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 Jun 24, 2019; 10:40PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 23, 2019



Well the summer season is now
officially here, local weather patterns
are
steadily warming, some scattered
morning cloud cover, quickly burning
off
as the sun rises higher into the sky,
daytime highs reaching 90 degrees. We
noticed more crowds of family
vacationers arriving, taking advantage
of
early summer vacation time. Winds were
lighter, mainly picking up from the
south later in the day. Ocean water
temperatures has quickly rebounded back
near the 80 degree mark in the
direction of San Jose del Cabo and
further
north. Also clarity is much cleaner on
these same grounds in the direction
of the Sea of Cortez, while the Pacific
still remains greenish and much
cooler.



In and around the marina area the bait
vendors are finding caballito,
mullet and some moonfish, other bait
options has been strips of squid and
ballyhoo, as well as some bolito and
smaller sized black skipjack on the
offshore fishing grounds. Anglers are
also using yo-yo style jigs for a mix
of some bottom action.



Sportfishing fleets are mainly
concentrating on the grounds from the
Iman
to San Luis Bank, not much found on the
scouting trips to the Gordo Banks,
besides shark and a few billfish. The
more productive action has been
switching back and forth daily, some
days San Luis, others on the Iman.
Drift fishing for yellowfin tuna with
strips of squid, as well as slow
trolling live baits, has resulting in
yellowfin tuna catches, fish ranged
in sizes from 15 lb. to 80 lb. No big
numbers, most boats were having at
least a chance or two, some charters
landing as many as three or four tuna,
the best action seemed to be earlier in
the morning.



These same grounds were producing an
occasional dorado, a few nicer sized
bulls over 25 lb. were accounted for,
but only a scattered fish or two, at
least we are seeing these prized
fighting and popular gamefish present
in
local waters, they had been absent for
a long time during the cooler winter
and spring seasons.



The same areas where these surface
species are being encountered, there
have been options off the bottom while
drift fishing with various baits and
using the yo-yo style jigs. There were
a few variety of grouper, pompano,
amberjack, red snapper, yellow snapper,
bonito and others on these rocky
high spots. All of these being
excellent table fare.



All along the beach stretches now is a
great time for slowing baits for
roosterfish, now the peak season for
these gamefish, good chances at
hooking into fish over 40 lb., even to
50 and 60 lb. Remember that this
species is known for their prized
fighting capabilities, not for eating
quality, these fishing should always be
released, care should be taken
while taking a quick photo for
documentation of the catch before
releasing.



Striped marlin are scattered throughout
the area now, right around the Iman
bank and towards the Gordo Banks, no
huge concentrations, but if you are
interested in catching one of these
fish, the odds are fairly high now that
you find opportunity. Most of the
stripers are now averaging 70 to 120
lb.
Will not be long until we start seeing
the larger blue and black marlin
showing up in the warmer summer
currents.



The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 78 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 14 striped, 9 dorado, 48
yellowfin tuna, 3 dogtooth snapper, 8
leopard grouper, 4 African pompano,
180 Mexican bonito, 34 red snapper, 12
yellow snapper, 13 amberjack, 44
roosterfish, 14 jack crevalle and 70
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric













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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Jun 24, 2019; 05:18PM - Whopper
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Me
 Author E-mail:  1@2catchfish.com
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 Jun 24, 2019; 05:12PM - Kingfish or Dorado
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Me
 Author E-mail:  1@2catchfish.com
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 Jun 16, 2019; 07:12PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 16, 2019



With the official start to the summer
season set to start next weekend we
continue to see fluctuating crowds of
visiting anglers, last week we had
increased numbers now this week we see
fewer people arriving. Weather is
progressively heating up, high
temperatures into the lower 90’s. Later
in
the week we saw more marine cloudy and
overcast conditions. While Pacifica
waters are still cool, in the upper
60’s, off of San Jose del Cabo the
ocean reached 80 degrees, swirling
winds were unpredictable, earlier in
the
week we felt breezes predominately from
the north, laying down mid-week,
then later in the week it was the south
wind that really kicked up,
actually blowing conditions out on
Friday and contributed in pushing in
colder greenish Pacific water, ocean
temperatures dropped to 70 degrees
overnight. Now as weather settles
conditions will rebound quickly.



The fishing action last week was very
encouraging, as we saw more numbers
of yellowfin tuna, continued quality
action for striped marlin, a few
dorado finally showing up, as well as
options inshore for roosterfish and
for a mix of quality eating bottom
species. This week with weather
patterns
a bit more unstable we had much more
scattered overall action, changing
from day to day, but the tuna action
and marlin proved more elusive and
even bottom produced minimal. There
were some highlights though, with
anglers catching and release trophy
sized 50 lb. roosterfish, even landing
a couple of wahoo, dorado, sailfish and
striped marlin and an occasional
nice sized amberjack or red snapper. A
lot of variety in the area, though
no particular species was overly
numerous.



