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Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 29 April 2017

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Fishing Report: 4/22/17 to 4/29/17

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Wild Week, Marlin Fishing Going Nuts!

Wind Howling Some Days This Week!

Port Closed Due to Wind on Friday!

Lots of Marlin Near 1150 and Santa Maria!

Wahoo, Tuna and Dorado not Here!

Sierra: On Live Bait and Hootchies!

Roosters on Live Bait: In Shoreline!

Red Snapper and Groupers on Chunk Bait!

Few Yellowtail Still Around!

WEATHER: Really windy some days out of this past week, with the port closing one day because it was so bad. In general we cant complain about the weather at all, it has been really nice and sunny about every day. The wind has picked up pretty good over the last 3 days, though with some pretty good gusts during the day time and even at night. As I sit and write this report I can hear the wind blowing now. If you were in a small boat over the last 2 or 3 days you will have experienced a pretty rough ride due to windy conditions. The actual temperatures are really great with highs in the ladder 80, is too low 90, so in the day time and cooling off pretty good at night down into the mid 60's.

WATER: With the windy conditions the water has been pretty wild with some rough seas on the pacific side and of course on the Sea of Cortez its been calmer, but due to the windy conditions its rough out there. Still quite the contrast in water temperatures from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez. All warm water on the Cortez side and cold water on the Pacific side. It is 69 degrees up above the Finger Bank on the Pacific side and on the Cortez side it is pushing 79 degrees.This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. 

BILLFISH: Marlin have kida showed up late this year, they should have been here a couple months ago, like in February, but it looks as they are showing now in good numbers. Looks as if most Marlin are wanting to bite Ballyhoo as we have been scoring using the Ballys. The Marlin fishing has been pretty steady and it seems the Marlin have moved down towards the 1150 and Santa Maria areas, and from about 1 to 3 miles offshore. What we are seeing is many of the Marlin are full of squid as there is an abundance in the water. So we have been just pitching live bait at them till we find the right one to take the bait. Both of our boats have been fishing about everyday and we are averaging about one to two marlin per trip, so it isn’t too bad, actually pretty steady.

DORADO: Just isn’t happening right now for Dorado?

WAHOO: I have not heard of any this past week. Not too much Wahoo action right now.

TUNA: We are still catching a few Tuna this past week and have had some good days like one day we got like 6 decent size Tuna using the Kite and doing some Kite fishing, but basically we are averaging maybe 3 to 4 per trip. Most Tuna are 12 to 35lbs and along with Kite fishing we are using cedar plugs and king busters. The San Jamie Banks is the hot spot for the Tuna, so head that direction if you are going out for them.

INSHORE: Big Sierras being landed on live bait, and we are seeing action from the Solmar to the Pump House, using hootchies also. Rooster fish action in close to shore has been pretty good over the last week If you use live bait you will have a good chance of landing something. They are being caught from the Solmar to the Light House and also in the same area as the Roosters are the Sierra and it’s pretty wide open in the same areas. Wow Amberjack up to 40lbs this past week on the pacific side and the Yellowtail fishing has been great also. The Roosters are active and biting good. Jigging iron and trolling rapalas at the Margarita Rock Piles hs been really productive for Yellowtail and Amberjack. There are some nice size Grouper being caught on chunk bait in the rocks off of Solmar.

Author: Jc Sportfishing

Date: April 29 2017

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