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 Jul 1, 2017; 05:22PM - Gordo Banks Pangas
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 18, 2017



It is starting to feel more like summer with each passing week, though the
climate is still very comfortable, high temperature near 90 degrees. Some
scattered tropical clouds now appearing, there was a Tropical Storm Calvin
last week off of the southern Mexican coast, did bring heavy rainfall to
isolated areas, but here in Los Cabos we were not impacted at all from this
system. Ocean swells have been light to moderate, water temperature are
reaching 78 to 80 degrees in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and to the
north, this is also where the clarity of the ocean has been the clearest,
attracting more pelagic gamefish.



Just coming off the full moon phase from last week, conditions are settled
down in the direction of the Sea of Cortez, though the Pacific has had more
wind, with much cooler water temperatures and greener currents, not the
deep blue waters being found north of Punta Gorda. Update on water clarity
turning green after strong south sinds on Friday, this did slow down the
action and now we will wait for conditions to rebound as winds reside.



Bait suppliers are mainly dealing caballito and mullet now, offshore
grounds are seeing more bolito move in and some reports of chihuil also
being present. All around action showed favorable improvement in recent
days, still no huge numbers of any particular species, but always a great
sign when we see billfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dorado and roosterfish
all being found on a daily basis. Most consistent grounds were from the
Iman and San Luis Banks, north to Vinorama, this is where the water is
clean and blue, with lots of baitfish schools present, which in turn means
that the gamefish have more than enough natural food source to gorge
themselves on and are not always hungry and aggressive in striking what
anglers offer.



Yellowfin tuna are scattered throughout offshore grounds, though best
chance at hooking into a 40 to 60 lb. yellowfin was in the vicinity of San
Luis Bank and the bait of choice was either caballito or bolito, either
while drift fishing or slow trolling. Other tuna in the 10 to 25 lb. range
were randomly striking trolled Rapalas, hoochies, yo-yo jigs, etc. Though
the better grade of tuna were striking mainly on the larger live baitfish.
Though these fish were limited in numbers, with anglers very fortunate to
land one or two of them.



.Inshore action is now dominated by roosterfish, with many fish in the 20
to 60 lb. class landed, as well as a handful of even larger fish reported.
A bit sporadic as to where the best action might be found on any given day.
Also mixed in are some jack crevalle to over 25 lb., as well as some late
season sierra, a few nice sized fish close to ten pounds. Not much reported
for inshore dogtooth snapper or amberjack, we are expected this annual bite
to start up anytime, with schooling mullet now found along the shore line,
this attracts larger gamefish.



The highlight of the week has to be the dorado action, after seeing very
few of these popular gamefish for months, this week we finally saw more
significant numbers, especially later in the week around the same San Luis
and Iman Bank areas. Many charters were accounting for three or four dorado
per outing, which would have been unheard of during previous weeks. Sizes
were respectable as well, most of these dorado were in the 10 to 17 lb.
range. These fish were striking best on slow trolled baits, but a
percentage were also taken on lures. Wahoo are becoming more active as
well, with many fish cutting mono leaders used while targeting tuna, some
wahoo to 30 lb. were landed on caballito, as well as trolled Rapalas, many
more wahoo were actually missed than were caught.


The main concentration of striped marlin was found around the 1150 spot
further offshore, though marlin were also encountered near San Luis and
Iman Banks on some days. Also there were a couple of reports of swordfish
sightings further offshore as well.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 77 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 8 striped marlin, 16 wahoo, 68 dorado, 3
amberjack, 5 pompano, 28 bonito, 58 yellowfin tuna, 14 yellow snapper, 12
barred pargo, 15 leopard grouper, 34 huachinango, 18 jack crevalle, 75
roosterfish, 22 sierra and 65 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric




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Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 1, 2017; 05:18PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 11, 2017


As we move further towards the official start of the summer season the
climate is progressively warming, though conditions remain very
comfortable, with high temperatures averaging about 85 degrees, mild
considering the time or year. Winds have been predominately from the
Pacific, out of the southwest, in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and
further north ocean conditions have been much calmer, this is also where
the ocean temperatures are reaching up to 80 degrees, while on the Pacific
side of Cabo San Lucas the water temperatures are in the 67 to 70 degree
range. So all of the fishing activity is now on the Sea of Cortez side of
the Peninsula, from Chileno towards Vinorama. Very green water on the
Pacific, with the cleanest blue water now found north of Punta Gorda and
towards the San Luis Bank.



