1 Dec 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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November 26, 2019

Anglers –

Last week we saw TS Raymond pass
through the Los Cabos area, shutting
all Port activities on Sunday and
Monday, this during a very busy time
frame when these red flag conditions
are rare occurrences. In another week
the large crowds will lighten up, as
they normally do after Thanksgiving
and before the Christmas Holidays.
Unpredictable weather conditions for
past month, more north wind than usual
for this early in the season, also
we are now following forecast for
another rain storm that is moving in
direction of Southern Baja, all local
interests are hoping this latest
system veers in another direction, as
we have already had plenty of
rainfall, last weekend alone there were
reports of isolated areas receiving
six of more inches of rainfall, also
some major flooding through low lying

After the passing of the rain the all-
around action seemed to slow down,
which also stirred up ocean conditions,
dirty water and a bit cooler, down
in the 79 degree range, baitfish became
scattered as well. Later in the
week water clarity did improve and
baitfish were becoming more active.
schools of sardinas were found near
marina jetties, also some caballito,
other options were ballyhoo and slabs
of squid.

The wahoo action near Vinorama
vanished, though by Friday a few nice
up to 47 lb. were reported, other
strikes lost, so we are confident that
these fish will remain on local grounds
for another month or so. Dorado
were spread out in different direction,
found more consistently towards
Cabo San Lucas, most of these fish were
under 15 lb., with a few exception
of larger 20 lb. plus specimens,
striking both baits and lures.

The yellowfin tuna bite near San Luis
Bank came to a halt, though the big
news was that a few much Alger
yellowfin tuna were hooked into off of
Gordo Banks, though more anglers were
having battles with various species
of sharks, there were some monster tuna
now on these grounds. There were
several very impressive catches
records,, including 145 lb,. 272 lb.
335 lb., this proved to be best week
yet for this season on these grounds
for the larger grade of yellowfin,
several other cow sized tuna were lost
after long epic battles. Slow trolling
lovely smaller sized skipjack was
the main producer of these big strikes.
Offshore and towards Cabos San
Lucas there were a smaller football
sized grade of yellowfin tuna, though
that was a bit hit or miss, with some
charter landing 5 to 7 fish and
others lucky to find one.

Bottom action continued to be slow,
mainly triggerfish, an occasional
amberjack, cabrilla, snapper or pargo.
Inshore action was limited,
depending on what bait was obtainable,
jack crevalle up to 20 lb., a few
sierra and some juvenile roosterfish up
to 15 lb.

Billfish was red hot on the Pacific
grounds, but were also starting to move
in the direction of the local grounds
off of San Jose del Cabo, a handful
of striped marlin, sailfish and blue
marlin were accounted for in recent
days, nothing too large, stripers
averaged less than 100 lb., blue marlin
up in the 175 lb. range.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 120 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 black marlin,1 blue
marlin, 5 striped marlin, 1 sailfish,
88 dorado, 65 yellowfin tuna, 5
wahoo, 6 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 3 leopard grouper, 5 amberjack,
Mexican bonito, 4 sierra, 4 jack
crevalle, 18 roosterfish, 4 surgeon
2 rainbow runner,5 golden eyed tilefish
and 80 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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