CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING BOATS KEEP SCORING
DURING PERIOD OF BIG TROPICAL STORMS
Sept. 22-28, 2005, Benjamin Ortega, Solmar Fleet, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur fishing, Mexico:
When those three hurricanes passed Baja last week, they left behind some darned good fishing at Cabo San Lucas.
For example, there's the 350-pound, estimated weight, blue marlin, three striped marlin and a sailfish caught by Denver, CO, angler Paul Ryan. He used a mixture of live mackerel and lures to make that remarkable catch, all of which he released, while fishing aboard the Cabo San Lucas charter fishing boat El Torito off the Pozo Cota.
Two California buddies, Thomas Hernandez and Bob Hall, each made the striper list, taking their two fish on mackerel off Punta Gorda.
John McKelvie of Milpitas, CA fished off Punta Palmilla aboard the Solmar VI, taking a blue marlin on a red lure.
Bob Prusak of Dix Hills, NY, spent his 17th straight year fishing with the Solmar fleet, this time taking a single striper and two dorado weighing 20 and 35 pounds on the San Lucas VI.
Fellow Denverite, Robert Wiggins Jr., fished the Solmar at the Golden Gate Bank where he caught two striped marlin and two dorados. He also released his catch.
Tristan Anderson of Seattle, WA, pumped in four striped marlin and one sailfish, again releasing those fish. He was fishing aboard the Solmar IV off the Pozo Cota when he nailed his those fish on a green and black lure.
Solmar Fleet's top Cabo San Lucas skipper honors for the week went to Antonio Romero of the El Torito, whose passengers in five outings caught 12 striped marlin, nine blue marlin of which six were released, 23 yellowfin tuna, eight sailfish, six released, and 19 dorado.