Bait supplies are mostly consisting now of caballito and mullet, only very
limited amounts of sardinas are being netted, they commonly migrate
elsewhere this time of year as the warmer currents move in. More schools of
bolito are moving onto the offshore fishing grounds, always a very
favorable sign, as they are a preferred food source for many gamefish.



The action for striped marlin was much improved this week, though now with
the full moon phase these fish can become more finicky during daylight
hours. One of the more productive spots was the 1150 area, with many
charters reportedly having three or four hooks ups per outing, the stripers
were coming up on trolling lures and rigged baits, as well as being spotted
tailing on the surface and striking on dropped back baits, sizes ranged to
130 lb. The billfish were found spread out through the region, but not as
numerous as they were on the grounds further offshore.



With the warmer water we are finally seeing some dorado appear, still no
significant numbers, but at least they are showing up on a daily basis,
most of them weighing in the 5 to 15 lb. range, there were a few reports of
larger bulls hooked up and lost. Wahoo were also in the mix, anglers
reported hooking into these speedsters while trolling various baits as well
as on Rapalas, again no numbers, but a chance at a couple of fish, weights
ranged from 20 to 35 lb.



Yellowfin tuna often become more picky during the full moon period, but
they are definitely in the area, most of these fish are now concentrated
from the San Luis to Vinorama areas, ranging from smaller footballs to over
60 lb. Best chance of hooking a nicer sized yellowfin was while slow
trolling with live caballito. The tuna were shy though and anglers were
fortunate to land one or two, striking more frequently on lighter leaders



With the large influx of schooling mullet along the shorelines, this has
brought in increased numbers of roosterfish, last week we saw a lot of fish
in the 15 to 25 lb. class, but in recent days we have seen some much larger
roosters, included an 80 lb. class fish that was successfully landed and
carefully released.

Not all that much bottom fishing going on, as more anglers were now opting
to targeting other available species. So far we have yet to see the
amberjack and dogtooth appear close to shore over the rocky structure, but
we are expecting that this action could happen at any given time, as this
is the normal time frame in the coming weeks, with water temperatures now
near 80 degrees, that means anything can happen at any time.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 62 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 13 striped marlin, 11 wahoo, 14 dorado, 1
amberjack, 8 pompano, 3 bonito, 38 yellowfin tuna, 9 yellow snapper, 4
barred pargo, 8 leopard grouper, 5 island jack, 12 surgeon fish, 26
huachinango, 15 jack crevalle, 55 roosterfish, 1 yellowtail, 12 sierra and
55 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jun 13, 2016; 07:38PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – June 5, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

June 5, 2016



With the official start of the summer still a couple of weeks away, the
weather conditions are steadily warming and becoming more humid. Scattered
morning clouds, burning off quickly as the day progresses. Wind patterns
have been mainly from the south, 10 to 20 mph, generally calm early in the
day, with more breeze later in the afternoon. Swells increased some this
past week and there were strong currents, so swimmers need to be aware and
use extra caution. Ocean water temperatures was in the lower 70’s on the
Pacific, off of San Jose del Cabo it averaged 78 degrees and towards Los
Frailes it was in the 80 degree range.



The local bait situation remains the same, anglers are using strips of
squid, ballyhoo, caballito, jurelito and moonfish. Though this should be
the season where we are finding bolito and smaller skipjack on the offshore
grounds, so far we have seen very little of this activity, same goes for
the inshore mullet migration, we have yet to see any of these schooling
baitfish either, this being one of the reasons that not much inshore
fishing action has been encountered, normally this is time when the annual
roosterfish run starts to really take off, so far this action has been very
spotty, a handful of larger grade roosterfish were caught and released from
the offshore structure areas, where tuna, pargo and amberjack were also
being targeted. This has been a trend in recent years for the roosterfish,
normally an inshore species, though with the lack of inshore baitfish these
gamefish are roaming further offshore to find food.



