FULL MOON PERIOD SLAMS FISHING AT TIP OF BAJA
July 14, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas sportfishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Cabo San Lucas sportfishing weather was hot and partially cloudy early week and cloudy at week's end, with air temperatures from 76 degree nights to 100 degree daytime highs. There was some south swell during the week from a tropical depression rolling in from the Pacific side. Cabo had water temperatures from 81 degrees at the Jaime Bank to Cabo and increasing offshore to 86 to 87 degrees.
The full moon wreaked havoc on Cabo San Lucas sport fishing this week and most of the billfish seemed to have "gone south", as they sure were difficult to find at the end of the Baja peninsula.
Overall, the combined fish counts for the Gaviota and Fish Cabo sportfishers for a total of 33 fishing days reflected a total of 1 blue marlin, 9 striped marlin (8 released) 1 wahoo, 12 dorado, 1 roosterfish, and 54 yellowfin tuna. The high charter boat for the week was the "Fish Cabo", with 4 striper releases.
Cabo San Lucas charter boats fished from the Pacific side to the Sea of Cortez side, and there was no real concentration of fish to be found anywhere.
The best fishing early in the week was 3 to 5 miles off Cabo, and by the end of the week, at the San Jaime Bank, with boats fishing out to the 95 spot and north to Destiladeras. Live bait was best for the billfish.
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