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 Nov 18, 2013; 12:37PM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Capt. George Landrum
 Author E-mail:  gmlandrum@hotmail.com
Report Description: FLY HOOKER SPORTFISHING
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Cabo Fish Report

Nov. 12 - 17, 2013

WEATHER: The humidity we experienced at the tail end of last week decided to stay with us a while longer. We did have a couple of good days in the middle of the week when it dropped a few points, and that coincided with a 10 degree drop in the temperature, it quickly returned as it warmed back up. At the start and the end of this week our highs during the day was in the high 80's and the cool nights were still at 77 degrees. During the middle of the week we had two days where it was in the low 80's during the day and dropped to 68 degrees at night. On Saturday we had clouds move in from the southwest and they trapped the heat and humidity, and stayed around on Sunday. These clouds brought us a bit of wind on Saturday as well.

WATER: There were some bigger swells on the Pacific side this week, sometimes getting to 7 feet, but most of the week staying in the 3-5 feet class, plus there was little wind on top so almost no chop. On the Cortez side of the cape the swells remained small with the average at 3 feet and an occasional 5 foot swells, with little wind. Water temperatures on the Cortez side of the Cape stayed around 81 degrees and this warm water continued around the Cape into the Pacific side, across the San Jaime Bank. Everything to the north of the San Jaime showed a few degrees cooler, but the water was blue.

BAIT: Cabillito, a few Mackerel and a mix of other baits could be had for $3 each.

FISHING:

BILLFISH: If you have never caught a Marlin before and want a chance to get at least one (almost a guarantee) then you needed to be here this past week. From just off the beach to 3 miles offshore, from the lighthouse to Todo Santos and on the Golden Gate Bank the Striped Marlin have been feeding heavily on schools of Mackerel and Sardinas. Spotting feeding Frigate birds was the primary method used, once spotted feeding, the boats raced to the spot and threw out live bait, hoping to hook-up while the bait ball was on the surface. It did become a zoo after a while as boats raced to one spot to throw bait. Many boats opted for a more tranquil style of Marlin fishing and just drifted the area with rigged baits dropped down to 100 feet. Both methods worked very well, but running to the feeding fish was more exciting. My guess is that any boat that wanted to catch a Marlin this week was able to do so, and many boats caught two, three or four Marlin per trip.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: We are still seeing mostly football size Yellowfin Tuna, and our fingers remain crossed that the big ones (or at least bigger ones) will show up soon. A few boats continue to soak bait on the high spots at the Gordo Banks, but risk having their live baits eaten by the seals in the area. Many boats have been venturing offshore on the Pacific side, traveling as far as 40 miles offshore trying to find schools of Tuna willing to bite. Very few have succeeded.

DORADO: Dorado have to share “fish of the week” honors with Striped Marlin this week, but at least they are back to making up a larger percentage of the catch. Action had tapered off a bit last week, but they seem to be here in force once again. For boats trying to get some meat, fishing that band of water on the Pacific side from the beach to 3 miles out has been the most productive. Since this is the area the Marlin have been in as well, its no surprise that boats catching one species were catching the other as well. There were plenty of limits to be had and the action was pretty steady throughout the day.

WAHOO: The occasional Wahoo continued to surprise anglers, and crews as well, as these toothy fish managed to snip many lures from leaders without anyone noticing! Boats that were using wire leader, or just happened to get hooked right, were bringing back fish averaging 30 pounds. There were not a lot of them, but enough to make each strike a possibility.

INSHORE: There is little change in this weeks inshore report from last weeks with the exception of the Marlin action. When the fish get close like this everyone gets in on the game, and it was not unusual this week for the Pangas to release several Striped Marlin each trip. We are still seeing a few more Sierra and small Yellowtail every week. With the Dorado action being so good just off the beach, there has not been much in the way of effort next to the beach so it is hard to tell exactly what is there, but reports from a few of the Panga captains I know show that there are still small Roosterfish (less than 5 pounds) and a scattering of Amberjack and Snapper.

FISH RECIPE: I am going to post this weeks fish recipe as a separate post on the blog, so check it out if you are looking for something new to try!

NOTES: Our fishing right now is about as good as it gets, with the exception of Tuna, so if you have any free time, get down this way for a couple of days fishing! You never want to hear the words “you should have been here last week”, and I never like having to say them, so treat yourself to an early Christmas present. Seahawks are playing Minnesota this afternoon so I will be watching that game, sure would be nice to see the Hawks win another one! This weeks report was written to the music of Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyas on their CD “Underground Whispers”. Until next week, tight lines!

And as always, George writes this report

and posts to the blog on Sunday morning. So if you

can't wait, click the 'FOLLOW' on the top of the blog

page! You will know whenever something new is posted!

