26 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 –

May 26, 2019



May weather has been ideal, seems that
it has not become too warm yet, a
little cooler than we can normally feel
this close to summer time. Actually
about the perfect climate now, lows
about 65 degrees, highs averaging in
the lower 80’s, very few clouds, sunny
and dry. Crowds of anglers are
moderate now, great time for a visit,
with some eating fish being brought
in. Early in the week we saw currents
from the north push in water that was
in the 78/70 degree range, later in the
week it was holding more in the
74/76 range. Much of the week we felt
north winds, this limited at times
where charters went, later towards the
weekend winds laid down. With
changing currents, also this pushed in
slightly greenish off colored
waters. Transition period has been
unsettled for weeks now, eventually
conditions will heat up and we will see
some more stable patterns.



Bait vendors are finding moonfish,
jacks and some sardineta, also options
of ballyhoo. The most consistent action
being found was over the structure,
boats are working areas from off of Red
Hill/Palmilla, Gordo Banks. Cardon,
La Fortuna, San Luis, north to
Vinorama. Some of the best action was
very
early on the San Luis Banks, anglers
working yo-yo jigs did very well for
red snapper (huachinango), these fish
were quality, average of 5 to 12 lb.
Good number of The Mexican bonito as
well, also over the various rocky
areas there were some amberjack and
grouper species found, we saw amberjack
up to 70 pounds, most were in the 10 to
30 lb. range. Yellowtail action
died off, but some could still happen
with that, lots of sharks were moving
in around the Gordo Banks, some days
sea lions were a bad problem as well.



A handful of striped marlin were hooked
into, boat the off colored changing
currents, combined with passing of the
full moon, this seemed to spread
this action out, scattered activity for
billfish, surely will rebound as
soon as water conditions become more
favorable. No dorado or wahoo being
talked about, though there were some
yellowfin tuna accounted for from the
super pangas fishing on the northern
grounds from San Luis to Vinorama,
striking on cut bait and yo-yo jigs,
most of these yellowfin were in the 12
to 20 lb. range.



Inshore areas just south of Palmilla,
to Chileno produced good action for
roosterfish, some of these to over 30
lb. Slow trolling live bait was best
technique for these powerful gamefish.
Also in the mix were a handful of
late season sierra, as well as hog
sized jack crevalle.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 60
charters for the week and anglers
reported
an approximate fish count of: 4 striped
marlin, 8 yellowfin tuna, 10
leopard grouper, 245 Mexican bonito, 82
red snapper, 5 yellow snapper, 7
African pompano, 5 barred pargo, 24
amberjack, 9 sierra, 12 glasseye pargo,
22 roosterfish, 10 jack crevalle and 40
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