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  1. #288
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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
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    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    October 11-17, 2010


    Weather: What a beautiful week we had! As is usual for this month of the year, the weather changed for us and the temperature dropped what felt was five degrees. With no storms on the horizon and just a light breeze we had great weather. Our daytime highs were in the high 80's to low 90's and our nighttime lows were in the mid 70's.


    Water: On the Sea of Cortez side we had 86 degree water all along the coast out to a distance of about 5 miles, then it dropped a degree to 85 degrees. On the Pacific side it was mostly 82 degrees between the Jaime Bank, the Golden Gate Bank and the shore. Outside the banks the water dropped to 78 degrees. There was a bump, a bit of a swell, on the Pacific side while the Cortez side had almost pool table flat water with maybe 1-2 feet of swell, spaced far apart.


    Bait: Caballito were the most common baits to be had from the boats this week and were the usual $3 each. The bait barge had some as well as some Sardinas. With the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament just happening and the little and big Bisbee tournaments the Sardinas have been the bait of choice in order to catch the smaller Tuna for bait.


    FISHING


    Billfish: The first day of the Los Cabos Tournament was Wednesday and two big fish were brought to the weigh station. The largest was a Black Marlin that was reported to have been caught in the vicinity of the Gorda Banks and weighed in at 713 pounds. The second was a Blue Marlin that weighed in around 650 pounds. The last day of the tournament had three marlin over 400 pounds brought to the weigh station. The first day of the little Bisbee tournament was Saturday and a several nice fish were brought in as well. Next week I should have an update on the big Bisbee tournament as I will be captaining a boat for that one and will have the radio on full time! There were still plenty of Striped Marlin being found out there with most of the action happening on the Pacific side up around the Golden Gate. While the action is nor red hot, there has been a fairly steady bite on fish with most boats getting a shot or two a day, and a few getting multiple releases.


    Yellowfin Tuna: Yellowfin Tuna action remained steady for boats fishing for the football fish up to 20 pounds in size, particularly around the Gray Rock area and the Santa Maria area during the tournament days. With that many boats chumming with Sardinas the fish are attracted to the area. There were a lot of Bonita and Skipjack as well. The area off of Palmilla has been producing some decent fish to 30 pounds for boats using Sardinas as bait. The largest Tuna of the Los Cabos tournament was 209 pounds and was caught by a friend of ours, who will not give any details about where or how, except to say the fight took two hours, and by the way, was caught on a Panga!


    Dorado: The charter fleet did very well on Dorado this week but I was surprised that the largest Dorado caught during the Los Cabos Tournament by a tournament boat was only 31 pounds. I saw much larger fish being brought in by the charter fleet, some of the fish must have been at least 50 pounds. Perhaps it is the areas that were being fished because most of the big Dorado, and the large numbers came from the near-shore area on the Pacific side.


    Wahoo: There were plenty of Wahoo reported this week and some boats were able to get multiple fish in the box, but you had to leave early for the first bite. Working the bottom contour around the 300 foot line with lures on wire leaders or rigged ballyhoo at first light seemed to work well for several boats that concentrated on these fish this week. The fish ranged between 30 and 50 pounds. In the offshore areas the fish seemed to average a bit larger but there was no concentrations to be found, the fish were sporadic.


    Inshore: This week was a repeat of the last week for the inshore fishing. Roosterfish to 40 pounds, some nice sized Sierra and a scattering of Snapper were reported from the Pacific shoreline this week. The Roosterfish were caught on live bait and the schools have been fairly large. The Snapper have been tight into the rocks, but our small swells have made it easier than normal to get in there and toss a live bait. Most of the Pangas have been focusing slightly offshore fishing for the Dorado.




    Notes: If you are getting your own fishing licenses, you must have pesos!!! The people that sell the licenses around the marina can no longer take dollars from anyone. Get pesos!


    My music choice for this week was a new favorite of mine, Jack Johnson, and his CD “On and On” has been playing and re-playing in my truck and at home. It is a 2003 Universal records release. Until next week, tight lines!











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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
    Fly Hooker Sportfishing
    www.flyhooker.com
    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    October 4-10, 2010


    Weather: With no storms on the horizon it was a hot and humid week. Our daytime highs were again in the mid 90's and the nights dropped down as low as 81 degrees. Sunny skies and just a bit of wind in the afternoons.


    Water: Water temperatures have remained warm with the Sea of Cortez reading 85-87 degrees almost everywhere inside of the 1,000 fathom line, and just a degree or two cooler outside of there. On the Pacific side at the end of the week there was a very strong demarcation between the warm, 86 degree water from the Cortez side and the slightly cooler 81-83 degree water to the west, with the line running from the beach inside of the Golden Gate Banks almost due south well past 30 miles from the Cape. Surface conditions have been good with small swells and just a bit of wind in the afternoons on the Cortez side and slightly more wind and slightly larger swells on the Pacific, perfect fishing conditions!


