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 Oct 7, 2015; 02:16PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – October 4, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

October 4, 2015



With the summer season now officially over we have started the busy Fall
Season. Weather remained calm in the Eastern Pacific through most of the
week, no rain until Saturday, when the remnants of Hurricane Marty swept by
and left scattered thundershowers and wind gusts to 30 mile per hours in
certain isolated areas, by later in the day conditions settled down and
that seemed to be the end of this system. Heat index still over 100
degrees, with very high humidity. The climate should become more
comfortable in the coming weeks. We were closely watching the development
of Hurricane Marty far to the south early in the week, this system quickly
dissipated mid-week, after slowly progressing through apparently
unfavorable environment for further strengthening and for progressing
northward. A great thing for us, we hope these storms continue to go
elsewhere, we expect in several more weeks the chances of any further
tropical storm activity will be slim, though with these strong El Niño
conditions you never really know what might happen.



Ocean water temperatures are now in the 85 to 88 degree range, clean blue
water is found within several miles of shore, strong currents have
slackened some. Full moon phase recently passed and contributed to a few
tougher days for anglers, coinciding with early morning low tides and
higher surf conditions, this made the sardinas much harder to find and net
for the commercial fleet. Another option for bait was slabs of giant squid,
not easy to obtain though, local super markets carry them and some bait
vendors are starting to also offer packages of squid in the same marina
launch area.



The yellowfin tuna were the main species now being cooperative and for this
reason targeted, only an occasional dorado or two and wahoo have not been
active this past week either. Working the bottom structure anglers found a
scattering of miscellaneous species, main catches were small to medium
grade pargo and snapper species, a few decent cabrilla and amberjack also
in the mix. Local fleets have been fishing in different directions, most
consistent action was found from close to off of Santa Maria, to the Gordo
Banks and north to Vinorama. In recent days the bite near Cabo San Lucas
for the smaller 5 to 15 lb. yellowfin tuna, has faded compared to previous
weeks, lots of pressure and limited supplies of baitfish, as well as there
now being a problem with aggressive sea lion activity, these pesky
predators have just returned recently and are waiting on the same fishing
grounds for their chance at any possible easy meal.



Action near Vinorama improved for tuna in the 10 to 20 lb. class, with an
occasional fish to 50 or 60 lb. mixed in, chance at a wahoo or dorado from
this same area as well, though not many were actually landed, these fish
are on the grounds, being seen free swimming and feeding on chum. These
yellowfin were striking mainly while drift fishing with squid or sardinas.
Proving to be finicky earlier in the week, making a big showing on the
surface but not wanting to strike. The bite on the Gordo Banks improved
through the week, with a quality grade of 50 to 90 lb. fish being accounted
for in decent numbers, strong group of fish, with most anglers now using
gear ranging from 40 to 80 lb. The key on the Gordo Banks has been having
the squid, the more the better, lots of chumming involved.



Marlin action seemed to slow down this past week, one smaller blue marlin
was caught from La Playita, and a handful of sailfish. Some of the
yellowfin action late in the week was found under pods of traveling
porpoise on the outside of Gordo Banks, drift fish squid underneath the
porpoise, fast moving deal, who knows where this action will be the next
day.



Overall with the weather remaining calm, this is allowing the ocean
conditions to become more favorable and we are anticipating a great fall
bite, continuing through and into winter.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 119 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 striped marlin, 8 sailfish, 1 blue marlin, 356
yellowfin tuna, 28 dorado, 3 wahoo, 35 white skipjack, 18 bonito, 10
rainbow runner, 4 dogtooth snapper, 26 yellow snapper, 6 amberjack, 38
triggerfish, 14 cabrilla and 13 barred pargo.



