hurricane-rickMid October Fishing Report. Waiting for Hurricane Rick

Dominating the news in Southern Baja this past week surely was Tropical Storm Patricia. This tropical storm formed late in the season in the warm waters south of Manzanillo and slowly progressed in the direction of Cabo San Lucas and even though the system never really gained significant strength it did hold large quantities of moisture, which accounted for moderate to heavy rainfall felt throughout the region. Sportfishing operations came to a sudden halt for three days, business had finally increased the fleets, now they are dealt another setback. The storm did weaken as it neared land fall, then it veered off towards the west where it quickly dissipated. Besides leaving rainfall upwards of five inches in isolated areas there was only the normal moderate flooding reported and road cleanup crews will be working overtime in the coming days. Fishing Fleets have now resumed operations on Thursday morning with calm seas prevailing and live bait plentiful. Ocean temperatures ranged 80 to 84 degrees throughout most of the area, water clarity fluctuated from spot to spot, but was on an improving trend. At this time there are clear sunny skies and businesses are eager to get back into action.

The latest news of the extremely powerful category five Hurricane Rick that developed rapidly off of Southern mainland Mexico and is now in a position about 500 miles south of Cabo San Lucas. This system is predicted to follow a course that would make landfall sometime on Wednesday very close to the Southern tip of Baja California, it is now has sustained winds of 180 mph, with gusts to 220 mph and heavy swells are projected to arrive by Sunday afternoon and only increase in coming days. All interests that are located in the path of this storm will need to take necessary precautions to protect their families and personal property. Very unusual for such a storm to develop this late in the season, it is also occurring during one of the busiest periods of tourism and especially for sportfishing operations this will really impact businesses financially. Even though Rick is supposed to weaken some before making landfall, it will remain a very dangerous hurricane capable of causing wide spread devastation.

Before TS Patricia really started to affect the area with scattered heavy rainfall on Sunday morning the fishing had been producing increased numbers of the usual fall favorites of dorado, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, with miscellaneous structure species and billfish. North winds were a problem to start last week, so many fleets were avoiding the churned choppy open ocean swells near the Iman and San Luis Banks, opting to concentrate their efforts in calmer currents close to shore off of Santa Maria. This is where blue water came within one mile of shore and anglers drift fished with live sardinas, finding excellent action for football sized yellowfin, dorado, sailfish, skipack and a few wahoo. The schools of fish moved in concentrations and came up feeding in isolated areas, anglers that found themselves in the right spot at a given time accounted for the fast action.

Wahoo were definitely becoming more active over this past full moon period and they continue to provide daily action for anglers specifically targeting these fish with their arsenal of proven lures. San Luis to Vinorama has been the region where these wahoo have been more numerous to start off their annual season, the fish that have been landed averaged in the 20 to 45 pound class. Deep diving Rapala type trolling plugs have been most successful up until now, with a percentage of wahoo striking on lead or jet heads dressed with squid skirts. So far the wahoo season is showing promising signs of leading up to expectations.

With the inevitable heavy boat pressure in the coming weeks, there is the question as to if supplies of live sardinas will remain plentiful?, these are always the preferred baitfish for the popular medium sized gamefish action and will certainly be a key to success. Recently sardinas have been found congregated along the rock jetties of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina channel. Commercial pangeros reporting finding schools of the same baitfish off of Palmilla Point, this of course can happen only when surf conditions cooperate. Caballito are being netted from the same rocky areas.

The combined panga fleets launching from La Playita/Puerto Los Cabos sent out approximately 44 charters for the storm shortened week, with anglers accounted for: 2 striped marlin, 6 sailfish, 15 wahoo, 172 dorado, 89 yellowfin tuna, 18 bonito, 36 black skipjack, 4 dogtooth snapper, 11 barred pargo, 8 rainbow runner, 11 amberjack and
6 cabrilla.


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