|Is this the best 200-pound tuna bite ever in Cabo?
hard to doubt it; Certainly the timing is perfect for the WON Los Calos Tuna
Jackpot that begins the 7th: We are at 107 teams as of Thursday, Nov. 1 and rising
JOSE DEL CABO--There’s
a reason the Dottie B II out of Buena Vista Beach Resort is moored down at the
Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San Jose del Cabo until the 18th of this
month….it’s the closest launching spot to the Gordo Banks fishing grounds, home
of the big tuna that some locals are saying is the best big tuna bite in the
history of Cabo.
It has been going off on 200 and 300 pounders for two or three weeks now, and
is coming on the cusp of the 14th Annual Los Cabo Tuna Jackpot that
starts Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Buzz and Mary Fedorka, who own a home in San Jose Del Cabo, fished with Captain
Vicente on the Dottie B II last Saturday and sent this report, and some
tips. The tuna was just over 200
was caught on 80-pound line and came to the boat in 45 minutes,” Fedorka said. “This
will make a lot of sashimi and a lot was cut into steaks about 1 1/2 inches
thick. When the fish started to come into sight at the side of the boat we
couldn’t believe our eyes as it neared the surface. The largest one we
had ever caught previously was about 100 pounds. It was quite a fishing
day. We are headed back out on Wednesday. There were other tuna caught in the
same area last week over 350 pounds!”
tuna came behind the boat to eat chunks of baitfish that were chummed
systematically into the water over a half an hour,” Fedorka said. “This was
actually the second one we hooked that day. The first fish made a terrific run
right after it was hooked and broke the line. On the second hookup the
drag was substantially reduced for the first part of the fight.”
it turned out, the Wednesday fishing was just as good. Stay tuned.
AND MARY FEDORKA
scored big yellowfin tuna at the Gordo that has been turning out huge
yellowfin, continuing to feed the buzz as the Cabo Tuna Jackpot approaches,
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BUENA VISTA BEACH