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 Jul 27, 2015; 06:45PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – June 14, 2015
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Anglers –

June 14, 2015



Hurricane Blanca passed off to west of Cabo San Lucas last weekend,
although everyone was heeding the warnings and preparing for worse
conditions, this system never really amounted to much, very little rainfall
at all was felt, though on Sunday night there were some wind gusts up to 50
or 60 mph the blew through the Los Cabos Region. Sportfishing fleets were
shut down for three days due to stormy conditions, resuming operations on
Tuesday. Ocean conditions were a bit stirred up, water was off colored and
fleets were searching all the known local grounds for signs of the best
possible action. Ocean currents were strong, even though swells diminished,
water temperature ranged from 76 to 80 degrees through most of the area.
Baits supplies of caballito and moonfish were being found in the Puerto Los
Cabos Marina channel, only scattered numbers of mullet now showing up and
no signs yet of sardinas.



Center of the most consistent action was found around the 25 spot, off of
La Fortuna, inside of the Iman Bank. This is where hog sized amberjack have
been testing the skill and strength of anglers, with fish to over 60 pounds
being accounted for. These fish were striking on live baits while either
slow trolling or drift fishing over the rocky structure. The few charters
that did use downrigger equipment had particularly good results. Various
varieties of cabrilla and pargo rounded out the catches from this area,
with one more golden phased leopard grouper being accounted for.



Dorado were spread out, though a percentage of charters were finding
limited numbers of these fish, with a few larger bulls starting to be
accounted for. With the water now being an off colored greenish blue, we
have not had any wahoo action this past week. Yellowfin tuna were also
scarce during this past storm shortening week, though on Wednesday one
angler did report losing a nice yellowfin, of an estimated 80 pounds, right
as it neared the boat.



Striped marlin were spread out through the region, one charter boat had a
double hook up close to shore while trolling ballyhoo, marlin were also
found further offshore. There were reports from a couple different private
sportfishers of landing cow sized yellowfin tuna while traveling offshore
and encountering porpoise.



This is always the time of year when we see big roosterfish moving into the
local inshore grounds and in recent days we have seen roosterfish up to 65
pounds landed, still no big numbers, but these fish are definitely in the
area now. There were also some dogtooth snapper starting to appear along
shore, near the rock outcroppings, these fish will test even the most
skilled of anglers.



Presently we are closely monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Carlos,
as this system is forecast to move in the direction of Southern Baja by
next Wednesday.


The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 52 charters for the shortened week, with
anglers reporting a fish count of: 8 striped marlin, 19 dorado, 3 yellowfin
tuna, 1 golden leopard grouper, 34 amberjack, 15 cabrilla, 3 dogtooth
snapper, 4 pargo colorado, 2 sierra, 10 yellow snapper, 12 jack crevalle, 8
bonito and 20 roosterfish.



Good fishing, Eric






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 Jul 8, 2015; 01:06PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo July 5, 2015
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Anglers –

July 5, 2015



We are now settling into the new month of July, weather on the horizon
remains calm at this time, no new tropical storms threatening, there are a
pair of low pressure areas far off towards the west, heading in the
direction of Hawaii, nothing to worry about in Southern Baja. With ocean
water temperatures ranging into the low 80’s, these conditions can be ripe
for tropical storm systems to develop rapidly, so we will all be monitoring
forecasts closely.



Swells remain very moderate, currents are stronger that normal, winds were
somewhat unpredictable, at times picking up from the north and then just as
quickly shifting from out of the south, mainly from mid-day and into the
afternoon, early in the day ocean conditions were much calmer. Sportfishing
fleets have been concentrating on the grounds from outside of Cabo San
Lucas and north towards San Luis Bank.



Bait supplies often become more scattered during the full moon phase,
though at this time there have been both caballito and moonfish available.
On the offshore grounds there have been bolito, skipjack and some smaller
yellowfin tuna showing up, these can all be used for live bait as well.
There have been limited numbers of larger sized yellowfin tuna found
by sportfishers
traveling anywhere from 25 to 40 miles offshore, these tuna, up to 200
pounds, were traveling with pods of porpoise, striking on a variety of
lures, as well as available baitfish. A handful of yellowfin also were
hooked into off of the San Luis Bank by anglers that were targeting the red
snapper action that has been happening early morning on these grounds.
These tuna were ranging from smaller sized footballs, up to about 40 lb. No
significant numbers though, more tuna were seen at times, but it was
another story trying to entice them into biting, especially on days where
winds increased and currents were swift.



