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JC Sportfishing Cabo Fish Report May 16

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WEATHER: Well, right now the weather is pretty good with sunny days and breezy evenings. Right now the weather is great, but with some afternoon winds on the pacific side and at night its been pretty cool at night. Day time highs in the ladder 80's and lows in the 60's

WATER: Pretty much the same as last week as far as the water temps go. The water right outside Cabo Harbor is right around 72 to 74 degrees and actually pretty nice. Pacific side up and around the Finger Baja where it was dipping down to 69 degrees is still cold up there and it is like night and day compared to the Pacific side and the Cortez side.

BILLFISH: The Marlin fishing has gotten much better this past week and you will probably hook into one if you are here or coming down this coming week. We have had great luck all week with Striped Marlin and the guys have been landing them from Grey Rock all the way out to the 1150. The guys have been landing the Striped Marlin with lures and ballyhoo.

DORADO: Well the Dorado is starting to show up in the area and we should start seeing large numbers of them soon. It hasn’t quite kicked in but it is getting better and you can tell with a little more time it is going to get red hot!! There are a few being caught, but it isn’t like it’s off the hook, but we are optimistic over this next week for things to pick up.

SWORDFISH: Its about that time of year when we mite be seeing a few Swordfish is not that common to our waters, but sometimes we do land some here in Los Cabos. They are great to eat and I will have some cool recipes for you.

WAHOO: A good week for the Wahoos, with most fleets reporting some good action for the Whoo,s in the Santa Maria to Grey Rock areas. The captains who were catching fish were using downriggers trolling rapalas and live bait.

TUNA: Most of the Tuna being landed are football size fish and are being caught at the Horseshoe using king busters and cedar plugs A school of Tuna is like 69 miles east of Cabo and a couple of the big yachts went out there and found them and had a great day. The Tuna was running with the Porpoise so once the guys found the Porpoise it was game on for the Tuna, but mostly small ones.

INSHORE: The inshore fishing has been hit and mis with a few Roosters and some small Dorado. Most reports of  Rooster were being caught in the surf at El Tule, so that was a nice score for those guys and most were in the 25lb to 30lb range. We like to hear those types of stories. Also some guys have been catching Skip Jack and Jack Crevail close to shore. The bite for Snappers, Groupers and Triggerfish has been strong also, using cut bait for the Snappers and Groupers was productive.

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