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 Nov 16, 2013; 06:06AM - Terrace BC Canada Fishing Report For November 16, 2013
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekend Fishing Forecast:

Weather forecast mostly sunny with a few clouds. All rivers in good shape. Kalum: is a little coloured for this time of year and still a bit higher than normal, but dropping daily. Steelhead fishing is fantastic. One can fish for Steelhead all winter here. Please don't harass the spawning Coho. Reg: Coho closed Oct 31st. Tip: Gibbs #45 Lure works pretty good to catch Steelhead. Water is dropping so be careful if you take your jet boat. Might be time for the raft or drift-boat. Lakelse River: The fishing at Herman's is slow because the water is low. The upper river is full of spawning Coho. Anglers now are fishing for Steelhead, resident Cutthroat and Dolly's. When the water is high, the fishing is best. Tip: Fly-fishing egg pattern flies work the best, also, the brighter the egg fly the better. Tip: Float fishing corkies (painted cork balls in various sizes) and a little bit of white wool works well. The bright red or orange ones are favored. Zymoetz (Copper) River: Water low and clean with a nice glacial tinge. The last high water should have brought in more summer-run Steelhead. This is the river for the fly-rod. The water is clean and the Steelhead have a chance to react when a fly comes drifting by. Dry fly works pretty good too. Tip: Float fishing the Pink Worm works very well in this river. This is the time of year...before it gets too cold. Need a guide for this just contact me anytime...we still have a few rod-days available. Kitimat River: Lots of people fishing for Trout now. Smithers BC area Rivers: Sorry, I don't have any reports but I think conditions would still be good to fish for Steelhead. Lake fishing: is good everywhere. Ocean fishing: for Salmon and Bottom Fish out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert is good; so is Crabbing and Prawning. If you are new to the area and don't know how or where to fish why don't you consider hiring a fishing guide? Contact me for that. Good luck this weekend. 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.

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Thank you for your interest in The Fishing Reports.

Best regards,
Noel Gyger

“You meet the nicest people on the river banks”
 Nov 11, 2013; 01:54PM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Capt. George Landrum
 Author E-mail:  gmlandrum@hotmail.com
Report Description: FLY HOOKER SPORTFISHING
Captain George Landrum
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www.flyhooker.com

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Cabo Fish Report

Nov. 4 - 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day everyone!

WEATHER: We had an interesting week on the weather front as on Wednesday evening a few clouds started to roll in, this was the evening of the W.O.N. Tuna Tournament sign up. Prior to then we had sunny skies with temperatures in the high 80's during the day and the mid 70's at night. We woke Thursday morning to little spats of rain, not enough to get a run off going, but it did make the plants happy. Later in the day the rain picked up and it cleared off by late afternoon, though the clouds stuck around until early Friday morning. We had a bit of humidity then and it has lasted through the weekend, and our temperatures have remained in the mid to high 80's during the day and the mid to high 70's at night.

WATER: The water was great all week long except for the afternoon on Friday as the clouds over our area blew away, then there was a bit of a chop on the water, but not too bad. Surface conditions during the week were swells at 3-5 feet on the Pacific side and 1-3 feet on the Cortez side. Water temperatures averaged several degrees higher on the Cortez side at 82 degrees while on the Pacific side withing the area from the San Jaime and Golden Gate Banks it was 80 degrees and farther out it dropped to 77 degrees. At the end of the week this cooler water had worked its way inside the Banks and we had the 77-78 degree water as close as three miles off the beach. At the end of the week the water on the Pacific side was clean and blue while the area around the Gorda Banks and off of Palmilla on the Cortez side were a bit off-colored.

BAIT: No change from the last report, Caballito, and frozen Ballyhoo could be had for $3 each this week, and there were actually a few mackerel to be had as well. Sardines were just a bit easier to find, but still not readily available.

FISHING:

BILLFISH: For some reason the Striped Marlin fishing has been just outstanding this week, or perhaps it is because there was not as much pressure on them as two days of 135 boats looking for Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo gave them a break. There have been Striped Marlin seen in packs of six to eight by many boats, and many of them have been hungry. We had one Panga yesterday release four during a five hour trip, and they did not travel much farther than the lighthouse on the Pacific side. Live bait was the key, while they would come into the pattern while trolling lures, dropping back a rigged live bait sure did the trick on those fish. From just off the shore to three miles out on the Pacific side, just in the warmer water was the place to be. They were showing at the Golden Gate Banks as well, not in the big pods feeding on the bait balls we saw a few years back, but in decent numbers. Dropping a live bait down to 100 feet or more resulted in many hook-ups. If you use this method though, please make sure you are using circle hooks, as it is sometimes difficult to determine a strike at that depth, and often the Marlin get hooked deep and do not survive. With a circle hook they pretty much hook themselves in the corner of the jaw and can be released with little damage. Also, remember this, it is YOUR trip, YOU are paying for it, YOU decide if the fish is released or killed. We had one group who fished a boat earlier in the week and they were unhappy because the crew killed the first two Marlin they caught while the anglers wanted to release the fish. On the third Marlin, the crew was about to gaff the fish when the angler reached up and cut the leader first! Needless to say, they will never fish on that boat again, or book through that agency again. REMEMBER: YOUR BOAT= YOUR CHOICE, make sure the crew understand at the start!