The main concentration of striped marlin is now being found from 15 to 20
miles offshore, besides striped marlin, a few sailfish in the mix, plenty
of pilot sharks as well, with many of these sharks even striking on higher
speed trolling lures, not only bait, an occasional wahoo on these same
grounds as well, including a 75 lb. wahoo taken mid-week. Some of the
stripers recently have been larger sized, up to 150 lb., we usually do see
some of the bigger stripers towards the end of the main season. Not many
wahoo were reported this past week, though we are seeing at least a couple
per day in the overall fish count, no particular spot has been best for
this, either out on the marlin ground, or closer to shore..



Amberjack are in the area, though the bite has moved around from day to
day, some of these jacks have been found close to the marina entrance, off
of the San Jose Estuary and off of Palmilla Point, as well as on the San
Luis Bank. Many of these ambers were weighing in the 20 to 40 lb. range.
The amberjack were striking best on the live baits, either caballito or
moonfish. A couple of dogtooth snapper were also reported, this is the time
we should see more of these largest of the pargo species moving into local
waters. Besides finding plenty of triggerfish, though now mostly smaller
size, not as large as we were seeing earlier in the spring, we are seeing a
mix of some barred pargo and yellow snapper, both being quality eating
species and scrappy fighters.



Yellowfin tuna has been hit or miss, but in recent days we are seeing an
improvement, smaller grade yellowfin striking on smaller trolled hoochies
from Red Hill to Chileno Bay and north between Iman and Vinorama anglers
found tuna up to 40 pounds on high sots while drift fishing strips of squid
or slow trolling surf with caballito or moonfish. Once again the lack of
sardina we are not having as easy of time enticing these yellowfin tuna
into surface feeding frenzies.



Dorado were starting to be found in greater number, but anglers were still
lucky to land a couple of these fish, with most of these being smaller in
size, only a handful of fish up to 20 lb. accounted for.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 73 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 2 sailfish, 5 dogtooth snapper, 25 striped
marlin, 18 wahoo, 105 yellowfin tuna, 22 bonito, 58 dorado, 32 amberjack,
13 leopard grouper (cabrilla), 55 yellow snapper, 15 sierra, 14 barred, 18
huachinango (red snapper), 10 roosterfish and 160 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jun 13, 2016; 07:36PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – May 29, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

May 29, 2016



We are still only seeing moderate crowds of tourists arriving, though we
expect that when school semesters all finish there will be more families
going on vacation. The weather definitely became more tropical this past
week, we saw scattered cloud cover much of the morning, burning off as the
days progressed, high temperatures in the upper 80s. There was some
swirling gusting winds the first part of the week, the second half we saw
calmer conditions, afternoon breezes picking up predominately from the
south, though overall anglers enjoyed comfortably fishing conditions.
Swells increased some and currents were also stronger than normal. Water
temperatures ranged from 70 degrees around the corner on the Pacific side
of Cabo San Lucas, to near 80 degrees on the Sea of Cortez side, this is
where the majority of the sportfishing fleets were concentrated, From off
of Chileno, to Red Hill, Cardon, La Fortuna, Iman, San Luis and Vinorama.

.

Anglers found that baitfish were less plentiful this past week, not much
inshore baitfish activity at all and the offshore grounds did have some
small skipjack, but no reports of bolito, should start seeing more of this
favored food source showing on the local fishing grounds soon. Limited
supplies of caballito, moonfish, jurelito were available in the marina area
and the bait vendors also were offering ballyhoo and slabs of squid.



Fishing action was slower for the first part of the week, partly because
winds limited options, but later in the week we saw much improved action,
particularly near the San Luis Bank, where hog sized amberjack in the 20 to
80 lb. class were accounted for, also some good wahoo action was
encountered, as well as more dorado than we had previously seen. Anglers
used various baits and lures, a combination of drift fishing, slow trolling
and higher speed trolling all produced strikes. We saw wahoo to 50 pounds
and dorado up to 25 lb. Yellowfin tuna were scattered, some hitting on
squid and others while trolling smaller hoochies and Rapalas, most of the
tuna landed were in the 5 to 20 lb. range. There were reports of charters
landing as many as a dozen yellowfin trolling off of Red Hill, while north
of Punta Gorda most boats were only finding a couple yellowfin in the their
combined catch, but there was more chances at variety in that direction,
particularly for finding the wahoo, dorado and amberjack.



