8 Jun 2014 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo June 9, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

June 9, 2014

Anglers –

We are in the later part of the spring season, with moderate sized crowds
of tourists now visiting, this is always the time when families are busy
finishing school semesters, preparing for graduations, summer adventures,
etc. Local weather patterns made a complete circle this past week. We had
just seen the season’s first Hurricane form to the south of Cabo San Lucas,
Amanda, this system pushed tropical humid air over the Southern Baja,
stormy conditions which never amounted to much, besides some higher ocean
swells, in recent days we are feeling strong southerly winds push cooler
Pacific air and ocean currents in the direction of the Sea of Cortez. There
is much marine moisture, creating morning clouds, being swept away by
gusting winds later in the day.

Ocean water temperature in the past couple of days has plummeted from 80
plus degrees, to 72 degrees throughout the inshore region from Cabo San
Lucas to Los Frailes, some 10 to 15 miles offshore of Vinorama to La
Frailes is where the 80 degree temperature break is now lurking. This
colder current is a dirty greenish color as well, unfavorable conditions
contributed to scattered much of the baitfish and gamefish from this zone.
As conditions settle, conditions will rebound, as this is the time of year
where things can change quickly overnight.

There are many species of gamefish that have been encountered in local
waters this spring, though none of the species have been particularly
abundant, with the exception of the offshore action for the striped marlin,
which at times was very close to shore, then further out, this action has
been very consistent for nearly two months, just tapering off this past
week, as food sources migrate so do the gamefish. Sailfish, thrasher shark
and scattered dorado were also found on these same billfish grounds. No big
schools of dorado, mostly solitary fish, a couple of bulls up to 40 pounds
were accounted for this week, this is now the season for the larger bulls.

Before the ocean water turned over and became greenish throughout the
inshore zone, we were seeing a handful of yellowfin tuna and wahoo in the
fish counts, most of these fish were taken while trolling the grounds from
San Luis to Vinormama, some fish weighing near fifty pounds were landed. We
should see this action return as the ocean conditions clean. The activity
will be determined by what exactly happens with these strong Pacific
currents, something we deal with every year at this time.

Roosterfish are dominating the inshore scene, fish to over fifty pounds
were landed this week, trolling with live moonfish has been the ticket to
taking a monstrous strike. Changing conditions slowed this action and
pushed it further to the north, but surely will shift back our direction
soon enough. Still waiting to see schools of mullet move in along local
beach stretches, their migration is late this year, last year we never saw
mass abundance of mullet, though it sure was an epic year for big numbers
of larger sized roosterfish, these are prized fighting, unique gamefish,
not known for eating quality, with limited habitat, should be protected,
caught and released with care, in order to mature, reproduce and fight
another day.

Bottom action has produced mixed success and recent winds had shut that
option down, though there have been some impressive specimens of dogtooth
snapper, amberjack and cabrilla accounted for, spotty limited numbers
though, drift fishing with bait or working the yo-yo jigs were best

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 82 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of: 2 thrasher shark, 8 yellowfin tuna, 9
striped marlin, 5 sailfish, 7 wahoo, 10 amberjack,13 cabrilla, 12 sierra,
24 dorado, 8 dogtooth snapper, 25 bonito and 88 roosterfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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