LOCAL BOAT "GET OVER IT" SCORES A 325-POUND TUNA ON 40-POUND TACKLE
Feb. 3, 2007, Mike Connolly, charter boat Falcon, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Cabo San Lucas fishing veteran angler Drew Andrews was drift fishing for marlin with 40 pound tackle at the Golden Gate Bank on Monday when he hooked a giant yellowfin tuna.
Drew was on his boat Get Over It, skippered that day by well known Cabo San Lucas Capt. Jobe Villavicencio. The big tuna was boated after 80 minutes. It tipped the Cabo San Lucas dock scales at 325 pounds.
Drew is a cousin of Minerva Smith, owner of, you guessed it, Minerva's Tackle in Cabo San Lucas.
Outside of that, the good news is more difficult to come by.
Marlin fishing at Cabo San Lucas off the tip of Baja dropped off quite a bit this week with the arrival of the full moon.
It was sinkers and mackerel at the Golden Gate Bank, with random drifts working as well as anything.
On our charter boat, Falcon, our most recent fishing day was 3 for 4 on marlin with 3 dorado.
The best score was we saw this week was by the boat Trauma with 6 stripers and they had 4 fish on at once to highlight their day, all on mackerel and sinkers.
But that was the exception.
This week at Cabo, there are a few marlin to be had on the jigs on the east side of the 95 beyond the temp break.
Cabo fishing area winds are lighter to the east, usually increasing if you proceed northward.
Water temperatures are running 68 degrees until the breaks. Then it goes up to 71 degrees or so.