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Cabo San Lucas Villas Fishing Report


NOVEMBER 3rd to 9th 2012

Overall Catch Success Rate All Species Combined 96.4%

BILLFISH: An extremely busy week in Cabo with the W.O.N Jackpot Tuna Tournament going on, which we shall write a separate report on. It was really nice to see people & sponsors new to the area that raved about the Cabo fisher and told us they travel all over the world and that there is nothing like Cabo, so let’s all keep up the good work and keep protecting our sportfish. The marlin are starting to show up, despite reports that they are not at Mag Bay, we saw our catch rate start to edge up slightly, with twenty four percent of boats catching striped marlin or sailfish, but then again the water temperature is still warm as is the weather overall – striped marlin tend to favor water around 70 F. Top boat this week without a doubt was Pisces “Bill Collector” on November 4th, when they caught and released three striped marlin and a sailfish, plus six dorado for Rob & Ryan Thomson from New Mexico at Cabeza de Ballena – all the billfish took live bait and the dorado green colored lures. Another boat that did well was Pisces “C Rod”, a 38 ft Blackfin with two striped marlin released plus ten dorado, fishing at Golden Gate on the Pacific and Elias Calles for Jim Schraith from the aptly named Dorado Hills, Ca and David Cremin from Los Angeles. There were other boats that did well with a single marlin plus dorado – like Pisces “Tracy Ann” on November 9th with a striper, sixteen dorado and a 27 lb wahoo that missed out on winning $79,000 in the Tuna Tournament by three and a half pounds. Pisces anglers caught twenty three billfish this week consisting of 18 striped marlin and 5 sailfish, all released.

OTHERS SPECIES: Dorado catches are nothing short of amazing right now, with eighty seven percent of boats hooking up to fish in the 15 to 25 lb category…rarely are they larger than that right now, but the sheer numbers made up for this giving anglers catches of one to twenty two fish in a day. It is nice to see people being responsible by releasing smaller fish as well as those above the quotas. It was not unusual to see a boat report, twenty fish caught and ten released – this sets a great example and shows that people are thinking. Our total dorado catch this week was 668 fish, both caught and released. Tuna catches for the regular charter boats were on the slow side at just fourteen percent. Those in the tournament concentrating only on this species actually did well at Punta Gorda and straight out from Cabo. Our largest was aboard Pisces “Great Escape Jr” with Zev Hendeles and family from New York with a beautiful 144 lb’er caught out from San Jaime – they kindly donated the fillets to local children’s home. Wahoo catches improved slightly but they were all small fish, nothing larger than 30 lbs. “Bill Collector” released a small hammerhead shark that was around 40 lbs. The only other catch was skipjack tuna closer in to shore.

LOCATION: Pacific, Land’s End to Golden Gate, Cabeza de Ballena and Punta Gorda.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Perfect; clear sunny skies, calm seas


BEST LURES: Live bait for billfish, green colored lures, cedar plugs.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg



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Cabo Fishing Report



Overall Catch Success Rate for All Species 100%

BILLFISH: For Cabo standards billfish catches were on the low side this week with just sixteen percent of charters hooking up to marlin and sailfish. It appears that the mass migration that we usually see between November and December has not started yet; when striped marlin get spotted at Mag Bay by boats on their way back to Cabo from California, we know they are headed this way soon. A lot of the bigger boats head north in summer to comply with insurance requirements hat want them out of the hurricane zone. With the dorado catches so outstanding a lot of anglers are content to have plenty of action on a sure thing, rather than search for a billfish location. Top billfish boat for us this week was Pisces 28 ft Uniflite “Adriana” who managed to release two blue marlin, when others were having a hard time even locating a striper. On October 30th, John Meyne, from Las Vegas was aboard when Adriana hooked a 250 lb blue marlin, just one mile off of Santa Maria, on a blue and white lure. The fish was released and they want on to boat two dorado and a skipjack. The second blue marlin for this vessel was caught by British angler Michael Taylor, from Bracknell, Berkshire in the same area, this time on a green lure and estimated at 270 lbs. The only boat to have a double marlin day was Pisces “Valerie” on November 1st when they released two striped marlin between 100 & 120 lbs and caught a small wahoo and eight dorado for Tim McNeil and Karl Reid from Whitecourt, Canada. This boat was one of the only ones to release a sailfish, during the week also. It seems that the billfish catches were closer to shore this week, seldom more than four miles out. Pisces anglers caught a total of 11 billfish this week consisting of 7 striped marlin, 2 sailfish and 2 blue marlin – all released.