YELLOWFIN TUNA: As I did with the Marlin on the last report, I will prevail on the results of two days fishing in the W.O.N. Tuna Tournament to give you an idea of the Yellowfin action this past week. Last year during this week there were over a dozen Tuna weighing over 200 pounds taken, and one over 300 pounds. This year there were no fish over 200 pounds, the closest one was just under that weight. Overall I believe there were three Tuna over 100 pounds taken the first day and 5 fish over 100 pounds taken the second day. There were a few fish in the 50-60 pound class but most of them were footballs. Once again the Gorda Banks proved to be a popular spot to fish, at least on the first day, and there were quite a few large fish hooked up early in the day, but many of them were lost. During mid-day the current changed and the bite went dead, most boats left to look for fish in Porpoise. Boats fishing on the Pacific side were focused on the Porpoise as well, and the largest fish of the tournament was caught while flying a kite over a small pod of Porpoise while fishing just to the north of the Golden Gate Bank. The fish were spread out, from 30 miles to the south of Cabo to 40 miles to the north, with no really heavy concentration in any one place. Live bait dropped down in front of small pods of Porpoise resulted in a few big tuna as well.

DORADO: The action continued on Dorado this week, but it was a bit slower than last week, still good, but just a tad slower. That said, the action was still enough to give them “fish of the week” status. Most of the Dorado were found within three miles of the beach between SolMar and Todo Santos on the Pacific side, and it seemed that the farther north you went the better the action and size of the fish, to a point that is. Slow trolling live bait was very productive, as long as there were fish in the area, and there were a few Dorado caught by non-tournament boats that went over 30 pounds. During the tournament there were a lot of smaller Dorado in the 20+ range weighed, and most of them were caught in this same area. Leaving a hooked fish in the water while bumping in and out of gear, or trolling it at 2 to 3 knots brought more fish to the boat, and was a favorite method for most crews.

WAHOO: Wahoo were the surprise of the week for many of us as there were more of them brought to the scales during the tournament than were Dorado. The largest in those two days was just over 50 pounds, but there were many on the 20+ side of the scales! Some of the fish were open water fish, but the majority were caught along the 50 fathom line on both sides of the Cape.

INSHORE: There is little change in this weeks inshore report from last weeks with the exception of the Marlin action. When the fish get close like this everyone gets in on the game, and it was not unusual this week for the Pangas to release several Striped Marlin each trip. We are still seeing a few more Sierra and small Yellowtail every week. With the Dorado action being so good just off the beach, there has not been much in the way of effort next to the beach so it is hard to tell exactly what is there, but reports from a few of the Panga captains I know show that there are still small Roosterfish (less than 5 pounds) and a scattering of Amberjack and Snapper.

FISH RECIPE: I am going to post this weeks fish recipe as a separate post on the blog, so check it out if you are looking for something new to try!

NOTES: My wife is from Seattle so I am a Seahawks fan by marriage, but right now that's not a bad thing! Go Hawks! Well, the fishing for Striped Marlin is red hot, the Dorado continue to show up, the Wahoo bite has been decent. All we need is for the bigger Tuna to show up and it would be perfect. We expect to start seeing more Sierra and Yellowtail being caught as the water cools down, so if you are interested in these fish, keep checking back, I will let you know when it gets good. This weeks fish report was written the the unreleased single (album soon to be finished and released, I'll let you know when) by our friend, Brian Flynn. Until next week, Tight Lines!

And as always, George writes this report

and posts to the blog on Sunday morning. So if you

can't wait, click the 'FOLLOW' on the top of the blog

page! You will know whenever something new is posted!

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 Nov 4, 2013; 06:36PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo November 3, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



November 3, 2013

Anglers –



Visitors to Los Cabos are enjoying exciting times, as we are now in the
midst of the peak fall sportfishing season. The largest of all fishing
tournaments, Bisbee’s Black and Blue, was held this past week and once
again this event ended with the jackpot marlin being caught in the final
moments on the last day and more exciting yet, the top two largest marlin
were landed by women anglers.



Busy schedules now for all sportfishing fleets, though local weather has
seen an unusual late Tropical Storm Sonia developing off to the southwest,
this contributed to creating windy and choppy ocean conditions, which have
plagued the region now for several days and is forecast to continue through
the weekend and into next week. This storm front is an unfortunate
situation for the hundreds of anglers who plan their annual trips during
this period when you normally expect to find much calmer comfortable
conditions. Despite the bum conditions people are keeping their spirits
high, knowing that all this is out of everyone’s control, the luck of the
draw, weather patterns are becoming harder to predict worldwide.



Fleets have been traveling in all directions, scouting out all of the
possible fishing grounds within range, ocean water temperatures are now
averaging about 84 degrees throughout the area, not much temperature
variance, though we do expect that a cooling off trend will begin during
this next week. Bait situation has been day to day, with very small sized
sardinas being netted off rocky stretches near Santa Maria, there were
caballito available and even some mackerel were offered earlier in the
week, as well as ballyhoo and slabs of squid at the dock area. There were
options of catching larger baitfish on the grounds, overall the bait
resource has been sufficient, main problem now was dealing with the
relentless north winds that were swirling from out of the southwest as well.



Anglers were finding a mix of dorado, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and billfish,
none of which were especially numerous. With ocean temperatures holding
warm this late, we are expecting the action to become more consistent after
these weather patterns stabilize. Recently the action has been limited to
an average of several fish in combination per charter, though there were
exceptions for other anglers that happened to be at the right place.



