SHOPPING CART: 0 ITEMS  MERCHANDISE TOTAL: $0.00  visit the fishing store  view your shopping cart  check out  track your order

20 
Free Local Tide Tables 1 
Alaska 5 
California Northern 1 
California Southern 16 
Canada 163 
  Sooke Fishing BC canada 6 
Carolina's 10 
Costa Rica 6 
  Guanacaste 9 
  Los Suenos Marina 22 
Delaware 2 
Diego Garcia 8 
Europe 3 
Florida 81 
Fly Fishing 20 
Georgia 4 
Guatemala Sport Fishing 146 
Hawaii 48 
Idaho 0 
Ireland 16 
Japan- Okinawa 10 
Kentucky 1 
Louisiana 65 
Mexico Cabo San Lucas 909 
Mexico Cancun 1 
Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo 271 
Nevada 0 
New Jersey 1 
New York 1 
Oregon 1 
Panama 1 
Potomac River Upper Maryland 1 
Puerto Rico 1 
Saltwater 18 
Saltwater Fly Fishing Reports 292 
Texas 3 
[other] 17 
From (mm/dd/yyyy)
To (mm/dd/yyyy)

fish

From Jan 01, 1999 To Dec 07, 2017
1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100 >>
 May 1, 2016; 07:53PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – April 10, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

April 10, 2016



Despite spring break now being over we are still seeing good numbers of
vacationers arriving in Los Cabos. Weather patterns are progressively
feeling more tropical, though temperatures are actually now ideal, low
temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 60s, with daytime highs near 85
degrees. Scattered cloud cover, burning off as sun warms up, moderate winds
predominately from the southeast, calmer in the morning, increased later in
the afternoon. Overall, very comfortable conditions for anglers.



Ocean swells have been slight, clean blue water now found close to shore,
water temperatures have been near 70 degrees off of Cabo San Lucas and on
the Pacific, with warmer 74 degree currents found off of San Jose del Cabo
and towards Los Frailes. Most fleets are now concentrating their efforts in
the direction of the warmer water. This seasonal transition period can see
rapid changes, last week had several days when the pelagic red crabs were
found drifting to the surface on the fishing grounds of the Gordo Banks,
this provided excellent opportunities at catching quality red snapper. Now
we are not seeing any more of these red crabs, who knows when they will
come back up, very hard to predict. There have been supplies of caballito,
but heavier pressure has been a factor of having enough to supply all
charters on some days. Strips of squid are also being used and there have
been ballyhoo available as well, still no signs of sardinas, we have now
gone the entire winter season and into spring without having any resource
for these preferred all around baitfish.



Offshore action has consisted mainly for scattered striped marlin, no large
concentrations, but there have been decent numbers of marlin found, often
within two, three or four miles from shore, striking best on baitfish,
they have been encountered tailing on the surface and anglers have been
hooking up while drift fishing with baits down deeper. Dorado action has
been almost nonexistent, only an occasional single fish being reported.
There have been some wahoo in the area, but getting them to bite is another
deal, on Monday there was some good wahoo activity found north of San Luis
Bank, but since this action has been very spotty. With clean blue water,
warming days, darkening moon, these elusive fish could go on the bite on
any given day.



Most charters are fishing off of the structure for a combination of
snapper, pargo and cabrilla species, with an occasional amberjack accounted
for. The same grounds of La Fortuna, Iman and San Luis Banks have been
holding schools of yellowfin tuna, the bite has been on and off, but
actually this past week we saw more tuna in the 20 to 50 lb. class and a
few others near 100 lb. All of these yellowfin have been hooked into while
drift fishing with strips of squid. The aggressive sea lions continue to be
an ongoing issue, not much can be done, they are hanging out on these same
fishing grounds, waiting for their chance at both the snapper and tuna,
getting more than their share. No yellowtail action to report, a handful of
amberjack, main species being smaller sized snapper, pargo, triggerfish and
bonito.



Whales seem to have started to head back on their northern migration, as
fewer of these mammals have been sighted. This is the season now when we
should start seeing whale sharks cruising on the offshore high spots.