OTHERS SPECIES: We might as well call this the dorado report, seeing as ninety percent of our boats caught an average of ten dorado per trip. The majority are being caught on the Pacific between the Old Lighthouse and Golden Gate and average 20 to 25 lbs. Our total dorado count this week was a whopping 557 fish, many released – a testament to the fact that Dorado is a species reserved for sportfishing and is not legally allowed as a commercial catch. This fish is a lot of fun to catch and is tasty to eat, but there is a huge push by the commercial fleet to get it removed from the list of species reserved for sportfishing. If that were to happen then we would have commercial boats, with their destructive fishing practices, right on our doorstep and the non-selective techniques that they use would decimate billfish populations as well as kill countless turtles. So please be aware of this and do not order dorado at any restaurant in Cabo – it cannot be sold commercially, so if it’s on the menu it’s illegal. We know it’s good to eat, but if there is a commercial demand, people will continue to sell it illegally and give strength to the commercial fisheries argument. You can catch your own dorado and take it to get cooked at a restaurant, but it cannot be sold. Conservation has to start with you…one person makes a difference. Besides the dorado, we had a few wahoo with Pisces “Tracy Ann” getting two in one day plus seven dorado for Mike McGuirk, from Newbury Park, Ca at La Ballena on October 30th. Tuna catches were on the slow side, though we had some pangas that found them mixed with skipjacks close to Santa Maria, where they caught up to five football size, plus up to seven skipjacks in a day. The W.O.N tuna tournament is coming up with fishing next Thursday and Friday; we know the big tuna are there and we are keeping a close eye on “Wild Hooker” a boat that has been doing particularly well on this species and we expect to see in the prize money.

LOCATION: Santa Maria 1 to 3 miles, Pacific up to four miles out, Old Lighthouse to Golden Gate.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Perfect! It is November; best weather of the year, clear, sunny skies, calm seas.


BEST LURES: Green combos, tigrillo, white/blue, petrolero, live bait.

Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg



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Cabo Fishing Tournament Report

Capt. Jerry Chapman
October 8, 2012
Cabo San Lucas – Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 10/1/12 to 10/7/12

Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him has a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can accommodate fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Lets get on with the report for this past week.

WATER: The water has settled pretty good since the previous week. Miriam and the rain had brought a lot of swells and dirty water from the rain run off. It seems to be back to normal. Temperatures are pretty much the same, but seas are calm. This has really made for excellent fishing.
Cabo San Lucas and the Baja peninsula offer a year-round spring and summer like climate. If your out to avoid the rainy season and the peak of humidity, you may want to book your trip during the months of December through June. July, August and September are the hottest and most humid months in Cabo. If you’re an avid fisherman, don’t sweat the higher temps and humidity, book your trip from August through November, as these are the peak fishing months for a wide variety of game fish species.
Hurricane season officially runs from June through October but September is the peak. Don’t panic though as most years, Los Cabos only gets brushed by a tropical storm with hurricanes coming about once every decade and they’re usually Category 1 or 2 storms by the time they reach Land’s End.

Ocean temperatures in Cabo San Lucas and the East Cape range from low to mid 70′s in the winter and spring to mid to high 80′s in the peak of summer
WEATHER: Well the last few days have been really great weather . Mostly sunny and clear days and not as hot and humid as it was week before. We might be in for a weather change in the next few days as if it feels like its changing some.

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We truly look forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Its really time to get to Cabo and experience the great fishing and weather. Book your trip now.

