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 May 12, 2019; 04:34PM - 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 –

December 30, 2018



Last week of the year, we are seeing
fair number of families visiting for
the holiday vacation, though with
continued north winds the fishing has
been subpar on the local grounds out of
San Jose del Cabo and this has hurt the
numbers of charters. Winds have been
relentless since November, conditions
have turned over, greenish, swift
currents, water temperatures near 73 to
74 degrees.



Anglers are using a combination of
caballito, slabs of squid and some
ballyhoo for bait. There are now
reports of mackerel showing up on bait
grounds off of San Jose del Cabo, if
conditions settle some, this could open
up some new options and bring in
gamefish species such as striped
marlin.



The majority of local charters are
fishing the grounds from Red Hill,
Gordo Banks to Iman Banks. At times
limited where boats could comfortably
fish due to weather conditions. Air
temperatures have been moderate, lows
down to 55 degrees early morning, with
mid-day highs near 85 degrees. Mainly
sunny skies, morning cloud cover
burning off as sun rises.



Yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo action
were all very scarce. Best chances were
for possibly a tuna or two near the
Iman Bank, but only a handful of
yellowfin tuna are being landed, lucky
to catch one at this time. Most of the
tuna landed were in the 15 to 20 lb.
range, striking on strips of squid.
Only an occasional dorado being seen,
even less talk of any wahoo.



The more productive action now was for
a variety of structure species, the
most common being the Eastern Pacific
bonito, ranging up to ten pounds,
striking various lures as well as on
bait. Also red snapper (huachinango),
glass eye snapper, baqueta,
triggerfish, ocean whitefish, yellow
snapper, flag cabrilla and tijareta.



More billfish action now being found on
the Pacific, but some striped marlin
were also encountered on the 95 and
1150 spots and now with the reports of
schooling mackerel appearing off San
Jose del Cabo, tis should mean that
more numbers of striped marlin will be
not too far behind.



Inshore action there were small sized
roosterfish and some sierra, this
provided some back up action on the
days that proved too rough offshore.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 66
charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
6 striped marlin, 8 dorado, 29
yellowfin tuna, 145 bonito, 12 glass
eye snapper, 16 red snapper, 8 cabrilla
(leopard grouper), 14 baqueta, 6 ocean
whitefish, 12 yellow snapper, 25
tijareta, 12 flag cabrilla, 22 sierra,
16 roosterfish and 80 triggerfish.

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
 May 12, 2019; 04:31PM - 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

Merry Christmas!

Anglers –

December 23, 2018



We have seen lighter than normal crowds
arriving for this Christmas Holiday
week. Though it is feeling more like
winter time now, cooler days, low
temperatures of 55 degrees, highs in
the mid-70s. Some scattered cloud
cover, with mostly sunny skies. North
winds continued to blow all week,
finally letting up Saturday. This has
contributing to pushing in greener
ocean currents, of 73 to 74 degrees off
of San Jose del Cabo, while off of Cabo
San Lucas they reported 78 degree
water.



All around fishing action was slower on
the grounds from the Gordo Banks to
Vinorama. Bait supplies consisted of
caballito, slabs of squid and some
ballyhoo, still no sign of sardinas
showing up along local beach stretches.
Wind has been more relentless this
season, last year at this time we had
good action for wahoo, dorado and tuna,
this year is a different story, as
green water and cooling currents has
turned over conditions.



Very few yellowfin tuna were striking
this week, most of the tuna found were
between Iman and Vinorama, drift
fishing with strips of squid, sizes
averaged 15 to 20 lb., on Friday there
was an 80 lb. yellowfin landed off of
the Gordo Banks. Also we saw one nice
30 lb. yellowtail brought in, as well
as a few deeper water grouper in the 25
to 30 lb. class. Of course triggerfish
continue to dominate all bottom fishing
done closer to shore, a few snapper,
amberjack and pargo species in the mix.



Billfish action was very good through
the first part of the week on the
Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, off San
Jose del Cabo there has been only a
scattering of striped marlin seen, one
late season black marlin was hooked
into off of the Gordo Banks, but this
fish eventually broke off.



