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 Jun 16, 2019; 07:12PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 16, 2019



With the official start to the summer
season set to start next weekend we
continue to see fluctuating crowds of
visiting anglers, last week we had
increased numbers now this week we see
fewer people arriving. Weather is
progressively heating up, high
temperatures into the lower 90’s. Later
in
the week we saw more marine cloudy and
overcast conditions. While Pacifica
waters are still cool, in the upper
60’s, off of San Jose del Cabo the
ocean reached 80 degrees, swirling
winds were unpredictable, earlier in
the
week we felt breezes predominately from
the north, laying down mid-week,
then later in the week it was the south
wind that really kicked up,
actually blowing conditions out on
Friday and contributed in pushing in
colder greenish Pacific water, ocean
temperatures dropped to 70 degrees
overnight. Now as weather settles
conditions will rebound quickly.



The fishing action last week was very
encouraging, as we saw more numbers
of yellowfin tuna, continued quality
action for striped marlin, a few
dorado finally showing up, as well as
options inshore for roosterfish and
for a mix of quality eating bottom
species. This week with weather
patterns
a bit more unstable we had much more
scattered overall action, changing
from day to day, but the tuna action
and marlin proved more elusive and
even bottom produced minimal. There
were some highlights though, with
anglers catching and release trophy
sized 50 lb. roosterfish, even landing
a couple of wahoo, dorado, sailfish and
striped marlin and an occasional
nice sized amberjack or red snapper. A
lot of variety in the area, though
no particular species was overly
numerous.



With warmer currents the local bait
vendors were finding more caballito, as
well as moonfish, ballyhoo and slabs of
squid were also available. Inside
the Puerto Los Cabos Marina channel we
saw mass schools of jack crevalle
breaking into a feeding frenzy and
local anglers got into this action,
chasing these 25 lb. jacks around the
docks and jetties.



The action on the San Luis Bank for the
Mexican bonito and red snapper
while working the yo-yo jigs proved
much more difficult in recent days, the
weather did not help at times, the tuna
had been hitting early in the week
on trolled caballito and strips of
squid, yellowfin ranging from 20 to 80
b., but this action came to a
standstill later in the week.



This transition period can often be
like this, sometimes it is not until
mid-July before conditions really
stabilize and we finally have more
consistent day to day action.



These next couple of weeks is when we
historically see some of the largest
sized roosterfish of the season. We
expect to see mass migration of mullet
baitfish to move in any time, this in
turn brings in more of these inshore
gamefish.



*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 70 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 sailfish, 7 dorado, 2
wahoo, 7 striped marlin, 19 yellowfin
tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 11 leopard
grouper, 98 Mexican bonito, 32 red
snapper, 14 amberjack, 24 roosterfish,
22 jack crevalle, 4 yellow snapper and
70 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Jun 13, 2019; 11:34PM - Catching fish in Baja
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Marissa
 Author E-mail:  spam@2catchfish.com
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 Jun 11, 2019; 07:46AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 9, 2019



This week we did see more numbers of
anglers arriving, they were greeting
with great ocean conditions for the
most part, some late morning and
afternoon winds earlier in the week,
settling down by the weekend. Swells
were moderate, water temperatures on
the Sea of Cortez side were averaging
77 to 78 degrees, while colder
conditions in the 66 range were still
plaguing the Pacific. The local climate
continued to be ideal, not too hot
yet, weather now in the low to mid 80s,
some early morning marine cloud
cover burning off as the sun rose
higher, cool Pacific waters are
helping
to keep air temperatures mild.



Most all of the fishing action is now
in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and to the north. The striped marlin
bite came on strong this week, as
these fish were found spread out
throughout the zone, anywhere from two
to
ten miles from shore. Bait supplies
consisted of mainly moonfish, ballyhoo
and some caballito, with lots of
smaller skipjack and some bolito found
schooling on the fishing grounds. The
majority of the marlin were striking
on various baitfish, though they would
also hit trolled lures, the stripers
were weighing in the 70 to 120 lb.
range.



After a long absence we were now
hearing of more reports of dorado being
seen, some landed, most were smaller,
but we did hear of a couple of nice
fish found further offshore that were
in the 20 lb. class. We do expect to
find more of these gamefish moving in,
as water conditions are now more
favorable. No reports of wahoo, though
the way the water shaping up,
something could develop on that at any
time.