BILLFISHING: We catch and release all bill fish. We started out the week with a fantastic story a 722 lb (official weight) was weighed in aboard the 46 ft Bertram “Attitude Adjustment”, the fish was found 11 miles straight out from Cabo A green colored lure was what caught this fish. Congratulations to fifty eight year old Dave Smith from Atlanta and to his buddies who encouraged him, Tom Montour of Atlanta and Jack Bowen and Clint Dean from Chattanooga.
Well this past week has been another good week for bill fish, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo. What else could you ask for? On Tuesday our own Bob Marlin caught 2 Sailfish and 1 Marlin. The fish were caught on live bait and pitching the bait was working really good ,as soon as bait hit the water it is triggering the fish to hit them. Fishing from the light house as far north as golden gate about 2.5 miles offshore has been really productive. Even our Pangas were getting in on the action with some catching sailfish. On Friday we had 3 Pangas out and they were catching fish between the light house and Los Arcos. Our Panga caught 2 Marlin and the Bob Marlin caught 2 sailfish all in the same area with some fish taking lures and some taking live bait.
BAIT: Not as much live bait and Caballitos around. They are the normal 3 dollars a piece.
TUNA: We did run into the tunas about 10 miles straight offshore from the light house. The fish were caught on spreader bars and cedar plugs. We had 2 boats catch lots of tuna in the same area. There hasn’t been that much tuna around over the past week. All the tuna were in the 15 to 30 pound range with no reports of monsters like we saw a couple weeks ago. The tuna were caught on spreader bars and cedar plugs. All in all they were pretty scarce unless you happen to go 10 miles out and run into some porpoise.
DORADO: Now this is the fish of the week with everybody and his brother scoring big on the Dorado this past week. It seems they were everywhere and everyone was catching. Mostly caught on lures and cut bait and basically anything you threw at them they were hitting. The best area to go was Solmar to los arcos. Our Pangas have been knocking them dead over the past week. On Tuesday on the Ginney we caught 9 Dorado and on Wednesday we caught 7. The fish are running 12 to 17 lb with a few to 35 to 55 lb .pounds. Thursday we had 5 boats out and they caught a total of 46 Dorado and 1 sailfish. Later on in the week we were seeing the same results, lots of Dorado. Yesterday the Bob Marlin and another boat caught 21 Dorado. The fish over the last 2 days were loving the ballyhoo. We were knocking them dead with ballyhoo. Wow what a week for Dorado.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing has improved lots since previous week. No swells to contend with and great weather so fishing has gotten better. Lots of good panga action from Rooster-fish to Dorado. Its really been productive close to shore within 2.5 miles has been the area we have been catching fish all week. Some of the local grouper fisherman are kicking ass with some in the 40 to 60 pound range reported. The snapper bite has also been good over the last week some from 25 to 45 pounds being caught. Fishing has been fantastic over the last week for about everything. Its time to come to Cabo and go for the adventure of a life time.
WAHOO: We ll we have been waiting for this and it has finally happened the Wahoo are around and lots of reports of Wahoo being caught. We had 1 Wahoo caught on ballyhoo yesterday about 30lb. They are here and there has been some good size ones caught. The Yacht Falcon” caught the largest one at 44 lbs on a Petrolero lure at Cerro de Arena. So there here in the area and that is good news to us all. It has been really scarce for Wahoo over the last few weeks. Maybe things have turned a corner.

BEWARE: Remember if your not renting charter boats from companies who have been established in Cabo for the past 20 years ( Jcsportfishing, Pisces Sportfishing, Minervas, Redrum, Picante Fleet) you might have problems. There are many sport-fishing fleets on the internet who are really not established business, who are operating illegally. Lots of these outfits are renting you a boat they have never even looked at and don’t even know where you would board the boat, leaving you the task of trying to find the boat. They don’t even have an office you can go and confirm your charter boat. You do not want to spend a day walking around looking for the boat and where you board. If you wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This way there is no confusion or misleading. Lots of vendors renting boats in the hotels are not reputable and don’t care about your interest and care more about a commission . 75% of the Cabo Fishing websites on Google are not even in business anymore or might be just brokers who don’t have an office in Cabo. Some of the Google websites are misleading and not established .Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions about what you are getting and what are the costs. You dont want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. You need to go to the local fishing fleet office, while in Cabo and book your boat. Check through travel forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for testimonials about the fleet your booking your charter with. Ask about what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches? How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking allot more about this in next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon.


