FISHING CONDITIONS CALM AND HOT AT THE TIP OF BAJA
July 7, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The "Gaviota IV" was the hot-bite charter boat for the week, producing 2 sailfish, released, 5 striped marlin, 4 released, 1 wahoo, and a couple yellowfin tuna for its 4 fishing days.
It was followed closely by the "Fish Cabo I", also fishing 4 days at Cabo San Lucas, and reporting 5 striped marlin released, 3 dorado, and 12 yellowfin tuna.
Overall combined catches for the Gaviota Fleet and Fish Cabo sportfishers reflected a total of 32 fishing days that resulted in a fish count of: 28 striped marlin, 23 released, 2 sailfish released, 1 Wahoo, 18 dorado, and 64 yellowfin tuna.
Cabo San Lucas sportfishing area weather was cooking hot, with 75 degree nights and 104 degree daytime highs, and toss in a little humidity, too
Fishing conditions were mostly calm, with water temperatures from Jaime Bank to Cabo Falso on the Pacific side at 80 degrees, increasing to 86 to 87 degrees from Cabo Falso and into the Sea of Cortez
The best fishing are early week was out to the south of Cabo Falso, 2 to 10 miles, but it changed through the week to Destiladeras above the Gorda Banks.
The live bait supply was good, with mixed mackerel and caballitos.
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