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Spring comes early, Cabo action on fire

Marlin, dorado, yellowtail in acton out of Cabo as water and air warms


BY PAT McDONELL

Baja Reports Editor

 

 Spring break is here and the real spring is a few weeks away but the season is shaping up nicely. The full Baja report with details on the great tuna action out of La Paz and the East Cape (and yellowtail at Catalan off Lorero) will be posted tomorrow, but as a teaser, Pisces Fleet rep Rebecca Ehrenberg sent in a report Monday and the action was pretty amazing for spring break. Air was in the 80s, calm seas and water temps from 70 to 74 degrees. A total of 515 fish were caught this week, with 84 being marlin, 35 dorado, 8 tuna, and 388 other small game species.

 

“With unbeatable weather conditions and many species to target in diverse areas, this week was a great one! marlin numbers are strong and fishing has been more consistent, with only two out of 70 boats out this week not catching fish,” said Ehrenberg. “Again, seeing upwards of 3 striped marlin per boat was not unusual, as well as very nice “smaller game” fish of very decent size, such as red snapper, grouper, yellowtail and wahoo, all upwards of 20 pounds.


She said several boats scored marlin, topped by the 48-foot Listo.

 

 

 “The  Listo had a tremendous week, with success on every day it was out,”  Ehrenberg told WON. “On March 10 anglers from Arkansas, caught and released 3 striped marlin of about 120 pounds each, which hit on tigrillo lures and mackerel bait. They also landed 3 nice dorados which ranged in size from 5 to 15 pounds. All fish were caught out at Destiladeras, on the East Cape.  A few days later, this same group went out to try their luck again, and successfully caught and released 4 striped marlin this time. Most marlin were about 120 to 140 pounds but his time they caught them solely on mackerel outside of Punta Gorda. And if that wasn’t good enough, the next day, Captain Guadalupe managed to find another 4 striped marlin to catch and release with anglers the Whaley, Aiken and Roach families, from CA. All marlin were about 120 pounds and hit on mackerel at the 1150 Spot.”

 

Ehrenberg said there was real variety inside and out. The 38-foot BajaMark and anglers from  California caught themselves the biggest red snapper of the week; a gorgeous specimen of just over 25 pounds and others ranging in size from 10 to 15 to 20  pounds. They caught 6 red snapper total on mackerel at Golden Gate, as well as 15 triggerfish by chumming, and topped it off with one 100lbs striped marlin, which they released.

some photos from this week...this blog will be updated Tuesday with full reports from various areas. 

 

 


AGAIN, SEEING UPWARDS OF 3 STRIPED marlin per boat was not unusual, as well as very nice “smaller game” fish of very decent size, such as red snapper, grouper, yellowtail and wahoo, all upwards of 20 pounds. PISCES PHOTOS

 

 

  

   

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