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 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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September 5, 2021

After an active summer season in the Eastern Pacific, this week the weather patterns stabilized
and since early last week when the local Ports were closed for a couple of days due to a scare
and which turned out to be, the distant passing of Nora, we presently have no new storms
threatening. Though as we all know the rest of this month is historically the period when
Southern Baja can be most vulnerable to hurricane strikes. Light crowds of tourists now, which
is normal for this final month of summer. Scattered cloud cover and tropical humid conditions
now,though early morning we have begun to feel that slight cooling off as first signs of fall
season just around the corner.

In recent days local sportfishing fleets have found the best all around action on the grounds
from San Luis to Vinorama. Ocean water temperatures are still ranging in the upper 80s, now at
peak warmest levels for the year. Schools of sardinas have shifted from where they had been for
months near the marina jetty, now these baitfish were found along the beaches from San Luis to
Vinorama. Caballito are more limited and slabs of squid are the other main option.

Strong currents have been running, anglers have been mixing up action with some drift fishing
and trolling. Yellowfin tuna has been the highlight, striking on sardinas, strip baits and some
larger baits. Sizes averaged 30 to 50 lb., though this week there were at least two yellowfin
landed that were in the 130 to 170 lb. range, they are some larger fish that are finally
showing. The overall bite was tough, tons of black skipjack being found on the same grounds,
yellowfin tuna were often seen breezing the surface, but getting them to strike instead of only
the aggressive skipjack proved to be a challenge. Anglers were doing well to land a couple of
these tuna. Though at least we are seeing the tuna on a regular basis, they remain finicky as
they see boat pressure on these same grounds every day from fleets as far as away as Los

We did see more dorado this past week, from both directions, sizes to 20 lb. We also saw one
30 lb. wahoo. Billfish action was slow, though striped marlin and sailfish were being hooked
into on the same areas where boats were targeting the tuna and dorado. Not many charters now
specifically looking to target the black or blue marlin, this is the time of year now for these
larger marlin, though also something that requires a lot of patience and is more of a hit or
miss deal.

Not much inshore or bottom action now. More triggerfish, bonito and smaller pargo. Though there
is still a fair chance and hooking into a dogtooth snapper while drift fishing for the
yellowfin, these larger snapper hang on the same high spots this time of year.

Good Fishing, Eric

Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147