9 Jul 2017 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers



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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Eric Brictson / Operator
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