Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
December 5, 2016
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 11/28/16 to 12/5/16
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Cold Front Moves in?
3 Boats Out, 5 Marlin and 11 Dorado!
Marlin From Light House to Los Arcos?
Lots of Dorado Tight to the Beach!
Pitching Live Bait, Lures for Marlin Affective?
Wahoo on Jet Heads and Rapalas!
JC Says: "Fish Report Boy is a Jackass"!!
Chris Shouted: I don't Like Fish Report Boy!!
Fish Report Boy says: JC is the Willie Wanka of Mexico"!!
JamieB says: "Fish Report Boy is a Drunk"!!
Darrel says: "Id Like to Punch Fish Boy"!!
The Brits says: "Fish Boy, We would like to Throw some Yorkshire Pudding in his Face "!!
Baja Recipes Inside!!
JC,s Baja Dorado Recipe Inside!!
HEADLINES: December 5, 2016
Fish Report Boy Screamed: None of those fools like me, that's right, they don't like me cause im not a JC Lackey. Everyone of them think JC is some sort of God, well the guy is a lil Rat and I am here to set the record straight. Little does anyone know JC cheats when we are playing Peenuckle. JC is always boasting about how famous he is and how he has done this and done that. Well, I am here to Tell everyone JC didn't star in the movie "The Incrediable Mr. Limpit" as he claims. Really the only TV roles that I know for sure JC was in, was he did do an episode of The Mod Squad and JC played "Jerry the Jeweler" a crooked organized crime figure who was friends with Link. I think he had a small role in "The Partridge Family" as Danny Partridge,s boyhood friend "Goofy Jerry" the Bongo Player who always tried to crash Partridge Family rehearsals.
Fish Report Shouted: JC is the biggest fraud around and its my job to expose him!!!
JC, not a happy camper this past week as fishing hasn't been up to his standards. We heard through the grapevine "he invited a witch doctor into his office to cast out all the evil fish demons" and last report Jc was talking to himself in a tongue no one had ever heard of !!! Some old Baja Pericu Indian dialects, scary, but he is resting comfortably now!!
JC,s LEGEND and LIES will continue next week!!!
Whales are Here!!!
A few ways to save money if you are bringing your family down is rent a fishing charter boat and do some whale watching, see the arch and Sea Lions and fish all in the same trip as this would save you money on doing different individual tours. So get on down here the weather is great, lots of whales here now and decent fishing!!
WEATHER: Well the weather is cooling down and looks like its more like December. Highs 80 to 83 degrees and lows from 59 to 62 degrees. This makes for some pretty good sleeping at night. Today is a little cloudy and at the start of the week we did have some cloudy days but really pleasant.
WATER: Really warm water still in the area with temps from 79 to 82 degrees in most areas. This warm water is even still on the Pacific side lingering around which is good for us. I did notice up in the Sea of Cortez the water was much cooler than in and around Lands End right off the point. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: Well the Dorado has gotton nuts and the Billfishing has slowed really over this past week with just a few Striped Marlin being caught. The Marlin were being landed up around Migrino and San Jamie Banks and most fish being taken on live bait. Last week was much better for Marlin than this week.
DORADO: Wow!!! What a difference a week make because now Dorado fishing is crazy with really all the Dorado you want being landed. The fish being landed are not only in abundance but they are also good size Dorado!!! Most are 25lb to 40lb and the hot areas are Rancho Migrino working the fish tight to the beach on lures, cut bait and ballyhoo. I went to Griceldas Smoke House and there was all kinds of people walking in with lots and lots of Dorado wanting them to smoke and vacuum some of there catches. It was really amazing to see the amount of Dorado coming through the door.
WAHOO: Fishing for Wahoo has slowed this week but still good action from the Pump House to Migrino most are smaller fish but there has been some to tip the scales to 40lb and they are being landed on rapalas using downriggers. You should also try jet heads with the best color being purple.
TUNA: The fishing for Tuna has slowed and if you did want to find them you would have to run way offshore to run into them. We had an excellent week last week for Tuna and this week not to hot?. They are always moving and we never know when they are going to show up or where. Last week some big Tuna were taken and this week haven't heard of to much. FISHING is FISHING!!!
INSHORE: The fishing inshore is pretty good so far this week with lots of Roosters being landed from Solmar to the Pump House on live bait. There has been lots of Dorado landed in tight to the beach from Pangas. We are waiting for the Sierra and Yellowtail to show up but the water is just to warm for this to happen right now. I am thinking by the end of the month we may be seeing them show. Mean while if you like the inshore action your in luck because it has been good and I expect it to stay decent through the next week and then into January with Sierra action and Yellowtail.
From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!!
How to Grill Dorado?
Dorado is a flavorful, dense, firm fish that can be found in fillets or steaks. This rich fish is called dolphin in some parts of the world, though not in the family of dolphins that are mammals. To eliminate possible confusion, it has become known by its Hawaiian name mahi mahi, which means strong. In other parts of the world it is known as Dorado,which is its actual scientific name. The tasty fish is low in carbohydrates and fat, so it is a healthful choice for almost any diet. Mahi mahi also tastes great by itself, with simple herbs and spices or with just about any sauces, marinades or salsas, so it is as diverse as it is delicious. Because the flavor is so pleasing and the fillets or steaks cook easily, learning how to grill mahi mahi to perfection is quite simple.
1.When selecting your Dorado, look for steaks or fillets that do not have separation in the layers of meat, dull coloring or a fishy smell. These characteristics could indicate that the fish is not fresh. We don't have this problem in Cabo because it all comes in fresh but just for you know!!
2. Apply cooking oil or spray to your grill prior to grilling mahi mahi to prevent it from sticking.
3. Heat your grill to medium high or high. If you decide to grill mahi mahi on a very hot grill, watch it carefully and turn it as needed to prevent burning it.
4. Grill Dorado about 5 to 10 minutes per side, flipping the steaks or fillets when the color starts to turn white.
5. Marinate your Dorado when you flip it if you are using a marinade or dressing. This will help it to retain moisture and prevent it from drying out while on the grill.
6. Test your Dorado to see if it is done by flaking it with a fork.
7. Continue grilling mahi mahi if it doesn't flake easily, flipping it from side to side until flaking occurs.
8. Season your Dorado when it is about ready to be taken off the grill.
9. Serve your grilled Dorado with salsa, sauce or by itself and enjoy.
10. Refrigerate any leftover Dorado and try it in a salad the next day.
Another Nice Dorado Recipe!!!
Grilled Dorado with Walnut and Parsley Pesto
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Six 6-to-7 ounce dorado, pompano, Spanish mackerel or sea bass fillets, with skin
1/3 cup Picholine or green Greek or Spanish olives, pitted and chopped
Light a grill. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the sliced onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
In a food processor, puree the parsley leaves with 1/4 cup of the olive oil and scrape the puree into a medium bowl. Add the walnuts and onion to the food processor bowl and process to a paste. With the machine on, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Stir the paste into the parsley puree and season with salt and pepper.
Brush the dorado fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the fish over a hot fire, skin side down, until the skin is crisp, about 2 minutes. Turn the fillets and grill until just cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer the fillets to plates. Spread the walnut-parsley pesto over the fish. Top with the olives and preserved lemon and serve.
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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