There are a wide selection of gamefish now present on the local grounds, a
time when offshore billfish grand slams are feasible, with there being
striped marlin, sailfish, black and blue marlin all being hooked into this
past week. Marlin have been found in close proximity to shore, most of this
action from 3 to 10 miles from shore. Blue water has recently been
encountered in close proximity on most days, fluctuating currents did move
off colored water in on occasions and boats would then travel further to
find cleaner areas. This is still the time of year when conditions are
stabilizing, as the hot summer season progresses, usually by mid-July we do
not have to deal with cooler Pacific currents working our direction, by
this time we would expect water temperatures of 85 degrees for the rest of
the summer.



One 400 pound class black marlin was reportedly landed by a charter based
out of Palmilla, also some blue marlin making their presence this past
week, most of these were in the 100 lb.to 200 lb. range. There are more
numbers of striped marlin than of the other species, a handful of sailfish
in the mix. Dorado were scattered, mixed sized, majority were smaller fish,
not in the numbers we would expect for this time period.



Many charters were doing some early morning bottom jigging or targeting
inshore roosterfish action, before trying some open blue water or outer
banks activity, this time of year there are a variety of options to choose
from and on any particular day a certain area can go off. The red snapper
(huachinango) bite has continued on the San Luis Bank, this has mainly been
an early morning bite on yo-yo jigs for snapper up to 12 lb., with Mexican
bonito, a few cabrilla or amberjack mixed in. This action had been more
consistent last week, but is still producing, we must remember factors such
as fast currents and bright full moon phases can change feeding habits.



Roosterfish continue to patrol inshore waters, this is peak season for
chances at finding trophy sized roosterfish, jack crevalle and dogtooth
snapper can also found close to during this season.



Wahoo became a bit more active mid-week, as many charters accounted for
wahoo while trolling Rapalas or smaller hoochie type lures on grounds north
of Punta Gorda, though again no numbers, most charters were fortunate to
land one of these elusive wahoo, weights ranged to 35 lb.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 73 charters for the shortened week, with
anglers reporting a fish count of: 2 blue marlin, 5 sailfish, 29 striped
marlin, 1 island jack, 74 dorado, 11 wahoo, 14 yellowfin tuna, 9 amberjack,
14 cabrilla, 5 dogtooth snapper, 2 pargo colorado, 15 yellow snapper, 8
jack crevalle, 66 bonito, 58 roosterfish and 115 huachinango (red snapper).



Good fishing, Eric








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 Jun 30, 2015; 01:32AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – June 28, 2015
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Anglers –

June 28, 2015



This week we had persistent warmer weather conditions, no storms brewing on
the map at this time, warm and humid conditions prevail and with warmer
ocean currents pushing 80 degree plus water in our direction, anything
could develop on the horizon any day. Ocean swells are minimal now, after
the big blow last Saturday winds were now light, which turned water
conditions over for a couple of days, water temperatures cooled by ten
degrees overnight, also clarity became greenish closer to shore. Though now
water has cleaned back up and conditions appear favorable.



The action became more scattered after the gusty winds, as water was
cooler, the colder water species, such as Eastern Pacific Bonito and
huachinango, the true Pacific red snapper went on a good bite on the San
Luis Bank, striking mainly on yo-yo style jigs. By mid-week this action
tapered off as warmer clean water returned. Though there was a decent mix
of bottom species accounted for, pargo, amberjack, cabrilla and a few
dogtooth snapper. Some fish to 30 lb. were landed.



Roosterfish action had really picked up the previous week, then as colder
water pushed in this shut down the action, but by the later part of the
week the monster sized roosterfish started to bite again, with the stretch
near Punta Gorda producing roosters up to 70 lb. Please do remember to
release these prized fighting gamefish with care.



Live bait sources remained the same inside the marina entrance area, with
both caballito and moonfish plentiful. Bolito have been found schooling on
the offshore grounds and make a very good extra bait option.



Dorado remain scarce, considering this is the time of year we should be
seeing larger size do-do’s moving into local waters. Only an occasional
wahoo being talked about, one 35 lb. ‘hoo was landed during last weekend’s
Father’s Day Tournament out of La Playita.



