SIERRA FISHING GOOD ALONG LOS CABOS COAST
Dec. 31, 2005, Bob Grimes Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This past week, there was a great amount of sierra along all the coast from Punta Palmilla to Cabo San Lucas. Most of the sierra that we caught weighed about 2 or 3 pounds, and we kept two or three per day for eating. Usually, we fish for sierra by trolling small Rapalas and spoons from our kayak, but on Thursday we fished with John Freis of Los Zacatitos in an aluminum boat. We caught sierra close to Punta Gorda and later about 2 kilometers from the beach, while looking for tuna. We found 4 or 5 pangas fishing, but we didn't catch anything.
Mixed with the schools of sierra were a few amberjack, bonito, and small snappers of 2 or 3 pounds.
A group of Mexican commercial fishermen from another area have their pangas on the beach at La Playita, and the local fishermen are unhappy about it. During the past three or four days, I've seen pangas arriving at La Playita from the east at dawn. Normally, this means they are fishing with nets during the night. If you want to fish near shore, you need to do it soon, because each year when the schools of sierra arrive, the commercial fishermen put out their nets and take the sierra and other fish, and they leave the ocean like a desert.
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