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Cabo San Lucas Picante sportfishing reports water and fishing both heating up

August 11, 2010 |  6:50 am

Michael Jourdan and his family with the 550-pound black marlin caught aboard the Picante Express.

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

With water temperatures in the 80s, the fishing has been as hot as the water. Its been "Marlin City" this week, with striped marlin, along with some nice big black and blue marlin, causing the Cabo fishing charter boats to fly their marlin flags. Those flags and happy fisherman go hand in hand, and there were some giant marlin-fishing smiles.

On Aug. 2, aboard the 35-foot Cabo Flybridge, Picante Dream, Ronny Wilson and his family made some fine Cabo fishing memories with nice striped marlin action, catching and releasing two striped marlin. 

Ron Stell and family went out on the 29-foot Blackfin, Picante 29, on Aug. 3 and his sons got their first opportunities to fight striped marlin, catching and releasing two, as well as boating a couple of yellowfin tuna for dinner.

The big fish of the week was landed Thursday, when Michael Jourdan and his family went out on the 32-foot Cabo Express, Picante Express. Jourdan hooked a black marlin, and after a fight of more than three hours boated the fish estimated to weigh 550 pounds. 

To end the week, the Picante Express' Capt. Antonio Romero and deckhand "Chikis" did it again, this time helping the Ross family catch and release six striped marlin, one sailfish and a yellowfin tuna. It certainly looks as if the fishing is just getting better each week.  

Total Picante Sportfishing fleet total, Aug. 2 through Aug. 8: One black marlin, 20 striped marlin, three blue marlin, two Pacific sailfish, 19 dorado, 22 yellowfin tuna and two skipjack tuna.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Michael Jourdan and his family with the 550-pound black marlin caught aboard the Picante Express. Credit: Team Picante