16 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 16, 2019

With the official start to the summer
season set to start next weekend we
continue to see fluctuating crowds of
visiting anglers, last week we had
increased numbers now this week we see
fewer people arriving. Weather is
progressively heating up, high
temperatures into the lower 90’s. Later
the week we saw more marine cloudy and
overcast conditions. While Pacifica
waters are still cool, in the upper
60’s, off of San Jose del Cabo the
ocean reached 80 degrees, swirling
winds were unpredictable, earlier in
week we felt breezes predominately from
the north, laying down mid-week,
then later in the week it was the south
wind that really kicked up,
actually blowing conditions out on
Friday and contributed in pushing in
colder greenish Pacific water, ocean
temperatures dropped to 70 degrees
overnight. Now as weather settles
conditions will rebound quickly.

The fishing action last week was very
encouraging, as we saw more numbers
of yellowfin tuna, continued quality
action for striped marlin, a few
dorado finally showing up, as well as
options inshore for roosterfish and
for a mix of quality eating bottom
species. This week with weather
a bit more unstable we had much more
scattered overall action, changing
from day to day, but the tuna action
and marlin proved more elusive and
even bottom produced minimal. There
were some highlights though, with
anglers catching and release trophy
sized 50 lb. roosterfish, even landing
a couple of wahoo, dorado, sailfish and
striped marlin and an occasional
nice sized amberjack or red snapper. A
lot of variety in the area, though
no particular species was overly

With warmer currents the local bait
vendors were finding more caballito, as
well as moonfish, ballyhoo and slabs of
squid were also available. Inside
the Puerto Los Cabos Marina channel we
saw mass schools of jack crevalle
breaking into a feeding frenzy and
local anglers got into this action,
chasing these 25 lb. jacks around the
docks and jetties.

The action on the San Luis Bank for the
Mexican bonito and red snapper
while working the yo-yo jigs proved
much more difficult in recent days, the
weather did not help at times, the tuna
had been hitting early in the week
on trolled caballito and strips of
squid, yellowfin ranging from 20 to 80
b., but this action came to a
standstill later in the week.

This transition period can often be
like this, sometimes it is not until
mid-July before conditions really
stabilize and we finally have more
consistent day to day action.

These next couple of weeks is when we
historically see some of the largest
sized roosterfish of the season. We
expect to see mass migration of mullet
baitfish to move in any time, this in
turn brings in more of these inshore

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 70 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 sailfish, 7 dorado, 2
wahoo, 7 striped marlin, 19 yellowfin
tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 11 leopard
grouper, 98 Mexican bonito, 32 red
snapper, 14 amberjack, 24 roosterfish,
22 jack crevalle, 4 yellow snapper and
70 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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