Cabo Fishing Report from April 10th to April 13th

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Undoubtedly, April is one of the greatest months for sports fishing in Cabo San Lucas. And this week was no exception. The weather was clear with periodic clouds which made game fishing even more fun, and less of a challenge as we didn’t have to battle it out with the harsh climate.

The average temperature was approximately around 27°C with low humidity at 51 percent and no precipitation. Let us tell you here that generally in April, in Cabo San Lucas, there is virtually no rainfall. Though it was slightly windy, with winds blowing at 16 km per hour, it kept us cool during the daytime so we pretty much enjoyed the weather conditions as they were ideal for bending the rods and catching some great game fish bite.

This week, we headed off-shore with a convoy of 10 yacht charters and a large group of avid anglers waiting to indulge in Cabo San Lucas sea action. At this time of the month, off-shore fishing in Cabo produces a good Striped Marlin and Wahoo bite. And that’s exactly what we found under the sea when we hit the shores.

What we loved about this week’s sports fishing in Cabo San Lucas was the fact that we got tons of opportunities to catch big Wahoos. These are about 8 feet long and weigh about 100 pounds. That’s massive!!

But wait, besides the size, as we mentioned previously, Wahoo fish are speedsters, and possibly one of the toughest pelagic predators to catch. They have the ability to streak through the waters upward of 60 mph and they fight similar to a wounded rhino. It’s crazy but absolutely fun for pro and adventurous sports fishing anglers alike. Catching these big speedsters is no less than an achievement.

The clear weather played a pivotal role in our amazing Wahoo catch success rate. We could clearly see the waters and Wahoo cruising sub-surface. This helped us put baits in their target zones and rig them up to catch a great Wahoo bite for everyone to enjoy during dinner.

During this week, we also found a good Yellow Fin Tuna bite and occasionally came across Dorado. It was absolutely a joy to be at sea this week just like last week and we can’t wait to hit the sea again next week. The anticipation of what will we find under the deep waters next week is making us super excited.

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Best Types of Lures Used for Cabo San Lucas Sports Fishing

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The idea of catching big game fish from the deep waters is thrilling. But this is easier said than done. That’s right, to land a big game fish like Stripped Marlin, Roosterfish or Big Yellow Fin Tuna, sports fishing enthusiasts should be well-equipped with all the items like rods, navigation devices, leaders, reels, baits and lures.

When gearing up for a great time at sea, people who are sports fishing for the first time often get confused with which lure to buy as there is a huge variety of fishing lures available in the market. In today’s Cabo San Lucas fishing report, we’ll be providing you with all the information that you need about the best types of lures available, so continue reading….

Best Lures for Cabo San Lucas Sports Fishing

Here are some of the best types of lures that are used by anglers for trolling, teasing and catching different species of game fish of different sizes found in the waters of Cabo San Lucas.

  • Jigs

Available in multiple colors, a jig features a weighted head made from zinc or lead. The heavy head of this lure ensures that it stays in the right position after casting, increasing your chances of attracting fish and catching a bite. Jigs are quite versatile and can be dressed with feathers, fake insects, bait fish and rubber worms which also help conceal hooks.

To catch a bite with jigs, it is extremely important that you know how to use them. Once you cast it, you need to make sure that it hops. Make the jig hop by lifting the rod’s tip and then lowering it. This technique helps attract almost all types of game fish (especially Big Yellow Fin Tuna), which is probably why it is considered as the best way to tease big fish resting at the bottom of the water.

  • Hard Body Lures

When targeting marine species like Marlin, Tuna or Dorado, consider using hard body and rubber skirted trolling lures. These lures can mimic live baits and are proven to entice game fish species to bite on your line.

  • Spinners

Featuring a spinning-blade, dressable hook and metal shaft, this lure is widely used by anglers in low light conditions and when water clarity is an issue. After casting, fishing enthusiasts drag this lure in the water. The dragging movement makes the blade spin, which creates sound and vibration in the water, much needed to attract prey. When the fish hears the sound and feels the presence of this lure, it begins to come closer, making it easier for you to catch.

  • Spoon Lures

These lures have a unique curved-metal construction, featuring one, two or three hooks. The curved shape of the lure makes it move side-to-side and has a slow forward motion. This type of motion resembles the movement of injured bait fish which encourages big game fish to come closer and investigate it. And that gives anglers the perfect chance to hook and catch a big game fish!