one was 292 gutted and filled before weighing in at 292 on the scale at Fisherman’s landing . This last year 5 cows of 244 or bigger and just only one super cow. I’m starting to be able to recognize the size of the fish. We charge $475 a day on the twin engine center console which jaime won the Pelagic Rockstar Tuna Tournament on last year for largest fishAgree.....The one they’re holding looked 165-175 at the MOST to me..
The one they lost...? Well.... we all know the local captains down there apply that “San Clemente Mark-up”..... I think it’s part of their
Metric system..... Fish-Metric System.......
Here’s a couple I caught this past year with Captain Jaime Gonzalez Jr . We know what a cow is.
Capt Jaime was excellent. I'm glad we went out with him that day. I only know of him because of bloody decks forum. Thanks for sharing your info guys!Congratulations on such an epic day on the water. It takes an exceptional Captain to put you on fish like that, when everyone else goes home with a couple of football sized fish.
Jaime is the best, of the best in CSL...zero doubt!!!
Come on 19 October!!!
Yes not many Captains would do that. My normal Captain out of San Jose said he wouldn't do it regardless of who's fishing. The sea can be very dangerous. He said he's seen enough fishing 40+ yrs to not risk it.That's fricken' awesome. There aren't many captains out there that would keep fishing like that after losing a fish after 7 hours! Seems like all the praise for Jaime her on BD is spot on!!
Maybe it’s the angle of the photo, but I’m not sure that’s a 250+ fish.
Great story though....might want to invest in a good harness and it won’t take so many hours next time.... Thanks for the write-up..!
I agree. I've fished with Hugo as well in the past. That family are true fisherman and good people. The are central for my love of baja. I've enjoyed meeting and getting to know the new generation of fisherman as well.Hugo is pretty fishy as well and likes to troll small tuna for bait. I caught this 453lb blue from his true panga Caiman. Notice there is no fighting chair, all stand up fishing. Fish came up dead after three hours. Ate a small yellowfin on 50lb gear but had a 20lb dorado in its throat above the tuna so we can only guess it continued to feed after being hooked...
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We took half of it and one of the smaller tuna with us. Fortunately we packed zip lock bags with us. Capt Jaime cut it into large chunks that would fit in gallon size bags. During the day we went to Capt Augstin's house and we process the chunks better into proper fillets and put them into more ziplock bags. We shared some of the tuna with him and his family.Wow, what did you do with the cow? Brought it home?
We paid $475 to fish with Jaime on the Sophia. It is a very nice center console. It is way nicer and wider than your typical panga. Unless it was dead calm, a normal panga wouldn't go out to golden gate / jaime area. It was breeezy that day.Can anybody send me a roundabout how much it is to fish per day on a panga in cabo? thanks
We were definitely extremely lucky that day. The cruiser that helped us and alerted us to the fish didn't catch any big ones out of the same school. I've been on both sides of the coin, believe me I've had more slow days than epic days for sure.Nice!! We went out with Captain Jaime on 09/26. He was telling us all about these tuna on the way out of the marina. The bite was slow for us. We found a lot of dolphins, but not many tuna with them. I was able to land a nice one around 38lb.
Well...let’s see....Since you asked...
There’s a picture of you fighting it sitting on a cooler with no harness, while the other guys are stand-up battling in the Black Magic, add-in that it’s really about a 160-180 lbs
but we’ll allow you the “San Clemente Mark-up” of 200....punching-in those numbers on my calculator means you’re responsible for about 20% of the total fight and that’s 200x .20= 40
so you can claim credit for “personally catching” about a 40lb
fish....sound about right? You said you wanted to “have some fun with this” didn’t you? lol
Knowing Grandpa’s height would help..
If he’s 6’-6’3”.....Stocky build.... nice pajamas.... weighing in at 250lbs.... .