    Bait: Bait has been a little easier to get, but there is still a lot of junk mixed in and the cost per bait has gone up without being actually said, as you now are lucky to get 7-8 baits for the $30 U.S. where you used to get 10. Bait boats say that they don't have enough after you have given them the money, and they no longer include ice in the deal. Frustrating to everyone, so a lot of boats are saying we will fish lures only and catch our own bait if we find some.


    FISHING


    Billfish: First off, there was no confirmation from anyone about the reported 1,200 pound Marlin last week, just someone starting rumors it looks like, no pictures or anyone claiming the fish. That being said, there are still plenty of big Blue and Black Marlin out there as many boats are getting multiple shots per day on fish in the #300 pound class in the Sea of Cortez, and a few bites on the Pacific side as well. There are Striped Marlin showing scattered along the temperature break, but they are not real hungry, and there were a lot of them reported around the Cabrillo Seamount mid-week.


    Yellowfin Tuna: Yellowfin action has been fairly steady with fish being found every day, some of the nice fish in the 100 pound class. There was a patch of them mid-week just 10 miles from the arch to the south along the temperature break, but those fish have moved on. There are still reports of cows on the Gorda Banks and some decent fish on the Inman, but most boats have been prospecting around the 1,000 fathom line with fair success for fish to 150 pounds, but most have been smaller at 25-35 pounds. Almost all of the fish have been associated with the spotted and white bellied Dolphin.


    Dorado: Still the fish of the week as almost eery boat that tried to target them was able to limit out, and some of them caught well over their limit. One boat was caught recently by the marines with a cooler of filleted Dorado, which is a federal violation in itself, and after counting the fillets it was found that they were well over the limit. Trying to claim that some of the fish were for the Captain and mate, they were in turn told that if they Captain and mate were keeping fish they also needed fishing licenses. The fun never ends here! Most of the Dorado were found on the Pacific side of the Cape and the average size remained good at 12 pounds, a little down from last week but still decent. Finding something floating in the water really helped, and produced come of the larger fish as well.


    Wahoo: Still sporadic, there are Wahoo but not in any concentrations. Most of the fish caught were incidental fish hooked while searching for Tuna or Marlin.


    Inshore: Roosterfish to 40 pounds, some nice sized Sierra and a scattering of Snapper were reported from the Pacific shoreline this week. The Sierra are showing early, and the meat was reported to be full of worms, perhaps because of the warm water. The Roosterfish were caught on live bait and the schools have been fairly large. The Snapper have been tight into the rocks, but our small swells have made it easier than normal to get in there and toss a live bait. Most of the Pangas have been focusing slightly offshore fishing for the Dorado.




    Notes: If you are getting your own fishing licenses, you must have pesos!!! The people that sell the licenses around the marina can no longer take dollars from anyone. Get pesos!


    Once again my great thanks to the guys from Jersey and Virginia, Ed, Gene, Herman and Kent for the new music! Today's report was written to the music off of the CD set “Time Out, featuring Take Five, the Dave Brubeck Quartet”, the Legacy Edition with recordings from 1959, released in 2009 by Columbia Records. Until next week, tight lines!











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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
    Fly Hooker Sportfishing
    www.flyhooker.com
    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2010


    Weather: We had mostly clear skies this week with plenty of sun. That meant of course that it was hot as well, and of course at this time of year it was also humid. Our daytime highs were in the mid to high 90's but one afternoon we saw 104 degrees. Nights were hot as well with the lows only down in the low 80's.


    Water: With no storms in the area the water has remained perfect for the fishermen, small swells, just a bit of wind on top most of the time. Water temperatures on the Pacific side have been 80-81 degrees and on the Cortez side between 86-90 degrees. 91 reported at the 1150!


    Bait: We are still having a bit of a problem with bait availability as the bait guys have not been getting a lot of Caballito, but they have been able to get plenty of other stuff like green jacks and Mullet. There have been some, just some, Sardinas available from San Jose. The small swells this week have made it easier to net these baits.


    FISHING


    Billfish: The water warmed right back up and with it came the big Marlin. Last Sunday a Blue Marlin was weighed in at #780, and just yesterday (Saturday) there was a reported #1,200 brought in, also a Blue Marlin. That last fish has not been confirmed by me as I just heard about it yesterday in the evening. There have been plenty of nice fish in the 200-300 pound class caught as well, and there have been Striped Marlin found on the Pacific side in the slightly cooler water.


    Yellowfin Tuna: There was also little change in the Yellowfin Tuna action as compared with last week. The fish have been found in all the usual places, the Outer Gorda Bank, the Inman Bank, the 1,000 fathom line in the Cortez side, 40 miles to the south, south of the San Jaime Bank and just the other day we had a brief showing of decent fish just 5 miles off of the lighthouse on the Pacific side. Most of the fish have been footballs but the school that showed off of the lighthouse had fish to 120 pounds, and the banks have been producing occasional fish that size and larger. Almost all of the larger fish on the banks have been caught on live bait while around half the fish found offshore in Porpoise have been lure-caught fish.


