Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 11/16/15 to 11/23/15
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THE FACTS ON SAILFISH INSIDE!!
Marlin and Sailfish Consistent!!
Dorado Fishing Hot This Week!!
Wahoo Fishing Good: Fish 30lb to 60lbs Landed!!
Cabo Weather is Perfect Now!
Unusually Good Rooster Fishing!!
Commercial Tuna Seiners Gone?
JC says: If I Build it, They will Come?
Fish Report Boy Laughed: JC Build, the Guys a Joke!!
Chris screamed: JC Build it Please, Who will Come?
JamieB says: We Believe in You JC, Build it?
Darrell says:You Built it Before, They Didn’t Come JC?
The Brits say: JC, He isn’t no Winston Church!!
HEADLINES: November 23, 2015
What to do with your Catch?
You just went out for the sportfishing trip of a lifetime and are heading back to the marina with an ice chest full of Dorado and Wahoo, but you are unsure of what you are going to do with them. What can you do with our fish? Here is a breakdown of several different things you can do with your catch, from eating the meat to hanging it on your wall.
Catch and Release: If you are fishing for marlin, it is recommended that you use a catch and release method of fishing to help the local conservation efforts. Cabo San Lucas is one of the world’s top fishing spots and we like to keep it that way by letting the big fish go. If it is your first time fishing or you catch the marlin of a lifetime, it is acceptable and legal to bring back in one billfish. If you only want it for a wall trophy, the technology we have today is capable of creating exact replica wall mounts that will last much longer and let your fish live.
Clean and Fillet Your Fish: The fish that you end up bringing back to shore will need to be cleaned, filleted, and thrown on ice immediately. If your charter did not already include the cost of cleaning in the total price, you will have to pay it yourself. Dorado, Wahoo, Yellowfin and other smaller gamefish will cost around $2 per fish and if you bring back a large billfish it will cost anywhere from $12-$30 depending on the size.
Take to a Restaurant: One of the most popular things to do with your fish is to take some of it to either your resort’s on-site restaurant or a local restaurant that will cook it up for you just how you like it. You will be charged a small fee, but being able to eat your fresh catch of the day while enjoying a Cabo San Lucas sunset is one of the most rewarding experiences, and best tasting too! Your charter will have some good recommendations for restaurants that will cook it for you, some of which are located right their on the marina like Captain Tony’s and Solomon’s Landing.
Smoking and Freezing: If your charter doesn’t include the freezing of your catch in the price, they will offer the service to you once you get back to the marina. Prices range from $2-$30 per fish for your charter to fillet and freeze your fish but if you want them to vacuum pack it there will be an additional $1.50 per pound fee. Smoking adds great flavor to your fish and is around $5 per pound which should include vacuum packing for you to take home.
Taking Fish Home: Unless you drove your own vehicle down, you are probably going to have to cart the fish back on the airplane. Luckily, the San Jose Del Cabo airport is very familiar with people bringing back fish so it shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t worry about bringing an ice chest down with you to Cabo, you can easily purchase one at the local grocery store or Wal-Mart. Buy the cooler, throw in your frozen fish packed tightly, then wrap the chest up really good with duct tape to make sure you don’t lose your fish when they are being thrown around under the plane. As long as your fish are thoroughly frozen, it is not necessary to add ice (unless you are traveling a very long distance). Most airlines have a 44 pound restriction on what you can bring back but you can bring more as long as you are willing to pay the $1 per pound excess baggage fee. Do not forget that this ice chest will count as one of your checked bags, so do not bring two checked bags down to Cabo with you because then you will have to figure out what to do with the rest of your luggage. To play it safe, always check with your specific airline policies ahead of time so there are no surprises once you get to the airport.
Taxidermy: All captains should be using the catch and release method for marlin fishing but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taxidermy made of your prize fish. Before you release your fish, get an accurate measurement of the size and take a few good photos. When you get back stateside, look up a reputable taxidermist and send in the photos and measurements for them to create an exact replica made of fiberglass. The fiberglass replica will look great and last much longer than a real billfish skin, and promotes the preservation of the beautiful creatures.
JC,s LEGEND and LIES will continue next week!!!
Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him have a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families, and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have a memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.
