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 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














--
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














--
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












--
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
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

December 17, 2017



Light crowds this week visiting the Los
Cabos area, normal slack period for
traveling, will pick up again over the
Christmas Holiday. Cool climate has
moved in, on and off winds out of the
north, even some rain on Thursday, not
enough to keep anglers from going out,
but made conditions more uncomfortable,
as high temperatures barely even
reached 70 degrees. Ocean temperature
has been in the 75 to 78 degree range,
we expect to see this cooling trend to
continue through the month. More whales
are now arriving from their annual
migration from the north, as
sightings are being reported now every
day.



This is now late in the season for
warmer water gamefish such as yellowfin
tuna, dorado and wahoo, but there will
still be opportunities for hooking into
these fish as long as water stays in
the 70s. The wahoo action slowed way
down this past week, with only handful
of these fish being caught earlier in
the week, we do anticipate that these
fish will become active once again,
before cold water eventually sends them
further south. Dorado actually showed
up in more numbers, still varying from
day to day, though many anglers were
able to catch their two fish limit.
Most of these fish were in the 5 to 15
lb., with an occasional fish to 20 lb.
reported. Remember to release juvenile
female dorado whenever you have the
opportunity, this is beneficial for
future fishery to maintain sustainable
numbers.



Yellowfin tuna were one of the more
common fish being caught on most days,
though numbers were fewer this week
compared to previous. Tuna were being
found off the Arches near Cabo San
Lucas, to Santa Maria, Palmilla, Punta
Gorda, La Fortuna and Iman Bank.
Sardinas were slightly harder to find
in recent days, with Palmilla Point
being the area where the schooling
batfish were being netted. The sardinas
were definitely needed for chances at
catching the yellowfin, as very few
were striking on squid strips or on
trolled lures. Sizes of the tuna
averaged 10 to 15 lb. though a few
larger specimens in the 30 to 40 lb.
range were accounted for, these larger
fish were found on the Iman Bank. Mixed
in with the schools of yellowfin tuna
were white skipjack, a bit smaller than
most of the tuna, but good eating, not
like the black skipjack which are
normally only used for cut bait.



Bottom action produced a variety of
species off of the more shallow rock
piles, wind was a factor on the grounds
to the north. Leopard grouper, pompano,
island jack, bonito, yellow snapper,
barred pargo and triggerfish are were
caught in limited numbers. Using
sardinas and chunk bait produced, not
much on yo-yo jigs at this time.



We continue to see some sierra coming
from near shore grounds, though no big
quantities yet. Also there were handful
of roosterfish caught, up to about 10
lb. No billfish action being reported
out of San Jose del Cabo now, best
chances for striped marlin has been
around the corner on the Pacific Banks.





The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 78 charters for
the week, with anglers reporting a fish
count of: 5 wahoo, 32 sierra, 160
yellowfin tuna, 84 dorado, 4 amberjack,
20 yellow snapper, 15 island jack, 8
barred pargo, 10 Eastern Pacific
bonito, 44 white skipjack, 3 rainbow
runner,5 roosterfish, 3 African
Pompano, 22 cabrilla and 105
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; 04:11PM - 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 10, 2017



With the big rush of the fall season
now over, we normally expect to see
less tourists arriving and that is the
case now, though actually there were
quite a few anglers still showing up,
apparently to take advantage of the
lighter crowds, warmer than normal
ocean temperatures and all around great
climate. Water temperatures are now
ranging 78 to 80 degrees, it looks like
this coming week the weather patterns
will be cooler, so we will most likely
see ocean temperatures drop. Air
temperatures were reaching up to 85
degrees early in the week, but as north
winds increased through the week, highs
by the weekend were in the mid 70’s.



Bait supplies have remained sufficient,
with sardinas being the bait of choice,
they are now being netted along the
beach stretches from Palmilla to Cabo
Real. Some anglers are also still using
slabs of squid, locating and catching
the chihuil has been another option. We
anticipate that new resources for
mackerel and sardineta should start to
appear as water cools off some. The
most consistent fishing action is now
being encountered from Santa Maria,
Palmilla, Punta Gorda, La Fortuna and
Iman Bank.



