24 Sep 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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September 22, 2019

Anglers –

Tropical storm season is now at its
peak, with TS Kiko was still lingering
far off to the west, we have seen in
recent days the development of two new
systems, Lorena and Mario. Expecting
land impact from Lorena, which at
Hurricane 1 strength is taking a path
almost directly towards the southern
tip of Baja. We are expecting major
rainfall and winds, all Port activity
has closed now and most likely through
the weekend. Forecast believe Mario
and Lorena will move together as they
parallel the Peninsula heading
northwest.

So anglers had a shortened week fishing
through Thursday, before Red Flag
conditions closed the Port. Light
crowds of tourists, so numbers of
charters were limited. Sardinas were
being netted off of beach stretches
near San Luis and delivered to the
grounds near La Fortuna and Iman.
Ballyhoo, caballito and strips of squid
were also being used. Sardinas were
now the best ticket for enticing the
yellowfin tuna, action varied from
where the best bite could be found, in
recent days more tuna were found
near Vinorama, smaller grade of 15 lb.
fish, though boats could catch ten
or more. While action near Twenty-Five
spot and Iman was more sporadic,
though this is where a handful of
yellowfin up to 70 lb. were landed.
Still
no reports of the cow sized tuna
showing, even on the Gordo Banks, late
showing this season. Lots of large
black skipjack biting on all these same
grounds, so that was kind of a nuisance

Number of dorado were less now than in
previous weeks and most fish that
were found were smaller in size. Wahoo
became more active and we were
seeing a few of these fish most every
day, they weighed 20 to 40 lb. and
were striking on trolled rapala type
lures off of the north grounds, near
where the tuna and dorado were also
encountered.

Not much bottom action was even
attempted, though we did see a few
amberjack, cabrilla, snapper, pompano,
bonito, surgeon fish and of course
triggerfish

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 32 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 blue marlin, 1 sailfish,
24 dorado, 12 wahoo, 92 yellowfin tuna,
150 black skipjack, 2 island jack,
3 surgeon fish, 4 leopard grouper, 12
Mexican bonito, 4 yellow snapper, 2
barred pargo, 3 pompano, 5 amberjack
and 26 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