JC Sportfishing Weekly Fishing Report 2 To 8 Sep
As The Admiral Seas It – Fishing Report: 2 to 8 Sep 2019 – Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
As The Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 09/02/19 TO 09/08/19
Stop By Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report
MARLIN: GOOD MARLIN FISHING ALL WEEK FOR SMALL BLUES, AND STRIPED MARLIN
FROM THE 95 TO THE 180. THEY ARE BITING ON LURES AND ON LIVE PITCHED
BAIT, ON THE SURFACE.
TUNA: A FEW SMALL FOOTBALL SIZED YELLOWFIN, FROM LOS ARCOS TO THE JAIME
AND GOLDEN GATE BANKS. THEY ARE BITING ON LIVE SARDINES AND KINGBUSTERS,
THERE ARE A FEW BITING ON CEDAR PLUGS.
DORADO: NICE DORADO ARE BEING CAUGHT EVERYDAY CLOSE TO SHORE FROM GREY
ROCK, TO THE 95 SPOT AND ON THE PACIFIC SIDE FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TO LOS
ARCOS. THEY ARE BITING ON LIVE BAIT, DEAD, BAIT, AND LURES.
WAHOO: WAHOO BITE IS STARTING TO PICK UP, THERE ARE A FEW BITES ON
LURES. HAVE TO TROLL WITH FEATHERS, AND RAPALAS.
INSHORE FISHING: THERE ARE SOME NICE WHITE BONITA BITING INSHORE ON
SARDINES, A FEW DORADO INSHORE, AND SOME SKIPJACKS CAUGHT ON LIGHT
TACKLE FOR FUN.
Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has
been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 25 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.
STOP BY JC SPORTFISHING FOR UP TO THE MINUTE FISHING REPORT.
Please beware of the guys in the street selling boat charters. If you
wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is
many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put
you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person
guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This
way there is no confusion or misleading. Please remember when renting
Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and
established business. Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions
about what you are getting and what are the costs? You don’t want to
rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book
through shady websites offering you the world. Check through travel
forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for
testimonials about the fleet your booking, your charter with. Ask about
what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches?
How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat
is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of a fishing
license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your
charter boat. We will be talking more about this in the next weeks
fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in
Cabo soon. Come by the office here in Cabo and get all the latest up to
date fishing report.
The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a species of tuna found in
pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide.
Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian ʻahi, a name also
used there for the closely related bigeye tuna. The species name,
albacares (“white meat”) can also lead to confusion: in English, the
albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) is a different species, while yellowfin
is officially designated albacore in French and referred to as albacora
by Portuguese fishermen.
The yellowfin tuna is among the larger tuna species, reaching weights
over 180 kg (400 lb), but is significantly smaller than the Atlantic and
Pacific bluefin tunas, which can reach over 450 kg (990 lb), and
slightly smaller than the bigeye tuna and the southern bluefin tuna.
The second dorsal fin and the anal fin, as well as the finlets between
those fins and the tail, are bright yellow, giving this fish its common
name. The second dorsal and anal fins can be very long in mature
specimens, reaching almost as far back as the tail and giving the
appearance of sickles or scimitars. The pectoral fins are also longer
than the related bluefin tuna, but not as long as those of the albacore.
The main body is a very dark metallic blue, changing to silver on the
belly, which has about 20 vertical lines.
Reported sizes in the literature have ranged as high as 2.4 m (94 in) in
length and 200 kg (440 lb) in weight. In 2012, a fisherman in Baja
California caught a 193-kg yellowfin. If the catch is confirmed by the
IGFA, the fisherman will receive a prize of $1 million.
Yellowfin tuna are epipelagic fish that inhabit the mixed surface layer
of the ocean above the thermocline. Sonic tracking has found that
although yellowfin tuna, unlike the related bigeye tuna, mostly range in
the top 100 m (330 ft) of the water column and penetrate the thermocline
relatively infrequently, they are capable of diving to considerable
depths. An individual tagged in the Indian Ocean with an archival tag
spent 85% of its time in depths shallower than 75 m (246 ft), but was
recorded as having made three dives to 578, 982, and 1,160 m (3,810 ft).
Although mainly found in deep offshore waters, yellowfin tuna may
approach shore when suitable conditions exist. Mid-ocean islands such as
the Hawaiian archipelago, other island groups in the Western Pacific,
Caribbean, and Maldives islands Indian Ocean, as well as the volcanic
islands of the Atlantic such as Ascension Island and Saint Helena, often
harbor yellowfin feeding on the baitfish these spots concentrate close
to the shoreline. Yellowfin may venture well inshore of the continental
shelf when water temperature and clarity are suitable and food is
Yellowfin tuna often travel in schools with similarly sized companions.
They sometimes school with other tuna species and mixed schools of small
yellowfin, and skipjack tuna, in particular, are commonplace. They are
often associated with various species of dolphins or porpoises, as well
as with larger marine creatures such as whales and whale sharks. They
also associate with drifting flotsam such as logs and pallets, and sonic
tagging indicates some follow moving vessels. Hawaiian yellowfins
associate with anchored fish aggregation devices and with certain
sections of the 50-fathom curve.
Yellowfin tuna prey include other fish, pelagic crustaceans, and squid.
Like all tunas, their body shape is particularly adapted for speed,
enabling them to pursue and capture fast-moving baitfish such as flying
fish, sauries, and mackerel. Schooling species such as myctophids or
lanternfish and similar pelagic driftfish, anchovies, and sardines are
frequently taken. Large yellowfins prey on smaller members of the tuna
family such as frigate mackerel and skipjack tuna.
In turn, yellowfin are preyed upon when young by other pelagic hunters,
including larger tuna, seabirds, and predatory fishes such as wahoo,
shark, and billfish. Adults are threatened only by the largest and
fastest hunters, such as toothed whales, particularly the false killer
whale, pelagic sharks such as the mako and great white, large Atlantic
blue marlin and Pacific blue marlin, and black marlin. The main source
of mortality, however, is industrial tuna fisheries.
Yellowfins are able to escape most predators, because unlike most fish,
tuna are warm-blooded, and their warm muscles make them extremely strong
swimmers, with yellowfin tuna reaching “speeds of up to 50 miles per
hour”. (They can navigate enormous distances, sometimes crossing entire
FROM THE ADMIRALS KITCHEN:
JC’S SEARED TUNA:
2 big handfuls fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno, sliced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, grated
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 (6-ounce) block sushi-quality tuna
1 ripe avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and sliced
In a mixing bowl, combine the cilantro, jalapeno, ginger, garlic, lime
juice, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Stir the ingredients together until well incorporated.
Place a skillet over medium-high heat and coat with the remaining 2
tablespoons of olive oil. Season the tuna generously with salt and
pepper. Lay the tuna in the hot oil and sear for 1 minute on each side
to form a slight crust. Pour 1/2 of the cilantro mixture into the pan to
coat the fish. Serve the seared tuna with the sliced avocado and the
remaining cilantro sauce drizzled over the whole plate.
JC’S BAJA GOLD:
2 OZ REPOSADO TEQUILA
.75 OZ PINEAPPLE JUICE
.5 OZ AGAVE SYRUP
Add all ingredients except for the garnish into a shaker tin.
Add ice and shake.
Use your Hawthorne Strainer to strain the drink into a chilled coupe
Garnish with a lime wedge.
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