Cabo San Lucas, Mexico



July 29, 2006, Noe Ramon Druck, Charter panga Cheer's, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

This report is for fishing today, Saturday, at Cabo San Lucas on my 22-foot super panga Cheer's. Today I went out with two Mexican fishermen and we tried to catch roosterfish.

We hooked two of them, but one got away and the other broke the line. The roosterfish that broke the line was about 16 pounds. We were fishing about 6:45 a.m. on a 5-hour fishing trip, from 6 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. We fished on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas in front of the old lighthouse near the beach, trying for roosterfish for about an hour and a half.

Later, we went out fishing for marlin, trolling lures for about an hour, and we hooked a marlin with a purple lure. We fought it for about 20 minutes, and it jumped too much, and it came unbuttoned.

We trolled the lures for about 2 more hours and we hooked another marlin with the same color lure. We fought it for 45 minutes and released it after taking photos. That was all the fishing for today.

Yesterday, Friday, on Cheer's, I fished a half-day, and we caught 3 dorado of about 15 to 20 pounds, and 4 small tunas of 8 to 10 pounds, plus about 6 bonitos of 4 to 6 pounds, and 2 black skipjack of 6 to 7 pounds. All these fish were caught near the beach on both the Pacific and Sea of Cortez sides of Cabo San Lucas.

The fishing yesterday was slower. The water was a little colder, about 76 to 78 degrees. This week, the fishing business was very slow. The port of Cabo San Lucas was closed two days because of the storm Emilia, which luckily brought us three days of rain and nothing more.

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