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 Apr 30, 2014; 01:45PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 27, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



April 27, 2014

Anglers –



With spring break now officially over, crowds of visitors have lighted up,
weather patterns have continued to warm, feeling increasingly tropical this
past week, early morning clouds, then plenty of sunshine and high
temperatures now into the upper 80s. Ocean water temperatures are ranging
76 to 79 degrees, from Cabo San Lucas to Loss Frailes, no significant
temperature breaks seen. Winds have still been somewhat unpredictable,
though this week has been much more settled than last, recent trend has
been that the south winds are kicking up mid day, early mornings have been
very comfortable.



No news of any new resources for sardinas, available baitfish have been
moonfish, various jacks and fresh brined ballyhoo. There were reports of
more flying fishing now being seen in the warming currents, always a
favorable sign, water clarity has rapidly improved as well, clean blue
water was now found within a half mile of shore.



Early in the week the billfish action was predominately found further
offshore, though that quickly changed, as striped marlin moved in within
less than one mile from shore, straight out in front of the Puerto Los
Cabos Marina, these fish were readily striking on trolled ballyhoo and also
hitting on live baits being drifted down deep. Most of these stripers were
weighing in the 80 to 120 pound range. Locals are continuing to exploit
these marlin, catching them as if they were just part of an hugely
abundant, never ending resource and then selling them on the black market,
as local authorities turn their heads the other direction, supposedly these
billfish are a protected species, preserved for sport fishing, apparently
there is no priority in enforcing such laws.



Dorado were spread out, more often in limited numbers, most anglers were
fortunate to land one, occasional exceptions of schools of these fish
encountered, sizes ranged up to 25 pounds, trolling various live or rigged
baits was most productive. Wahoo were also in the area, but only a handful
were actually landed each day, most of them from areas north of Punta
Gorda, striking on various baitfish, more so than on artificial lures,
sizes ranged to 35 pounds. With the way the ocean conditions are shaping
up, anything could happen on any given day, as we are seeing optimal
conditions now, favorable for a variety of gamefish.



Most of the local panga charters are either targeting the close by billfish
action, or heading north towards the San Luis Bank, where they are
targeting a variety of structure species, working yo-yo jigs off the high
spots, as well as trolling surface baits or lures for dorado, or chance at
a wahoo, marlin were on these grounds as well. We are not seeing any
yellowfin tuna action to report. The closest we are really getting to tuna
now is with the Eastern Pacific Bonito, which despite the warmer waters are
still be caught in fair numbers, striking best early in the day, these
bonito are showing signs of slowing down, they are more of a cold water
species. Other bottom action included pargo (various species), amberjack
and cabrilla. With the rapidly warming waters we have not seen much in the
way of yellowtail. More amberjack arre starting to appear though. Sea lions
continue to be aggressively feeding on these same fishing grounds, at times
making it nearly impossible to land fish, these mammals know where the fish
are schooling and they also know how much easier they are to catch when
they are hooked on a line and be reeled towards the surface, this is like a
game of cat and mouse for these sea lions.



Surprisingly there were still reports of some incredible whale activity,
now well past due time that these mammals should be half way through their
northern migration.



Inshore action included sierra, roosterfish and jack crevalle, though this
action was a bit sporadic from day to day, surely would be better if there
were sardinas available for chumming, especially for the sierra, which are
proficient at slicing the larger bait fish in half.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 85 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 48 striped marlin, 13 wahoo, 15 amberjack,
23 huachinago, 24 cabrilla, 14 jack crevalle, 18 sierra, 47 dorado, 230
bonito and 26 roosterfish.







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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Apr 24, 2014; 02:52AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 20, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



April 20, 2014

Anglers –



Easter Week is attracting local families to all of the accessible beaches,
as this is the traditional time to spend time with family and friends on
the shoreline. Practically the whole city shuts down this weekend, as no
one wants to miss out on any of the action. This is also transition time
for the weather patterns, days are steadily warming, though there has been
a mix of cloud cover and cooler Pacific breezes sweeping through actually
the ideal climate now, with high temperatures into the 80s.



