STRIPED MARLIN SHOWING UP JUST
4 TO 6 MILES OFF THE LIGHTHOUSE BEACH
Dec. 11, 2005, George Landrum, Fly Hooker Sportfishing, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The striped marlin have moved in closer to Cabo San Lucas, with quite a few showing up from 4 to 6 miles off the beach near the lighthouse. We have been waiting for that to happen. Quite a few Cabo San Lucas sport fishing boats have been working the ledge at the lighthouse with live bait deep and have been getting bit. Of course the fish art not in the numbers that they are at the Finger Bank, but they are there.
There is a pretty good concentration of fish off the ledge at the lighthouse and they have been coming in to the smaller lures, mostly feathers, and have not been eating dropped back bait very well.
There were no reports of Blue Marlin action this week at Cabo San Lucas that I know of.
Yellowfin tuna have been found this week from just off the beach for footballs, to fish around 50 pounds with most of the action taking place between the San Jaime and the Golden Gate or out past the Jaime 12 miles.
Dorado fishing action has been sparse as has Wahoo.
Inshore, the Sierra have been showing up. I got one of around 8-10 pounds dropping a live bait to 115 feet off the lighthouse and got bit off by another one.
Cabo San Lucas charter fishing Pangas have been working the surf line with Rapalas and slow trolled live bait for fish averaging 4 pounds. A few red snapper and a few roosterfish were caught as well. A lot of the Pangas have been working both the Pacific lighthouse and Gray Rock for Marlin.