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 Aug 14, 2019; 07:40AM - 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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Anglers –

August 11, 2019

Typical moderate numbers of tourists
now arriving in the heat of the
summer, braving the warm humid climate.
Tropical conditions, highs of about
90 degrees, though feels more like a
100 degrees when calculating the heat
index. A relatively quiet week for
Eastern Pacific tropical storm
activity,
there are several low pressure area
developing at this time, the forecast
appears to have these systems drifting
off to the west, away from any
contact with land. The next six weeks
are historically the time when storms
can strike this region. Water
temperatures have recently ranged from
77 to
83 degrees, there have been two meter
swells and some south winds later in
the day, but the overall ocean
conditions have been favorable for
anglers,
with clean blue water now being found
close to shore.



For the past week the local panga bait
netters have been working the surf
zone just to the north of the Puerto
Los Cabos Marina jetty, finding good
sized schools of sardinas, but they
were having to work hard, other options
were caballito, slabs of squid and
ballyhoo.



Starting on Monday the yellowfin tuna
finally decided to bite, this action
was on the grounds from La Fortuna,
Twenty-Five Spot, to Iman Bank. These
yellowfin were ranging in sizes
averaging 30 to 65 lb., though we did
hear
of one tuna of about 100 lb. being
landed Friday. Some charters had as
many
as four tuna, others felt fortunate
with just one, but at least these tuna
were becoming more active. The fish
were hitting on sardinas, squid and
some on chunk bait from skipjack or
bolito.



Dorado action was wide open on these
same grounds, often not giving the
tuna a chance to even get to any baits.
Problem was that most of these
dorado have been very small, but
occasionally some larger fish were
mixed
in, the key is to release the smaller
dorado with care and try to fill your
personal limit with a couple of nicer
sized fish. Offshore, on the marlin
grounds there has been a better chance
of finding large bull dorado, fish
to over 40 lb., though not many
numbers, just a few scattered nicer
quality
fish.



Marlin bite was sporadic, but at this
time there can be opportunities for
sailfish, striped, blue and black
marlin. There was one black caught from
a
panga this week, weighed in the 400 lb.
range. Several blue marlin were
also reported, a handful of out of
season striped marlin, as well as a
couple of sailfish.



No wahoo to speak of, surface action
now mainly being for dorado, tuna or
billfish. Bottom action produced more
triggerfish than anything else, a few
yellow snapper, bonito, island jack and
leopard grouper. Though more
anglers were targeting the dorado and
tuna at this time. Along the shore
there were a few roosterfish still
hanging around, as well as jack
crevalle, though with increased surf
activity this season is now winding
down.



*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 69 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 sailfish, 1 black marlin,
4 striped marlin, 4 blue marlin, 450
dorado, 52 yellowfin tuna, 8 leopard
grouper, 45 Mexican bonito, 14 yellow
snapper, 1 island jack, 3 amberjack,
8 roosterfish, 6 jack crevalle and 38
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
 Aug 5, 2019; 07:39AM - 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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Anglers –

August 4, 2019

New month is feeling more tropical by
the day, increased humidity, last
week there were distance tropical
storms, Erick and Flossie, both headed
far off to the west causing no impact
with land. Presently there is a new
storm named Gil, is expected to follow
the same direction off west. Swells
have been moderate, winds mainly out of
the south later in the day,
unpredictable from day to day when the
breeze might pick up. Ocean
temperatures are ranging from 80 to 86
degrees. High daytime temperature
averaging 90 degrees.



The last few days there were sardinas
found schooling just to the north of
the marina jetty, so this has been a
bonus bait option as well as
caballito, ballyhoo and slabs of squid.
Most common fish has been dorado,
spread throughout the area,
particularly around the Iman Bank. The
majority
of these fish were smaller in size,
though a handful of larger fish to over
20 b. were mixed in. There has been a
lot of catch and release going on.
Most charters were easily getting their
two dorado limits per person limits.



Very few yellowfin tuna were landed,
though many were seen on different
grounds, just with all of the natural
food source in the area they just did
not appear to be that hungry, the tuna
that were caught were in the 15 to
25 lb. range. A few wahoo were
reported, found trolling in open water,
on
marlin and dorado grounds. Marlin
action slowed down compared to previous
week, though there were still chances
at striped and blue marlin, also we
saw at least one sailfish, have yet to
report any black marlin this season.



Bottom action consisted mainly of
triggerfish, with an occasional leopard
grouper, amberjack or snapper. Some
days various shark species were also
hooked into while trying the bottom
action. Most charters are now
concentrating more on surface bite.



Along the shoreline there were a
handful of roosterfish reported, though
the season for these fish is now
winding down.



