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 Jun 3, 2013; 01:17AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo June 2, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@gmail.com
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San Jose del Cabo

June 2, 2013
Anglers –

This past week, over the Memorial Day Holiday, we saw increased crowds of tourists
in Los Cabos, everyone was greeted with pristine weather conditions, sunny days,
with high temperatures in the upper 80s and enough Pacific breeze to keep things
perfectly comfortable. Warmest ocean currents are now found north of Chileno,
towards Gordo Banks and Vinorama, where it is now up to 75 degrees of more, while
towards the south and around the corner from Cabo San Lucas, water temperatures were
dipping into the 60s, quite a dramatic variance within such a short distance.

Despite the daily patterns still being unpredictable and inconsistent, anglers found
very respectable fishing action. Offshore the main action has been for striped
marlin, concentrated in areas from 5 to 15 miles offshore, outside of the Gordo
Banks has been one of the more productive area in recent days, the striped have
ranged to over 150 lbs. and many charters were accounting for two or three billfish
per day. These fish were readily striking lures, with all of the squid now present
in local waters, they are chasing the squid type lures aggressively. The stripers
are also striking on trolled ballyhoo, caballito and bolito. Not many dorado being
reported, though everyday a handful of 10 to 30 lb. dorado have been accounted for
from these same fishing grounds. No yellowfin tuna or wahoo to report, though one
nice yellowfin was hooked into from a panga while trolling a larger baitfish near
San Luis Banks, the fish was quality sized apparently and came
unbuttoned at color. A few wahoo were seen free swimming over the inshore rocky
areas where panga charters were looking for various species, but none of these ‘hoo
were hooked into. With the way the ocean conditions is really coming into prime
shape, anything could happen on any given day.

With the striped marlin being the only consistent catch offshore at this time, many
of the charters, particularly the panga fleets, are concentrating close to shore and
near the shallow water rock piles. Along the sandy beach stretches anglers got into
some great roosterfish action, as the season is reaching its peak early and is now
going wide open, prospects are excellent for the next month for these prized
gamefish. Slowing trolling with caballito has been the best bet recently, though we
will start seeing more mullet activity very soon. Roosterfish to over 50 pounds were
landed throughout the week, many of the fish were ranging in the 15 to 25 lb. class.
Everyone needs to remember these are a fast growing prized fighting gamefish
species, which are not renowned for their eating qualities and they should be
treated with care after being landed, while being photographed and released to
mature and fight another day.

Other inshore action found over the rocky reefs towards the less populated northern
beaches included leopard grouper, dogtooth snapper, pargo colorado and amberjack.
All of these fish are powerful fighters and excellent eating, striking on various
baitfish, most of time slowly trolled on the surface, tricky to hook and even harder
to keep them from reaching the rocky reefs and cutting leaders off, fun to try
though, can be frustrating and rewarding at the same time. This is a seasonal
fishery lasting from mid May through June, then much of the action switches back on
to the deeper structure.

As we progress into late spring, early summer season, we expect to see more pelagic
exotics appear in the fish counts, such as yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dorado, sailfish
and blue marlin. This weekend is the national holiday of ”Dia de La Marina” and
there will be capacity packed crowds of locals attending all of the events scheduled
in La Playita, starting with the crowning of the fiesta princess, to all night
dances, carnival rides, dorado fishing tournament with beach angling categories as
well, also there are off road vehicle races planned on Sunday in the San Jose
Arroyo, of course lots of beer drinking and fun times for al,.

The combined local panga fleets launching from La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 105 charters this past week and anglers reported a fish count
of: 3 sailfish, 28 striped marlin, 1 wahoo, 2 mako shark, 8 yellowtail, 27
amberjack, 2 golden leopard grouper, 23 cabrilla, 15 dorado, 23 yellow snapper, 92
pargo colorado,12 sierra,
14 bonito, 11 pompano, 39 dogtooth snapper, 26 jack crevalle and 188 roosterfish.


Good fishing, Eric





GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos 011 52 624 142-1147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
gordobanks@gmail.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 May 28, 2013; 05:26PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 26, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@gmail.com
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San Jose del Cabo

May 26, 2013
Anglers –

Time has been passing by rapidly, already it is late May and this is the time of
year when crowds of tourists can be as variable as can the daily weather patterns.
There were moderate numbers of anglers now in town, also a large presence of surfers
taking advantage of the season’s first enduring southern swell. Currents pushed in
temperate waters, clean blue water was found within several miles of shore and ocean
temperatures climbed back up into the 75 degree range outside of San Jose del Cabo
and areas to the north. The climate has been almost as pleasant as possible, highs
in the upper 80s, still a slight chill in the air early in the morning, winds have
been very light. Great time to visit before the heat of summer arrives.

