more spring break vacationers now starting to arrive in town. Also San Jose del
Cabo is busy preparing for the large annual traditional fiesta which will be
held in the next week as well. Will be eventful times, crowds of people and
lots of shut down streets to deal with as well. We felt a heat wave build
mid-week, feels like spring already, clear sunny skies with high temperatures
in the mid 80’s. Ocean water temperature was averaging from 70 to 73 degrees.
In most areas clean blue water was being found within several miles of shore.
North winds early in the week, then the later part wind moderate, strong
currents did not help anglers though..
that was going on for yellowfin tuna off the Cabo San Lucas arches faded out
over last weekend and we did not see any rebound this week. A handful of tuna
were landed off of the La Fortuna and Iman Banks, most of these in the 30 lb.
class, though numbers were very limited, more skipjack than anything else.
Supplies of schooling sardinas were still being found off the rocky beach
stretches from Regina to Cabo Real. Sardinetas are on the bait grounds off of
the San Jose del Cabo Hotel Zone, though not many mackerel at all being
reported, some people are using strips of squid as another bait option as well.
billfish action being reported in any direction, on the Pacific or in the
direction of the Sea of Cortez. Who knows what is going on with the striped
marlin, should be the time we see more numbers of these fish showing up,
definitely behind schedule.
really developed with the yellowtail either, a few fish here and there, but no
numbers at all. A handful of yellowtail up to 25 lb. were reported off of the
Palmilla Point, hitting on yo-yo jigs and larger baits, but only one or two per
day for the whole fleet and then the next day none. No consistent bite on these
prized jacks, though we are still optimistic that something might happen soon.
not finding much at all further offshore or inshore for that matter, besides
some sporadic action on sierra. Most charters are starting to work the various
rock piles within a few miles of shore for a mix of snapper, pargo, amberjack,
cabrilla, triggerfish and others. Spotty action for the most part, sometimes up
to a dozen fish, other times only several. All good eating though, except for
the black skipjack, which at times were very plentiful on same grounds where
anglers were trying to get the yellowfin tuna to bite. Just not the time we are
catching many really trophy sized fish, though with the weather now warming up
with each passing day, things can change fast, also coming off a bright full
moon, so as night time skies darken we hope to see the daytime action improve.
of whale activity being seen, though usually by the end of this month these
mammals will start back on their northern migration. Plenty of sea lions in the
area as well, always following the fishermen around trying to get an easy meal.
panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out
approximately 61 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of:
14 yellowfin tuna, 6 yellowtail, 8 amberjack, 36 yellow snapper, 15 flag
cabrilla, 15 leopard grouper, 8 mojarra, 44 huachinango, 62 sierra, 150 black
skipjack and 130 triggerfish.