May 30, 2021
Los Cabos is busy, with the International Airport seeing large crowds of tourists arriving, strange deal is that the a high percentage of these visitors are not anglers, so local sportfishing fleets are only moderately busy. Weather is now great, clear skies with highs of about 90 degrees, there are a couple of tropical low pressure areas hundreds of miles to the south now brewing, but neither are forecast to develop into much or to impact the Southern Baja Peninsula. Swells have been increasing, as is normal for this time of year, we are seeing lots of surfers, winds were laid down for most of the week, though over the weekend the breeze from the south did pick up some. Ocean water temperature has been in the 76 to 80 degree range in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and further north.
Anglers are now relying on sardinas, caballito and mullet for their bait options, offshore options for billfish have also included ballyhoo. There has been good action found offshore near the 95 and 1150 spots, main catch has been striped marlin, though a few dorado and yellowfin tuna are being found near these same grounds. The striped marlin are striking on a mix of lures and various baitfish.
Water clarity has been clearing up closer to shore and this week there were some yellowfin tuna found around the Iman Bank, not a lot of fish, but a handful were accounted for, weights ranged up to 100 lb. So we do anticipate this tuna bite to become more consistent as weather continues to stabilize as we near summer season. Other options for tuna has been further offshore, 30 to 50 miles out, finding pods of porpoise and tuna have been moving amongst them, though this option was out of range for normal charters.
Still the most consistent action overall has been coming from the rocky high spots closer to shore, where anglers were using a mix of yo-yo jigs and baits to find a wide variety of quality eating bottom species. Most common fish were the bonito, red and yellow snapper, leopard grouper, amberjack, spotted rose snapper, surgeon fish, pompano and triggerfish.
Along the shoreline some nice sized late season sierra are still being found, along with jack crevalle and some roosterfish, even though we are seeing more mullet moving into local waters, we have not seen a large run of roosterfish as of yet, that is normally something we have more the second half of the month of June.
Good Fishing, Eric