CHARTER BOAT FALCON FINDS WINTER STRIPERS STEADY AROUND THE 1150 SPOT
Feb. 17, 2007, charter boat Falcon, Mike Connolly, Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico:
Cabo San Lucas sportfishing boats had decent striped marlin fishing near the 1150 spot this week.
The clouds have interfered with the Terrafin sea surface temperature charts so the Falcon has been sticking with the same area all week as has most of the fleet.
There were 50 boats prowling there most days.
There has been a little of everything, some jig fish, some drop-back fish and occasionally, small pods of feeders.
A few of the bright spots this week included the boat Reel & Deal with a quad on 2 sails and 2 marlin on jigs this week. It was exciting action but only one stayed hooked.
The Picante just beat us to a spot of feeders on Friday afternoon and hung three on bait while we watched.
Cabo San Lucas water was mostly calm and running 71 to 72 degrees in the best spots and 68 degrees until you get there.
A few dorado and no wahoo were reported.
On our charter boat Falcon, we had mixed fishing. Our worst day for striped marlin was 0 for 5 on jigs, and our best day was 4 for 4.
All the striped marlin were hooked within 5 miles of the Doughnut, or 1150 spot. This seems to be the only game in town this week.
T.J. Dobson on the boat Bottom Line has been searching outside 25 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, and he turned up quite a few smaller yellowfin tuna and has released a marlin or two on most days.
It is a challenging time of year in these Mexican fishing waters but you are still more likely to catch a marlin than not.
Yellowtail showed up at the Cabo San Lucas rocks but they have been getting hit hard so it will not last long.
There are lots of Sierra present inshore.