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
 Oct 7, 2015; 02:13PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 27, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

September 27, 2015



The closer we reach to the month of October we expect the tropical storm
season will be over with, though with ocean water temperatures still
holding in the 84 to 88 degree range, we must still monitor all Eastern
Pacific forecasts with caution. At this time there is a pair of low
pressure areas far to the south, off of the Mexican mainland, will be
interesting to see what develops of these systems. Presently, local
conditions are calm as can be, in the early morning there is that hint of
Fall Season in the air, though mid-day heat and humid index is still
reaching over 100 degrees. Last week we had some heavy rainfall, scattered
throughout the region, not much wind associated with the passing of this
storm front, though rainfall of up to four inches were recorded. The desert
landscape will definitely be turning a fresh shade of green in the coming
weeks.



These latest rain squalls, with strong currents pushing in, contributed to
off colored water closer to shore, this seemed to have slowed down action
for species such as dorado and wahoo, though a handful of these fish are
being accounted for almost on a daily basis. Some wahoo up to 40 pounds
were accounted for, a handful of anglers were fortunate to land one of
these elusive speedsters. Most of the dorado being found now are small
juvenile sized fish. Supplies of sardinas were now more scattered, off of
La Playita area, only the smaller clear type sardinas were available, these
baits do work as dead bait for tuna, but are not the same as the normal
sardinas we find, this preferred species has moved south out of our range
at this time. Other options for bait has been to search local super markets
for giant squid slabs, which is never a guarantee. Caballito also have been
available, as well as chihuil or skipjack on some of the fishing grounds.



The inshore grounds off of Fiesta Americana Resort near Cabo San Lucas
continues to produce good numbers of yellowfin tuna up to 20 pounds, also
with an occasional dorado or wahoo from this same area. Iman Bank has been
another productive region, with a bit more of an opportunity of finding
some bottom structure species, as well as tuna, dorado or wahoo. The best
place to have a chance at hooking into the larger grade of yellowfin tuna
has been off of the Gordo Banks, though we have not heard of any monsters
this past week, many tuna in the 50 to 70 lb. class and a few up to 150
pounds were reported. Some days single boats had as many as four or five
nice tuna, other days were tougher and landing one tuna was considered
good. These yellowfin are definitely holding on these Banks, though are
fighting strong currents and at times seem to be filled up on the natural
food source that is present.



Billfish action was somewhat scattered as well, though on any given day you
could hook into a striped, blue or black marlin, also chance at sailfish,
just no big numbers of any of these species at this time. The black and
blues have been lurking around the high spots where the food chain is
concentrated.



Reconstruction crews are pressing now to finish up the work on Hotel El
Ganzo, which was devastated by last year’s Hurricane Odile. La Playita
Panga area work is progressing as well, still has a ways to go to have all
of the necessary conveniences.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 85 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 7 sailfish, 1 striped marlin, 480 yellowfin
tuna, 35 dorado, 8 wahoo, 15 white skipjack, 22 bonito, 14 rainbow runner,
4 dogtooth snapper, 18 yellow snapper, 2 amberjack, 10 cabrilla and 15
barred pargo.



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
 Sep 20, 2015; 03:37PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 20, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

September 20, 2015



Everything is still calm on the weather front of the North Eastern Pacific.
Last Sunday we did cancel out fishing charters due to heavy tropical
thunderstorm activity early in the day, since then, the rest of the week
has been dry and anglers enjoyed great ocean conditions. Water temperature
are now ranging from 85 to 87 degrees, clarity is clean and blue in most
areas, still a bit off colored inshore north of Punta Gorda.



Supplies of sardinas remained plentiful near the marina entrance and are
now being found along beach stretches close to Cabo San Lucas, where they
had not had these schooling baitfish available until recently. Most
consistent action now has been for various sized yellowfin tuna, action was
centered from Santa Maria to the Iman Bank and most of the yellowfin being
accounted for are fish in the 10 to 20 lb. class, though other areas
produced decent numbers of tuna 50 to 70 lb., with several fish up to 150
lb. landed. On the Gordo Banks a variety of sizes of yellowfin tuna were
seen breezing on the surface, some of these were cow sized fish, though
these fish proved finicky, with all of the natural food source and strong
currents sweeping through, the fish are not always in the feeding mood.
Best action for numbers of fish recently has been either near shipwreck of
the Santa Maria area or around the Iman Bank, though the Gordo Banks also
produced some quality action mid-week, before slower days later in the week.



