Cabo Fishing Report: Billfish 42%, Tuna 33%, Dorado 16%, Other 10%
It’s July and that means it is blue marlin season here in Los Cabos. While fish can be slightly unpredictable, this year they showed up RIGHT. ON. TIME. It was music to our ears to hear the marlin had returned on schedule. According to our friends at Pisces Sportfishing, “blue marlin are nowhere near as plentiful as striped marlin so catching one of these larger billfish is a thrill and a workout.” That was definitely the case for one of their visiting anglers when he reeled in a 200 lb blue marlin off Medano Blanco.
The Pisces team also noted that July continues to be good for tuna:
“Fewer boats caught tuna than marlin, but when they did catch the numbers were higher with plenty of multiple catches giving us a total tuna count of 125 fish. We must say we don’t remember a better year for early large tuna and we again had several fish over 100 LBS this week. Largest tuna of the fleet was a beautiful 219 LB fish caught by group from Austin, Texas headed up by Christopher Lescher aboard Pisces Bill Collector.”
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Great, nice blue water, sunny skies, and calm seas.
LOCATION: Bigger blues off of San Jose, smaller ones straight out, stripers both Cortez and Pacific, dorado diverse locations, tuna 25 to 40 miles out.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 77 F (about 10 degrees cooler than this time last year)
BEST LURES: Live bait, petrolero, green/black, pink, cedar plugs.
*For more information or to book your Cabo fishing charter, check out www.piscessportfishing.com.