    Dorado: Once again Dorado were the fish of the week and the size has stayed decent with an average of 18 pounds and lots of fish in the 30-35 pound class. We had one angler land a bull Dorado that was over 50 pounds, possibly as large as 60 pound on Wednesday, along with several others in the 30 pound class, and they released plenty more. Most boats were able to get limits of these fish without trying too hard, and most of them were found on the Pacific side of the Cape.


    Wahoo: A few fish were reported this week, but the bite remained sporadic. The fish that were caught were either on high spots or found offshore while looking for Tuna.


    Inshore: Most of the inshore action this week consisted of Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle with an occasional Snapper or Grouper. Most of the reason was the Pangas were fishing near-shore instead of on the beach as usual due to the numbers of Dorado to be found and the flat water conditions. Working water from 100 feet deep to water five miles from the beach almost every Panga out there was able to limit out if they wanted.




    Notes: If you are getting your own fishing licenses, you must have pesos!!! The people that sell the licenses around the marina can no longer take dollars from anyone. Get pesos!


    Once again my great thanks to the guys from Jersey and Virginia, Ed, Gene, Herman and Kent for the new music! Today's report was written to the music off of the CD “God and Guns”, a compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd music, released in 2007 by Roadrunner Records. Until next week, tight lines!











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  4. Default Hot Tuna Bite Puerto Vallarta!

    Angler report Larry Haynes.
    For years I've had the dream of catching a 200+lb Cow, but never dreamed that I would catch a 200+ lber and a 300+ lber in the same trip!

    My wife, son Eric, and I fished with Captain Steve Torres and Crew Freddy and Javier on the Ana Maria


    Day 1

    Met Capt and crew at the lighthouse at 0600, did the meet and greet thing, got food, fuel, bait and on our way. Hit the rock, made bait rather quickly and lines in the water just as fast as the bait was coming in.

    About 0920, and raining like heck, the first bite was on. Our son Eric was in the driver's seat and it was "game on" for the next hour on a 200+ pound Blue. After that, things went cold for a couple hours when the next bite was on. The battle didn't last long, because the hook either pulled, or the fish spit it out. I just know that it had some real shoulders on it. A bit later we bagged a 75 lb yellow fin and things went quite again....Capt Steve said, the bit will turn back on about 1 p.m., so we just cooled our heels and trolled around to see what we could pick up. Like clock work, at 1:04 the next bite was on.....then off.....a bit later....another.....and then off.....then another......Dang it. We then plowed the water for a few hours when the next bit was on. While fighting this fish, a school of big tuna were jumping all around the boat - it was crazy cool seeing 50-100lbers jumping all around me, while fighting the first dream fish. 1 hour later, a 200+ lb cow lay on the deck and I was about 10lbs lighter from sweating.

    Day 2

    Same as day 1....greatings, bait, fuel and back to the rock. Wife was up first this day....0900-ish she lock's up with a nice bull doroado. After a decent fight, she bagged the bull and was ready for more. After a lul in the action....Our son reeled in a really nice Wahoo. A little while later, Capt Steve tells Freddy, who just caught a big skippy, to put it on the down-rigger at about 100 ft. Approximately 30 minutes after setting the bait at 100 ft, the big one hit - I've never seen a fish take so much line, so fast. The reel was at the Spectra in a flash. The fight was on....and on.....and on....1 1/2 hours later, the 300 lber was brought on the boat and I was exhausted.

    Day one....200+ lb Blue, 75lb yellow fin, and a 200+ lb Cow

    Day two....Bull Dorado, a nice wahoo, and a 300+ lb Cow

    Larry Haynes,

    Ana Maria Saturday and Sunday report with Video.
    Saturday day 1
    8 Yellowfin tunas 2 big ones, the Ana Maria reached El Banco about 8 am and it was wide open the tuna’s were boiling the guys caugh 6 smaller tunas early in morning and 2 big girls in the afternoon after 1pm.


    Sunday day 2
    We hit the Bank about 9 am lots of boats but no bait and no bite heard on the radio lots of captains were having the same problem so We decided to troll lures. About an hour of trolling at the bank and there was a big splash behind the boat a nice blue Marlin not hooked just leaping behind the boat it seriously almost jumped aboard it had to be running from something this thing was going nuts one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen I wish I had it on film.
    The bite was very slow at the Bank nothing like the day before and still no bait so we decided to go back to Corbetena and maybe pick something up on the way, about ½ hr later we had our first bite a small mahi mahi, about 20 minutes after that a We reeled in a nice Sailfish and released, 30 minutes after the Sailfish We reached Corbetena lots of bait we caught 4 baits finally and started trolling, about 4:30PM in afternoon we got a big bite a giant tuna to finish off the day.