Dorado and wahoo activity was almost
nonexistent, just an occasional fish
being found. Early in the week several
wahoo were hooked into north near
Vinorama, on Friday a 45 lb. wahoo was
brought to the tables. We are hoping
for nicer calm weather conditions,
which would give the water a chance to
clear up some, then wahoo and dorado
action could rebound, before water
becomes too cold and sends these
gamefish migrating to warmer southern
waters.



Along the shore, especially off of the
San Jose del Cabo Hotel zone, there was
good action for roosterfish ranging in
sizes up to 20 lb. Slow trolling with
live caballito was the best technique,
some jack crevalle and sierra also in
the same inshore area.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 51 charters for
the week. Anglers reported a fish count
of: 4 striped marlin, 8 dorado, 2
wahoo, 35 yellowfin tuna, 9 bonito, 7
white skipjack, 10 red snapper, 12
yellow snapper, 2 amberjack, 1 fortune
jack, 1 yellowtail, 6 cabrilla (leopard
grouper), 6 baqueta grouper, ocean
whitefish, 9 flag cabrilla, 11 sierra,
42 roosterfish, 5 jack crevalle and 110
triggerfish.





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
 May 12, 2019; 04:30PM - 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 –

December 2, 2018



Well the main busy fall season has now
come to an end, as crowds of tourists
and visiting anglers have lightened
considerably, this is the normal
pattern after the Thanksgiving Holiday,
as people have other priorities and are
now gearing up for Christmas Holiday
coming up in several weeks. This is now
actually a great time to visit, with
the crowds down, this gives the bait
supply a chance to replenish, also
means less boat pressure on the fishing
grounds, typically through the month of
December we are still targeting the
same gamefish species, such as
yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, as well
as striped marlin.



Through much of this week we again felt
the north winds, not as bad as the
previous week, but still gusting and
making for rougher conditions. Ocean
temperature has been in the 77 to 79
degree range though most of the region.
Main live bait being offered is
caballito, also ballyhoo and slabs of
squid available. Local fleets were
mainly fishing the grounds from Red
Hill to Gordo Banks, Iman, San Luis and
as far north as Vinorama. Overall the
action was more sporadic and spread
out, really no particular hot spot from
day to day, numbers of fish caught were
less, but still there were some nice
catches accounted for. On these grounds
the main species being found are
yellowfin tuna, dorado or wahoo. Not
much going on off the bottom besides
triggerfish and a few early morning
snapper and cabrilla.



Every day we hear of one or two larger
sized tuna being hooked into, most of
these were taken off of the Gordo
Banks, in recent days we weighed
yellowfin of 145 lb., 220 lb. and a
super cow 334 lb. landed late afternoon
Friday aboard the center console
“Jaqueline”, several other big fish
lost after long battles. Slow trolling
larger baits or drift fishing with
strips of squid produced hook ups. Tuna
were found from Iman to Vinorama as
well, most of these in the 10 to 70 lb.
class, but numbers were few and far
between.



Dorado action was very good early in
the week, especially off of Red Hill
area, but then this action became more
spread out, trolling ballyhoo or
caballito seemed to be the best bet for
finding these schooling dorado. The
fish being encountered have ranged up
to 20 lb. There are a lot of wahoo in
the area, but getting them to bite has
been the hard part. Many wahoo are
striking while anglers are drifting
with squid for tuna, these fish have
not been striking trolled lures as well
as they do at times. Best chances seem
to come now on slow trolled baits, such
as caballito or chihuil. Lots of spear
fishing pressure now, this is the
season the divers come out in force,
the deal is that there are now far
greater numbers of spear fishermen that
are congregating on the same grounds
that the rod and reel anglers are and
we do notice that this does make the
fish that much more spooky and elusive.
Inshore areas are fragile and cannot
sustain such pressure.



Along the shoreline there have been
some roosterfish, jack crevalle, most
roosters being smaller fish, but we
heard of an occasional much larger
specimen caught and released, not the
normal deal for this time of year.
Billfish bite has mainly been on the
Pacific now, good number of striped
marlin, though a handful of stripers
are being seen around the Iman Banks
and the Gordo Banks



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 104 charters for
the week. Anglers reported a fish count
of: 7 striped marlin, 135 dorado, 36
wahoo, 85 yellowfin tuna, 34 bonito, 14
white skipjack, 8 red snapper, 11
yellow snapper, 4 cabrilla, 5 sierra,
18 roosterfish, 4 jack crevalle and 90
triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric







GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 12, 2019; 04:27PM - 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 –

December 16, 2018



There continues to be a noticeable lack
of visiting tourists now, as families
prepare for Christmas and are not doing
much raveling now. We do anticipate
more people arriving over the upcoming
school vacation period. Weather was
cooler this week, persistent north
winds continued as well, so far to date
we have seen more wind than we normally
do, just one of those years. Scattered
cloud cover, high temperatures of 75 to
80 degrees. Ocean water temperatures
has been ranging from 75 to 78 degrees,
we expect to see more of a cooler trend
with the northerly winds pushing in
cooler currents.



