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 Dec 1, 2019; 12:14PM - 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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December 1, 2019

Anglers –

The crazy month of November has now
ended, this is time when the big crowds
of anglers diminish, as less people
travel between holidays. After dealing
with TS Raymond last week, this week we
had yet another low pressure system
develop and sweep through Southern Baja
from the west, which brought more
heavy rainfall, as well as some wind
gusts that might have even reached 50
mph in areas, rainfall of anywhere from
4 to 8 inches, depending where you
were. The local Ports were completely
closed on Wednesday, reopening about
8 a.m. on Thursday. This has been a
strange season, very unpredictable
weather patterns, though the water
table definitely has been filled up and
the landscape will be staying green
longer than normal. Be aware of the
mosquitoes as well.

Ocean temperatures dropped a bit, now
averaging about 77 degrees, this
latest storm turned over water
conditions, from all of the run off,
dirty
water for much of the inshore zone,
though now with each passing day we are
seeing clarity improve and the all-
around fishing action quickly rebound.
Baitfish were more scattered, schooling
sardinas now closer to Cabo San
Lucas, local fleets ere using mainly
slabs of squid, ballyhoo and what
other baitfish could be found on the
fishing grounds, caballito vanished,
it will be any week now that school of
mackerel and sardineta appear on the
ground off of San Jose del Cabo.

The better billfish action was on the
Pacific, but in recent days we have
seen more striped marlin showing in the
direction of San Jose, which is
usually the trend during this time
frame. Dorado action improved, as more
numbers of these popular gamefish are
showing throughout the region,
majority of these fish are in the 10 to
15 lb. class, some larger. Wahoo
became a bit more elusive in the dirty
conditions, as did most species, but
as water began to clean up we did see a
few more ‘hoo starting to show, the
action early week had been near
Vinorama, but by weekend the best areas
were closer off of Cardon, La Fortuna
and then on Saturday the wahoo bite
broke open close off of Punta Gorda. If
you get chihuil for bait, that was
the hot ticket, some hit on ballyhoo as
well. Wahoo up to 50 pounds were
weighed in.

Yellowfin tuna action stalled out
during the dirty conditions, but now we
are seeing more tuna in the mix, some
from Iman, San Luis, Gordo Banks and
others further offshore associated with
porpoise. Earlier in the week local
pangeros brought in a cow yellowfin of
about 350 lb., not returning to the
docks until 9 p.m. Though most of the
tuna we did see were from football
size, up to 70 lb. Though the cows are
lurking on the Gordo Banks, just you
need to put in some serious time to
have a real chance.

Off of the bottom we saw various
snapper, pargo, bonito, a few cabrilla
and
of course more triggerfish than
anything else. Along the shoreline
there
were roosterfish and some early season
sierra, but with limited bait this
was not a guaranteed option.

Still only sporadic sightings of
whales, but these mammals are now
arriving
from their northern feeding grounds on
their annual southern migration and
will be in taking up residence in local
waters through the winter months.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 76 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 3 blue marlin, 6 striped
marlin, 3 sailfish, 108 dorado, 68
yellowfin tuna, 35 wahoo, 4 yellow
snapper, 5 cabrilla, 4 amberjack, 22
bonito, 9 sierra, 10 roosterfish, 4
rainbow runner, 4 golden eyed tilefish,
14 glass eyed snapper 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
 Dec 1, 2019; 12:12PM - 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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November 26, 2019

Anglers –

Last week we saw TS Raymond pass
through the Los Cabos area, shutting
down
all Port activities on Sunday and
Monday, this during a very busy time
frame when these red flag conditions
are rare occurrences. In another week
the large crowds will lighten up, as
they normally do after Thanksgiving
and before the Christmas Holidays.
Unpredictable weather conditions for
the
past month, more north wind than usual
for this early in the season, also
we are now following forecast for
another rain storm that is moving in
the
direction of Southern Baja, all local
interests are hoping this latest
system veers in another direction, as
we have already had plenty of
rainfall, last weekend alone there were
reports of isolated areas receiving
six of more inches of rainfall, also
some major flooding through low lying
regions.