There were a few larger sized yellowfin tuna found traveling with porpoise
further offshore, anywhere from 24 to 40 miles out, not really a practical
deal yet for panga charters. One yellowfin tuna of 183 lb. won the heavy
fish honors during last weekend’s tournament, landed from a 40 ft.
sportfisher far offshore, hard for the smaller pangas to compete against
boats of size when the cleaner warm water had shifted some 40 miles
offshore and seas were a bit choppy, this event was originally a panga
event, but has opened up to any size boats, not really fair for the smaller
boats to compete against these larger vessels, maybe different classes
should be formed.



Billfish action tapered off during the first part of the week, though by
late week striped marlin returned in force to within close range and many
charters were accounting for multiple fish days, a few stripers were
weighed up to 160 lb., larger grade fish moving in.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 70 charters for the shortened week, with
anglers reporting a fish count of: 23 striped marlin, 16 dorado, 1 wahoo, 2
grouper, 8 amberjack, 19 cabrilla, 9 dogtooth snapper, 5 pargo colorado, 18
yellow snapper, 14 jack crevalle, 155 bonito,115 huachinango (red snapper)
and 25 roosterfish.



Good fishing, Eric








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 Jun 30, 2015; 01:30AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – June 21, 2015
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Anglers –

June 21, 2015



With the summer season now officially upon us we have seen an increase of
crowds, as many school have already ended school semesters are now on
vacation. The latest Tropical Storm, “Carlos” dissipated off of mainland
Mexico and never amounted to anything for Southern Baja, except for raising
the heat and humidity factors, ocean swells barely even were visible and
very few clouds were seen. Sunny days, with highs in the lower 90’s, winds
predominately from the south, out of San Jose del Cabo, ocean conditions
were calm and this is where the water temperatures were up to 80 degrees.
Currents have fluctuated, pushing in cleaner water and then perhaps even
the next day, shifting currents would sweep in off colored greenish water,
this is time of year when we can see these rapidly fluctuating currents,
which can affect how active the fish can be in certain areas on a given day.



Anglers were relying on the bait source found in the marina area, caballito
and moonfish most readily available. Though there were reports of massive
schools of mullet seen along the beaches just on the Pacific side of Cabo
San Lucas, have not seen these mullet in significant numbers for some time.
Just like clockwork the larger sized roosterfish have arrived and are now
patrolling inshore beach stretches, roosters weighing up to 70 lb. were
landed and released this past week. Please remember to catch and release
these prized trophy gamefish whenever possible, as they are not known for
their eating qualities, instead they are sought after for their fighting
quality and for being a true gamefish, being found only in few places of
the Eastern Pacific Ocean.



Striped marlin were the main species found offshore, at times found very
close to shore, striking on trolled lures, as well as on available
baitfish. Main center of action was found offshore of San Jose del Cabo and
Red Hill. A few sailfish now in the mix as well, swordfish were encountered
by sportfishers venturing further offshore, 15 to 30 miles from shore.
There have been reports of some blue marlin strikes that were lost. So
anything could happen on any given day. Nothing much going on for yellowfin
tuna now, though a handful of private charters found yellowfin further
offshore traveling with porpoise, this is the season where we see the tuna
moving with these mammals.



Dorado action was limited, an occasional larger bull being accounted for,
one 37 lb. dorado was brought in La Playita, there were more juvenile sized
schooling dorado found, these fish should be released with care, so that
they can have the chance to mature, reproduce and help maintain healthy
fish stocks.



Wahoo were definitely in the area, but anglers were fortunate to land one,
as they were just not striking very aggressively. Most that were hooked
into were from Palmilla Point and north of Punta Gorda, weighed to over 40
pounds. With more bolito appearing on the local grounds and favorable water
conditions, these fish could go on a big bite anytime.



Panga charters were working inshore reefs and finding some amberjack,
pargo, snapper, bonito, cabrilla and others, most of these fish were
striking on the larger baitfish or on cut bait, a few of the amberjack were
in the 70 pound class. Though last week we saw more numbers of these
amberjack, conditions have fluctuated some, mainly clarity of the water,
this could be a factor of the bite being off, could turn back on at any
time. The roosterfish have been striking fairly consistently, quality sized
fish, not uncommon to hook into a half dozen or more of these fish.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 102 charters for the shortened week, with
anglers reporting a fish count of: 2 sailfish, 13 striped marlin, 44
dorado, 7 wahoo, 3 grouper, 27 amberjack, 13 cabrilla, 5 dogtooth snapper,
9 pargo colorado, 6 sierra, 15 yellow snapper, 7 jack crevalle, 8 bonito
and 88 roosterfish.