*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 72 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 sailfish, 3 striped
marlin, 2 blue marlin, 6 wahoo, 255
dorado, 8 yellowfin tuna, 11 leopard
grouper, 12 Mexican bonito, 16 red
snapper, 1 Pacific golden eyed tile
fish, 4 yellow snapper, 9 amberjack, 6
roosterfish, 4 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
 Jul 29, 2019; 04:14PM - 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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Anglers –

July 28, 2019

Tropical conditions, high temperatures
averaging 90 degrees, south wind
early in the week, settling down over
the weekend. There was the
development of Tropical Storm Dalila,
this system moved far to the west, no
impact with land, though there was
local tropical disturbances flaring up,
early in the week over the mountainous
region north of San Jose del Cabo
and in La Paz, where they had major
thunderstorms, it is now the time when
this tropical actives increases.



There were moderate ocean swells and
southern winds the first half of the
week, this contributed to stirring up
water conditions once again, greener
currents along the shoreline, clean
blue water found further offshore.
Ocean temperature is now in the 78 to
85 degree range, off of San Jose and
towards the north offshore, is where
the water is now warmest.



Conditions are now cleaning up closer
to shore, crazy how all through the
month of July conditions were changing
back and forth. It is now the season
when things can change rapidly, both
with the fishing action and the
weather.



Bait vendors offered a mix of
caballito, mullet, ballyhoo and slabs
of
squid. More open water trolling done
offshore, with blue marlin strikes
being reported daily, particularly
around the 1150 spot, also some striped
marlin and nicer sized dorado, to over
40 lb. Chances of finding porpoise
with associated yellowfin tuna, though
nothing consistent for tuna now,
some local commercial pangeros found
some yellowfin to 60 lb. north of
Vinorama.



Closer to shore from Cardon to Vinorama
there were good numbers of smaller
school sized dorado, under 10 lb., some
very small, remember catch and
release on these small dorado, limits
are two per license. As clean water
moves closer to shore we expect some of
the larger bulls to move in, now
most of the larger dorado reported are
out on the marlin grounds.



We had a surprise to see some activity
by wahoo, handful of these
speedsters were landed while trolling
offshore waters, has been a while
since we seen these fish, so that is a
great sign. More looking for various
surface action now, not much besides
triggerfish and an occasional snapper
or amberjack off the bottom now. Along
the shore there were still
roosterfish and jack crevalle, though
that action became less consistent
and actually more anglers are opting to
target the dorado which has been
the main bite for local charters.



*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 66 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 7 striped marlin, 4 blue
marlin, 5 wahoo, 235 dorado, 24
yellowfin tuna, 9 leopard grouper, 32
Mexican bonito, 14 red snapper, 7
yellow snapper, 8 amberjack, 9
roosterfish, 15 jack crevalle and 85
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
 Jul 23, 2019; 03:34PM - 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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Anglers –

July 21, 2019

With summer progressing, we saw light
numbers of anglers arriving this past
week, though weather conditions are
stable with no tropical storms forming
at this time. Ocean swells are moderate
and winds were not much of a
factor, swirling from the south mainly
later in the day. Mostly sunny
skies, high temperatures in the mid-
80s, but with combined heat index it is
feeling more like 95 degrees. Ocean
conditions turned over yet again to
start the week following strong south
wind, this laid down the next day and
since the conditions have rebounded,
back up to 80 degrees and also blue
within a couple miles of shore.

Most of the fishing action for local
fleets was concentrated from the Iman
Bank and north to Vinorama, this is
where the water was cleaner. Using
caballito, moonfish, ballyhoo and
strips of squid anglers working the
bottom structure for a few red snapper,
bonito, cabrilla and amberjack,
though this action was spotty.
Highlight off the bottom were a handful
of
nice amberjack up to 50 lb.

Some yellowfin tuna were found near
Vinorama, trolling hoochie type lures,
drift fishing with strips of squid and
also some on yo-yo jigs, these tuna
were in the 10 to 20 lb. range, mid-
week was best, bite was on and off,
just like the ocean conditions.

We saw increased numbers of dorado
showing up, though the majority of
these
were smaller sized fish, but again a
couple of much larger bulls weighing
over 50 lb. were reported from a
cruiser fishing near Cabrillo Seamount,
scattered throughout the region,
striking on a variety of trolled
feathers
and rigging baits.

Along the shoreline anglers still had
chances at roosterfish, though
numbers were less now than in previous
weeks, more jack crevalle than
anything else.

Best chances at billfish seemed to be
straight offshore of San Jose del
Cabo and towards the 1150 spot, though
we did not have many anglers that
did try this option, we heard of
reports of some blue marlin strikes.

The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 57 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 striped marlin, 2 blue
marlin, 29 dorado, 27 yellowfin tuna, 1
broomtail grouper, 1 pompano, 1
porgy, 8 leopard grouper, 26 Mexican
bonito, 16 red snapper, 4 yellow
snapper, 11 amberjack, 15 roosterfish,
32 jack crevalle and 24 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
 Jul 15, 2019; 07:45AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com