PLENTY OF STRIPERS BUT JUST A FEW BLUE MARLIN
AND BLACK MARLIN BEING CAUGHT
Oct. 17-23, 2005, George Landrum, Fly Hooker Sportfishing, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Fishing Report:
The Cabo San Lucas fishing area had very comfortable daytime temperatures in the low to mid 90s and nighttime lows in the low 70s.
The Sea of Cortez had comfortable conditions this week with swells from 1-3 feet for the most part. During the afternoons, coming home into the wind was choppy but not uncomfortable. The surface water temperatures were 81-82 degrees.
On Cabo San Lucas' Pacific side swells maintained an average of 4 feet with the occasional 6 footer, along with steady breezes in the morning and strong winds in the afternoons. There was a very strongly defined temperature break that has cool west side water in the 76-degree range and just a mile away warm 83-degree water.
Cabo San Lucas had plenty of bait with Caballito at the normal $2 each and Sardines at $20 a bucket.
Once again, Marlin were scattered at Cabo San Lucas, and the bite for the bigger Blue and Black Marlin seemed to slow down. There were plenty of Striped Marlin however. At the end of the week there was a good concentration of stripers at the Golden Gate Bank as well as along the temperature break out past the San Jaime. The bite was a mix of live bait and lures.
The Tuna bite slowed down this week and almost the only action I heard of was either just in front of the Fiesta American or up at the Punta Gorda area and past. All the fish were footballs from 10 to 20 pounds and chumming with Sardines brought plenty of them to the surface. There were also lots of Bonita and Skipjack in the mix.
Most of the Dorado action this week came from the Pacific side and while there were a few fish in close to home, from the Cabo San Lucas arch to the lighthouse, most of them were found much farther north, around the inside of the Golden Gate Bank. Average sizes were 15-25 pounds with a few hitting 30 pounds.
I saw no Wahoo this week. Almost all the inshore Panga action was on the small Yellowfin, Bonita and Skipjack along the Sea of Cortez coast.