The mainstay of the bait supply has been caballito, found inside the marina channel
entrance, also a noticeable increase in schooling mullet moving into coastal areas,
with higher surf condition we still have not seen any source for live sardinas,
though on some days there were limited supplies of fresh brined sardinas available.
Schooling bolito and skipjack were found on the offshore grounds, but not always
easy to catch and chihuil are even scarcer, only the early birds are able catch some
of these baitfish at daybreak over the high spots. With an abundance of food source
in the region we anticipate having an extended spring season for striped marlin,
roosterfish, dogtooth snapper, amberjack, cabrilla and a variety of other gamefish.

Roosterfish season has got off to an early start and is now in full swing, as these
hard fighting members of the jack family are patrolling the shoreline looking to
ambush any batfish that is in their path. Most common technique recently has been to
slow live caballito, with early morning being the most active period, average sized
roosters were 15 to 25 lb. some much larger fish were encountered. Toad sized jack
crevalle continue to compete for inshore dominance and we are now seeing the first
real consistent bite developing for dogtooth snapper, which are found in very
shallow water in late spring, reaching sizes of over fifty pounds, these power
horses will test both angler and equipment to the fullest.

In additional to the jacks, roosterfish and dogtooth, other inshore areas produced
pompano, pargo colorado, leopard grouper, sierra and amberjack, with one amber
weighed in at 73 pounds. Once again anglers were slow trolling with the available
larger sized baits over the shallow rocky structure, this proved to be the most
successful method. There are yellowtail still holding on the deeper reefs, off of
Palmilla and on the Gordo Banks, finding the right combination of a slack current
and preferred bait choice has been a game of chance. The handful of yellow that were
accounted for were in the 20 to 30 lb. class.

Billfish bite became more scattered and even when the striped marlin were found,
often they were not interested in biting the hook, other reports of multiple marlin
catch and release days were reported, a matter of being in the precise spot with the
right offerings. Dorado continued to show up in small numbers, some smaller sized
fish mixed in with some larger bulls, found on offshore marlin grounds as well as
closer to shore at times. No wahoo or yellowfin tuna action reported, the way
conditions are shaping up, anything could happen any day.

The combined local panga fleets launching from La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina
sent out approximately 71 charters this past week and anglers reported a fish count
of: 11 striped marlin, 1 sailfish, 3 mako shark, 19 yellowtail, 38 amberjack, 22
huachinango,
28 cabrilla, 34 bonito, 18 dorado, 26 sierra, 35 pompano, 18 dogtooth snapper, 30
jack crevalle and 138 roosterfish.


Good fishing, Eric






GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos 011 52 624 142-1147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
gordobanks@gmail.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 May 25, 2013; 04:26PM - DR Sportfishing Costa Rica May 2013
 Category:  Costa Rica --- Los Suenos Marina
 Author Name:  Dan Ross
 Author E-mail:  dan@gofishcostarica.com
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Marlin and more Marlin!!! It is going crazy everywhere... There is great fishing going on right now down south as well as a here in the Jaco/Los Suenos area. Out of Golfito, Bobby reported raising 20 + in his last trip and he had a blast releasing as many as the clients could pull-in. There has been some Tuna in close popping as well, so everyone has had a cooler full of Yellow fin. I recommend you hurry and get in-touch with us for a Marlin trip that you will never forget.
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 May 20, 2013; 03:45PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 19, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Bricston
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



May 19, 2013

Anglers –



The season’s first tropical storm has developed off of the Southern Mexican
coast, named Alvin, this weakening storm is far away from making any impact
on land, forecasters do expect to see increased wave activity over the
weekend as a southern hemisphere system is pushing in higher swells and
surfers are excited with anticipation. Spring time weather has started to
feel a bit more like summer, days are progressively becoming warmer, with
highs nearing 90 degrees. Winds have been light, switching from the north
to the south, unpredictable from day to day, as daily weather patterns are
changing continually. Ocean temperatures have ranged from 65 degrees on the
Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, up to 75 degrees outside of San Jose del
Cabo and towards Los Frailes.



Anglers found that the fishing action has been varying, just like the
weather has been doing, on any given day just about anything could happen
offshore, there is an abundance of squid and other baitfish in local waters
now. At times crews encountered balled up medium sized squid on the surface
and were able to net some of them as use for bait. We are seeing more
schools of bolito now moving in on local fishing grounds, as well as mullet
close to shore. Favorable signs when we see this much bait activity, always
an attraction for gamefish to follow their preferred food source.



