THE CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT – THE GAVIOTA FLEET & MORE
The surface water temperature conditions are improving, almost daily, and the cold water plume that has jutted through the area has nearly dissipated, allowing for a better billfish bite. While the inshore water is a bit cooler than usual for this time of year, the offshore water is rapidly moving upward and stabilizing. Just a few more degrees will bring it to near perfect temp conditions. The “Fish Cabo”, reporting for 2 fishing days reflected 2 stripers released, 1 dorado and 12 yellowfin tuna and the “Fish Cabo I”, reporting for 6 fishing days, reflected 4 stripers released, 3 roosterfish and 1 dorado. The Gaviota Sportfishing Fleet, reporting for 46 fishing days reflected a near 1 billfish per boat fished day, (43 stripers & 39 released) 1 wahoo, 2 dorado and 108 yellowfin tuna.
Cabo Climate: Still blowing from the Northwest, but not with the briskness of the past several weeks. Mostly sunny & warm, nights down to 69 and daytime highs at 92-95.
Sea Conditions: Much improved and less wind, too. Temps ranging from 70 inshore to 75 offshore, with the warmer water on the Sea of Cortez side.
Best Fishing Area: The billfish and tuna were mostly south of Cabo Falso and around the “95”, 10-15 miles offshore
Best Lure/Bait: Live bait was very important for the billfish, while the tuna were fairly eager to bite on the feathers
Live Bait Supply: Not reported
THE MAZATLAN FISH REPORT – THE ARIES SPORTFISHING FLEET
Good fishing for sailfish, with the boats continuing to catch a 1.5 billfish per boat day average. Some of the hotter boats were posting up to 4 sailfish per day and of course, there were also a few “skunks”, too. But overall, it was another good fishing week, both inshore and offshore. Aries Fleet reported for 28 fishing day that reflected 40 sailfish with 28 releases, 1 striper, 2 dorado, 24 yellowfin tuna and 1 mako shark and the inshore super pangas had easy limit fishing on red snapper & yellowtail, along with 18 barracuda, 8 corvina, & 6 palometas, for 4 fishing days.
Mazatlan Climate: Mostly sunny & warm, temps from 69 nights to 85 daytime highs
Sea Conditions: Temp remain good; 76 inshore and rising to 81 offshore, gentle breezes, mostly calm
Best Fishing Area: 22-26 miles southwest off the Marina El Cid
Best Lure/Bait: Rigged trolling baits were best for the billfish and the dozen tuna were taken on the feathers, trolling in front of the porpoise.
THE IXTAPA/ZIHUATANEJO FISH REPORT – INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHERS
There was no report received at the time of sending. It will be sent upon arrival.
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