Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 1/19/15 to 1/26/15
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JC “Jerry Chapman” the owner of Jc Sportfishing is overheard saying “I am the Timothy Leary of Sport Fishing in Los Cabos” We all are wondering exactly what he meant? But the Fish Report goes on.
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: Cooler temperatures and weather conditions over this past week, which has been out of the normal for us since we had so many weeks of warm weather. Today it rained and over the last 3 days we had cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Most of the rain was today and we did get a little accumulation with wet streets. Today only reached a high of 71 degrees with a low of 64 degrees, but tomorrow it starts to warm up again and we should get close to 80 tomorrow as a high temperature. Tuesday temperatures will climb back into the mid 80,s with lows in the mid 60,s.
WATER: Still, we have warm water to the south west of Cabo harbor with actually more colder water up inside the Sea of Cortez and towards San Jose. If you check out the Tempbreak map you will see lots of much warmer water around the San Jamie Banks and even up to the Golden Gate and stretching as far north as the Finger Banks. So that’s where the fish are going to be this coming week up and on the Pacific side.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. http://www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: Marlin fishing has been pretty decent all week from the Light House to Rancho Migrino and are hitting live bait and lures. This week did also produce some huge Blue Marlin with one being up over 700lbs and the other around 684lbs.
It was an incredible day yesterday for big fish in Cabo San Lucas. The marina was buzzing last night as word spread of 2 boats who were battling fish for over 6 hours! The word was these were big Blue Marlin. 2 big fish were landed and arrived after 8 PM. Congratulations to the “Bad Medicine” crew who landed a 684 pound blue after an epic 9 hour fight! And congratulations to the boys aboard the “Mucho Loco II”. They landed a 773 pound Blue Marlin after a 7 hour + fight!!!!
DORADO: Steady Dorado fishing this past week with most boats landing 5 or 6 fish per boat and most were decent sizes. The hot spots for Dorado is up and around Rancho Migrino about a ½ miles off the beach all the way up to Golden Gate using lures, live bait and ballyhoo.
WAHOO: Fishing for Wahoo has been very steady this past week and we actually had one boat out that landed 4 Wahoo and one was over 37lbs. This was a big surprise for us as this time of year is normally slower on Wahoo. Fish were caught using rapalas and jet heads.
TUNA: I haven’t heard of a lot of of Tuna being landed this past week. If you do run into them, I think you will have to run offshore about 15 to 20 miles to maybe run into them if you can find a school of Porpoise.
INSHORE: The Pangas inshore is producing good numbers of the Sierras from the Solmar all the way up to the Light House with some Dorado and Red Snapper action also. We also had one boat this week down in the Palmilla area catch 3 nice Rooster fish so really inshore angling is pretty hot. This has been a crazy year with lots of difference species that should be gone but we are still landing them.
4 wahoo steaks
1⁄2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
cayenne pepper, spice
1 pinch of crushed chili pepper flakes
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Make you marinade, mix olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, cayenne pepper, chili flakes in a bowl. Rinse and pat dry your wahoo and put in the marinade.Cover marinading fish and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.Heat griddle pan – you don’t really need oil because you can use the oil from the marinade whilst cooking.put the fish in the pan, add salt and pepper to fish steaks. Flip them several times for even cooking and add garlic about halfway through the cook time. They take about 15- 20 minutes in total.
We are BIG fans of Wahoo fish and with having lived in Baja so many years, we had many occasions to experiment with this fine fish…
Wahoo fish is the fastest fish in the ocean and it’s firm white flaky flesh is such a perfect texture for grilling. It is considered a prize fish when caught and is often called “ono”.
One important issue with Wahoo is it can be dry, so it is important not to overcook it!
A great grilled Wahoo fish recipe is with“Mojo de Ajo” sauce. The translation is essentially “drenched in garlic”. This dish is simple and a crowd pleaser.It is an easy and delicious toasted garlic butter. For garlic lovers,it will become a family favorite.
Also,keep in mind that this Mojo de Ajo Sauce can be used with any fish or shellfish. I really like this with is Tombo/ Fresh Albacore Tuna, grilled medium rare. We actually brought this back from our days of living in Mexico.
One important note, check out our other fish pages too! Many of the sauces and preparations work super for Wahoo!
For 4 portions
4 Six to 8 ounces Wahoo fish Filets
A mild fish rub or paprika
Salt and Pepper
Canola Oil for prepping the fish for the grill
1/8 stick of butter
3 to 4 cloves fresh Garlic smashed with the flat side of the knife then slices thin.
2 Key Limes or 1 large Lime
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chopped Cilantro for garnish
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 report.