Anglers were finding that yellowfin
tuna were the most common gamefish now
being accounted for, the majority of
these fish were striking on sardinas,
some on strips of squid or chihuil.
Most yellowfin landed were in the 10 to
20 lb. range, though a handful of tuna
up in the 30 to 70 lb. class were also
accounted for. Often the tuna could be
seen on the surface feeding freely, but
they were spooky and not eager to bite
on baits with hooks in them, but they
would strike in flurries, sometimes
earlier in the day and then at other
times not until later, a bit
unpredictable, but there are definitely
still a lot of yellowfin tuna on the
local fishing grounds. Average daily
catches would range from 3, 4 or 5
tuna, up to ten or more per charter.



Wahoo action went wide open for a
couple of days early in the week,
especially off of Punta Gorda, within
one mile of shore, the key was having
the chihuil baitfish, which were never
any guarantee, only a few wahoo were
taken on trolled lures, such as Rapalas
or while casting yo-yo jigs. A few
charters landed as many as 4 to 8 wahoo
per morning trip, with sizes ranging up
to over 60 lb. The word spread of the
hot wahoo bite, and that area close to
shore off of the point is a relatively
small area and susceptible to pressure,
the wahoo become finicky in a hurry. We
do expect this wahoo activity to be on
and off throughout this month, until
water temperature become too cool for
their liking.



Dorado continued to be scarcer than
tuna or wahoo, though on some days we
are seeing some of these fish from the
same fishing grounds, with an
occasional fish weighing over ten
pounds. No billfish to speak of out of
San Jose del Cabo and even the good
bite on the Pacific slacked up over the
recent full moon.



Action off the bottom produced better
action than previous period, though
later in the week the wind but this
action on hold. A handful of quality
leopard grouper, yellow snapper,
amberjack and monster sized triggerfish
were accounted for. Also everyday a few
sierra are being brought in. Mixed in
with the yellowfin tuna have been white
and black skipjacks, some days in
higher percentages than the yellowfin.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 83 charters for
the week, with anglers reporting a fish
count of: 44 wahoo, 22 sierra, 365
yellowfin tuna, 37 dorado, 8 amberjack,
18 yellow snapper, 5 island jack, 12
barred pargo, 12 Eastern Pacific
bonito, 125 white skipjack, 1 African
Pompano, 4 barred pargo, 15 cabrilla
and 105 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; 04:07PM - 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 10, 2017



With the big rush of the fall season
now over, we normally expect to see
less tourists arriving and that is the
case now, though actually there were
quite a few anglers still showing up,
apparently to take advantage of the
lighter crowds, warmer than normal
ocean temperatures and all around great
climate. Water temperatures are now
ranging 78 to 80 degrees, it looks like
this coming week the weather patterns
will be cooler, so we will most likely
see ocean temperatures drop. Air
temperatures were reaching up to 85
degrees early in the week, but as north
winds increased through the week, highs
by the weekend were in the mid 70’s.



Bait supplies have remained sufficient,
with sardinas being the bait of choice,
they are now being netted along the
beach stretches from Palmilla to Cabo
Real. Some anglers are also still using
slabs of squid, locating and catching
the chihuil has been another option. We
anticipate that new resources for
mackerel and sardineta should start to
appear as water cools off some. The
most consistent fishing action is now
being encountered from Santa Maria,
Palmilla, Punta Gorda, La Fortuna and
Iman Bank.



Anglers were finding that yellowfin
tuna were the most common gamefish now
being accounted for, the majority of
these fish were striking on sardinas,
some on strips of squid or chihuil.
Most yellowfin landed were in the 10 to
20 lb. range, though a handful of tuna
up in the 30 to 70 lb. class were also
accounted for. Often the tuna could be
seen on the surface feeding freely, but
they were spooky and not eager to bite
on baits with hooks in them, but they
would strike in flurries, sometimes
earlier in the day and then at other
times not until later, a bit
unpredictable, but there are definitely
still a lot of yellowfin tuna on the
local fishing grounds. Average daily
catches would range from 3, 4 or 5
tuna, up to ten or more per charter.



Wahoo action went wide open for a
couple of days early in the week,
especially off of Punta Gorda, within
one mile of shore, the key was having
the chihuil baitfish, which were never
any guarantee, only a few wahoo were
taken on trolled lures, such as Rapalas
or while casting yo-yo jigs. A few
charters landed as many as 4 to 8 wahoo
per morning trip, with sizes ranging up
to over 60 lb. The word spread of the
hot wahoo bite, and that area close to
shore off of the point is a relatively
small area and susceptible to pressure,
the wahoo become finicky in a hurry. We
do expect this wahoo activity to be on
and off throughout this month, until
water temperature become too cool for
their liking.