Still no signs of a new resource for
sardinas, caballito continue to be
netted in the marina channel, other
bait options for anglers have included
strips of squid and ballyhoo. Local
sportfishing fleets are searching out
the fishing grounds from Chileno to
Vinorama, most consistent action has
been found from Iman to Vinorama, the
problem is that this is where the wind
has been blowing the grounds out of
shape and making it more difficult to
drift fish for the yellowfin tuna.
Anglers were doing well to land two or
three tuna, these yellowfin ranged in
sizes from 10 to 80 lb., most being in
the 10 to 20 lb. class. The highlight
catch for the week definitely was the
super cow sized tuna that was brought
in by a team of local anglers on
Monday, this yellowfin tuna was weighed
in at 313 lb. and was hooked into on
the Gordo Banks on a piece of squid,
quite an impressive tuna for this late
in the season, it took the team close
to an hour and a half to bring the
monster to gaff.



Besides the sporadic bite for the tuna,
dorado and wahoo proved to be even more
elusive. Only a scattering of these
gamefish were encountered. Hard to say
what the coming weeks will bring,
cooler, off colored greenish ocean
conditions now, seasonal transition
time. Should start to see schools of
mackerel and sardineta move in, this
migration brings in more fish.



Off the shoreline charters were doing
well for roosterfish, not normally the
known season for these fish, but they
are around at this time, particularly
in front of the San Jose del Cabo hotel
zone. Most of these roosterfish are
smaller sized juveniles, under ten
pounds, with an occasional larger
specimen in the mix. Please remember to
always release these prized fighting
gamefish, they are known more for
trophy fish, take a photo and release,
not known for their eating quality.



Not much bottom action being done,
swift currents and dominance of
triggerfish the main deal. We did have
one nice Californian sheepshead, island
jack, some pargo and a couple of
amberjack and bonito.



Billfish is mainly going on the Pacific
now, very little marlin action off of
San Jose del Cabo now, when there food
source moves this direction the marlin
will follow.



Whale migration is now moving in the
direction of peak season, more of these
mammals are being seen daily.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 71 charters for
the week. Anglers reported a fish count
of: 1 sailfish, 3 striped marlin, 12
dorado, 4 wahoo, 105 yellowfin tuna, 10
bonito, 5 white skipjack, 14 red
snapper, 10 yellow snapper, 2
amberjack, 1 sheepshead, 6 cabrilla, 4
mohara, 1 island jack, 12 sierra, 48
roosterfish and 55 triggerfish.



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
 May 12, 2019; 04:24PM - 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 –

November 25, 2018



Lots of tourists now visiting the Los
Cabos region for this Thanksgiving
Holiday week. We felt more wind this
week, blowing out of the north, as well
as from the south, this contributed to
rougher ocean conditions for anglers,
at times limiting options and
opportunities. Water temperatures were
in the 78 to 81 degree range. Crowds of
anglers were slightly less than
previous weeks, due to tougher
conditions and it being the time we see
a decline in anglers, as there usually
is between holiday periods.



Overall the fishing was more scattered,
off on the Pacific banks there was
incredible wide open action for striped
marlin, not seen like this for many
years. All the way from Mag Bay, to
Finger and Golden Gate Banks, more than
20 marlin per charter was reported.
Fleets from Puerto Los Cabos Marina
were mainly fishing the grounds from
the Gordo Banks, to Iman and San Luis,
as far north as Vinorama. These areas
were producing yellowfin tuna, dorado
and wahoo.



