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Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing Report and Baja Fishing

Capt. Jerry Chapman
October 15, 2013
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 10/7/13 to 10/15/13
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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: Water conditions are really good. Temperatures have been changing 3 to 5 degrees from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez side but it hasnt affected the fishing to much as fishing has been good. Yesterday we did get some rain and sometimes through out the last day we have had some pretty good down pours. This might effect the fishing and visibility of the water over next 2 to 3 days.
WEATHER: The weather has been really good up until yesterday when we started to get some rain and down pours, untill yesterday the weather has been really nice with days in ladder 80,s to low 90,s and lows at night dropping to low to mid 70,s. Today is back to normal and its partly cloudy today and clearing. Looks like what ever tropical depression we had has left us and its getting back to normal after a good rain. Looks like there is a few clouds down south but nothing major I think weather will be clear over next few days.
BILLFISHING: Marlin fishing isn't to bad it has been consistant with some blues being caught inside the Jamie Banks about a half a mile to a mile off shore. The blues were hitting lures and live bait slow trolled or pitched bait. One Blue Marlin reported was 270lbs and another was 300lbs. There isnt a lot of Blue Marlin around and no Black Marlin that I have heard of this week. The Marlin and Sailfish fishing has gone down compared to last week we aren't getting the numbers we were getting on any species of Billfish. The Pangas have been picking up a few striped Marlin in and close to shore.
BAIT: Bait is the standard 3.00 dollars a piece and there has been plenty around:
DORADO: Lots of Dorado being caught this week most that are being caught are 12 to 30lbs and they seem to be about everywhere but the best producing areas were 2 to 4 miles off the Light House and they were being caught with lures and Ballyhoo with some on live bait.
From The Admirals Kitchen
Grilled Dorado with Walnut and Parsley Pesto
1. 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2. 1/2 medium Spanish onion, thinly sliced
3. 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
4. 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
5. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
6. Six 6-to-7 ounce dorado, pompano, Spanish mackerel or sea bass fillets, with skin
7. 1/3 cup Picholine or green Greek or Spanish olives, pitted and chopped
8. 1 tablespoon minced preserved lemon (optional, see note)
1. Light a grill. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the sliced onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
2. In a food processor, puree the parsley leaves with 1/4 cup of the olive oil and scrape the puree into a medium bowl. Add the walnuts and onion to the food processor bowl and process to a paste. With the machine on, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Stir the paste into the parsley puree and season with salt and pepper.
3. Brush the dorado fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the fish over a hot fire, skin side down, until the skin is crisp, about 2 minutes. Turn the fillets and grill until just cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer the fillets to plates. Spread the walnut-parsley pesto over the fish. Top with the olives and preserved lemon and serve.
TUNA: Some football size Tuna were reported caught about 20 miles off the Jamie Banks. Some reports of smaller Tuna also inshore caught off of the Pangas. Not a lot around like there was over the past 2 weeks.
INSHORE: The fishing close to shore has been not to bad as of lately. The Dorado fishing has been good close to shore and also some reports of Roosterfish being caught off the Solmar beach. Some small Tunas being reported inshore also the grouper and Snapper fishing in the Pedregal Rocks has been decent.
WAHOO: Lots of Wahoo this week being caught and they are being landed using Maraders lures and we do have reports of one Wahoo at 100 pounds and then good numbers of fish in the 40 to 60 pound range also being caught. One boat reported to have seen a log floating in the water and they landed 7 Wahoo from underneath that log about 6 miles off shore.
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/zNBk33jCjCk

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Forecast:

Expecting some good fishing and we have fishing tournaments coming up soon.

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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