29 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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December 29, 2019

*Los Cabos is now bustling with
tourists, many family groups now
vacationing for the holiday season.
Weather patterns have been cooler, with
scattered cloud cover and high
temperatures in the lower 70s, a bit
chilly
for local standards, though compared to
more northern territories, very
pleasant. Ocean water temperatures were
in the 75 to 77 degree range and
swells were minimal. Variable northern
winds, but overall favorable fishing
conditions.*

*Bait supplies out of the local port
consisted of caballito, ballyhoo and
slabs of squid. There are sardineta and
mackerel just starting to move onto
local bait grounds as well, so far more
sardineta. This is attracting
striped marlin into this same area,
despite not being the warm season, we
are seeing some sailfish as well.*

*Most consistent fishing action has
been for dorado, most of this action
found with a mile or two from shore.
Anglers were using smaller sized
trolling lures and various baitfish to
entice these gamefish, average size
fish was in the 10 lb. class, but there
were larger specimens to over 20
lb. also being found. For the last
several seasons now the month of
December has proved to be the best time
of year for these popular game fish
and with the water temperature still
favorable, we expect this action to
last into the New Year.*

*Action for yellowfin tuna was much
more scattered, the bite off of La
Fortuna, where the shark problem was so
bad, faded off, just a few tuna up
to 40 lb. were reported from those
grounds and these were taken on strips
of squid. A few tuna in the 15 to 40
lb. class also were hooked into off of
Punta Gorda on a mix of caballito and
lures, but these were very limited.
Off of the Gordo Banks there was a
chance at a nicer grade of yellowfin to
100 lb., though this was very hit of
miss and involved large amounts of
squid for chum and plenty of patience
to repeatedly make drifts all day
long for a chance at a hook up, mainly
something the local commercial
pangeros were doing. On the outside,
some 20 or more miles offshore, there
was porpoise activity moving in the
direction off of San Jose del Cabo, on
Friday there were a couple of 200 lb.
class yellowfin landed off of larger
sportfishers, so maybe this will
develop into something.*

*Wahoo are in the area, but getting
them to hit has not been that easy,
though on any given day that could
change, best bet has been on bait
versus
lures. Of the wahoo we saw, sizes
ranged 15 to 40 lb. Though one monster
122 lb. wahoo was brought in by a spear
fisherman. On Saturday.*

*Off of the beach stretches just to the
north of the Puerto Los Cabos
marina there were good numbers of
juvenile sized roosterfish, some up to
15
lb., also mixed in were jack crevalle
and sierra. Best bet was with the
smaller sized caballito, if sardinas
were available this action would bust
wide open.*

*Off the bottom there was action for
huachinango, most of these under 5
lb., also a few yellow snapper, barred
pargo and of course the triggerfish
were eager to bite as well.*

*The 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: 2 sailfish, 15 striped
marlin, 265 dorado, 21 yellowfin tuna,
35 wahoo, 4 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 1 glass eyed snapper, 12 sierra,
4 pompano, 85 roosterfish, 45
huachinango, 3 amberjack, 15 jack
crevalle and 45 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