The tuna action was less productive
this most recent period, north winds
made drift fishing even more
challenging, being swept off the spot
so fast and then having to reset. Full
moon period also never seems to help
the yellowfin tuna action, though tuna
were still being caught every day, but
more like a one, two or three per boat
average. Sizes ranging from small
footballs, to 40 to 80 lb. and there
were also two yellowfin tuna over 200
pounds landed this week, one a 208 lb.
and the other 247 lb.



Wahoo were striking on the grounds from
Iman to Vinorama, the best odds for
enticing strikes was on slow trolled
baits, such as caballito and chihuil,
some ‘hoo were also taken on higher
speed trolling lures, sizes ranged from
10 to 40 lb. No huge numbers, but some
more fortunate anglers landed as many
as four or five wahoo, other anglers
lost that many strikes without landing
one, that is how wahoo fishing can go.
We look for this bite to improve in
coming weeks, as crowds and heavy boat
pressure lighten, should be a great
December.



Early in the week we saw more dorado
action, particular later in the morning
just south of Punta Gorda, this is
where bait schools were attracting
hungry schools of dorado, boats
arriving on this scene were quickly
able to limit out on nice quality fish
as large as 20 lb.



Surprisingly roosterfish were still
roaming the shoreline, most of these
were smaller juvenile fish, fun sport
on light tackle and please remember to
always catch and carefully release
these game fish. We heard of at least
one snook being landed off of the beach
in front of Marriott Resort.



Very little bottom action done this
week, winds and currents made this
tough, there were plenty of triggerfish
on the Iman Banks, made it tough to
battle through these in order to have a
chance at the finicky tuna.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 162 charters for
the week. Anglers reported a fish count
of: 3 striped marlin, 4 sailfish, 115
dorado, 84 wahoo, 125 yellowfin tuna,
18 bonito, 22 white skipjack, 15 red
snapper, 8 yellow snapper, 11 cabrilla,
6 sierra, 16 roosterfish and 140
triggerfish.



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
 May 12, 2019; 04:23PM - 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 –

May 27, 2018



Last week we had noticed an increase in
visiting anglers, though this week was
a different story, as crowds of
tourists were lighter. Perhaps families
are more pre-occupied with school
graduations and final exams, etc. we
should more people arriving in the
coming weeks.



Weather patterns are progressively
warming as we near the summer season,
though the climate is very pleasant
still, lows of about 65 degrees and
highs hovering around 85 degrees.

Winds were a factor from the north
early in the week, while out of Cabo
San Lucas they were dealing with
stiffer winds from a southerly
direction. Later in the week ocean
conditions were much calmer. The water
temperature around the corner on the
Pacific is cooler, in the upper 60’s,
while in the direction of San Jose del
Cabo and to Los Frailes, the ocean
currents were averaging 78 to 80
degrees. Still unpredictable currents
pushing in off colored murky water into
areas north of Punta Gorda where water
temperatures are warm and clarity has
fluctuated.



Large schools of mullet moved in along
the shoreline, particularly in the
Puerto Los Cabos Marina area and along
both sides of the jetties. Sardinas are
being found just north of the jetties,
though they are starting to be a bit
more scattered and limited, as larger
surf conditions are becoming more
prevalent. Other bait options included
caballito, small jacks, chihuil,
sardineta and even some mackerel were
found offshore. Also reports of some
sizable schools of bolito found on
offshore grounds, those are always a
favorable sign that pelagic gamefish
are usually closely following this
preferred food source.



Last week the highlight was the hot
striped marlin bite around the
Desteladera Bank, with bait fish
schools now moving around the billfish
action has become more scattered,
though charters targeting these
offshore grounds have been reporting
multiple chances daily, action came
while trolling lures and dropping back
baits, also soaking baits, stripers
were ranging in sizes from 70 lb. to
130 lb.



The yellowfin tuna bite was mainly
centered at La Fortuna, the Twenty Five
Spot, some days near Iman and San Luis
Banks. Though this week the yellowfin
tuna action in general proved much more
elusive, only a handful of tuna being
accounted for. Most of these fish were
in the 30 to 70 lb. class, but anglers
were fortunate to land one of them.
Mid-week on the Gordo Banks there was
one day when a few tuna up to 70 lb.
were accounted were while trilling live
chihuil, though since no one else found
these fish cooperative. Very few dorado
now being reported, though more of
these fish were seen this past week,
they did not always bite though.