Many locals always say that the fish go on vacation as well over the
holiday, with the recent full moon passing and choppy ocean conditions for
a few days, we did see the water clarity become blotchy and the all around
fishing action was more scattered. Striped marlin with some dorado mixed in
has been the main deal offshore, varying from day to day, at times fish
were found within several miles, other days out to 20 miles. There were
reports of offshore porpoise activity, but no yellowfin tuna were
associated. Anglers were trolling open water with lures and using either
rigged ballyhoo or live caballito for bait. The live bait found inside the
marina dock area did become scarcer during the moon as well.



Panga fleets looking for the best chances at action for a variety of more
preferred good eating species were concentrating on the San Luis Bank. The
Eastern Pacific bonito was the most prevalent catch, striking best on yo-yo
jigs, though there was also a mix of snapper, cabrilla, amberjack and even
an occasional yellowtail, though no real numbers of any of these species,
except for the bonito, limits were standard for them. Though there was the
ever increasing situation of problematic sea lions hanging around these
same grounds, being aggressive and opportunistic of stealing angler’s
catches, fifteen of these mammals were counted one day on these same banks,
making it nearly impossible to actually reel a fish all the way to the boat.



Not as many wahoo stories being told in recent days, but with water
temperatures of 75 degrees, these species are staying in the area. There
were reports of increased activity of schooling flying fish offshore, this
is usually a favorable sign of spring time and should attract more gamefish
into the local waters. Thrasher sharks were also reported from the same
billfish grounds.



Inshore action was spotty for sierra, roosterfish and jack crevalle. Quite
a few sierra seen, but without sardinas it has not been easy to entice
them, a few charters that somehow obtained some frozen sardinas, did well
on these sierra. Some days the juvenile sized roosterfish were found just
north of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina Jetty’s, these smaller fish were
having trouble swallowing the larger sized live baits. Other days the
roosters vanished, hard to predict these jacks, sometimes bite best early,
other days late, tide can come in to play as when these fish become more
active.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 73 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 1 thrasher shark, 1 sailfish, 29 striped
marlin, 2 wahoo, 6 yellowtail, 8 amberjack, 25 huachinago, 15 jack
crevalle, 12 sierra, 36 dorado, 380 bonito and 16 roosterfish.







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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Apr 15, 2014; 02:23AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 13, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



April 13, 2014

Anglers -



This past weekend Southern Baja time zone moved clocks back one hour, we
are now accustoming to this new schedule, days are rapidly lengthening as
spring season progresses. Ideal all around climate now, last weekend a
front with cooler cloud cover swept through and this week we have seen
warmer clear sunny skies, high temperatures around 85 degrees, with lows of
about 62 degrees, winds were lighter, more predominate from the south now,
picking up later in the day. Ocean water temperatures ranged from 72
degrees on the Pacific's Golden Gate Bank, to an average of 75/76 degrees
off of San Jose del Cabo and towards Los Frailes.



After going slack, the billfish action rebounded off of San Jose del Cabo,
anglers found great action for striped marlin, with a few sailfish also
reported, the majority of the action was found 10 to 20 miles offshore,
though on other days these fish were encountered within several miles of
shore, as their food source moves, they move accordingly. Not a lot of
surface baitfish activity seen and fish seem to be gorging on smaller sized
squid, which apparently were now plentiful in local waters. The billfish
were striking on rigged ballyhoo most often, though live caballito and
trolled lures also took their share of strikes. Only an occasional dorado
found in the mix offshore, more dorado were found nearer to shore, where
concentrations of half beak baitfish were schooling. Anglers were fortunate
to find one or two dorado in their catch, just no big numbers of these fish
now, though with these water conditions, anything could happen at any time.



