Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
January 17, 2017
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 1/8/17 to 1/15/17
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Fishing a Little Better!
A Few Windy Rough Days Last Week!
Marlin off Light House at 160ft!
All the Sierra You Want Now!
Good Numbers of Marlin Inside the Golden Gate!
Tuna Fishing: Spotty Off of Solmar!
Tuna Chunking Squid and Cedar Plugs!
Dorados Pretty Much Gone!
Wahoo Action, Not Good!
Good Skip Jack Fishing in Front of Solmar Beach!
Billfish Conservation Act is Law info Inside?
JC Says: Happy 2017 to all My Flock Under My Wings"!!
Chris Shouted: JC, My Hero got me a Watch for Xmas!!
Fish Report Boy says: JC, Didn't get me Nothing for Xmas"!!
JamieB says: "JC, Got me A Pair of Wingtips for Xmas"!!
Darrel says: "JC, Hes so Cheap, I got Nothing for Xmas From the Clown"!!
The Brits says: "JC, The More Were Around Him, The More We Don't Like the Old Bloke "!!
JC,s Baja Jackfrost Cocktail Inside!!
2 Baja Recipes Inside!!
JC,s Baja Grilled Dorado with Hot Sauce Beurre Blanc!
JC,s Baja Lemon Smoked Tuna!!
HEADLINES: January 15, 2017
Billfish Conservation Act Becomes Law
On October 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. Although there are no commercial fisheries targeting billfish in the US, the US has been the largest importer of billfish in the world, importing about 30,000 billfish annually.
"This is a tremendous success for these highly migratory species," National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC) President Ken Hinman said. "Marlin, sailfish, and spearfish do not know country boundaries and travel through three of the planet's oceans. Giving them greater protection in the United States sets the stage for better protection worldwide."
With the largest buyer out of the market, the NCMC and International Game Fish Association (IGFA), who championed the bill, will now turn their attention to the international challenges facing these imperiled species. And with populations of three species of marlin having declined by more than 50%, their efforts come not a moment too soon.
"Recreational anglers and ocean conservationists have been the primary supporters behind the Billfish Conservation Act," IGFA President Rob Kramer commented, "and I am confident that with this strong step by the United States, we will be able to raise support for more robust measures elsewhere."
The support of the Billfish Conservation Act by groups like the American Sportfishing Association, the Center for Coastal Conservation, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Keep America Fishing, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, OCEARCH and numerous partners in the environmental community played an integral part in the bill's success.
"We have sound science that indicates that billfish are not doing well on a global level," IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser added. "Better international protection for these fish benefits open ocean ecosystems and recreational anglers around the world."
Background: The legislation, H.R. 2706, was sponsored in the House of Representatives by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL) along with fellow Co-Chair Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) and Vice Chairs Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) serving as lead original cosponsors. They were also joined by, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME), Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL), and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK).
In the Senate, the legislation was introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), and co-sponsored by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
The legislation prohibits the importation of all billfish (marlin, sailfish and spearfish) in the United States, while still allowing for traditional fisheries within the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Insular Area. Swordfish are not included in the prohibition. Marlin, sailfish and spearfish, collectively called billfish, are some of the world's most majestic marine fish. They are apex predators that play a critical role in maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems. Billfish are also highly esteemed by recreational anglers the world over, and catch-and-release fisheries for these species support many marine jobs and generate billions of dollars to the U.S. economy.
Unfortunately, the world's billfish stocks are seriously imperiled from non-U.S. commercial fishing. Billfish are primarily caught as by-catch in commercial tuna and swordfish fisheries, but the by-catch is harvested and sold internationally, with the United States serving as the world's largest importer of billfish.
There are many sustainable alternatives for restaurants and retailers to offer in place of billfish; thus most restaurants have taken marlin and other billfish off the menu.
JC,s LEGEND and LIES will continue next week!!!
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 we got through a few windy days and now the great weather seems to be continuing, really sunny days and not even to much wind as we had last week. If you like good weather this time of year is the best for sunshine and cooler nights. Not only that, being out on the water is really great with calm seas and light winds.
WATER: Well, this roller coaster water temperatures have left us wondering, but it ain't all a bad thing. According to Tempbreak water has warmed to 74 to 78 degrees and that is a positive for the Marlin and Dorado fishing. I noticed on the map that the water is much cooler up inside the Se of Cortez compared to right here at Lands End. We will take whatever we can get as it is all good to us in this neck of the woods.
Please check out the Tempbreak map link below to get a good idea on water temperatures.
BILLFISH: It has been pretty good all week up inside the Golden Gate and the Margarita area with even a few being landed down and around the Light House. The boys were pitching live bait and using lures to entice the fish with some decent results. The Marlin are here and hitting some bait so it has been kind of hit and miss lately. In all reality you are likely to hook into a Marlin this time of year in Cabo, so get on down here and get into the action.
