Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 7/21/14 to 7/27/14
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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 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: Well its hot and humid no doubt and during the middle of this past week we had an early morning storm roll in around 7.15 am in the morning on Thursday and it was pretty strong with winds up to 50 miles and hour. We got quite a bit of rain from the storm which made everything a mess through out the day. The lights were knocked out in different areas of Cabo and I know that in El Tezal area the lights were off all day. I know that the port captain did close down the port that day but really by Friday everything was back to normal again.

WATER: According to Tembreak the water on the pacific side has cooled off  a bit compared to last week. When I say cool off I mean maybe a degree or two not to much really. Still the water is in the mid 80,s on pacific side and higher on the Sea of Cortez side.Go to to check out map.

TUNA: The Tuna fishing has been super good with lots of nice Tuna from 30lb to100lbs. Most fish being caught at the horseshoe and are being caught on cedar plug, king busters and live bait. Some guys have been using the kite and spreader bars with good results.

BILLFISH: Well guys the Billfishing has been off the hook we are catching Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin and lots of Sailfish. Most of the Marlin has been caught from the Light House to San Jamie 1 to 8 miles offshore and the fish seem to be taking everything live bait, ballyhoo and lures. Lots of Blues in the 250lb to 300lbs range are being caught pretty consistently over this past week. The one thing I am seeing which is pretty sad is that a lot of the people are killing the small Blues and Sailfish and not releasing them. Do not allow the crews of your charter boat to talk you into killing these fish because what they do is sell the meat for very little and it is a huge conservational waste. They should be let go to see another day and another fisherman. Explain to the captain and crew before you leave the dock that you are not interested in killing any Marlin or Sailfish. This policy is going to be good for all of us for we can pass sport fishing on down to future generations who can enjoy and see what we have seen.

DORADO: The Dorado are showing up again and are inshore from the Solmar to Ranch Migrano with good numbers of fish reported being caught and also some nice sized ones caught on lures, live bait and ballyhoo, a perfect reason to jump on one of our pangas and head out close to shore and tight to the beach for some cool Dorado action

INSHORE: Again this week the Rooster fishing has just been ok with nothing great happening as most fish are being caught tight to the beach from Chileno Bay to as far north as Ranch Migrano and most being landed on live bait. A few smaller Dorado also close to shore from Grey Rock to the Light House and most fish landed on lures and ballyhoo. Some of the Pangas are picking up some Striped Marlin and Sailfish inshore on live bait and ballyhoo.

WAHOO: Well what do you know!! The Wahoo fishing is picking up and there has been some good reports of Wahoo being caught up to 60lbs. The Wahoo have been showing up pretty much in all areas and are hitting marlin lures, live bait and jet heads.


From The Admirals Kitchen

Dorado with Cilantro

Spend any time in Baja California and you will soon learn that the Mexicans know how to cook seafood; it ain’t all enchiladas and ground beef. I caught the dorado (also known as mahi mahi or dolphinfish) in the Sea of Cortez, so I thought it only appropriate to make a Mexican dish with it.

I first saw a version of this dish in Diana Kennedy’s The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, but I have refined the technique here to modernize the dish. The recipe requires a lot of cilantro — two standard bunches from the supermarket. But if you hate cilantro, use parsley.

And while mahi mahi is not hard to find in the market, you can substitute yellowtail, striped bass, white seabass, a big snapper (what Kennedy uses in the original version), grouper, largemouth bass, or even catfish. You want a pretty firm fish here, and not an especially fatty one.

Serves 4

  • 2-3 pounds mahi mahi, yellowtail, striped bass or snapper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2-5 fire-roasted jalapenos, preserved in vinegar (or pickled jalapenos)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cilantro
  • 1/3 cup lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vine vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Cut the fish into serving portions and salt it well. Set it aside.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a saute pan and saute the onions over high heat until they get a little charred on the edges.
  3. Find a casserole or lidded pot just large enough to hold all the fish. Pour the lime juice into the pot and lay down half the onions.
  4. Put the fish pieces on the onions, then lay the rest of the onions over the fish and drizzle over 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Cover with foil or the lid. Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on how thick the fish pieces are.
  6. Meanwhile, buzz the garlic, jalapenos, white wine vinegar and all but 2 tablespoons of the cilantro in a food processor until it is pureed. Drizzle in the remaining olive oil with the motor running.
  7. When the fish is cooked, serve by laying down some of the cilantro sauce and topping each plate with some onions. The fish goes on the onions, and you can top with a little more sauce and the remaining chopped cilantro.

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 dont 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 fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in 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.