Good fishing, Eric






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Tropical storm season has started off with a flurry of unprecedented
activity, last week we saw Hurricane Andres pass off to the west, bringing
warmer humid conditions and increased ocean swells. At this present time we
are following the rapid development of and projected path of Hurricane
Blanca, which appears to heading on a track to bring it very close offshore
of Todo Santos and then downgrading to a tropical Storm as it makes
landfall early Monday morning near San Carlos. We are expecting strong
winds, heavy rainfall and ocean swell over 20 foot during the entire day of
Sunday. So preparations are now being made, moving boats to safer areas,
stocking up on provisions, etc…Normally these early season storm systems
will steer more off to the west, as did Andres, but it appears that Blanca
has another plan. Being prepared is the wisest thing that can be done at
this time. This summer is shaping up to be very busy in the Eastern
Pacific, as water temperatures are already near the 80 degree mark.



Sportfishing fleets continued to deal with light crowds, main offshore
action was for striped marlin, with many charters accounting for one or two
billfish. Dorado were showing up in greater numbers, especially closer to
shore, most of the dorado were small in size, though a percentage were in
the 10 to 20 lb. range. Striking on various lures and baitfish.



Bait suppliers were netting caballito and moonfish in the marina channel
and ballyhoo was another option. No reports of anyone finding any sardinas
and with higher storm swells heading our direction we expect baitfish might
become a bit more scattered. Still no significant signs of mullet schools
being encountered, though some larger roosterfish have been hooked into
trolling along the local beach stretches, fish of 40 to 50 lbs. were landed
this past week. Some quality sized amberjack to over 60 pounds were
accounted for and dogtooth snapper were also hooked into, but lost due to
the close proximity of sharp rocky reefs. A mix of pargo, bonito and
cabrilla rounded out the action over the shallow structure.



Wahoo bite dropped off compared to last, full moon might have been a
factor, though these elusive speedsters remain in the area and conditions
are favorable for them to become more active at any time. Most of the wahoo
landed recently have been fish weighing in the 15 to 30 pound class,
striking on either baits or trolled lures, mainly on the grounds to the
north of Punta Gorda.



Lots of sharks still being reported, from on the offshore marlin grounds to
the inshore structure areas as well, brown, mako and hammerhead sharks have
been prevalent, apparently attracted by the plentiful food source now on
these grounds.



There were yellowfin tuna seen feeding on the local fishing grounds, though
only a handful were hooked into, most of these were in the area from La
Fortuna to the Gordo Banks, while using available baitfish, these tuna
averaged 30 lb., at least one much larger yellowfin was reported, though we
did not receive an exact weight on that fish.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 48 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 11 striped marlin, 64 dorado, 8 yellowfin tuna,
8 wahoo, 16 amberjack, 11 cabrilla, 22 yellow snapper, 8 jack crevalle, 16
bonito and 29 roosterfish.



Good fishing, Eric






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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 May 31, 2015; 09:24PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 31, 2015
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Light crowds of tourists now, as school semester’s soon finish, we will see
greater numbers of vacationers arrive. At this time the season’s first
tropical storm has developed off of the coast of mainland Mexico, named
Andres, this system is forecast to follow a more westerly path, keeping it
well away from any impact with land. As Andres brewed some 500 miles to the
south, the weather became more tropical, feeling like summer, warm and
humid. We do expect to see higher ocean swells develop over the weekend.
Water temperature temperatures have ranged from 72 degrees on the further
Pacific banks, up to the 78/79 degrees in the vicinity of the Outer Gordo
Banks.



There were variable gusty winds out of the north and switching from the
south, on and off throughout the week, this made for unpredictable
conditions offshore. Most consistent action found was for striped marlin,
this action centered straight offshore from San Jose del Cabo, with more
billfish being found from 10 to 15 miles from shore, though some stripers
were encountered much closer in. Many charters were accounting for multiple
billfish days, two, three or more marlin, striking on lures, as well as
taking dropped back baits. Large number of sharks were encountered on these
same grounds, to the point of being a nuisance, quite hefty, brown variety,
strong fighters, taking up a lot of angler’s time.



Action for other species was limited, though some charters were able to
land two or three wahoo while trolling lures, mainly Rapalas, off of the
Red Hill area, some strikes were taken on rigged baits as well, most of
these were smaller sized ‘hoo, up to 25 pounds. Dorado were few and far
between, though on occasion a boat would come in with two or three fish,
most of these under fifteen pounds.



