STRIPED MARLIN ACTION IS UP TO 16 RELEASES
A DAY IN WINDY CONDITIONS NORTHWEST OF CABO
Nov. 9, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas, Baja fishing report, Mexico:
Cabo San Lucas billfish catching is picking up steam on the Pacific side at the Golden Gate Bank and as long as the angler can withstand the 10-18 knot breezes and wind chop, they should do very well.
High charter fishing boat for the week was the "Gaviota VIII", skippered by Captain Juan Dominguez, with 16 striped marlin released for 6 fishing days.
Overall Gaviota Fleet counts for 50 Cabo San Lucas fishing days reflected 53 striped marlin, (50 releases) 1 small blue marlin, 2 wahoo, 17 yellowfin tuna and 37 dorado.
The "Fish Cabo", reporting for 3 Cabo San Lucas sportfishing days, had 6 striped marlin released, 5 dorado, 1 wahoo and 4 yellowfin tuna, and the "Fish Cabo I" reporting for 5 fishing days, released 6 striped marlin, caught 2 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna.
Cabo San Lucas weather was mostly sunny and warm, temps from 68 nighttime lows to 92 daytime highs, westerly breeze, 10-15 knots and steady, wind chop on the Pacific, water temps from 75 at the Golden Gate and back to Cabo, a 6 degree break to 81 degrees. The best fishing area was the Golden Gate Bank. Live bait best, either soaking deep or slow trolling at the bank. The live bait supply was excellent and could be replenished at the Golden Gate with mackerel.