CHARTER BOAT FALCON FINDS STRIPERS ON THE CORTEZ SIDE
Feb. 10, 2007, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, charter boat Falcon, Mike Connolly:
Cabo San Lucas fishing boats had good marlin fishing on the Sea of Cortez side of the tip of Baja this week.
Most of the marlin action was off Chileno about 4 to 6 miles, eastward from there to the near the 1150 spot, and everywhere in between.
Half-a-dozen marlin jig strikes per day was fairly common for Cabo boats, with several reports of 10 or more bites on the lures.
Many boats released 2 to 4 stripers.
Beak Hurt of the Chicquline and his guys released 8 marlin out of 15 or so on Friday to top the fleet.
On the Falcon we released 3 or 4 stripers each day that we fished this area and we also released one very large sailfish.
The game fish around Cabo San Lucas are almost certainly feeding on squid as the usually productive mackerel drop-back was not working as well as usual.
Instead, the marlin keyed on the plastic lures this week.
The Cabo San Lucas vacation area had beautiful conditions this week, with water temperatures up to 74 degrees and blue water color with little wind.
On the Pacific side of Baja California, the Golden Gate Bank fishing area did not come back after the full moon phase, as the mackerel bait fish and the marlin appear to have moved on.
On Tuesday this week, 20 Cabo San Lucas fishing boats including the Falcon, used up much of the day at the Golden Gate Bank for nothing. We did have 3 marlin jig bites outside the Golden Gate Bank but they did not stick.
There was good yellowfin tuna action at the Cortez side Inner Gorda Bank for those using sardinas and light gear. These tuna were good fish running up to 50 pounds.