Striped marlin continue to provide consistent action offshore, fish have
been scattered throughout the region, anywhere from 2 to 20 miles from
shore. With all of the natural food in the area the billfish were at times
not interested in feeding, other days they would shy away from caballito,
but would readily strike bolito, some charters did accountant for multiple
marlin catch and release days. The majority of the marlin have ranged in
sizes from 80 lb. to 150 lb. A handful of open water dorado are being found
and small groups of these fish were also found closer to shore over the
rocky structure, places that hold concentrations of baitfish, a few dorado
over 30 lb. were reported. Not much talk about wahoo, but we know with such
plentiful baitfish around and the way the conditions are now warming and
with clean blue water being found, that any day these fish could become
increasingly active.



There are yellowtail holding on the high spots, the fish landed are in the
20 to 35 lb. class, they have not been biting consistently, they were
striking best on live chihuil batfish drifted down deep on the Gordo Banks.
These particular baits were very difficult to come by, only available at
first light on these same grounds and in limited numbers, not for sale.
Caballito continue to be the main bait source obtainable in the marina
area, sardinas are schooling along the beaches north of Punta Gorda, but
with higher surf conditions, the commercial pangeros were not safely able
to net them.



Some charters were able to obtain fresh brined sardinas and they reported
catches of various snapper, cabrilla, pompano and sierra. Some of these
late season sierra have been large, to over 10 pounds. This past week there
were several quality snook accounted for by anglers fishing off the shore
near the Pueto Los Cabos Marina jetty. These catches are early in the
season for the elusive snook, striking on baits and various lures, the
largest reported was a 33 lb. snook that hit on a Rapala type lure. An
unusual catch of a 20 pound halibut while trolling a live caballito for
roosterfish was accounted from La Playita panga charter.



Action for roosterfish has been steady this past week, with larger fish now
moving in, several roosters up to 50 lb. were caught and released, and many
other fish were over 20 pounds, numbers of fish have varied each day,
reports of 20 releases one day and the next day boats could only find a
handful best chance was early in the day. Strong currents have been running
and tidal swings can all have an effect on the bite.



The combined local panga fleets launching from La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 80 charters this past week and anglers
reported a fish count of: 16 striped marlin, 3 sailfish, 4 mako shark, 22
yellowtail, 19 amberjack, 38 huachinango, 12 barred pargo, 20 cabrilla, 23
bonito, 30 dorado, 42 sierra, 1 halibut, 9 pompano, 6 dogtooth snapper, 34
jack crevalle and 115 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
 May 14, 2013; 06:38PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 12, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



May 12, 2013

Anglers –



Moderate crowds of tourists are not traveling to Southern Baja and they are
enjoying very pleasant conditions, clear sunny skies with high temperatures
reaching into the upper 80s. Within several weeks we will see summer heat
waves starting to arrive as the tropical season begins. Anglers have found
various options for a variety of species, from offshore, inshore and over
the rocky structure. Winds have been lighter than in previous weeks, though
there was a couple of days of gusty south wind over the weekend that pushed
in off colored currents and slowed the all around fishing action down for a
few days.



Now there is a warming trend once again, offshore conditions are
stabilizing, there is blue water being found within several miles of shore
and ocean temperatures have ranged from the upper 60s to upper 70s,
depending on location, warmest areas were further offshore and in the
direction of San Jose del Cabo and north towards Los Frailes. Sportfishing
fleets are searching all of the proven local fishing grounds, as they know
during this season anything can happen on any given day. Striped marlin
have been the most common offshore species found, scattered through the
zone from 5 to 25 miles offshore, they were striking on trolling lures, but
striking on live bait more readily. Striped marlin are running large this
season, many fish are in the 120 to 140 lb. range. Quite a few charters
were accounting were multiple billfish days, there were times when the
marlin would be spotted and presented baits and showed no interest at all,
this often happens when there is an abundance of squid in the area. The
stripers have been gorging on these squid, also the changing current and
moon phases can create different feeding habits. Dorado are spread
throughout the grounds as well, found inshore and offshore, most of the
time in small groups, not very numerous at this time, averaged size was 10
to 20 lb.