Inshore action has been mainly for some roosterfish and jack crevalle, but
this has not been a consistent bite so far, we should have more fish moving
in along the coastal stretches in the coming month.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 96 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 16 striped marlin, 2 dorado, 9 wahoo, 36
yellowfin tuna, 14 amberjack, 14 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 115
huachinango (red snapper), 26 yellow snapper, 8 barred pargo, 130 tijareta,
6 sierra, 6 jack crevalle, 12 roosterfish, 22 bonito and 300 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 May 1, 2016; 07:50PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – April 3, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

April 3, 2016



We are now seeing the final wave of Spring Break vacationers arriving in
good numbers and enjoying the warm sunshine and scores of activities
available. Transition period now, weather is variable, from slightly chilly
early in the day, to highs in the upper 80s. Some marine layer cloud cover
early, even a little fog, quickly burning off as the sun rises.



Ocean swells have been moderate, winds variable, at times from the north,
then from the south, but not enough to keep charters from venturing to the
normal fishing grounds. Currents were strong at times, water temperature
ranged from 70 degrees on the Pacific, to 73 degrees off of San Jose del
Cabo and towards the north. These patterns are normal for this time of
year, usually lasting though the later part of this month, then we see
warmer currents move in, continuing warming trends helping to stabilize
conditions.



Not much has changed for bait availability, caballito, ballyhoo and squid
strips still be used. No one reported finding any sardina schools, except
for some 50 miles north in Cabo Pulmo National Park, not an option from
this heavily protected zone. The big news this week was that the pelagic
red crabs once again became abundant on the surface of the Gordo Banks.
This always sets off a flurry of commercial activity, as it means that the
prized pargo, snapper catch will be following these red crabs.



In the cooler waters we are not finding any dorado or wahoo to speak of,
there have been decent numbers of striped marlin encountered as close as
two to five miles from shore, striking on various baitfish best, but also
hitting on trolling lures, sizes ranged to 140 lb. Many charters are doing
a combination of bottom action, inshore and offshore, everything is close
enough now that this can be a decent option.



Not much going on close to shore except for sporadic action on roosterfish,
jack crevalle and sierra. Though hit or miss and no big numbers reported.
The striped marlin was definitely the main offshore bite, easily available
now for even the smallest of charters, since stripers are being found close
to shore. No huge numbers, but a very good chance of hooking into a
billfish if wishing to target these fish.



Many family groups vacationing now and the majority of these groups have
been opting to target smaller species, better number of a variety and
excellent eating. The red snapper, pargo action was good for anglers that
got into the red crab action, because this is what these fish are now
feeding on, not much interested in anything else at the present time. The
snapper and pargo species being landed are averaging in the 2 to 14 lb.
range. An occasional amberjack cabrilla, grouper or yellowtail were hooked
into, some on yo-yo jigs, others on baitfish. Mid-week there was one
impressive 75 lb. broomtail grouper landed by veteran Baja angler Joey
Hanen of So. Cal., fishing on the super Panga “Periquita”.



Only a handful of yellowfin tuna were found this week, most from the Iman
Bank area, cooler water and choppy seas made this bite tough, the ever
present sea lions were in wait as well. The yellowfin that we did see were
ranging in the 15 to 30 lb. class.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 98 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 21 striped marlin, 9 yellowfin tuna, 12 pompano,
2 yellowtail, 12 amberjack, 2 broomtail grouper, 5 pinto cabrilla, 18
cabrilla (leopard grouper), 480 huachinango (red snapper), 78 yellow
snapper, 320 other pargo species,4 island jack, 5 sierra, 13 jack crevalle,
15 roosterfish, 6 bonito and 230 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 May 1, 2016; 07:48PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – March 27, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

March 27, 2016



The first official week of the Spring Season saw heavier crowds of
vacationers arrive for the traditional holiday. Busy times in Los Cabos,
weather was a bit unpredictable all week, started off with heavy winds from
the south, pushing in cooler Pacific currents, which also created murky
inshore conditions. By the later part of the week the conditions settled
down and were once again on an improving trend. Ocean temperature ranged
from 71 degrees on the Pacific to 73 degrees in the direction of San Jose
del Cabo and Los Frailes.



