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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Capt. Tracy Ehrenberg
April 3, 2003
Cabo San Lucas - Saltwater Fishing Report

March 28th to April 3rd, 2003

PISCES WEEKLY FISH REPORT MARCH 28TH TO APRIL 3RD, 2003 BILLFISH: Nothing really spectacular to report this week, but the fishing is coming along, we did see a slight increase on marlin catches this week, but still only a little over thirty-percent of charters caught stripers. We believe that the marlin are here, but they are not in concentrated areas – we also seeing a lot of squid, in the two to ten pound class, which the marlin are stuffing themselves with, meaning when we do find them they are often not hungry. Water temperature is varying greatly too, from 67 to 73 F – basically where the warmer water is found, is generally were the marlin have been picked up. Currents have been changing, so we see patches of warm water close to Cabo some days. Sunday, March 30th, was actually a good day, with all but one of our boats getting marlin and three of them actually had two apiece: “Valerie” for Paul Mancinelli, “La Brisa” for Joe Lingg and “Andrea” for Bob Nelson and party – all fish found this day were at Punta Ballena. The marlin are averaging 120 to 160 lbs and are being caught on a combination of bait and lures. I believe it is just a question of a couple of weeks before the fishing stabilizes and we start seeing good catches. The Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship is scheduled for May 12th to 15th, so by then things should really be underway. Pisces anglers caught a total of eighteen striped marlin this week – all released. OTHER SPECIES: Dorado were the top sport fish this week, with more caught of these than anything else. Weights were fair at 15 to 40 lbs and they took both lures and bait, found over a widespread area, most boats averaged one to three- “La Brisa” did have ten on March 28th for Kurt Moore; they had a long trip to find them though, 30 miles out from Cabo. All the dorado caught the last day of this report, were full of what the captains call “langostina”, also known as barrel crab. Yellowfin tuna catches have started to increase and during April we normally see excellent numbers of school size fish. This is still yet to happen and actually we are seeing larger than normal fish, with many fish in the 30 to 40 lb class. We also heard of one boat catching six over 60 lbs and fish around the 100 lb size at Punta Gorda, which is quite unusual for this time of year. Although we only got one 46 lb wahoo this report, we know they are on the rise, due to the number of lures lost this week. Inshore things are a bit quieter, with just a few roosters, sierra and skipjack. LOCATION: Diverse- Old Lighthouse, San Jaime, 20-30 miles out from Cabo, Punta Ballena, Palmilla, San Jose. WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy, seas rough on the Pacific, with the exception of one very calm day, Cortez side fair seas. AVERAGE WATER TEMP. 66-73 F BEST LURES: Live bait, green/yellow colors, purple, brown/silver.

Based on the catches of Pisces Fleet by Tracy Ehrenberg

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511 E. San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
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