Striped marlin were found within several miles of shore, as well as further
out on their normal traditional grounds. Striking on baits as well as
trolled lures, sizes ranged from 50 to 130 lb. There was an unusual story
this week of a 20 ft. whale shark being seen swimming around inside the
Cabo San Lucas Marina, apparently this was event never witnessed before,
normally this very elusive species is encountered occasionally in the clear
waters on offshore sea mounts.



Not much roosterfish action reported, though there were at least some being
hooked into by hard core surf anglers, lack of inshore baitfish activity to
attract more of these prized fighters. Next month is usually the prime
season for these sought after gamefish.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 78 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 5 sailfish, 1 yellowtail, 28 striped marlin, 33
wahoo, 86 yellowfin tuna, 25 bonito, 26 dorado, 29 amberjack, 6 cabrilla,
15 yellow snapper, 14 sierra, 8 barred pargo, 5 parrot fish, 3 pompano and
200 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jun 13, 2016; 07:34PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – May 22, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

May 22, 2016



We are now in the later part of spring season, with summer just around the
corner, we continue to see lighter crowds of tourists than what we would
normally expect during this time frame. As school semesters finish most
likely we will see more people traveling. Great time to visit now, ideal
weather, highs in the upper 80s, wind patterns predominately from the
south, pushing in Pacific breezes that keep conditions bearable.



Ocean currents have been strong, swells have been moderate, water
temperatures off of San Jose del Cabo and towards Los Frailes are warming
rapidly, now in the upper 70s, near 80 degrees, while on the Pacific side
of Cabo San Lucas it has averaged 73 degrees. The majority of the
sportfishing fleets are now fishing from off of the Chileno area and on the
various grounds to the northeast. Common bait now being used is ballyhoo,
cocinero, caballito and squid strips. There are reports of more skipjack
and bolito activity, though these food sources are just starting to appear,
still no mullet schools to report. A lot can happen this time of year in
matter of a week or two.



Striped marlin has been the main action found offshore, more numbers of
marlin found 10 to 18 miles from shore, though on some days stripers were
found within one mile. Many charters reported multiple catches per morning
trip. Sizes ranged from 60 lb. to 140 lb. The billfish were striking
trolled lures, rigged ballyhoo, as well as various live baits. There were
also a few sailfish now appearing in the warmer waters, concentrations of
pilot sharks and some thrashers as well. The same offshore grounds have
been producing quite a few wahoo strikes and even a few dorado, though no
big numbers, though wahoo were as large as 50 lb. or heavier and dorado up
to 25 lb. Striped marlin were more numerous than dorado or wahoo..
Increased porpoise activity is being reported, with a few reports of larger
sized yellowfin being seen, the largest we heard of that was landed out of
Puerto Los Cabos Marina was an 80 pound class tuna mid-week.



Anglers trolling areas closer to shore, anywhere from Chileno, Red Hill,
Iman and towards the San Luis Banks, found a mix of wahoo, yellowfin tuna,
dorado, sierra and miscellaneous bottom species. No big numbers of any
species, off the bottom triggerfish were most common, also some early
morning snapper, amberjack and an odd yellowtail. Most of the dorado being
encountered have been small juveniles, only an occasional nicer sized fish
reported. Wahoo ranged from small 15 lb. fish, to over 50 lb. No numbers
though, but there is a chance at a quality fish or two. We expect with the
warmer conditions that the all-around action should also become more
consistent and productive.



Not much roosterfish action reported, a couple of snook catches were
accounted for by beach anglers, this will be the start of the main shore
fishing season coming up.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 71 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 4 sailfish, 62 striped marlin, 21 wahoo, 45
yellowfin tuna, 14 dorado, 9 amberjack, 12 cabrilla, 13 yellow snapper, 10
sierra, 12 bonito, 1 yellowtail, 5 barred pargo 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jun 13, 2016; 07:32PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – May 15, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

May 15, 2016





Despite ideal spring weather conditions there were small crowds of visiting
tourists this past week. The climate is actually starting to feel almost
like summer, tropical days and scattered cloud cover, plenty of sunshine,
high temperatures of 90 degrees. Breezes were predominately from the south
and did not cause much of a problem for anglers fishing in the direction of
San Jose del Cabo and further north. The areas from 95, 1150, Palmilla, Red
Hill, Iman, San Luis and Vinorama have been the most targeting grounds,
action has been scattered, strong currents pushing through, water
temperature of 73 degrees on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas and up to
77 degrees in the direction of the Sea of Cortez, even up to 78 degrees
fifteen or more miles offshore.