    Even on a slow day in Puerto Vallarta 1 Mahi mahi, 1 Sailfish, and 1 big Tuna.
    Enjoy the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKJ7Ws220l4

  5. #284
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    Capt. George Landrum
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    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    Sept. 20-26, 2010


    Weather: We had a late developing tropical storm hit us on Tuesday. On Monday it was just an area of disturbed weather, then quickly became a depression, then by the evening had become Tropical Storm Georgette, with winds gusting to 45 mph. It passed a bit to the east of us, between us and San Jose with winds to 40 mph and about 3 inches of rain over 24 hours. The rain was nice to get, not too much but enough that as of yesterday there was green all over the desert as the grass started to sprout and the cactus started to bloom. As a result of the storm, the air temperature dropped by about 5 – 10 degrees with our daytime highs in the mid 80's and the nighttime lows in the mid to high 70's. At least for the first few days, then it started to creep up again. The rest of the week was partly cloudy with an occasional little spit of moisture, nothing you could call rain and just barely noticiable.


    Water: The wind and swells resulting from the late developing Tropical Storm Georgette caused the Port Captain to close the port on Tuesday, and for good reason. It re-opened Wednesday just after daylight, and by then the swells had almost dissapeared but there was still an occasional bit of wind. The churning of the water along with the overcast that came along caused the water temperatures to drop an average of 5 degrees. The Sea of Cortes showed 80 to 83 degrees, starting from the Cape and working northward while the Pacific side had a cold band of 75 degree water from the lighthouse to the southwest, and outside of that, atop the San Jaime and the Golden Gate Banks the water warmed a bit to 80 degrees, and just a few miles farther west the water warmed again to 82 degrees.


    Bait: The full moon has resulted in a lack of Caballito, and the water temperature has meant few Mackerel, if any. Instead there has been Green Jacks, Look-Downs and Mullet. Sardinas have been available if you are one of the first boats to San Jose, and you have to beat the local boats there. These baits are being brought down from the East Cape so if you are late, all you get are dead ones good for chum.


    FISHING


    Billfish: The cooling water temperature has resulted in more Striped Marlin being caught, particularly on the Pacific side. Blue and Black Marlin are still being found on the Cortez side but not as many as we had a few weeks ago. I am not sure if this is a result of the water temperature of from the moon phase, but there are still some decent fish out there as one of the smaller local boats proved early in the week when the scaled a Blue Marlin at almost #500. Lures caught allmost all of the billfish this week, but a few Striped Marlin were hungry enough to eat the Green Jacks. Many of the boats found themselves catching small Bollito for the first hour of the day in order to have decent baits.


    Yellowfin Tuna: There was little change in the Yellowfin report this week as there are still occasional larger fish to 150 pounds being found on the Cortez side aroung the outer Gorda Banks and the 1150 area. Elsewhere, such as the Inman Banks and south of the San Jaime Banks there have been football size Yellowfin associated with Porpoise, and an occasional fish to 40 – 100 pounds with them. Just off of the lighthouse on the Pacific side there have been very small Yellowfin, bait size fish found by the Pangas.


    Dorado: Dorado were the fish of the week and the size has slowly grown over the past few weeks. Most of the fish caught this last week were in the 15-20 pound range with a few in the larger class at 35 pounds. Most boats were able to get limits of these fish if they tried hard, and most of them were found on the Pacific side of the Cape.


    Wahoo: The bite on Wahoo dropped off locally, but it may be due to the fluctuation in water temperature. There were still fish being caught, but not every day as we had happen the week before. This past week the bite was about ½ of what we had just recently seen, perhaps it will pick up as the water re-adjusts.


    Inshore: Inshore was a repeat of last week, with the exception of the Snapper bite, the large swells caused by Tropical Storm Georgette mads getting into the rocks difficult for most of the week. There were Roosterfish, lots of small Skip-jack tuna and baby Yellowfin Tuna as well as loads of small Dorado that supplied most of the action for the Pangas this past week. As well as the usual inshore fish, there were a few nice Black Marlin hooked by Pangas slow trolling live bait for bigger Dorado, so there was always the chance of being surprised!




    Notes:
    Just recently it came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a few minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!!
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/
    Once again my great thanks to the guys from Jersey and Virginia, Ed, Gene, Herman and Kent for the new music! Today's report was written to the music off of the CD “Centerfield”, a 25th anniversary edition of John Fogerty music, released in 2010 by Geffen Records. Until next week, tight lines!











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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
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    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    Sept. 13-19, 2010


    Weather: Still hot, even though it is cooler on the gauge as the lack of wind and the high humidity makes it seem so much warmer. Our nighttime lows have been in the low 80's while the daytime highs have reached as high as 103 degrees. No rain, and little cloud cover, slight breezes, high humidity, welcome to my sauna!


