Good variety, tuna bite slowing down!

March 17th, 2024

Spring Break is right around the corner, and we are seeing a large influx of tourists arriving to the Los Cabos area. We are experiencing perfect weather for beach activities.

This week was very similar to the previous one. The week started full of action and slowed down significantly throughout the end of the week. Yellowfin tuna continues to be the target species, though the numbers are not great. Tuna action is slowing down, yet we are still seeing them boil and chase the live sardines. Many of our captains reported seeing some big tuna at Iman and San Luis, a few over 150 pounds. One of the local pangeros caught one closer to 170 pounds one afternoon. This Sunday, we had a local tuna tournament where 27 boats participated. Congratulations to Chame and Team Castro for stealing the show with a 106 pounder.

The dorado bite also slowed down. We mostly saw smaller dorado this week, many of them were released as they were small females. We are finding most of these dorado closer to shore, where we are also catching good amounts of sierra. Throughout the shoreline, we continue to see Roosterfish, though nothing big yet. Most of these roosters are averaging 8-10 pounds. Bonita and bottom fishing remains consistent throughout different rock structures at Iman, La fortuna, and Cardon. We are catching a few red snappers, groupers, yellowtail, amberjack, and triggerfish. Most of this bottom action is coming from jigs and live sardines.

The main highlight this week was a 64-pound wahoo caught on live sardine, with no wire at all. This was quite the story as the captain reported the wahoo jumping a couple times when hooked, having to chase it down in reverse. We also saw a few other smaller wahoo (10-15 pounds) caught on sardines while fishing for tuna.

Good Fishing, Brian

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