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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja

Capt. Jerry Chapman
September 5, 2017
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 8/28/17 to 9/4/17
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Tropical Storm Lydia Rolls through Los Cabos!
Storm Brings Much Damage and Destruction!
Port Closes for Many Days!
Fishing Not Great After Storm!
Rain Downpour Like no Other!
Updates on Conditions After Lydia!
JC says: We are All Working Hard After Storm!
Chris screamed: We are All Cleaning Up !
Fish Report Boy says: JC Working Hard?
Darrel says: First Time I Have Seen JC Work?
JC,s Baja Sweet Poison Cocktail !
!!2 Baja Recipes Inside!!
JC,s Grilled Amberjack Sandwiches with Spicy Tartar Sauce!!
JC,s Baja Blackened Amberjack!!

HEADLINES: September 4, 2017

7 dead, 4,000 victims in aftermath of tropical storm Lidia
The death toll from tropical storm Lidia in Baja California Sur has risen to seven but could increase further as up to 13 people are still reported missing in the wake of the powerful storm that caused widespread damage and left more than 4,000 victims. Governor Carlos Mendoza reported that two people were electrocuted by power lines, one woman drowned after being swept into a watercourse and a two-year-old infant died after being separated from his mother and swept away by floodwaters.
Authorities said the number of casualties could rise further as emergency services reach villages where some people live in ramshackle homes.
The storm has now weakened as it continues its trajectory up the Baja California peninsula but its force will continue to be felt in several states including Sonora and Baja California before an expected downgrading to a tropical depression tomorrow.
Torrential rain lashed the five municipalities of Baja California Sur for more than 29 continuous hours after the storm made landfall about 7:00pm Thursday. Officials said 670 millimeters of rain fell in a 24-hour period in San José del Cabo and winds reached speeds in excess of 80 kilometers an hour.
More than 4,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to flooding and seek temporary shelter in La Paz and Los Cabos. People began returning to their homes yesterday afternoon.
The tourist region taking in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas was cut off from Thursday night until midday yesterday due to landslides and the Federal Electricity Commission reported that over 100,000 homes were left without electricity during the storm.
Around 20,000 tourists staying in hotels in the area were left stranded because airlines canceled flights although airports in the state did not suffer any damage and are open.
A flight carrying 100 Federal Police officers and members of the national Civil Protection agency along with two tonnes of supplies, rescue equipment and specialized machinery was expected to touch down today.
Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong compared the deluge brought by Lidia to Hurricane Harvey, saying the quantity of water that inundated Los Cabos was "almost the same as . . . Texas."
He also said there were 13 people still unaccounted for. Many residents have used social networks to seek information and help to locate loved ones.
Other damage caused by Lidia included the collapse of one bridge and the closure of another while two buildings in Cabo San Lucas collapsed. Dozens of vehicles were swept away in strong currents.
Wild weather has also lashed other parts of the country in recent days causing a landslide in Guerrero and flooding in several states including Oaxaca, Mexico City and México state.

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: It had been really good up until the storm when we had rain for many days. Now it is getting back to September weather and that means hot and humid but mostly sunny days.

WATER: Still pretty warm in lots of areas with an average temperature of 86 to 88 degrees.
Please check out the Tempbreak map link below to get a good idea on water temperatures.

BILLFISH: Not Much to Report till next week after storm clean up.

DORADO: Not Much to Report till next week after storm clean up.

WAHOO: Not Much to Report till next week after storm clean up.

INSHORE: Not Much to Report till next week after storm clean up.
From The Admirals Kitchen!
JC,s Grilled Amberjack Sandwiches with Spicy Tartar Sauce!!

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 Blackened Amberjack!!
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
Cooking spray
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.)

JC,s Baja Sweet Poison Cocktail !!
• 1 oz. light rum
• 2 oz. coconut rum
• 1 oz. Blue Curacao
• pineapple juice
• Pineapple wedge (for garnis
1. Combine both rums and Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a cocktail glass.
2. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

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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JC’s Sportfishing was started by Jerry 18 years ago in Cabo San Lucas, specializing in sportfishing trips. They are a family owned and operated business, their motto is customer service. They are ranked number 1 in customer service on Trip Advisor. JC’s offers all inclusive packages or bare bone boats at the following times, 6am-11am, 1pm-6pm, 6am-2:30pm, OR you can hire a boat for a sunset cruise (private charter). Boats range in size from 20-60ft, 13 boats to choose from. All of the boats hav

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16 14 W. Sheilds Ave
Fresno, CA 93705
Phone: 624-147-5821
Alt. Phone: 624-143-1267
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