UP TO 6 MARLIN RELEASES SCORED IN A DAY BY SOLMAR FLEET BOATS
Dec. 8-13, 2005, Benjamin Ortega, Solmar Fleet, Cabo San Lucas fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Now into its third week, marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas waters shows no sign of slowing down, as single-day catches as high as six marlin per boat continue to be made by the Solmar Sportfishing fleet.
El Torito skipper Antonio Romero had the highest marlin catch for the season thus far, rewarding his passengers with 31 stripers, 22 dorado, 32 yellowfin, two wahoo and seven giant squid in five outings. Thirty-two of those marlin were released.
Total catch at Cabo San Lucas by the Solmar fishing fleet for the week included 41 striped marlin, 31 of them released, 39 dorado, 33 yellowfin, five wahoo and seven giant squid.
Alec Blythe of North Carolina fished the Solmar at the Finger and Golden Gate banks, taking and releasing four striped marlin, along with four yellowfin tuna to 35 pounds, plus three dorado to 45 pounds on a bait/lure mixture.
Michael Oleksyn of Apple Valley, MN, caught three striped marlin the previous week off Punta Palmilla, stayed over for another crack at marlin, and he wasn't disappointed. He caught and released three more striped marlin, all on bait, at the Golden Gate Bank.
Rob Majousan released one Cabo San Lucas striped marlin and added two dorado of 23 and 34 pounds, plus two yellowfin at 24 and 28 pounds to his catch, fishing the Pacific side on the San Lucas VI.
Ross Busman of El Paso, Texas, was high angler for the week, taking a half-dozen striped marlin on both bait and lure. He fished the Cabo San Lucas charter boat El Torito at the Finger Bank, where the bite has been the most consistent recently. He released each marlin.
Single striped marlin catches were quite common at most Pacific waters during the week. A marlin, plus two yellowfin tuna to 35 pounds were made by a Mr. Lester of Arizona who fished the Solmar VIII. He released the marlin.
The Finger Bank was generous to San Diego angler Andrew Croft, coughing up three stripers, all released, a pair of dorado to 35 pounds, plus a 49-pound wahoo. He fished on the Solmar I.
William Neisen of Chicago found a similar bite at the Pozo Cota, where he released one marlin and boated two dorado to 35 pounds while fishing the San Lucas IV.