18 Aug 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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Anglers –

August 18, 2019

The word travels quickly these days, as
more number of anglers were
arriving after hearing about reports of
yellowfin tuna finally biting, as
well as wide open dorado and some blue
marlin action. So we saw the
sportfishing fishing were busier this
past week, weather cooperated, light
winds, moderate ocean swells, no
tropical storms to deal with. There is
new system just developing off Southern
Mexico, late next week we will know
what happens with this, could finally
get some measurable rainfall. This
week the humidity increased, a couple
of mornings we felt very light
drizzle, did not amount to much at all.
Ocean temperature ranged from 78 to
84 degrees.

Bait suppliers were still able to find
the schooling sardinas just north of
the marina jetty, also there were some
caballito, slabs of squid and
ballyhoo. Most charters were now
working the fishing grounds from the
Banks’ and north to Vinorama.

The best chance at the yellowfin tuna
was inside of Iman Bank, near La
Fortuna and the Twenty-five spot,
anglers were have chances at one, two
three tuna up to 65 lb. Sometimes hard
to keep away from schooling dorado
which were on these same grounds, most
were small sized and being released,
though a few nicer fish mixed in.
Outside of Cabo San Lucas we heard of a
few cow sized yellowfin tuna and there
were reports of some larger tuna
seen on the Outer Gordo Banks, this
time of year things can change rapidly.

Early morning there were a few snapper,
cabrilla and amberjack accounted
for on yo-yo jigs over the high pots,
though with the calm, hot and humid
conditions most anglers were wishing to
move around some to cool off.

Blue marlin were hitting throughout the
region, striking on trolled lures,
a few striped marlin as well, we also
heard of at least one 300 lb. black
marlin that was landed from a small
panga. Most of the blue marlin we have
seen were in the 120 to 250 lb. range.

Not much inshore action being done
now, time of year that this action
fades out. We did see a few dogtooth
snapper this week, though these were
found over same high spots where
charters were drift fishing. A handful
pompano, bonito and yellow snapper were
found off shallow rock piles.

The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 84 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 black marlin, 13 striped
marlin, 10 blue marlin, 420 dorado, 3
wahoo, 105 yellowfin tuna, 11 leopard
grouper, 18 Mexican bonito, 16 yellow
snapper, 3 barred pargo, 4 pompano,
11 amberjack, 3 dogtooth snapper, 5
roosterfish, 9 jack crevalle and 24

Good Fishing, Eric

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