San Jose del Cabo Fish Report Dec. 27

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  1. Gordo Banks

    [FONT=&quot]<o:p></o:p>[/FONT][FONT=&quot]<o:p></o:p>[/FONT][FONT=&quot]December 27, 2007<o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Anglers -<o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The holiday season is here and large crowds of vacationing families are arriving, enjoying mostly sunny skies and all of the various outdoor activities available. While much of the continental United States is dealing with ice and snow, temperatures are reaching the mid 70s in the Los Cabos area and all around the weather conditions are very pleasant for wintertime. It is the time of year when the north wind can be persistent and that has been true to form this year, relentless and on most days has been averaging 15 miles per hour. Though anglers were able to find calmer water close to shore south of Palmilla Point and this is where most sportfishing fleets are now concentrated. Water temperatures have plummeted down to the 68 to 72 degree range and off colored greenish water has also swept in. Baitfish have remained plentiful, sardinas were being netted along the beaches from Palmilla to Santa Maria and mackerel were available out of the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Smaller sized skipjack were congregating on the fishing grounds and these were being used as trolling baits. <o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The consistent action out of San Jose del Cabo for yellowfin tuna that had lasted since September has finally faded out due to the recent cooling trend and there were only a handful of charters that accounted for the tuna this past week, these fish were found from San Luis to Vinorama where north winds made conditions very difficult on most days and water conditions were green, with 68 to 70 degree temperatures. Not much bottomfishing, also due to the northern winds, but even on the calmer days anglers that tried their luck on the rock piles reported limited activity.<o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Anglers reported the best action towards Cabo San Lucas, where they were concentrating for dorado or striped marlin. Decent numbers of dorado were found close to shore, striking on medium sized trolling lures and on various live, dead and strip baits. Sizes ranged mostly under 15 pounds, but there were a few exceptions of bulls up to 30 pounds being accounted for. Numbers were not high, but respectable for the start of the winter season, average catches per boat were 2, 3, 4 or 5 dorado per morning. Most of the marlin action remained on the Pacific, with decent number now found off of El Faro, catches of two or more striper were common for daily charters, with mackerel being the bait of choice. Striped marlin are now moving off of Chileno as well, but so far these fish are not biting as well as the ones found on the Pacific. <o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Inshore action included jack crevalle, roosterfish, sierra and there are a few pargo showing up. So far the majority of these fish have been smaller, but we look for improved inshore action in the coming weeks. <o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The combined panga fleet launching from La Playita sent out approximately 49 charters for the week, with anglers accounting for: 3 striped marlin, 26 yellowfin tuna, 114 sierra, 22 jack crevalle, 28 roosterfish, 19 pargo, 15 amberjack, 17 cabrilla and 124 dorado.<o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Good Fishing, Eric<o:p></o:p>[/FONT]
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  2. iwannafish

    Oh, how I miss being down there. I haven't been for years. Used to go every year at least once and fished with Victors fleet of pangas. Those were the days!!!
  3. renegademike

    Hey Eric I have been reading your reports for many years. I recently put a 31 bertram in the water here in cabo san lucas and I have say with out a doubt that your reports are always right on. You tell it like it is and don't try to sugar coat it when the fishing takes a turn for the worse.
    Its great to see honest people in the business. Although I have never fished one one of your boats I have always heard great things from your operation.
    Me being knew to the business of chartering I am quickly learning its a tough business to make good money at. But that's not why I moved to the cabo area anyways. Its the great fishing we have almost year round which made me sell the farm back in the states and move down here. I just love what I do and that's fish and thinking about fishing every minute of the day.
    Its great to see we still have some great people like yourself in the business of putting people on the fish. Thanks for the great reports and keep up the good work Regards Mike T