STRIPED MARLIN FISHING HOLDS UP ON THE PACIFIC SIDE
Dec. 22, 2006, Mike Connolly, charter boat Falcon, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
We have continued good marlin and dorado fishing in Cabo San Lucas waters.
The lighthouse has been very good with groups of feeding stripers showing regularly in moderate weather. Bait is difficult to locate in any numbers on the sonar at Cabo Falso but there is obviously enough to keep the marlin around and interested.
Fishing at the Golden Gate Bank has remained hot for stripers and dorado and has tonnage of mackerel to fill the bait tanks. Twenty minutes of fishing with the Lucky Joe's and you are set for the day.
The Cabo charter boat Falcon averaged five striped marlin and five dorado per day while fishing at the Golden Gate Bank this week in rough seas and short days.
We had one day with six small yellowfin tuna caught as well.
Quite a few Cabo fishing boats returned to port early due to the sea conditions on the Pacific side at midweek with green-colored anglers pulling the pin or threatening to call for a chopper. Those anglers that hung in did well, especially on marlin.
The stripers have been hooked by all the usual methods, casting to feeders and tailers, slow trolling mackerel, drifting baits, and on jigs, frequently all on the same day. It's very exciting fishing.