    Water: Still no Tropical Storms in our area, but we have had some slightly larger than normal swells this week. Nothing too big, but they have tossed up some surf on the south facing beaches. Water temperatures on the Cortez side of the Cape have been pretty steady at 86-87 degrees inside the 1,000 fathom line, and at the end of the week we could see the approach of a spot of very warm 90 degree water coming over the Cabrillo Seamount. On the Pacific side the warm water at 86 degrees wrapped around the Cape and came up to the outside (west) of the San Jaime Bank. Inside that area on the Pacific the water was a bit cooler at 82-83 degrees. A bit of breeze in the mornings early in the week had a small amount of chop on the water, and later in the week the winds died and the water was almost glassy all day.


    Bait: Caballito and Mullet were readily available at the normal $3 per bait, and I heard that there were some Sardinas as well in San Jose.


    FISHING


    Billfish: Marlin seem to have made almost everyone happy this week. Almost every boat has been releasing one fish per day, some more than that. Most of the fish have been Striped Marlin, but there have been a lot of small Blue Marlin caught as well, fish between 180 to 280 pounds, and a few larger fish to 500 pounds. Many of the fish have been found on the Pacific side of the Cape with the effort being most intense for the Blue Marlin between 10 miles off the lighthouse to the ridge between the San Jaime and the Golden Gate Banks. The Golden Gate and the area off of Los Arcos have been producing most of the Striped Marlin, but many more have been sighted and had bait tossed at them than have been hooked up!


    Yellowfin Tuna: Still nothing consistent on the Tuna, one day there are plenty, the next they are gone. Of course, if you are the one in the right place at the right time it seems there are no end to them. The problem of course, is finding them in the first place. South of the San Jaime Ban, just to the west of the Golden Gate, 40 miles to the south of the Cape, out at the Cabrillo Seamount, the Gorda Banks and the Inman Banks have all produced fish this week, and there has been an occasional toad of over 200 pounds. They have been the exception however, most of the fish found have been between football size to school fish, between 8 and 20 pounds for the most part.


    Dorado: Once again we had a good Dorado bite this week. There were plenty of fish, but they were not large ones, yet. Average size was 10 pounds with a few in the #30 class, but they were readily available. Fly rod action on these guys was great, catch and release until your arms dropped off, and the excitement of having one of the big ones show up in the chum line made for some great action. The key was bait, lots of it if using sardinas. You could catch a Dorado, keep it in the water and have the school follow for a long time. Toss in a few sardinas from time to time, or some small chunks of Bonita or skip jack and go to town. Most of the action was once again on the Pacific side within 5 miles of the beach. There were scattered larger fish offshore.


    Wahoo: I don't know what happened, maybe the moon beginning to go full, but the Wahoo went on the bite this past week. We had one group who hooked multiple fish each day three days in a row, landing at least one a day. The largest was right around 60 pounds and they lost a larger one that day as well, the others were around 35 pounds. Other boats reported getting bit as well, but the main concentration seemed to be on the Pacific side about 8 miles south of the lighthouse. There were reports from the normal areas as well, the banks and along the rocky points, but the action did not seem to be as hot and heavy.


    Inshore: Inshore fishing was a repeat of last weeks as there were Roosterfish, some decent Snapper, lots of small Skip-jack tuna and baby Yellowfin Tuna as well as loads of small Dorado that supplied most of the action for the Pangas this past week. As well as the usual inshore fish, there were a few nice Black Marlin hooked by Pangas slow trolling live bait for bigger Dorado, so there was always the chance of being surprised!




    Notes: Recently the Mexican government placed restrictions on the amount of U.S. Dollars individuals and businesses may deposit in a bank account. Due to this restriction, many stores, such as Cost-Co, will no longer accept more than $100 U.S., and you must spend at least 80% in the store. No more going in and buying a case of beer with a big bill and getting a good exchange rate! Now you really need to pay attention about the fishing licenses. Due to Mexican government restrictions the license guys will no longer accept U.S. Dollars, you must pay in pesos at the dock, and no, they do not usually have small change! The cost for a daily license is $140 pesos, a weekly is $290 pesos. If you book an all-inclusive charter, like us, your licenses waiting for you at the dock, they do the work, you just have to supply the names for the licenses in advance.
    Just recently it came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a few minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!!
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/
    My great thanks to the guys from Jersey and Virginia, Ed, Gene, Herman and Kent for the new music! They were nice enough to bring me a nice assortment of new CD's. Today's report was written to the music off of the CD “Vintage Bluegrass Essentials”, a 2009 Rural Rhythm Records release.











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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
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    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    Sept. 6-12, 2010


    Weather: It started to cool a little this week. We still had hot weather but our lows went to the low 80's instead of the mid 80's and the highs dropped a few degrees as well. We had partly cloudy skies most of the week and that had something to do with it, of course.


    Water: We had no tropical storms pass us this week so the swells were not as large as last week. That said, there was some wind every day in the afternoon that kicked up some chop. Mostly later in the week, and it came from the southwest for the most part, but it was there and made the trip home if you fished the Cortez side a bit uncomfortable. In the very early morning there was a bit of wind on the Pacific side almost every day, but it went away fairly quickly. The water on the Cortez side of the Cape seemed to stay right around 84-85 degrees in our area, and up to 88 degrees in the east cape area. On the Pacific side we had a cold water upwelling from the lighthouse, out to the San Jaime Bank and to the shore just inside the Golden Gate Bank. Cold water is relative of course and this was 74-75 degrees. It was cold compared to the surrounding water which remained in the 80-81 degree range.


