East Cape and Cabo fishing

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by juliomeza, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. juliomeza

    This last weekend i had the opportunity to fish East Cape out of Buena Vista and all the way down to Cabo for 3 days on board the 54 bertram ¨Get over It¨ with his IGFA world champions tripulation Captain Joby, Cuby and Conejo Villavicencio who also hold the world record for most marlin released in one day, just 197 in 12 hours, amazing

    we were looking for big bill fish or cow tunas trolling a spread of live bonito but lots of small tuna, stripers, dorado and wahoo hit our baits or lures, no big fish were caugth for us this time, regardless this was a great fishing trip, a great learning experience from the best in the world on board a beautiful fishing machine

    first day out of Buena Vista limits of dorado, limits of tuna, 3 stripers and a 45 pound wahoo

    second day one striper, limits of tuna and limits of dorado

    third day on gordo bank and north of cabo 11 stripers and one sail fish

    with a cow tuna on my mind i asked the crew the third day to try for a cow tuna on gordo bank, we got there at 4 30 am, we put a few live bonitos on the spread but no luck with the tunas, hammer heads and stripers were thick on the reef, Captain joby desided to show me for one hour how they fish for stripers ¨Get over It¨ style, so we moved around Cabo just a few miles north looking for feeding birds, as soonest they saw tailers and birds they cast over the boils nice mackerels on circle hooks using 40 pound mono on 80 pound IGFA leaders, we fish there with clock on hand for just one hour for 9 stripers and 1 sail fish, all released

    what a experience, fish on board of a champion boat with the best crew for the IGFA on 2009, thanks oscar dacarett

    Julio Meza
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  2. Captain Juan SQ

    dats reeel nice there julio,la ultima foto esta bien frunfanbuastika,que chulada.
  3. landlok'd

    So when was the 197 marlin in a day set? Didn't hear about it...just wondering?
  4. extraction


    Here's a couple of links to the "Get Over It" record in 2008.

    Baja Striped Marlin - Salt Water Sportsman


    Believe it or not, these big numbers aren't uncommon in Cabo in the Winter the past few years. This is the boat "Caliente" this past January 2009 where they did 91 Marlin in one day with just two anglers - the Captain Jamie Gonzales Sr. at the wheel, his son and Mate Jaime Jr. and brothers David and Steve Brackmann. Jaime Jr. is just 21 years old and is my full time mate on my boats Extraction I & II.

    Hundred plus Marlin days weren't too hard to do with 4 good anglers and a couple of good mates and of course a good Captain. I should point out that these records were done on 100% Circle Hooks and 100% releases on all of the Marlin.

    InTheBite -

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  5. Fred Archer

    Man, what a quality collection of captain, crew, and world class billfish anglers. My nephew David Brackmann and his bros are among the best of the best when it comes to just about any kind of fishing. The Extraction crew? Like David and Steve, friends for a great deal of years and among the best on the water and great people to boot. And speaking of circle hooks, David and my partner Bobby Dobson and I were the first to use circle hooks down there almost twenty years ago, back when most thought that they were a joke. One day years ago I ran alongside a current break with David, the original Caliente, Steve and their dad, Derryl while they bait and switched over thirty stripers off SuperBars. Meanwhile, we caught a few less (I had "regular" fishermen aboard) on bars with armed chasebaits. We returned to port after that...they ran further offshore and spent that night drifting for swords. Hardcore to the max, that group!

    What a great group! So good to see them together! Thanks of the pict, Tom. Say hello to the boys for me. There are none better!
  6. juliomeza

    but i was not talking about good anglers, i am talking about the 2009 IGFA world champions and also about the world record holders for the most marlin in one day for a boat, rigth
  7. landlok'd

    Tom; I wasn't doubting:) I was the observer on the Get Over It during the 2007 WCBRT when they released 189 on day 2 and the Reelaxe released 190. I just wasn't aware anyone had broken that record!
  8. extraction

    Julio, to tell you the truth I don't know what you were talking about?

    "but i was not talking about good anglers"

    Were you talking about bad anglers?

    I'll stand corrected but I don't believe there's a recognized category by the IGFA for a World Record for most Marlin caught in a day? First of all, is a day 8 hours of fishing or 24 hours of fishing? Is it two anglers or 10 anglers? I didn't use the word "World Record", simply the word "record" and by that I was referring to generally recognized by the fishing community around the world from magazine articles and like Terry pointed out, he was an observer on the Get Over It boat when the "record" of 190 marlin were caught in an 8 hour period in 2007 by the boat Reelaxe, therefore it's documented. So if there is a category for most Marlin caught in a day, what are the rules? Who verifies the catches and releases?

    My point wasn't about World Records just the fact that in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico you can catch a lot of Marlin. In the Winter months it wasn't and maybe still this year, it isn't uncommon to catch 50 to 100 Marlin per day by a boat with a few good anglers and crew. What Get Over It did in 2008 was phenomenal. I fished in the tournament Terry was an observer in 2007, the WCBRT and several records were set. Maybe they're World Records but I can't find them at the IGFA website. In the case of the World Championship Billfish Release Tournament (WCBRT) maybe some organization keeps "Tournament Records?" These were the numbers in the 2007 WCBRT:

    Most Marlin in one day by a single boat - 190 Marlin
    Most Marlin in two days by a single boat - 330 Marlin
    Most Marlin by a single angler in one day - 52 Marlin
    Most Marlin caught & released in a tournament (5) boats in two days - 1,157 Marlin

    People see these numbers and say no way, it's bullshit. It isn't.

    The boat Get Over It broke the single day record in 2008 with 197 Marlin.

  9. FAT CAT

    Tom, that's a great explanation on the marlin catch "record." I think you are right about it not being any sort of "official" number. But, it is so remarkable that I've found few who believe the numbers. Even the local fishing captains here on the east cape don't believe it's true. However, I'm a believer. Saw all the photos and video and I've actually seen the fish piled up on the Golden Gate. Plus, as you point out, there were IGFA observers on board for some of these remarkable catches. Cabo rocks!
  10. DOGHOUSE26

    Many in the sport are skeptical about this type of fishing and consider it more like hook , run, and pop it off and I think that might be why the IFGA does not recognize it; half the fish never know they were even hooked. If they were all tagged it might be a different story and a considerable feat if even only a third of the total. Those high totals reflect more on the excellance of the Captain driving the boat than on the anglers. Before the WCBRT style of releases, most tournaments have a rule which stated any fish eligible for a release in under 5 minutes would have to be tagged and that would impact those 100 plus totals in a big way.

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