Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3719 Aug 31- Sept 14 - Page 35

VOL . 37 • ISS . 19
Aug 31 - Sept 7 , 2018

BAJA ROUNDUP

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Late Summer Visitors Enjoy Productive Fishing Off Cabo

he fishing offshore of Cabo isn ’ t read hot . Yet several species are Ton decent bites . If you want dorado ,

you can get those . Billfish are around and hitting . Tuna fishing isn ’ t as good as it has been , but if tuna are your target you ’ ll likely east some sashimi ! “ The tuna fishing has slowed a bit but there are still good numbers of football size tuna being caught inshore and up to 21 miles offshore ,” reports Jerry Chapman of JC Sportfishing . “ It seems as if the commercial tuna boats have scattered the schools all over the place so most of the schools of fish aren ’ t too big . When you do find the schools , it looks as if they have taken a pounding pretty hard from the commercial boys . I don ’ t know when Mexico is going to wake up and start protecting the sport fishing and all the tourist dollars that come into the area because of fishing . It seems no one is thinking of the long term affects this will have on the tourist and sport fishing industry . Not only that the sport fishing and tourist industry employee many , many families here in Los Cabos ,” said Chapman . “ Most of the marlin have been caught from the Light House to San Jamie 1 to 8 miles offshore . We reported last week lots of blues in the 200 lb . to 300 lbs . range are being caught pretty consistently . The one thing I am seeing which is pretty sad is that a lot of the people are killing the small blues and sailfish and not releasing them . Do not allow the crews of your charter boat to talk you into killing these fish because what they do is sell the meat for very little and it is a huge conservational waste . They should be let go to see another day and another fisherman . Explain to the captain and crew before you leave the dock that you are not interested in killing any marlin or sailfish . This policy is going to be good for all of us for we can pass sport fishing on down to future generations who can enjoy and see what we have seen ,” Chapman advised . “ The dorado fishing is still been pretty good with most fish being caught more inshore about 1 to 3 miles offshore has been common but most fish are pretty small and they are being landed by using lures , and live bait ,” said Chapman .
Adrian Camocho caught this 102.3 lb tuna while fishing the Bisbee ’ s tournament out of the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort .
Photo courtesy of the HOTEL BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT , East Cape , Baja .
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Steve McCoy landed this huge 538 lb black marlin while fishing off the East Cape on August 1 .
Photo courtesy of the HOTEL BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT , East Cape , Baja .
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