Dorado and Wahoo action slowed back down, though there were some of these
fish being found, just not a consistent bite. Strong current also limited
bottom action to sporadic numbers dogtooth snapper, various pargo and
snapper species. The warm water continues to attract rainbow runners into
the fish counts.



Several black marlin were also landed this week, largest weighed in was a
335 lb. specimen, all of these were hooked into near the Gordo Banks, while
trolling with chihuil, caballito or skipjack. This is the time when
billfish grand slams are possible, as striped, blue marlin and sailfish are
also now being found on local fishing grounds.



Not much inshore action this time of year, though local beach and dock
anglers have hooked into a few snook recently, though these fish have
proved very elusive this season, a handful of nice corbina to 10 lb. were
also taken from the shore, as well as quite a few sierra off the San Jose
Estuary, a bit early in the season for these fish, which do normally prefer
cooler water.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 61 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 3 black marlin, 8 sailfish, 2 striped marlin, 15
dorado, 5 wahoo, 280 yellowfin tuna, 18 white skipjack, 8 bonito, 11
rainbow runner, 6 dogtooth snapper, 8 yellow snapper, 5 cabrilla and 13
barred pargo.



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
 Sep 20, 2015; 03:35PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 13, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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This week started off with the passing of Hurricane Linda within several
hundred miles from the Los Cabos area, this system gained category three
status as it followed a path parallel with the Peninsula, before turning
further west and then weakening. The main impact felt in our region was
first off the closure of all port activities for both Tuesday and
Wednesday, as ocean swells became stormy and dangerous, with seas reaching
15 ft., winds were never too strong, some gusts up to 40 mph. There was
some much needed rainfall recorded, scattered, hard squalls at times in
isolated areas, on and off, as the outer bands of Hurricane Linda were
holding quite a bit of moisture, some areas reported up to 3 inches of
rain. Local Ports reopened on Thursday morning and each day since has
become calmer, though there has been a strong current running, which
contributed to greener water conditions. With weather now settled down, we
expect conditions to rebound quickly. Of course we are now in the midst of
the stretch in peak tropical storm season where things can change rapidly
over night, at this time no new named storms are to the south, there is one
area of low pressure that we will be monitoring closely for further
development. With local water temperatures now averaging from 84 to 88
degrees, conditions are still ripe for rapid storm formation if
environmental conditions dictate.



This is always the most tropical and humid time frame of the season, though
with a couple days of cloud cover and some rainfall, this was a welcome
relief from so much direct sun which had been prevailing, we can actually
start to feel the first signs of Fall Season in the air. The busy season
will be starting within a matter of weeks, time to prepare for the crowds
of anglers that are scheduled to arrive.



Charter fleets recently have been concentrating on the grounds from Santa
Maria, Red Hill, Gordo Banks, La Fortuna and Iman Bank. Although inshore
baitfish are now not as abundant as pre-storm, commercial pangeros were
able to net sardinas around the marina jetty area and just offshore they
were jigging up caballito as another bait source option. On the fishing
grounds themselves there were bolito, skipjack and chihuil schooling, these
were being used for whole and cut baits. Yet another option was to purchase
slabs of giant squid for use as additional chum and chunk, always a good
deal when specifically targeting the giamt yellowfin tuna. Red Hill had
been a hot spot for the schooling tuna, lots of fish up to 20 pounds,
though this action then shifted south towards Santa Maria. Before the storm
the water had been clean and the wahoo action was good, especially to the
north of Punta Gorda, many wahoo to 30 pounds were landed as anglers
trolled lures and baitfish. Now we wait for clean water to return and we do
ecpect that action will pick back up.