Villa Maria


Cabo San Lucas Villas – Villa Highlight – Casa La Laguna


Our published rate for high season (October 1-May 30) is $3,800/night, and low season (June 1-September 30) is $3,200/night, with a four night minimum (5 night minimum for March and April). Please note below what is included in the rate, specifically gourmet chef breakfast and lunch preparation (food is extra), round trip airport transfers, access to our in-villa spa, and in-villa concierge services.

This is an unbelievable value for all we offer, in a world class setting; not your standard Los Cabos villa with housekeeping only type experience. We have a world class staff of 6; it is a very high end experience. We have hosted very high profile celebrities, pro athletes, owners of major companies, etc. Please see the bottom of the email for a list of activities within 20 minutes of our villa, as well as a review below from recent guests, all very discriminating and sophisticated travelers. Their reviews say it all.

It is truly a magnificent four level villa ON the beach with every imaginable amenity. All 6 bedroom suites have unobstructed ocean views, sleeping up to 13, plus 2 roll-aways for children, for a maximum of 15. We have a two level pool including an upper wading pool, 15 foot slide, and lower pool big enough for lapping; and a Jacuzzi that can hold up to 12. There are 7 dining areas including the 3 bars, 4 of which are outside. We have a media room, gymnasium, and full service spa. The lighting ambiance has amazing alternatives. We have luxury Italian linens and towels, a Dacor Espresso/Coffee center, wireless throughout, and additional internet access through the entertainment/computer system in the kitchen. For outdoor entertaining, the palapa bar has a large barbeque with side burners, a beverage center, ice maker, and there are speakers throughout the outdoor area, with over 25 speakers in total throughout the villa. The area were in is extremely tranquil and you will see very few people on the beach. Very private.

We are 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the traditional Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo which offers truly world class dining. We are adjacent to the new Puerto Los Cabos marina, which offers competitively priced golf 5 minutes away with 9 Greg Norman holes and 9 Jack Nicklaus holes; and the marina itself is 8 minutes away with boating and fishing charter availability. We are 35 minutes from Cabo San Lucas, and 20 minutes from Palmilla.

Our manager, Angel Castillo, and his wife Tina are gracious, professional, and incredibly hard working for our guests. They aim to please like no others. Here is a summary of what they provide:

Breakfast and lunch preparation (included in rental rate, plus food costs): Angel is absolutely a world class chef, and takes the overall experience to another level. Dinners-you were able to enjoy our dinner team of Chef Sergio, and Francisco! We can include them for any nights requested for $200 per night (food is extra).

We have a fabulous in-villa spa with two massage tables, a facial machine, manicure/pedicure set-up, and Chanel spa products. Tina is a fabulous, professionally trained masseuse with excellent equipment. It’s nice to have it right there as getting massages booked in advance can be a challenge and people like to be flexible if possible. Her spa services are attached. She also oversees the housekeeping operation; her housekeeping touches are amazing.

Needless to say, having all of this in-house sets us apart from all other villas in the area, especially for on-the-beach 6 bedroom villas. Please give me a call to check availability or with any questions you may have 713-254-9290 – Rick Wendland


Cabo Fishing Bite Report

Cabo Bite Report
Capt. George Landrum
September 24, 2012
Cabo San Lucas – Saltwater Fishing Report

