Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report September 2016

As summer rolls along here at Land’s End, the fishing continues to amaze everyone. Comments such as “This is how it was in the good old days” are common on the docks. The blue marlin bite has been spectacular. Many days with 2-3 shots at blues are being had. Water temps are in the low 80’s and the fish have been very aggressive. Nothing real huge is being caught so far, but lots of solid 180-250 lb line screamers are slamming trolled lures, mainly on the Sea of Cortez side. The Bad Medicine has had a few days with double blue marlin bites, and the fishing shows no sign of slowing down.

The yellowfin tuna bite has also been record breaking, with lots of 200 lb fish being brought to the scales and it seems 80-120 lb yellowfins are almost becoming common. The bite has been more on the Pacific, but it seems schools of fat tuna may be found almost anywhere these days. Our killer method has been the kite with a plastic flying fish below, but all methods have been working. We did a 220 lb yellowfin in mid-August that came three feet out of the water to attack the dangling flying fish…amazing.

The dorado have not really shown yet, but we know they will be on their way soon. The striped marlin, even though they normally move north this time of year, are still plentiful also. We have been tossing bait on light tackle when they come up on trolled lures mostly. Sailfish are also showing and will get more plentiful as the fall draws near.

All in all, this summer has been the best on record, and the fall tournament season will be here before we realize. Seems the entire world is talking about Cabo. Come down and see for yourself!

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report August 2016

The summer season is well underway in Cabo. Water temps in the mid 80’s and crystal clear deep blue water have blessed us here at Land’s End, and the fish have showed up strong! The Blue Marlin bite is nothing short of spectacular; 2-3 Blue bites per day are normal. VERY exciting and lots of anglers are stretching their arms. Blue Marlin are the most incredible of all game fish and when they are biting, one has to go after them strong. They average 200-300 lbs and fight like nothing you have ever seen, it’s so exciting.

 The Tuna bite has also been incredible. Schools are being found all over and some massive schools are being found very close to shore; 200 lb Yellowfins are being landed daily, and some even larger. We are catching them with our kite method, as well as live bait and lures. They are ferocious and plentiful. It has been many years since we have seen a Tuna bite like this. Remember to bring you ice chest to haul fish home.

Combine all of this with an occasional Wahoo bite and a few Dorado mixed in and you have true world class Cabo fishing.

The Striped Marlin bite is also incredible. Most anglers are chasing Blues and Tuna, but if you want to target Sripeys, you can see 4-6 bites per day. It’s a great time of the year for light tackle and even fly gear. We have been raising Stripeys on hookless lures, just to toss bait or Ballyhoo to them; super exciting.

Get down here! This is what Cabo is all about. August and Sept will set many records. Come and get your part of this!

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report June 2016

After a brutal spring season in Cabo, we are very happy to announce the bite is back on! There is no real explanation for the lack of fish in the past few months. Seems the currents and water temps kept changing and the lack of stability in conditions kept bait scarce and the fishing inconsistent. All of that is behind us now, as water temps are in the upper 70’s already and the Striped Marlin bite is on fire. We are raising 5-7 fish per day, both on lures and trolled dead bait. Light tackle enthusiasts and fly fisherman are having a blast and we have some amazing video of lit up Stripeys chasing lures right behind the boat. It is so awesome to have our fishery back to normal!

The Wahoo bite has been nothing short of spectacular. Most every day we are seeing Wahoo bites and those that target these fish are seeing many shots per day; white translucent fillets that melt in your mouth when either grilled or “shashimied”.

We are also seeing some Dorado. The true Mahi run has not started yet, and usually does not really hit until fall, but they show up now 2X2 (male and female) and some real nice fish are being caught, up to 45 lbs. Interesting thing is that as they spawn in the spring, the baby Dorado can reach up to 12- 15 lbs by this fall migration season; amazing, as these fish have the highest metabolism and grow the fastest of most any species.

As you may have seen, the world record Tuna was caught here in Baja last month, 430 lbs. It was weighed on a non-certified IGFA scale, so it did not qualify for the official record, but what an amazing fish. Tuna schools have been showing up fairly consistently and the bite will improve throughout the summer.

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report February 2016

We are having a strange year here in Cabo. After a long and beautiful fall fishing season, the water is still in the mid 70’s and beautiful blue in color. The fishing has been slightly difficult to predict, as regular fishing patterns are not really in place.

The Striped Marlin bite has been fairly steady however, and the green Mackerel are here, so the Stripey’s will be showing in strong numbers shortly. There is a lot of warm water north of us still and this means the real migration is still to come!   Very exciting as one never knows what may happen out there. New fish are rolling in each day.