It has continued to be an unusual season, with both warm water species and
other fish that prefer cooler currents, all in the region at the same time.
Look at the wahoo for example, they never even migrated out of the area
this winter, as they normally do every year, these pelagic gamefish have
been hanging around, not that many are actually being landed, action has
been sporadic, though most everyday a handful are being hooked into, with
the majority of this action coming from the La Fortuna to Vinorama grounds.
Some of the wahoo landed were nicer sized 40 to 50 pound fish. No yellowfin
tuna have been seen to speak of, though on Wednesday a pair of local La
Playita pangeros hauled in a yellowfin that tipped the scales at 198 lb.
This was just one fish, though is maybe a sign of something to develop,
this would normally be the season when we start to see more porpoise
activity offshore, which can attract schools of tuna. Time will tell, with
water temperature warmer than normal, things are more unpredictable.



Local panga fleets are departing at first light to take advantage of the
early morning action for bottom dwellers, most productive spot was the San
Luis Bank, while using yo-yo jigs and caballito batfish anglers accounted
for bonito, cabrilla, huachinango (red snapper), amberjack, yellowtail and
barred pargo. Early in the morning when the larger more exotic fish were
taken, no huge numbers, but some quality fish to over 30 pounds were
landed, as the sun came up the action shifted to mainly the Eastern Pacific
bonito.



Close along the beach stretches north of Puerto Los Cabos charters found
good opportunities for roosterfish up to 15 pounds, while trolling live
caballito, there were reports of rigged ballyhoo also working, there were
jack crevalle and sierra also mixed in, at times the baits available proved
a bit large for the smaller jacks.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 91 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of:

52 striped marlin, 2 sailfish, 5 wahoo, 3 yellowfin tuna, 8 yellowtail, 25
amberjack, 44 dorado, 14 sierra, 45 roosterfish, 550 bonito, 17 cabrilla,
40 triggerfish and 56 hauchinango.





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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Apr 6, 2014; 09:11PM - Gordo banks Panga Report April 6 th 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers -



Spring break tourist activity seemed to have slowed some, even though the
actual local Easter Holiday week does not begin until mid month. Weather
has been nearly perfect, highs in the low 80s, there has been scattered
cloud cover, burning off as the days progressed. Winds were moderate,
mostly from the east and switching from the south, ocean temperature now
averaged in the 70 to 75 degree range, a slight drop from last week, but
still warmer than normal for early April. Quite a few whale sightings
continue, despite this now being late season for these mammals, the
majority have already began their northern migration.



Offshore , anglers found hit or miss action for the billfish, spread out,
no concentrations of baitfish to attract any big numbers of striped marlin,
fish were found further offshore some days and then as close as two miles
to shore on others, clarity of water varied with the flowing currents.
Dorado were found every day, though only in small groups, more of these
fish were within several miles of shore, this is where half beak schools
(ballyhoo) have been schooling. Weights averaged 10 to 15 pounds.



No yellowfin tuna to speak of, except an odd fish up to 30 pounds, being
hooked into while working high spots with yo-yo jigs, from Iman to San Luis
Bank. The most common catch were the Eastern Pacific bonito, striking
readily on the iron jigs, ranging 3 to 10 lb. There was more porpoise
activity now being seen offshore, though not many yellowfin were being
reported. Early morning proved to be the best time for fishing over the
rock piles, mixed in with the feisty bonito, were a handful of quality
snapper, amberjack and cabrilla. Yellowtail action has been very spotty,
most of the fish we have seen were nice 25 to 35 lb. A couple of these hogs
were even hooked into while drifting live baits just outside of the Marina
Jetty entrance.



This whole year has been abnormal, with warmer winter weather and ocean
water temperature, enough so, where tropical pelagic species such as wahoo
and dorado have remained in local waters throughout the winter and into the
spring. Everyday there have been reports of wahoo being either hooked into,
seen free swimming, or actually landed, most of this wahoo action was found
from Punta Gorda and north along the ledges, towards Vinormama. A couple of
fifty pound plus wahoo were accounted for, most of the 'hoo landed were in
the 20 to 30 pound class.



Close to shore there were lots of powerful jack crevalle moving in, also
some juvenile sized roosterfish and sierra. This action could be wide open
with sardinas, but none of these smaller baitfish have been available in
recent months, with the main bait source now being either live caballito or
rigged ballyhoo. We did see one 12 pound snook caught right off of the
panga dock area, this fish hit on a live bait.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 84 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 6 striped marlin, 9 wahoo, 6 yellowfin
tuna, 8 yellowtail, 17 amberjack, 80 dorado, 28 jack crevalle, 48 sierra,
22 roosterfish, 580 bonito, 15 cabrilla and 32 misc. pargo.