After the passing of the rain the all-
around action seemed to slow down,
which also stirred up ocean conditions,
dirty water and a bit cooler, down
in the 79 degree range, baitfish became
scattered as well. Later in the
week water clarity did improve and
baitfish were becoming more active.
Some
schools of sardinas were found near
marina jetties, also some caballito,
other options were ballyhoo and slabs
of squid.

The wahoo action near Vinorama
vanished, though by Friday a few nice
wahoo
up to 47 lb. were reported, other
strikes lost, so we are confident that
these fish will remain on local grounds
for another month or so. Dorado
were spread out in different direction,
found more consistently towards
Cabo San Lucas, most of these fish were
under 15 lb., with a few exception
of larger 20 lb. plus specimens,
striking both baits and lures.

The yellowfin tuna bite near San Luis
Bank came to a halt, though the big
news was that a few much Alger
yellowfin tuna were hooked into off of
the
Gordo Banks, though more anglers were
having battles with various species
of sharks, there were some monster tuna
now on these grounds. There were
several very impressive catches
records,, including 145 lb,. 272 lb.
and
335 lb., this proved to be best week
yet for this season on these grounds
for the larger grade of yellowfin,
several other cow sized tuna were lost
after long epic battles. Slow trolling
lovely smaller sized skipjack was
the main producer of these big strikes.
Offshore and towards Cabos San
Lucas there were a smaller football
sized grade of yellowfin tuna, though
that was a bit hit or miss, with some
charter landing 5 to 7 fish and
others lucky to find one.

Bottom action continued to be slow,
mainly triggerfish, an occasional
amberjack, cabrilla, snapper or pargo.
Inshore action was limited,
depending on what bait was obtainable,
jack crevalle up to 20 lb., a few
sierra and some juvenile roosterfish up
to 15 lb.

Billfish was red hot on the Pacific
grounds, but were also starting to move
in the direction of the local grounds
off of San Jose del Cabo, a handful
of striped marlin, sailfish and blue
marlin were accounted for in recent
days, nothing too large, stripers
averaged less than 100 lb., blue marlin
up in the 175 lb. range.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 120 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 black marlin,1 blue
marlin, 5 striped marlin, 1 sailfish,
88 dorado, 65 yellowfin tuna, 5
wahoo, 6 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 3 leopard grouper, 5 amberjack,
29
Mexican bonito, 4 sierra, 4 jack
crevalle, 18 roosterfish, 4 surgeon
fish,
2 rainbow runner,5 golden eyed tilefish
and 80 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric








--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Nov 24, 2019; 11:22AM - 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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November 24, 2019

Anglers –

Last week we saw TS Raymond pass
through the Los Cabos area, shutting
down
all Port activities on Sunday and
Monday, this during a very busy time
frame when these red flag conditions
are rare occurrences. In another week
the large crowds will lighten up, as
they normally do after Thanksgiving
and before the Christmas Holidays.
Unpredictable weather conditions for
the
past month, more north wind than usual
for this early in the season, also
we are now following forecast for
another rain storm that is moving in
the
direction of Southern Baja, all local
interests are hoping this latest
system veers in another direction, as
we have already had plenty of
rainfall, last weekend alone there were
reports of isolated areas receiving
six of more inches of rainfall, also
some major flooding through low lying
regions.

After the passing of the rain the all-
around action seemed to slow down,
which also stirred up ocean conditions,
dirty water and a bit cooler, down
in the 79 degree range, baitfish became
scattered as well. Later in the
week water clarity did improve and
baitfish were becoming more active.
Some
schools of sardinas were found near
marina jetties, also some caballito,
other options were ballyhoo and slabs
of squid.

The wahoo action near Vinorama
vanished, though by Friday a few nice
wahoo
up to 47 lb. were reported, other
strikes lost, so we are confident that
these fish will remain on local grounds
for another month or so. Dorado
were spread out in different direction,
found more consistently towards
Cabo San Lucas, most of these fish were
under 15 lb., with a few exception
of larger 20 lb. plus specimens,
striking both baits and lures.