WEATHER: You cant beat this time of year for Cabo weather it is one of the best times of year for coming to Mexico and specifically Cabo San lucas. We have been having day time highs in the low to mid 80,s and the lows at night in the low to mid 60,s. Its really nice and we could even stand for it to get a Little cooler son.
WATER:Cooling wáter temperaturas has been good for the Dorado bite, but there is still warm water still lingering in our area and I noticed on the tembreak map it looks like there is pockets of the warm stuff still up there in some areas on the pacific side. Up as far north as the Finger Bank and south to Golden Gate and San Jamie banks.. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. http://www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: The Marlin fishing has gotton much better over last week. There are lots of Marlin and even Sailfish are still in the area. We have been having very good luck with both all through last week up and around the Light House and all the way up to inside the Golden Gate about 2 miles off the beach. If you pitch bait or troll lures you might have a better chance of landing a nice fish.
DORADO: It has been pretty hot for Dorado lately and we have been landing some really good fish. The Light House to Golden Gate on the Pacific side has been good using lures, ballyhoo and live bait with some of the Dorado going from 25lbs to 35lbs. This is great news and we think they are here to stay awhile now as it seems the water temperature is suitable for them now.
SWORDFISH: Hasn’t heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: The Wahoo bite is even good in Cabo now. We had 2 different reports yesterday of boats landing some nice fish. One boat had landed 5 Wahoo from 30lbs to 60lbs and another boat reported getting 4 nice fish, so they are in the area right now. So get down to Cabo!!
TUNA: The COMMERCIAL Tuna seiners are gone now as it seems they left right after the tournament. Weird? But anyway the bite has been just OK, with nothing special. There is still some schools scattered around with mostly football size fish being landed, but the Tuna seiners have disappeared thank god!!
INSHORE: Good numbers of Rooster Fish ranging in size from 12lbs to 35lbs are being caught tight to the beach. We really don’t know why the Roosters are here now as they normally show up in July and summer months. The pangas have been doing really well inshore for Dorado and even the Wahoo fishing has been good tight to the beach. The productive areas are from the Solmar all the way to the Pump House.
THE FACTS ON SAILFISH !!
Sailfish take their name from the large dorsal fin that stretches almost the full length of their bodies. While their sail-like fins are impressive, as is the fight they’re known for putting up when they encounter fishermen, the sailfish’s real claim to fame is that it’s the fastest swimmer in the ocean: these fish reach up to 68 miles per hour. Sailfish are abundant and not considered endangered or under any protections for conservation purposes.
Sailfish are saltwater fish residing in warm and temperate ocean waters. Two main subspecies exist: the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific sailfish. (The Atlantic species is Florida’s official state saltwater fish.) These fish prefer waters ranging from 70 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit and usually stick relatively close to the surface of the water. Though they mostly dwell far out from land, sailfish sometimes venture closer to shore than other members of the billfish family.
Sailfish range in color from dark blue to gray, with a silver or white underbelly. As a type of billfish, sailfish have an elongated upper jaw that’s approximately twice as long as the lower jaw, forming a spear. Their dorsal fins resemble sails not only because they run almost the full length of their bodies, but also because their height is considerably greater than the thickness of their bodies. They also have a second, smaller dorsal fin and two anal fins. Fins are typically a blackish-blue color. Indo-Pacific sailfish can reach 11 feet in length and weigh more than 220 pounds. Atlantic sailfish are smaller, typically around 6 feet long but topping out at 10 feet long and about 128 pounds.
Prey and Predators
Both subspecies of sailfish prey mostly on octopus, squid and bony fish. In the Atlantic, fish commonly eaten include tuna, mackerel, needlefish, jacks and halfbeaks; in the Pacific, jacks, anchovies, sardines, triggerfish and ribbonfish are dietary staples. Dolphinfish, also known as mahi-mahi, are a primary predator that feeds on sailfish. Larger predatory fish and some seabirds also eat sailfish. Humans also fish for sailfish, but not often for food; their meat is tough and generally considered undesirable. However, because sailfish are so large and put up such a fight—often taking hours to land—recreational and trophy fishermen seek them out.
Sailfish begin spawning in April, but most of this activity goes on during summer months. Most spawning occurs close to land, the females swimming there slowly with their dorsal fins sticking up above the surface of the water, and one or more males following. A large female can release over 4 million eggs when spawning. Larvae are about 0.125 inches long when they hatch. Within a year sailfish grow to about 4 to 5 feet long.
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