September Report – The Blue Marlin have arrived!! and a few Tuna too!
Hola amigos, happy to report that all is well here in Cabo San Lucas! Fishing has been excellent the past month and things are starting to shape up for really nice tournament season this year for the Marlin tournaments and the Tuna tournaments! The water temps are averaging about 84 degrees right now, with some 80 degree water to the north on the Pacific and some 87 degree water to the north on the Sea of Cortez.
Generally when we find the water around that 84 degree mark the Blue Marlin start getting thick and that’s been the case for the past month. We started August averaging 1 Blue bite per day, and finished August averaging 2.5 Blue bites per day. The top boat in our fleet last week, 19’s Toy, released 4 Blues (from 200-400lbs) from 4 bites one day, after going 2/2 with the same clients that day before. Along with the Blues, we are still seeing great numbers of Striped Marlin, of course, but also seeing quite a few Sailfish! Blues, Stripes and Sails means Grand Slams!
In addition to the Billfish, the Wahoo and Dorado bite has been picking up as well. More quantity on the Dorados but more quality, in terms of size, on the Wahoo. We’ve also seen some big Tuna showing up here and there. I know the Tuna tournament teams are going to be scouring the reports out of Cabo from now until the first weekend in November trying to see what they can find out. Well guys, we’ve seen schools of footballs, 100lbers and 200lbers and we’ve found them to the Southeast and the Southwest from 15-40 miles offshore. A little of everything size wise, and can’t really say that any size was hungrier or more aggressive. Should be an awesome next few months! If you are still looking for a boat for the Los Cabos Billfish, Bisbee Offshore, Bisbee Black and Blue, the Pelagic Tuna Tournament or the Won Tuna Jackpot, we may have something for you, give us a shout.