June 16th to June 22nd, 2012
Overall Catch Success Rate for All Species Combined 78%
BILLFISH: Much better week now that the huge ships are gone and the weather is getting warmer, so is the water bringing the fish a lot closer.
Last week we were going all the way to Destiladeras on the Sea of Cortez, 37 miles from Cabo, now with the warmer water getting closer, so are the fish, we caught most of them at Punta Gorda and the 95 Spot, with really nice catches straight south from the arch only within 3 miles from shore. We had some unusual catches as well, La Brisa, this time captained by Julio Castro from the Tracy Ann caught a 170 lbs Swordfish for Glen & Randy Slomin from Melbourne Beach, FL. On June 19th, “Andrea” caught and released the first blue marlin and the first sailfish of the season, marlin weighed 180 lbs and the sailfish 100 lbs for Michael Morris & Ben Brewer from San Jose CA, they were trolling at Destiladeras on the Sea of Cortez, Blue marlin was caught on a pink and blue lure and the sailfish with live bait (caballito), same day, Rebecca released 4 striped marlin for Kathryn Gomez, Krystal & Adam Morgens from Chino CA. Good week to be a Californian angler in Cabo. A total of 25 striped marlin were caught, all released, blue marlin and sailfish were released again, only the swordfish was boated. 64% of our boats caught billfish.
OTHER SPECIES: Small game is still a bit slow, however we noticed more Dorado closing in, 40% of the boats caught at least one dorado, all on the small side with an average of 10 lbs, still enough for a sandwich. We are still waiting for the tuna to arrive. Pangas caught roosterfish, seabass and skipjack.
LOCATION: Destiladeras, 11:50, 95spot, 3 miles south from the arch.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Summer weather is kicking in, 91F average all week.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 73 to 83F, finally some warm water.
BEST BAIT OR LURE: Caballito, pink and blue lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro