HUGE CABRILLA HOOKED ON BOLITO BAITS
Nov. 5, 2005, Bob Lewis, San Jose del Cabo fishing, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This fishing week at San Jose del Cabo started windy but improved steadily all week.
Daytime temperatures are perfect, with high 80's to low 90's and evenings, and early mornings in the 70 degree range.
San Jose del Cabo area fishing boats had mixed catches of small yellowfin tuna, dorado, and some pargo, with fishing improving as winds calmed.
The water temperature in the San Jose del Cabo sportfishing area is about 84 degrees on the banks, with many boats fishing the Iman, San Luis and Vinorama areas.
I did see a huge cabrilla weighing about 150 pounds caught by baiting a dead Bolito and dropping down to the bottom. The captain said he hooked 2 others but they rocked him.
The other fishing area was Cabeza de Ballena but that bite slowed late this week.
The bait supply at San Jose del Cabo has improved, but is still small 1 to 2 inch sardines. The Western Outdoor News Tuna tournament was catching some big tuna. Most were offshore chasing porpoise and caught by slow trolling bait through the school.
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