Inshore rock piles seemed to produce
better all-around action for a variety
of great eating species, most of these
under ten pounds, with an occasional
larger specimen. Anglers using sardinas
or chunks of other baits were finding
yellow snapper, leopard grouper, barred
pargo, spotted pink snapper, island
jack, pompano, amberjack, sierra,
triggerfish, surgeonfish and others, a
virtual smorgasbord.



Along the beach stretches we saw more
roosterfish moving in, the majority in
the 10 to 20 lb. class, but few
roosterfish to over 40 lb. were also
hooked into. Still no significant
numbers yet, though with all of the
mullet now appearing, in the next
couple of weeks we should see the
roosterfish action break loose. Also
along the shore there have been sierra
and jack crevalle. This is the time of
year we should start seeing some pargo
colorado and dogtooth snapper show up.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 62 charters for
this week. Anglers reported a fish
count of: 18 striped marlin, (majority
released), 7 dorado, 1 yellowtail, 13
yellowfin tuna, 92 yellow snapper, 12
surgeon fish, 36 spotted rose snapper,
34 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 14
huachinango (red snapper), 21
amberjack, 15 barred pargo, 21 pompano,
35 roosterfish, 8 jack crevalle, 42
sierra, 22 flag cabrilla, 12 Island
jack and 140 triggerfish.



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
 May 12, 2019; 04:20PM - 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 –

May 20, 2018



We saw slightly larger crowds of
tourists arriving this past week.
Weather patterns were now on a warming
trend, though still very comfortable,
barely cold at all in the early
morning, with clear sunny skies and
highs averaging 85 degrees. Winds from
the north have resided, more breeze now
on the Pacific, also much cooler and
greener water to below 70 degrees on
that side of the Peninsula, while off
of San Jose del Cabo and towards the
East Cape the ocean currents are now in
the 76 to 78 degree range, also this is
where the clear blue water is,
concentrations of baitfish and in turn
the more productive fishing
opportunities.



Supplies of sardinas remain steady,
schools of these baitfish are now back
in close range, just north of the
Puerto Los Cabos Marina jetty. Other
bait options were mullet and caballito,
as well as rigging ballyhoo or finding
bait offshore, such as skipjack and
chihuil. Overall this past week showed
promising signs for options close to
shore, off the bottom structure and
offshore.



The yellowfin tuna bite has been
concentrated near the La Fortuna or the
Twenty-Five spot, just inside of the
Iman Bank. Drift fishing with sardinas
for bait has been the best bet for
this, though these yellowfin remain
finicky, often they can be seen coming
up and feeding on the free chum, but
getting them to bite is another deal,
anglers have been fortunate to land one
or two of them, many hook ups were lost
to sea lions or sharks as well. Average
sizes for the tuna we have seen
recently was in the 20 to 60 lb. class.
Only an occasional dorado even being
seen, a handful of wahoo strikes also
reported, with more baitfish activity
seen on these grounds and the favorable
ocean conditions we expect the wahoo
bite might develop.



Shallow water rock piles are now
holding a variety of species, best bite
did seem to be earlier in the day.
Amberjack up to 30 lb. were encountered
coming to the surface, not a normal
action for these jacks, but it is the
time of year it can happen. Quite a few
yellow snapper being found, some over
ten pounds, island jack, surgeon fish,
leopard grouper, barred pargo, rose
spotted snapper, sierra and pompano
were also accounted for, so basically a
smorgasbord of quality eating fish. We
saw one sierra of 12 pounds, end of the
season for these members of the
mackerel family, time of year when the
big ones show up.



With more mullet now moving into local
inshore beach stretches we are also
seeing increasing numbers of
roosterfish arriving, the majority are
still under 20 pounds, though larger
specimens were reported. During the
next few weeks is usually when we see
peak action locally for the larger
grade of roosterfish. Remember that
these fish should always be released
with care, as they are not known for
their eating qualities, rather they are
a true gamefish, known to be very
powerful fighters and grow to over one
hundred pounds, having a limited
habitat, Southern Baja California being
one of the few regions in the world
where they can be found.