Since last weekend through midweek we saw tough conditions, though now once
again clarity is rebounding, combined factors such as, full moon, strong
cool currents, high winds, choppy seas, all can add up to more difficult
fishing. Though during this seasonal transition period, things can change
very fast, conditions can predict what can happen on a given day. Bait
availability has been mainly caballito, strips of squid and some ballyhoo.
The baitfish such as sardineta and mackerel which had been found off of San
Jose del Cabo have now all but vanished, so in turn the offshore action for
billfish has been more scattered as well.



The majority of the charters are now concentrating on the grounds north of
Punta Gorda, namely, La Fortuna, Iman and San Luis Banks. This is where the
best opportunities for a variety of species has been found. Drift fishing
over rocky structure has been the favored technique, using various baits
and yo-yo jigs. Snapper, pargo, amberjack, cabrilla, triggerfish have been
most common catches. No huge numbers, but some quality eating fish are
being accounted for. We did see one 70 lb. class amberjack, the majority of
the bottom species are in the 5 to 15 lb. class. We heard a report from
Cabo San Lucas, that some larger charters venturing towards Todo Santos
encountered schools of yellowtail on the surface traveling with porpoise
and these boats were able to land up to a half dozen nice sized yellowtail
while trolling marlin, tuna, dorado type surface lures, of course this was
an isolated event, at least it was a sign that more numbers of yellowtail
are heading our direction, so far this season these jacks have been almost
nonexistent.



Action for dorado, wahoo or yellowfin tuna was very limited, only an
occasional wahoo or dorado being reported. Tuna are still being found on
the Iman Banks and towards Vinorama, drift fishing with strips of squid.
This action was very hit or miss, though a handful of yellowfin were landed
each day, including fish to over 70 lb., most common sized tuna was more in
the 15 to 25 lb. range, anglers were fortunate to land one tuna in their
combined catch. Best bet to catch fish was to try off the bottom.



Inshore there was some action on jack crevalle and roosterfish, limited as
it was, we did hear of a couple of larger sized roosterfish hooked into off
of the San Jose del Cabo hotel zone, still early in the season for these
popular gamefish. Quite a few whales still being sighted, though this is
usually now the tail end of the annual migration for these mammals, they
well be heading back north soon.



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: 6 striped marlin, 2 wahoo, 3 dorado, 29
yellowfin tuna, 5 pompano, 17 amberjack, 23 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 32
huachinango, 45 yellow snapper, 16 barred pargo, 9 island jack, 18 sierra,
16 jack crevalle,

8 roosterfish, 8 bonito, 18 black skipjack and 95 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 May 1, 2016; 07:45PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – March 20, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

March 20, 2016



This is a busy time in Southern Baja, with the annual San Jose del Cabo
traditional fiesta lasting throughout the week, Fishing Tournament from
Puerto Los Cabos on March 19, then the Off Road racing classic on March 20,
all during the same weekend when the spring season officially begins. Sunny
days, with high temperatures into the 80s, ideal climate now, some
unpredictable winds, blowing from the north and then gusting out of the
south, common pattern this time of year.



Anglers have found a combination of surface action, inshore and bottom
action. Striped marlin is the main species being targeted offshore, no big
numbers, though there are good chances at having opportunities anywhere
from 3 to 10 miles from shore, fish are spread out. Not many dorado being
found, just an occasional fish. Same for wahoo, not really the season for
these species, but they still are in the area, just not striking very often.



Most of the panga charters are now concentrating on the normal grounds to
the north of Punta Gorda, La Fortuna Iman and San Luis Banks. There have
been yellowfin tuna schooling here and anglers were hooking up while drift
fishing with strips of squid, some charters accounted for five or six
yellowfin, while others worked hard for one or two fish. Some days the
winds made for tough fishing, other days proved to be nice. Sizes on these
tuna averaged 15 to 25 lb. though there were larger fish in the mix, we
weighed in one yellowfin at 87 lb., and several others in the 40 to 60 lb.
were also accounted for.



