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Title: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Dominick on June 19, 2019, 03:19:15 PM
Wednesday June 12, 2019.  My buddy Joe and I fished with Ricardo Aripez, a captain we enjoy and who is a hard working fisherman.  The day was hot and windy.  The weather changed to windy and cool.  We targeted rooster fish and the first hit was a dorado.  This was the only fish we caught fishing for a total of 7 hours.
Thursday was our day to relax and planned to fish on Friday.  The wind blew all day Thursday.  The wind was coming from the SSW and that brought in cold green water from the Pacific Ocean up into the Sea of Cortez.  Friday we went out of the harbor and made the turn to the northeast into heavy wind waves and swell.  The captain suggested that we not fish that day as the conditions were too bad.  We agreed and turned around and went back to the hotel.

Saturday was only slightly windy with the wind coming and going.  We decided to target Dorado so we slow trolled cabillito.  This proved to be a mistake because the tackle we were using was a soft boat rod with Shimano TLD which as luck would have it we got a hit on that rod.  It turned out to be a tuna which Joe fought for 45 minutes before he handed off the rod to me.  I was on the fish for about 20 minutes but I could not bring it up.  The fish either was taking line or the line would stay static when reeling as I moved the rod tip down.  The fish finally got into the death spiral but I was too tired and handed the rod off to Ricardo.  Ricardo is a big guy and it took him about another 20 minutes to bring the fish to the gaff.  Here is a picture of the fish which we estimate to be about 60 lbs. 

Sunday was tournament day at the marina.  We entered the tournament but only caught one bonita for the day.  Total 3 days fishing-3 fish caught.  Oh well that’s fishing.  Dominick


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Crow on June 19, 2019, 03:30:21 PM
Nice fish !! Looks like a good time !


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Shark Hunter on June 19, 2019, 03:44:59 PM
Lookin' Good fellas! ;)


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Keta on June 19, 2019, 04:48:47 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Benni3 on June 19, 2019, 06:05:48 PM
Nice fish,,,, ;) Nice gear,,,,,, :D and that looks like a very nice place to be,,,,,,,,, ;D


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: David Hall on June 19, 2019, 06:12:03 PM
40 minutes on a Tuna is more than enough fishing for a day,  I think!


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 19, 2019, 10:41:02 PM
Nice to see you managed to get out fishing and a few fish is always better than getting skunked.  It's always tough to predict the weather and bite when planning an offshore trip.  Still a beautiful location to spend some time both on and off of the water. 

A 60lb yellowfin on lighter gear will give you a better appreciation of the fish's power.  Should make for some good eats too.

Thanks for sharing the report!

John


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Alto Mare on June 20, 2019, 01:47:08 AM
You guys look good! great job...as usual!

Sal


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: foakes on June 20, 2019, 07:00:22 AM
Good report, Dominick —

Thanks for bringing us along!

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: SoCalAngler on June 20, 2019, 01:40:03 PM
Dom,

Where is the Tank when you need it? I bet you guys would of handled that fish no problem with it.

Anyway thanks for the report.

Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Dominick on June 20, 2019, 03:04:37 PM
Dom,

Where is the Tank when you need it? I bet you guys would of handled that fish no problem with it.

Anyway thanks for the report.

Keep up the good work.
The Tank was on a tuna rod on the other side of the boat.  Always seems to happen.  Dominick


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Donnyboat on June 20, 2019, 03:46:36 PM
Thanks for taking us along Dominic, nice fish, nice photos, cant believe how good looking your brother is, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: conchydong on June 20, 2019, 04:53:08 PM
Any trip is a good one and you did get some good eats. The Good Lord gives us what we need.  Thanks for the report and let the good times roll.

Scott


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: oc1 on June 20, 2019, 10:37:54 PM
How could life get any better than that?  Had to happen to someone and I'm glad it was you Dominick.
-steve


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: alantani on June 21, 2019, 06:13:22 AM
Looking good!


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: steelfish on June 21, 2019, 09:07:35 AM
not plenty of fish but surely some quality fish and great stories to share

congrats compadre


Title: Re: Fishing Los Cabos June 12-14 and 15, 2019
Post by: Maxed Out on June 21, 2019, 02:47:13 PM

 Looks like fun as I'm stuck in 50° and windy rain

 Sounds like everyone got a good workout on the tuna

 -Ted