Cabo Billfish Action Sizzles
According to the folks at the Pisces Fleet, fishing in the Cabo region is off the charts; boats return to port every day with outriggers maxed out with flags and not an inch to spare. Billfish were the number one fish you were most likely to encounter this week with a mix dominated by striped marlin, then blues and sails.
“Blue marlin are less common and much prized by anglers it is often heard from fishermen “I’ve got lots of striped marlin, but never a blue” so it was great to see several anglers achieve this goal,” said Rico Cruz of the Pisces Fleet.
“First of the week was Michelle Wood from Houston, Texas who along with friends caught a 190 lb. blue, a striped marlin, eight tuna and a dorado. They fished twelve miles off of Lands End and the blue was hooked on a black and orange lure. Next up was an approximate 200 lb. blue aboard Pisces Ruthless that took a green and yellow lure at the Herradura for Robert and Darla McFall from Cordova, TN who also got three dorado. Pisces Rebecca got a blue marlin slightly larger at 250 lbs., another lure fish, this time a green and white color at the 95 spot for William Harrison and William Smith from Minneapolis, MN who were also fortunate to release two striped marlin and boat a dorado. Great Escape Jr. also had a 200 lb. blue marlin just six miles off of Hotel Finisterra on a black and orange lure, for Thomas Lewis, from Darlington S.C. This same day the largest blue of the week was caught and released aboard Pisces Petrolero by Allen Chan from Norwalk, Connecticut; this was the only blue caught on bait and it was estimated at 320 lbs.”
“Without a doubt Pisces Rebecca was our top marlin boat this week, not only for her blue marlin but for two superb striped marlin days, one day they had Chris and Evelyn Curtis from Beeville, TX who were fishing with the Langbein family, when they caught and released nine striped marlin and landed a nice wahoo for the table. The next day was a good day for Rebecca too, as they rounded up and fought eleven striped marlin and a couple of dorado for Chad Stachowicz, Paul Grass, Josh Ofatz and Erin Buchanan from San Francisco, Ca. There were many other great catches of four to eight marlin in day, just not enough room to include them all here. Eighty one percent of our boats caught billfish this week resulting in a total catch of 156, breaking down into 147 striped marlin, 6 blue marlin & 3 sailfish,” said Cruz.
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