GOOD STRIPED MARLIN FISHING UP THE PACIFIC SIDE
Jan. 25, 2007, Art Coleman, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
I just got back from Cabo and fished 4 days, January 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
The weather was cold, cold, cold, but the fishing was epic from Cabo Falso to the Golden Gate.
We fished on the charter boat Gaviota IX with Capitan Jorge and deckhand Louis.
As always, they did a great job.
My wife Patricia and myself had 14 striped marlin, 13 released. One marlin could not be revived and went to the captain's table.
We also had 2 dorado about 35 pounds each.
While fishing up the Pacific side of Baja, we saw marlin tailers from Cabo Falso to the Golden Gate, lots of them.
All but 3 of our marlin were caught on live bait.
There was lots of bait on the Golden Gate Bank and it was easy to catch.
Cabo San Lucas weather was another story. I felt like I was albacore fishing.
Air temperature was 64 degrees, wind 15 to 20 knots, water temperature 74 degrees.
I have never been so cold while fishing in Mexico, but it was worth it.
The marlin ranged from 120 to about 170 pounds. We had a great trip and as always can't say enough about the Gaviota Fleet and the crew on the Gaviota IX.