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Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 26 Dec

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Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.


As the Admiral Seas It

Fishing Report: 12/17/16 to 12/26/16

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Few Marlin Solmar to Los Arcos!

Wind Blew for 3 Days This Past Week!

Margarita Area Producing Nice Dorado !

Catching Tuna Chunking Squid Near Solmar!

Lots of Sierra on Hootchies!

Inshore Action Real Slow!

Yellowtail Not Here Yet!

JC,s Baja Mojito Del Sol Drink Inside!

2 Amberjack Recipes Inside!!

WEATHER: Really nice weather over the last week with a few partly cloudy days, but other than that it has been really nice. Highs in the low to mid 80,s and lows in the 60,s. I think we mite has had some sprinkles of rain a couple nights ago but nothing major. Perfect weather.


WATER: The water has been lingering in and around the 71 to 74 degree mark and has been there for quite some time. We did start to see that greenish water in some areas and it is never good for fishing when it shows up. Water is cooling north of us and we should start to see cooler water in our are soon as it is that time of year. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja.

BILLFISH: : : It’s so up and down its really hard to say how it will be this upcoming week, but we are hopeful as we have great weather. From the Light House to Ranch Migrino has been good for Marlin and we are using live bait and lure about 2 miles off the beach. What is good about this is we don’t have to run far to get into the Striped Marlin if they’re hitting. This week whatever we are catching whether it is Marlin, Wahoo or Dorado we are really working for them, well so what, we live and work in a great area and that’s fishing anyway.


DORADO: There has been a few nice fish up and around Ranch Migrino but Dorado fishing hasn’t been to hot this past week. I think the full moon has had a lot to do with the poor fishing.


SWORDFISH: Hasn’t heard of any caught this week.

WAHOO: Well, it’s been pretty slow over the last week for Wahoo. SO I really don’t have much to report about it but I do wish I did.


TUNA: If you run 12 to 14 miles off shore you have a chance to run into a school of Tuna. The Tuna are hanging at the Doughnut area and are being landed using cedar plugs and king busters. Most are in the 8 to 14lbs range if you can find a school. Some days we go out to find the schools and they aren’t around, so it has been hit or miss.


INSHORE: A few boats jigging iron around the Pedregal rocks and landing some Amber Jacks and I think the Yellowtail will start to get better in the next few days. The Sierra fishing is getting better close to shore from Pump House to Margaita rocks and the Panags have been killing the Sierra in front of the Solmar to the Pump House using hootchies, striped bait and rapalas. There has been some Red Snappers caught on live bait in the rocks on the Pacific side.

From The Admirals Kitchen!


1. Amber Jack Spice Rub


1 (1-pound) amberjack fillet

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper



1. Cut fillet into 4 equal pieces. Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Dredge fish in spice mixture; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Coat a large cast-iron skillet with cooking spray; place over high heat until very hot. Add fish, and cook 3 minutes. Turn fish, and cook 3 to 4 additional minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Fish should look charred. (You may prefer to do this procedure outside due to the small amount of smoke that is created.)

2.Grilled Amberjack Sandwiches with Spicy Tarta!


Four 4- to 6-ounce amberjack fillets, cleaned of all skin and bones ( mahi does well as a substitute)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons fish rub, such as Emeril’s Fish Rub

1 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or dill

2 tablespoons dill pickle relish

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Sea salt and cracked black pepper

1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce of choice, preferably Louisiana-style or Sriracha

4 medium hamburger buns or rolls of choice

4 large leaves romaine lettuce



Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.

Brush the fillets with the olive oil and sprinkle on all sides with the fish rub. When the grill is hot, place the fillets evenly spaced on the grill. Cook until the fish is just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Flip only once if possible.

While the fish is cooking, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, relish, garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Start with a generous tablespoon of hot sauce, then stir and taste to assess the heat. If more is preferred, add up to 1 more tablespoon. Set aside.

Slice the buns and place face-down on the grill until toasted, or toast in the oven. Spread the desired amount of the tartar sauce, around 2 tablespoons, on the top half of each bun. Place the grilled fish on the bottom halves.

If desired, quickly grill the romaine leaves until some light charring occurs. Top each sandwich with 1 leaf and enjoy!

Steak-like fish, such as amberjack or mahi, indicate their doneness as the sides turn white. Once the sides are white a little over halfway, flip the fish.

3. JC,s Baja Mojito Del Sol!!

“The perfect Spring or Summer drink. Tried and tested for over 12 years now. and always a crowd favorite! This recipe yields one gallon!! Use a 1 gallon sun tea jar.


· 2 ounces aged rum

· 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, juiced lime half reserved

· 1/2 ounce orange curaçao

· 1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (see Game Plan note), also known as rock candy syrup

· 1/4 ounce orgeat

· 1 cup crushed ice

· 1 mint sprig, for garnish


1. Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, and pour the entire contents into a double Old Fashioned glass.

2. Garnish with the juiced lime half and a mint sprig.

Author: JC Sportfishing

Publication: 26 Dec 2016

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