The large yellowfin tuna are still on the Gordo Banks, everyday there have
been a couple of hook ups reported, not many of these larger tuna were
actually landed, tuna up to 141 lb. were accounted for by the local panga
fleet, with others lost after extended battles. Smaller football sized
yellowfin were found near Santa Maria and on the Gordo Banks or Iman Bank,
though this action was sporadic and most boats that did land these fish
would only catch a few fish. Dorado were mixed in, found in medium sized
schools spread out, most of these fish were weighing less than fifteen
pounds, with an occasional specimen to 20 pounds being reported. The main
factor for fewer all around numbers of fish was the relentless winds which
limited where boats could comfortable and practically concentrate their
efforts.



Wahoo were hiding out most of the week, only a handful of these fish were
landed, with other numerous strikes missed. This is now the time we expect
to see these fish make their presence known. Once again, as this weather
front passes through we do expect things to get back on track.



Not much bottom action was even attempted during these winds times, anglers
found it hard enough to troll or drift fish the surface, let alone try to
hold the bottom.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 205 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 2 black marlin, 4 blue marlin, 16 striped
marlin, 18 sailfish, 13 wahoo, 4 amberjack, 14 bonito, 14 pargo, 2
surgeonfish , 35 triggerfish,10 cabrilla, 15 sierra, 260 dorado and 125
yellowfin tuna.





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
 Nov 3, 2013; 01:40PM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Capt. George Landrum
 Author E-mail:  gmlandrum@hotmail.com
Report Description: FLY HOOKER SPORTFISHING
Captain George Landrum
gmlandrum@hotmail.com
www.flyhooker.com
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Cabo Fish Report
October 21 – Nov. 3, 2013
It seems I have to apologize again as it has been two weeks instead of one since my last report. In my defense, I left the morning after the Bisbee Black and Blue Tournament for Ensenada to bring a boat with the owner and friends down to Cabo and had little time to write. So, you get this report instead. We had people fishing this past week so I will use their information as well as what I have been told by other anglers and Captains as the basis for the information on this past weeks fishing, and my own time on the water during tournament week for that time frame. I may mention at times as well the experiences we had on the trip down.
WEATHER: I truly don't think the weather could have been much better during the Bisbee tournament week. We had mostly clear skies, evening lows in the low to mid 70's and daytime highs in the mid 80's. The winds we experienced were light and variable on the Cortez side of the Cape and light at 4-10 knots on the Pacific side. Add in the small swells and it was really nice. This most recent week showed a bit of a change as a deck of clouds moved in as Hurricane Raymond passed well to the south and west of us, leaving trailing remnants to bring a bit of humidity back in our lives. Daytime highs reached the low 90's while nighttime lows were in the mid to high 70's and it was humid, a bit more like summertime. The cloud cover broke at the end of the week and it again became nice and sunny. We won't be seeing a lot of that this week though, at least at the beginning, as Tropical Storm Sonia begins her approach to the mainland. She is expected to pass to the south of us this evening and tonight and has a very large deck of clouds, some of them with plenty of rain. At this time she is 250 miles to the south and expected to pass within 150 miles as she turns to the east and makes landfall on the mainland. During our trip down from Ensenada we had wonderful weather with the exception on Wednesday. Early in the morning as we were at anchor in Magdalena Bay the wind picked up to around 25knots as had been expected and we spend all day watching movies and eating. Thursday we went out again and had fairly smooth going until approaching Lusitania Banks in the evening and the winds picked up again, knocking us around a bit until we came to the lee of the Peninsula around midnight. Friday morning as we set lines at first light on Golden Gate Banks it was glassy and remained that way until arriving at Puerto Los Cabos in the late afternoon.
WATER: The seas never did build up from any of the storms that passed us, at least it did not develop any short, close together sets that make for uncomfortable rides. The item of most importance in anglers mind, at least for the first week was the water temperature and the clarity. Both these can be very important in a tournament, so everyone was watching changes closely. For the tournament we were seeing the water on the Cortez side of the cape being in the 84-85 degree range, with a bit of mixing and off-color to it. Directly south of us, and running basicly in an east-west direction along the 1,000 fathom line was a slightly cleaner demarcation, with the water a degree cooler and cleaner to the south. Once reaching the San Jaime Banks this line ran more toward the northwest. Inside along shore on the Pacific side, as well as on the Cortez side along the Punta Gorda area the water was more off-colored with a heavier tinge of green. This week the average water temperature dropped at least two degrees on the Pacific side as we were reading water between 80.5 and 82.7 degrees on Friday, and the water was a very clean blue. Throughout the past two weeks surface conditions were fine, with only some surface chop the middle of the second week as remnants of Raymond moved past.
BAIT: Caballito, and frozen Ballyhoo could be had for $3 each this week, and there were actually a few mackerel to be had as well. Sardines were just a bit easier to find, but still not readily available.
FISHING:
BILLFISH: Once again telling the results of the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament may be one of the best ways of showing accurate catch statistics, at least for the Black and Blue Marlin. Striped Marlin did not count in this tournament, so most of these hooked up were not reported in on the radio if it was immediately obvious what the fish was. Based on our personal experience, I would hazard a guess that there were about twice the numbers of Striped Marlin hooked up as there were Blues or Blacks. The first day of the Tournament there were no qualifying fish brought to the scale (#300 or larger to qualify), there were 12 Blue Marlin caught with a #290 brought to the scales, the rest released, and one Black Marlin released. On day two things improved a bit as 21 Blue Marlin were caught with two brought to the scales, one of them underweight but the boat “Retriever” with owner/angler Martha Macnab weighing a 525 pound Blue Marlin, and one Black Marlin released. The catch improved yet again on day three with 25 Blue Marlin caught with nine brought to the scales and one Black Marlin released.. Four of these were qualifiers, the largest of the tournament was caught this day and with angler Linda Williams in the chair and Captain Kevin Pahl on the helm, “Team II Success” captured the largest fish of the tournament with a 774 pound Blue Marlin. The top release team was a 56' Beneteue Sailboat, the “Titan” with three releases. One very interesting thing about this tournament, if you care to look, is the fact that the top two fish were caught by female anglers, and the fishing cockpit of the top release team was run by a female angler! With a total of 61 Blues and Blacks caught there had to be well over 150 Striped Marlin as well. On a side note, the last day of our delivery we put lines in on the Golden Gate Bank at first gray light and less than five minutes later hooked up, fought and then released a Blue Marlin we estimated at 250 pounds. Later in the day we were south of the San Jaime Bank along the 1,000 fathom line and managed to catch two more, one estimated at 300 pounds and the other at 250 pounds, lost a large fish after a giant first run estimated at 500 pounds and missed another Blue Marlin Bite. The fish are still out there, at least the Blue Marlin offshore, and I heard on the radio that there were plenty of Striped Marlin to be found just off the beach on the Pacific side. We spotted several areas with Frigate birds working small bait balls offshore, and there were Striped Marlin working on these. Up outside of Magdalena Bay boats were working Frigate birds and releasing double digit numbers every day.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: Yellowfin Tuna have been the disappointment of the past two weeks. There have been a few large fish found, but not in any numbers and there has been no real concentration of fish in any one area. There have been quite a few football fish in the 10-15 pound class found under porpoise, but again, these have been scattered and moving around a lot, so it has been difficult for the boats to pinpoint them on a daily basis. This does not bode real well for the upcoming Western Outdoor News Tuna Shootout (fishing November 7 and 8, entry fee $800) unless there is a drastic change. Of course there will be large fish brought in, but probably not in the numbers we have seen in the past. Maybe the passing of Tropical Storm Sonia will bring about a change? Lets keep our fingers crossed!



