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Sept. 21, 2006, Donald Rubi, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico:

Here is my fishing report from Cabo for the week of Sept. 9 through Sept. 16.

I went fishing on both Tuesday and Thursday on the 23 foot charter sportfishing boat "Choyera" with Capt. Jose.

Tuesday proved to be a little slow. We went up the Pacific side north about 6 to 8 miles up and about 2 miles out from shore.

We landed 4 dorado in the 6 to 9 pound range, while slow trolling strip bait from some skipjacks we caught on the way out to the grounds. We did spot a marlin however about 200 yards from us, but by the time we could make it to him, he had gone under.

On Thursday we again went to the same fishing location with much better results. On this day the dorado were hitting on both slow trolled strip bait and live "caballitos." Between myself and my friend Ismael Valladares of Cabo San Lucas, we hauled in 14 dorado ranging from 6 to 20 pounds.

My three biggest ones weighed 20, 18, and 15 pounds. We found all of the dorado beneath floating debris remnants from Hurricane John the weekend before.

The dorado were easily found. It's quite a beautiful sight when you observe half a dozen flying fish being chased up and out of the sea by 3 to 4 hungry dorado.

In fact, over the course of the two days, we observed a jumping striped marlin, leaping manta rays, giant sea turtles sunning, and a shark measuring about 6 to 8 feet that was chomping on our caballito.

Capt. Jose of the boat the "Choyera" is a very good skipper with great local knowledge and savvy. He can be found at the dock area in front of the restaurant "Captain Tony's" which is at the far corner of the marina by the old Plaza las Glorias hotel, now called Tesoro Los Cabos.

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