JC SPORTFISHING WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
As The Admiral Seas It – Fishing Report: 30 Sep to 9 Oct 2019 – Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
As The Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 09/30/19 TO 10/06/19
Stop By Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report
MARLIN: VERY GOOD STRIPED MARLIN BITE UP THE PACIFIC AT THE GOLDEN GATE.
THERE ARE LOTS OF STRIPED MARLIN BITING, THERE ARE A FEW BLUES, BLACK
MARLIN IS SLOW, AND A FEW SAILFISH ALSO BITING. THEY ARE BITING ON
LURES, AND LIVE BAIT.
TUNA: THERE ARE SOME NICE TUNA OFFSHORE AT THE GOLDEN GATE AND JAIME
BANK, TROLLING KINGBUSTERS AND CEDAR PLUGS FOR THE SMALLER ONES. SOME
NICE BIG ONES ARE BITING ON THE KITE. THE FOOTBALL SIZED TUNA ARE
BETWEEN 6 AND 30 LBS. THE CATCH ME LANDED A NICE 230LB TUNA ON MONDAY.
BITE ME LOST A BIG 250LB TUNA ON FRIDAY RIGHT AT THE BOAT.
DORADO: GOOD DORADO BITE ALL WEEK UP THE PACIFIC SIDE. THEY ARE BITING
ON LURES, AND MEDIUM SIZED BALYHOO. MOST OF THE BOATS ARE CATCHING
DORADO, THE ONES TO GET TO THE SCHOOLS EARLY GET THEIR LIMIT.
WAHOO: FEW REPORTS ON WAHOO CATCH ME CAUGHT A NICE WAHOO THIS WEEK ABOUT
INSHORE FISHING: NOT MUCH FISH INSHORE, THE SWELLS HAVE BEEN TO BIG FOR
THE BOATS TO GET CLOSE TO THE SHORE IT CAN GET DANGEROUS. THE STRONG
WINDS MAKE IT VERY HARD TO DROP BAITS OR JIGS. WE ARE MOSTLY TROLLING
ALONG THE SHORE. FOR DORADOS WHILE THE BITE IS STILL GOOD.
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.
BEWARE: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
The mahi-mahi (/ˈmɑːhiːˈmɑːhiː/) or common dolphinfish
(Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in
off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also
widely called dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the family
Coryphaenidae, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. These fish are
most commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica,
The name mahi-mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means “very
strong”, through the process of reduplication. Though the species is
also referred to as the common dolphinfish, the use of “dolphin” can be
misleading as they are not related to dolphins; see Coryphaena for the
possible etymologies of “dolphinfish”. In parts of the Pacific and along
the English-speaking coast of South Africa, the mahi-mahi is commonly
referred to by its name in Spanish, dorado. In the Mediterranean
island of Malta, the mahi-mahi is referred to as the lampuka.
Linnaeus named the genus, derived from the Greek word, κορυφή,
koryphe, meaning top or apex, in 1758. Synonyms for the species include
Coryphaena argyrurus, Coryphaena chrysurus, and Coryphaena dolfyn.
Mahi-mahi have compressed bodies and a single long-based dorsal fin
extending from the head almost to the tail. Mature males have
prominent foreheads protruding well above the body proper. Females have
a rounded head. Their caudal fins and anal fins are sharply concave.
They are distinguished by dazzling colors – golden on the sides, and
bright blues and greens on the sides and back. The pectoral fins of the
mahi-mahi are iridescent blue. The flank is broad and golden. Out of the
water, the fish often change color (giving rise to their Spanish name,
dorado, “golden”), going through several hues before finally fading to a
muted yellow-grey upon death.
Mahi-mahi can live for up to five years, although they seldom exceed
four. Females are usually smaller than males. Catches typically are 7 to
13 kg (15 to 29 lb) and a meter in length. They rarely exceed 15 kg (33
lb), and mahi-mahi over 18 kg (40 lb) are exceptional. Mahi-mahi are
among the fastest-growing of fish. They spawn in warm ocean currents
throughout much of the year, and their young are commonly found in rafts
of Sargassum weeds. Mahi-mahi are carnivorous, feeding on flying fish,
crabs, squid, mackerel, and other forage fish. They have also been known
to eat zooplankton.
Males and females are sexually mature in their first year, usually by
the age of 4–5 months. Spawning can occur at body lengths of 20 cm
(7.9 in). Females may spawn two to three times per year, and produce
between 80,000 and 1,000,000 eggs per event. In waters at 28 °C/83 °F,
mahi-mahi larvae are found year-round, with greater numbers detected in
spring and fall. Mahi-mahi fish are mostly found in the surface
water. Their flesh is soft and oily, similar to sardines. The body is
slightly slender and long, making them fast swimmers; they can swim as
fast as 50 knots (92.6 km/h, 57.5 mph).
Mahi-mahi are highly sought for sport fishing and commercial purposes.
Sport fishermen seek them due to their beauty, size, food quality, and
healthy population. Mahi-mahi can be found in the Caribbean Sea, on the
west coast of North and South America, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica,
the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast of Florida and West Africa, South
China Sea and Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Tahiti, and many other places
Fishing charters most often look for floating debris and frigatebirds
near the edge of the reef in about 120 feet (37 m) of water. Mahi-mahi
(and many other fish) often swim near debris such as floating wood,
five-gallon bucket lids, palm trees and fronds, or sargasso weed lines
and around fish buoys. Frigatebirds search for food accompanying the
debris or sargasso. Experienced fishing guides can tell what species are
likely around the debris by the birds’ behavior.
Thirty- to 50-pound gear is more than adequate when trolling for
mahi-mahi. Fly-casters may especially seek frigatebirds to find big
mahi-mahis, and then use a bait-and-switch technique. Ballyhoo or a net
full of live sardines tossed into the water can excite the mahi-mahis
into a feeding frenzy. Hookless teaser lures can have the same effect.
After tossing the teasers or live chum, fishermen throw the fly to the
feeding mahi-mahi. Once on a line, mahi-mahi are fast, flashy, and
acrobatic, with beautiful blue, yellow, green, and even red dots of
FROM THE ADMIRALS KITCHEN:
JC’S GRILLED DORADO WITH AVOCADO CHILE SALSA:
Salsa: 1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch chunks 2 plum tomatoes,
cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 cup minced red onion 1 jalapeño pepper or
serrano chile, seeded and minced 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro 1 lime,
juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Mahi mahi: 1 1/2 pounds mahi mahi, cut
into 4 pieces 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 lime, juiced 1/2
teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a large, nonreactive bowl (glass,
stainless steel, or glazed ceramic), and mix gently with a spoon. Set
aside. You can prepare this salsa up to a few hours before serving and
store it in the refrigerator in a covered container.
In a deep, nonreactive dish (glass, stainless steel, or glazed ceramic),
marinate the fish with the other ingredients for 20-30 minutes before
Grill over coals or on a grill, or cook under a broiler for 6-8 minutes
Serve the fish with the salsa on top.
salt for rimming glass
1 part silver tequila
4 parts pineapple juice
1/2 part triple sec
1/4 part lime juice
Optional lime and pineapple wedges, for garnish
Rim glass with salt.
In a shaker with ice, add tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec and lime
juice. Shake vigorously and pour into rimmed glass. Garnish with lime
and pineapple wedge, if desired.
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