Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 6/15/15 to 6/22/15
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Pelagic Tournament: Poorly Managed!
2nd Year in Row Controversy and Conflict!
Decent Numbers of Striped Marlin?
Dorado in Pairs not Schools?
JC says: “Marlin Fishing is my Life Bro”
Fish Report Boy says: “JC Make my Day”
No Reports of Wahoo!
Tuna Closer, but Rough Ride Due to Wind!
Lots of Roosters Inshore!
2 Fish Recipes Inside!
Pelagic Tournament Results Inside!!
HEADLINES: June 22, 2015:Well the Pelagic Fishing Tournament was going on this past week and ended Friday. For the second year in a row the tournament was littered with conflict and controversy. It seems there was lots of conflict of interest with the people running the tournament and actually what the tournament rules and regulations state. It seems as these rules (clearly stated) were not followed or respected.
Gamefish Category: TUNA, WAHOO, DORADO At the end of each day of tournament fishing, teams may score their single-heaviest game fish, whether its tuna, wahoo, or Dorado. At the end of the final day of tournament fishing, team rankings will be determined based on the heaviest single game fish per team throughout the two day tournament.
This rule it seems wasn’t enforced and the tournament money went to another boat. We are not going to go into all the details all we know there is surely a conflict of interest here and we think that Pelagic is teaming up with the wrong people here in Cabo to run their tournament and this is not the first year there was a problem as last year was the same. Maybe a word of advice to Pelagic Gear: “if you lay down with dogs, you get fleas”!!! Pelagic think about new tournament management!!!
Pelagic Tournament Results?
2015 Cabo Summer Slam presented by Pelagic
We have our winners! Congrats to Teams EL DIABLO and PICANTE 45 for winning the Billfish Release and Gamefish Divisions of the second annual tournament!!!
EL DIABLO - 1300 release points (13 striped marlin) - $8,820
PICANTE 45 - Largest overal gamefish (169 lb. yellowfin tuna) - $10,170
Stay tuned for a full recap and photo gallery coming soon!
Thanks again to all of our sponsors and participants and we'll see you next year!
Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him have a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families, and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have a memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.
WEATHER: Well, right now the weather is pretty good with sunny days and breezy evenings. We have had some very nice weather over the past week. I was out last night and we had some pretty strong north winds that were pretty cool, looks as if they were coming off the Pacific. I think in the afternoons if your fishing on the pacific side expect some rough rides as it has been blowing pretty good in the afternoons. Really as far as temperatures its been really warm in the day time with mostly sunny days and cooler evenings.
WATER: Pretty much the same as last week as far as the water temps go.The water right outside Cabo Harbor is right around 72 to 74 degrees and actually pretty nice. Pacific side up and around the Finger Baja where it was dipping down to 69 degrees is still cold up there and it is like night and day compared to the Pacific side and the Cortez side.
This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. http://www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH:The Malin fishing has been really good over this past week with lots of Marlin being landed. The 95 spot to Grey Rock it has been very productive and most fish being landed on live bait and lures. Our own BoB Marlin did land a 250lb Blue Marlin on Thursday, so we can't complain.
DORADO: A few more fish starting to show up this week with most being in pairs and no major schools to mention in the area. There was a 42 lb Dorado caught this week in the fishing tournament. It hasn’t quite kicked in but it is getting better and you can tell with a little more time it is going to get red hot!! There are a few being caught, but it isn’t like it's off the hook, but we are optimistic over this next week for things to pick up.
SWORDFISH: Havent heard of any caught this week.
WAHOO: Very few this week caught.
TUNA: Tuna starting to show up outside the 1150 and the doughnut and there has been some good fish caught this past week during the fish tournament with a couple tipping the scales at 169lbs and 140lbs but most are in the 12lb to 22lb range. It has been tough for the fishing fleet to get to where the Tuna are due to the wind as it has been blowing pretty good. The fleet has to run quite a ways, sometimes to reach the Tuna and if you remember last week they were out almost 70 miles from the Cabo port.
INSHORE: The Rooster fishing has been going off up and around the Light Hose on the pacific. Lots of 20lb to 40lb fish being landed close to the beach due to the fact that the wind was pushing the bait up against the beach and the Roosters were having a field day on the beach. Pangas are having a pretty rough ride this week on the pacific side, but for the hardcore fisherman they love that stuff. So if your into getting wet and sloppy in a Panga head on out cause the action is good inshore. Also, some guys have been catching Skip Jack and Jack Crevail close to shore.
From The Admirals Kitchen!
JC,s Fish Tostadas Recipe!!
