Bandito and Gaucho have been dwon there from Texas since at least 1983 which is when I first fished them in Cabo. Back then there was no marina and only about 5 hotels.gmoney said:My boss called from Cabo this afternoon. He has gone out the past two days with the Pisces fleet. Said it was actually a boat from Galveston. That"s what he said anyway. Bandito, Gulfito or something like that. Said they had 3 striped marlin and 3 dorado yesterday.They had a fabulous trip today. He said they caught and released 7 stripes. He noticed coming into the Harbor that the Capt. was only flyng 6 flags. He asked him why not all seven.The Capt. replied " Senor, we are out of flags".
On a side note, he said it was rough both days. He said it was easy 8-12 feet seas. But the fishing was great.
The place we stay has a large chest freezer in the baggage storage area of the hotel. We just clean up the filets, Zip lock them, put them in the hotel freezer. On checkout, we load them into an Igloo and go. NO ICE ADDED! Airport will check them. Bring tape to tape up your Igloo. I am sure baggage charges will apply, didn't for me because we had enough people and kids to deal with it, plus I am Gold Elite.Kenner21 said:Whats the proper procedure for bringing fish back with you? I'm thinking about heading over there mid november.
Sotexbob said:The striped we landed fought for 2 1/2 hours and died by the time we got it to the boat.
sburrer said:Does anyone have a strong opinion (perferably a good one) on a charter service in Cabo? i'm headed there tomorrow and your help would be appreciated.
Yeah, he was foul hooked in a nasty way. He swallowed the live bait and somehow one of the hooks passed through the gills and hooked him so his gill plate was being pulled shut and he was coming in horizontal to the boat. I personally fought him for 1 1/2 hours then the mate tried for a while and finally the captain. For the last 20 yards, the 3 of us pulled him in by hand. Crazy.justhookit said:
Was he foul hooked on light tackle or something? I've never heard of a striped marlin taking anywhere near that long to land.