Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
February 20, 2017
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 2/12/17 to 2/19/17
Stop By Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report.
Cold Rain and Storm Passes Through Cabo!
Spring Break:Gearing up for the Kids!
Billfishing Just OK?
Yellowtail at Margarita Rock Piles!
Tuna Schools Around San Jamie!
Sierras on Striped Bait and Hootchies!!!
Good Eating Pompono & Triggerfish Action!
Hotels & Airlines Running Decent Specials!!!
Inshore Fishing Just Ok!!!
2 Yellowtail Recipes Inside!!
JC says " Spring Breaker are Going to Invade?
Donald Trump Calls JC: "A Bombastic Lil Twirp"
JC Calls Trump: "An Immigration Monger"
Chris says: I Love Spring Breakers!
The Brits Call JC "The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of Marlin Fishing"!
JamieB say: " JC, Loves Spring Breakers!"
Darrel Says: "JC is a Pinche Loco "!
HEADLINES: February 19, 2017:
Chris walked into JC,s office, And of course the rest of the deadbeats were there: Fish Report Boy, The Brits, Darrel, JamieB.
Chris said don't you clowns have something to do? Besides bugging JC. Don't you know JC is an important man and don't need you deadbeats in his office bothering him. Fish Report Boy screamed: "Look Chris, I work here but I don't know about the rest of these clowns, I write JC,s fish report". Chris shouted: "Why you lil spazz, you call that a fish report", it's the work of 7 year old school girl.
JC screamed: You know I agree with Chris, that report is the work of Jan from the Brady Bunch!! Everyone in the office laughed!! Chris went on to say: Fish Boy you are the Gilligan of fish reports, in other words Fish Boy, "You're a Joke". Fish Boy composed himself and thought to himself: "should I put Chris in a "Balls Mahoney's Nutcracker Suite or maybe I should try some of my other moves on Chris, like the Bareback (shoulder jawbreaker), or Tea bag (top rope leg drop), maybe the G spot (forward russian legsweep), or the Pearl necklace (face crusher), but my favorite is the Panty drop (Chickenwing elbow drop).
All these thoughts went through Fish Report Boys head and then he went running out of JC office screaming like the wimp he is, vowing to write the best Fish Report in the world.
All the guys in JC,s office got a big laugh from old Fish Boy and the Brits screamed that "Old Bloke is Nuts". Well we will see who is nuts when this report comes out?
JC barked:"Ive seen Fire and ive seen Rain, we are gearing up for Springbreakers"!!
Lots of kids in town for Spring Break and JC vows to give everyone a great fishing experience while there in Cabo. No matter who you are!! JC says"I will stand on my head till my ears are turning red"to make a deal!! Go see JC, Go see JC, Go see JC!! Go by his office to get all up to date fishing reports and meet his Dog Spot?
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: Everyday this past week has been really great weather! Highs in the mid 80,s in the day time and dropping to the low 60, at night. We cant ask for much better than this weather, there was a couple days of partial overcast and clouds but still warm. You you ever come to Cabo and spend a little time you will understand why so many people flock here, and has a lot to do with the consistent weather.
WATER: Well the water is still like it was last week with not much change. Water temperatures lingering around 71 to 72 degrees, but offshore 5 to 8 miles there is much warmer water according to the Tempbreak.com map. Really kind of all over the place this year for weird water temperatures. Not the normal cycle we are accustomed to and I think this has affected the fact only a hnd full of Yellowtail have shown this year.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: Marlin fishing has been hit and miss. The areas that are producing are up on the Pacific side, but it has been tough to catch them. At the beginning of the week it was pretty good in the areas of the 1150 and the 95 spots as we were catching good numbers of fish on live bait and ballyhoo. Then the fish seemed to have moved to the Pacific up and around Rancho Migrino. So it has been unpredictable as to where we are going to find the fish, but lucky for us, we don't have to go for much of a boat ride to run into great fishing, cause we are in Cabo. Lucky Us!!!
DORADO: The Dorado fishing was happening up on the Pacific side around Ranch Migrinon and the guys were scoring the fish with lures along with live bait, but really not that many. It hasn't been to good, but a few.
WAHOO: A few Wahoo around, but really not a lot. The ones that were caught were using rapalas dragged with Downriggers. I understand this was effective on some occasions this past week.
TUNA: At the beginning of the week we did have one good day for Tuna at the San Jamie Banks. We were using king busters and cedar plugs, but before long they were just gone. That's fishing for Tuna in Cabo, sometimes there here on top of us and sometimes we have to run 25 miles to get to them.
INSHORE: Some good Pompono and Triggerfish action over this last week. The inshore fishing has been just ok with some Sierras and even a few Yellowtail reported off the Pedregal Rocks on rapalas and jigging iron. We expect when the water has finally cooled some, we will see some better inshore action, on Sierras and Yellowtail.
From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!!
Sesame Crusted Yellowtail
Servings 2-4 Units US
2 -4 yellowtail fish fillets
flour (for dredging)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon canola oil
1⁄2 cup milk
3 -4 tablespoons water
Sesame seed flour
1⁄2 cup flour
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
3 -4 large shiitake mushroom caps, slices more if small
2 tablespoons white wine
1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 scallion, sliced
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine egg wash ingredients in a shallow bowl- whisk to combine.
Toast sesame seeds (optional) in a frying pan over med heat until slightly brown and smelling good! Add to flour and place in a shallow bowl.
Dredge fish in plain flour and shake excess off.
Dip in egg wash.
Dredge in sesame flour.
Add oils to medium hot skillet. Add fillet and lightly brown both sides.
Remove to a glass baking dish. When all the fish is browned Place in 400°F oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking.
While fish is cooking in the oven, prepare sauce in the same skillet, adding more oil if needed.
Sauté the garlic, ginger and shiitake mushrooms.
Add the wine, stock, soy sauce and honey. Reduce by about 1/2, until it starts to thicken.
Add scallions and finish by swirling in butter off the heat.
Serve sauce over fillet.
Yellowtail with Bananas!!
1 lb. Yellowtail fillets
1/4 lb. butter
1 lemon or lime
1 ripe banana
Coat baking dish with butter. Place snapper fillets in dish with thin slices of banana on top. Melt butter and lemon juice, then pour on top. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Test for doneness with fork.
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.com http://youtu.be/tSXN6pifQyQ
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