    Bait: Caballito and Mullet were readily available at the normal $3 per bait, and I heard that there were some Sardinas as well in San Jose.


    FISHING


    Billfish: Not quite as hot as it was last week, there are still plenty of Billfish to be found. Striped Marlin have made a showing on the Pacific side around the Golden Gate Bank, and the San Jaime Bank as well as the 95 spot and the 1150 have been producing a few Blue Marlin every day. The Gorda Banks, as usual, are providing anglers with some action on Black Marlin, and these fish are also being found at the high spots as well as off of the points. Most of the action on both Black and Striped Marlin has been on live bait, and while the Blues seem to go after lures better than live bait, that may just be because more boats pull plastic for them.


    Yellowfin Tuna: On again off again is the story on Tuna this past week. If you were in the right place at just the right time it was very good fishing on fish to 35 pounds with an occasional bruiser to 200 pounds. But if you did not have the luck all you ended up with was a long boat ride. Mostly it was the first boats on the fish that had good luck, and at the normal Tuna spots, south of the San Jaime, 30 miles south of the Cape, outside the 1150, the Cabrillo Seamount and the Gorda Banks. The bigger fish seemed to come on the live bait dropped back after the first hook-up, with a few on lures. Those that were late to the party might have managed to get a few football fish into the boat, but the key was to be first on the scene.


    Dorado: We still had a good Dorado bite, but not as good as the week before. Most boats were able to get at least one nice fish in the box, and the good guys were letting the small fish, under 8 pounds, go back to grow up. The bad guys were killing everything they caught, and some of them came in with way over the legal limit of the small fish. Most of the action took place on the Pacific side of the Cape, with almost all of the small fish being found close to shore and the larger fish at least 5 miles out.


    Wahoo: Once again I did not hear of any Wahoo bite going on, but did hear of a few scattered fish being caught.


    Inshore: Roosterfish, some decent Snapper, lots of small Skip-jack tuna and baby Yellowfin Tuna and loads of small Dorado supplied most of the action for the Pangas this past week. As well as the usual inshore fish, there were a few nice Black Marlin hooked by Pangas slow trolling live bait for bigger Dorado, so there was always the chance of being surprised!




    Notes: While not as hot as last week, the fishing has remained very good, and we are hoping it continues. Our fingers remain crossed about the weather, this is normally the time of year when storms start up to the south of us, but looking at the weather pictures this morning I see nothing forming up. So..., until next week, tight lines!
    Just came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a mew minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!! Thanks David for the website
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/











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  8. #281
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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
    Fly Hooker Sportfishing
    www.flyhooker.com
    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    August 30-Sept. 5, 2010


    Weather: It was a hot, muggy, mostly cloudy week for us as a layer of clouds moved over from the mainland. There has been a number of areas of circulation starting out to the south and fortunately none of them have developed enough to give us any problems but we are getting the cloud cover from them. Our daytime highs averaged in the low 90's while the nighttime lows were in the mid 80's with humidity sometimes as high as 90%.


    Water: This week was a repeat of last week as we had tropical depression 10W pass to the west giving us large swells. These caused the Port Captain, the most careful one we have had yet, wait to open the port until it was light enough to see the conditions outside. The swells were large but there was almost no wind on them so conditions were very good. Water temperatures on the Pacific side of the Cape ranged from 81 degrees to 83 degrees and on the Sea of Cortez side they ranged from 84 to 85 degrees. We did see some high temperatures, to 89 degrees, up offshore of the East Cape region.


    Bait: Caballito and Mullet at the normal $3 per bait, unless the bait boats were low, then you might have to pay 3.50 to 4 per bait. No sardinas late in the week due to the large swells.


    FISHING


    Billfish: The bite picked up on the billfish this week as there were good numbers of both Black and Blue Marlin caught. Most of them were in the 200-300 pound range but a few larger fish to 450 pounds were found as well. Both sides of the Cape were producing as the water was warm in both directions and there were still Striped Marlin to be found as well as some Sailfish in the 100 to 120 pound class. Lures produced bigger numbers than bait, even for those who were tossing bait at every Marlin they saw.


    Yellowfin Tuna: The bite on Tuna has finally picked up a bit more as larger schools of school fish move through the area. Mostly in the 40-50 pound range, the fish are associated with porpoise for the most part and getting in front of the moving schools and dropping back bait has worked well. There are still larger fish being found at the Gorda Banks, the Inman Banks, the Cabrillo Seamount, off of the Lighthouse on the Pacific side and south of the San Jaime Banks. These fish are not a steady bite, but they have been quality fish ranging in size from 80 to 200 pounds. The fish at the Gorda and Inman Banks have been producing for anglers using Sardinas while larger lave baits have worked for the offshore fish, as well as larger lures trolled for Marlin.