The bait supply consisted mainly of caballito, ballyhoo, slabs of squid and
some sardineta, these baitfish which had been holding off of San Jose del
Cabo are now dispersing, with heavy pressure by porpoise a main factor on
scattering these bait schools. We still have the ongoing problem of having
to battle with the sea lions in order to land your hook ups.



On the same grounds where the yellowfin tuna were holding, there has been a
variety of bottom species hooked into, common catches were pargo, of mixed
varieties, leopard grouper, rainbow runner, skipjack, bonito, triggerfish,
also chances at pompano and amberjack. There were reports of a couple of
tiger sharks being hooked into as well. Many bottom fish were lost to cut
lines as well, heavier fish that cut lines on the sharp rocks.



Not much going on close to shore now, sporadic action for smaller sized
roosterfish and some early morning sierra. A few halibut have been landed
by both shore and boat anglers, not a usual catch for us.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 66 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 8 striped marlin, 3 wahoo, 4 dorado, 106
yellowfin tuna, 2 halibut, 6 pompano, 11 amberjack, 19 cabrilla (leopard
grouper), 14 huachinango, 30 yellow snapper, 9 barred pargo, 18 sierra, 9
roosterfish, 4 bonito and 42 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 16, 2016; 10:05PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – March 13, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

March 13, 2016



Just as the local saying goes, Febreo Loco y Marzo otro poco (Crazy
February and March a little more), this proved to be the prefect summary
for this past week’s weather. Daytime highs barely reached into the lower
70s for the first part of the week, south winds switched from out of the
Northwest, gusts to over 30 mph, rain showers near La Paz, winds swirling
from all directions, creating choppy ocean swells, causing the Ports of
Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Los Cabos to be closed down for the day of
Wednesday, even though Tuesday was the worst conditions, Port Authorities
were being extra cautious. By Thursday morning the front had passed
through, conditions warmed up, south winds remained steady though. Overall
we are now back on a warming trend, during this seasonal transition period
we can commonly witness srapidly changing conditions, remember last March,
on the day of the annual off road races, we saw heavy tropical thunder
storms, then hail and offshore water spouts, all on the same day,
definitely can be crazy.



Ocean conditions became a bit more stirred up, areas of greener cooling
currents, water temperatures varied from 71 degrees on the Pacific side to
76 degrees in the direction of the Sea of Cortez. Schools of baitfish
continue to be found off of San Jose del Cabo, more sardineta than anything
else, but also some mackerel. This is the same grounds where there has been
good action for striped marlin, mainly while drift fishing baits down
deeper, striped marlin up to 140 pounds were reported, these were larger
striped marlin, compared to the smaller fish being found earlier. Fleets
from Cabo San Lucas were also fishing this area, not much going on
elsewhere. Not wide open action, but most charter were having opportunities
at marlin. Live caballito were available from inside the marina on a
limited basis.



For the La Playita panga fleets, the more productive action was coming off
the bottom structure, high spots from Red Hill/Palmilla, north to San Luis
Bank, produced a mix of species, while drift fishing with various baits and
on yo-yo style jigs. Catches included amberjack, yellowtail, yellow
snapper, huachinango, bonito, leopard grouper, barred pargo, triggerfish
and others. All very good eating species. Though on windy days this type of
fishing can prove to be difficult, creating too fast of a drift. We do
anticipate some great bottom action as soon as we see more consistent
calmer conditions.



Nor much to report in the way of dorado or wahoo, just an occasional
specimen being accounted for. Yellowfin tuna was very limited as well,
though these fish were hanging around the San Luis Bank and a few fish were
landed, ranging up to 70 pounds, striking on strips of squid, early in the
day seemed to be the best chance at enticing a strike, though this action
was sporadic, there was also the ever present problem of sea lions waiting
for their chances at stealing hooked fish.