The striped marlin activity was reportedly now centered on the 95 and 1150
high spots, though on some days the marlin were found much closer. Trolling
rigged ballyhoo or drift fishing with caballito and moonfish all produced
hook ups, some charters accounted for 2,3,4, billfish days. More of a
larger boat deal now, since these area were centered 10 to 18 miles
offshore, a bit more vulnerable to the south winds. Besides the striped
marlin, there was now an occasional dorado in the mix, as well as thrasher
sharks.



Action closer to shore on the surface was mainly searching around for
wahoo, yellowfin tuna or dorado, no great numbers of any of these species
being found, though everyday these species are being encountered, so there
are chances at some quality fish. Anglers were using a mix of available
baitfish or strips of squid, as well as trolling with Rapalas. Wahoo sizes
ranged from 15 lb., up to 65 lb. These fish were elusive though, anglers
were very fortunate to land one or two of these prized gamefish. Best
chances at yellowfin tuna were found near Iman to Vinorama, also some blind
strikes by tuna being taken while trolling the inshore waters from Red Hill
to Cabo San Lucas, average sizes yellowfin were in the 15 to 25 lb. range,
no significant numbers, fewer than in past weeks.



Off the bottom it was the triggerfish that dominated the action, occasional
cabrilla (leopard grouper), yellow snapper, pompano, amberjack or bonito.
Strips of squid was the most successful bait, mostly smaller sized fish,
all good eating though. It is the time when with these progressively
warming conditions things can change rapidly from day to day or week to
week.



Inshore was limited to isolated action encountered for sierra or
roosterfish, once again, no numbers, a few impressive sized sierra to over
ten pounds were landed. Still only limited schooling action for
roosterfish, should start to see schools of mullet move into the region,
this is the roosters preferred food source, attracting the larger trophy
sized fish, which in our area typically peak during the second half of June



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 58 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 sailfish, 10 striped marlin, 18 wahoo, 31
yellowfin tuna, 13 dorado, 3 pompano, 7 amberjack, 9 cabrilla, 15 yellow
snapper, 12 sierra, 22 bonito, 8 barred pargo, 6 roosterfish and 180
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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jun 13, 2016; 07:29PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – May 8, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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Anglers –

May 8, 2016





Only moderate crowds now visiting the Los Cabos area, despite weather being
ideal, high temperatures were ranging up near 90 degrees, but still
comfortable with the prevalent breezes, noting like the heat index that we
feel mid-summer. Last weekend we saw winds pick back up, actually starting
out of the north, then switching from the south, as two fronts were
colliding, then the new week started out nice, though once again later in
the week the wind patterns were sporadic, water clarity also deteriorated
compared to how clean it had been. Not that unusual to see these rapidly
changing conditions, this can be the on and off pattern now into July, when
the ocean environment becomes more stable.



Ocean temperatures are now ranging from the lower 70s on the Pacific side
of Cabo San Lucas, to an average of 76/77 degrees near the Gordo Banks and
further north. Nothing has changed on the bait situation, anglers are still
using squid strips, limited caballito, ballyhoo and other baitfish being
found on the fishing grounds. Sportfishing fleets are fishing in all
directions, searching for the best possible action, with the more
consistent catches being found from Red Hill, Palmilla Point areas, north
to Iman, San Luis and Vinorama. No particular spot was producing any wide
open action, though there were some decent catches accounted for, more so
from the super panga charters, compared to the cruisers. Pangas are just a
bit more versatile, stealthier and more suited for slow drift style fishing
over structure, versus the cruisers which are more geared for open water
action.