DORADO: Sometimes you just cannot appreciate what you have until it is gone. The fishing for Dorado continued to be great for the past two weeks with plenty of fish to be found along the Pacific coastline between the lighthouse and the Gaspirino area up around Todo Santos. The majority of the fish were between the beach and three miles offshore, with most of them found within two miles of the beach. We really missed the action on the fish on the trip down from Ensenada, as they can provide steady excitement when they are biting. Most of the boats that focused on the Dorado (and that was the majority of the charters these past two weeks) were able to post limits of two fish per angler, then go search for other species.
WAHOO: Sparse, but there, were the reports I received from both anglers and Captains upon my return Saturday. It seems that there have been Wahoo caught every day, but no large numbers in any one area, more of a lucky thing than anything else. Well, with the exception of a couple of private boats that focus on these fish and were able to get daily action up in the Gorda Banks, Punta Gorda area.
INSHORE: Things inshore are changing to wintertime mode, but slowly, as we are starting to see a few more Sierra and small Yellowtail every week. With the Dorado action being so good just off the beach, there has not been much in the way of effort next to the beach so it is hard to tell exactly what is there, but reports from a few of the Panga captains I know show that there are still small Roosterfish (less than 5 pounds) and a scattering of Amberjack and Snapper.
FISH RECIPE: You can mix and match spices and additional herbs to your hearts content, but it is hard to beat a simple grilled fish meal. The fish is showcased when you keep it simple, and when the fish is as fresh as we get it here it is just about the only way to go. There does come a time though when you are dealing with fish that has been frozen. You have returned home and that Tuna, Dorado or Wahoo you caught on your fishing trip needs to be used, it just stares up at you from the freezer, saying “eat me, choose me for dinner”. This is when those slightly more complicated recipes come in handy. I have to say in the attempt at full disclosure that very few of the recipes I post here are my own, except for the simple ones. I try to give credit where it is due, and the following is the direct result of reading a cookbook by Sam Choy and has become one of my favorites. My cholesterol level goes up just from reading it, but here goes,
Take four 8 oz Wahoo or Dorado fillets and slice a pocket in the side of each one, almost all the way through. Mix some softened butter with minced fresh parsley to form four butter logs the size of your finger and put them in the freezer. One of these will go in each of the pockets you just cut in the fillets. Mince 8 oz of Macadamia nuts, mince them very finely, they are going to crust the fillets. Dredge the fillets (after placing the butter logs inside) through flour, then whipped eggs, then through the minced Macadamia nuts and lightly brown both sides in a skillet or pan set at medium high. Have the oven pre-heated to 350 degrees and once the fillets are browned, place them in a glass pan that has been rubbed with butter and place them in the oven for about 15 minutes. For a sauce, take two Mangos and dice one of them fine, place the other in a blender (after removing the seed and skin of course) along with an ounce or two of fresh parsley and chop/blend/pulse the mix with a bit of white vinegar and some sugar (both to taste). Heat this mix until it has simmered several minutes than add the diced Mango. Pour equal amounts on each of four plates, place the cooked fish fillets on the sauce and a healthy scoop of rice on the side and you are done!
NOTES: As I was writing this report we received our first rain from Tropical Storm Sonia. Not a lot, but a promise of things to come. There is still no wind and we don't really expect to get any until this evening. As you can tell, I got a bit wordy on this report, having a lot to say about the fishing and my trip, just be glad I am not writing on other things, I might have bleeding fingertips by the time I was done! Our trip down the coast was great, with some wonderful people on board the 51' Rivera “High Bid”. A new boat for the owner, but one I have delivered before under a different boat name, it has been updated and upgraded to perfection. We had no issues mechanically and had firsts for the new name with first Dorado, first Striped Marlin, first Blue Marlin, first Wahoo, first Spotted Bay Bass (a Mag Bay specialty). My thanks and appreciation to new owners Carl and Sally, and guests Rick, Dave, Leo and Frank. Most of all to my deckhand Carlos who somehow was able to make everyone happy while living in tight quarters. Until next week, tight lines!