Only a handful of yellowfin tuna were reported, a few larger tuna were
hooked into on the Gordo Banks, fish were strong enough to break leaders,
over one hundred pounds, these hook ups were lost for various reasons, so
the tuna are in the area and with warmer tropical conditions forming,
anything could happen on any given day.



With limited numbers of charters and breezy conditions, there was not much
bottom action reported, even when weather cooperated there were just not
many structure species accounted for, strong current was a contributing
factor.



Close to shore anglers found action for roosterfish and jack crevalle,
though this action was hit or miss, we have not seen many mullet moving
into to local waters yet, this migration of baitfish is what normally
brings in the big run of larger sized roosterfish. This is the time of year
when we can see dogtooth snapper close to shore, we have not seen these
powerful snapper yet, typically found near the rocky reefs.



Still no sign of a resource for sardinas, with higher surf conditions on
the way, most likely the bait situation will remain the same, with
caballito, moonfish and ballyhoo being offered inside the marina at launch
time.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 52 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 38 striped marlin, 26 dorado, 6 yellowfin tuna,
24 wahoo, 4 amberjack, 3 pargo colorado, 18 huachinango,13 cabrilla, 12
yellow snapper, 10 jack crevalle, 18 roosterfish and 10 bonito.



Good fishing, Eric







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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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May 23, 2015



Now starting the final week of the month of May, weather conditions
continue to be very pleasant, warming days, highs around 85 degrees,
moderate breezes and light swells, all combine to create comfortable ocean
conditions for visiting anglers. Crowds are much lighter than we would
expect for this time frame, many anglers who regularly fish out of the
panga area of Puerto Los Cabos Marina are waiting for rebuilding efforts to
be completed, progress is moving along, though priorities are not aimed
towards repairing the damaged docks, so far crews are only working on all
of the other surrounding infrastructure, people are having to park or be
dropped off out on the far perimeter and carry supplies much longer
distances than pre-Odile days.



There have not been any sardinas available for the past several weeks,
anglers have been relying on what available baitfish that are being found
in the marina area, mainly caballito and some moonfish, also ballyhoo.
Other charters are spending time catching chihuil and some people had
success on strips of giant squid that they purchased ahead of time from
local super markets. Ocean temperatures has been ranging from 74 to 77
degrees and blue water is being found within several miles of shore.



Striped marlin has been the most common species found offshore, straight
offshore of San Jose del Cabo, anywhere from 3 to 15 miles from shore,
concentrations of stripers are being found, free jumping and at times
feeding on balled up bait sources. At times the marlin proved very finicky,
though with persistence anglers were hooking up, many boats accounted for
one or two marlin, while other seen many fish, but could not entice any
strikes, with so much food on the fishing grounds, the marlin would just
not be hungry at times. Only an occasional dorado being encountered, this
is the time where we do expect to start seeing more larger sized dorado
move into the area.



Wahoo were fairly active throughout this past week, most of the time found
near shore, off of Palmilla and north to Cardon and La Fortuna, anglers
using lures and baits were accounted for as many as two or three wahoo in
their combined catches, weights ranged up to 40 lb. Many wahoo could be
seen following baits as they were being trolled slowly, but they would be
shy at actually striking, lighter leaders proved to be an advantage.
Encouraging to have so many wahoo being reportedly sighted, even though the
numbers of fish actually landed have been limited. Something could happen
at any time now to trigger a wide open bite for these fish.



Yellowfin tuna bite was limited to just one or two tuna here or there, many
of these hit of strips of squid, some were hooked on small hoochies and
other on chihuil or caballito, sizes averaged 20 to 40 lb. Lots of
yellowfin in the area, but these fish are just not that eager to strike on
what the anglers are able to offer.


After having some excellent bottom action last week, this week has been a
different story, one factor being the swift current that has been running,
this will put the fish off the bite faster than anything. A handful of
amberjack, cabrilla, yellow snapper and triggerfish were accounted for, no
significant numbers though, with the areas of La Fortuna and Iman being the
best bet for this. If the currents slacks on any given day this action can
produce some quality catches.



