Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
October 23, 2018
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 10/14/18 to 10/21/18
Stop By Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report
Monday 2 Marlin, 1 Sailfish, 4 Dorado, Skipjacks!
Dorado on Lures Pacific Side!
Tuesday 3 Dorado, 2 Blue Marlin. 1 Striped Marlin!
Wednesday 2 Dorado and 6 Small Dorado, 150lb Tuna!
Thursay Bite Me Lands 30lb Wahoo, 5 Dorado
Friday Bob Marlin Catchs Big Snapper and Grouper in Rocks!
Saturday Bite Me Loses 3 Sailfish and Blue Spits Out Hook!
Great Inshore Panga Action Jacks, Roosters, Dorado!
Good Numbers of Small Dorado!
2 Fish Recipes Inside!
JC, Admitts to being a Little Wacko?
Chris Shouted: JC, Hes a Little Weird but he Takes Care of His Clients!
Fish Report Boy says: JC, I don't Like the Buffoon, but he does Watch Over his Clients!!
HymieB says: JC, I Must Admit Watches Out for His Clients !
Darrel says: JC, Well, I Heard the Guy Beat up a Dwarf in the Market for Giving Him Some Lip, But He Does Watch Out for His Fishing Clients !
The Brits says: JC, We Don't Care for the Old Bloke of Horse Manure, But Hes Well Known in Brition as a World Class Marlin Guru and Always Makes Sure His Clients Get the Best Possible Fishing Experience, Ask the Queen About JC?, She Knows Him, JC Supposedly asked Her Out for some "Bangers and Mash", and When She Rejected Him, He got His Knickers in and Uproar and He Dropped Kicked the Lady and Put Her in an Awful Waffle Figure Four Hold, They Kicked Him out of the UK After That Incident!
HEADLINES: Octobe 21, 2018:
JC,s Lies and Legends Section
JC, Shouted: Hey Kids, Gather around: I have a few RAP lyrics I wrote and like to share it, kinda goes like this?
Im Jc, its an impossible life, my friends think im a marlin guru, but im actually Barney Fife, the marlin are always scared when they see JC, but they really know that hes really Aunt Bee, I love the fight of a Marlin on my pole, but in Arkansa we call a puddle of water a fishing hole, Im writer, Im a poet and you all know it, Im an Alaskan born and bread, and I ended up in Cabo on a dogs sled, I love my life in Cabo and its been kinda like a gambler, the towns people voted me Marlin man, and gave me a 64 Rambler, I talk tough and love to fight, but im old five foot four in my leather tights, Chris is my best friend and kinda of a pest, not many people like him ,nor do they like Kanya West. I will keep on doing what I love to do, even know my favorite TV show is Scooby Doo. If you have something to say to JC, say it to my face, otherwise ill have to down another case. Ive drank and few laughed a bit, and been known to throw a fit but if im drunk ill call you a punk and make you say Uncle Festus. My awful waffle toe hold is dangerous and mean, but some people say JC is actually a teen.
Fishreportboy screamed: YES, that's enough, just stop this. its getting really stupid!!!
Fishreportboy shouted: "WELL THANKS JC I THINK WE HAVE HEARD ENOUGH THIS WEEK"
We do have a fish report to write and I think everyone can wait till next week to see the rest of this, so called song or RAP lyrics you hve come up with.
Fishreportboy says: "I m not sure if we will print this trash or not"?
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: Really nice days in the mid 80,s an lows in the to low 70,s. As pleasant as it gets with light breezes in the afternoons cooling down at night but it isn't as cool as I remember other Novembers here in Cabo. It seems past Novembers were much cooler but this year and last year also it hasn't cooed down like it used to. We aren't complaining cause its still nice out but just not really cool yet.
WATER: Cold water should start to roll in soon!! Wow, it seems that we have a mix of cooler water and warm water still hanging in the area. It seems the the Sea of Cortez side has receieved some cooler water. Right at Lands End of Cabo there is still some 80 to 81 degree water lingering. This is all good for the fishing as it has been really good so we aren't complaining any.!!! This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: Well here is whats going on with the Billfish action!! The Marlin have moved north of Ranch Migrino and we are still seeing some great action in this area. A few Marlin are being landed in the vincinity of the Light House to San Jamie and up in and around Ranch Migrino. There has even been a few Blue Marlin landed and many Striped Marlin hitting our bait also. Live Makeral and lures seem to be hot up and around the Finger Bank for Striped Marlin and that is about 60 miles north of Cabo. We also have very full moon and it will affect the bite we know that.
DORADO: We are picking up lots of smaller Dorado from 12 to 20lbs and most are inshore tight to the beach.The Dorado fishing has really just been ok, this past week and isn't anything like it was last week when we were landing 20lb to 40lbs all week. The Light house are to Los Arcos seems to be the best areas for Dorado thei past week. I think they might have just moved further north and we are hoping to see more Dorado action coming but it could be coming to the end of Dorado season for a bit. I hope this is not the case but its possible!!!!
WAHOO: The Wahoo fishing is also very good up and around Rancho Migrino and most fish are being caught on rapalas using down riggers. There has been some nice fish up to 40lbs landed!!!
TUNA: Most of the big Tuna for the tournament were landed in Gordo Banks. The Tuna are few and far between this past week. The past 2 weeks were much better and the tournament did produce some decent fish, so we really are a little disappointed at what we are seeing right now as far as the Tuna go. The Tuna we are seeing are mostly football size fish 15 to 20lbs tight to the beach or scattered all over the place.
