Cabo San Lucas Weekly Fish Report and Baja Fishing
Capt. Jerry Chapman
June 23, 2012
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report
Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 6/16/12 to 6/23/12
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 has 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 accommodate fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Lets get on with the report for this past week.
WATER: The water temperatures have been changing and hasnt quite settled into a definite stable pattern yet. Areas of cold water are still around. Today out in front of the arch water it was 71 and even going east it was 70 to71 all way to San Jose changing 5 miles off shore to 78. Yesterdays water temps were pretty much the same but there is a band of warmer water that wraps around the tip of Baja, then stretches out onto the pacific side and goes out 5 miles from Solmar beach. So it looks like warm water is coming into the area but as usual there is still cold water on Pacific side that hasn't left yet. East cape water is in the 80,s .
.WEATHER: Weather has been nice, still a little warmer than last week . Afternoon breezes and sometimes light cooler winds at night. All in all its typical June weather warm with afternoons in the low 90,s dropping to upper 60,s to low 70,s. Last couple days is cooler with light winds at night. We definitely got a cool down.
BAIT: Caballito are in abundance this week with some Mackerel. The bait is at the standard 3$ a piece. . Some frozen Ballyhoo have been found on the bait boats.Try and find fresh frozen and not refrozen.
FISHING: Well the week was off and on, but Wednesday 5 Marlin were caught and released on the Bob Marlin. On Tuesday and Wednesday Marlin were spotted and caught with in 5 miles of shore off of Punta Ballena and all the way to San Jose was productive for our fleet . Tuesday we caught 3 Marlin close to the 1150. Basically fish were following the warm water and the first part of last week was excellent Marlin fishing. All fleets seemed to be reporting Marlin on Tuesday and Wednesday. It did slack off the last couple days with scattered reports of fish being caught. Most Striped Marlin were in the 100 to 130 pound range .
DORADO: Very few Dorado being caught. I did hear of a few on pacific side. Some were like 20 to 30 pounds.
WAHOO: The Wahoo catch has almost been non existent over the last week. I think we need more warm water to start seeing them.
INSHORE: While the offshore fishing has been off and on the inshore fishing has been consistant. Lots of Sierras and Roosterfish were caught this past week off of Solmar beach all the way to the pump station. Yellowtail was also caught in the same areas. Amberjack and Snappers were caught with in 4 miles of shore through out last week. Large dog snappers were picked up by a group I talked to within a quarter mile from shore off of Cabo Bello, using cut bait in the rocks at 50 to 70 feet. One snapper was 50 pounds and another like 40 .
BEWARE: Remember if your not renting charter boats from companies who have been established in Cabo for the past 20 years ( Jcsportfishing, Pisces Sportfishing, Minervas, Redrum, Picante Fleet) you might have problems. There are many sportfishing fleets on the internet who are really not established business, who are operating illegally. Lots of these outfits are renting you a boat they have never even looked at and don't even know where you would board the boat, leaving you the task of trying to find the boat. 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. Lots of vendors renting boats in the hotels are not reputable and don't care about your interest and care more about a commission . 75% of the Cabo Fishing websites on Google are not even in business anymore or might be just brokers who don't have an office in Cabo. Some of the Google websites are misleading and not established .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. You need to go to the fishing fleet office, while in Cabo and book your boat. 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.
Admiral. Jerry Chapman
Jc Sportfishing Charters
Cabo San Lucas Fishing Forecast:
Lots of warm water moving in and we expect Marlin and Wahoo fishing to get hot soon.
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