yellowfin, a few boats went to check on the Striped Marlin bite and they are still chasing bait around the Golden Gate bank, which is 20 miles up the coast. Incredible that they have stayed thick at the Golden Gate into mid –April, but the bait is still there and the water temps are still north of 70 degrees. Been a long time since I’ve seen it like this. Very few Wahoo and Dorado this past week, but like I said, most boats were chasing the Tuna. Half-day boats that fished the inshore got into a good mix of Roosterfish, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. Also saw a more consistent bite on Yellowtail this past week and I expect that bite to get even better in the coming weeks. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 760-481-7667 if you want to get in on the action!
Weekly Fish Report
Today marks the last day of Winter for us down in Cabo and we are more than excited to start a new season. Since our last report we’ve really been having to work hard to find the fish. Typical for late February and March we are not discouraged but definitely ready for a “change in the tides”.
Some highlights since my last report have been the copious amounts of Spanish Mackerel that we have been catching along the shoreline up the Pacific side. It has not been rare for our boats to come back loaded with 10-15 Sierra a day! Sierra, or Spanish Mackerel almost looks like the little brother of a Wahoo! Fun to catch and great to eat (ceviche) these aggressive eaters were chowing down on anything from small hoochies to stitched ballyhoo.
Our Yellowtail bite was more evident than it has been within the last couple of years and some memorable catches included a few 30-35# fish caught, 2 on our 28’ California TantRum and one by Captain Alex and Ulises on El Nuevo, our 33’ Bertram. Yellowtail Snapper is my personal favorite of fish to eat! The sushi and sashimi platters that can be created with fresh Hamachi are incredible! Congrats to the anglers that were able to get a few to the boat over the last month!
There have been other “must write-about” catches including some nice Rooster Fish, tasty Snapper and Grouper and some impressive Amberjacks coming up as well!
Although this report isn’t ideal for the angler looking to come down and lock into a 200+ lb Billfish, wrestle with a cow tuna or load up on Dorado and Wahoo it serves as a reminder that we are in this sport to keep our anglers happy! As much as we would like to control when the bite turns off and on, the reality is that we can’t! So we’ve got to dig deep into our bag of tricks sometimes and shoot to make your day with us a great experience with what we are given!
Reports are coming in of Tuna and Dorado bites starting to pick up as well as Marlin coming through again!
We got through the winter and now off to bigger and brighter day!!
Welcome Spring Time!!
The RedRum Rundown
Marlin: numbers starting to increase with bait returning to the area and water temperatures warming up.
Tuna: Schools of porpoise are plentiful again and they are holding some Tuna in the 20-30 pound range. Starting to pick up with the bite hopefully on the uphill climb!
Dorado: Few Dorado reports, a couple caught these last 3 weeks. Smaller in size. A good indicator that the fishing is going to start picking up again!
Wahoo: Big when caught! Haven’t seen a lot of action though!