Landrum adds: "It took time, patience and working the right fish to get hooked up as it appeared most of the fish were still full of squid."
With the exception of mullet, bait fish remain hard to find and this is the case all the way north to the East Cape region.
Cabo anglers did encounter football-size yellowfin tuna close to port, within five miles of the Gray Rock area, but those fish had largely disappeared by the weekend.
Dorado are being caught sporadically by anglers trolling live bait; even by those trolling close to shore for roosterfish.
In the Sea of Cortez, inshore fishing for jacks and roosterfish is still better than offshore fishing for glamor species such as marlin, dorado and tuna.
Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas out of La Playita said, however, that a 450-pound black marlin was caught, and that fleets from Puerto Los Cabos/La Playita accounted for nine striped marlin releases during the past week.
At the East Cape, fishing is fair or good, depending on who is filing the report. But action seems to have slightly improved for marlin and dorado. Most of the dorado caught this past week, however, were small fish taken close to shore.
Yellowfin tuna are being located beneath porpoises far offshore, but they're easily spooked and those who are first to find them are enjoying the most success.
Mike Hergert of Coronado, Calif., reports that during his week-long stay at Rancho Leonero Resort last week he caught two marlin (released), six tuna to about 50 pounds, two dorado from a kayak, two roosterfish and several smaller fish that were caught from the beach with a fly rod.
That's a great week and a promising sign that fishing is, in fact, improving.
Marlin photo courtesy of Bill Wilson