    Dorado: We finally had the Dorado show up, and they have been close to home. Both boats we had out yesterday did very well on fish to 30 pounds, and most boats fishing the area did well also with numbers ranging from 3 to 8 per boat. Getting the first one hooked up and attracting more to the boat with it was the key. Immediately gaffing the first fish made getting more take a bit longer. Straight off of the arch to a distance of five miles, and farther up the Pacific coast the same distance offshore produced the most fish, but they were also scattered about on the Cortez side.


    Wahoo: I did not hear of a great bite on Wahoo this week, but there were fish being found in the same area as the Tuna, that is, on the banks and sea mounts. Most of the fish were single hook-up and the size averaged 35 pounds. Having just come off of the full moon I thought the bite would have been a bit better, and perhaps it was, but most of the fishermen were focusing on the Tuna and Marlin.


    Inshore: The swells were smaller this week than last week with the exception of Thursday and Friday so there were more fishermen going after Roosterfish, and they were finding them on both sides of the Cape. Almost any sandy beach area with scattered rocks, or abutting a rocky point was producing fish averaging 25 pounds with an occasional 60 pound or larger fish in the mix. As well as Roosterfish there were Snapper and Bonito as well as Dorado to be found. With the good water conditions many of the Pangas were going a bit offshore and focusing on Tuna and Marlin.




    Notes: The fishing has finally become good, sometimes very good! We have been waiting a long time, but all the warm water species are now biting well. The cool water species are not here in force, the Striped Marlin bite is slow and there are no Yellowtail, but Blue and Black Marlin, large Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado are thick enough to keep everyone busy and happy. Combine that with good weather and things are looking great right now! Until next week, tight lines!
    Just came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a mew minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!! Thanks David for the website
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/











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  9. #280
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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
    Fly Hooker Sportfishing
    www.flyhooker.com
    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    August 22-29, 2010


    Weather: We had partly cloudy skies this week as we waited to see what Hurricane Frank was going to deliver for us. Fortunately it downgraded to a tropical depression well to the west and south of us and while we had clouds and swells from it, there was not much affect other than the clouds. Our daytime highs were in the high 90's and did reach just over 100 degrees several days. Our nights were warm as well with lows in the mid 80's. We received some spotty rain early in the week, once again just enough to mess up the windshields on the cars.


    Water: The warm water remained with us as we had an average surface temperature of 84 degrees on both sides of the Cape anywhere you went. The water did drop down to 80 degrees well to the south of the 1,000 fathom line. The news this week was the size of the swells kicked up by Hurricane Frank. They were large enough that the Port Captain kept the Port closed until it was light enough to see well on Friday, but these were storm swells and spaced well apart. They were still large enough to get the beach bars wet inside when a big set came in.


    Bait: Bait was still tough to get, at least good bait was. There were some Caballito but the bait guys were really proud of them, enough so that on a trip I went on this week we were only able to get 7 baits, and it still cost $30.


    FISHING


    Billfish: Some Sailfish have been showing up for the past several weeks as the water has gotten warmer. Most of them have been found on the Cortez side around the 95 and 1150 areas by boats working those same areas for Blue Marlin. There have also been quite a few Striped Marlin in the same areas, strange since the water is so warm there. As far as the big fish are concerned, the Blacks are still out there as several in the 400 pound class have been caught this week at both the Gorda Banks and the Inman Banks, mostly by boats hoping for a large Tuna. The same areas have been producing quite a few small Blue Marlin in the #200 class as well. These fish are probably feeding on the small football size Yellowfin that have been in the area. Offshore has been producing some nice Blue Marlin for boats willing to put in the time and effort, but most of the action has been on the Cortes side between the 95 and 1150.


    Yellowfin Tuna: Yellowfin Tuna remained consistent with last weeks report as there were still some Quality fish in the #100+ class being found in the San Jose area between the Gorda Banks and the Inman Banks, but most of them have been smaller, ranging in size from 15 to 30 pounds. These same size fish have been found elsewhere as well, with fish showing from the south by the 1,000 fathom line to the San Jaime Banks area. While that action has not been wide open, everyone who has gone looking for them seems to have been able to catch a few. There were some decent fish over #100 found in small pods of porpoise to the southwest of the 95 spot several days this week, and there were even more fish in the 60-80 pound class as well so it is looking better for the larger Tuna this year.


    Dorado: I fished the Pacific side for Dorado this week as a guest of a client and we released three Dorado under 10 pounds and kept four fish of about 12 pounds. All these were found close to shore, within 2 miles of the beach and were caught up around the Migraino area. I had reports of larger scattered fish being found offshore, but there was nothing solid or consistent reported.