Caballito has been the most common baitfish available, still no source for
sardinas and mackerel were scarce, should start seeing more bolito and
skipjack showing up on the fishing grounds. Schooling mullet are now moving
into the region, they are always a preferred baitfish when trolling close
to shore. We have seen good numbers of roosterfish in recent weeks, these
fish have ranged in sizes to over 40 lbs., many of them weighing in the 20
lb. class. There have been schools of 20 to 30 pound jack crevalle roaming
the shoreline, aggressive and always ready to do battle. A handful of
dogtooth snapper are now being reported, it is the time we should see more
of these largest of snapper species moving along shore near the rocky
outcroppings. It will be time for anglers to break out their heaviest
tackle for these powerful pargo.



Schooling yellowtail remain in the area, action has been somewhat sporadic,
but they are definitely are holding on favored grounds, the yellows being
landed are mostly in the 20 to 35 pound class. The Gordo Banks has produced
some of the largest yellowtail seen this season. These fish were hooked
while drifting baits deep over the high spots and on yo-yo jigs,
occasionally they would make brief appearances on the surface. A handful of
red snapper were hooked into as well, both on live baits and on yo-yo jigs.
Leopard grouper, amberjack, bonito, barred pargo and triggerfish rounded
out the action found off the rock piles.



The combined local panga fleets launching from La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 84 charters this past week and anglers
reported a fish count of: 18 striped marlin, 6 mako shark, 4 wahoo, 27
yellowtail, 14 amberjack, 28 huachinango, 14 barred pargo, 26 leopard
grouper, 28 bonito,

38 dorado, 32 sierra, 7 dogtooth snapper, 26 jack crevalle and 125
roosterfish.



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
 May 10, 2013; 06:48PM - Terrace BC Canada Spring Fishing Report May 9, 2013
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Current LIVE Fishing Report can be read anytime 24-7 at: http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-reports.htm

Weekend Fishing Forecast:
Rain forecast for the weekend. With all the good weather and high day time temperatures the snow melt is heavy, which caused most rivers to blow out. River fishing is over for awhile. This is the time to hit the lakes and ocean. Good News…this should bring in the Chinook (King) Salmon run. Steelhead fishing in the isolated coastal streams should remain strong.

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 trip please contact me anytime.
 May 8, 2013; 12:44AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 5, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



May 5, 2013

Anglers –



Crowds of tourists are lighter than normal for the this spring season, the
all around climate has been ideal, with high temperatures in the 80s,
moderate winds, favorable offshore conditions, with a variety of gamefish
being found, this is the time of year when on any given day the unexpected
can happen. Ocean water temperatures are ranging from a chilly 65 degrees
on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, up to 74/75 degrees in the direction
of

San Jose del Cabo. The more consistent fishing action is now being found in
the direction of the warmer currents.

Baitfish are being netted in the marina channel entrance, mainly
caballito, but there is a mix of jurelito and moonfish, on the offshore
fishing grounds there were options for chihuil, skipjack and bolito. Still
no signs of finding supplies of sardinas.



Anglers found that rapidly changing conditions was causing the action to
change from day to day. There had been the great yellowtail bite throughout
the area, especially for the larger fish on the Gordo Banks, then water
temps warmed up last week and this bite came to a standstill. To take up
the slack the wahoo went on a good bite on the grounds north of Punta
Gorda, though this only lasted for a couple of days because ocean
conditions turned over some and the news got out that the wahoo were
hitting and the whole fleet was putting pressure on that area, we all know
that the ‘hoo can become very elusive with increased pressure. On the days
that the wahoo were active some charters landed as many as five fish up to
50 pounds, average size was 20 to 30 lb. They were striking on the normal
high speed trolling lures, Rapalas, Yo-zuris and skirted lead or jet heads.
Some ‘hoo also were striking on trap rigged caballito or ballyhoo.



Despite this up and down action the striped marlin bite has remained steady
for very nice sized fish up to 150 lb. The billfish action was now shifting
further to the north, currently concentrated off of Vinormama. Good numbers
of marlin were in this area and could be encountered tailing on the surface
and were striking trolled baits and lures. Many charters were accounting
were multiple fish days, though at times the marlin would be spotted and
presented baits and showed no interest at all. There has been an abundance
of squid in the same region, which the stripers have been gorging on, also
the passing of the full moon can cause different feeding scenarios.



We have seen a few more dorado appearing with the warmer water, some
charters finding several fish, ranging up to 30 pounds, while others never
reported seeing any dorado, still hit or miss for these fish, though we do
expect to see increased numbers as the water continues to warm. Late
spring, early summer, is when we normally see some of the largest bull
dorado of the year appear on the local grounds. No yellowfin tuna action
being reported locally, the way conditions are really shaping up favorably,
we would expect to hear reports of migrating porpoise traveling offshore
and holding tuna schools, the month of May is when we typically see this
pattern.



