On April 20th, 2012, posted in: Mexico by Comments Off on CABO FISH REPORT


BILLFISH: The year started with a bang, with the striped marlin still thick off of Land’s End. All but one of the boats we sent out caught striped marlin or an odd sailfish, giving us a marlin catch success rate of 99%. Pisces anglers this week totaled 317 striped marlin and 2 sailfish, all released. Story of the week though has to be that of Jon Schwartz an elementary school teacher from Oceanside, Ca. He contacted us with a rather strange request; that he wanted to fish from a kayak. Willing to oblige we loaded up Jon his cameraman and kayak aboard 28 ft Andrea and headed up to the Finger Banks, not that fishing was not good closer, but we all figured it would be much safer with less boats around.

Once the location was reached Jon and his kayak were lowered into the water, where he proceeded to catch and release, completely on his own, five striped marlin (see photo below). On Jon’s second trip with his kayak yielded three striped marlin released, a 100 lb tuna that snapped the hook just before being leadered and a dorado. Jon displayed awesome fishing skills and great balance and especially enjoyed the challenge. At the end of each month we tally up our catches and found that Pisces anglers had caught a total of 1167 striped marlin during December. Some of the better catches this period, were 15 marlin released aboard “Tracy Ann” on January 2nd for Don Armstrong from Park City, Utah. This same day “C Rod” released 14 marlin and caught 6 tuna at the Jaime Bank for John and Jim Carey from St Louis, Missouri. Next day out, January 3rd, “Yahoo” caught and released 17 marlin at the Golden Gate for Lee Thurston, John Pehoy, Larry Williams and Randy Hutto, all from southern states of, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. “Bill Collector” had 15 this day for Lance Morgan from Texas as well as three red snappers for the table.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches were not frequent but still 15% of charters were able to land fish in the 15 to 25 lbs. Catches ranged from 1 to 11 fish mostly caught on the Pacific. “Andrea” caught 11 at San Jaime for Marilyn Carson and Mike Lowes from Alberta, Canada. Tuna catches were even slower with just 4% of boats finding football size fish. Top tuna boat for us was “Rebecca” for 36 fish plus one marlin for Peter Vanderhook and Kevin Branson from AK fishing with Josh Vakerlich, San Diego, Ca, and Travis Klingerman from Tulsa, Ok.

LOCATION: Pacific side, Golden Gate, San Jaime, Los Arcos.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Perfect whale watch while you fish…..clear sunny skies, seas calm with some wind in the later afternoon.
BEST LURES: Live bait.