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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 31, 2014; 03:04AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo March 30, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



March 30, 2014

Anglers -



Vacationing tourists continue to arrive in soaring numbers, as spring break
season is now in full swing. Weather has been very pleasant, prevalent
winds were gusting early in the week, with ocean conditions being quite
comfortable late week. Ocean water temperatures were ranging in the upper
70s towards the Gordo Banks and further north, while currents were in the
lower 70s on the Pacific grounds. Day time highs were in the low 80s,
feeling a bit more like summer than spring. Whales are vanishing from the
area rapidly, headed on their long migration towards the rich feeding
grounds of the Bering Sea.



The striped marlin action off of the San Jose del Cabo area started back up
with a flurry, feeding marlin were seen in concentrations, anywhere from 2
to 8 miles from shore, moving quickly at times, seen free jumping and
tailing on the surface as well. Striking on lures as well as live caballito
or rigged ballyhoo, many charters reported having multiple chances for
stripers per outing. With inshore and bottom action being sporadic, much of
the week anglers found that there was actually a better chance at finding
marlin than any of the other smaller gamefish closer to shore.



There was a variety of other species now in local water, though it seemed
that none of them were really abundant, or consistently biting on a day to
day basis. Yellowtail were occasionally being hooked into on the various
rocky high spots, some of these jacks were found close to shore on the
ordinary roosterfish and sierra grounds. Yellows were holding on the Outer
Gordo Bank, though only handful of people are landing them, all nicer sized
30 to 35 lb. fish, just no consistent action and many hammerhead sharks to
sort through. Rounding out the fish counts were, cabrilla, pargo,
amberjack, bonito, dorado, sierra and wahoo, all being reported daily in
limited numbers.



Wahoo are being seen in schools off of Punta Gordo and to La Fortuna,
though are finicky, striking baits, yo-yo's and trolled jigs when they
became aggressively in the mood for striking, strange do even have these
fish hanging around at this time of year, this is a result of the warmer
than usual water temperatures. Dorado are being encountered in smaller
sized schools, the majority of this action closer to shore, rather than on
the offshore grounds, sizes averaged 5 to 20 pounds.



Bottom action has never really turned into a steady productive option this
season, the action for surface species proved more consistent than were the
reef dwellers. We would normally expect to see a trend develop in the
coming weeks, of less wind, warming days and more options for anglers off
the structure and inshore stretches. Nice time of year coming, ideal
weather, not too warm and not too cool.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 91 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 33 striped marlin, 17 wahoo, 3 mako shark,
4 yellowfin tuna, 12 yellowtail, 15 amberjack, 84 dorado, 15 jack crevalle,
28 sierra, 42 roosterfish, 95 bonito, 18 cabrilla and 14 hammerhead sharks
(released).



Good fishing, Eric










--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 23, 2014; 07:17PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo March 22, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



March 22, 2014

Anglers -



The Spring season has now officially begun, weather conditions have been hard to
beat, warm and sunny skies, with high temperatures near 80 degrees. Winds have been
swirling now for the past week, first from the north and then out of the south, this
has created some choppy ocean conditions at times. Ocean temperatures have averaged
from 71 on the Pacific, up to 74 degrees off of San Jose del Cabo.



This is now peak time for spring break vacations, scores of families and hundreds
are college students are arriving in the Los Cabos area, though this past week we
did not see as many anglers, of course windy conditions certainly convinced some
people to change plans. With the passing of the latest full moon we saw the offshore
action for striped marlin slow way down, these fish were now more scattered and not
being seen in any numbers.



The majority of the dorado being encountered recently were found closer to shore,
this is where concentrations of half beaks (ballyhoo) were schooling. Trolling
various baitfish was the most successful for these gamefish, though some anglers did
report catching dorado on lures as well. Sizes were averaging 5 to 15 pounds, with a
handful of larger specimens accounted for. Most charters were fortunate to average
about one dorado per day.



