27 Oct 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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October 27, 2019

Anglers –

*Busy times now in Los Cabos, peak fall
tourist season, attracting hundreds
of anglers from around the world, many
of them participating in some of the
world’s richest fishing tournaments,
where pay outs can be in the millions
of dollars. Weather settled down,
perfect all around conditions, clear
sunny skies, slightly brisk now early
mornings, though days are still quite
warm. Ocean swells minimal, with
moderate variable breezes, shifting to
the
typical fall pattern, off the land,
from the west early, then switching
later out of the northeast, Ocean water
temperature ranged 82 to 85 degrees
from the Pacific and up past Los
Frailes, or in the direction of the Sea
of
Cortez.*

*Sportfishing fleets and tournament
participants are scouting out all
directions, searching all possible
options. Majority of local charters are
now concentrating on the grounds from
the Gordo Banks to Iman, San Luis and
some venturing as far as Vinorama.
Heavy pressure always means various
bait
options can become limited due to
unavailable resource. Though this week
with patience there seemed to be
sufficient supplies of sardinas, slabs
of
squid and caballito. Sardinas were
scarcer near the marina jetty’s and are
now seen schooling off of Chileno,
which means long back track for local
bait vendors, as well as later start
for anglers, if they want this bait
option. Other anglers are going early,
directly with squid and then some
are catching chihuil on certain high
spots, which proved to be probably the
best chance now at hooking into a
wahoo. Sardinas and the squid were best
choice for finding any yellowfin tuna
action. Dorado became very scattered,
saw very few this week, not many
billfish from the standard charters,
more
sailfish than others, a higher
percentage of anglers were preferring
to
target wahoo or tuna.*

*Yellowfin tuna were found in recent
days on the San Luis Bank, drift
fishing with various baits, mainly
sardinas and strips of squid. Yellowfin
tuna to over 100 lb. were caught, the
majority of the tuna hooked into
were in the 60 to 90 lb. class, no big
numbers, but later in the week this
bite did improve, some anglers later a
couple of quality tuna. Only a
handful of football sized yellowfin
most were quality grade, of course lots
of black skipjack and bonito to fight
with.*

*Not many wahoo seemed to want the
trolled lures, this week live bait
proved best, particularly off of
Vinorama, finding the live chihuil
baitfish was not always an east
guarantee. AS is the normal case, many
more
wahoo strikes were lost compared to
actual fish landed. With the water
temperature now still so warm, we
expect wahoo action to be even better
through next couple of months.*

*The a whole lot of bottom action even
being attempted now, on and off
currents and really nothing big
happening, more triggerfish, bonito and
smaller sized snapper.*

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 110 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 4 sailfish, 5 striped
marlin, 88 yellowfin tuna, 9 dorado, 68
wahoo, 12 leopard grouper, 35
Mexican bonito, 19 yellow snapper, 3
dogtooth snapper, 4 pompano, 8 sierra,
6 spotted rose snapper, 12 rainbow
runner, 8 Pacific golden eyed tilefish
and 80 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