Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report Jan 25th, 2020
Capt. Jerry Chapman
January 25, 2020
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc's Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
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Picked up the last 3 days on the Sea of Cortez, the 95 spot and the 1150, also off of Chileno Bay and Santa Maria 2 to 3 miles, very good on live bait, lures and ballyhoo.
We caught: 1 marlin on Sunday, 1 marlin on Tuesday, 4 on Thursday and 4 on Friday.
Good the last couple of days off Gray Rock and Santa Maria on lures and live bait. The fish are not big, 8lb to 12lbs, good numbers.
We caught: 4 dorado on Sunday, 1 on Monday, 3 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 11 on Thursday, 9 on Friday and 6 on Sunday.
Has been slow, few boats found them this week off the Light House about 20 miles, best action on hoochies, cedar plugs and sardines.
We caught: 7 tunas on Wednesday.
The fishing has been very good for sierras, lots of small snapper and few grouper trigger fish. Sierras on hoochies close to the beach from Solmar to Los Arcos. Bottom fish cut bait shrimp and squid. The weather has been cool but not much wind, very nice.
We caught the first rooster of the season and early yellowtail too.
Jc's 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 let's get on with the fishing report for this past week.
WEATHER: Taking a look at Cabo San Lucas over the coming two weeks and the average daytime maximum temperature will be around 24°C, with a high for the two weeks of 27°C expected on the afternoon of Saturday 1st. The average minimum temperature will be 17°C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Saturday 1st at 14°C. The coming 14 days will remain predominantly dry. On the whole winds are likely to be light.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
From The Admirals Kitchen!
EASY LEMON BUTTER FISH
This Easy Lemon Butter Fish only takes 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients. It's a delicious and nutritious. Pair with rice and vegetables for a healthy weeknight dinner.
- 4 good-sized firm white fish fillets, about 6 inches long, 1-inch thickness (cod, halibut, or mahi would work well.)
- 3 TB melted butter (I use salted, but unsalted is fine)
- Juice and zest from 1 medium lemon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus extra to taste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 TB olive oil
- freshly chopped basil or parsley leaves, for garnish and flavor
- extra lemon slices for serving
1. Use paper towels to thoroughly pat-dry excess moisture from fish fillets – this step is crucial for fish to brown nicely in pan. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine melted butter, lemon juice and zest, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Stir to combine well. Taste and add a bit more kosher salt, if desired.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 tsp kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Evenly press spice mixture onto all sides of fish fillets.
4. In a large, heavy pan over medium high heat, heat up the olive oil until hot. Once your oil is sizzling, Cook 2 fish fillets at a time to avoid overcrowding (allows for even browning.) Cook each side just until fish becomes opaque, feels somewhat firm in the center, and is browned – lightly drizzle some of the lemon butter sauce as you cook, reserving the rest for serving. Take care not to over-cook, as that will result in a tougher texture. Season with extra kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
5. Serve fish with with remaining lemon butter sauce, basil or parsley, and lemon wedges.
Be sure to use coarse kosher salt, not fine table salt. Kosher salt is much milder and less salty. The actual cook time varies, depending on type, cut, and starting temperature of fish. I typically cook about 3-4 minutes per side. I check for doneness by lightly pressing fillet centers for firmness. Once it feels somewhat firm, it's usually done. Serve with Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice or Best Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe for a healthy meal that happens to be gluten-free.
HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI COCKTAIL
2 oz White rum
3⁄4 oz Key lime juice
1⁄2 oz Grapefruit juice
1⁄2 oz Maraschino liqueur
2 tbsp Simple syrup
1. Add all ingredients into a blender with ice and pulse the blender until the drink has a slushy consistency.
2. Divide the contents of the blender between 8 wine glasses.
3. Garnish each with a lime wheel.
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.
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