2 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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Anglers –

September 1, 2019

Since the passing of Tropical Storm IVO
last week, where the Los Cabos
region did receive some much needed
rainfall without too high of wind,
weather patterns have been stable,
though just now there is a new T S
Juliette brewing to the southwest, this
system is forecast to follow a path
further away from the Baja Peninsula
new storms developing at this time.
The next three weeks is historically
the time frame with the highest chance
of hurricanes striking Southern Baja,
so we are all hoping that this year
we do not have any disasters. We have
felt a very slight cooling early
morning, but days have been warm and
humid with heat index over 100 degrees.

Starting last weekend there was decent
action for yellowfin tuna up to 100
lb. on the Iman Bank. Through this week
the bite became more sporadic, lots
of boat pressure on this one area since
this has been location where the
best chances of catching nice fish has
been. Boats from as far away as the
East Cape are making the long run south
to fish these same grounds. Drift
fishing with strips of squid was the
main deal, some limited availability
of sardinas, the tuna also were hitting
on the live caballito. Anglers were
feeling fortunate to land just one
yellowfin, a handful had as many as
three, and average size were 35 to 60
lb. anglers had better success using
leader material of 50 to 60 lb., many
of the larger tuna were lost after
extended battles. Also one black marlin
estimated to be well over 400 lb.
was battled for over three hours before
finally being lost due to lighter

Dorado were found a little closer to
shore than were the tuna, off of
Cardon, La Fortuna, Punta Gorda, many
juvenile sized dorado in the area,
had to search to find any over 10 lb.
Overall numbers of dorado were down
from previous weeks. Wahoo are in the
area, as they were seen free swimming
and feeding in the chum, though these
fish proved finicky and only a few
were actually landed, these fish can
become sluggish when water temperature
are over 80 degrees.

Off the bottom there was limited action
for yellow snapper, red snapper,
cabrilla, amberjack and triggerfish,
more snapper on yo-yo jigs early in
the day, after that tough pickings.
Only a few roosterfish found trolling
closer to shore, smaller sized, mixed
in was an occasional jack crevalle,
not much inshore trolling this time of

Billfish action also slowed down, more
smaller sized striped marlin, a
couple of larger black marlin that were
lost after long battles. Weather is
looking good for the time being, slight
swells, warm blue water with lots
of baitfish in the area so we are
optimistic that reports will improve

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 62 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 5 striped marlin, 3 blue
marlin, 185 dorado, 3 wahoo, 70
yellowfin tuna, 6 leopard grouper, 26
Mexican bonito, 14 yellow snapper, 4
barred pargo, 1 amberjack, 2 dogtooth
snapper, 3 roosterfish, 5 jack crevalle
and 38 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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