THE FINGER BANK IS STILL PRODUCING STRIPED MARLIN
MEGA CATCHES FOR SPORTFISHING BOATS AT CABO SAN LUCAS
Dec. 11, 2005, Tracy Ehrenberg, Pisces Fleet, Cabo San Lucas fishing report, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The striped marlin bite for Pisces Fleet's Cabo San Lucas sportfishing boats continues to be hot. The Finger Bank to the north is still producing mega catches, although the fish have now moved much closer to Cabo. Some boats are fishing as close as a mile or two off of the Old lighthouse.
Our overall catch success rate this week was 93 percent for all species combined, and 78 percent caught marlin.
Our total Cabo San Lucas marlin catch was 117 fish, with 113 released.
Practically everything is on live bait. Anglers of the week are Kathy and Keith Nicholson from Cape Coral, Florida, who released 16 striped marlin on Dec. 8th, aboard "Valerie."
We saw yellowfin tuna catches climb this week to 27 percent of our sportfishing charters, finding decent fish form 20 to 80 pounds. Some boats caught 20 plus tuna in a day, at the 180 spot and 22 miles off of Old Lighthouse.
Dorado catches dropped to 18 percent, as some catches were when trolling for marlin, no more than one to three fish per boat. Again a few Mako sharks were caught, and some roosterfish were caught by boats fishing inshore.