INSHORE: The pangas have been doing just ok and really nothing like last week. inshore for Dorado and even the Wahoo fishing has been fair, but you need to fish tight to the beach. The productive areas are from the Solmar all the way to the Pump House. Some Roosters reported landed in the surf. The Roosters were caught using live bait.
From The Admirals Kitchen!!
• 10 (6-ounce) grouper fillets
• 1/4 cup Cajun Spice Mix
• 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
• 5 teaspoons butter, divided $
• 10 lemon wedges
1. Rub each side of fillets with Cajun Spice Mix. Heat 2 1/2 teaspoons oil and 2 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 5 fillets; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, butter, and fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.
The Gulf Grouper, Mycteroperca jordani, whose common Spanish name is Baya and local name is Cabrilla, is a member of the Grouper or Epinephelidae Family, known collectively as "cabrillas" and "garropas" in Mexico.
The Gulf Grouper is gray-brown in color, and is characterized by its "grouper-like" appearance, with the fourth and fifth dorsal spines being the longest, and when alive, a series of solid, irregular blotches radiating out from the face area. They have tails that are straight or slightly concave, rounded notched gill covers, and the fins that are tipped in white.
The Gulf Grouper is found within rocky reefs and in kelp beds with large adults being common in shallow water at depths between 25 and 150 feet. They reach a maximum length of 198 cm (6 and-a-half feet) and up to 91 kg (200 pounds) in weight. They are voracious ambush predators feeding on small fish. The Gulf Grouper has a slow growth rate reaching maturity at age of six or seven years. They are aggregating spawners with females significantly outnumbering males indicative that they are protogynous hermaphrodites changing mid-life from females to males. They can be confused with the Broomtail Grouper, Mycteroperca xenarcha (second thru seventh dorsal spines of equal length). In Mexican waters the Gulf Grouper is found along the Pacific Coast of Baja and throughout the Sea of Cortez; they are absent from along the coast of the mainland coast south of Mazatlán.
The Gulf Grouper, due to its size, strength, and food value is an intense object of game fishing. It is considered an excellent food fish and is sold commercially in numerous local fish markets commanding high prices and is one of the important food fishes of the Sea of Cortez.
The Gulf Grouper is currently considered to be an ENDANGERED SPECIES due to population decline of at least 50% over the past 30 years, directly attributed to intensive recreational fishing pressure. There is also a significant decline in the size of the fish boated. This fishing pressure is likely to increase along with associated reef habitat destruction as greater investment in recreational fisheries occurs. It is a large species with high longevity and is caught at heavily fished spawning aggregations, both factors that make the species particularly vulnerable to overfishing. Historically it has dominated the rocky-reef fish community in terms of biomass comprising 45% of the total finfish production in the late 50′s to current levels of less than 1%. A generic table for Grouper that allows for the determination of the weight of fish from its length has been included with the hope that perhaps some fish can be handled as "catch and releases."
Gray Whales Showing Soon!
During the last two weeks we have seen the Gray Whales arrive in the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas in large numbers. There cannot be many places in the world where on the same 2 and 1/2 hour whale watching tour you can encounter both Humpback and Gray Whales, and in such large numbers! Whale Watch Cabos guests have enjoyed many wonderful encounters in the past two weeks, our excitement at being able to share these amazing whales with visitors to Cabo has also been growing.
The pregnant female Gray whales usually enter the shallow waters of Magdalena Bay further north on the Baja Peninsula to give birth to their calves. Males and courting females head further south, including along the stretch of pacific coastline that borders the bay of Cabo San Lucas. The Gray whales unique feeding strategy of scooping and sieving sand means our encounters with them are often interesting, watching their feeding behaviors close to the shore.
Most of our whale watching tours these days are along the Los Cabos pacific coastline and spent going from the shallow waters to observe the Gray Whales feeding out to the deeper water to observe the acrobatics of courting Humpback Whales. Lately we have even had quite a few dolphin encounters, often they join the whales for short periods and travel alongside each other.
Sadly, it seems like every year there is at least one whale that has become completely entangled in fisherman's nets and lines. To date this year there have been two sighted, but both were no where to be found when the rescue effort was in play.
We are very excited about the upcoming weeks – expecting baby Humpback whales to arrive with their momma's! The babies are typically 10-12 feet in length and often are very inquisitive of their environment, often coming up close to the boat to check us out. This means we are expecting to see adult and baby Humpback Whales and Gray Whales all possibly on the same tour over the next few weeks here in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Gray Whale Info?
The gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is a baleen whale that migrates between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of 14.9 meters (49 ft), a weight of 36 tonnes (40 short tons), and lives between 55 and 70 years.The common name of the whale comes from the gray patches and white mottling on its dark skin. Gray whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when hunted. The gray whale is the sole living species in the genus Eschrichtius, which in turn is the sole living genus in the family Eschrichtiidae. This mammal descended from filter-feeding whales that developed at the beginning of the Oligocene, over 30 million years ago.
The gray whale is distributed in an eastern North Pacific (North American) population and a critically endangered western North Pacific (Asian) population. North Atlantic populations were extirpated (perhaps by whaling) on the European coast before 500 AD and on the American coast around the late 17th to early 18th centuries.However, on May 8, 2010, a sighting of a gray whale was confirmed off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea,leading some scientists to think they might be repopulating old breeding grounds that have not been used for centuries.In May and June 2013 a gray whale was sighted off the coast of Namibia – the first confirmed in the Southern Hemisphere.
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 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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