Dorado and Wahoo are being caught more as incidental catch nowadays, as they are on their way south to warmer waters. Seems the stragglers we are finding are some real nice fish however.

The Tuna are showing and in good numbers. Large schools are being found on the Pacific. Some nice fish are mixed in with the school, good size Yellowfins. Captain Bernie landed a 150 lb fatty in mid-February.

As the water cools the Snapper and Grouper bite will start, and the Yellowtail will also show. We love jigging Yellowtail and there is no better table fare. Bring your coolers!

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report December 2015

Cabo saw conditions in December that may have never been seen before. Water temps near 80 degrees  and species such as Blue Marlin are still present. Some true giant Blue Marlin are biting. Bad Medicine hooked three Blues over 400 lbs mid-month, and many were seen each day by the fleet. Seems this trend will continue for the next month, as warm blue water still lies north of Cabo. Scary, as these Blues appear out of nowhere and attack with a true vengeance. If you have not seen a 500 lb Blue Marlin in the sure spread, up close and personal, you have to get this on your bucket list.

The Striped Marlin bite is also very steady with 5-6 shots per day being common. The Stripeys are hitting lures and live bait and trolled dead bait. Perfect conditions for using light tackle for the Striped Marlin and having some fun on the fly rod as many fish come up on the lures each day. Mixed in there are some very healthy Dorado and Wahoo as well. Now is the time of year for solid, consistent action pretty much all day long.

The fishing is so good, it appears that most are not venturing out for the Tuna. Those that have gone looking are finding decent schools of average size fish. The conditions are very good and we know the big Yellowfin Tuna bite is coming soon. January will be a stellar Tuna month for sure.

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report November 2015

The main fishing tournaments in October have come and gone; great weather and great fishing was had by all. Some real nice Blue and Black Marlin came to the scales, as well as some monster Tuna. Millions of dollars in prize money was paid out, and the prime fishing season is upon us here in Cabo! We are very excited as beautiful warm water all the way to San Diego lies north of us. With water temps still in the mid 80’s here at Land’s End, this means that we have a few months of red hot fishing ahead of us. 

With this warm water, the Blue and Black Marlin, we well as Sailfish, with stick around for a while. This, combined with the steady Striped Marlin bite that has been here all summer, offers billfish action unlike anywhere in the entire world. Bad Medicine caught a “Royal Slam”, which is 4 species of billfish in one day, and we’ve already had numerous “Grand Slams”, which is 3 species of billfish in one day. This is once in a lifetime for most anglers and is a very real possibility right now.

The Yellowfin Tuna bite has been nothing short of incredible. This will only get better. Some MONSTER Tuna are being brought in each week, many in the 100-150 lb range. We are having our best luck on the “kite” with a flying fish hanging below as a lure. It’s amazing to watch the bite. Be ready for the best Tuna season ever to hit Cabo.

The Dorado are already showing as of this week and many fish in the 30-40 lb range are being landed. Please remember to keep only what you can use and release the others. The Wahoo have been large and numerous as well. It’s time to fill the freezer.

Overall the conditions and fishing are about as perfect as one can possibly imagine. Bad Medicine still has space for this fall but we are filling up quickly. Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa also has limited space and can make customized packages including charters.

Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and we look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report September 2015

This summer has been one of the warmest ever in Cabo. Water temps in the upper 80’s and even up to 90 degrees. Amazing deep blue water with visibility up to 100 feet. This does sort of scatter the fish everywhere, as there are no temperature break lines to locate concentrations of fish. But it also makes for an incredible experience, as one never knows what will happen in Cabo in these conditions.

A number of big Blue and Black Marlin have already been landed. Fish up to 800 lbs have been brought to the scales and daily bites on fish over 400 lbs are common. Truly amazing to say the least! The Bad Medicine has already caught 14 Blue Marlin this summer with the largest being approximately 450 lbs. There is simply nothing like seeing a lit up Blue Marlin ripping line off the spool in glass calm conditions. Bucket list stuff to say the least.

Big Tuna have also been showing with the Bad Medicine landing a beauty weighing 245 lbs on August 16. Plenty of Tuna over 150 lbs, and with little fishing pressure, these big fish BITE when located. We have had the best summer ever on Tuna. They bite lures and bait, but our best trick is still our kite fishing method. If you have not seen the Bad Medicine crew manage the kite bite, you have not really fished big game!

