Fishing Report

Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 4/7/14 to 4/15/14
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Well Easter is almost upon us and it will be busy in Cabo this coming weekend. The weather is great and is really warming up pretty fast and all the tourist are going to love that. After this weekend things will start to slow down a bit as things will get back to normal. Kids and families will cover the beaches from here to La Paz so it ought to be a fun time had by all.

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: The weather has been really good all week with basically a little warmer than normal temperatures. The wind has still been blowing in the afternoons and does have some effect on the fishing but it has tailed of some compared to what it was over last 2 weeks. The heat is coming early this year I can feel it some days this as we were close to hitting ninety a few days over the last 10 days.
WATER: The water temperature has warmed some with temperatures in the low 70,s to mid 70,s in most. This rush of warmer water in the area is a little early but we expect fishing to get better because of it.
TUNA: I don’t have any reports on Tuna as they are pretty much nonexistent right now and were are hoping for some schools to show.
BILLFISH: Well the fishing has been pretty crazy with water temperatures all over the map and the Marlin fishing really slow at the beginning of the week with a few fish caught down by Palmilla to the inside of Gordo Banks and we caught them on ballyhoo and live bait. The week really started off with bad fishing and in the middle of the week we were getting skunked and then it slowly rebounded by Friday with a number of Marlin catches in the 1150 and 95 spots, then all hell broke loose on Saturday and there was Marlin everywhere from the 1150 all the way up the Light House offshore and inshore we were catching Marlin. We had 3 boats out that day and we caught 9 Marlin and 2 Dorado from those 3 boats. So the Marlin fishing really came back towards the end of the week making for some happy anglers.
DORADO: The Dorado fishing has been pretty good lately up and around the 1150 and one day we found a buoy floating by and there was all kinds of Dorado and Wahoo underneath it and we had a field day catching fish. Lots of boats were in the area and everyone cleaned up catching 5 or 6 Dorado a boat and a good number of Wahoo.
INSHORE: The inshore fishing is still just ok from Grey Rock to the Pump House with lots of big Sierras caught on ballyhoo slow trolled and even some caught on hootchies and stripped bait. There is still a few Yellowtail being caught in front of the Solmar and off Sunset Beach and we are jigging iron to land them. To be honest with you the Yellowtail fishing has really never kicked in this season and I don’t think the water really got cold enough and stay cold long enough for the Yellowtail to hang around. There has been a few Groupers, but not much, and what has been caught, were landed on iron and cut bait.
WAHOO: There has been some good numbers of Wahoo this past week with most of them being landed Friday and Saturday and they were hanging with the Dorado and it seems this warm water we have in the area has really propelled the Dorado and Wahoo bite because normally we wouldn’t be catching those fish this time of year, but who is complaining. Most Wahoo landed were in the 30lbs to 50lbs range.
From The Admirals Kitchen
Grilled Fish Tacos
Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the fish can stick to the grill or fall apart. The solution is to invest in a grill basket that easily holds 4 to 6 fish fillets and secures the fish in the basket for easy flipping. If you don’t have a grilling basket, make sure the grill is hot and well oiled before adding the fish.
Makes: 6 servings, 2 tacos each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Adobo-Rubbed Fish

4 teaspoons chili powder, preferably made with New Mexico or ancho chiles (see Note)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 pounds mahi-mah 1/2-3/4 inch thick, skinned and cut into 4 portions


1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
3 cups finely shredded red or green cabbage
12 corn tortillas, warmed (see Tip)


To prepare fish: Combine chili powder, lime juice, oil, cumin, onion powder, garlic power, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub adobo rub all over fish. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes for the fish to absorb the flavor.
To prepare coleslaw: Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix until smooth and creamy. Add cabbage and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Oil the grill rack (see Tip) or use a grilling basket. Grill the fish until it is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a platter and separate into large chunks.
Serve the tacos family-style by passing the fish, tortillas, coleslaw and taco garnishes separately.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare coleslaw (Step 2) up to 4 hours ahead.

Notes: Mahi-mahi (also called dorado) from the Mexico
Mildly spicy dried chiles, such as ancho or New Mexico, add moderate heat and rich flavor to Mexican sauces like mole. Chili powder made from these chiles has more flavor than American-style blends. Look for whole dried chiles in the produce section of large supermarkets and New Mexico or ancho chili powder in the specialty-spice section of large supermarkets or online at
Tips: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
2 ways to warm corn tortillas: 1. Microwave: Wrap stacks of up to 12 tortillas in barely damp paper towels; microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds. Wrap tortillas in a clean towel to keep warm. 2. Oven: Wrap stacks of 6 tortillas in foil; place in a 375°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Wrap tortillas in a clean towel to keep warm

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.