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 Oct 29, 2013; 12:48AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo October 27, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



October 27, 2013

Anglers –



Los Cabos is bustling now with visiting anglers and vacationers from
various countries, peak fall season is now happening, with high stake
tournaments being the main events. Weather conditions are now ideal, as
Tropical Storm Raymond remained far to the south, heading on westward path.
Southern Baja felt no effects from this system, besides moderately
increased swell activity. Days have been clear and sunny, high temperatures
in the mid 80s, with lows dropping into the upper 60s, there is a chill in
the air early morning, so remember to dress accordingly.



Sportfishing fleets are now very busy and charters have been searching the
fishing grounds in all directions to find best possible opportunities.
Anglers encountered breezy conditions at times, normal fall patterns, with
wind off the land early, then later switching out of the north after the
sun comes up, but overall the ocean conditions were favorable, water
temperatures averaging 85 degrees from the Golden Gate Bank on the Pacific,
all the way to Los Frailes in the Sea of Cortez.



Bait suppliers are working overtime in order to find available bait sources
for the scores of charter boats. Sardinas were now found schooling near
Cabo San Lucas, limited amounts for the demand required from such large
numbers of charters. There have been caballito, other small jacks and
ballyhoo available, squid were not found in local waters, but some super
market do stock slabs of the giant squid, this can be an option for anglers
wishing to drift fish for tuna.



Wahoo went on the first real active bite of the season this past week,
actually was very good over last weekend and through early this week and
then tapered off towards the end of the week, that can be the story when
targeting the elusive wahoo. The best spot recently was the San Luis Bank,
anglers reported early morning strikes on trolled lures and then later as
the sun rose in the sky, slow trolling with the larger baits was more
productive, lots of boat pressure, creating a noisy commotion, which can
cause these wahoo to be more finicky. Many charters were reporting landing
two of three wahoo, with other missed strikes, sizes averaged from 25 to 45
lb. Rapala diving plugs in purple were one of the more productive lures for
the week.



Dorado have been found on all of the same fishing grounds, on some days
more than on others, catches could vary from maybe one dorado to over a
half dozen, depending where the schools were found. Trolling with lures and
various baitfish were working well for locating dorado, average sizes
ranged from 5 to 15 lb.



Good numbers of football sized yellowfin tuna could be caught if live
sardinas were obtained, even if the baits were super small, the fish were
still hitting on them, particularly on the Gordo Banks and north to the
Iman Bank. Though without the sardinas it was hard to get the smaller tuna
to bite, a handful were taken on yo-yo style jigs and strip squid was
working at times as well, but the sardinas are what these yellowfin really
prefer. The cow sized yellowfin tuna are still lurking around the Gordo
Banks, no big numbers of these tuna are being hooking into, but everyday
there have been at least a couple of big hook ups, one local boat brought
in 237 lb and 270 lb. cows on consecutive days, so it seems this action for
the cows is heating up just in time for the upcoming WON Tuna Jackpot.



Billfish have been scattered recently, but as is normal during the fall
season, on any given day there is always a chance at hooking into either a
sailfish, a striped marlin or a much larger black or blue marlin. All of
these species can be encountered on the same general fishing grounds.



With increased surface action opportunities, there was not much bottom
action going on, though for anglers that did target bottom species, there
was limited success found, a mix of snapper, bonito, cabrilla and pargo,
though no consistent bite and breezy conditions created faster drifts,
which made this form of fishing more difficult.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 176 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 3 blue marlin, 12 striped marlin, 15
sailfish, 36 wahoo, 1 pompano, 5 dogtooth snapper, 16 bonito, 38 pargo, 12
cabrilla, 92 dorado, 2 roosterfish and 185 yellowfin tuna.





