Cabo San Lucas, Mexico



Aug. 12, 2006, Noe Ramon Druck, Cheer's, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

Friday, Aug. 11, 2006--Today, Capt. Jose Martin Ayala, assisted by Noe Ramon Druck, skippered the 31-foot boat Johana, departing Cabo San Lucas at 7 a.m. and fishing until 2:30 p.m., about an 8-hour day, fishing mostly for barrilete negros, or black skipjacks, of 5 to 8 pounds. We fished on the Pacific side of Cabo about 1 or 2 miles from the coast off the Old Lighthouse.

About 2 p.m., we went out looking for dorado and we hooked 4 of them, and landed 2 dorado of 10 to 12 pounds. Later we released a striped marlin that hit a guacamayo colored lure. It weighed about 140 or 150 pounds and was released after a 45-minute fight. The anglers on the Johana were from Canada: Bill Lawler, Phil Benson, and Steve Klein. The fishing water temperature was 83 to 85 degrees.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006--Today I fished on my charter panga Cheer's with 2 Mexican tourist fishermen from Coahuila, Jose Cantu and his son Jose Cantu Jr. We departed Cabo San Lucas at 6:30 a.m. and fished until 11:30 a.m. We began fishing along the shore, looking for bait to go out fishing for dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish). We caught 11 barriletes and 2 bonitos. We fished for dorado with cut skipjack strip baits because there wasn't enough live bait today. We fished about 6 miles out of Cabo San Lucas, in very good weather, with a water temperature of 84 to 86 degrees.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006--Today I went fishing on my charter panga Cheer's with 2 anglers from Mexico City, Alfredo Miguel and Fidencio Miguel. We fished from 6 a.m. to noon, catching 2 tunas and 5 dorados. The tunas weighed 20 to 25 pounds. Two of the dorado were about 8 pounds and the others 20 to 25 pounds. We also caught 5 black skipjack, or barrilete and 2 bonitos. Today we fished on the Pacific Ocean 2 to 7 miles from the coast of Cabo San Lucas in front of the Faro Viejo, or Old Lighthouse. The sea temperature was about 85 degrees.

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006--Today I fished on the Cheer's with angler Raul Leon from Mexico City, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a water temperature of 80 to 82 degrees. We fished only on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, trying mostly for roosterfish with live bait. We hooked one, but it got away. Then we got a solid hookup on live bait. The roosterfish fought for 35 minutes on 30 pound line. After fighting this roosterfish we went out to fish for dorado and we got 1 of 8 pounds and another of about 12 pounds.

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