Bad Medicine Fishing Report Cabo San Lucas July 2017

Summer conditions are finally here in Cabo.  After a long, cool and windy spring season, the water is warming up and things are back to normal.

Schools of yellowfin tuna are showing now.  Various schools are found each day and some big fish up to 200 lbs have been hauled in.

Blue marlin are also showing. Things are shaping up for a great summer for blues. Fish up to 400 have already been landed.

Combine this with a consistent and decent striped marlin bite and some dorado and wahoo mixed in and you have true summer conditions in Cabo.

Monster roosterfish are also setting records for both size and numbers on the beaches. Best year ever for roosters.  

Get down here!! Cachet Beach Hotel and Cabo Villas Beach Resort has hotel/fishing packages available. 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 Fishing Report Cabo San Lucas March 2017

Our magnificent Cabo fishery is going through a transition right now. With varying weather patterns and cooler than normal temps in February, the fishing has been less than stable. The Marlin bite has been spread out over the Pacific, but we know that as the spring season hits, the bite gets red hot in the Sea of Cortez off San Jose Del Cabo. Conditions are perfect for an incredible April-May Striped Marlin Season. Be ready!

Right now the main action is Sierra Mackerel, Yellowtail, Grouper and Snapper. We have had incredible luck with these inshore species and many anglers have filled coolers while fishing inshore. Lots of fun on light tackle and the finest eating anywhere.

The Yellowfin Tuna bite has been really hot through the winter months, and will fire back up this spring as well. Lots of smaller fish, but massive schools have been migrating by Land’s End, allowing multiple hookups and mayhem on deck. We have had many days with 20+ Tuna boated.

We have also seen the occasional Wahoo bite, with some fish over 60 lbs. The spring water temperature changes also pushes Wahoo by us and they are targetable in April and May quite often. Combine this with the occasional Thresher Shark and the various Swordfish that have been spotted, and you have the chance of hooking into anything this time of year.

Weather and conditions are now perfect. The water temp is in the mid 70’s and beautiful blue in color. We have also enjoyed the best Gray and Humpback Whale season ever this year.

We are poised for an incredible spring season. Cachet Beach Hotel and Cabo Villas Beach Resort has hotel/fishing packages available. 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 Fishing Report Cabo San Lucas February 2017

Winter conditions have finally settled in Cabo. This means water temps in the low 70’s and a slightly different approach to the action. We are still seeing a good striped marlin bite, both with live bait and lures; 2-3 shots per day are the norm and most of the action is on the Pacific side. We have been using some new light tackle gear made by Shimano. These beautiful fish are amazing to catch and release on light tackle.

The Bad Medicine practices Tag and Release with special tags provided by the Billfish Foundation. One of our fish was recently caught, and had been at large for 1,065 days. Check out this link to see the story; https://www.facebook.com/284129554946214/photos/a.334650143227488.96343.284129554946214/1705927049433117/?type=3&theater!   Catch and release really makes a difference, and we are proud to do our part.

The tuna bite has also been consistent. Anglers are filling coolers and slicing sashimi like crazy these days with many fish in the 10-20 lb range.
The cooler water also brings on the in-shore bite with plenty of sierra mackerel and yellowtail showing now. We love fishing the bottom for the big California Yellowtail that show up here each winter, and for those that have never caught one straight below the boat on a jigging spoon, you need to experience this! We also fill coolers with these beautiful fish and slice sashimi like crazy with them as well!

Conditions are perfect. Get down here! Cabo Villas Beach Resort offers a hotel/fishing package!

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 Fishing Report Cabo San Lucas November 2016

The annual fall migration is upon us, and this year looks bigger and better than ever. As the water temps cool just north of Cabo, there are massive schools of fish headed our way. Water temps are still in the low 80’s here, but differentiate as much as 10 degrees cooler just 100-200 miles north. Reports of incredible schools of blue and striped marlin, wahoo, dorado and tuna are running rampant from boats traveling down Baja for the winter. It looks to be an incredible season.

The bite is already good, as we are seeing 3-4 striped marlin per day. We are seeing “baitballs” of green mackerel, and they are the staple food of striped Marlin. As long as the mackerel stick around, the marlin will not be far behind. It’s amazing fun to see the amount of marlin feeding on large schools of mackerel.

The inshore dorado bite is also amazing. Lots of fish approaching 30 lbs are being caught right near shore, in depths as little as 30 feet. They are even being caught from the beach by surf fisherman; great fun on light tackle and very plentiful. Wahoo are mixed in there and some chewing up our favorite lures like crazy.

The yellowfin tuna bite is also hot off shore farther,  but everyone is so busy fishing near shore that the tuna are almost an afterthought. Those that do venture outside are finding strong numbers of tuna up to 200 lbs; very exciting.

All in all, conditions throughout the end of the year are projected to be nothing less than perfect. Warm blue water with lots of bait and all species present.

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 Fishing Report Cabo San Lucas October 2017

Cabo has seen the busiest tournament season ever this year. More blue marlin were released than ever before in Bisbee tournament history and millions of dollars in prize money was handed out. Weather and water conditions were perfect and the buzz on the docks was reminiscent of the good old days in Cabo. It was proven once again that there is simply no place like this Cabo fishery.

The Bad Medicine was not in the money this year, but we tagged and released three blue marlin in the Bisbee Black & Blue tourney and released two more in the Bisbee’s Offshore tournament. We all know the “right bite” always comes around and when it does, we will be ready.

The fishing remains very strong and consistent. Lots of dorado and wahoo near shore and up on the Pacific side. The striped marlin are here also and the bite is getting stronger as the water cools up north.

There are some monster tuna further out and we ran into a school of 200+ lb fish during the Bisbee. May have been the most difficult thing we have ever done as we drove away from them in search of blue marlin. For those that venture outside, the tuna are there.

The blue marlin bite is as consistent. Most fish are on the Sea of Cortez side off San Jose. Lots of 200-250 lb fish, but be ready, as the big bite is always possible this time of year.

Conditions are perfect and we expect a great fall season.

 

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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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