With warmer currents the local bait
vendors were finding more caballito, as
well as moonfish, ballyhoo and slabs of
squid were also available. Inside
the Puerto Los Cabos Marina channel we
saw mass schools of jack crevalle
breaking into a feeding frenzy and
local anglers got into this action,
chasing these 25 lb. jacks around the
docks and jetties.



The action on the San Luis Bank for the
Mexican bonito and red snapper
while working the yo-yo jigs proved
much more difficult in recent days, the
weather did not help at times, the tuna
had been hitting early in the week
on trolled caballito and strips of
squid, yellowfin ranging from 20 to 80
b., but this action came to a
standstill later in the week.



This transition period can often be
like this, sometimes it is not until
mid-July before conditions really
stabilize and we finally have more
consistent day to day action.



These next couple of weeks is when we
historically see some of the largest
sized roosterfish of the season. We
expect to see mass migration of mullet
baitfish to move in any time, this in
turn brings in more of these inshore
gamefish.



*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 70 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 sailfish, 7 dorado, 2
wahoo, 7 striped marlin, 19 yellowfin
tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 11 leopard
grouper, 98 Mexican bonito, 32 red
snapper, 14 amberjack, 24 roosterfish,
22 jack crevalle, 4 yellow snapper and
70 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Jun 13, 2019; 11:34PM - Catching fish in Baja
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Marissa
 Author E-mail:  spam@2catchfish.com
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 Jun 11, 2019; 07:46AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 9, 2019



This week we did see more numbers of
anglers arriving, they were greeting
with great ocean conditions for the
most part, some late morning and
afternoon winds earlier in the week,
settling down by the weekend. Swells
were moderate, water temperatures on
the Sea of Cortez side were averaging
77 to 78 degrees, while colder
conditions in the 66 range were still
plaguing the Pacific. The local climate
continued to be ideal, not too hot
yet, weather now in the low to mid 80s,
some early morning marine cloud
cover burning off as the sun rose
higher, cool Pacific waters are
helping
to keep air temperatures mild.



Most all of the fishing action is now
in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and to the north. The striped marlin
bite came on strong this week, as
these fish were found spread out
throughout the zone, anywhere from two
to
ten miles from shore. Bait supplies
consisted of mainly moonfish, ballyhoo
and some caballito, with lots of
smaller skipjack and some bolito found
schooling on the fishing grounds. The
majority of the marlin were striking
on various baitfish, though they would
also hit trolled lures, the stripers
were weighing in the 70 to 120 lb.
range.



After a long absence we were now
hearing of more reports of dorado being
seen, some landed, most were smaller,
but we did hear of a couple of nice
fish found further offshore that were
in the 20 lb. class. We do expect to
find more of these gamefish moving in,
as water conditions are now more
favorable. No reports of wahoo, though
the way the water shaping up,
something could develop on that at any
time.



Many charters are still working the yo-
yo jigs off of the rocks high spots
for the Mexican bonito, red snapper,
cabrilla and amberjack, though this
action providing some quality eating
fish, most of these fish were under
ten pounds. Inshore there were jack
crevalle, a few pargo and roosterfish,
to over 30 lb., though the annual
migration of the mass schools of mullet
has yet to appear, this is what
normally will bring in the main run of
the
quality sized roosterfish, everything
seems to be running a bit later than
normal this season, included this
marlin bite that now is happening.



On the San Luis Bank anglers were
finding chances at quality yellowfin
tuna
up to 100 lb., no big numbers yet, but
every day we have seen these tuna
brought in and all of them seem to be
at least 40 lb., with the majority
being over 70 lb. Striking mainly while
drift fishing with strips of squid,
a handful even hit on yo-yo jigs. Some
days were better than others,
factors of sea lions, sharks and crowds
came into play. But this week we
saw more tuna action than in the past
couple of months, so that is a
promising sign.



This is also now the time when we
should start seeing more amberjack and
dogtooth snapper appear. Often these
fish will be found close to shore
during June and July, before moving
further offshore to the high spots as
summer progresses


The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 98 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 9 dorado, 44 striped marlin,
19 yellowfin tuna, 4 dogtooth snapper,
15 leopard grouper, 210 Mexican
bonito, 70 red snapper, 12 amberjack,
45 roosterfish, 12 jack crevalle and
90 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Jun 3, 2019; 10:11AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 2, 2019



As we near the start of the summer
season we are now enjoying the ideal
climate, early morning cloud cover,
burning off as sun comes up, breeze
mostly out of the north, though also
switching from the south and high
temperatures in the lower 80s. Only
moderate crowds now, so it is the
perfect to visit. Ocean conditions are
cold on the Pacific, though in the
direction of San Jose del Cabo and to
the north we have seen clean blue
currents of 74 to 78 degrees.



