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Tuna, marlin and dorado are top draws for anglers in Cabo San Lucas

August 14, 2009 |  9:21 am

Doredo 64pounds Anglers off Cabo San Lucas have enjoyed an upturn in fishing as yellowfin tuna have arrived, providing reason for many to abandon what has often been a long, fruitless search for marlin.

However, even marlin have been cooperating somewhat last week, according to Tracy Ehrenberg, general manager of Pisces Sportfishing.

Her namesake vessel, Tracy Ann, was one of the top producers. Colleen Silva of Escondido, Calif., and Amaria Smith of Scotland were aboard when they caught and released a blue marlin, two striped marlin and a sailfish. They also boated three dorado. All were caught on live bait on the Pacific side at Pozo de Cota.

The tuna are mostly 20-pounders but some are much larger and one weighed in at 110 pounds. It was caught 25 miles offshore, near the Jaime Bank, on a Petrolero lure. Pisces anglers caught 196 tuna last week.

Dorado are not plentiful but there are some humongous bulls prowling the blue water. Bob Dicheck of New York caught a 64-pound dorado (pictured) aboard Ruthless only four miles from the arch at Land's End. Steve Randall, 8, from Frisco, Texas, landed a 60-pound dorado. Both were caught on trolled lures.

The Cabo fleets are fishing primarily in the Pacific, where the water is averaging about 86 degrees.

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: Bob Dicheck of New York lifts a 64-pound dorado caught aboard Ruthless four miles from the Cabo San Lucas arch. Credit: Pisces Sportfishing