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 Jan 14, 2013; 11:41AM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
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Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
January 7 - 13, 2013
WEATHER: It feels as if we are getting into our winter season as the morning lows have been in the high 50's and the daytime highs in the high 70's. I don't think I saw the temperature raise to 80 degrees this week. This is great if you have been dealing with below freezing weather at home, but cold for us who live here. We did have some wind from the north again this week and it kept things cool, combine that with cloud cover for about half the week and it feels like the season has changed.
WATER: At the end of this week there was not much change from the end of last week as far as the surface temperatures went. The cold green water we had seen to east of a line across the Gordo Banks and the area south had moved to the east, allowing cleaner, slightly warmer water on the Gordo Bank and across the flats just to the east of Punta Gorda. To the west of that area the water inshore of the 1,000 fathom line remained in the 72 degree range, and south of the 1,000 fathom line it warmed to 75 degrees. On the Pacific and across the Cape region to the south the water averaged 74 degrees. Due to the northerly wind the water on the Pacific side and offshore on the Sea of Cortez side remained a bit choppy and had a lump of 2-5 foot swells, spaced far enough apart that it was not strongly felt. On the Cortez side the swells were smaller, as is usual, at 1-3 feet.
BAIT: Caballito, Mackerel and frozen Ballyhoo could be had for $3 each this week, and there were very few Sardinas available.
BILLFISH: The Striped Marlin bite slowed down just a bit this week, perhaps due to the new moon phase, there has to be some reason. Instead of almost every boat getting one or two, sometimes four releases, we were lucky to get that many hook-ups, and get a release for the day. The fish are still there, we are seeing them tailing on the surface, they just were showing little interest in bait or lures this week. This is sure to change as the moon phase changes, it always does. The good point is that the fish are still here! Most of the fish were found on the Pacific side from the Golden Gate to the San Jaime and inside that line, in the canyon. Not as many this week were found inside the two mile line, more were found just outside there. Not to say there were no fish caught, contrary, there were plenty of fish caught and released, and unfortunately quite a few brought in to the dock, just not as many as were caught last week. My guess is that approximately 60% of the boats caught a billfish this week.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: The tuna pen that came though our area last week is gone, but the word is that there are several more that will be approaching soon. Hopefully they will be holding as many fish as the one that just passed. Meanwhile, there have been Yellowfin found outside and to the south of the San Jaime Bank, it was just a bit of a bumpy trip to get to them. The porpoise were holding Tuna so the trick was to find the porpoise and hope you were there at the right time. The tuna were footballs for the most part, but one of the schools was of fish between 25 and 45 pounds, and I did hear of an 80 pound class fish caught as well. The larger fish were biting on live bait drifted way back behind the boat, and the usual dark colored lures and cedar plugs accounted for the rest.

DORADO: As the water continues to cool the bite continues to slow, but there are enough Dorado around to still be the offshore fish of the week. Not as many anglers limited out this week as did last week, but the fish were still in the same areas and feeding the same. The week before last the fish count on Dorado really spiked due to the tuna pen coming by, this past week we returned to more normal conditions. I know I heard a charter broker telling potential clients that the Dorado fishing was off-the-chart good several days after the tuna pen was gone, hope they were not too disappointed! Meanwhile, fishing within two miles of the beach on the Pacific side resulted in the majority of the Dorado found, and these cool water fish were a bit larger, and keep getting larger, every week. My guess is that the average this week was 15 pounds, and there were probably about a quarter of the boats getting limits and the rest about one fish per angler, that was for the boats that were targeting the Dorado. As normal, keeping the first fish in the water to attract more worked well, as did slow trolling a live bait under feeding Frigate birds.
WAHOO: New moon but cool water, what more need I say? Wahoo really prefer slightly warmer water than we are experiencing right now, but there were still a few caught this past week locally. Most of the fish were small, in the 10-15 pound range, and there were not many of them, but you still had a chance. This just might have been the last week to get one of these speedsters hooked up until the water warms back up. The fish that were caught were found inside the 300 foot depth contour, and were caught by boats that targeted them using Rapallas and Marauders on wire leader. There were more fish cut off on mono-filament leader used on lures run for Dorado than were caught.
INSHORE: As I said on my mid-week up-date, the Sierra bite went wide open during the middle of the week with boats getting into the fish from the lighthouse all the way up the Pacific coast to Migraino. Bright colored hootchies worked great, and I had a client who fly-fished for two days with a guide who got tired of catching them after a fish count that went over 50! They went through many flies during the two days, starting with fully dressed ones and finally putting on new ones when all that was left was just a bit of dressing on the hook. Tired arms, a fish on every cast and the fish ranged from 3 pounds to 8 pounds, it doesn't get any better than that! As well as the Sierra, there have been some Amberjack, Grouper and a few Snapper being found. As far as Yellowtail are concerned, the commercial panga anglers working at night are getting a few, but there have been no real numbers found during the daytime. We are still seeing a few scattered small Roosterfish as well.
FISH RECIPE: Check the blog for this months recipe!
NOTES: There are plenty of whales to be seen when the fishing slows down so even if you are not a hard-core angler you deserve to get out on the water for that show. And of course since there are fish biting, catch dinner as well! Oh, and I was surprised this morning when I went to the dock to buy licenses for my clients that the dock price had gone up to 180 pesos per person for a one day license, or $15 US if you were paying with dollars. I thought I'd mention something about myself today. I am actually a Captain and don't just call myself a Captain, or Commander, or Admiral. I hold a 100 Ton U.S.C.G. License and am I.G.F.A. Certified, and am a Captain on a private boat. I have 10 ˝ years in the U.S. Navy, 6 years experience commercial fishing in the tropics and extensive experience in wholesale/retail seafood. My Charter experience started after commercial fishing became hard on my body and I have been working charter and private boats for 18 years, and have been in Cabo, working on boats and chartering boats for 13 years. We have a business license, pay taxes and work out of the house since shop space is so expensive here. My reports have been going out every week (with a few weeks missed due to hurricanes) for 12 years, un-biased and honest, I don't try to lay it on thick in order to get you here, just try to give you information to help you make fishing decisions. I appreciate all the e-mails I get from you as readers and plan on continuing the reports as long as possible! This weeks report was written to the music of James Taylor and his “Best of” CD. Until next week, tight lines!

