11 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 9, 2019

This week we did see more numbers of
anglers arriving, they were greeting
with great ocean conditions for the
most part, some late morning and
afternoon winds earlier in the week,
settling down by the weekend. Swells
were moderate, water temperatures on
the Sea of Cortez side were averaging
77 to 78 degrees, while colder
conditions in the 66 range were still
plaguing the Pacific. The local climate
continued to be ideal, not too hot
yet, weather now in the low to mid 80s,
some early morning marine cloud
cover burning off as the sun rose
higher, cool Pacific waters are
to keep air temperatures mild.

Most all of the fishing action is now
in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and to the north. The striped marlin
bite came on strong this week, as
these fish were found spread out
throughout the zone, anywhere from two
ten miles from shore. Bait supplies
consisted of mainly moonfish, ballyhoo
and some caballito, with lots of
smaller skipjack and some bolito found
schooling on the fishing grounds. The
majority of the marlin were striking
on various baitfish, though they would
also hit trolled lures, the stripers
were weighing in the 70 to 120 lb.

After a long absence we were now
hearing of more reports of dorado being
seen, some landed, most were smaller,
but we did hear of a couple of nice
fish found further offshore that were
in the 20 lb. class. We do expect to
find more of these gamefish moving in,
as water conditions are now more
favorable. No reports of wahoo, though
the way the water shaping up,
something could develop on that at any

Many charters are still working the yo-
yo jigs off of the rocks high spots
for the Mexican bonito, red snapper,
cabrilla and amberjack, though this
action providing some quality eating
fish, most of these fish were under
ten pounds. Inshore there were jack
crevalle, a few pargo and roosterfish,
to over 30 lb., though the annual
migration of the mass schools of mullet
has yet to appear, this is what
normally will bring in the main run of
quality sized roosterfish, everything
seems to be running a bit later than
normal this season, included this
marlin bite that now is happening.

On the San Luis Bank anglers were
finding chances at quality yellowfin
up to 100 lb., no big numbers yet, but
every day we have seen these tuna
brought in and all of them seem to be
at least 40 lb., with the majority
being over 70 lb. Striking mainly while
drift fishing with strips of squid,
a handful even hit on yo-yo jigs. Some
days were better than others,
factors of sea lions, sharks and crowds
came into play. But this week we
saw more tuna action than in the past
couple of months, so that is a
promising sign.

This is also now the time when we
should start seeing more amberjack and
dogtooth snapper appear. Often these
fish will be found close to shore
during June and July, before moving
further offshore to the high spots as
summer progresses

The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 98 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 9 dorado, 44 striped marlin,
19 yellowfin tuna, 4 dogtooth snapper,
15 leopard grouper, 210 Mexican
bonito, 70 red snapper, 12 amberjack,
45 roosterfish, 12 jack crevalle and
90 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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