Cabo San Lucas, Mexico



Sept. 23-29, 2005, Tracy Ehrenberg, Pisces Fleet, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:

Fishing at Cabo San Lucas was good this week, with an overall catch success rate of 82 percent for all species combined, but there is still room for improvement.

Cabo San Lucas fishing this week could be described as average. We could have done with more blue marlin. The best fishing locations were the 95 and 1150 spots, offshore 5 to 20 miles. Pisces anglers caught a total of 49 billfish, consisting of 28 striped marlin, 14 sailfish and 7 blue marlin, all but three fish were released.

We didn't see as many multiple billfish days as last week at Cabo San Lucas, and several fishing boats were "skunked." However, some vessels did very well, or were just in the right place at the right time, resulting in a 48 percent catch success rate.

Our top boat this week was "Sundancer." At the close of our Cabo San Lucas fishing report, as Hurricane Otis, began it's path towards the Baja coast, captain Martin reported beautiful weather up at the Golden Gate on the Pacific where he caught and released two blue marlin, as well as a striped marlin, all released, as well as boating a couple of tuna in the 40 to 60 pound class, for Joe Carnivale and friends.

Fishing out of Cabo San Lucas earlier in the week "Ruthless" did well for Dan & Barley Jones from Soyarmouth, Ma, releasing two sailfish and one striped marlin 14 miles off of Cerro Colorado.

"Rebecca" also did well this day with two striped marlin and a blue marlin for Michael and Matthew Brady, fishing with Jim Gonber, all from Ohio.

For most of the fishing week it was very hard to get bait at Cabo San Lucas, but the situation improved at the end of the week.

Dorado catches were again good with 41 percent of boats hooking fish in the 10 to 35 pound class. Catches were usually just one or two fish, although we did have a couple of charter fishing boats closer to shore that got seven.

Tuna catches were much slower, with just 12 percent of our sportfishing charters hooking up to mostly football size fish.

On the 25th "Marlin Too" was fortunate to land seven tuna in the 40-50 lb class 23 miles off Faro Molino.

On the 28th, "Tracy Ann" caught ten tuna, with four smaller fish released and six boated between 38 and 90 pounds. We did have quite a few wahoo this week, but they didn't account for but 8 percent of catches but sizes were not bad at 40 to 60 lbs.

Cabo San Lucas skies were mostly clear, and seas calm, turning cloudy and a little rough at the close of this report. Average water temperature was 82.