BAJA SUR STRIPED MARLIN ACTION MOVING IN CLOSER TO CABO
Dec. 30, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The striped marlin action continues to be very good and is getting closer to Cabo San Lucas with each passing day. High charter fishing boats for the week were the Fish Cabo, Gaviota I, Gaviota 4 and Gaviota 7, all with a dozen releases for 6 fishing days.
The fishing week started at the Golden Gate and moved to Cabo Falso in late week, with some of Cabo San Lucas sportfishing boats reflecting up to 5 fish for a single day.
Overall counts for the "Fish Cabo" were 11 striped marlin released, 1 sailfish released and 14 yellowfin tuna for 6 fishing days.
The "Fish Cabo I" reflected 6 stripers released, 2 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna for 6 fishing days.
Gaviota Fleet, reporting for 48 fishing days, reflected 74 stripers, (63 released) 7 dorado, 4 sierra and 31 yellowfin tuna.
Cabo San Lucas climate had mostly sunny and warm days, temperatures from 61 degree nights to 86 daytime highs, water temps from 71 at the Golden Gate to 73 at Gorda Banks and 74 at the 95, with all areas fishable. The Cabo Falso drop-off became the center of action as the week progressed. Live bait was best, especially the mackerel. The Live bait supply remained good and it was easy to catch more at the Cabo Falso.