Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
October 1, 2018
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 9/23/18 to 9/30/18
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Not Many Tourists Here Now!
Lots of Dorado 1 – 3 Miles Offshore!
Many Boats Getting Limit on Dorado!
Bob Marlin Limits Out With 11 Dorado !
Live Bait and Lures for Dorado!
Few Sailfish Around!
Bob Marlin Lands 160lb and 90lb Tuna!
170lb Tuna Landed Friday!
Tuna Caught on Hootchies and Cedar Plugs!
Nice Roosters, Dorado, Tuna Inshore!
Inshore Fishing: Roosters & Small Dorado!
JC says: I am a Legend, Its well Known?
Caitlyn Jenner Tweets: JC, Sure, we met!
Fish Report Boy: Caitlyn Who?
Chris Said: JC, I Regard Our Friendship as Sacred !
JamieB says: JC, Probably the Most Loved Man in Cabo!
Darrel says: JC, I accept the Coward cause hes a Friend of Chris, That's it!
The Brits says: JC, The Old Bloke is Quite the Little Bogtrotter, and He Gives us the Collywobbles ?
2 Recipes Inside!!
JC,s Oven Baked Baja Sea Bass!!
JC,s Grilled Baja Blackened Sea Bass!!
HEADLINES: Sept 30, 2018:
Fish Report Boy Says: Let me start off by saying, and I never thought I would say this; "JC we all know is a character and does get himself into some trouble now and then, but the man does take care of his clients and he makes sure everyone who charters a boat from him are treated fair and gets a great Sport Fishing trip and experience. All his clients have given him nothing but great reviews through Trip Adviser and other media outlets and JC with 20 years in Cabo does have a great reputation and is fair and honest"
Fish Report Boy says: Now, enough of all the nice stuff. I was sitting in JC office and this guy Chris I keep seeing in his office walks in and sits down and made some small talk with JC, then the guy gets up and leaves. I turned to JC and I said: "Why does that Buffoon always show up here when we are talking business? And JC says: "Oh, don't worry about Chris, he is my dear friend, and then JC told me to mind my own business" Well, I snapped back and I threatened JC and told him "If that bum Chris is going to try and steal my job of writing this report I will take it out of your hide JC"
JC Screamed: Don't worry about Chris, he's just an over paid boat captain and Mango farmer who stops by the office and talks trash sometimes. I thought you knew Chris? Fishreportboy screamed: I know Chris, I don't like that fool!!! The guys always trying to give me Mangos and Avacados? JC shouted: Get out of my office and go write that garbage you call a report!!!
Fish Report Boy asked: Who's Catlyn anyway?
JC screamed and Stuttered: it's a guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl, guy, girl I USED TO FISH WITH!!
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 really good with days of sunshine and it is pretty much normal weather for this time of year. What I have noticed is it is the first of October and the humity continues to linger with us at night. It is cooling some but we have had days like last week where it was really hot in the day time and some of the most humid nights we have had all year. We are starting to get that October breeze from the north which is cooler and you can feel the change in the air coming, but it hasn't quite set in yet and any old time local can tell you October can be like September and we really don't get cooler temperatures till November.
WATER: There still are bits of 82 degree water up and around Golden Gate and San Jamie Banks I have noticed, but it seems the water, especially on the Pacific side is cool and down around 79 to 80 degrees. On the Sea of Cortez side the water is a steady 82 to 83 degrees, which is pretty normal this time of year. Go to 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 good with all other species very good this whole past week. The Striped Marlin fishing has been decent also with lots being landed as we speak and most being landed at the horseshoe and as far north as San Jamie Banks. So now there is plenty of the Marlin action if that's what you are looking for I think over the next 2 weeks it will stay pretty good. If you aren't catching Marlin then Tuna and Dorado have been off the charts.
