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.

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! 

Cabo San Lucas Sports Fishing—Cruise Ship or Yacht Charter

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Are you planning to go to Cabo San Lucas on vacations and experience the thrill of sports fishing? If yes, then that’s great because there’s a wide variety of game fish bite that you can catch inshore and offshore, here in Cabo San Lucas! But wait, have you decided about your sea ride? Would you be hitting the sea in a cruise ship or charter a luxury yacht? If you haven’t decided yet and can’t make up your mind, then allow us to help you out.

Cruise Ship vs. Yacht Charter—Weigh Your Options

It’s said that it pays to weigh your options, and we couldn’t agree more! Here are some common factors that we have selected on which we’ll help you evaluate the two options available at your disposal so that it’s easier for you to make a confident and an informed choice:

Factor 1—Privacy

Hands down, in comparison to a cruise ship, a luxury yacht charter offers more privacy. You can explore the sea and enjoy sports fishing and other water sports with the people you know and love, like your friends and family. However, on a cruise ship, you can’t enjoy this level of privacy as the capacity of a cruise ship usually exceeds 3,000 passengers. Simply stated, it’s just too crowded.   

Factor 2—Control and Freedom

Chartering a yacht gives you unmatched freedom and control when it comes to organizing shore excursions and planning your sports fishing schedule. However, you can’t simply do that if you choose to ride the waves on a cruise ship primarily because outings on cruise ships are pre planned and so are the itineraries. And more importantly, if you choose to go on a cruise ship to explore Cabo San Lucas, then you’ll have to make sure that you comply with the rules, otherwise you’ll be left on the shore.

With a charter yacht, you get a chance to plan your own day and course as you like. However, the only constraint is that you need to return the chartered yacht on the agreed time and location.

Factor 3—Crew and Service

If you want to enjoy a personalized service and have access to a dedicated crew with a private chef who can prepare delicious meals on-demand by the sea for you and your friends, then yacht charter is your best bet. You can never enjoy this level of service on a cruise ship.

If you’re thinking of chartering a yacht, then look no further! Browse through our wide range of luxury yachts. You’ll be amazed with the variety of options that we have for you, and more importantly, the chartering prices are also very economical. We strive to provide you a luxurious chartering experience without breaking your budget because we want you to have the best time while game fishing, and go back home with great memories. 

  

Cabo weekly fishing report

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Cabo San Lucas weekly fishing report, from November 19th to November 26th 2016.

Sport fishing  in Cabo have been great!!! Its been a week were every Angler catch and release a few striped marlin and also filled up the fish bag with Dorados.dodos

A couple good “COWS” yellowfin tunas have been caught out of Punta gorda bank these week, But out on the pacific side we have been getting so much action!! The frigate birds have been manifesting everywhere during the day making it easy for us to find the bait balls, were we catch and release quite a few striped marlins and also pick up a few dorados “mahi mahi” witch Anglers usually take them to their favorite restaurant to have a feast.

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Cabo weekly fishing report

Cabo San Lucas fishing report from November 10th to November 19th 2016.

We have been catching big yellowfin tuna in the outer banks and lots of action close to shore. Boats have been coming in with a varied amount of Wahoos, Dorados, Rooster fish and spanish mackerel.

We also have been getting lots of action at the finger banks, for the last week boats that take the time to go out there and be patient enough eventually during the day there have been bait balls manifestations with lots of striped marling. Boats have been releasing up to 12 marling per day.

If you are fishing in Cabo San Lucas these week coming up, we strongly recommend fishing out on the Pacific, If you are going for Rooster fish,Wahoo and Dorado, you should get a panga or a 30 footer. But if you would like to target the big yellowfin tunas or the striped Marlin at the finger bank, you should charter a yacht or boat with twin engines so that you can run 50 miles out in about 2 to 3 hours.

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Going back in sportfishing time.

oldest-painting-of-a-anlger-with-a-fishing-reelDid you know that the oldest record of literary that we can find of an Angler using a rod with a reel is this painting. Call (Angler on the Wintry) painted in 1195 by Ma Yuan, if you look close, you will see that a guy is sitting on a small boat holding a rod with a reel on it while casting out his fishing line.

Fishing reels began to commercialize around the 18th century in England by a man named Onesimus Ustonson. He started selling fishing related product in 1730,  and by 1761 he established his trading shop and remained the leader of the trade for the next century. He later became the supplier of fishing tackle for King Gorge IV.

Some have said that the fishing reel was Onesimus invention but the painting above is proof that he was not. Although he was certainly the first to successfully market fishing products. The predominant fishing reel model in the 18th century was (Nottingham).

Tackle design improve drastically in the 1880s, thats when wooden reels were introduce and it made it possible to used silk lines, instead of horse hair like Anglers were used too. these new silk lines allowed a longer and better casting distance.

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In modern day sportfishing, reels come in all sizes in order to best accommodate different fishing techniques depending on what or where you will be fishing. Looking back at how far we have come in regards to sportfishing, anglers are now able to build, personalize and create their own dream fishing boat/yacht. Allowing them to not only fish off their boat/yacht, but are now able to comfortably live and work as well. We can only excitingly wait to see what the future holds for us anglers and sportfishing!

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By Arturo Chacon

800 lb. Marlin

An 800 lb Marlin was caught out of La Playita in San Jose del Cabo two days ago on a small panga. it took the captain Carlos more than two ours to land this Beast. Along with a 390 lb tuna caught  aboard the fourplay boat by Captian Modesto, They fought the yellow fin tuna for more than 4 hours to finally landed. Well done to the crews and Anglers as well. Well Done.  Cabo fishing charters.