Cabo fishing reports August 8th 2017
This summer just keeps getting better and better down here in Cabo San Lucas, MX.
Last month was just great as we caught black marlins, wahoos, dorados, small yellowfin tunas, with some of them being well over 200 pounds, big rooster fish, sierras and a few sail fish.
This first week of August was just as great as last month, if not even better. We fished 5 days out of the 8 in different boats within our fleet and it was great every single day.
One of the days we went out looking for black and blue marlin around the San Jaime bank. We got to the bank around 8am, and as soon as we got there we began trolling a few big luhrs, two dredges and a dead bait way in the back. After about 25 minutes, we heard the shimano reel go off, we looked back and saw a big blue marlin jumping out of the water and instantly knew the fight was on. Since we saw the hook right on the side of its mouth, my good friend Chuck Baker got on the fighting chair and fought the blue marlin for about 20 minutes, once the marlin got right to the boat we unhooked and then released it without getting it out of the water. After that first catch, we started trolling again, but a friend of ours found a dead sea turtle floating about 20 miles from us and it had a huge school of dorados feeding, so we got all the lines out of the water and headed that way. We got to the spot and just like he said, there was a big school of dorados all around the dead turtle. We started trolling live bait, but they didn’t seem to be interested too much on it so we started chumming dead bait and that really set them off. The fight was back on! At the end of the day we caught 12 dorados, released 4 of them because they were too small, and we also released the blue marlin.
The other days were just as good, and have been catching a lot of yellowfin tunas by finding the dolphins, trolling cedar plugs and flying the kite with a rubber flying fish. We have been catching and releasing plenty of striped marlin by trolling lures, dredges and dead bait and within the same areas. This same strategy has been great for catching dorados too.
The weather has been great with our highest being around the 90s and low 80s and a bit humid, but once you are out on the ocean, the breeze feels so good you’ll want to stay all day out there.
The water temperature is 78 degrees in shore and 82 degrees off shore (degrees Fahrenheit)
The wind is about 4kt to 8kt that is actually really good for fishing.
To get a better understanding on our fishing reports we strongly recommend every body to follow us on our facebook fan page
since we go live on some of our charters to help you guys see exactly what we are catching at the time we catch it.