Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
December 17, 2018
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 12/9/18 to 12/16/18
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Colder Water Moving in Pacific Side!
Monday: 40 Sierras Just Past Migrino!
Tuesday: 2 Marlin, 14 Sierras and Skipjacks !
Wednesday Lots of Sierra and Triggerfish!
Lots of Sierra on Hootchies!
Inshore Action: Dorado, Grouper, Sierra!
Yellowtail Not Here Yet!
JC,s Baja Mojito Del Sol Drink Inside!
2 Amberjack Recipes Inside!!
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 weather over the last week with a few partly cloudy days, but other than that it has been really nice. Highs in the low to mid 80,s and lows in the 60,s. I think we mite has had some sprinkles of rain a couple nights ago but nothing major. Perfect weather.
WATER: The water has been lingering in and around the 71 to 74 degree mark and has been there for quite some time. We did start to see that greenish water in some areas and it is never good for fishing when it shows up. Water is cooling north of us and we should start to see cooler water in our are soon as it is that time of year.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja.www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: : : It's so up and down its really hard to say how it will be this upcoming week, but we are hopeful as we have great weather. From the Light House to Ranch Migrino has been good for Marlin and we are using live bait and lure about 2 miles off the beach. What is good about this is we don't have to run far to get into the Striped Marlin if they're hitting. This week whatever we are catching whether it is Marlin, Wahoo or Dorado we are really working for them, well so what, we live and work in a great area and that's fishing anyway.
DORADO: There has been a few nice fish up and around Ranch Migrino but Dorado fishing hasn't been to hot this past week. I think the full moon has had a lot to do with the poor fishing.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: Well, its been pretty slow over the last week for Wahoo. SO I really don't have much to report about it but I do wish I did.
TUNA: : If you run 12 to 14 miles off shore you have a chance to run into a school of Tuna. The Tuna are hanging at the Doughnut area and are being landed using cedar plugs and king busters. Most are in the 8 to 14lbs range if you can find a school. Some days we go out to find the schools and they aren't around, so it has been hit or miss.
INSHORE: : A few boats jigging iron around the Pedregal rocks and landing some Amber Jacks and I think the Yellowtail will start to get better in the next few days. The Sierra fishing is getting better close to shore from Pump House to Margaita rocks and the Panags have been killing the Sierra in front of the Solmar to the Pump House using hootchies, striped bait and rapalas. There has been some Red Snappers caught on live bait in the rocks on the Pacific side.
From The Admirals Kitchen!
Amber Jack Spice Rub?
1 (1-pound) amberjack fillet
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1. Cut fillet into 4 equal pieces. Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Dredge fish in spice mixture; let stand 5 minutes.
2. Coat a large cast-iron skillet with cooking spray; place over high heat until very hot. Add fish, and cook 3 minutes. Turn fish, and cook 3 to 4 additional minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Fish should look charred. (You may prefer to do this procedure outside due to the small amount of smoke that is created.)
Grilled Amberjack Sandwiches with Spicy Tarta!
Four 4- to 6-ounce amberjack fillets, cleaned of all skin and bones ( mahi does well as a substitute)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fish rub, such as Emeril's Fish Rub
1 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or dill
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce of choice, preferably Louisiana-style or Sriracha
4 medium hamburger buns or rolls of choice
4 large leaves romaine lettuce
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.
Brush the fillets with the olive oil and sprinkle on all sides with the fish rub. When the grill is hot, place the fillets evenly spaced on the grill. Cook until the fish is just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Flip only once if possible.
While the fish is cooking, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, relish, garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Start with a generous tablespoon of hot sauce, then stir and taste to assess the heat. If more is preferred, add up to 1 more tablespoon. Set aside.
Slice the buns and place face-down on the grill until toasted, or toast in the oven. Spread the desired amount of the tartar sauce, around 2 tablespoons, on the top half of each bun. Place the grilled fish on the bottom halves.
If desired, quickly grill the romaine leaves until some light charring occurs. Top each sandwich with 1 leaf and enjoy!
Steak-like fish, such as amberjack or mahi, indicate their doneness as the sides turn white. Once the sides are white a little over halfway, flip the fish.
JC,s Baja Mojito Del Sol!!
"The perfect Spring or Summer drink. Tried and tested for over 12 years now. and always a crowd favorite! This recipe yields one gallon!! Use a 1 gallon sun tea jar.
• 2 ounces aged rum
• 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, juiced lime half reserved
• 1/2 ounce orange curaçao
• 1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (see Game Plan note), also known as rock candy syrup
• 1/4 ounce orgeat
• 1 cup crushed ice
• 1 mint sprig, for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, and pour the entire contents into a double Old Fashioned glass.
2. 2.Garnish with the juiced lime half and a mint sprig.
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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