CABO SAN LUCAS MARLIN AND TUNA MOVING
AROUND TIP OF BAJA TO CHILENO
Jan. 6, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The fish have moved through the week and are starting to stack up pretty well outside of Chileno, which is closer to Cabo San Lucas than running to the Golden Gate.
The high charter fishing boat for the week was "Fish Cabo I," reporting for 5 Cabo San Lucas fishing days and reflecting 9 striped marlin released, 12 yellowfin tuna and 2 dorado, all from the Chileno area.
The "Fish Cabo," reporting for 4 Cabo San Lucas fishing days, reflected 4 stripers released, 10 yellowfin tuna and 2 dorado, also fishing the Chileno area.
Gaviota Fleet, reporting for 42 fishing days, reflected 19 stripers, (13 released) 16 dorado and 73 yellowfin tuna. "Gaviota V" focused more on the yellowfin tuna through the week and producing 35 of the 73 taken.
Cabo weather was cloudy during early week, clearing to sunny and warm at week's end, with temperatures from 58 degree nights to 84 daytime highs.
Interesting water temperatures ranged from 72.5 degrees at the Golden Gate to 74 at the Gorda Banks and along the 1,000 fathom curve, just outside the 95, up to 77 degrees.
The best fishing are was 10-15 miles outside Chileno. Live bait was best for the billfish, albeit, some are being taken on the mackerel colored artificials. The bait supply continues to be very good with a mix of caballitos and mackerel.