On February 7th, 2012, posted in: Mexico by Comments Off on BILLFISH in Cabo
Overall Catch Success Rate 97%

BILLFISH: Striped marlin continues to be the top catch in Cabo, in fact ninety seven percent of boats that went out caught between one and eleven fish in the 90 to 160 lb class. The Golden Gate was still the prime location though some boats did fish near San Cristobal and the Old Lighthouse. Mike Myatt fished with Dan Jacobs and our very own Mario Bañaga, Dock master aboard Minerva 4 and released 15 striped marlin a little beyond normal range, in front of Pescadero. We had a fabulous group from Sweden, who were easy to spot due their extremely white skin, led by Fredrik Moller. They used light tackle, spider wire and Abu Garcia reels, as they are tackle distributors in Europe and were thrilled with the service and action they found here. Their tally was 54 marlin for four days fishing. Top boat this week was 60 ft Hatteras, “Spartacus” with twelve marlin released in a single day for Chris Blake and friends from Firth, Idaho. On January 19th, 32 ft “Bill Collector” released seven for Matt Rainwater from Los Angeles. This same day 37 ft “C Rod” also had seven releases for Steve Parish, Dave Kuitz from Stoughton, Wisconsin. Pisces anglers caught a total of 204 striped marlin, with all but one released.

OTHER SPECIES: Apart from the marlin, there really wasn’t a lot going on. There were some fair catches of dorado between one and three fish per boat in the 20 to 30 lb class, but only twelve percent of boats picked up fish, whilst trolling for marlin. Very few tuna, just a couple of small wahoo between 20 and 35 lbs. a few mako sharks and the odd rooster here and there.

LOCATION: Golden Gate.WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, seas moderate to calm. Daytime temps in the low 80´s.


BEST LURES: Live mackerel.