12 May 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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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

January 6, 2019

The New Year started out with more of
the same persistent north winds. Lots
of families were in town as the holiday
vacation were coming to an end. Cooler
days, more cloud cover, some days we
barely reached 86 degrees for the high.
Ocean conditions were actually
improving some, despite the wind, water
clarity improved and was not so
greenish, water temperatures ranged
from 71 to 74 degrees.

Still no sign at all of sardinas,
caballito in the marina area were also
becoming more scattered, ballyhoo were
available, also slabs of squid, though
with the tuna action now at a
standstill the squid is not really
being used much. More reports of
sardineta and mackerel schools moving
in on the bait grounds off of San Jose
del Cabo. It is the time of year we see
this bait activity, should be around
into February, unless the shrimp
trawlers start working these same

The striped marlin action is still
going strong on the Pacific grounds,
though mid-week there was a flurry of
stripers found off of San Jose del
Cabo, but this faded out as quickly as
it had developed, we should start
seeing more of the billfish moving in
the direction of the Sea of Cortez, as
soon as more of the bait schools shift
in this direction.

The yellowfin tuna bite completely
faded out at the start of the week, the
Eastern Pacific bonito were hitting
rapalas, hoochies and yo-yo’s on the
Gordo Banks, but these were small fish
in the 2 to 8 lb. class.

As the water clarity improved we saw
more dorado and even the wahoo made a
decent showing. Punta Gorda was one of
the areas where some wahoo were
accounted for, striking mainly on
various baits, ranging in sizes up to
35 lb. As long as water does not become
too much cooler and turns over to green
again, we should still have chances at
wahoo through the month. Dorado were
spread out striking best on rigged
ballyhoo, no huge numbers, though some
charters did land as many as four fish
and we even saw a couple of dorado that
were actually heavier than 20 lb.
Though most of these fish were
averaging 10 lb.

Not too many sierra or roosterfish
found close to shore, most of the
sierra we saw were of smaller than
normal size. Bottom fish action was
limited to mainly triggerfish and
various red snapper and pargo species.

The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 64
charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
12 striped marlin, 37 dorado, 6
yellowfin tuna, 16 wahoo, 110 bonito, 5
glass eye snapper, 34 red snapper, 4
cabrilla (leopard grouper), 14 baqueta,
14 yellow snapper, 12 tijareta, 8 flag
cabrilla, 45 amberjack, 26 sierra and
90 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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