30 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 29, 2019

Anglers –

Last week we were preoccupied with the
progression of Hurricane Lorena,
though the Los Cabos area ended up not
getting hit very hard at all, as
this small but the powerful system
changed direction and followed a path
towards the East Cape, where they felt
more substantial impact. Local
marinas were shut down for three days
over the weekend, reopening on Monday
morning. We are still seeing light
crowds of visitors, though within a
couple of weeks that will all change.
The weather is now transitioning,
noticeably cooler in the mornings,
though daytime highs are near 90
and it even feels warmer when you
combine the humidity heat index. Ocean
water temperature is now in the 82 to
84 degree range, still favorable for
storm activity. Weather is now very
tropical, can be unpredictable,
presently we are watching a new low
pressure area forming near Acapulco,
which has a good chance to become
Tropical Storm Narda, we will watch
happens with this in coming days. With
limited numbers of anglers in town,
most charters were now fishing the
grounds from Iman to Vinorama. Sardinas
were found off the beach stretches
north of Vinorama for the first part of
the week before scattering, over the
weekend the bait vendors searched for
sardinas schooling back near the marina

The all-around action was spotty
through much of the week, as water
conditions had turned over and were off
colored, also there was a very
strong current sweeping through. As the
week progressed conditions
rebounded and reports were much better
for the weekend. Yellowfin tuna and
dorado were the most common species, an
occasional billfish or wahoo, also
a mix of bottom dwellers.

Drift fishing with sardinas, strips of
squid, chunks of skipjack or bolito
was the main method for enticing the
yellowfin, fish ranged in sizes from
15 to 75 lb. Bite was still a bit
scratchy, but some charters did account
for up to five tuna. Dorado numbers
were down from how they had been, found
in scattered schools, hard to find one
much larger than ten lb., so many of
the smaller dorado were released, as
anglers tried to fill out their two
fish limit with nicer sized specimens.

With the strong currents running that
did not help the bottom action, hard
to stay down, fish do not like battling
that either. We did see a few
smaller amberjack, leopard grouper,
yellow snapper, barred pargo, bonito
and triggerfish.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 59 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 black marlin, 2 blue
marlin, 3 striped marlin, 145 dorado,
10 wahoo, 74 yellowfin tuna, 11
leopard grouper, 18 Mexican bonito, 12
yellow snapper, 6 rainbow runner, 8
barred pargo, 4 pompano, 4 amberjack, 6
rainbow runner and 35 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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