Capt. Tracy Ehrenberg
October 23, 2007
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
PISCES WEEKLY FISH REPORT
OCTOBER 12th to 18th, 2007
Overall catch success rate 91%
BILLFISH: This week we had the first major fishing tournament of the season, The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament” sponsored by the Los Cabos Hotel Association. Seventy boats participated in an event that produced 161 fish. Results were as follows:
1St Place 566 lb blue marlin aboard Outcast for total winnings of $134,550.00
2nd Place 406 lb blue marlin aboard Bad Company for winnings of $275,433.00
3rd Place 376 lb blue marlin aboard Get Over It for winnings of $139,983.00
Largest striped marlin award went Ninja for a 202 lb fish which netted them $169,741.00. Most releases, 16 in total went to Summertime earning them $41,000.00. There were also prizes for dorado and wahoo of $15,758 for the largest fish each of this species. A great time was had by all as usual as this event is fun and well organized. We were especially thrilled to see four teams from Finland join us this year, hoping to defend their title which unfortunately eluded them. In regular fishing news. Pisces anglers totaled 148 billfish this week with all but two fish released. The billfish catch success rate was sixty nine percent consisting of 133 stripes, 11 blues and 4 sails. On October 12th “Swinger” released 8 striped marlin for Bert from Holland fishing at the Golden Gate. This same day “Ni Modo” released six plus four dorados for Greg Burnett from Lake Havasu, Arizona. The following day these two boats were again the ticket, with another eight marlin for Bert from Holland again, plus nine tuna up to 40 lbs, aboard Swinger. Ni Modo edged up to eight marlin this day too, with Greg and friends aboard who also caught sixteen dorado. Bert out on his third day on Swinger, released six stripers and boated a 60 lb wahoo and four dorados. On October 15th, Ni Modo kept their record with another eight striped marlin and one wahoo at the Golden Gate for Ed Donahue from Wayne Eille, N.C. On October 17th Rebecca released three blue marlin for Timo Helle from Finland and followed up the next day with a 400 lb blue released for the same group a day early, before the tournament.
OTHER SPECIES: Sixty five percent of charters caught dorado with catches ranging from one to twelve fish per boat in the 15 to 35 lb class. Pisces anglers totaled 335 dorado this week. Tuna catches were quite a bit slower with just ten percent of boats catching between one and nine fish, weights were moderate at 20 to 60 lbs. Again some nice wahoo catches between 30 and 70 lbs with a couple of boats even catching a couple in a day.
LOCATION: Predominantly Golden Gate, though during the tournament most boats opted to fish the Cortez side at Punta Gorda and beyond.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas moderate at 5 to 6 feet.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 81 to 86 F
BEST LURES: live bait.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg
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