Mexican Fish Tostada Recipe
• Yield: Serves 4-6
This recipe details how to fry up corn tortillas to make the tostada shells. If you are using packaged shells, before serving them, spread them out on a baking sheet, or directly on oven racks, and heat them at 350°F for 4-5 minutes, or until you can smell the aroma of them cooking. Don't keep them in the oven too long, or they will get burnt. Just heat them enough to lightly toast them.
• Grape seed oil, canola, or other high smoke-point cooking oil
• 12 corn tortillas
• Refried beans (2 15-ounce cans, or you can make your own refried beans)
• 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, sliced thin and seasoned with salt and vinegar (no oil)
• 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
• 1-2 chopped peeled and pitted avocados or guacamole
• 8 ounces grated Monterrey Jack, Cheddar, or crumbled queso fresco and/or cotija cheese
• 1 cup of Salsa or 1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeños
• A handful of chopped fresh cilantro
1 Heat refried beans in a frying pan, until warm. If you are using regular canned beans, drain them, then add them to the pan with a little water, mash them as you heat them. For extra flavor for the beans you can stir in a tablespoon of bacon fat to them and/or a big slice of cheddar cheese. Keep the beans on warm while you prepare the tortillas, adding water to them as necessary to keep a creamy consistency
2 Optional pre-frying step: to help the tortillas fry up better, dry them in the oven by laying them out on an oven rack and cooking them at 250°F for 10 minutes or so. Pour enough oil into a frying pan so that you have a quarter inch layer of oil. Heat the oil on medium high heat until sizzling hot, but not smoking. One at a time, fry the tortillas in the oil. Bubbles should form in the tortilla immediately as you put the tortilla in the oil, otherwise the oil is not hot enough. Fry until golden brown on both sides, cooking about 30 seconds to a minute per side. Use metal tongs or a spatula to push the tortilla down in the oil, and to turn and lift the tortilla out of the pan, draining the excess oil as you do so. (The tortilla should be fairly stiff and crisp. If not, the oil is not hot enough.) Place the tortilla on a paper towel-lined plate, to absorb the excess oil. Sprinkle with a little salt. Put the cooked tortillas on a rimmed baking sheet and place in a 250°F oven to keep warm.
Add more oil to the pan as needed, taking care that the oil heats sufficiently before adding a tortilla to the pan.
3 To serve, place toppings in separate bowls, with a larger serving dish for the beans. Bring out the tostada shells in batches, keeping those unused warm in the oven. To prepare one's tostada, spread a large spoonful of mashed beans over a tostada shell. Sprinkle on cheese and other toppings (sliced lettuce, avocados, salsa, etc.) Don't load the tostada too much or you'll find it difficult to eat. Eat by picking up the tostada with both hands (like a pizza slice).
JC,s Tangy Green Ceviche!
What could be cooler, literally, than this tangy, refreshing ceviche from Vicente Del Río, owner and chef of JC,s Mexican Cuisine.
It's totally green, meaning no red tomatoes, only a couple of tomatillos.
JC,s CEVICHE VERDE
1 pound fish you like
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1/3 small onion, diced
2 small tomatillos, husks removed, cut in halves
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro, stems removed
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves
1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1/3 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano, crumbled
Tostada bases or chips
Dice the halibut and place in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
To make the salsa, combine the garlic, half of the diced onion, the 2 tomatillos, the avocado, cilantro, parsley and serrano chile in a blender and blend until finely ground.
Drain the halibut and place in a serving bowl. Add the salsa, the remaining onion, the cucumber, olive oil and oregano. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Spoon onto tostada bases or accompany with tostada chips.
Makes 6 servings.
BEWARE: Please beware of the guys in the street selling boat charters. If you wait till the day you are fishing and go to the dock where your boat is many times people will mislead you to another boat or dock trying to put you on a boat that was not meant for you. You need to have a person guide you to your boat, who is from a reputable charter company. This way there is no confusion or misleading. Please remember when renting Sport fishing boats in Cabo that you rent your boat from reputable and established business. Walk into a fishing fleet office and ask questions about what you are getting and what are the costs? You don't want to rent boats from vendors in the streets and you do not want to book through shady websites offering you the world. Check through travel forums about reputable fishing fleets to deal with. Look for testimonials about the fleet your booking, your charter with. Ask about what will the boat be supplying? Will it include beverages or lunches? How much does it cost to fillet your catch? Check to see if charter boat is insured? Ask about getting your catch smoked? Check cost of a fishing license. These are just a few things to consider when booking your charter boat. We will be talking more about this in the next weeks fishing report. Until next time good fishing and we hope to see you in Cabo soon. Come by the office here in Cabo and get all the latest up to date fishing report. http://www.jcsportfishing.com http://youtu.be/tSXN6pifQyQ