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
 Oct 28, 2013; 02:16AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo October 19, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



October 19, 2013

Anglers –



The week started out with the passing of Tropical Storm Octave, this latest
system followed a path a couple of hundred of miles off to the west of the
Southern Baja Peninsula, before making landfall north of Magdalena Bay.
Local Ports were officially closed Sunday afternoon until reopening Tuesday
morning, higher ocean swells, winds gusts to 30 mph and moderate to heavy
rainfall was the main impact felt, with isolated rainfall totals of 3 to 5
inches were reported. Needless to say the roads were a flooded mess. With
tournament season now here, there are large crowds of anglers arriving from
all around the world. The weather has now settled and conditions are ideal,
highs in the upper 80s and early mornings are very comfortable with a light
wind breaker jacket.’



Ocean water temperatures are still in the 85 degree range, clean blue water
is found within a few mile of shore, though baitfish have become harder to
obtain. Sardinas are now schooling near Cabo San Lucas, though this
preferred baitfish have not been schooling near San Jose del Cabo.
Caballito has been another bait option, available in limited quantities.
Out of San Jose del Cabo fleets have been using fresh caught squid,
imported from the Los Frailes area, though over this recent full moon
phase, suddenly this resource of squid has vanished and carnaderos (bait
suppliers) are once again scrambling to find new options. Ballyhoo have not
been available on a regular basis either, this is the time when more
artificial lures, jigging and other alternate techniques will be used, we
do anticipate that the bait situation will rebound, hard to say exactly
when this will happen, as global weather patterns can alter normal
migration habits. Of course the heavy presence of factory processing ships
targeting sardinas in Mag Bay certainly does not help the situation.



The most consistent fishing action recently was found from the Iman to San
Luis Bank. This is where sportfishing fleets from all directions are
congregating, dicing and chumming with fresh cut squid, while drift fishing
with strips of the same bait on light tackle, this technique has been
producing good numbers of yellowfin tuna in the 8 to 20 lb. class. At times
the yellowfin proved to be finicky, moving around rapidly, up and down,
appearing and disappearing just as quickly. The same fishing grounds were
producing a mix of wahoo and dorado, but not in any significant numbers,
more wahoo were actually landed on stripped squid, as were caught on
traditional trolling lures. The wahoo that have been accounted for averaged
25 to 40 lb. Dorado schools have spread out, even though the warm water
conditions would seem favorable for these fish, hard to say where they have
gone. There are some sailfish and marlin hanging around the same grounds
where the yellowfin tuna are schooling. A handful of marlin over 500 pounds
have been accounted for by tournament teams trolling these same grounds.



Off the bottom there were a few quality sized grouper landed, as well as a
handful of amberjack, dogtooth snapper, pargo colorado, cabrilla, bonito
and huachinango. Anglers used various whole and cut baits and yo-yo jigs to
find mixed success off the bottom

structure.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 155 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 2 blue marlin, 8 striped marlin, 13
sailfish, 32 wahoo, 6 amberjack, 7 rainbow runner, 6 dogtooth snapper, 20
bonito, 18 huachinango, 14 grouper, 28 dorado and 730 yellowfin tuna.





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
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 Oct 19, 2013; 04:57AM - Terrace BC Canada Fishing Report For October 18, 2013
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekend Fishing Forecast:

Weather forecast mixed with light rain, sun and cooler temperatures. All rivers in good shape but very low. Coho are now higher up the Skeena tributary rivers such as the Gitnadoix, Kasiks and Exchamsiks; water so low it is difficult to get up them with jet boat. Lakelse River Bridge Coho fishing is slow, once again most fish are up river; lots of Coho reported. Lake fishing is good everywhere. Ocean fishing out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert is excellent; so is Crabbing and Prawning. If you are new to the area and don't know how or where to fish why don't you consider hiring a fishing guide? Contact me for that. 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.

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Thank you for your interest in The Fishing Reports.

Best regards,

Noel Gyger

“You meet the nicest people on the river banks”
 Oct 13, 2013; 11:17PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo October 13, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
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San Jose del Cabo



October 13, 2013

Anglers –



Scores of anglers continue to arrive in Los Cabos, anticipation is high, as
this is always the most popular season for a variety of gamefish and
weather conditions are ideal. Skies have been clear, plenty of warm
sunshine, highs of about 90 degrees. Early mornings now have a fall chill
to them, winds were increasingly unpredictable this week, at times blowing
hard from the south, then the next day from the north, this pattern limited
where sportfishing charters could comfortably fish, though for the most
part ocean conditions were pleasant. Water temperatures are still about 85
degrees in the direction of the Sea of Cortez, Pacific waters are slightly
cooler. Strong currents have persisted, though have slacked at given times,
blue water is now found closer to shore, though choppy conditions for a few
days stirred the visibility up a bit.



The bait situation has been limited to purchasing fresh dead squid from
vendors at the dock area, some live caballito and other small jacks
available after launching, no reports of finding new sources of sardinas, a
few rumors being spread that so and so netted some of these baitfish
somewhere, though definitely not found in any quantity to support the local
fishing fleet at this time, makes us wonder if this will be the season we
do not even see sardinas until winter time, migration patterns can be
altered, maybe this is what has happened, this is normally the time when we
would find schools of sardinas holding along inshore rocky beach stretches.



