MIXED WATER TEMPERATURES AND MARLIN ACTION FOR LOCAL BOATS
Feb. 23, 2007, Cortez Yacht Charters, Larry Edwards, Gaviota and Fish Cabo Fleets, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The Cabo San Lucas overall billfish average catch per boat day fished has fallen to just above one, as the water temperatures at the tip of Baja California have been continuously changing.
It has been a little difficult to keep track of the fish of Los Cabos, due to the movement of the water temperatures on almost a daily basis.
The high charter boat for the week was the "Fish Cabo," reflecting 9 striped marlin released, including a 4-marlin release day, along with a 34 tuna caught day.
Overall fish counts at Cabo San Lucas for the combined Gaviota Fleet and Fish Cabo sportfishing boats, for 40 fishing days reflected a total of 46 stripers, 38 released, 4 dorado, 1 mako shark, 37 yellowfin tuna, 24 sierra, and 2 roosterfish.
Cabo San Lucas weather was cloudy for the weekdays with a sunny weekend. Air temperatures ranged from 58 degree nights to 79 degree daytime highs.
Fishing water temperatures off Cabo ranged from 70 degrees at Golden Gate Bank to 73 degrees at the Jaime Bank, on the Pacific side of Baja, and 71 degrees to 72 degrees from the 1150 spot to the Gorda Banks on the Cortez side.
But fishing water temperatures are changing rapidly by the day.
The Golden Gate Bank was the best fishing area for Cabo San Lucas sportfishing boats this week if the wind allowed.
There were also good fish were taken in a wide arc from the Golden Gate Bank, around the tip of Baja California and out to the 1150 fathom spot.
Good catches are being made on the artificial lures, and the mackerel colors remain "hot." Live bait best for the striped marlin tailers and feeders.
The Cabo San Lucas live bait supply remains very good with mostly mackerel in the mix.