Along the shore only a few sierra being encountered, some larger sized
roosterfish are now moving in, we saw roosterfish up to 40 lb. landed and
of course there are jack crevalle in the mix as well. In the coming weeks
we expect increased numbers of larger roosterfish to continue to move
through our area, mid-June is normally the peak season for these prized
gamefish.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 58 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 30 striped marlin, 14 yellowfin tuna, 27 wahoo,
18 dorado, 15 amberjack, 22 huachinango (red snapper), 15 cabrilla, 22
yellow snapper and 16 bonito.



Good fishing, Eric






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619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 May 19, 2015; 01:00AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 18, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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Anglers –

May 18, 2015



As summer season nears, we are started to feel progressively warmer days,
actually the climate is ideal now, as evenings do still cool off
comfortably and daytime highs are averaging about 85 degrees. Unpredictable
winds blowing from the north and then switching from the south have stirred
up conditions some and limited some of the options for anglers.



Swells have been higher once again, making surfers very happy, but not
helping the bait netters any, as there are still no signs of any sardinas
being found in local waters. There continue to be caballito and now
moonfish are also appearing in the marina channel, ballyhoo has been
another available bait option. Ocean temperature has been in the 74 to 76
degree range throughout most of the region. Currents have fluctuated,
raging at times and completely slacking on other occasions. Hard to predict
from day to day, as is normal for this time frame. Not much action being
reported on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas or out of the East Cape,
this is normally a good time for that area. Hard to say what factors might
be causing this situation. Lack of sardinas is a normal scenario when
southern swells arrive and it is normal to be relying on large sized
baitfish at this time. In the coming weeks the fishing action will depend a
lot on what weather patterns do.



Striped marlin has been really the only action found offshore, recently
they have been found from 3 to 12 miles from shore. There are good numbers
of these billfish now in the area, many can be seen free jumping, tailing
on the surface and also feeding on balled up bait schools, including squid,
which apparently are plentiful. The marlin are striking on rigged ballyhoo,
caballito and other available baitfish. At times they have proved finicky,
as they are filling up on natural bait sources and not much interested in
anything else. Though with persistence many charters are reported one, two
or three marlin per outing, best bite has been late morning and into the
afternoon.



Dorado have continued to be scarce, only an occasional fish being
encountered, no large schools of these fish now. Wahoo are holding on the
ledges north or Punta Gorda, to Vinorama, these fish are striking best on
slow trolled baits, most of these fish are ranging in sizes up to 30
pounds. Some charters accounted for up to five wahoo, though the majority
were fortunate to land one or two of these elusive and tricky speedsters.
Many yellowfin tuna could be seen breezing on these same fishing grounds,
especially around the Iman Bank, but with no sardinas now available, these
tuna have been hard to entice, a handful of yellowfin in the 25 to 40 lb.
class were accounted for, these fish hit on live chihuil or caballito.



When the weather allowed, anglers found much improved action off of the
bottom structure, from La Fortuna, Iman and San Luis Bank, a variety of
quality species were taken, leopard grouper, including at least one of the
rare golden phase variety, yellow snapper, bonito, huachinango (red
snapper), grouper and amberjack. Grouper to 40 pounds and amberjack
weighing to over 60 pounds were accounted for. Most of this bottom action
was found in relatively shallow water and the fish hit on whole and cut
baits, not much on yo-yo jigs recently.



With the recent larger swell activity there was not much going on close to
shore recently, as swells reside we do expect to see more roosterfish
activity, maybe even some dogtooth snapper will start to move in.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 60 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 18 striped marlin, 11 yellowfin tuna, 19 wahoo,
14 dorado, 24 amberjack, 16 huachinango (red snapper) , 23 cabrilla, 1
golden phased leopard grouper, 3 broomtail grouper, 2 gulf grouper, 48
yellow snapper, 18 bonito and 28 triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric






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Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 May 3, 2015; 11:09PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo May 3, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
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Anglers –

May 3, 2015



Starting another new month, May is a great time of year, progressively
warming weather, as we get into the later part of spring, at times it can
be quite warm, near 90 degrees, though evenings still cool off and all
around the climate is very nice, normally anglers find calmer ocean
conditions and action can include options from inshore, offshore and on the
bottom structure.



This past week we saw the changing climate apparently affected how the fish
acted, school of sardinas vanished near Vinorama where they had been, now
we have larger sized baitfish available, caballito, jurelito, ballyhoo,
bolito and chihuil. The yellowfin tuna action came to a standstill, dorado
and wahoo were also very scarce. Best action for this past week has been
for striped marlin, thrasher shark and miscellaneous structure species,
with the prize being the true Pacific red snapper, locally named
”huachinango”. The snapper are striking best on small pelagic red crabs,
which have been hard to obtain, limited supplies were being imported from
the San Carlos region, none of the crabs locally have been drifting to the
surface, so there is no way to catch them, they sure do make good baits for
these snapper.