Striped marlin action dropped off again, we heard some sporadic reports
from the 1150 spot and some action straight off of San Jose del Cabo, no
big numbers though and no baitfish feeding frenzy reports. Earlier in the
week we saw more dorado than we have seen for some time, still no
significant numbers, but at least we saw a handful of respectable dorado in
the 15 to 20 lb. class. As fast as this action developed it diminished
later in the week to just seeing an occasional single smaller sized dorado,
a bit discouraging, but once again that is not abnormal for this time of
year.



Wahoo were being found from Red Hill, Palmilla, to Iman, San Luis and
Vinorama, sizes up to 45 lb. Some anglers landed as many as three, while
reporting many other lost hook ups. Strikes reportedly came on Rapalas,
rigged ballyhoo, caballito and chihuil. Better action earlier in the week,
a little more finicky later in the week, off colored water conditions never
seem to help the wahoo bite. Just this week a handful of the more ambitious
panga guides were scouting out possibilities of catching chihuil baitfish
on the Inner Gordo Bank, this is rarely an real easy task, most mornings
they did not even catch enough of these candy like baitfish until past 9:00
a.m., then they had to motor all the way north near San Luis Bank where
more numbers of wahoo were schooling. Choppy ocean conditions in the
morning on the offshore banks makes this type of hand line bait fishing a
tough go, but once caught these baits can produce some quality action.



Yellowfin tuna were still being found on Iman Bank and towards the north,
though this action dropped way off this past week, nothing consistent at
all, some charters accounted for up to three yellowfin, while others never
even had a strike, strips of squid was the best bet for hooking a tuna,
though a few were also taken on baits such as ballyhoo of chihuil and yo-yo
iron jigs. Some decent quality yellowfin in the 25 to 80 lb. class were
reported, just not many numbers.



Closer to shore there were some late season sierra up to 8 lb. landed, also
a handful of roosterfish and jack crevalle, though once again no big
numbers and scattered action.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 64 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 5 striped marlin, 31 wahoo, 33 yellowfin
tuna,12 dorado, 9 amberjack, 7 cabrilla, 45 mixed snapper species, 15
sierra, 6 jack crevalle, 11 bonito, 4 rainbow runner, 6 barred pargo, 8
roosterfish and 210 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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Anglers –

May 1, 2016



Spring season continues to attract moderate numbers of visitors to the Los
Cabos area. Weather conditions have been very pleasant, scattered morning
cloud cover, plenty of warm sunshine, high temperatures averaged about 85
degrees. Wind patterns were now more from the south, increasing later in
the afternoon, though there were a few days where winds started out of the
north, before switched from the south, overall this did not create much
problems for anglers, as ocean conditions remained favorable. Ocean water
temperatures ranged from 72/73 degrees on the Pacific side of Cabo San
Lucas, with warmer currents found offshore of San Jose del Cabo and to the
north, where it was in the 76/77 degree range.



Anglers were now using various available bait sources, live caballito,
strips of squid and rigged ballyhoo. On the fishing grounds there are now
more schooling baitfish, such as cocinero, chihuil, bolito and skipjack
starting to move in, plenty of food source to attract gamefish in to
the area, at times too much natural bait source and create more finicky
fish, as they gorge on all of the present food, then not being that eager
to strike anglers offerings. Most of the fishing this past week was taking
place from off of Palmilla Point and north to Vinorama. Over the full moon
period the striped marlin action had slowed down, but now this bite has
improved, straight off of Puerto Los Cabos Marina, three to four miles from
shore, has been one of the more consistent area for the billfish. Drift
fishing live baits has been the best technique. Sizes on the striped marlin
ranged from 80 to 120 lb. Very few dorado being found recently, just an
occasional solo fish, most of them very small.



Early in the week there was some good wahoo action reported from Iman Bank
to Vinorama, some charters landing as many as three wahoo, up to 45 lb.
Though later in the week these fish were not very active at all. You never
know with these elusive fish, when they will really become active.
Conditions are now favorable, with the currents now on a warming trend and
more bait schools appearing, these are all favorable signs for the coming
weeks.



