CHARTER BOAT FALCON FINDS GOOD MARLIN FISHING IN ROUGH PACIFIC SIDE SEAS
Jan. 20, 2007, charter boat Falcon, Mike Connolly, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Excellent striped marlin fishing continues for Cabo San Lucas fishing boats on the Pacific Ocean at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula.
Heavy weather this week got the fish up and tailing with fish being spotted in good numbers between the Golden Gate Bank and Cabo Falso.
Charter boats leaving the Gate early to spare their people some weather grief had plenty of shots at tailing fish on the down swell ride down the Mexican coast back to Cabo San Lucas. There were plenty of refusals but there were lots of fish to cast to until you got the right one.
Many Cabo sportfishing boats reported casting to a dozen or more marlin.
The fishing was different at the Gate. When the Pacific side wind was up, marlin appeared in waves and they ate slow trolled or cast mackerel eagerly.
On the Falcon, we offered bait to as many a 7 striped marlin tailers in a group and hooked close to 30 in two days, leadering and releasing 16.
Most of the Cabo San Lucas sportfishing fleet did as well as they needed for their variety of vacationing anglers, many of whom were content with a couple of fish.
The weather factored into short days for some as sea conditions off Cabo were ugly most of the week.
As an example of the quality of the fishing at the Golden Gate Bank, Brian on the Coast to Coast had a 10 fish day and Capt. Luis Abaroa once again hit the 20 marlin mark on Wednesday.
There were lots of boats with 4 to 6 marlin at Cabo San Lucas this week.
There were some dorado near the beach and the very occasional small wahoo. Pargo showed up along the beach with the boats putting in some time taking a few. Leo on the Dream Maker had a nice 8 fish day.