There are still some yellowtail in the area and a few were hooked into the
past couple of days while drifting baits deep over the high spots, all were
nice sized, 20 to 35 lb., though no big numbers like the previous week. A
handful of red snapper were hooked into as well, both on live baits and on
yo-yo jigs. So far this season has not produced much for anglers jigging
the rock piles, perhaps the month of May will show improved yo-yo action.
Always a fun way to target bottomfish, jigging can produce quality action
when the fish do decide to strike on the jigs, normally early in the day is
best.



Roosterfish action was very good for this early in the season, anglers were
hooking into good numbers of these prized fighting gamefish while trolling
live caballito along the shoreline, nicer sized fish, some up in the 25 lb.
to 30 lb. class.



Despite this now being the very tail end of the whale migration season, we
were still seeing quite a few numbers of humpback whales in the area,
surely they will be trying to catch up with the main northern migration
soon.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 88 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 46 striped marlin, 38 wahoo, 14 yellowtail, 8
amberjack, 42 dorado,12 sierra, 15 red snapper (huachinango), 25 bonito, 13
cabrilla, 42 roosterfish, 35 jack crevalle and 5 mako shark.





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
 May 3, 2013; 07:58PM - Terrace BC Canada Spring Fishing Report May 3, 2013
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Current LIVE Fishing Report can be read anytime 24-7 at: http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-reports.htm

Weekend Fishing Forecast:
Good weather forecast for the weekend. All rivers are in good shape except for the mainstem Skeena. It is off colour and borderline fishable. Steelhead is the target fish now. The lower Copper, Skeena, Lakelse and Kalum Rivers are the best choice. Spring Steelhead are coming into the Kitimat River now. Kitimat and Lakelse Rivers are both good for Trout and Dolly Varden Char. There have been many Steelhead seen spawning in the Lakelse River; PLEASE do not harass the spawning Steelhead. Steelhead run in isolated coastal rivers is good. Chinook (King) Salmon are entering the Kalum River now. The have been seen rolling in some pools. It is now possible to catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Winter Springs are in both Kitimat Douglas Channel and Prince Rupert. Dungeness Crab and Prawning is excellent!
 Apr 28, 2013; 09:56PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 28, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Bricston
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

April 28, 2013
Anglers –

Ideal weather conditions are attracting tourists to Los Cabos, while parts of the
United States are still experiencing winter like storms, crazy patterns for sure,
makes this a great time to head south for a vacation in paradise, with warm
sunshine. Winds have been light and anglers enjoyed great offshore conditions, ocean
water temperatures are back on a warming trend in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and towards Vinorama, now up to 75 degrees, while off of Cabo San Lucas and around
the corner on the Pacific temperatures are in the 60s. For this reason the majority
of sportfishing fleets are fishing in the direction of Gordo Banks and to the north.

Bait sources have consisted of caballito, jurelito, moonfish, chihuil, skipjack and
bolito, no sardinas, as these baitfish are not within range at this time. Chihuil
has been the most productive offshore bait, they have been found schooling on the
Inner Gordo Bank and are being jigging up on sabiki rigs at first light, for sale by
the commercial fleet on a limited basis.

Striped marlin action had been spread out more, no concentrations, though in recent
days the Desteladera Bank has come alive and charters were accounting for multiple
billfish days, two, three or more fish per boat, as the marlin were schooling up in
this area where baitfish have been abundant, reports of the billfish feeding on
squid. The fish were striking lures, as well as dropped back or cast bait, average
size striper was in the 90 to 130 lb. range. Dorado were less numerous, but we have
seen more of them showing up in the warmer waters, particularly closer to shore
where they could be seen chasing schools of ballyhoo, for the few that were caught,
most were in the 10 to 15 pounds class. Only a few wahoo reports heard, we do expect
these elusive fish to become more active now that the water is reaching closer to
their preferred zone and there is also plenty of food sources to help lure them in.
We are now on the full moon phase, things can be more
unpredictable, anything could happen from day to day, the way conditions are really
shaping up. No yellowfin tuna action being reported locally, you would expect that
we should start to see some more reports of migrating porpoise holding tuna schools
traveling offshore, perhaps the next couple of weeks this will develop.

