COOLER WATER TEMPERATURES DROP BILLFISH CATCHES TO
ABOUT 1 PER DAY FOR SPORTFISHING FLEET BOATS AT CABO SAN LUCAS
Dec. 2, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The Cabo San Lucas fishing area had a considerable downturn from last week's report, with most of the boats averaging a billfish per boat day fished and some of the better boats still having 2-4 fish days.
The charter fishing boat "Fish Cabo", reporting for 3 Cabo San Lucas days reflected 5 stripers released of which 3 were released by the Missouri Calvin Stevens charter.
The "Fish Cabo I" had a difficult fishing week with only two outings and reporting 1 dorado each day.
The Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet, reporting for 38 Cabo San Lucas fishing days, reflected 38 stripers, (30 releases) 29 dorado, 2 sailfish released, 7 yellowfin tuna, 1 red snapper, 1 cabrilla and 3 skipjack.
High boat was "Gaviota V" , skippered by Captain Victor Cota, producing 12 releases for 7 fishing days and "Gaviota VIII", skippered by Captain Juan Dominquez, reporting 5 stripers for 2 fishing days.
Cabo San Lucas weather had 6l nights to 85 daytime highs, partly cloudy and northwest breezes; water temperatures from Todos Santos to below Cabo Falso, and taking in the Golden Gate & Jaime Banks, was 77 degrees, with 73 degree cooler waters on both sides. Water temperatures from Cabo San Lucas to the Gordo Banks varied little from 73-74 degrees. The Golden Gate was still the better fishing area. Live bait, especially the mackerel, was best and remained plentiful and was easily replenished at the Golden Gate Bank.