Cabo San Lucas
Cabo Tuna Jackpot Winners – an outstanding award presentation to culminate the Cabo Tournament season of the year!
Team Sneak Attack took 1st Place in the Tournament, plus Day One Dailies, earning them $585,775 US for their awesome 284-pound Yellowfin!
Team North Star took 2nd Place overall and Day Two Dailies, which earned them $535,150 US for their 102-pound Yellowfin.
Third Place went to Castro’s Team for their 95-pound Tuna, taking home $3,375 US.
Wahoo winners: Pisces 35’ Valerie took home $36,000 US for their 24.9-pound Wahoo, while Team Retriever took $36,400 US for the largest Wahoo of the tourney, a 29-pounder.
The largest Dorado of the Tournament, a 52.4-pound fish, was caught by Team Overtime, earning them $100,400 US from both jackpots entered.
Team Magnetic also landed an impressive Dorado, a 47.3-pound fish, making them $100,400 US.
Not a bad day aboard Pisces 37’ BB II with this almost 50-pound Dorado! In addition, another ten were caught, respecting limits, and 21 marlin were released. Yep, now’s the time to come fishing in Cabo! …Pisces Sportfishing Fleet, Rebecca Ehrenberg
Puerto Los Cabos
Hot dorado bite, the giant Tuna are still at the Gordo!
As we approach mid-November, the weather is favorable for groups of anglers arriving in Cabo. We are starting to see a few windy days; nonetheless, the days are enjoyable, with morning temperatures in the high 60s and sunny days in the mid-80s.
Due to north winds creeping in the last few days, many fleets have been forced to try different areas closer inshore and to our Marina. Many boats started targeting dorado, fishing a few miles off Palmilla Point. There were excellent schools of dorado found while fast-trolling lures, feathers, Rapalas, and ballyhoo. These dorado are averaging from 10 to 15 pounds on most days, with a few 20-pounders in the mix. There were a few days when boats could catch their limit and still release many; other days, just a couple per boat were caught, if lucky. While targeting dorado, a few of our charters hooked a some wahoo, though they were small, around 10 to 15 pounds. Many of these wahoo were lost on the first run due to their smaller size.
Recently, our fleet hosted a 17-Boat Group Tournament organized by Cass Tours. This “Wahoo Rumble” was a 3-day tournament specifically targeting large Wahoo. Throughout the three days of fishing, we were only able to weigh in four Wahoo, the biggest one weighing in at 38 pounds and the smallest at 9 pounds. The biggest Wahoo was caught while slow-trolling a live caballito, the other smaller ones on Rapalas. It was not the wahoo action we were expecting, but the scarcity definitely added emotion to this Tournament. We had lots of fun and did see many nice-sized Dorado and Tuna.
The tuna bite is still good at the Vinorama Bank, if you are able to make it there. This week, only a few boats tried going that far due to unexpected winds creeping in. Those that did try, were able to catch a few of the 20 to 40-pounders while drifting strips of squid and live/dead sardina. We continue to have a decent supply of live sardina in the morning, though their size is not the most favorable. These sardina are small and are mostly used to chum.
The main talk has been the inner and outer Gordos as they have been producing big yellowfin tuna. The biggest one weighed in by our fleet this week came in at 106 pounds, with many others in the 70 to 90-pound club. A few boats hooked some cows that almost spooled them a few times and were not able to slow them down. Unfortunately, some of these fish were lost after long one to two-hour battles. Most of these Yellowfin were hooked while drifting strips of squid, with a few on strips of skipjack. We are excited to see what the Gordo will deliver next week, as many boats are specifically targeting the big cows due to the great activity, we saw this past week.
Not a lot to report off the bottom at this time. We had one dogtooth snapper at the Gordo that hit on a strip of skipjack. A few nice 30 to 40-pound amberjack were also caught in the same area while jigging. Inshore, we also saw some of the first Sierra. Most of these Sierra were nice-sized, some of them 5 to 7 pounds. … Good Fishing, Brian Brictson
While Cabo has dominated the news for the past several weeks with all of the tournament activity, the anglers left at home in East Cape found extraordinarily good fishing for dorado for their clients and friends recently on some of the last trips of the 2023 East Cape Season before Turkey Day arrives.
Meanwhile, the tin boat fleet has begun to score on a few sierra, trolling artificial lures close to shore. Along with a few jack crevalle and even a stray roosterfish feeding on sardina and small ladyfish.
THAT TIME OF YEAR…HERE COME THE WINTER WINDS and WAVES
La Paz- Las Arenas/Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 31-Nov.10, 2023
SHORT ATTENTION SPAN FISHING REPORT
WEATHER – Mostly sunny, but the season has changed for sure. Temps have gotten cooler and the winds from the north have started blowing consistently now. So fewer fishermen and more windsurfers and kiteboarders.
WATER – Still taking time to recover after getting messed up and dirty from Hurricane Norma, but it’s better for sure. It’s just not going to be what it was since the northern winds have kicked in now and waters are colder and greener, not to mention rougher and choppier. Expect there will be some port closures at times because it’s too rough. No boat traffic is allowed at all, in or out.
SPECIES CAUGHT – More inshore stuff now because we simply can’t get to some areas because of the sea conditions. So more pargo, jacks, snapper, cabrilla bonito. A few Dorado still holding as well as some late-season billfish. Finding live bait is an issue with the rough seas now…Tailhunter, Jonathan Roldan.