An occasional amberjack, yellow snapper, whitefish, bonito, triggerfish and
cabrilla has been rounding out the caches off o the rocky reef areas.
Anglers were using mostly various whole or cut bait, a handful of fish were
taken on yo-yo style jigs.



Striped marlin were active all week, ranging from the 1150 spot to outside
of the Gordo Banks, the billfish were striking on lures or rigged ballyhoo,
as well as on chihuil or caballito. Anglers that drift fished with baitfish
down deeper were hooking into thrasher shark, many of these hard fighting
sharks were hooking into, fish to 200 lb. were landed, more fish were lost
than were actually landed. Most of the striped marlin have been in the 90
to 120 lb. class.



Here was not much going on close to shore and with a large swell forecast
to sweep through the area this weekend we expect this inshore bit to remain
calm for the time being. A few sierra, jack crevalle, roosterfish, the
majority were small fish. Baitfish could be seen congregated just north of
the local marina jetties, but these were the clear soft sardinas, not the
baitfish we prefer to use, do not seem to be attracting much.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 67 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 23 striped marlin, 4 wahoo, 21 dorado, 19
sierra, 10 jack crevalle, 12 roosterfish, 8 amberjack, 138 huachinango (red
snapper) , 18 cabrilla, 16 whitefish, 25 yellow snapper, 24 bonito and 40
triggerfish.



Good fishing, Eric






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Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
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 Apr 28, 2015; 12:37AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo April 27, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric Brictson
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Anglers –

April 27, 2015



With weather conditions now ideal, hard to say why crowds of visiting
tourists remain light, the climate is perfect, mostly clear sunny skies,
with high temperatures up to 85 degrees. Winds fluctuated, calm through
most of the week, increasing late week.



The bite for yellowfin tuna and wahoo was the highlight for local San Jose
del Cabo fleets, also there was much improved action for striped marlin
found on local fishing grounds. Supplies of sardinas were being netted near
San Luis, though in recent days the commercial pangeros found less
quantities compared to previous weeks, these batfish have been the bait of
choice for the yellowfin tuna. Quality yellowfin ranging from 25 to 50
pounds have been testing the limits of angler’s light to medium equipment.
The most productive grounds have switched from north of Vinorama, back
south to the Iman Bank, but beware of the pesky sea lions, who have been
getting more than their share of hooked tuna. With some larger sized tuna
now in the mix another option for bait has been chihuil, which of course
all gamefish will feed on, particularly wahoo. Some wahoo hit on ballyhoo
or trolled Rapalas, but many more were taken on either chihuil or sardinas,
sizes ranged up to 40 lb. The action for the tuna changed more towards
later in the morning, early through mid- week was very good, Friday the
north wind picked up and all around action was limited.



Dorado were not as numerous, though a handful of fish have been accounted
for, no particular area seemed to be better than the other and most dorado
hooked into were in the 5 to 10 lb. class, with the exception of a few fish
larger to 30 lb. Striped marlin action was centered around the 1150 spot,
with fish coming up on the lure spread and rigged ballyhoo. Stripers were
also seen frequently on the same grounds where tuna and wahoo were found.



Not much along the shore now, roosterfish were harder to find this past
week and sierra action was spotty as well. Bottom action improved some,
anglers fishing the same grounds where tuna and wahoo were found near the
surface, found a mix of species such as amberjack, pargo, bonito, cabrilla
and plenty of triggerfish. Most of these action was on various whole and
cut bait, not much going on while using the yo-yo’s. Yellowtail action was
not reported, though not many people were trying the Outer Gordo Banks
where these fish were previous found holding down in the cooler depths.
With surface water temperature now ranging 74 to 77 degrees, this is a bit
warmer than what would be ideal for yellowtail, so best chances would most
likely be down deep where currents are cooler.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 78 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 3 surgeonfish, 32 striped marlin, 44 wahoo, 33
dorado, 176 yellowfin tuna, 22 sierra, 14 jack crevalle, 7 roosterfish, 6
pompano, 20 amberjack, 65 various pargo/snapper species, 120 bonito and 110
triggerfish







Good fishing, Eric




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