DORADO: Well the Dorado action is pretty much over for a bit we think. I has been hit and miss all year and this last week want to hot. Do we are thinking that we may not be seeing to many for awhile, maybe I am wrong, I hope so.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: Wahoo fishing isnt to hot and maybe the wαter is a Little to cold for them now. We will keep you posted
TUNA: Lots of football size Tuna if you run about 10 miles outside the Golden Gate offshore , you will most likely run into some Tuna as there has been reports of some Yellowfins being landed. All reports that I have heard of being blind strikes using cedar plugs, king busters and a little on live bait, but not lots of fish.
INSHORE: The inshore angling has been really good over this past week with all the Sierras you want from the Light House up to Rancho Migrino with most being landed on small rapalas, hootchies and striped bait. The Roosters on live bait in front of Solmar all the way up to the Light House has been good and even some solid reports of big Red Snapper along the beach by pitching live bait into the rocks but it really depends on how big the swells are if you can do this or not.
From The Admirals Kitchen!
Grilled Dorado with hot sauce beurre blanc sound good?
Use this recipe and make it tonight! Hot sauce is a natural condiment for fried chicken and even oysters, but chef Hugh Acheson will deepen your appreciation of it. A good hot sauce, he says, "adds acid and nuance to things that vinegary pucker thing I like." At his Atlanta restaurant, Empire State South, his crew even makes a house hot sauce, fermenting barrels of pulverized peppers and salt and later topping off the pungent brew with some cider vinegar. You'll find plenty of use for the bottled kind, too, especially in rich, creamy sauces or dishes that already need a punch of acid.
1 cucumber, seeds removed, thinly sliced
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, minced
3/4 tsp Maldon sea salt (or other flaky sea salt), divided
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp spicy sauce
115g cold unsalted butter, cubed
4 dorado fillets (120g each)
Freshly cracked pepper to taste
4 lemon wedges
Do this now
1 In a large mixing bowl, toss the cucumber with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, the parsley, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
2 In a small saucepan, heat the shallot, vinegar, and remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice on medium until reduced to 2 tbsp. Add the hot sauce, lower the heat to a bare simmer and begin whisking in the cold butter; incorporate each cube completely before adding the next one. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt and keep it warm in a water bath (a metal bowl set above a pan of simmering water).
3 Set the oven rack so it's 15cm from the grill. Heat the grill and brush a sheet pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season the fish with the pepper and remaining sea salt; drizzle the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil over the fish. Place the fillets on the pan and grill until they're just opaque at the center, 3 to 5 minutes each side.
4 Arrange the cucumber on a platter and place the fish on top. Drizzle with the beurre blanc and serve with lemon wedges.
Makes 4 servings
Lemon Smoked Tuna Recipe!!
How to Smoke Tuna Steak
Tuna is a great alternative to smoking red meat as it is packed with proteins and vitamins and also low in fat. Tuna steak typically comes from Ahi tuna, which is the highest quality tuna you can purchase. Canned tuna usually comes from Albacore, which is a lesser quality tuna with a fishier smell. This recipe is made with Ahi tuna steaks, but you can also substitute yellow fin tuna steaks if you are unable to find Ahi due to seasonality. Lemon is one of the most popular flavors paired with tuna and helps to bring out the natural flavors of all fish. This lemon, smoked tuna recipe is sure to please a variety of pallets who enjoy a nice tuna steak.
Lemon Smoked Tuna Recipe Ingredients
4 Ahi tuna steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 lemon, sliced
1 bag of charcoal (if you have a charcoal smoker)
1 bottle of lighter fluid or a charcoal chimney starter
1 or 2 bags of wood chips of your choice
Lemon Smoked Tuna Recipe Directions
1. About an hour before you want to start cooking, combine your olive oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, and minced garlic together and rub it directly on both sides of the Ahi tuna steaks. Place a slice of lemon directly on each of your tuna steak fillets. Make sure your lemon tuna steaks are either sitting on ice or left in the refrigerator to keep them chilled during this time.
2. Light your charcoal smoker approximately 30 minutes, or 10 minutes before with a gas grill, before you want to start cooking.
3. Wrap your wood chips in an aluminum foil pouch or a metal smoker box. Punch holes in the foil pouch to let the smoke escape out the top.
4. Next simply put your Ahi tuna steak fillets on the grates of your smoker.
5. Check the lemon, smoked tuna about a half hour into the smoking time and flip your tuna steaks. Be careful that the tuna doesn't flake apart and fall through the grates by using a large spatula that can slide completely under the tuna steaks. Smoke the tuna for another half hour and your tuna should be ready to take off the smoker and serve. Garnish the lemon, smoked tuna with a freshly sliced lemon.
Lemon Smoked Tuna Cooking Time
The cooking time for this lemon, smoked tuna is about 1 hour. Some people like to eat Ahi tuna steaks rare or with sushi, so you really can't go wrong when it comes to the cooking time for this recipe. You just want to leave the tuna steaks on the smoker long enough to absorb the smoky flavor of your wood chips.
JC,s Baja Jackfrost Cocktail!!
Jack Frost cocktail ~ 1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup blue curacao
1/2 cup light rum or vodka
1/2 cup cream of coconut
ice Blend (in blender) until slushy.
Serve with flaked coconut rim.
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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