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Women can fish too, as Seattle duo proves near Cabo San Lucas

March 31, 2009 | 10:27 am


Who says women can't fish?

And apparently, not everybody is afraid of Mexico and its bloody drug war.

Seattle's Britney Coolidge and her mom, Michele, knocked the sierra mackerel and dorado dead during an excursion Sunday aboard Ginny of the Gordo Banks Pangas fleet out of San Jose del Cabo, which is located about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas.

Undoubtedly they enjoyed sierra ceviche and grilled dorado, or mahimahi, for their Sunday dinner.

Eric Brictson, who owns the fleet, reports "mostly sunny days, highs in the low to mid-80s, only moderate afternoon winds and all around great ocean conditions." He also says sardinas are dense along the shore north of town and luring not only sierra but roosterfish, jack crevalle, amberjack, yellowtail, pargo and cabrilla.

Offshore, the dorado bite remains good throughout a long stretch of the southern Sea of Cortez, basically from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz.  As I reported in a previous item, air fares are cheap to the region because of the poor economy and drug war hysteria.

"With the start of spring, we have noticed perhaps a slight increase in crowds visiting the Southern Baja, but still not in the numbers we would anticipate," Brictson said.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Britney Coolidge and her mom, Michele. Credit: Gordo Banks Pangas