Panga fleets encountered the most consistent action on the fishing grounds
from Iman, San Luis and north to Vinorama. This is where the majority of
charters are concentrating; even the fleets from the East Cape are making
the long run south to get into the action. Using strips of squid while
drift fishing over the banks have produced good numbers of yellowfin tuna
in the 8 to 15 lb. range, at times a larger grade of tuna to over 20 pounds
were located. Dicing squid into small pieces for chumming the fish to the
surface has been the ticket, at times this has also been attracting dorado,
wahoo and even sailfish or striped marlin. Everyday there have been reports
of wahoo landed by chance on the strips of squid on monofilament, though
anglers specifically targeting wahoo with lures or larger baitfish, rigged
on wire leaders have not been reporting much at all, at least this is what
is reported out of San Jose del Cabo, there were additional reports of
wahoo being hooked off of Cabo San Lucas grounds while trolling open
waters, same areas where good numbers of dorado are being accounted for,
though not much tuna action being reported out of Cab San Lucas.



Only a few reports of larger yellowfin tuna being hooked into on the Gordo
Banks, these fish are still holding on the banks, though have not shown in
any significant numbers yet this season, nevertheless this is the spot
where many top teams will be concentrating on during the tournaments.
Recent trend for taking a strike from a large tuna, has been while trolling
larger baitfish such as bolito or skipjack, these baitfish are schooling on
the same banks, though can be finicky to catch at times.



Not that much bottom action being reported, strong currents and limited
results has seen more charters targeting the available surface species. A
handful of nice red snapper (huachinango) were taken on yo-yo jigs, as well
as a few amberjack, rainbow runners, bonito, cabrilla, grouper, pompano and
even one nice roosterfish hooked off the bottom on the Iman Bank.



Billfish action has been spread out, no particular hot spot, sailfish and
striped marlin are being hooked into on the same grounds where the
schooling yellowfin are, a few reports of strikes on larger trolled baits,
the same football sized tuna work ideal for trolling for black and blue
marlin, though we have not seen any significant numbers of the larger
marlin. Surely the main concentrations of stripers are now congregating
near Magdalena Bay.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 182 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 3 roosterfish, 2 pompano, 11 striped
marlin, 15 sailfish,1 black marlin,14 wahoo, 28 bonito, 8 amberjack,10
rainbow runner, 4 dogtooth snapper, 32 huachinango, 11 grouper, 910
yellowfin tuna and 195 dorado.





Good fishing, Eric






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Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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 Oct 13, 2013; 11:15PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo October 6, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
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San Jose del Cabo



October 6, 2013

Anglers –



With the start of the new month, the always popular fall fishing season has
started off with large crowds of anglers arriving to take advantage of the
calm weather and great fishing opportunities. Weather has been very
pleasant, no new storm systems developing on the horizon at this time,
daytime temperatures are in the upper 80s, evenings and early morning are
cooler, though jackets are not needed yet. With all of the summer rainfall
the desert landscape has transformed into lush green vegetation.



Ocean water temperatures are still averaging 85 degrees in the direction of
the Sea of Cortez. The bait situation is a little scattered, sardinas are
beginning to move into local waters, but are of very small in size, need to
have time to mature, but with heavy pressure that might not happen. Fresh
giant squid are being sold at the docks in La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina, this has been the main bait now being used for the yellowfin tuna
on the grounds from the Iman, San Luis and Vinorama Bank. Anglers are drift
fishing with strips of squid, this has been productive for tuna in the 10
to 30 pound class, the majority of the tuna are running 10 to 15 lbs., but
the yellowfin found outside of Vinorama have been a larger grade of fish,
25 to 30 lb. Limits were the rule throughout the week. Dorado were found
throughout the zone as well, the majority were smaller sized, though some
fish to over 20 pounds were landed.



Only a few of the larger sized yellowfin tuna that have been lurking around
the Gordo Banks were hooked into this past week, most of these were hooked
by local teams of pangeros on specialized trips scouting out future
tournament potentials. The few big hook ups that were accounted for were
while trolling bolito or on chunk bait. Strong current is still prevalent,
but not as swift as it has been. A few larger sized marlin were hooked
into, one 312 lb. blue was weighed in, landed from a 23 ft. panga. Another
much larger marlin was lost after an extended battle on gear that was used
for targeting the cow yellowfin.



The most common billfish found on the grounds out of San Jose del Cabo this
past week were sailfish, ranging 50 to 90 pounds, striking lures and on
various whole and strip baits. There were some striped marlin in the mix as
well, ranging from smaller 50 lb. fish up to specimens nearing 200 pounds.



Wahoo remained elusive, though everyday they are being seen in the areas
where dorado and wahoo are schooling, a handful of wahoo were landed, most
of these were on strips of squid and some were on traditional skirted
trolling lures or rapalas.



With the surface action being the best action recently, not many bottom
fish were reported, a handful of amberjack, rainbow runner, bonito, pargo
and dogtooth snapper were landed. We expect now that we are seeing the
current not be so persistent, this will give more opportunities for bottom
action in the coming weeks, opening up another option for anglers.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 134 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 8 striped marlin, 23 sailfish, 2 blue
marlin, 12 wahoo, 11 amberjack, 16 rainbow runner,

23 bonito, 7 dogtooth snapper, 8 barred pargo, 5 grouper, 820 yellowfin
tuna and 276 dorado.





Good fishing, Eric






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