Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
October 29, 2018
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 10/21/18 to 10/28/18
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Bisbees Black and Blue Finishes!
Bisbee Richest Tournament in the World!
Winners List Below!!
1st Place- $3,004,900 High Team Chinito Bonito
Second Place - $544,250 - 4 Yahoos
Third Place - $44,175 True Grit
First Place Release - $65,195 El Suertudo
Second Place Release - $22,567.50 Overtime
Third Place Release - $12,537.50 Quitena
Total Payout $3,693,625
Striped Marlin Fishing Good!
Tuna Tournament Coming Soon!
Tuna Seiners in the Area?
Lots of Dorado!
Chris screamed: JC, Calm Down its Ok You Didn't Win the Bisbees!
Fish Report Boy says: JC, the LiL Wimp, Telling Everyone He was Going to Win the Bisbee!
Darrel says: "I just don't Like JC? The Guy Never Won a Bisbee and Never Will!
HymieB says: JC You didn't Win the Bisbee, Come to Your Senses Man!
The Brits say: JC, that lil Panty Waste Couldn't Win the Bisbee!!
Wayne Bisbee says: JC, Sure I Know Him. I Don't Like Him, but I do Know the Lil Wanna be and the guys a Creampuff!!
JC,s Baja Mama Mama Cocktail !!
!!2 Baja Recipes Inside!!
JC,s Baja Tuna Salad Recipe!!
JC,s Baja Tuna Linguine!!
HEADLINES: October 28, 2018
Bisbee Black and Blue Tournament Results 2018
CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS, Mexico A 510-pound black marlin on the final day of the Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament was worth a staggering $3,004,900 to angler Charlie Lee and California-based Team Chinito Bonito.
Lee, from San Diego, is no stranger to prize fish; in a previous year he took home $7,020, a far cry from this tournament's $3,004,900. The second largest payout in the history on Big Game Sportfishing Tournaments. Total Black & Blue Tournament jackpot payouts amounted to $3,693,625 announced tournament director Wayne Bisbee.
The 2018 event had 114 teams competing in the waters off the tip of Mexico's Baja California both in the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. Earlier, rough and roiled seas as a result of Hurricane Willa made things difficult for the anglers, but on the final day the water flattened and skies turned blue. It took Lee and the Chinito Bonito Team 1 hour, 37 minutes to boat the marlin.
After landing the giant black, they headed back to the weigh-in station where their prize catch was confirmed as team members celebrated.
2018 Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament results:
$3,004,900 High Team Chinito Bonito, angler Charlie Lee
$544,250 Second Place 4 Yahoos
$44,175 Third Place True Grit
$65,195 First Place Release El Suertudo
$22,567.50 Second Place Release Overtime
$12,537.50 Third Place Release Quitena
Total payout $3,693,625.
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: The weather has been really good but the only thing is we can not shake this humidity. It has been horrible and really comparable to September weather. We did have a storm like 3 oclock in the morning Saturday, well Friday night or Saturday morning which ever you like. Lots of wind and some rain but it did blow pretty good.
WATER: Well the water has been cooling down some and we expect it to continue to cool over the next few days. It has had a effect on the fishing it seems when the water cools some we are seeing more action.
Please check out the Tempbreak map link below to get a good idea on water temperatures.
BILLFISH: The Blue Marlin fishing has stayed really good all through the tournament. 400 to 500 lbs fish have been landed all week. The Blues are being caught from the Light House to Margarita on live bait and lures. The Striped Marlin fishing has been still pretty strong with some good number throughout the fishing grounds. If you use ballyhoo, lures and live bait for the Stripers you will most likely land some fish. The hot spots for Marlin are from Grey Rock to the Pump House. The Sailfish bite is still pretty good also on the pacific side up and around Ranch Migrino with most being landed on ballyhoo closer to the beach from ¼ mile to 2 miles off shore is the hot spots.
DORADO: The Dorado fishing has been wide open from Los Arcos to Antenna on the PACIFIC side with most being on the smaller side but some 15 to 35lbs Dorado in the mix. Most of the fish were hitting ballyhoo, so keep that in mind if you're going for Dorado. There is good Dorado action still happening.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: The Wahoo fishing has slowed over the past week with really not the numbers we were seeing but still ok.
TUNA: Due to commercial Seiners pounding this area for the past 3 weeks, we are thinking the Tuna tournament coming up soon, might be a tough nut to crack. We are hoping this isn't the case but with these guys out there raping the waters in numbers we really don't know how fishing is going to be.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing has just been ok, nothing special with some small Dorado, Sailfish and Amberjack are what is happening. There has been some good Amberjack action reported using iron. Small Tuna on sardines has been good inshore if you can find the sardines. From Grey Rock to the Pump House has been the area for decent Tuna and even Sailfish action using ballyhoo. Some small Dorado every once in a while have been landed.
It might be worth grabbing a Panga and going out for a 5 hour excursion to see what happens inshore.
From The Admirals Kitchen!
JC,s Baja Tuna Salad Recipe!!!
Tuna Salad with Fresh Tuna
Makes about 2 cups of salad
2 5-ounce cans water-packed tuna fish
2 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 rib celery, diced small
1 small shallot or 1/4 red onion, diced small
1 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
1 tablespoon pickle relish, optional
Salt and pepper
Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, celery, shallot, lemon juice, pickle relish (if using), a sprinkle of salt, and a few cracks of fresh black pepper to the tuna fish. Stir with a fork to combine, breaking up any large chunks of tuna fish as you go. Add more mayo if you'd like smoother, creamier tuna salad. Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to taste.
Use immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Tuna Salad Variations
Use yogurt instead of mayo for a lighter salad.
Use extra-virgin olive oil instead of mayo for a looser salad.
Use canned salmon, smoked trout, or leftover chicken in place of the tuna.
Add diced apples, raisins, or dried fruit to the basic recipe.
Add diced fennel, shredded cabbage, diced cucumbers, or any other crunchy vegetable.
Add a dash of curry powder, dukkah, harissa, chopped fresh herbs, or any other spice mix in your cupboard.
Tuna and mayo it's as simple as you can get, and a perfectly acceptable lunch.
JC,s Baja Tuna Linguine!!
Marinating tuna and chopped tomatoes in wine, lemon zest and olive oil for an hour makes a fresh, simple pasta sauce.
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 pound tuna steak, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 pound cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fennel fronds
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound linguine
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1. In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the tuna, wine and lemon zest, 1/2 cup of the cherry tomatoes and 2 tablespoons each of the olive oil and fennel fronds. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the crushed red pepper and the remaining cherry tomatoes and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is flavorful, about 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the linguine.
4. Add the tuna mixture and the remaining 2 tablespoons of fennel fronds to the skillet and cook over low heat, stirring just until the tuna starts to whiten, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the linguine and the reserved pasta cooking water and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve at once.
JC,s Baja Mama Mama Cocktail !!
1/2 ounce dark rum
1/2 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce 151-proof rum
1/2 ounce Kahlúa
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
Wedge of pineapple or slice of orange and a maraschino cherry
Shake the rums, Kahlúa, lemon juice, and pineapple juice with ice then strain over crushed ice into a chilled glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
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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