The yellowfin tuna bite near San Luis
Bank came to a halt, though the big
news was that a few much Alger
yellowfin tuna were hooked into off of
the
Gordo Banks, though more anglers were
having battles with various species
of sharks, there were some monster tuna
now on these grounds. There were
several very impressive catches
records,, including 145 lb,. 272 lb.
and
335 lb., this proved to be best week
yet for this season on these grounds
for the larger grade of yellowfin,
several other cow sized tuna were lost
after long epic battles. Slow trolling
lovely smaller sized skipjack was
the main producer of these big strikes.
Offshore and towards Cabos San
Lucas there were a smaller football
sized grade of yellowfin tuna, though
that was a bit hit or miss, with some
charter landing 5 to 7 fish and
others lucky to find one.

Bottom action continued to be slow,
mainly triggerfish, an occasional
amberjack, cabrilla, snapper or pargo.
Inshore action was limited,
depending on what bait was obtainable,
jack crevalle up to 20 lb., a few
sierra and some juvenile roosterfish up
to 15 lb.

Billfish was red hot on the Pacific
grounds, but were also starting to move
in the direction of the local grounds
off of San Jose del Cabo, a handful
of striped marlin, sailfish and blue
marlin were accounted for in recent
days, nothing too large, stripers
averaged less than 100 lb., blue marlin
up in the 175 lb. range.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 120 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 black marlin,1 blue
marlin, 5 striped marlin, 1 sailfish,
88 dorado, 65 yellowfin tuna, 5
wahoo, 6 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 3 leopard grouper, 5 amberjack,
29
Mexican bonito, 4 sierra, 4 jack
crevalle, 10 roosterfish, 4 surgeon
fish,
2 rainbow runner,5 golden eyed tilefish
and 80 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric









--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Nov 24, 2019; 11:20AM - 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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November 17, 2019

Anglers –

Large crowds of anglers continue to
arrive, as the peak fall season will be
winding down in a couple of weeks.
Weather patterns have been abnormally
unpredictable, with winds out of the
north increasing, creating choppy
seas. Presently we are following
development and forecast for Tropical
Storm Raymond, which is expected to
bring significant rainfall to Southern
Baja, strong winds and has forced Port
Closure for at least Sunday, most
likely Monday as well. Also the annual
local Wahoo tournament was canceled
and rescheduled for Dec. 15. Looks as
though by Monday mid-day this rare
late season topical system will pass to
the north and dissipate rapidly.
Water temperature averaging 80 degree
through much of the region.

Sportfishing fleets are covering all
directions, most local fleets are now
working the grounds from the Gordo
Banks to Vinorama. Bait vendors are
selling caballito, limited sardinas,
ballyhoo and slabs of squid, on the
Pacific there are schools of mackerel,
the next month is when these
baitfish start to move towards the sea
of Cortez. Most common target
species now have been yellowfin tuna,
wahoo, dorado and billfish, more
marlin action now towards Cabo San
Lucas.

The yellowfin tuna action had vanished
off of the areas north of Gordo,
especially near San Luis Bank. This
week there were once again a quality
grade of tuna to over 100 lb, was found
on local grounds, including one 240
lb. cow Friday afternoon, no big
numbers, but everyday a handful are
being
brought in, with many others being
lost. Bite was sporadic, some fish
hooked early, then dead action for
hours, but maybe later they go on
another bite. Most all of these
yellowfin were striking on strips of
squid,
lots of chum needed to keep making
continued drifts. Some charters had as
many as three or four tuna, most felt
lucky to have one. Also some smaller
football sized tuna found with sardinas
or hoochies, scattered bite though.

This week we saw more dorado than
previously, though more dorado were
being
found towards Cabo San Lucas and the
Pacific, where we heard of some bulls
to 30 lb., the dorado off of San Jose
del Cabo have been mainly under ten
pounds. Wahoo action continued to be
more consistent near Vinorama, though
this bite slowed during passing of
recent full moon, fish still being
seen,
but more finicky, best chances have
been on slow trolled baits, such as
caballito, skipjack or chihuil. A few
fish also striking on Rapalas, but
not as many lure strikes as we
traditionally would expect. In recent
days
charters were doing well to land a
wahoo or two, the fish brought in were
weighing up to 45 lb. An occasional
striped marlin or sailfish were hooked
on these same grounds as where the
wahoo, tuna, dorado were encountered.