Captain George Landrum

Cabo Fish Report
Sept 17 – 23, 2012

WEATHER: We had some really great weather this week if you are in the mood for some heat and humidity! At the start of the week there was a good breeze from the northwest but by Wednesday it was still and muggy with sunny skies. That’s not the perfect weather but pretty good if you are out on the ocean! Our daytime highs were in the mid to high 90′s while the nighttime lows were in the low 80′s. It seems as the week went on the early morning temps were a bit lower than at the start of the week and perhaps the humidity a bit less as well.
WATER: On the Cortez side of the Cape this week it was calm but with a few humping swells, spaced well apart at the start of the week. On the Pacific side it was a different story as the northwest winds on Monday and Tuesday made the fishing uncomfortable. On Monday it was like a sheep farm out there but the conditions steadily improved as the days went on. By yesterday it was like a lake with small, long period swells and no wind. On the Cortez side it was glassy. Water clarity was the big issue this week. At the start of the week we had a monster area of very green water from the Punta Gorda area in the Cortez all the way to the Cape and it extended out to the 1,000 fathom line. Currents coming down from the north pushed this green water around the Cape and up into the Pacific side, traveling about 7 miles a day. This water clarity issue was the largest factor affecting where the boats went to find fish, the preferred area was to the west, then north side of the dirty water as it worked it’s way around the Cape. By Friday most of the boats were having to travel as far up the coast as Cerritos Beach to get to the north side of the clean water, but the water close to home and at the banks had cleared up.
BAIT: Caballito were available early in the week for $3 each and there were frozen horse ballyhoo for the same price.
BILLFISH: There was decent action on both Sailfish and Striped Marlin this week on the Pacific side but I did not hear of much happening on the Cortez side. Fish were found from close to the beach in 40 fathoms of water to 5 miles offshore, but there was little action outside that zone. I fished 4 days for Blue or Black Marlin with no results at all, but heard of a few boats getting strikes from big billfish. Most of the billfish found inshore were striking lures pulled for Dorado, but they were the perfect size!
YELLOWFIN TUNA: I think that Yellowfin Tuna have definitely taken the top spot and became the fish of the week. On Wednesday a potential world record was brought in to the marina. The boat had reportedly been out on it’s third multiday trip targeting a world record and this trip it paid off 180 miles offshore while chunking with cut bait in a pod of black porpoise. While I am not 100% positive, it was told to me that the scale that weighed the fish at 427 pounds had been certified at the time and sent up to be re-certified after weighing the fish. Such a nice fish, but there were good fish closer to home as well. We had clients out on Tuesday who brought in one that weighed 156 pounds and brought two that weighed 85 pounds each on Wednesday. One of the Pangas we book on a regular basis returned on Saturday with a tuna the scaled out at 280 pounds, and caught on #40 test line! Not all the fish caught were that large, nor did all the boats fishing for them get Yellowfin, but those that did found quality fish that averaged 25 pounds. Almost 100% of the action was on the Pacific side of the Cape between the south side of the San Jaime Bank and the Cerritos Beach area to the north, in the clean water with dolphin around.

DORADO: If it were not for the fact that the fishing for Tuna was so impressive, Dorado would have remained my choice for fish of the week. Once again almost all the action occurred on the Pacific side of the Cape and for almost the entire week, at least through Friday it happened on the north side of the dirty water, right on the edge. There were some fish caught on the outside in the clean water but the concentrations were inshore. On Saturday the dirty water had moved far enough to the north and been filtered enough that the boats did not require such a long run and were able to find good numbers closer to home. Many boats were able to limit out on fish at averaged several pounds over what they were catching last week, most of the fish were in the 10-15 pound range with a few really big ones in there. Live bait worked along the edge where the fish were concentrated worked early in the week and later on there was decent action on bright lures.
WAHOO: This week we were coming from the new moon to the first quarter and we did have a little spurt of Wahoo action, something we have not seen for a few weeks. Most of the fish were caught offshore around the banks but there were a few fish picked up right on the beach. Most of the fish were between 20 and 45 pounds and were incidental catches made while fishing for Tuna and Dorado.
INSHORE: Strong currents once again had an effect on the inshore bottom action and the numbers of Roosterfish available had dropped off. Many if not most of the Pangas were working just off the beach for Dorado and a few ventured offshore for Tuna and Marlin once the winds had died down.
FISH RECIPE: Check the blog for this weeks recipe!
NOTES: This week I have no music going but there is a lot of anticipation as one of my clients brought me 10 new CD’s that I am going to start using and playing. A very esoteric mix of stuff, everything from Doobie Brothers to Yo-Yo Ma to Ry Cooder to Johnny Cash and Carlos Santana. Looking forward to it! Of course, being Sunday morning the pup is at my knee with her head resting on my leg looking at me with that look, “It’s time for the beach, Dad, hurry up!”. So, until next week, stay safe and have a great time. Until then, tight lines!
Be sure to check the blog to see some of those big tuna!
Target Species:

billfish, tuna, dorado, wahoo, and inshore species

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