Many charters are still working the yo-
yo jigs off of the rocks high spots
for the Mexican bonito, red snapper,
cabrilla and amberjack, though this
action providing some quality eating
fish, most of these fish were under
ten pounds. Inshore there were jack
crevalle, a few pargo and roosterfish,
to over 30 lb., though the annual
migration of the mass schools of mullet
has yet to appear, this is what
normally will bring in the main run of
the
quality sized roosterfish, everything
seems to be running a bit later than
normal this season, included this
marlin bite that now is happening.



On the San Luis Bank anglers were
finding chances at quality yellowfin
tuna
up to 100 lb., no big numbers yet, but
every day we have seen these tuna
brought in and all of them seem to be
at least 40 lb., with the majority
being over 70 lb. Striking mainly while
drift fishing with strips of squid,
a handful even hit on yo-yo jigs. Some
days were better than others,
factors of sea lions, sharks and crowds
came into play. But this week we
saw more tuna action than in the past
couple of months, so that is a
promising sign.



This is also now the time when we
should start seeing more amberjack and
dogtooth snapper appear. Often these
fish will be found close to shore
during June and July, before moving
further offshore to the high spots as
summer progresses


The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina reported an
estimated 98 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 9 dorado, 44 striped marlin,
19 yellowfin tuna, 4 dogtooth snapper,
15 leopard grouper, 210 Mexican
bonito, 70 red snapper, 12 amberjack,
45 roosterfish, 12 jack crevalle and
90 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Jun 3, 2019; 10:11AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

June 2, 2019



As we near the start of the summer
season we are now enjoying the ideal
climate, early morning cloud cover,
burning off as sun comes up, breeze
mostly out of the north, though also
switching from the south and high
temperatures in the lower 80s. Only
moderate crowds now, so it is the
perfect to visit. Ocean conditions are
cold on the Pacific, though in the
direction of San Jose del Cabo and to
the north we have seen clean blue
currents of 74 to 78 degrees.



Main baitfish now found in the local
marina area have been moonfish and
mullet, ballyhoo are another option, as
well as slabs of squid. Charters
are working the fishing grounds from
Red Hill, Palmilla, Gordo Banks, Iman,
San Luis and to Vinorama. Most
consistent catches have come from
bottom
structure, red snapper and Mexican
bonito most numerous, using iron yo-yo
style jigs, also drifting baits down
deep has producing some quality
catches. A handful of grouper species
and amberjack were accounted for,
some over 30 lb.



Early in the week there was limited
action for yellowfin tuna found on the
San Luis Bank, tuna to over 80 lb. were
landed, while drift with strips of
squid, this action faded during the
week, though the yellowfin were still
seen at times showing on the surface,
just not all that interested in
biting, but with the conditions
becoming more favorable, anything could
happen on any given day. Other tuna
were found further offshore traveling
with porpoise, this was a hit or miss
deal from day to day and these fish
were much smaller, mostly under 20 lb.



We have not seen dorado now for some
time, though this week a few were
hooked into while trolling open waters
on the marlin grounds, so we are
hoping to see more of these popular
gamefish move in.



There have been increasing numbers of
striped marlin now on the local
grounds, spread out from outside the
Gordo Banks, La Laguna, straight off
of San Jose del Cabo and outside of
Palmilla, anywhere from 4 to 10 miles
out, There were marlin that hit on
trolled lures and various baitfish, we
look for this action to break wide open
in coming weeks. Most of the
stripers are now in the 80 to 100 lb.
range.



There were stronger swells pounding the
shoreline, though the few charters
that did try closer in did report some
action for roosterfish and jack
crevalle, trolling with live mullet
seemed to work best for this action. We
also look for this bite to really break
wide open in coming weeks, as this
is always the local peak season for
roosterfish in the alter part of June.
Please remember that these game fish
should be released with care, they are
prized fighting fish, not known for
eating quality and grow to large sizes,
better to protect them for future
generations.