No action on yellowfin tuna being reported, only a few fish reported, mixed in with
bonito off the high spots from Iman to San Luis Banks, Yellowfin have been holding
in this region through the winter, though with the lack of sardinas to entice them,
we have not seen any consistent action on these tuna since the Fall. The only live
baitfish that has been plentiful has been caballito, rigging fresh dead ballyhoo has
been another option.



Off of the high spots, where anglers were jigging over the structure, bonito was the
most common species being landed; these feisty fighters were running in the 4 to 8
pound class. Only an occasional amberjack or yellowtail is being hooked into, most
of these striking on yo-yo style jigs and ranged from 20 to 35 pounds. There are big
yellowtails now on the Outer Gordo Banks, lots of bonito on these same grounds,
striking on the iron jigs, drifting live caballito down deep can be productive for
the big yellows, though a problem has been there are many hammerhead sharks lurking
down deep on these grounds, hard to stay away from them while trying for the jacks.
These rock piles also produced some cabrilla and snapper, though that massive red
snapper run during the red crab bloom of previous week has not redeveloped, need
these winds to reside for that to happen. We are in transition time now, still
unpredictable as to what can happen with the weather conditions from day to day.





With the water temperatures holding a bit warmer than normal, baitfish migrations
are off and so are typically gamefish patterns. Wahoo have been found though the
winter, they are still being hooked into practically daily, though a bit sporadic,
most of this action was reported on the inshore grounds from Punta Gorda to La
Fortuna, water depths from 100 to 150 ft., strong winds last week turned over this
water some and anglers found varied success.



We are still seeing numerous whales, though surely these will be the final weeks of
this activity, many of these mammals have already begun their northern migration.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent
out approximately 78 charters for this past week, with anglers accounting for a fish
count of: 8 striped marlin, 5 wahoo, 2 yellowfin tuna, 9 yellowtail, 16 amberjack,
395 bonito, 6 jack crevalle, 7 sierra, 42 dorado, 24 roosterfish, 18 cabrilla and 12
hammerhead sharks (released).



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Mar 23, 2014; 07:14PM - SJDC Fish Report March 15, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers -

Another wave of Spring Break vacationers are arriving in Los Cabos and everyone is
enjoying perfect weather conditions, lows in the 60, highs in the low 80s, clear
sunny skies, moderate swells and warming ocean temperatures, what else could a
person ask for? Past weekend there was a heavy south blow, pushed in cooler waters
from the Pacific, but these conditions quickly rebound as winds subsided and average
ocean temperatures are now in the 70/72 degree range on the Pacific side of Cabo San
Lucas and in the direction of San Jose del Cabo we are seeing warmer 74/76 degree
currents.

This big southern blow last Sunday contributed to the large concentrations of
striped marlin moving from the Pacific grounds to area just outside the Gordo Banks.
Previously the billfish action had been very scattered in this area, but all of
sudden the bite broke wide open, fleets from all local ports were congregating on
these grounds. Striped marlin were found in big numbers, many charters having more
than a half dozen strikes per trip, Multiple marlin per boat was common. The
stripers were readily striking trolled lures, ballyhoo, others were seen tailing on
the surface and would take live caballito, also anglers did well drift fishing
deeper baits. Quite a few thrasher sharks in this area, many were hooked while
drifting baits, most of these were lost, very powerful fish, they head straight down
and use their extended long tail to their advantage.

Doardo numbers were limited, though some of these gamefish are being encountered
each day, at times very close to shore, sizes range 5 to 20 lb. No particular hot
spot to find these fish now. Wahoo were sighted free swimming on the popular local
grounds, though only a handful were actually hooked into. One wahoo in the 80 lb.
class was landed, hooked into on the same grounds as were the striped marlin.
Yellowfin tuna were seen breezing at times near Iman to San Luis Banks, but only a
few of these 15 to 25 pound tuna were hooked into, either on live caballito or on
yo-yo jigs while jigging off of the rocky structure, where the main catch has been
for Eastern Pacific Bonito.