Along the shoreline anglers have encountered increased numbers of sierra,
striking on lures and strip baits. Some smaller sized roosterfish rounded
out the inshore activity. The coming weeks should see improvement closer to
shore, though this season the lack of the sardinas have made things more
unpredictable.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 48 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 15 striped marlin, 3 yellowtail, 1 wahoo, 2
dorado, 19 yellowfin tuna, 16 amberjack, 34 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 12
huachinango, 22 yellow snapper, 6 barred pargo, 24 sierra, 12 roosterfish,
9 bonito and 38 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 16, 2016; 10:03PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – March 6, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

March 6, 2016



As we near the official start to the spring season, people now visiting the
Los Cabos area are being greeted by ideal weather conditions, low
temperature in the 60 degree range with daytime highs reaching in the upper
80s. Next week is forecast to be slightly cooler. Skies are clear, plenty
of warm sunshine to enjoy all of the available outdoor activities. Ocean
temperatures are averaging 73/74 degrees throughout the region, swells were
moderate, currents not as strong as they had been and winds have been much
lighter, not much from the north at all, mainly from the southeast later in
the day.



Schools of mackerel and sardineta are congregating several miles offshore
of San Jose del Cabo, increasing numbers of striped marlin are showing up
on these same grounds, still no wide open bite by any means, encouraging
signs though, with all of the baitfish in the area, also with ocean
conditions now much more favorable.



Species such as dorado, yellowfin tuna and wahoo have been extremely
limited, though these fish are in the area, and with progressively warming
days we should see more activity for these surface gamefish. In the
meantime fleets are now finding more action for a variety of great eating
species off of the bottom structure. Areas from Punta Palmilla, to La
Fortuna, Iman and San Luis Banks have all been showing better production.
Anglers have been doing well on yo-yo style jigs, as well as on various
available baitfish. This bottom action is really just starting to develop
and has been somewhat sporadic as to where the best bite is found on a
given day. Daily catches have included, amberjack, yellowtail, yellow
snapper, huachinango, barred pargo, bonito, sierra, leopard grouper,
hammerhead shark, triggerfish, parrot fish and others. No huge numbers of
any particular species, though there has been great variety available.



Early in the the week there was good action for sierra up to six pounds off
of Palmilla and Red Hill, also some medium sized roosterfish were
patrolling the normal inshore sandy stretches. A few local anglers reported
hooking into a larger grade of yellowfin tuna, up to 150 lb. while fishing
late in the afternoon on the Gordo Banks, but these fish are not showing
themselves during normal charters earlier in the day. Perhaps with warmer
steady conditions this will get something more consistent going. The
smaller class of yellowfin tuna, up to 30 lb., have been hanging around the
Iman Banks, though getting any big numbers of hook ups has not been a
regular situation, though some charters did account for one or two tuna in
their combined catch, most of these yellowfin hit on striped squid, with a
handful on yo-yo jigs.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 66 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 9 striped marlin, 2 dorado, 3 wahoo,1 baqueta
grouper, 2 yellowtail, 28 yellowfin tuna, 32 amberjack, 68 cabrilla
(leopard grouper), 21 huachinango, 44 yellow snapper, 18 barred pargo, 28
sierra, 14 roosterfish, 6 rainbow runner, 8 parrot fish, 14 bonito, 9
hammerhead shark (released) and 80 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric









--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 16, 2016; 10:01PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – February 28, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

February 28, 2016



This past week conditions cooled off slightly over the previous week. Still
plenty of warm sunshine for the moderate crowds of visitors, highs reaching
into the mid 80’s, lows in the 50’s.

North winds resided some, switched from the south at times. Currents were
very strong at times, water was clear and blue within a mile of shore,
water temperatures, ranged from 72 to 75 degrees, warmer currents found
offshore.