Yellowtail action tapered off compared to how red hot it had been last week, these
jacks were found close to shore, mixed in where roosterfish up to 30 lb. were also
encountered, but larger schools of yellowtail in the 25 to 35.lb. range were being
hooked into off of the Gordo Banks, live chihuil for bait was the most productive,
the yellows did not want to strike the yo-yo jigs, preferring the deep drifted
baitfish. Sea lions have been a factor on the banks, spooking both the baitfish and
the yellowtail. The warmer water can cause lock jaw on these fish as well, which do
prefer cooler currents.

A mix of bonito, amberjack, huachinango (red snapper) and leopard grouper (cabrilla)
have rounded out the structure action and inshore there were sierra, jack crevalle
and roosterfish. So all around the options have been producing a mixed bag of
species and this should be the same deal in the coming weeks. Anything can happen
from day to day, conditions are now very favorable.

Surprisingly there were still quite a few numbers of whales in the area, mostly
humpbacks, surely they will be migrating north soon.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent
out approximately 70 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of:
28 striped marlin, 2 wahoo, 90 yellowtail, 10 amberjack, 76 dorado,13 sierra, 24
huachinago, 44 bonito, 22 cabrilla, 32 roosterfish, 28 jack crevalle and 7 mako
shark.


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
http://www.gordobanks.com/
 Apr 24, 2013; 01:29AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 21, 2013
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

April 21, 2013
Anglers


Paradise
like weather conditions in Southern Baja is now attracting moderate crowds of
visitors, slack period for tourism, as spring break is over and people are now planning
new adventures. Sunny days, with temperatures in the upper 70s and light winds,
all made for the perfect time to make a trip south.

Ocean
water conditions continue to be fluctuating daily, from favorable warming
trends and then having currents turn around and cool off. Just a week ago we
saw some areas of 75 degrees found offshore, now we are seeing temperatures on
the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas dip down to 66 degrees and highs of 70
degrees are found in the direction of San Jose del Cabo. There was a couple of
days earlier in the week when the south wind blew and pushed in cooler Pacific waters.
Ocean clarity has remained clean for the most part, despite being cooler than
we would normally expect for this time period.

Striped
marlin action were the main species being found while trolling offshore, though
the fish are more scattered than in previous weeks. Marlin were found in
limited numbers anywhere from 5 to 15 miles from shore, striking lures and
baits, at times they were groups of marlin found feeding, other times anglers reported
blind lure strikes. Only a handful of dorado are being encountered, most of
them under 15 pounds, notably fewer of these fish in the cooler currents. No
yellowfin tuna being reported on the local fishing grounds. Only an occasional
wahoo strike be reported, we will look to see more activity for these sought
after species as ocean temperatures warm back into the mid 70s range.

There
were fair numbers of roosterfish being hooked into while trolling live baits
close to shore, some of the roosters weighed up to 15 lbs., though as water
temps dropped this action also slowed down. Bait supplies consisted of
caballito, moonfish, jacks, chihuil and skipjack. Sardinas continue to not be
available, due to the schools of these baitfish now being out of normal range.

The
most prized catch being encountered in recent days for the local panga fleets
have been the yellowtail. These jacks have been found throughout the area, from
Chileno, Palmilla, Salinas, Gordo Banks and even right off of the Puerto Los
Cabos Marina rock jetties. Very nice quality, most of these fish were weighing
20 to 35 lbs. These fish are striking on various baits, sardineta, chihuil,
caballito and moonfish are working. The numbers of these fish have varied from
day to day, some charter worked hard to account for one or two of these fish,
while other days boats landed limits. Most anglers were fortunate to land just
one of these quality eating and incredible powerful fighting gamefish. These
jacks are strong fighters that can easily cut off anglers leaders on the
nearest rock outcropping. The season is shaping up to be a banner year for
yellowtail, La Paz and the East Cape experienced epic action for these prized
fish during the previous month. The yellowtail were found close to shore and on
the surface sometimes, mixed in with hog sized jack crevalle, though the
majority of the yellows were being found in depths ranging 100 to 180 feet. A
few cabrilla, amberjack and pargo were rounding out the catches off of the
bottom structure. In the upper water column over these same spots there were
feisty bonito striking on rapalas, these are the good eating variety and as
close to any tuna we are finding at this time.

The
combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent
out approximately 72 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count
of: 2 wahoo, 26 striped marlin, 22 dorado, 96 yellowtail, 12 amberjack, 15
sierra, 82 bonito, 13 cabrilla, 115 roosterfish and 8 mako shark.


Good
Fishing, Eric
















GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos 011 52 624 142-1147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
gordobanks@gmail.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
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