Main baitfish now found in the local
marina area have been moonfish and
mullet, ballyhoo are another option, as
well as slabs of squid. Charters
are working the fishing grounds from
Red Hill, Palmilla, Gordo Banks, Iman,
San Luis and to Vinorama. Most
consistent catches have come from
bottom
structure, red snapper and Mexican
bonito most numerous, using iron yo-yo
style jigs, also drifting baits down
deep has producing some quality
catches. A handful of grouper species
and amberjack were accounted for,
some over 30 lb.



Early in the week there was limited
action for yellowfin tuna found on the
San Luis Bank, tuna to over 80 lb. were
landed, while drift with strips of
squid, this action faded during the
week, though the yellowfin were still
seen at times showing on the surface,
just not all that interested in
biting, but with the conditions
becoming more favorable, anything could
happen on any given day. Other tuna
were found further offshore traveling
with porpoise, this was a hit or miss
deal from day to day and these fish
were much smaller, mostly under 20 lb.



We have not seen dorado now for some
time, though this week a few were
hooked into while trolling open waters
on the marlin grounds, so we are
hoping to see more of these popular
gamefish move in.



There have been increasing numbers of
striped marlin now on the local
grounds, spread out from outside the
Gordo Banks, La Laguna, straight off
of San Jose del Cabo and outside of
Palmilla, anywhere from 4 to 10 miles
out, There were marlin that hit on
trolled lures and various baitfish, we
look for this action to break wide open
in coming weeks. Most of the
stripers are now in the 80 to 100 lb.
range.



There were stronger swells pounding the
shoreline, though the few charters
that did try closer in did report some
action for roosterfish and jack
crevalle, trolling with live mullet
seemed to work best for this action. We
also look for this bite to really break
wide open in coming weeks, as this
is always the local peak season for
roosterfish in the alter part of June.
Please remember that these game fish
should be released with care, they are
prized fighting fish, not known for
eating quality and grow to large sizes,
better to protect them for future
generations.



The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto
Los Cabos Marina reported an estimated
74 charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
2 dorado, 14 striped marlin, 6
yellowfin tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 12
leopard grouper, 1 broomtail
grouper, 170 Mexican bonito, 58 red
snapper, 4 yellow snapper, 13
amberjack, 10 glasseye pargo, 12
Pacific golden eyed tile fish, 14
roosterfish, 4 jack crevalle and 70
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 26, 2019; 09:46AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

May 26, 2019



May weather has been ideal, seems that
it has not become too warm yet, a
little cooler than we can normally feel
this close to summer time. Actually
about the perfect climate now, lows
about 65 degrees, highs averaging in
the lower 80’s, very few clouds, sunny
and dry. Crowds of anglers are
moderate now, great time for a visit,
with some eating fish being brought
in. Early in the week we saw currents
from the north push in water that was
in the 78/70 degree range, later in the
week it was holding more in the
74/76 range. Much of the week we felt
north winds, this limited at times
where charters went, later towards the
weekend winds laid down. With
changing currents, also this pushed in
slightly greenish off colored
waters. Transition period has been
unsettled for weeks now, eventually
conditions will heat up and we will see
some more stable patterns.



Bait vendors are finding moonfish,
jacks and some sardineta, also options
of ballyhoo. The most consistent action
being found was over the structure,
boats are working areas from off of Red
Hill/Palmilla, Gordo Banks. Cardon,
La Fortuna, San Luis, north to
Vinorama. Some of the best action was
very
early on the San Luis Banks, anglers
working yo-yo jigs did very well for
red snapper (huachinango), these fish
were quality, average of 5 to 12 lb.
Good number of The Mexican bonito as
well, also over the various rocky
areas there were some amberjack and
grouper species found, we saw amberjack
up to 70 pounds, most were in the 10 to
30 lb. range. Yellowtail action
died off, but some could still happen
with that, lots of sharks were moving
in around the Gordo Banks, some days
sea lions were a bad problem as well.



A handful of striped marlin were hooked
into, boat the off colored changing
currents, combined with passing of the
full moon, this seemed to spread
this action out, scattered activity for
billfish, surely will rebound as
soon as water conditions become more
favorable. No dorado or wahoo being
talked about, though there were some
yellowfin tuna accounted for from the
super pangas fishing on the northern
grounds from San Luis to Vinorama,
striking on cut bait and yo-yo jigs,
most of these yellowfin were in the 12
to 20 lb. range.



Inshore areas just south of Palmilla,
to Chileno produced good action for
roosterfish, some of these to over 30
lb. Slow trolling live bait was best
technique for these powerful gamefish.
Also in the mix were a handful of
late season sierra, as well as hog
sized jack crevalle.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 60
charters for the week and anglers
reported
an approximate fish count of: 4 striped
marlin, 8 yellowfin tuna, 10
leopard grouper, 245 Mexican bonito, 82
red snapper, 5 yellow snapper, 7
African pompano, 5 barred pargo, 24
amberjack, 9 sierra, 12 glasseye pargo,
22 roosterfish, 10 jack crevalle and 40
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 19, 2019; 03:26PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com