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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Capt. Tracy Ehrenberg
March 15, 2002
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report


MARCH 10th to 14th, 2002


MARCH 10TH TO 14TH, 2002

BILLFISH: This week’s report covers a much shorter period than normal, in order to get it out to everybody on time. However, don’t be too discouraged, if the report was longer, there would hopefully be more fish in it; so next week the numbers should be higher.

These last four days turned out to be pretty poor for everybody. The overall catch success rate for all species combined was a low fifty-two percent, which means that nearly half the boats were “skunked”. It’s a shame as there are so many people in town, but March is notorious for being inconsistent; one day it’s great, next day boats draw a blank. Added to this was extremely windy weather and rough seas with whitecaps, making fishing uncomfortable. We did have several anglers that hit good days, such as Ken Barber from St. John’s, Michigan, who caught a nice 170 lb striped marlin aboard “Rebecca” on March 14th. Tuesday, March 12th was the best day for us, with four marlin total - all released. Boats went in all directions trying to find fish, but only a few were spotted and even then were hard to get interested in bait. Only seventeen percent of anglers caught marlin this past week. Pisces anglers caught six stripers all but one released.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado were the most widely caught fish this report – thankfully to a dead whale found 30 miles out from Cabo, that had lots of them under it. March 11th, was the day the whale was found, giving boats catches of up to ten dorado in the 25 to 30 lb size range, by the next day however, the whale was 50 miles away, well beyond the reach of most day boats. Throughout the rest of the week, boats picked up the odd dorado here and there whilst trolling and caught fair amounts of skipjack closer to shore.

LOCATION: Starting off of Red Hill and Chileno, approx. 20 miles out ending up off of the Old Lighthouse.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mostly overcast, seas rough, up until the last day of the report, when they calmed.

AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 70-73 F, slightly higher than normal for this time of year.

BEST LURES: Live bait and dorado colored lures.

Based on the catches of Pisces Fleet by Tracy Ehrenberg

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25 years experience in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.Boats range from simple day fishers to first class sportfishers in the 50 to 70 ft range, plus luxury yachts. Fish for marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo. Award winning fleet with a solid reputation. Fair rates, excellent service, IGFA approved crews. All inclusive or bare boat packages availabe. Bertram, Viking, Hatteras, Cabo, Blackfin and Ocean are some of the types of boats we offer. Mexican and American crews. Make the right choice, it's Pisces

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P.O Box C 175
511 E. San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Phone: 619 819 7983
Alt. Phone: 52 624 1431288
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