DORADO TOP WEEKLY FISH COUNTS FOR
CHARTER BOATS FISHING AT CABO SAN LUCAS
Oct. 21, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) remained the "fish of the week" again at Cabo San Lucas and were scattered about on both sides of the peninsula.
The Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet, reporting for 69 fishing days, reflected 25 stripers, (20 released) 2 wahoo, 17 yellowfin tuna (to 60 lbs.) and 139 dorado, (15 to 40 lbs.).
The "Fish Cabo", reporting for 5 fishing days reflected 5 stripers released, 7 dorado and 1 yellowfin tuna.
The "Fish Cabo I", also fishing 5 days, reflected 6 stripers released, 15 dorado and 4 yellowfin tuna.
The largest fish taken in the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament at Cabo San Lucas checked in at 465 lbs., a blue marlin, taken aboard the "Cazadora" and claiming a $465,000 purse. Not a bad days work.
"Fish Cabo" took the largest dorado, 43.7 lbs., for $10,850 and the "Fish Cabo I" took lst place release on the 3rd day for $9,100.
The largest wahoo, 57.1 lbs., took $10,850 and the largest Yellowfin tuna, a 277 lb. whopper, also took $10,850. A total of 68 boats fished the 3-day tournament.
Cabo San Lucas weather had mostly sunny and warm, temps from 76 nights to mid-90's daytime highs. There's an unusual north-south temp break of 6-7 degrees from about 10 miles outside Todos Santos and extending down past Cabo San Lucas. The temperatures on the inside and close to the beach are 82 degrees and on the other side of the break, drops to 76 degrees.
The best Cabo San Lucas fishing area was at Migrino, an area about midway between Cabo and Todos Santos, on the Pacific side, along the temperature breaks. Live bait has been best for the billfish and dorado in the Cabo San Lucas sportfishing area. The live bait supply is very good, all caballitos this week.