Angler Donovan Bowen, along with boat owner Chris Erickson, landed the 245lb Yellowfin Tuna along with a 335 lb Blue Marlin on Aug 16. This was one of the best days ever on the Bad Medicine and it was a pleasure fishing with Donovan.

The Bad Medicine broke a very long standing Cabo record on Aug 22 with a SUPER GRAND SLAM! This consists of a Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Pacific Sailfish all caught on the same day. The Bad Medicine team is very proud to have accomplished this and is having an incredible summer on Billfish.  Check out the Super Grand Slam video on our website.

The warm water has also brought an amazing amount of Sailfish and Wahoo. 5-6 shots per day on Sails is quite common and 1-2 shots per day on Wahoo have filled many freezers this summer!

The action will continue through December. Get booked!  Cabo Villas Beach Resort has accommodations.

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Bad Medicine Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report June 2015

Happy Summer. It’s “Game on” in Cabo now. After the early tropical storm systems that passed by Cabo already this year, we are officially in summer fishing conditions! The Blue Marlin are already showing. This is a great sign of a super strong summer fishing season. We hooked a Blue over 400 lbs in mid-June, and released one approximately 250 lbs.  Check out the Bad Medicine website for photos.

The Striped Marlin bite is nothing short of spectacular. We are seeing 5-6 shots per day on Stripeys now, both on lures and trolled Ballyhoo; super exciting action. Aggressive fish that are abnormally large. We are posting photos regularly on our Facebook page and you can see for yourselves some of the most beautiful Striped Marlin ever.

Dorado are also showing well and will swarm our water all summer and fall. Bring your coolers to bring fish home and remember to keep only what you can consume.

The tuna have also finally shown up. Some fat fish were hauled to the scales, with fish over 150 lbs out there. Be ready to stretch your arms.

The shore bite is also on. The Mullet are spawning and that brings the Roosterfish. Super fun light tackle action and there are miles of untouched beaches to attack.

See you where the sun shines! Get down here!

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Bad Medicine Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report February 2015

Due to the hot summer in Cabo, we are still enjoying warmer than usual winter water temps and beautiful blue conditions. This warm water has also kept the bite super-red-hot up on the Pacific side for the past months. We are still catching fat 25+ lb Dorado and some Wahoo up there, but the bite is slowing down as the water cools.

We are waiting for the Striped Marlin and Tuna to move in, and we have already been seeing both species. We expect the bite to improve over the next weeks.

This time of the year also means that the Yellowtail move in to our waters. We fish these fish hard with vertical jigging spoons and trolled rapalas on downriggers. They are the best eating and strongest fighting fish around and we catch them up to 50 lbs throughout March and April.

The light tackle bite is also turning on near the beaches. Sierra Mackerel up to 15 lbs are being caught daily now. Great fun and delicious eating as well.

We are in PRIME whale time now. We have never seen so many whales. Seems when you go looking for them on a tour, they are hard to locate, but when fishing, they are all over!

Get down here and let’s roll! Get booked and we look forward to serving you! Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. And stay caught up on all the Bad Medicine news on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Medicine-Sportfishing/284129554946214?ref=hl. Thanks and look forward to getting you on the water!

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Bad Medicine Cabo San Lucas Fishing Report January 2015

Bad Medicine landed a 690-pound blue marlin on January 20, 2015! Congratulations to Ray Johnson, Kevin Lautt, John Prigge and Mitch McKaig, from Minnesota, who took turns in the fighting chair battling this monster for nine hours! The marlin is a new all-time record for the Bad Medicine.

In addition, the Dorado bite is nothing less than incredible; Lots of fish in the 25-30 lb range and hitting just about anything on the Pacific side. Please remember to only keep what you need and release the rest. There are good numbers of Wahoo mixed in there as well.

The Striped Marlin have not really begun to move in yet and the Green Mackerel have not yet shown up. We are still getting 3-4 shots per day as we troll for other species. Be assured that in the next weeks as the water cools up north, the Stripeys will show in force.

The Tuna will also be showing up in the next weeks. We are already seeing some decent schools. They are sure to hit us hard real soon. To say the least, each day is a new day out there now as new fish are rolling by all the time. Nothing like Cabo in the fall! We are ready for the best fishing season ever. Don’t forget your coolers to bring fish home!

Get down here and let’s roll! Get booked and we look forward to serving you! Check out our Cabo Yacht at www.badmedicinesportfishng.com. Reserve your fishing adventure with our cordial staff at info@badmedicinesportfishing.com or 605-929-4280. Thanks and look forward to getting you on the water!

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