PLENTY OF DORADO FOR CABO CHARTER BOATS
Oct. 13, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet at Cabo San Lucas reported a 350 pound blue marlin taken aboard the charter boat "Gaviota VII," skippered by Captain Alberto Garcia. The billfish tilted the scale at 350 pounds and was the largest fish for the week caught by Gaviota Fleet.
Overall Cabo catches for the fleet for 62 fishing days reflected 3 blue marlin, 1 released, 2 sailfish released, 16 striped marlin, 10 released, 1 broadbill swordfish, 1 wahoo, 205 dorado, 34 yellowfin tuna, and 1 amberjack.
The charter sportfishing boats Fish Cabo and Fish Cabo I reported in for 11 days at Cabo San Lucas that reflected a catch of: 3 striped marlin released, 1 sailfish released, 16 yellowfin tuna, and 50 dorado.
Cabo San Lucas vacation area weather had scattered clouds all week. Air temperatures ranged from 75 degree nights to 96 degree daytime highs,
Again, Cabo had a good week on the water with both sides of the tip of Baja fishable and the temperatures ranged from 85 degrees at the Golden Gate Bank and gradually increased to 88 degrees at the Gordo Banks on the Sea of Cortez side.
The best fishing area for Gaviota Fleet this week was on the Pacific side from Cabo Falso to San Cristobal, out to the Golden Gate Bank and down to the Jaime Bank.
About half of the billfish this week were taken on artificial lures, but no special brand or color was reflected in the report. The dorado were taken on artificials and live bait and the catches increased if a fish was left in the water.
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