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San Jose del Cabo

January 13, 2013

Anglers –

Only moderate crowds of anglers are visiting the Los Cabos area now, this
is the usual pattern to start off the New Year. We expect that as
temperatures continue to plummet and freeze across the United Sates, that
more people will be packing their suitcases and heading south in search of
warm sunshine. Local weather has been mostly sunny, with highs into the mid
70s. Though coming days are forecast to be cooler, as a northern front will
be sweeping our way, possibly several days of temperature in the high 60s,
there are always a few days of year that are like this, after all we are in
the midst of winter, sometimes we forget to realize that even pristine
Southern Baja can have seasonal changes. Anglers need to remember to bring
appropriate clothing, as early morning can dip to 50 degrees, without
figuring the wind chill factor, but as the sun rises temperatures quickly
become more comfortable.

The patterns of northern winds have continued, several days of winds, often
10 to 20 mph, then there will be a couple of nicer calm days, before the
breeze prevails once again. Typical winter cycle, as water temperature are
now averaging in the 70 to 75 degree range, depending on the location,
warmest areas off of Cabo San Lucas. Despite this cooling trend the fishing
has been very good considering the time of year, good number of dorado are
being found throughout the region, with some nice sized fish of 30 pounds
being encountered, lots of dorado in the 10 to 20 pound class. These fish
usually start to migrate towards southern grounds soon, so we could be
seeing the tail end of the season, then the dorado return later in the
Spring. Dorado are striking on a variety of baitfish and on the normal
array of lures, nicer quality dorado have been found offshore on the marlin
grounds, where stripers continue to be found in good numbers, more so on
the Pacific grounds.

There has been a variety of baitfish now available, but not all types on
every day. Sardinas are being netted off the beaches near San Luis to
Vinorama and then are brought south to off of Cardon or Punta Gorda in
order to supply morning charters. Live mackerel, caballito are sometimes
available and fresh ballyhoo is another option for targeting a variety of
species, particularly dorado. The traditional baitfish ground off of San
Jose del Cabo have been less consistent for the last two weeks, this is
where more numbers of striped marlin had been found, now the marlin are
scattered, further offshore and on the Pacific grounds.

Yellowfin tuna action has been slower now for the past several weeks, we
are hearing about an occasional hook up on the Gordo Banks on yellowfin in
the 40 to 150 pound class, but these are few and far between. There were
schooling football sized tuna found congregating around tuna pens that were
slowly be tugged north to new location, this was far offshore, 20 plus
miles and at this time this option is now near Los Frailes and out of
range. This lasted for several days though, but was never really a
practical morning charter boat deal, more of a private boat option.

Wahoo are still in the area, everyday there are limited numbers
encountered, some landed and more of them lost, typical thing when
encountering wahoo, fish ranged from 10 to 40 pounds, striking yo-yo jigs,
ballyhoo, sardinetas and a variety of lures. Anglers were fortunate to land
one of two of them, they were elusive as usual.

Not much going off the bottom yet, though some anglers did find mixed
action for pargo and cabrilla on days the winds allowed them to reach the
structure. Sierra are now found schooling along the beaches, using sardinas
have been the best choice of bait for finding this inshore action, with
some juvenile sized roosterfish mixed in. There is incredible whale
watching opportunities now, peak migration is in full swing, these mammals
will be in local waters for the next several months.

The combined panga fleets out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina, sent
out approximately 107 charters for the week, with anglers accounting for a
fish count of:

2 sailfish, 17 striped marlin, 27 wahoo, 455 dorado, 125 yellowfin tuna, 88
sierra, 24 roosterfish, 12 cabrilla,15 bonito and 22 pargo

Good Fishing, Eric

Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147

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