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Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing Report and Baja Fishing

Capt. Jerry Chapman
August 26, 2013
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 8/18/13 to 8/26/13
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. Well we be back out there on Monday when the port opens and start all over again. We do expect some good fishing this coming week even after the storm. Normally a day or two just after the storm fishing will get really good. We have just passed a full moon also so we think this will help also. Please look for the fishing report every Monday morning on our website or any of your favorite fishing forums.

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 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. Lets get on with the report for this past week.
WATER: Good size waves coming in over the last 4 days with 3 to 5 feet on the Sea of Cortez side and larger on the Pacific with 3 to 6 feet reported. Surfers down at Zippers love it but with a closed port it hurts out fishing business here in Cabo. Its Sunday and it has calmed compared to what it was over the last few days and I expect the port open and everything pretty much back to normal by Monday morning. That is the way its looking right now.
WEATHER: Well it was great till Thursday when it changed big time and the Port Captain closed the port. It has been closed since Thursday and its still closed and its Sunday about mid day. It was suppose to open today about mid day and I am hoping it does. The weather really interrupted the great fishing we have been experiencing here in Cabo. The sun did break today and it looks pretty clear out now.
BILLFISHING: The Marlin fishing has been really good up till Thursday. We have been landing lots of Striped Marlin and even lots of Blue Marlin have been in the area with quite a few being caught. The Blues were ranging in size from 250lbs to 450lbs and have been landed mostly up on the pacific side from 4 miles off the Light House up to Jamie Banks. Trolling lures 4 miles offshore was producing lots of Striped Marlin most of the first part of the week.
TUNA: There has been good numbers of Tuna around up until the storm like every other species. Most were smaller fish and we have been landing them on cedar plugs and king busters. Last week we just knocked them dead kite fishing and if you check my website on the home page there is some pictures of last weeks Tuna catch. We landed a couple up and over 200 pounds. Please check it out on the website.
Cabo feels different, the weather & fishing feel like times past, maybe ten to fifteen years back. Its something you can feel when you have been here a long time. Fishing is off the charts; boats return to port every day with outriggers and lots of flags. Billfish were the number one fish you were most likely to encounter this week with a mix dominated by striped marlin, then blues and sails.
BAIT: Bait is the standard 3.00 dollars a piece and there has been plenty around:
DORADO: Good numbers of Dorado with quite a few small ones but we are catching some in the 20 to 30lbs range.To catch a lot of the smaller ones we were using lures and cut ballyhoo. Pitching live bait has been real effective once you find the Dorado. There doesn't seem to be a specific spot for the Dorado but there are still a lot of them around both on the pacific side and Sea of Cortez side all the way down to Gordo Banks.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing was excellent until the storm hit us on Thursday. Lots of Rooster Fish were being caught in the 20 to 30lbs pound range trolling live bait from the Solmar to the Pump House close to the beach. Some nice Amber Jack and Jack Crevelle using live bait in the same areas as the Roosters were caught. Some small Dorado close to shore were caught trolling hootchies.
WAHOO: I haven't heard of any this past week.
BEWARE: Remember if your not renting charter boats from companies who have been established in Cabo for the past 20 years ( Jc sport Fishing, Pisces Sport Fishing, Minervas, Redrum, Picante Fleet) you might have problems. They don't even have an office you can go and confirm your charter boat. You do not want to spend a day walking around looking for the boat and where you board. 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 dont 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 fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in 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. http://www.jcsportfishing.com http://youtu.be/Ld4X16bFT-c

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Forecast:

We expect some good fishing this coming week. We did have a set back with the storm that closed the port for 3 days bu I think we are back on track to catch some Big Blues.

Target Species:

dorado,marlin,grouper,sierra,sailfish,red snapper, tuna, dorado

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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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