Dorado continued to be scarcer than
tuna or wahoo, though on some days we
are seeing some of these fish from the
same fishing grounds, with an
occasional fish weighing over ten
pounds. No billfish to speak of out of
San Jose del Cabo and even the good
bite on the Pacific slacked up over the
recent full moon.



Action off the bottom produced better
action than previous period, though
later in the week the wind but this
action on hold. A handful of quality
leopard grouper, yellow snapper,
amberjack and monster sized triggerfish
were accounted for. Also everyday a few
sierra are being brought in. Mixed in
with the yellowfin tuna have been white
and black skipjacks, some days in
higher percentages than the yellowfin.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 83 charters for
the week, with anglers reporting a fish
count of: 44 wahoo, 22 sierra, 365
yellowfin tuna, 37 dorado, 8 amberjack,
18 yellow snapper, 5 island jack, 12
barred pargo, 12 Eastern Pacific
bonito, 125 white skipjack, 1 African
Pompano, 4 barred pargo, 15 cabrilla
and 105 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; 04:04PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

December 3, 2017



The fall season is finally now starting
to wind down, as fewer tourists were
seen this past week, as Thanksgiving is
now past and people now have other
priorities preparing for the Christmas
and New Year’s Holidays coming up.
Weather is now ideal, north winds have
not been over powering as they can be
this time of year, clear skies with
high temperatures of about 85 degrees.
Ocean temperature now holding in the 78
to 81 degree range, very favorable for
fishing prospects throughout the month
of December. Great time to visit now,
with lighter crowds, perfect weather
conditions and a variety of gamefish
opportunities now being found on local
fishing grounds.



Supplies of sardinas continue to be
sufficient for anglers, these small
baitfish are now schooling off the
rocky beach stretches from Palmilla to
Cabo Real. Other bait options include
slabs of squid or trying to find and
catch your own chihuil, as well as
using chunks of skipjack. Sardinas
proved to be the most productive all
around bait.



Most common catches were for yellowfin
tuna in the 10 to 30 lb. range, we only
saw a handful of tuna up in the 50 to
70 lb. range this past week. Even the
smaller grade tuna were finicky much of
the time, anglers could see the
yellowfin jumping out of the water and
feeding freely on the chummed sardinas,
but they often would not readily take
the baits with hooks in them. Very
clear water, boat pressure, coming full
moon, all can be factors for this.
Though with patience, most charters
were able to accountant for tuna
catches averaging 4 to 8 fish per boat.
The Palmilla Point, Santa Maria, Los
Arcos, Iman Bank all produced fish, the
larger grade of tuna were coming off of
the Iman and San Luis Banks.



Wahoo slowed way down compared to the
previous week when Vinorama was
producing some wide open action. This
week the wahoo were being found closer,
such as off of Gordo Banks, Punta
Gorda, Palmilla and Iman Bank, though
not in any significant numbers, anglers
were fortunate to land one of them,
sizes ranged to 45 lb. With water
temperatures still warm, we do
anticipate having more wahoo activity
throughout the month. Dorado were found
scattered on the same grounds as were
the tuna and wahoo, though numbers were
very limited, and most of these fish
were under 10 lb., with a rare larger
specimen in the mix.



Reports from the Pacific for good
action on striped marlin, with multiple
fish per charter being the rule. In the
direction of San Jose del Cabo, the
billfish action was limited, a few
single stripers and black marlin
hanging around.



Ae water temperatures are slowly
cooling, we are see some more sierra
show up closer to shore, a few nicer
fish to over 5 lb. Also some of the
more elusive island jacks were found.
Off the bottom structure we saw a
little more production of amberjack,
barred pargo, triggerfish, leopard
grouper (cabrilla) and at least one
nice 28 lb. yellowtail was landed.
Quite a few white skipjack were mixed
in with the schools of yellowfin tuna
and a few of the Eastern Pacific
bonito.



The combined panga fleets launching out
of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 91 charters for
the week, with anglers reporting a fish
count of: 1 black marlin, 1 striped
marlin, 26 wahoo, 36 sierra, 440
yellowfin tuna, 46 dorado, 15
amberjack, 13 yellow snapper, 12
huachinango, 26 island jack, 12 barred
pargo, 14 Eastern Pacific bonito, 110
white skipjack, 1 yellowtail, 16
cabrilla and 145 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; 04:02PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com