The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto
Los Cabos Marina reported an estimated
74 charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
2 dorado, 14 striped marlin, 6
yellowfin tuna, 2 dogtooth snapper, 12
leopard grouper, 1 broomtail
grouper, 170 Mexican bonito, 58 red
snapper, 4 yellow snapper, 13
amberjack, 10 glasseye pargo, 12
Pacific golden eyed tile fish, 14
roosterfish, 4 jack crevalle and 70
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 26, 2019; 09:46AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

May 26, 2019



May weather has been ideal, seems that
it has not become too warm yet, a
little cooler than we can normally feel
this close to summer time. Actually
about the perfect climate now, lows
about 65 degrees, highs averaging in
the lower 80’s, very few clouds, sunny
and dry. Crowds of anglers are
moderate now, great time for a visit,
with some eating fish being brought
in. Early in the week we saw currents
from the north push in water that was
in the 78/70 degree range, later in the
week it was holding more in the
74/76 range. Much of the week we felt
north winds, this limited at times
where charters went, later towards the
weekend winds laid down. With
changing currents, also this pushed in
slightly greenish off colored
waters. Transition period has been
unsettled for weeks now, eventually
conditions will heat up and we will see
some more stable patterns.



Bait vendors are finding moonfish,
jacks and some sardineta, also options
of ballyhoo. The most consistent action
being found was over the structure,
boats are working areas from off of Red
Hill/Palmilla, Gordo Banks. Cardon,
La Fortuna, San Luis, north to
Vinorama. Some of the best action was
very
early on the San Luis Banks, anglers
working yo-yo jigs did very well for
red snapper (huachinango), these fish
were quality, average of 5 to 12 lb.
Good number of The Mexican bonito as
well, also over the various rocky
areas there were some amberjack and
grouper species found, we saw amberjack
up to 70 pounds, most were in the 10 to
30 lb. range. Yellowtail action
died off, but some could still happen
with that, lots of sharks were moving
in around the Gordo Banks, some days
sea lions were a bad problem as well.



A handful of striped marlin were hooked
into, boat the off colored changing
currents, combined with passing of the
full moon, this seemed to spread
this action out, scattered activity for
billfish, surely will rebound as
soon as water conditions become more
favorable. No dorado or wahoo being
talked about, though there were some
yellowfin tuna accounted for from the
super pangas fishing on the northern
grounds from San Luis to Vinorama,
striking on cut bait and yo-yo jigs,
most of these yellowfin were in the 12
to 20 lb. range.



Inshore areas just south of Palmilla,
to Chileno produced good action for
roosterfish, some of these to over 30
lb. Slow trolling live bait was best
technique for these powerful gamefish.
Also in the mix were a handful of
late season sierra, as well as hog
sized jack crevalle.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 60
charters for the week and anglers
reported
an approximate fish count of: 4 striped
marlin, 8 yellowfin tuna, 10
leopard grouper, 245 Mexican bonito, 82
red snapper, 5 yellow snapper, 7
African pompano, 5 barred pargo, 24
amberjack, 9 sierra, 12 glasseye pargo,
22 roosterfish, 10 jack crevalle and 40
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 19, 2019; 03:26PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

May 19, 2019



We are seeing limited crowds of
tourists now, but we have noticed an
increased number of actual anglers, so
hopefully this trend will continue.
Weather patterns remain ideal, lows of
about 65 degrees, with highs
reaching into the near 90 some days.
Mostly clear sunny skies, not many
clouds besides some early in the day
that quickly burn off. Moderate winds
later in the week, early on had been
very calm. Warmer current moving in
from the north, up to 78 degrees on the
Gordo Banks, still much cooler on
the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas.



Bait netters had to work extra hard to
obtain what they could, a mix of
moonfish, caballito and a few species
of sardinas were found. On the
fishing grounds, namely Gordo Banks,
anglers were able to jig up some other
chihuil baitfish, but this proved
scarcer by the day as water warmed up
quickly. Using mullet now is
prohibited, believe this season will
open up
in coming weeks.



Main fishing grounds being concentrated
on now, have been from Palmilla,
Red Hill, Gordo Banks, San Luis and as
far north as Vinorama. The Gordo
Banks had been the location where
yellowtail were being found, averaging
25
to 35 lb., striking on larger live
baits near the bottom, though as the
week progressed this bite came to a
standstill, large numbers of various
shark species were also moving in on
these same grounds, that seems to
spook the gamefish. Sea lions were a
pesky problem as well, especially on
the grounds to the north, good action
for red snapper and bonito was
wrecked by these aggressive mammals.
Other bottom action included cabrilla,
leopard grouper, pargo and amberjack,
on Thursday there was a very
impressive 96 lb. amberjack landed from
a panga. More numbers bonito than
anything else, most of these were
striking on yo-yo style jigs, weighing
5
to 10 lb..



