TWO-DAY FISHING TRIP AT CABO SAN LUCAS ABOARD THE BOAT SENOR DON
Dec. 30, 2005, Rod Albright, Cabo San Lucas sportfishing, Baja Sur, Mexico:
This past week we spent two days fishing in Cabo San Lucas with my friend, Don Giottonini, on his 34-foot Black Watch boat Senor Don.
Don brought his friend Erine Dosio, from Lodi, Calif., and along with my wife Barb and I, off we went.
The first fishing day we headed up to the Golden Gate Bank where we made bait. The water temperature was 73 degrees, and the seas had just a little chop, not bad for the Pacific side.
After making about 150 baits, we ran up to the Finger Bank fishing area. It is about 50 miles or so north of Cabo San Lucas but the marlin were thick!
Birds, bait and marlin were everywhere.
We had doubles and triples, all on the live bait. We must have seen hundreds of marlin that day.
We ended up with 19 striped marlin released and lost 5 or 6 others. What a great day!
Fishing day two found us back making bait again at the Golden Gate Bank. The sea was calm and little or no wind, the air temperature was in the 80's, just beautiful.
We wanted to catch tuna today, so we started looking for the birds and dolphin. After about an hour we found them and hooked our first yellowfin tuna of the day. After landing 4 more fish, the school got spooked and things cooled down.
Later in the day we found another school that produced more tuna. In all we caught 11 tuna ranging from 35 to 80 pounds.
Two great days of fishing!