As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 12/22/14 to 12/29/14
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Happy New Year to All!!!Thanks Everyone!!
Striped Marlin Fishing Back on Track!!
Tuna Few and Far Between!!!
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: The weather is looking pretty nice with cooler temperatures in the early mornings and evenings. Still the weather is great with highs in the low 80,s and lows from 59 to 63 degrees. What great weather we are having and it seems the heat has left us for a bit and we are starting to get the typical December weather. Its still great however you look at it!!
WATER: Now we are seeing the water start to cool all over Lands End both on the Pacific side and Sea of Cortez. I do notice a big shift in the water temperatures according to tempbreak compared to last week where we had lots of 80 to 81 degree water even on the Pacific side. What I am noticing thatÂ?s its starting to look much more normal and how water temperatures should be this time of year and that is still good news as this will enhance Striped Marlin, Sierra and Yellowtail fishing over the next 2 weeks. This link which will show you water temperatures for the southern half of Baja. http://www.tempbreak.com/index.php?&cwregion=cb
BILLFISH: Marlin fishing has gotton a lot better over this past week as we really had a down week last week. The thing is we are still running a long way to get to them. Most of the fish are up in and around the Golden Gate and about a 22 to 26 mile run to get to them and they seem to be hitting lures and live bait.
DORADO: Still really good!!!! The fish being landed are not only in abundance but they are also good size Dorado!!! Most are 25lb to 40lb and the hot areas are Rancho Migrino working the fish tight to the beach on lures, cut bait and ballyhoo. Lots of big fish being landed but I am not sure how much longer this will last as in some areas the water is cooling down and turning greenish color but due south west off the point and Lands End the water is really warm.
WAHOO: Still pretty good Wahoo action!! Most on rapalas and jet heads and not real big fish being caught as most are 12lb to 25lbs.
TUNA: The Tuna seem to be showing up outside of San Jamie Banks about 22 miles out and some of fish running with the Porpoise with lots of Tuna being caught via blind strike with weights in the 12lb to 30lb range. Cedar plugs and king busters are working well in landing the Tuna. Its that time of year where we donÂ?t know when and where we are going to run into the Tuna action.!!!
INSHORE: The fishing inshore is still pretty good as we speak from the Solmar to the Light House has been productive with Sierra, Roosters, Dorado and a few Wahoo being landed within a mile of the beach. Its cool we are starting to see the Sierra arrive and next Yellowtail will start to show but lets jst hope it is better than last year for the Yellowtail. Mean while if you like the inshore action your in luck because it has been good and I expect it to stay decent through the next week and then into January with Sierra action and Yellowtail.
From The Admirals Kitchen is Open Again!!
Fresh Yellowtail Fillet with Lime and Ginger!!!!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season the yellowtail with salt and pepper, to taste. Preheat a nonstick, ovenproof skillet, coated with the olive oil. Add the yellowtail, flesh side down, and cook until brown, about 2 or 3 minutes. Turn the fish over and put the skillet into the oven for 5 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the fish to a warm platter. Pour any excess oil from the pan. Add the green onions, tomato, citrus zest and ginger and saute, over low heat, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the wine and deglaze the skillet. Reduce the liquid by half, and then add the heavy cream. Reduce until lightly thickened. Whisk in the butter, lime juice and parsley. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve.
1 1/2 pounds skinless yellowtail fillet, cut in 4 equal pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons diced green onions
2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons blanched julienne cut citrus zests (any combination, lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit and yuzu)
2 tablespoons julienne cut ginger
3 ounces red wine
4 to 6 ounces heavy cream
2 ounces unsalted butter
1 to 2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
The yellowtail amberjack or great amberjack, Seriola lalandi, buri or hiramasa is a large fish found in the Pacific and Indian oceans. It can be divided into three subspecies:
Â? The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi dorsalis
Â? The California yellowtail is a species of ray-finned fish of the family Carangidae. This species is also known by several alternate names, such as amberjack, forktail, mossback, and white salmon  or by its Spanish name jurel.
Â? The California yellowtail is carnivorous and feeds on a variety of fish. Mackerel, sardines, anchovies, squid, crab, and smelts are common in the yellowtail’s diet. Often, California yellowtail are found in schools feeding at the surface of the water, as well as deeper. This species prefers water temperatures of 21Â?22 Â°C (70Â?72 Â°F), though have also been found in waters between 18 and 24 Â°C (64 and 75 Â°F). Temperatures cooler than 18 Â°C would make the yellowtail sink into deeper waters to conserve energy.
Â? Range and habitat
Â? The yellowtail’s range is circumglobal, in subtropical waters. It can be found near Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, and Santa Monica Bay, as well as in Mexican waters such as Baja California Peninsula and Sea of Cortes, congregating at certain areas in mass numbers like Cedros Island and Benitos Island. During the summer they can also be found in association with floating kelp paddies off the coast of southern California and Baja California. Yellowtail populations have also been found in waters off South Africa, the Walter Shoals, Amsterdam Island, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Rapa, Pitcairn Island, Jeju Island, and Easter Island. In the Eastern Pacific, they can be found in waters off British Columbia, as well as from Canada to Chile. They are usually found around offshore islands, rocky reefs, and kelp beds. They are also found in increasing numbers off the Islands of the Tristan Da Cunha archipelago in the South Atlantic. They are frequently caught on the 3 northern Islands of Tristan Da Cunha, Nightingale and Inaccessible and were recently reported by Factory Manager Erik Mac Kenzie at Gough Island at 40 deg South which is 200 miles south of the other Islands. Fish in the size range 25 to 40 kg are not uncommon and are caught both from boats and the shore.
Â? Conservation status
Â? The yellowtail was more common in waters around California and Mexico, but has recently been overfished by Japanese commercial fishing ships. Overfishing is becoming more of a problem as fishers move away from areas in which this fish has become scarce to United States’ waters in search of more. Yellowtail spawn in warm waters 100Â?300 miles off the California coast and return in May or June until September or December. They spawn slowly, but may live in excess of 30 years. Spawning usually begins at three years of age. One major spawning ground is at Cedros Island, where mass amounts of 15- to 20-pound yellowtail can be caught. Yellowtail are aggressive towards other fish. They will often feed more frequently during spawning, which makes them an easy target for commercial fishing boats. They are currently not on the endangered list.
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 dont 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.comhttp://…be/tSXN6pifQyQ