In recent days the striped marlin
became much more active, on these same
grounds and a bit further offshore
there were stripers being found, most
of
these were striking various baits and
average weights were 70 to 100 lb.,
though one monster striper of about 180
lb. was landed on Friday, many
people were thinking it was a blue
marlin because of its size, years past
we used to see more of the larger
striped marlin. One wahoo of about 25
lb.
was also landed Friday, no dorado or
yellowfin tuna to speak of. To the
north off of Cabo Pulmo they have been
finding tuna, so we expect these
fish will also move south into our
range before too long. Off of the San
Jose del Cabo hotel zone anglers were
finding better action for roosterfish
in the 15 to 25 lb. range, we look for
this action to peak in the six weeks
or so, please remember that these
gamefish should always be released. Not
as many sierra being seen now, no large
schools of sardinas to attract them
and as the water temperatures increase
these fish usually migrate out of
this region.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 66
charters for the week and anglers
reported
an approximate fish count of: 13
striped marlin, 13 yellowtail, 1
yellowfin
tuna, 1 wahoo, 18 leopard grouper, 360
bonito, 74 red snapper, 10 yellow
snapper, 5 African pompano, 6 barred
pargo, 29 amberjack, 11 sierra, 6
glasseye pargo, 32 roosterfish and 75
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric







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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 12, 2019; 04:59PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

May 12, 2019



Light crowds of anglers are now
visiting, making it a great time to
come down with the minimal pressure.
Weather conditions are now ideal, very
little wind, perfect temperature, sunny
skies, with highs of about 82 degrees.
Ocean water temperature is now ranging
from as chilly as 68 degrees on the
Pacific, up to 75 degrees off of San
Jose del Cabo and towards the north.



Supplies of sardinas have become
scarcer, but are being found most
mornings. Surface action is slow to get
going, it is now the season where
things can change very quickly,
depending on conditions. Main action
now has been found from Palmilla to
Gordo Banks, La Fortuna, Iman and San
Luis. Catches included a mix of bonito,
sierra, roosterfish, pompano,
amberjack, red snapper, pargo, cabrilla
and yellowtail.



Some of the hard core local pangeros
fishing commercially have been leaving
very early, this has paid off in being
able to jig up chihuil baitfish by
using sabiki rigs on the Gordo Banks.
After the sun comes these bait fish do
not want to bite. These candy baits
have been producing quality catches of
yellowtail, averaging 25 to 30 lb.,
while soaking these baits on both the
Inner and Outer Gordo Banks. Sport
fishing fleet are catching a few, but
hard to leave at the hour needed to
catch the better bait for this action.



Anglers are using a mixed of available
batfish and yo yo jigs to produce a mix
of good eating bottom species. Marlin
action has been very spotty, but they
are seeing a few of the striped marlin,
actually in recent days, more of these
billfish were seen closer to shore than
further offshore, where water was a bit
more greenish. Still transition time to
where the water changes from green to
blue and currents are pushing in from
different directions. We are optimistic
that the all around action improve
soon.



No talk of yellowfin tuna, dorado or
wahoo now, but that could change at any
given time as conditions become warmer
and more favorable. Still plenty of sea
lions to deal with as well. Most all of
the whales have now moved out of the
region and are on their migration north
to their summer feeding grounds.



Inshore action consisted on some
roosterfish to 20 lb. and sporadic
action for sierra to over 5 lb. A
handful of African Pompano found off
inshore rocky areas, though there are
so many aggressive triggerfish it is
hard to get through them.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 55
charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
1 striped marlin, 14 yellowtail, 14
leopard grouper, 155 bonito, 26 red
snapper, 12 yellow snapper, 7 African
pompano, 10 moharra, 4 amberjack, 32
sierra, 4 glasseye pargo, 14
roosterfish and 85 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric






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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 May 12, 2019; 04:57PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com