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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report - May 1st, 2021

Capt. Jerry Chapman
May 1, 2021
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc's Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 04/25/21 to 05/01/21
Stop by our Office for up to Date Fishing Report

Good numbers of Striped Marlin between 100 and 130 Lbs caught this week 3 miles out at Chileno, Santa Maria and the Faro on lures, live bait and ballyhoo.

Few small dorado starting to show,
Water temperature warming a little.

Still slow for tuna they are out of range all week, only a few private yachts have caught a few small football sized over 50 to 60 miles off shore and catching a few on the pacific, not worth the run.

No reports of wahoo this week.

A few roosters starting to show.

Few sierras, few white bonitas, few small grouper and few snapper caught this week at the Lighthouse, Gray rock, Chileno and Santa Maria.

Stop by the office and say hi and get the up to date fishing report.

If you have any questions send me and e-mail at: [email protected]
or give me a call at 011 52 (624) 147 5821.

Don't forget to visit our website www.jcsportfishing.com

See you all in Cabo - JC.

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: Reviewing the forecast for Cabo San Lucas Over the next 14 days and the average daytime maximum temperature will be around 30C, with a high for the two weeks of 31C expected on the afternoon of Monday 10th. The mean minimum temperature will be 19C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Tuesday 4th at 17C. Expect the coming 14 days to remain predominantly dry. On the whole winds are likely to be moderate.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. http://www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb

Oven Roasted Spanish Mackerel
Oven Roasted Spanish Mackerel marinated with grape tomatoes, capers, dried chili peppers and lemon is healthy, and one very tasty and easy meal to make.

4 Wild-caught Spanish Mackerel fish (bone in, gutted, cleaned, head and tail discarded)
4 tablespoons olive oil + 2 more
4 tablespoons minced garlic
4 teaspoons capers
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoons dried thyme
4 bay leaves
10 dried chili peppers
2 lemons (sliced in rings)
cup cilantro leaves (washed, dried and chopped)
Salt & Pepper

1. Using 4 tablespoons of olive oil, rub each fish with olive oil and set aside.
2. Slice cup of grape tomatoes in half.
3. On the inside of each fish, spread evenly 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and sprinkle with salt, pepper a pinch of thyme and oregano.
4. Stuff each fish with a few sliced grape tomatoes, 1 dried chili pepper, 1 teaspoon capers, 2 slices of lemon and 1 bay leaf.
5. Place fish in a deep baking dish, so they sit tightly and close to each for the marinade to soak into them.
6. Cut one fresh lemon in half and squeeze it over the fish. Place the lemon halves into the dish between the fish. Top with fresh cilantro, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.


1. Preheat oven to 350F and set the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
2. Cover a baking sheet pan with aluminum foil (or baking paper) and lightly grease it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
3. Transfer each fish to the prepared baking sheet pan, top with a slice of lemon, add the remaining one cup of grape tomatoes and the remaining 6 dried chili peppers to the pan. Divide evenly between the fish.
4. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil. Pour the marinade over the fish.
5. Place in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and the flesh is white.
5. Serve with rice or roasted veggies.

1 bottle (750 mll) dry white wine - I used Cupcake Vineyard's Pinot Grigio.
2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup St. Germain
1 cup fresh pineapple - diced
1 cup fresh mango - diced
6-8 basil leaves - chopped into 1-inch pieces

1. Add all of the ingredients into a large pitcher and stir.
2. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
3. Serve in a glass with ice. Garnish with a basil leaf and fruit slice.

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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JCs 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. JCs 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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