    Wahoo: A scattering of Wahoo were reported this week and strangely enough the best area seemed to be just along the drop off in front of Cabo San Lucas Bay and just to the north of the arch, between there and the lighthouse. Dark lures trolled while cruising out or back home seemed to do the trick, you just had to go about 10-13 knots instead of normal trolling speed of 8 knots or cruising speed of 18 knots. The fish averaged 40 pounds and while not every boat got bit, those that put in the time had some action as a reward.




    Inshore: Still the large swells! Roosterfish action was down once again due to the storm swells but quite a few Pangas made the run to the Gorda Banks to fish for Tuna or stayed out in front working the water for Dorado.




    Notes: We got lucky and avoided anything from Hurricane Frank, now keep those fingers crossed! If our weather holds we should see some great fishing coming up as the moon wanes. Once again, this weeks report was written to the music of Jack Johnson on his album “Sleep Through The Static”. Until next week, tight lines!
    Just came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a mew minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!! Thanks David for the website
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/











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  10. #279
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    CABO SAN LUCAS FISH REPORT
    Capt. George Landrum
    Fly Hooker Sportfishing
    www.flyhooker.com
    gmlandrum@hotmail.com




    August 16-22, 2010


    Weather: Once again we had a little rain during the week, but this time it was just enough to spot the windshields, just enough that it turned to mud when you tried the wipers out. Like last week, the rain occurred on Thursday. While that was all we had here in town, fishermen reported quite a few clouds dropping the wet stuff offshore the same day, and during both day around Thursday you could see it coming down in the mountains. That said, the rest of the week was mostly sunny with daytime highs in the mid 90's and nighttime lows in the mid to low 80's. As we approach the end of August everyone is surprised, but happy, that we have had no close calls with storms yet. They bring much needed rain, but sometimes too much in a short time, and can really mess up the fishing for a few days.


    Water: We had a big change over the past week as the water started to really warm up. On the Cortez side of the Cape you will find 85 degree water everywhere until you get south of latitude 22.4, then it drops to 80 degrees. On the Pacific side the 85 degree water drops a degree to 84, but goes across both the San Jaime and the Golden Gate Banks. Just to the west and to the north of those two banks the temperature drops to 80 degrees. We have had some weather in the mainland that affected us this week, causing large swells and strong winds on Tuesday, both coming from the east-northeast and making the seas too rough to fish in the afternoon. That was a one day event, but we still have some large swells from the west that have made near-shore fishing on the Pacific side uncomfortable.


    Bait: The full moon made getting good bait hard this week. For our normal $30 we are getting trash fish with just a couple of decent Mullet or Caballito, and then only getting 8 baits instead of 10. The large swells made Sardinas unavailable for at least half of the week.


    FISHING


    Billfish: The Marlin are still out there as one of our friends released a Black Marlin estimated at +500 pounds earlier in the week while working the temperature break to the south. Striped Marlin have made a re-appearance at the Golden Gate and surrounding areas as most boats have been coming in with at least two releases per day, and some of them more than a half-dozen per day. Live bait tossed at the tailers has been the key, but if the bait balls form on the bank like they have before things could really take off. Elsewhere the fish have been scattered out. Black Marlin in the small size have been found near shore between Cabo and the Los Frailles area, averaging 150-200 pounds, Blue Marlin in the same size range have been found on a regular basis, with a few in the #300 class just a few mile farther out and have been concentrated to the north of the temperature break.


    Yellowfin Tuna: There are still some Quality fish in the #100+ class being found in the San Jose area between the Gorda Banks and the Inman Banks, but most of them have been smaller, ranging in size from 15 to 30 pounds. These same size fish have been found elsewhere as well, with fish showing from the south by the 1,000 fathom line to the San Jaime Banks area. While that action has not been wide open, everyone who has gone looking for them seems to have been able to catch a few.


    Dorado: On the Pacific side the Dorado action just started to open up good with a lot of fish being found within 5 miles of the beach and larger fish being found a bit farther offshore. We had one boat of clients this week who released two Striped Marlin and then proceeded to land three Dorado, one #50, one #35 and one #15 fish. The fish are scattered all over the place, but finding one usually means there are more close by!


    Wahoo: There were a few nice Wahoo this week, mostly caught by boats working close to the beach or at the Gorda and Inman Banks. With an average of 30 pounds, they were not large, but were a nice surprise for those fishing for Tuna and Dorado.




    Inshore: The large swells we experienced made getting right on the beach difficult so the Roosterfish action was down a bit, but there were Dorado to take their place just a short way out.




    Notes: We have been watching the formation of tropical depressions to the south of us this week. Now that the water has warmed up to 85 degrees the chance of one of them heading our direction increases. Our fingers are crossed for just some rain, and we are watching TS Frank right now. Keeping our fingers crossed, until next week, Tight Lines! This report was written while listing to a mix of Jack Johnson sounds!
    Just came to our attention you can now buy fishing licenses online. Some Spanish required...won't let me buy quantities, as it looks like you can only buy one at a time. I only played on the website for a mew minutes this morning, look great for those yearly licenses!!! Thanks David for the website
    https://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/

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