Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
January 10, 2017
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 1/2/17 to 1/8/17
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Fishing Not Stellar!
Water Kind Green!
Striped Marlin Fishing Around Light House!
More Marlin Action Near Mag Bay!
Dorado Season Winding Down !
Tuna is Anyones Guess!
Nice Roosters Slow Trolling!
Large Yachts Running 50 to 60 Miles for Tuna!
Roosters to 35lbs Inshore!
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JC,s Roosterfish Information and Recipe!
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 have 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 a memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.
WEATHER: Well the weather has been great with typical January weather with highs in the 80,s and lows in the 60,s with clear skies. We cant any better than this with light winds and calmer seas.
WATER: Water is starting to get pretty cold now, but it has been a roller coaster with temperatures have left us wondering and now some green water has moved in that we are dealing with, so we are hoping that leaves the area so we can have some clear water in the week to come. According, to Tempbreak water has warmed to 74 to 78 degrees and that is a positive for the Marlin and Dorado fishing. We will take whatever we can get as it is all good to us in this neck of the woods. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: The Marlin fishing has been not to stellar ar of this past week. A few striped marlin off of the Light House and were catching them with lures and live bait .We have been dropping live bait to around 160ft and then just drifting. I have heard up and around Mag Bay there are lots of Marlin around, probably due to water temperatures and other areas locally we are seeing some action is up in and around the Light House to Rancho Migrino. It seems most fish are feeding on the surface and pitching bait to them has been effective. The Marlin fishing has definitely been slower.
DORADO: The action for Dorado has slowed big time and we are thinking the Dorado season might be winding down somewhat. It has been the story of our lives over the last couple years with much slower than normal Dorado action, as it has been pretty much hit and miss over this season, so were kinda thinking it will continue through the year as it has been.
WAHOO: Kinda disappeared the Wahoo.
TUNA: Big Yachts are running like 50 to 60 miles to get to any schools of Tuna, but we have been catching a few football size fish inshore, so it hasn't been that great unless you have a big boat and want to run a long ways. All reports that I have heard of being blind strikes using cedar plugs, king busters and a little on live bait but not lots of fish.
INSHORE: The inshore angling has been really good over this past week with all the Sierras you want from the Light House up to Rancho Migrino with most being landed on small rapalas, hootchies and striped bait. The Roosters on live bait in front of Solmar all the way up to the Light House has been good and even some solid reports of big Red Snapper along the beach by pitching live bait into the rocks but it really depends on how big the swells are if you can do this or not.
From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!
A challenging game fish, roosterfish isn't usually considered a tasty food fish. Its distinctive dorsal fins -- seven thin, long spines -- rise when the fish becomes excited, giving the fish its common name. An in-shore species found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from southern California to Peru, its meat is tough and has a strong flavor. Look to the cuisine of the folks who reside on the shores near the roosterfish's habitat for the proper ways to cook this beautiful fish.
Fillet the fish with a sharp fillet knife. Place the fillet on a work surface, skin side down. With larger game fish like roosterfish, hold the tail as you slice away the skin from the meat, placing your hand on the skin as you work your way up the fillet.
Remove the bloodline; roosterfish have large bloodlines, which can give the fish a strong flavor. Once you remove the fillet from the skin, lay the fillet skin side up to expose the bloodline. Cut about 1/2-inch deep along both sides of the bloodline in a "V" shape to completely remove it.
Cut the roosterfish fillets into around cubes, sprinkle them with salt and black pepper and marinate them for 30 minutes in lime juice. Saute the fish in a skillet over high heat until lightly browned, then lower the heat to medium and cook for about five more minutes. Like other members of the jack family, roosterfish has firm flesh and flakes when done.
After the fish is done, add chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic and pepper to the pan. When the vegetables are soft, add the fish and combine well.
You also can salt and dry rooosterfish in the sun for two days and then slice it thin. The strips can be fried or added to sandwiches.
BEWARE: Please beware of the guys in the street selling boat charters. 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. 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 don't want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. 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 a fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in the next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon. Come by the office here in Cabo and get all the latest up to date fishing report. www.jcsportfishing.comhttp://youtu.be/tSXN6pifQyQ
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