Last weekend and through the start of this week we saw pelagic red crabs
appear on the local fishing grounds, this created excitement, especially
for the commercial fleets, these little crustaceans make excellent baits
for red snapper, which is the bread and butter of the local commercial
panga fleets. They were first seen on the Outer Gordo Bank, later on
further north, but then current became swifter and these crabs did not come
to the surface, which is the only way they can be caught, with nets when
they are up top. So bottom action was the main deal this past week, even
the sportfishing fleets were getting in on this action. A handful of nice
amberjack to over 50 lb. were also accounted for, quite a few leopard group
as well, a few of them over 20 lb. Many variety of snapper, the huachinango
(true Pacific red snapper), yellow snapper, barred pargo, tijaretas, etc…
Lots of triggerfish. Also one black sea bass of 45 b., a very rare catch
for our area, this sea bass ate a red snapper that was being reeled in.



Very few dorado or wahoo, just an occasional fish or two being found.
Inshore water where these fish had been holding cooled off, and we were
dealing with a bright full moon. Striped marlin became very scattered, just
a few fish being found, no larger concentrations. The schools of mackerel
and sardinetas became more scattered this week as well. Most charters were
using either strips of squid, caballito, ballyhoo, with some mackerel and
sardinetas when available.



Little inshore action found, mainly smaller sized roosterfish and a few
stray sierra. Not much inshore bait activity to attract numbers of gamefish
at this time. Still no signs of any sardinas in the area.



Yellowfin tuna were limited to a few fish in the vicinity of Iman Bank or
La Fortuna, these fish were hitting on striped squid, the ongoing sea lion
problem continued, most of these inshore tuna were in the 15 to 25 lb.
range, anglers were fortunate to land one or two. This whole winter we have
had a bonus of finding yellowfin tuna, this during the season when we would
normally not see many of these fish, this has been an odd year, with water
temperatures being warmer than normal, has changed all of the normal
migrations, even the whales are scarcer this season.



In recent days there have been a few yellowfin taken offshore of San Jose
del Cabo, associated with rapidly moving schools of porpoise, these were a
nicer grade of yellowfin, in the 100 to 150 lb. class, though only a few
fish all together were landed, but it is encouraging that we are seeing
this, could be the start of something more consistent.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 82 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 black sea bass, 4 striped marlin, 4 wahoo, 40
yellowfin tuna, 5 dorado, 9 amberjack, 35 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 185
huachinango, 56 yellow snapper, 12 barred pargo,7 sierra, 16 roosterfish,
12 rainbow runner,14 parrot fish, 12 bonito, 15 hammerhead shark (released)
and 110 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric









--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 16, 2016; 09:58PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – February 21, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

February 21, 2016



Warm wintertime sunshine is now attracting more tourists and they are
enjoying temperatures reaching close to 90 degrees, feels like spring
already. Winds have continued to be unpredictable, mainly from the north,
but also switching out of the southeast, not as strong as during weeks
past. Strong currents have been an issue, but they now seem to be slacking
way down.



Crazy season, even the whale migration seems off, not as many being seen
off of the San Jose del Cabo area as would be normal for this time of year.
Plenty of sea lions on the fishing grounds, awaiting their opportunity at
an easy meal, grabbing fish that are hooked on angler’s lines. The bait
situation remains the same, sardineta continue to school offshore and can
be caught on sabiki rigs early in the morning, caballito, cocinero, squid
strips and ballyhoo are also available, though we heard of no reports at
all of any sardinas being found.



Ocean clarity became a bit more greenish close to shore, north to Los
Frailes, water temperature was also coolest closer to shore, about 72/74
degrees on the average, while five or more miles offshore there was 75/76
degree water reported. All around the fishing action was more scattered
this past week. Yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo action became very
limited. A few tuna were being hooked, most of these found from La Fortuna
to the Iman Bank, and best chances were early in the day, also getting a
hooked yellowfin actually in the boat was a challenge with the ever present
sea lions lurking nearby. Most of these tuna were in the 15 to 25 lb. range
and anglers were fortunate to land one or two of these fish. Dorado were
almost nonexistent, who knows where they have gone, wahoo were still
around, but fewer were being hooked up, more action early in the week, with
very few of these speedsters being reported later in the week. Water
temperature cooled off where these wahoo had been schooling off of Punta
Gorda, also a bit off colored, with winds settling down these fish could
decide to become more active again as conditions improve.