With the windier conditions and
combined currents, not a whole lot of
bottom action going on, mainly
triggerfish, we did see more of the
bonito
showing, a few red snapper and an odd
leopard grouper or barred pargo.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 134 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 blue marlin, 4 striped
marlin, 28 dorado, 44 yellowfin tuna,
45 wahoo, 10 yellow snapper, 5 barred
pargo, 4 leopard grouper, 3 amberjack,
48 Mexican bonito, 8 yellow snapper,
6 sierra, 12 roosterfish, 2 surgeon
fish, 8 golden eyed tilefish and 35
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric







--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Nov 6, 2019; 07:54PM - 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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November 3, 2019

Anglers –

*Fall season is now at its peak, as
scores of anglers are arriving daily,
many of them now preparing for
tournaments, including the WON Tuna
Jackpot
scheduled for this coming week. This
Sunday is the Los Cabos Iron Man
event, which means many streets and
Hwy. closures, adding to already
congested logistics or trying to get
anywhere. Fall weather patterns
started off calm this week, before the
north winds picked back up mid-week,
even had one day where there was light
scattered rainfall. Ocean water
temperature ranged 80 to 84 degrees
with moderate swells and at times swift
currents.*

*Always heavy pressure this time of
year on local bait resources, we are
now seeing a combination of sardinas,
slabs of squid, caballito, ballyhoo
and some skippers able to find chihuil.
Surprisingly supplies are holding
up better than we would imagine, will
be interesting to see how supplies
hold through this month.*

*Charters are scouting out all
directions, most local sportfishing
fleets
are fishing grounds from the Gordo
Banks, Iman, San Luis and as far north
as Vinorama. Action has been spread
out and changing from day to day, as
to where the bite is best. Early week
the best action proved to be for
wahoo near Vinorama, finding the
chihuil baitfish was the secret to
success, not always easy to obtain
these candy baits, more of a super
panga
deal, on certain high spots with
specialized rigs. Not many wahoo were
striking the trolled lures at this
time, best chances were on slow trolled
trap hooked baits and early morning
before too many boats congregated. The
wahoo were averaged in the 25 to 35 lb.
class. High boats brought in five,
other one, two or three, of course many
other were lost for the normal
wahoo reasons.*

*Dorado remained scarce and scattered,
only seeing one or two fish for all
groups of charter’s per day, we heard
of more numbers on the Pacific, but
even there the dorado were not nearly
as numerous as previous months. More
marlin appeared, even in the direction
off of San Jose del, though the
billfish were much more active towards
Cabo San Lucas and on the Pacific.
We even had some sailfish and at least
one 180 lb. class blue marlin was
accounted for. With the warmer water
there are still chances at the larger
sized black and blue marlin.*

*Yellowfin tuna were elusive, being
targeted on San Luis Banks, as wells as
Gordo Banks, though very few were
actually landed this week, most of the
tuna we did see were in the 60 to 90
lb. range, a few smaller 10 to 20 lb.
These yellowfin hit a wide variety pf
baits, not on lures, Drift fishing
with squid or using chihuil and live
skipjack produced strikes. Heavy
pressure, combined with lots of nature
food source, swift currents, now
have these fish skittish and finicky,
of course on any given day they could
become more aggressive, they are
definitely still yellowfin through the
area.*

*Not much off the bottom, triggerfish,
bonito, smaller sized snapper and
cabrilla were the most common, swift
currents have not helped that action
at all.*

*Along the shoreline there were good
numbers of juvenile roosterfish, which
should always be released, also some
early season sierra and jack crevalle
in the mix.*

*The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 140 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 blue marlin, 2 sailfish,
14 striped marlin, 18 yellowfin tuna,
11 dorado, 52 wahoo, 4 barred pargo,
10 leopard grouper, 38 Mexican bonito,
8 yellow snapper, 2 dogtooth
snapper, 8 sierra, 6 Pacific golden
eyed tilefish, 4 rainbow runner, 4 jack
crevalle, 24 roosterfish and 25
triggerfish.*



*Good Fishing, Eric*






--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Oct 27, 2019; 08:42AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com