Big Marlin Hit Despite Stormy Weather
According to the Pisces Fleet, Cabo was again plagued by tropical weather this week, causing the port to be closed for a couple days, frustrating for anglers and crews alike, but we are thankful that no major damage was sustained. Just before the rains and wind the Pisces Fleet had some pretty spectacular fishing days.
Pisces Valerie with Bryan Koehn, Julie Garchynski and Ron Hasber from San Antonio, Texas on board, had an amazing day with a grand slam consisting of a 312 lb. blue marlin which took a purple lure, two striped marlin a sailfish and three dorado, fishing at the 95 Spot and Herradura. This same day proved to be the best of the period – for instance Pisces La Brisa had five striped marlin up to 130 lbs., a sailfish, a dorado and two tuna for Chris and Amy Renegar. On par this day too was Adriana, with four sailfish, two striped marlin and a dorado for Tim, Larry and Travis Pierce from Seattle, WA. Luis Nunez from Panama had a blast aboard Tracy Ann with two striped marlin, a sailfish and eighteen dorado from 15 to 50 lbs.
Other boats had one marlin or sail plus dorado. Action was great if the port had been open, as it was the fleet only fished only half the days they normally would which is reflected in the numbers. Nevertheless ninety nine percent of boats caught fish. Pisces boats caught a total of 44 billfish this week, consisting of 30 striped marlin, 13 sailfish and 1 blue marlin.
Dorado was king in Cabo this week as boats loaded up on double digit catches of fish ranging from 15 to 52 lbs. They love to congregate under floating debris making them easy to locate after rainy weather.
Tuna catches were on the slow side with eighteen percent catching a few footballs here and there. There was however, one impressive exception of a 266 pound heavyweight caught at 95 Spot by Australian angler Grant Potter, who is from Banbury. The fish took live bait on 60 lb. test and took one hour and ten minutes to be brought to the boat Halcon on September 20.Back To Reports