CORTEZ YACHT CHARTERS WEEKLY FISHING RESULTS
FOR GAVIOTA FLEET AND THE FISH CABO BOATS
Dec. 9, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas fishing report, Baja California Sur, Mexicot:
While Cabo San Lucas fishing area yellowfin tuna counts went up a bit, the billfish counts slid backwards a bit, but there was still lots of action.
The Gaviota Fleet reported in for 51 Cabo San Lucas sportfishing days and reflected 35 striped marlin, (24 released) 21 dorado, 1 mako shark, 1 wahoo and 71 yellowfin tuna. The top Cabo San Lucas charter boat for the Gaviota Fleet this week was the "Gaviota VII", with 7 billfish for 7 fishing days.
The "Fish Cabo" reported in for 5 fishing days with 11 striped marlin released, 8 yellowfin tuna and 1 dorado.
The "Fish Cabo I" reported for 2 fishing days with 2 striped marlin released, 1 each day.
Cabo weather had 62 degree nights to 87 daytime highs, very pleasant weather, partly cloudy, sea temperatures excellent and spread over a wide area for the first time in months, with temperatures at 74-75 degrees from Todos Santos on the Pacific side to Las Frailes on the Sea of Cortez side. There was very little wind on the Pacific side with east wind above the Gorda Banks.
For most of the week, the Golden Gate was the hot fishing spot but more and more billfish were filtering into the Cabo Falso ridge area and the bait has shown up there, too. Look for the bite to get better and better, close to the Cabo San Lucas harbor. Live bait was best and easy to make on the locations, either at Cabo Falso drop off or the Golden Gate, all mackerel.