The larger grade of yellowfin tuna are still holding around the Gordo
Banks, first day out after the storm there was a 145 lb. and 294 lb. tuna
brought in to La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos. Also a blue marlin was landed
from a 23 ft. panga based out of Puerto Los Cabos Marina that was estimated
to weigh over 700 lb., it was taken on a large live bait on the Iman Bank.
There was also a 300 lb. class black marlin landed, as well as a number of
sailfish and striped marlin, so definitely some variety available.



Strong currents made it tough to fish the bottom structure, though a
handful of snapper, pargo species were landed, both on baits and yo-yo
jigs, as currents slack these fish should become more active. Dorado were
once again few and far between, after a flurry of action the past couple of
weeks, as water cleans back up, we should see more of these dorado in the
fish counts.



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: 1 black marlin, 2 blue marlin, 9 sailfish, 4
striped marlin, 22 wahoo, 17 dorado, 310 yellowfin tuna, 25 white skipjack,
10 bonito, 18 rainbow runner, 5 dogtooth snapper, 10 yellow snapper, 7
cabrilla and 8 barred pargo.



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
 Sep 20, 2015; 03:31PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 6, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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Anglers –

September 6, 2015



The Eastern Pacific has remained calm near the Southern Baja Peninsula,
while the recent hurricanes have been forming further to the west and
heading in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands. Presently there is
Tropical Storm Kevin, it is far off the Baja Coast and appears that this
system will stay offshore, before downgrading rapidly to a Depression. With
the one year anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Odile nearing, we all
anxiously following all weather forecast with close interest.



We are now in the final month of summer, conditions are now very tropical
and humid, there has been little rainfall felt along the coastal stretches,
though mountainous regions have received more scattered afternoon
thundershowers and the desert landscape has turned a brilliant lush green.



Crowds of visitors remain light, families are preparing for new school
semesters and Southern Californian anglers are taking advantage of epic
pelagic gamefish action in their local waters due to the affects of the el
Niño current. Ocean conditions have been great, mostly calm, with breezes
picking up later in the day. Light to moderate swells, fluctuating currents
and clean blue water now found very close to shore. Water temperature has
ranged from 86 degrees on the Pacific to 89 degrees in the direction of the
Sea of Cortez.



Schooling sardinas have been remaining in the same place to the north of
the marina jetty, caballito have also been another bait option. Offshore
fishing grounds are attracting bolito, skipjack, small yellowfin tuna and
flying fish.



Red Hill and Palmilla Point was the spot early in the week where charter
fleets found good action on the smaller grade of yellowfin tuna, up to
15/20 lb. This bite fading out later in the week. Other tuna action was
found on the Gordo Banks and Iman Banks, on these grounds the action varied
from day to day for the larger sized yellowfin tuna.



Dorado and wahoo were now in the daily reports, most of the dorado
encountered were small to medium sized. The wahoo were the highlight in
recent days, often very elusive, these prized gamefish went on a great bite
on the known grounds from Cardon, La Fortuna to Iman Banks, most wahoo
weighed in the 20 to 40 lb. class. Some charters have had five or more fish
in the box, with many other strikes lost. Trolling with Rapalas and skirted
lead heads in order to find the fish, then anglers were having many strikes
while slow trolling rigged baits, such as caballito, chihuil, ballyhoo or
bolito.



These same grounds were producing a mix of bottom species, no significant
numbers, though a handful of quality fish were being accounted for,
dogtooth to 50 lb., amberjack, yellow snapper, rainbow runners, cabrilla,
etc…


The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 45 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 4 striped marlin, 7 sailfish, 12 bonito, 16
rainbow runners, 38 dorado, 49 wahoo, 320 yellowfin tuna, 4 dogtooth
snapper, 5 amberjack, 11 cabrilla, 16 yellow snapper and 14 barred pargo.



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
 Aug 30, 2015; 12:21PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo August 29, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com