Bottom action was spotty, most common catches being triggerfish and smaller
sized snapper/pargo species, with a handful of cabrilla (leopard grouper)
in the mix. More hammerhead moving in on the structure, where we commonly
bottom fish, makes for an additional challenge. On at least a couple of
occasions, anglers reported that something very large grabbed on to their
hooked up tuna, only to head for the rocks and break the line, sounds like
some grouper or dogtooth snapper are moving in.



The action for striped marlin continues off of San Jose del Cabo, mostly
centered from 3 to 5 miles offshore, changing daily, most charters
targeting these billfish are having chances, some several per day, majority
of hook ups came while drift fishing with the available larger baits, sizes
on the marlin ranged from 70 lb. to 120 lb.



Inshore there was some roosterfish and sierra action, a few nicer sized
roosterfish were accounted for, up to 25 lb., impressive for this time of
year. There was a reported 25 lb. class snook landed from a panga charter
while trolling close to shore for roosterfish, off of the Estuary area,
definitely an unusual catch.



A few more sierra in recent days, the lack of sardinas has really hurt the
sierra season, fun fish on light tackle, scrappy and very fast fighters.



Just no big numbers of any particular species at this time, though spring
is now right around the corner, transition time can be like this, but
things can also change very fast.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 60 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 snook, 18 striped marlin, 7 wahoo, 16
yellowfin tuna, 2 dorado, 6 amberjack, 8 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 16
huachinango, 22 yellow snapper, 15 sierra, 18 roosterfish, 12 parrot fish,
8 bonito, 10 hammerhead shark (released), 2 thrasher shark, and 28
triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric








--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Feb 18, 2016; 10:43PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – February 14, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

February 14, 2016



The month of February has always been thought of as unpredictable and a bit
crazy, we have seen a bit of this already. Last week was cooler and windy,
now we have seen a warmer trend like spring is already here, daytime highs
reaching 90 degrees, plenty of clear skies and sunshine, the wind patterns
and unusually swift currents still persist, but it does feel like days will
only be getting warmer as we progress towards spring break. Ocean water
temperatures are holding at 74 degrees throughout most of the region,
warmer 76 degree water found outside of Cabo San Lucas and around the Gordo
Banks.



The all-around fishing action remains scattered, a lot of variety in the
area now, but no particular species is overly abundant. Clear blue water is
being found within a few miles of shore, though there is greener conditions
towards the north near Los Frailes. Schools of sardinetas are now
congregated off of San Jose del Cabo, always a good sign that these will be
attracting more gamefish, particularly striped marlin. Still no reports of
the normal smaller sardinas being found, word has spread that this species
will be under stricter regulations to help this stock rebound once the
environmental conditions are to their liking so that they return to their
normal migration patterns. With ocean temperatures remaining warmer than
normal, this has contributed to changing oxygen levels and plankton growth,
which these baitfish feed on, El Nino has all normal patterns all mixed up.



A sign that anything could happen on any given day was confirmed when local
pangero legend Hugo Pino from La Playita landed a 350 lb. black marlin off
of the Gordo Banks mid- week, Hugo was trolling a live caballito when the
black struck. Very unusual to find black marlin hanging around these
grounds during mid-February. On these same grounds there have been
yellowfin tuna, some of these tuna are over the hundred pound mark, many
have been seen of all sizes, feeding on what look like an abundance of
flying fish, hard to entice them to strike on anything else, though a
handful of these yellowfin to 120 lb. have been landed, some on normal
morning charters, other on afternoon trips by the selective few commercial
and private boats that do go out later in the day. Problem has been finding
a calm enough afternoon, these anglers are stock piling slabs of squid as
well, the more chum the better, to help entice these finicky tuna.



Not all that much going off the bottom, wind earlier in the week, combined
with persistently stronger currents and then the ever present hungry sea
lions, all has added up to few numbers of snapper, cabrilla and amberjack.
There was a report of a couple of yellowtail, so maybe more of these
popular jacks will move in. If conditions do continue to stabilize, we
should see improved bottom action, anglers have been using whole and cut
baits, as well as yo-yo jigs, some charters are starting to use down
riggers.



