Archive for February, 2011

Good yellowtail action starting

February 22, 2011

We made it out a few times last week. Five for ten on the first day, fourteen a few days later, and one the next. It seems like whenever we have a great day they are gone the next. Go figure. There were a lot of boats out on the glass calm day and nice weather. It’s tough to beat a nice Spring day here. The charts are showing some water warming up a bit down south. Looks like the marlin might be poking around the Cape and the dorado just a hundred miles off of Baja. We’ve got some warming down deep to happen first. The winds are backing off a bit though. In time.

It looks like the Margarita V may be back into full action here. It’s about time. We’ve paid the mechanic quite enough!!!!!

tight lines,



February 16th report

February 16, 2011

The fishing stayed good after the tournament up until Thursday. We made it out there and caught fish every ten to twenty minutes all day. All but two of them were 20-28#. The next day … nothing. They are getting a few right now and one boat caught some off of San Antonio. Things are warming a bit here. Will hopefully be out again soon.

tight lines,


Yellowtail tournament results

February 7, 2011

Well, for the first time my team didn’t win the tournament. We experienced the coldest weather in 28 years a few days before. My friend said there was ice in her horse trough. Wind chills were below zero at the border. I’ve never seen more wind either. It’s nice today though. Will be hopefully busy cashing in on some charters with the fishing and weather good this week.

The weather has improved greatly to say the least and so has the fishing. The port captain slept in on Sat. (or didn’t answer), so we were going. There were a total of eight boats in the tournament. Some boats had a long trip out the first day. Pancho Pancho with Capt. Abel made the trek to pull out a consistent seven fish catch on both days, with a third place Saturday jackpot and second place overall with a 256.5# total. Costa Lotta started off the action on Saturday reporting five fish at noon and were tied up to a big one, looking for a repeat to win the big fish jackpot. An hour and a half later they pulled up a tail hooked thresher shark estimated at 200# for a clean release. Their energy held for three more fish to take second place for the Saturday jackpot, and ended up with with seven on Sunday for a total of 230.5#. Beating them out by half a pound for third place overall with a second place finish on Sunday was team Telamon, who also took the big fish jackpot with a 31 pound monster. With another 29# fish in their nine fish total for the day weighing 182#, they added to their first day total of three fish at 49# for a grand total of 231#. The stars of the tournament with first place in all five jackpots though was Fun Ticket led by Capt. Sergio. They put together seven fish on day one that totaled 148# and nine fish on day two for 194# for a total of 342#. I’ll do the math for you … that’s an average of 21.375# a fish! Reel Lucky came in on Sunday to weigh ten fish for a total of 150.5# and the third place Sunday jackpot.

In summary:

1st Place – Fun Ticket 342#

2nd Place – Pancho Pancho 256.5#

3rd Place – Telamon 231#

4th Place – Costa Lotta 230.5#

Feb. 2nd report

February 2, 2011

We hit a killer bite at the Island in glass calm conditions. No one caught anything until 2:30 when the fish started coming up. We brought 19 up to the boat. My arms were so tired that I lost my last five out of seven hookups because I couldn’t keep tension on the line. We were in the middle of acres of boils. Fish were almost hiting the boat. One went 29#. You just have to be at the right place at the right time.

Headed out yesterday for sunset and caught one nice cabrilla for dinner. Paco’s first day being on the boat and he sure loved it. Even Shaka enjoyed himself.