DORADO: 1 to 3 miles offshore is producing some very good Dorado action. With lots of boats getting their limits and coming in early. We had one day our own Bob Marlin brought in 11 Dorado and was back at the dock at 12 noon. Dorado fishing is super hot and the fish are right on the beach all the from Light House to Rancho Migrino and being landed with lures, striper bait and ballyhoo. Most are in the 15lbs to 35lbs range with some going to 40lbs but this is a lot better than what we were catching 3 weeks ago because those were much smaller Dorado.
TUNA: Well the Tuna fishing is really good with lots of action being reported over the past week. The Tuna have been from 1150 to San Jamie Bank area and lots of Tuna in the 15 to 35lbs range have been caught about everyday. King Busters, Live Bait and chumming with Sardines have been very effective but you must find the schools of Porpoise, look to the skys for the birds, and you will run into them.
INSHORE: Lots of fish being landed close to the beach and the Pangas are really producing with loads of Dorado. We have also landed lots of Rooster Fish close to shore on bait.
WAHOO: Fishing for Wahoo has been really good as we had one boat that landed 3 and another landed 5 so it has been good. The fish were up to 50lbs and caught on lures and jet heads.
From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!!
Grilled Wahoo Fish Recipe
1 lb of Wahoo Fish Cut into chunks or steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 fresh lemon sliced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoons finely ground fresh pepper
Whisk together olive oil, lime and lemon juice, paprika, and red pepper in a small bowl. Place wahoo in a dish. Pour the marinade mix over the fish, place in refrigerator, and let stand for half an hour add sliced lemons on top. Remove wahoo from fridge, place fish on skewers or steaks directly on the grill and grill for 15 minutes on medium turning once at about 8 minutes. Use the leftover marinade mix to baste the fish while it is grilling. Serving suggestions on plain white rice.
Facts About Wahoo?
Wahoo is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono. Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto. The flesh of the wahoo is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste is similar to mackerel, though arguably less pronounced. This has created some demand for the wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish. In many areas of its range, such as Baja, Hawaii, Bermuda and many parts of the Caribbean, local demand for wahoo is met by artisanal commercial fishermen, who take them primarily by trolling, as well as by recreational sports fishermen who sell their catch.
Its body is elongated and covered with small, scarcely visible scales; the back is an iridescent blue, while the sides are silvery, with a pattern of irregular vertical blue bars and have razor sharp teeth. These colors fade rapidly at death. The mouth is large, and both the upper and lower jaws have a somewhat sharper appearance than those of king or Spanish mackerel.
Specimens have been recorded at up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, and weighing up to 83 kg (183 lb). Growth can be rapid. One specimen tagged at 5 kg (11 lb) grew to 15 kg (33 lb) in one year. Wahoo can swim up to 60 mph (97 km/h). They are some of the fastest fish in the sea.
The wahoo may be distinguished from the related Atlantic king mackerel and from the Indo-Pacific narrow-barred Spanish mackerel by a fold of skin which covers the mandible when its mouth is closed. In contrast, the mandible of the king mackerel is always visible as is also the case for the smaller Spanish mackerel and Cero mackerel. The teeth of the wahoo are similar to those of king mackerel, but shorter and more closely set together.
The barracuda is sometimes confused with mackerel and wahoo, but is easy to distinguish from the latter two species. Barracuda have prominent scales, larger, dagger-like teeth, and lack the caudal keels and blade-like tail characteristic of the scombrid (mackerel)
Wahoo tend to be solitary or occur in loose-knit groups of two or three fish, but where conditions are suitable can be found in schools as large as 100 or more. Their diet is made up of other fish and In most parts of its range, the wahoo is a highly prized sport fishing catch. It reaches a good size, is often available not too far from land, and is a very good fighter on light to medium tackle. It is known in sports fishing circles for the speed and strength of its first run. The aggressive habits and razor-sharp teeth of the wahoo can be of considerable annoyance when targeting larger gamefish, however, such as tuna or marlin.squid.
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 dont 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 fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in 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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