Wahoo are hanging around into winter season again, though bite has been
sporadic, more chances now there a favorite food source of sadinetas have
showed up. Punta Gorda seems to be holding more numbers of the wahoo now,
but the word has also spread, putting added pressure on these already
elusive and shy fish.



Very few dorado being found, just a few single fish, no particular place
better than the other. Inshore there were some roosterfish and a few sierra
found, a few roosterfish to 20 lb., good sized for this time of year. With
the warmer water and lack of sardinas for bait there have been no big
numbers of sierra



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 74 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 17 striped marlin, 14 wahoo, 35
yellowfin tuna, 11 dorado, 10 amberjack, 16 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 16
huachinango, 52 misc. pargo/snapper , 1 thrasher shark, 6 sierra, 24
roosterfish and 55 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric









--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Feb 11, 2016; 01:40AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – February 7, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

February 7, 2016



The first week of February brought light crowds of tourists, the all-around
climate was very pleasant considering this is the midst of winter time and
daytime highs were reaching 85 degrees. The period started out with calmer
days, but quickly these calm ocean conditions deteriorated, as the north
winds picked up to near gale force, on Wednesday it blew 30 mph, with even
higher gusts, then weakened later in the week to about 15 to 20 miles mph.,
this continued through into the weekend. As a result we saw ocean water
temperatures drop suddenly into the 74 degree range and it appears this
cooling trend might continue.



This sudden change did not help the fishing action at all, in fact not many
charters were even braving the elements. Bait fish became scattered, though
local bait vendors did make the extra effort to travel to the Pacific side
of Cabo San Lucas at night where they found good numbers of schooling
mackerel, though with the stirred up conditions anglers did not find much
with these lively bait fish. There were limited supplies of caballito,
ballyhoo and slabs of squid also available.



No particular species of fish was very active at all this week, even the
triggerfish were not eager to eat. Yellowfin tuna were still hanging around
the Iman Bank, but not many were landed, these grounds were practically
unreachable for several days and the hungry sea lions were more aggressive
than ever. The tuna that were landed ranged up to 25 lb., striking on
strips of squid. A handful of yellowfin also were taken from other areas.
Dorado became even scarcer than they had been, the few that were accoutered
for were in the 10 lb. range.



Striped marlin action slowed compared to last week, though these billfish
are still being found in varying numbers throughout the region. The ocean
clarity is still good and these marlin to not mind cooler currents, they
just need to have their steady food supply.



Wahoo became more finicky with cooling waters, also the word was now out,
as to where most of these wahoo were hanging out off of Punta Gorda and the
pressure was heavier on these grounds. Too many spear fishermen these days,
not easy to fish where there are also people spear fishing. Many of the
wahoo they hit with spears end up ripping free, only to die of their
injuries and this makes the entire school of wahoo even that much spookier.
The large needlefish have returned in force, striking on trolled baits and
making a mess of things as they like to do.



Bottom action was showing improvement last week, before this latest blow,
maybe cooling waters will get some yellowtail action going. Inshore there
were some sierra caught, trolling baits and lures, hard to really get these
fish going without the sardinas available.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 38 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 5 striped marlin, 11 wahoo, 18 yellowfin tuna, 8
dorado, 18 rainbow runner, 4 amberjack, 6 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 17
huachinango, 26 other pargo/snapper species, 8 bonito, 9 sierra and 12
triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric









--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100 >>
 


Wanted | Fishing Store | Search Store | Photo Contest | Tips & Tricks
Boats & Accessories | Fishing Reports | Mailing List | Contact Us | Tell a Friend
Copyright (c) 2001-2010, 2catchfish.com. All Rights Reserved.

2CatchFish v3.2 (Mar 27, 2006)

online fishing tackle

Visit also www.2catchfish.com www.tocatchfish.com www.2catchbass.com www.2catchtuna.com www.2catchmarlin.com
 
 
this site is designed and developed by Stanimir Stanev
senior soa, web services, java developer