The much talked about red snapper bite that occurred last red, as a result of the
red crab bloom, this action dissipated quickly as the red crustaceans no longer were
found drifting to the surface in masses, as during the previous week. So snapper
catches were spotty, an occasional amberjack, cabrilla, grouper or yellowtail were
accounted for off the various rocky high spots. The San Luis Banks, as well as times
on the Gordo Banks, produced great action for the local good eating variety of
bonito, ranging 4 to 10 pounds, these toothy speedsters are fun sport on light
tackle.

Along the inshore beach stretches, sierra, jack crevalle were found in certain
areas. Good numbers of roosterfish, up to about 12 pounds, were being found the
first couple of miles towards the north of Puerto Los Cabos Marina jetty entrance.
Sierra were more scattered, still no sardinas being found locally, caballito has
been the steady bait source recently.

Getting to be late season now, though there are still lots of a whales being sighted
in larger sized pods, these mammals are going to be starting their northerly
migration soon. Sea lions are becoming more of a nuisance on the local snapper
grounds, wanting to catch their share of the tasty red snapper, always easier grab
hold of when the fish is trapped on a fishing line.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent
out approximately 104 charters for this past week, with anglers accounting for a
fish count of: 2 thrasher shark, 82 striped marlin, 4 wahoo, 6 yellowfin tuna, 4
yellowtail, 26 amberjack, 480 bonito, 14 jack crevalle, 12 sierra, 26 dorado, 110
roosterfish, 14 cabrilla, 72 red snapper (huachinango) and misc. pargo..

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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
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in good shape. I have a report of good
Steelhead fishing in both the upper and
lower end. This is “PRIME-TIME” for this
beautiful river. Guiding starts April
1st. A few last minute spots are still
open, so don’t miss out. Skeena River is
dropping but still lots of ice. Zymoetz
(Copper) River was brown yesterday;
hopefully it will clean up by the
weekend. Caution: please be careful
walking the edge of these rivers as ice
has formed. Ocean fishing: for Salmon
and Bottom Fish out of Kitimat and
Prince Rupert is good; so is Crabbing
and Prawning. If you would like to book
a river fishing guide or ocean charter
for 2014 Contact me anytime. Good luck
this weekend.

Taking bookings now for: Gitnadoix,
Kwinamass (April & May), Ishkeenickh,
Kincolith, Zymoetz (Copper) class 1 and
class 2 sections, Kalum and Skeena 2
plus all the unclassified rivers on the
Skeena, Nass and coastal. Ocean out of
Kitimat and Prince Rupert. If you are
interested for a guided fishing trip
please contact me anytime.

Hope you enjoy the LIVE Fishing Report:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-
reports.htm

Thank you for your interest in The
Fishing Reports.

Best regards,

Noel Gyger

“You meet the nicest people on the river
banks”
 Mar 15, 2014; 06:02AM - Terrace BC Canada Fishing Report For March 14, 2014
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Noel Gyger Fishing Report is LIVE online
24/7

Cast on this link to read the current
LIVE Report:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-
reports.htm

Don’t miss a single update follow Noel
on Twitter.

Weekend Fishing Forecast:

Weather forecast cloudy with some rain
and warmer temperatures. Kalum River is
in good shape. I have a report of good
Steelhead fishing in both the upper and
lower end. This is “PRIME-TIME”. Guiding
starts April 1st. Skeena River is
dropping but still lots of ice. Zymoetz
(Copper) River is mostly frozen over.
Caution: please be careful walking the
edge of these rivers as ice has formed.
Ocean fishing: for Salmon and Bottom
Fish out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert is
good; so is Crabbing and Prawning. If
you would like to book a river fishing
guide or ocean charter for 2014 Contact
me anytime. Guiding on the Kalum River
starts April 1st. Good luck this
weekend.

Taking bookings now for: Gitnadoix,
Kwinamass (April & May), Ishkeenickh,
Kincolith, Zymoetz (Copper) class 1 and
class 2 sections, Kalum and Skeena 2
plus all the unclassified rivers on the
Skeena, Nass and coastal. Ocean out of
Kitimat and Prince Rupert. If you are
interested for a guided fishing trip
please contact me anytime.

