I fished with Redrum on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and it was a fantastic experience. Since I was a solo fisherman, I found a fishing partner on the TA.com forum. We met up the day before at the Redrum office to officially meet, and pay our tab. It turned out the person I was fishing with was a Redrum veteran, which helped, as this was my first time fishing in Cabo. Owners John and Ryan were at the office and were very helpful, giving me all the info I needed to be ready for the day of fishing.
We fished with captain Omar and Mate Noel. They asked us what kind of fishing we wanted to do, and helped with suggestions. We decided to go to the Pacific side, starting out fishing for dorado and hoping for a marlin. We had a slow go, pulling in some bonita, and then one dorado after a few hours. Captain Omar had a report of tuna biting a ways off, and we agreed we should go find them.
And find them we did. When we got to the fishing area, I spotted a few dolphins, and was excited to see them - I didn't know that the tuna school with the dolphins. Suddenly we had a double header, and it was tuna madness for the next two hours. We landed about 15 and lost a few others. Mate Noel worked his a55 off manning 4 lines and all the fish coming in. Captain Omar kept us following the dolphin and tuna. After a while, we were off them, and the day was getting close to the end.
It was about 130pm, Omar and Noel were up on the captain deck, and we were down below talking about a good day. Suddenly Omar and Noel are all lit up, excited about something. We figured maybe a marlin in the area, and Noel confirmed. For the next 20 minutes, we sight fished for the marlin, with Noel keeping a minnow in action hoping for a hookup. We never did get it to bite, but it was darn exciting keeping an eye out for it and spotting it here and there, and dreaming about some marlin action.
At the end of the day, we stopped at the fish cleaning station and got squared away. I wasn't taking any fish home, but my fishing partner was. Redrum vacuum sealed them up for him, and kept the fish in thier freezer until he was ready to leave. They told him if he ever needed some fillets to take to a restaurant, stop in any time.
Redrum provided sandwiches, snack food, pop, water, and ice. They buy the bait, and have really good, solid rods and reels, state of the art Lowrance HDS GPS/finders, and a good selection of tackle on board. Mate Noel didn't mind at all when I wanted to help set up some rods while fishing - I wanted to be a part of the action start to finish. Captain Omar let me play around with the Lowrance at the end of the day to see what our fishing path and distance off shore had been. All of these things are to be considered when booking a charter - don't always go with the lowest offer.
Redrum is a top notch business, and I would highly recommend them for some off shore fishing. I'm hoping to be a customer again some day.
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