Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report and Baja
Capt. Jerry Chapman
January 28, 2018
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 1/21/18 to 1/28/18
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Marlin Are All Over The Place!
Marlin at San Jamie, Golden Gate and Lighthouse!
Drift Fishing at 160ft Producing Fish!
Tuna at Golden Gate, 50lb to 60lbs!
Large Tuna Caught on the Kite!
Wahoo Hitting at Grey Rock!
Dorado Fishing on the Upswing!!
Sierras, at Rancho Migrino and Margarita!
We are Gearing up for Springbreakers!!
The Cabo Boom!!
Oh Yellowtail Where are You!
JC,s Baja Bloody Mary Recipe Inside!!
2 Baja Amberjack Recipes Inside!!
JC Says: "I am the Admiral of Marlin Fishing in Cabo"!
Chris Shouted: JC, You're a Genius !
Fish Boy says: JC, You're a Panzie Perch Killer!!
JamieB says:JC, is the real Mcoy!!
Darrel says: "God, That JC and Chris are both Twirps"!!
The Brits says: JC, We Tolerate him. The Old Bloke is a Clown!!
HEADLINES: January 28, 2018
Fish Report Boy says: JC was a little quiet this week saying,"to many Spring Breakers in town"He said I was young once when I was fishing for Salmon in Alaska, and then I told him I was too young once also, when I used to fish for Bluegill in the ponds of Missouri.
JC went on to say "You will never be the fisherman I am, little man". (I don't know why he keeps calling me that?). I am the Admiral and there is no one like me in Cabo. JC, shouted: "Chris knows I am a genius Marlin fisherman"ask him?
Then he said: "Get out of my office and go do that so called fishing report you write for me". So I left!!! One of these days JC!!
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, pretty darn nice with lots of warm sunshine and calm winds. Overcast yesterday, but today back to normal with sunshine and highs in the mid 80,s and lows in the low 60,s. Really great spring break weather and it is so typical of Cabo and that is something you cant take away of this destination, the great 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.
BILLFISH: : Marlin bonanza all áreas have been hot. The Marlin have been hanging at the Light House and we have been catching decent numbers by drifting live Makerel and pitching bait. 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: Quite a few Dorado caught at the Lighthouse using baits and lures.The water is still around 72 to 74 degrees so we are thinking it has to cool down a bit more for the Dorados to get back to normal. Its just decent Dorado fishing, but really spotty everywhere with nothing schooling up. The day we did run on our own Bob Marlin up the coast 35 miles by Cerritos area, we did catch 7 Dorado that day and 2 Wahoo. One of our buddies did run down to Gordo Banks but not much luck he only caught one little Dorado.
SWORDFISH: Hasn't heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: : Its been pretty good Wahoo fishing all this week as we have landed quite a few nice fish and we are really happy about that. I think we are lucky this time of year to be catching so many and we are using live bait underneath the Dorado on the bait balls. Anyway, its working good so we are not changing it!!
TUNA: Lot of larger Tuna being landed this past week. We have had quite a few large Tuna landed, with many being caught using a kite. Off course cedar plugs and King busters are working well. If you do run into them, I think you will have to run offshore about 4 to 6 miles to maybe run into them if you can find a school of Porpoise.
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 Bloody Mary!!
THE CLASSIC BLOODY MARY FOR CABO FISHERMAN
While the origin of this popular brunch cocktail is debatable, the Bloody Mary's staying power leaves no question. The Bloody Mary is a vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all in one. What else can you want?
Ground black pepper
SmPour some celery salt onto a small plate.
Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.
Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.
Fill with ice and set aside.
Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
Shake gently and strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime 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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