March 21, 2021
Well the official start of spring season has arrived, weather conditions are ideal, with clear sunny skies and high temperatures of 80 degrees, light crowds of tourists, making this a perfect time to visit. North winds slacked over the weekend, we do expect that these patterns to continues and should stabilize during this transition period as days progressively become warmer. Ocean temperature is now averaging 70 to 72 degrees, warmer areas found outside of Cabo San Lucas. Swells are slight.
In the vicinity of the Puerto Los Cabos marina bait supplies remained steady for caballito and sardinas were also obtainable, requiring a bit more patience while waiting for them to be netted each morning. The majority of the limited charters going out each day have been fishing the areas from La Fortuna, Iman Bank and north to Vinorama. Still mainly inshore and bottom action now, with this warming trend we do expect to see more surface activity pick up.
There are now reports of some scattered striped marlin action being found on the outside, some 15 miles or more offshore, where cleaner currents were encountered, this should only improve as conditions become more favorable. Also in recent days a handful of yellowfin tuna to 80 lbs. were landed near the Iman Bank, this was mainly by commercial pangeros bringing large quantities of bait and putting in over time, as the tuna they did hook up with were later in the day while drift fishing with sardinas and also chumming with strips of squid. We did not hear of any wahoo or dorado to speak of, but it is encouraging that these yellowfin are on the local grounds and we expect them to become more prevalent as spring season progresses.
Off the bottom the action was good early in the morning, main species being the bonito, which ranged to 10 lb., also in the mix were a handful of yellowtail and amberjack, with a couple of nicer sized specimens to 50 lb. reported. A mix of cabrilla and grouper as well, a few to 25 lb. plus, as well as some red snapper to round out the action. Off the deeper rocky high spots some of the prized baqueta were accounted for. It does seem that in recent days the all-around bottom action has improved, besides the yo-yo jigs, soaking bait down deep was working.
Along the shoreline we saw more roosterfish action, juvenile fish, but some to over 20 lb. Also quite a few sierra being found along the beach stretches towards the south.
Good fishing, Eric