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 Jul 9, 2017; 02:10AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –



July 2, 2017

Through another month, we now begin the first of the three true summer
months. Up until now we have felt relatively mild heat, a bit cooler than
normal throughout June. These conditions feel great for local residents, as
we know that soon enough we will endurance much warmer and humid times.
Last week Hurricane Dora formed and passed as a category one storm about
250 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, locally there were some limited
isolated rain squalls, did not amount to much at all though, as this system
quickly weakened as it passed over cooler Pacific waters.

We did feel some south winds, but much less and lighter than the previous
week. Though the ocean conditions remains turned over, as slack currents
are delaying the time it takes for conditions to rebound. Water temperature
is back up into the 74 degree range in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and Los Frailes, out to about 10 to 15 miles the water is green, slowly
clearing, offshore the water is cleaner and up into the upper 70 degree
range. Though better fishing action is still be found closer inshore near
the Iman to San Luis Banks, charters that scouted grounds further offshore
did not reports much, some scattered yellowfin tuna early in the week for
charters out of Cabo San Lucas, but that action dissipated later in the
week. Not much being reported for billfish action, some striped marlin
being seen, but very few actual hook ups.

Bait supplies remained steady for caballito and mullet, not much else now,
even bolito on the fishing grounds vanished, as conditions eventually
recover we do expect the offshore grounds to attract the baitfish schools
and more gamefish following. In the meantime fleets found that the most
productive action was off the bottom, mainly on yo-yo type jigs for red
snapper and a few amberjack. The snapper, or huachinango were found mainly
on the San Luis bank, best bite was early in the day and these excellent
eating fish averaged 4 to 10 lb. We saw a few amberjack off these same
grounds, weight from 10 to 30 lb.

Only a few small sized dorado reported in recent days and a couple of
reported missed wahoo strikes. There were some quality sized yellowfin tuna
hooked into on the grounds from Iman to San Luis, anglers drift fishing or
slow trolling various baits had opportunities when putting in enough time,
there was one yellowfin close to 100 lb. landed mid-week, other days we
would see a few tuna in the 40 to 70 lb. class for all charters combined. A
few smaller football sized tuna were also hooked into on yo-yo jigs or
trolled hoochies, but numbers were light. Though with this grade of
yellowfin schooling in the green water, over the bottom structure we do
expect for the bite to become much more consistent as the clarity of the
water improves. Crazy now how the action is still better closer to shore
where the water clarity is greener, rather than further offshore in the
blue water. The deal is that there is more baitfish close to shore than
further out, the fish do need to follow their food supply.

For the charters that did try inshore areas for roosterfish, they did find
some activity, though these fish were more scattered due to off-colored,
cooler conditions, as well as the swells increasing earlier in the week due
to the passing of Hurricane Dora..

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 68 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 4 dorado, 8 amberjack, 28 bonito, 18 yellow
snapper, 7 barred pargo, 29 yellowfin tuna, 9 leopard grouper, 1 dogtooth
snapper, 1 broomtail grouper, 235 huachinango, 10 jack crevalle, 12
roosterfish, 3 sierra and 28 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 Jul 1, 2017; 05:29PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –



June 25, 2017



The official start to summer season began this week, though at this time
the climate feels cooler that you would normally expect at this time. With
high temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 80s. The conditions for
this entire past week was dominated by persistent swirling southern winds,
gusting to 30 mph at times. These relentless winds have turned over the
ocean conditions entirely, the week before we saw ocean temperatures
reaching up to 80 degrees in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and further
north, presently water temperatures in this same region are now in the 69
to 70 degree range, all the way to Punta Colorado and some fifteen miles or
more offshore.



So sportfishing fleets have been searching hard, with only so many options
available. The conditions on land actually felt pleasant, agreeable
temperature, though until these winds patterns settle down, we will be
plagued by cooler water conditions from the Pacific, as well as currents
being greenish for the first few miles out, eventually things will rebound,
but for now it is a waiting game and mainly fishing closer to shore for
what fish species might be cooperative. Bait supplies consisted of mullet
and caballito, surf conditions increased some and this made in more
challenging for the bait netters to find mullet, caballito were being
netted inside the marina channel where it was calmer.



With ocean water temperatures progressively cooler all week, and moving
farther offshore the all-around action became more limited. Earlier in the
week there were fair numbers of roosterfish found trolling baits along the
shoreline, some roosters to 50 lb. were reported, also jack crevalle and a
handful of sierra. A few dogtooth snapper to 20 lb. were landed, as well as
various structure species, island jack, pompano, yellow snapper,
huachinango, leopard grouper, broomtail grouper, amberjack, bonito and
triggerfish. No huge numbers, but decent variety and all quality eating
fish. As the week went on the bite fell off, cooler water shut down the
roosterfish and choppy conditions made it tough to even try and fish the
bottom structure.



A few yellowfin tuna to fifty pounds were landed, these from the grounds
from Iman to San Luis Banks, on yo-yo jigs or various baitfish. Also
limited number of dorado earlier in the week before water temperature
cooled so much. A few wahoo strikes were reported as well, so these pelagic
gamefish are still in the area and as conditions recover the action will
surely turn back around. These weather patterns are becoming even more
unpredictable and can be discouraging, but will recover soon enough, just
can be very unfortunate for anglers that arrived during this time frame.



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: 2 striped marlin, 5 dorado, 13 amberjack, 9
island jack, 4 pompano, 44 bonito, 9 yellowfin tuna, 30 yellow snapper, 6
barred pargo, 12 leopard grouper, 3 dogtooth snapper, 1 broomtail, 32
huachinango, 12 jack crevalle, 22 roosterfish, 1 parrot fish, 8 sierra and
35 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric

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Eric Brictson / Operator
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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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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
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 Jul 1, 2017; 05:18PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
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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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Eric Brictson / Operator
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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 Jun 13, 2016; 07:38PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – June 5, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
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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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Eric Brictson / Operator
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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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 Jun 13, 2016; 07:36PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – May 29, 2016
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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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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
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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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San Jose del Cabo



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
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



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











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
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