23 Jan 2015 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo January 18, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo


January 18, 2015

As we progress deeper into the winter season, we are now seeing light
crowds of tourists arriving in Los Cabos. With airplane fares becoming more
reasonable, as fuel prices drop, we expect more people will realize this
and take the opportunity to visit this winter wonderland. We have seen
varying weather patterns, some days with cloud cover, with some scattered
rainfall earlier in the week, scarcely measurable, then again on other days
there was plenty of warm sunshine, with highs reaching near 80 degrees.

Winds were variable as well, the week started off very tranquil, then later
in the week there were stronger breezes blowing from the north. These
patterns contributed to anglers adjusted their game plans accordingly, as
to where they could comfortable fish on a given day. Options varied from
offshore, inshore and reef fishing. Ocean temperatures were ranging from 74
to 77 degrees throughout the region, greener off colored currents now
pushing in from the north.

Anglers enjoyed excellent action for yellowfin tuna during the first half
of the week, tuna were striking on sardinas off of the normal grounds, such
as the Gordo Banks, Iman, Vinorama, La Fortuna and Punta Gorda. Easy limits
were taken on yellowfin that averaged 15 to 25 pounds, with a larger grade
of fish mixed in as well, some 30 to 50 pounds and even a handful topping
the 70 pound mark. A local angler reported one tuna over 100 pounds while
fishing with slabs of squid on the Gordo Banks, so even though this is now
very late in the season, there is still a chance at a larger sized

Dorado were more hit or miss, though there were actually more of these
gamefish accounted for this week, as compared to the previous. Found in
small schools. Many very close to shore, ranging 5 to 25 pounds. Wahoo were
seen, but not many were being hooked into, remember last season, when the
wahoo action went wide open during mid-February, we are hoping for a repeat
of that non typical scenario.

Inshore action remained steady for sierra, scrappy gamesters, ranging up to
eight pounds, striking on sardinas, trolled hoochies and Rapalas. Some
juvenile sized roosterfish and various jacks also found close to shore. Off
the shallow rock piles there has been a variety of structure species
encountered, though this action was not consistent from day to day,
depended greatly on how strong currents and winds were.

We are now seeing the main concentration of both humpback and gray whales
arriving for their annual breeding and feeding voyage to Southern Baja. Sea
Lions are bountiful as well remaining a pesky nuisance on the fishing

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: 8 striped marlin, 2 wahoo, 365 yellowfin tuna,
134 sierra, 18 roosterfish, 38 dorado, 28bonito, 12 white skipjack, 42
miscellaneous pargo, 5 island jack, 16 amberjack, 18 cabrilla and 25

Good fishing, Eric

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