UNUSUAL WATER CURRENTS SWIRLING AROUND
THE CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING AREA
Jan. 27, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The oddball water current phases at Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, continue to be very unusual with a 25-mile wide streak of very warm water, butting up to much cooler waters on both sides.
This unique fishing condition continues to keep the billfish in close proximity to Cabo San Lucas, albeit, the location seems to change from week to week from the Golden Gate Bank to Cabo Falso, and back and forth.
Gaviota Fleet, reporting for 23 fishing days reflected 19 striped marlin, (15 releases) and 1 dorado.
The "Fish Cabo I" reported for 5 fishing days, reflected 10 striped marlin released, 1 mako shark and 7 sierra. His high release day was 4 stripers.
The "Fish Cabo" reporting for 4 days reflected 4 striped marlin released and 20 sierra, with two of the 4 days with zero fish and early returns to the dock.
Cabo San Lucas climate was mostly cloudy, with temperatures from 58 degree nights to 82 daytime highs. From the Golden Gate to Cabo San Lucas, water temperatures ranged from 74-77 degrees. Cabo to Gorda Banks was 71, declining to 69 degrees the farther north one went. The best fishing area was the Golden Gate Bank. Live bait was best, much of which was used on drift fishing for the striped marlin. Live bait was good and easy to replenish at the bank.