16 Sep 2019 - 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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September 15, 2019

Anglers –

At this time the weather conditions are
calm, warm and humid. Tropical
Storm Kiko is spinning off to the west,
far away from any contact with
land. Always the time of year when
everyone is closely monitoring tropical
storm develop from the south, this is
also now the five year anniversary of
the devastating Hurricane Odile. We are
now watching developing of a new
system developing below Acapulco,
hopefully it moves on a path away from
Southern Baja, we will know by late
next week. With ocean water temperature
now in the 83 to 86 degree range this
can be favorable conditions for
storms to gather strength.

Light crowds of tourists now, kind of
an off season now, but right around
the corner will be the busiest Fall
period. Local charters have been
fishing the grounds from off f Red
Hill, Palmilla, to the Gordo Banks,
Twenty Five Spot and Iman Bank.
Supplies of sardinas were more limited
week, being found mainly schooling off
the beach stretches towards San
Luis. Caballito, Ballyhoo and slabs of
squid have been other bait options,
also lots of black skipjack and bolito
on high spots. Highlight of the
action has been the yellowfin tuna,
best spot near the Twenty Five area,
drift fishing with strips of quid or
sardinas were the most successful
methods used. Sizes ranged from 20 to
70 lb. some days tough to land one or
two, other days five or more were
possible. A bit finicky, as the
of the fleet is concentrating on these
grounds every day, including the
charters from Buna Vista area.

Dorado were still scattered through
these inshore grounds, though not in
the numbers of previous weeks and again
most of these fish are juvenile
sized, under 5 lb., an occasional
respectable sized. Wahoo were in the
area, no consistent bite for these
elusive fish, one day we will see a
handful of fish, the next day nothings,
they get more sluggish in these
warmer water conditions.

Off the bottom there was a mix of
snapper, pargo species, an occasional
amberjack, dogtooth snapper, bonito and
cabrilla. Using yo-yo jigs and
various whole and cut baits off of the
many rock piles, this bottom action
is not producing many numbers of fish,
all top quality eating and a few
quality specimens..

Marin action was spread out and we did
not have many anglers that were
targeting the billfish, as the tuna
action seemed more popular. We did see
a couple of black, blue and striped
marlin accounted for, as well as

Off the shoreline, surf anglers
reported a couple of snook and
catches, these are the times when
prized species can be found close to
shoreline, you have to know what you
are doing and put in consistent efforts

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 55 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 black marlin, 3 striped
marlin, 3 sailfish, 2 blue marlin, 110
dorado, 14 wahoo, 115 yellowfin
tuna, 3 dogtooth snapper, 8 leopard
grouper, 25 Mexican bonito, 14 yellow
snapper, 6 barred pargo, 3 pompano, 9
amberjack, 2 surgeonfish, 2
roosterfish and 28 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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