3 Jun 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 –

June 2, 2019

As we near the start of the summer
season we are now enjoying the ideal
climate, early morning cloud cover,
burning off as sun comes up, breeze
mostly out of the north, though also
switching from the south and high
temperatures in the lower 80s. Only
moderate crowds now, so it is the
perfect to visit. Ocean conditions are
cold on the Pacific, though in the
direction of San Jose del Cabo and to
the north we have seen clean blue
currents of 74 to 78 degrees.

Main baitfish now found in the local
marina area have been moonfish and
mullet, ballyhoo are another option, as
well as slabs of squid. Charters
are working the fishing grounds from
Red Hill, Palmilla, Gordo Banks, Iman,
San Luis and to Vinorama. Most
consistent catches have come from
structure, red snapper and Mexican
bonito most numerous, using iron yo-yo
style jigs, also drifting baits down
deep has producing some quality
catches. A handful of grouper species
and amberjack were accounted for,
some over 30 lb.

Early in the week there was limited
action for yellowfin tuna found on the
San Luis Bank, tuna to over 80 lb. were
landed, while drift with strips of
squid, this action faded during the
week, though the yellowfin were still
seen at times showing on the surface,
just not all that interested in
biting, but with the conditions
becoming more favorable, anything could
happen on any given day. Other tuna
were found further offshore traveling
with porpoise, this was a hit or miss
deal from day to day and these fish
were much smaller, mostly under 20 lb.

We have not seen dorado now for some
time, though this week a few were
hooked into while trolling open waters
on the marlin grounds, so we are
hoping to see more of these popular
gamefish move in.

There have been increasing numbers of
striped marlin now on the local
grounds, spread out from outside the
Gordo Banks, La Laguna, straight off
of San Jose del Cabo and outside of
Palmilla, anywhere from 4 to 10 miles
out, There were marlin that hit on
trolled lures and various baitfish, we
look for this action to break wide open
in coming weeks. Most of the
stripers are now in the 80 to 100 lb.

There were stronger swells pounding the
shoreline, though the few charters
that did try closer in did report some
action for roosterfish and jack
crevalle, trolling with live mullet
seemed to work best for this action. We
also look for this bite to really break
wide open in coming weeks, as this
is always the local peak season for
roosterfish in the alter part of June.
Please remember that these game fish
should be released with care, they are
prized fighting fish, not known for
eating quality and grow to large sizes,
better to protect them for future

The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Los Cabos Marina reported an estimated
74 charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
2 dorado, 14 striped marlin, 6
yellowfin tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 12
leopard grouper, 1 broomtail
grouper, 170 Mexican bonito, 58 red
snapper, 4 yellow snapper, 13
amberjack, 10 glasseye pargo, 12
Pacific golden eyed tile fish, 14
roosterfish, 4 jack crevalle and 70

Good Fishing, Eric

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