Yellowfin tuna action has been reported from the Iman Bank and near
Vinorama, with the further areas now reporting better action in recent
days. Drift fishing with strips of squid has remained the best set up. Some
days the fish were coming up to feed earlier and on other days no activity
was reported until 11 a.m. or later, you never know, tides and currents can
all be a factor, as these fish are concentrated in areas within one to
three miles from shore. Sizes ranged from 10 lb. footballs, to fish over 50
lb. Some high boats had as many as six to eight tuna, while others managed
one or two. The key was having patience and the largest supply of squid as
practical.



Bottom action produced mainly smaller sized snapper and pargo species,
plenty of triggerfish, an occasional cabrilla or amberjack. On the same
fishing grounds there were more sierra encountered, further offshore than
you would normally find these fish, some of these were quality sized, five
to ten pounds. Not much action at all reported inshore for roosterfish, we
should see more of these fish move in during the next couple of months.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 86 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 28 striped marlin, 26 wahoo, 72 yellowfin tuna,
2 dorado, 5 amberjack, 8 cabrilla, 60 various pargo/snapper species, 28
sierra, 7 jack crevalle and 75 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











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Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

April 24, 2016



Weather patterns have settled down, more like the normal spring season we
are used to, last week we had a couple of days where the wind was gusting
over 25 mph from the north, now we are seeing much calmer days, breezes
switching out of the south, mainly later in the afternoon. Anglers have
been enjoying very comfortable seas in recent days, very slight swells,
clear sunny skies, warmer days, highs in the upper 80s. We are expected a
bit more wind over the weekend. Ocean water temperatures are ranging from
73 to 76 degrees. Warmer currents being found in the direction of San Jose
del Cabo and to the north.



The fishing grounds straight out from Puerto Los Cabos Marina, from 3 to 4
miles from shore, are holding concentrations of baitfish, namely
sardinetas, this has attracted good numbers of striped marlin and fleets
from as far as Cabo San Lucas are all now working these grounds, common to
see over fifty charter boats on the spot. The main technique anglers are
having success on is by drift fishing and soaking baits such as caballito,
cocinero or sardineta at various depths. The striped marlin are now
averaging in the 90 to 130 lb. range, many charters are accounted for one,
two or three billfish per morning. This area is within very easy range for
even the smallest of crafts, you could easily catch a marlin from a kayak
at this time.



On the grounds from Punta Gorda to Vinorama we have seen increased activity
by the elusive wahoo. Apparently the combined factors of warming clear blue
water, favorable moon phase and baitfish activity, these fish were more
aggressive. We saw some charters land as many as three wahoo, reported to
lose again as many strikes. These wahoo ranged in sizes from 15 lb. up to a
whopping 76 lb. fish landed on Friday, there was also another 65 lb. wahoo
reported. These fish were striking on rigged ballyhoo, sardineta and
various trolling lures, Rapalas and skirted lead heads.



We are still not seeing many dorado at all, though with the favorable
conditions, these gamefish could move into local waters in greater numbers
at any time. Yellowfin tuna has been very spotty, though some tuna in the
25 to 35 lb. class are being found on the Iman to Vinorama grounds, in fact
we did hear of one 100 lb. class yellowfin accounted for as well, hooked on
light leader, turned into an extended battle. Anglers were fortunate to
land a couple of these fish, some charters that really were lucky to be at
the right spot, landed three or four of these quality yellowfin. These tuna
were being hooked while drift fishing with strips of squid, lighter leaders
being more successful. This has been the main technique since past October,
when was the last time we had any supply of sardinas.



A few more sierra being mixed in with the counts, some of them larger than
normal, hanging on the same grounds as were the wahoo. Inshore some
charters reported finding roosterfish and jack crevalle, this action should
become more consistent now with the warming conditions.



The bottom action produced more triggerfish than anything else, also a mix
of snapper species, cabrilla and a few amberjack. We are hoping to see more
of the larger amberjack move in, it is that time of year and conditions are
ripe now for this structure fishing to start being more productive for
larger specimens. Finally some calmer conditions, this will open up quite a
few more options.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 69 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 38 striped marlin, 19 wahoo, 24 yellowfin tuna,
5 dorado, 7 amberjack, 14 cabrilla, 46 various pargo/snapper species, 21
sierra, 4 jack crevalle, 14 roosterfish, 12 bonito and 80 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric










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Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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