Hope you enjoy the LIVE Fishing Report:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-
reports.htm

Thank you for your interest in The
Fishing Reports.

Best regards,

Noel Gyger

“You meet the nicest people on the river
banks”
 Mar 9, 2014; 08:17PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo March 9, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS
San Jose del Cabo

March 9, 2014
Anglers -

As the first wave of spring break travelers continue to arrive in Los
Cabos, they are being greeted with absolutely beautiful pristine
weather conditions, with high temperatures hovering near the 80 degree
mark, clear skies and plenty of warm sunshine. Winds have been light
and anglers enjoyed very pleasant days on the ocean. Swells were
slight and we have seen warmer currents sweeping in, with water
temperature now averaging 72 degrees on the Pacific side of Cabo San
Lucas and increasing to 74/78 degree in the direction of the Sea of
Cortez and the Gordo Banks, just outside of these grounds is where the
warmest water is now located.

The Golden Gate Banks has continued to be the hot spot for finding
striped marlin, also fair numbers of dorado reported from the Pacific
grounds. While the billfish action in the direction of San Jose del
Cabo was very spotty, with the lack of offshore baitfish
concentrations, the stripers are scattered. More numbers of dorado
were encountered close to shore, at times actually seen chasing half
beaks (ballyhoo) directly on to the sandy beaches, at least one dorado
was hooked and landed inside of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina Channel.
Most of the dorado now seen have been in the 5 to 15 lb. class, with a
few exceptions of larger specimens up to 25 pounds accounted for.
Despite the warmer water temperatures we have seen fewer dorado this
past week, as well as only a few wahoo, though we have heard of big
wahoo bite now going on off of Cerralvo Island, which is out of our
local charter range.

Inshore action was now producing many roosterfish in the 5 to 15 lb.
range, trolling with live caballito was the best bet for this,
remember these are rapidly growing gamefish, not known for good table
fare and should be released with care, in order to mature and enhance
the future fishery. Sierra numbers were down, warmer waters and lack
of sardinas contributing to this situation.

The most exciting event this past week has been the season's first
massive run of pelagic red crabs, particularly on the high spots north
of the Gordo Banks. Masses of these small crabs drifted to the
surface, turned the sea a reddish color and this in turn was
attracting the humpback whales, whale sharks and of course the Pacific
red snapper (huachinango. This occurrence is always unpredictable,
when conditions are just right these pelagic crustaceans swarm,
normally happening sometime during the March to May time frame, though
in local waters we have not seen such a run for several years. These
red crabs are a favorite food source for many species, especially so
for the red snapper, also one of the most popular and valuable
commercial catches. All of the local commercial pangeros are now
working overtime to catch as many kilos of these prized snapper as
they are capable of while this bite lasts. These are the true Pacific
snapper and average from 4 to 12 pounds in weight, scrappy fighters on
light tackle and at times they are found schooling near the surface.

Other action included lots of Eastern Pacific Bonito and some early
season amberjack, the bonito (3 to 10 lb.) were striking yo-yo jigs or
trolled Rapalas over the high spots and the ambers, which ranged to
over 30 lb., were hitting best on the yo-yo style jigs or by drifting
live caballito off of the structure. There were lots of yellowfin tuna
in the 20/25 lb. class seen breezing on the grounds north of Punta
Gorda, but only a handful of these tuna were hooked into, very
finicky, as they normally do become when they acquire a taste for
these same red crabs.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los
Cabos Marina sent out approximately 77 charters for this past week,
with anglers accounting for a fish count of:
1 striped marlin, 3 wahoo, 8 yellowfin tuna, 2 yellowtail, 19
amberjack, 355 bonito, 18 jack crevalle, 18 sierra, 55 dorado, 135
roosterfish, 6 pompano, 28 yellow tail snapper, 14 cabrilla.and 640
red snapper (huachinango).

Good fishing, Eric






--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
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