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Cabo San Lucas' Picante Sportfishing finds the marlin

June 23, 2010 |  4:56 pm

SanofiOutposts will attempt to post the Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, saltwater sportfishing report, courtesy of Team Picante from Picante Sportfishing, each week:

The marlin are back. More striped marlin were caught in the last week than in the last month, and they were found all around the peninsula. From the San Jaime Bank to the 1150 Spot, Cabo sportfishing was living up to its reputation. It seemed as if someone turned a switch -- during the week, 38 striped marlin were caught by the Picante Sportfishing fleet.

On June 14, Jeff Beach and his friends, aboard Picante’s 35-foot Cabo Express vessel Salsa, caught and released four striped marlin. Under the expert tutelage of Capt. Juan Carlos "Brincos" Lopez and his mate Hugo, they not only released the four fish but had a double hookup. The group also boated a nice yellowfin tuna, which they kept for dinner.

Beginning  June 15, the Sanofi group began its three-day annual fishing convention in Cabo San Lucas, having a great day aboard the Salsa by catching and releasing three striped marlin. The next day the party headed out on a different vessel, the Cabo Express 35-footer Cisco, and caught and released two more striped marlin and also hit a big jack cravalle estimated to weigh 40 pounds. On the last day of its  sportfishing venture, the group started the morning slowly but improved, with a 45-pound wahoo and a couple of nice dorado ending up on board by day's end.

The overall fleet production for Picante Sportfishing during the week of June 14-20 was 38 striped marlin, two roosterfish, five dorado, 16 yellowfin tuna, six wahoo and two mako sharks.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Two members of the Sanofi charter group show off a marlin. Credit: Team Picante

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