The action for striped marlin broke
wide open through this week, particular
so the later part of the week, with the
best action being found from the Gordo
Bank’s north to Desteladera Bank. Once
the word spread the fleet converged, as
far away as Cabo San Lucas and even the
East Cape. Marlin were coming up on and
feeding on balled up baitfish and boat
battles ensued, with the first few
charters arriving to the scene hooking
up and then everyone waiting for the
stripers to come back up on another
bait ball. Also many marlin were
striking on trolled lures, though the
higher percentage of hook ups were from
live baits such as caballito, chihuil
or skipjack, as well as rigged
ballyhoo. The majority of the charters
targeting this action were reported
multiple chances, some boats landing as
many as seven or more fish in one
morning. Sizes ranged from 60 lb. to
130 lb.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 83 charters for
this week. Anglers reported a fish
count of: 78 striped marlin, (majority
released), 5 dorado, 37 yellowfin tuna,
2 wahoo, 65 yellow snapper, 9 surgeon
fish, 45 spotted rose snapper, 42
cabrilla (leopard grouper), 16
huachinango (red snapper), 11 bonito,
36 amberjack, 19 barred pargo, 6
pompano, 52 roosterfish, 12 jack
crevalle, 32 sierra, 18 flag cabrilla,
14 Island jack, 1 tiger shark
(released) and 140 triggerfish,



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
 May 12, 2019; 04:18PM - 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 –

May 13, 2018



We continue to see lighter than normal
crowds of tourists for this time of
year. As we move closer towards the
summer season the weather patterns are
now progressively warming, mostly clear
sunny skies, with some marine layer
offshore at times, average morning lows
of about 70 degrees with the highs in
the mid to upper 80s. Actually great
climate now, plenty warm, but not
overwhelming, as it can become during
peak summer time. With light crowds,
ideal weather and a variety of fishing
options it is now the perfect time to
visit.



As usual we are dealing with
unpredictable and rapidly changing
ocean conditions during this transition
period. Ocean currents have been
sweeping in from different directions,
at times turning the water a bit
greenish, but this is the common
scenario in May. Ocean temperatures
have ranged from 67 degree on the
Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, up to
78 degrees in the direction of Los
Frailes. Winds were moderate this past
week, picking up a bit stronger late
week, but overall much nicer than the
previous week.



Anglers were able to obtain sufficient
supplies of sardinas, also some
caballito, mullet and chihuil baitfish
being used. The most productive fishing
grounds locally continue to be from La
Fortuna to Iman Bank. This is where
both the sporadic bottom action for
various snapper, pargo species were
found, as well as yellowfin tuna on the
surface, tuna bite was dead to start
off the week, picking up again on
Thursday and Friday. The yellowfin were
striking mainly on the sardinas, using
40 to 50 lb. leaders, some boats landed
up to three fish in the 15 to 55 lb.
range. Only a handful of smaller sized
dorado were seen and reports of a few
wahoo seen or possible missed strikes,
none actually landed that we heard
about, except from East Cape charters
fishing closer to Los Frailes.



There was a day or two early in the
week when there were reports of
amberjack and some yellowtail found
feeding near the surface off of
Palmilla Point, but that action
disappeared as fast as it had
developed. For the most part the better
bottom action was found from the Gordo
Banks, where if you could chum up some
chihuil baits, these were working well
off the high spot for leopard grouper
and others, if the sea lions were not
too aggressive. Closer to shore off of
Cardon and La Fortuna anglers found
good early morning action for yellow
snapper, with some leopard grouper and
an occasional amberjack mixed n. Most
of this bottom action was on bait, only
limited success now on the yo-yo jigs.



Billfish action was scattered, only a
few striped marlin being found
scattered offshore, no particular hot
spot. Inshore there were more numbers
of smaller sized roosterfish showing
up, also good action on sierra closer
to the Pacific and of course some jack
crevalle actively patrolling the
shoreline. In the coming weeks we do
expect to see greater concentrations of
mullet to show and this in turn
attracts the trophy sized roosterfish,
as well as other pargo, snapper and
jack species.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 66 charters for
this week. Anglers reported a fish
count of: 3 striped marlin, 4 dorado,
26 yellowfin tuna, 45 yellow snapper, 7
surgeon fish, 28 spotted rose snapper,
23 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 15
huachinango (red snapper), 12 bonito, 9
amberjack, 5 yellowtail, 11 barred
pargo, 34 roosterfish, 8 jack crevalle,
8 sierra, 15 flag cabrilla, 8 grunt and
90 triggerfish.



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
 May 12, 2019; 04:13PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com