13 Jun 2014 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo June 13, 2014 Anglers
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

June 13, 2014



Last week we saw a cold Pacific current sweep in as far north as Los
Frailes, this dropped ocean water temperatures down into the 68 degree
range, relentless south winds contributed to turning the water a greenish
color and scattered the fishing action to few and very far between. The
climate was a very pleasant though, as the cool Pacific air was refreshing.
Now once again we have had a complete turnaround of conditions, with the
months second major Hurricane forming, Cristina developed off the mainland
and is presently following a path which will bring the system within a few
hundred miles of the Southern Baja Peninsula. This has pushed ocean
temperatures back up to 82 degrees, clean blue water close to shore and
high swells of 8 to 10 feet. Coinciding with the full moon, there was a
very high surge on the evening tide. Looks like this is all the impact we
will feel, high humidity, some increasing late afternoon southern wind and
a small chance of isolated showers, high swells are forecast to taper off
starting on Saturday.

So we do have great water conditions now, though swells are high and the
current is swift, still making for spread out sporadic action. Though there
were encouraging signs in the past couple of days, a variety of fish are in
the area and we have seen the roosterfish bite pick back up after having
come to a standstill, anglers trolling with caballito and moonfish had
great action on roosterfish to 50 pounds along the beach stretches north of
Punta Gorda. After this swell resides it should be a great time to target
the inshore dogtooth snapper action. We have noticed more mullet activity
along the shore, this attracts more of the inshore gamefish and this is big
amberjack season as well. A handful of very impressive fish were landed by
beach anglers in recent days, including snook weighing 45 pounds and a few
halibut, as large as 30 pounds, not a common local catch, but the way this
whole year has been, nothing is out of the question. Beach anglers were
using mullet and various casting lures for this action.

Dorado became more active with the warmer waters, though not being found in
big numbers, there are some nice sized bulls in the area, one dorado
pushing fifty pounds was reported and we saw several others in the 20 to 30
pound class. Dorado were encountered close to shore, as well as offshore,
striking lures and bait. Marlin bite was more scattered, no real
concentrations now, though they are being seen throughout the zone, not
always hungry, we have heard that the striped marlin bite off the East Cape
now is very good, though they are having a hard time finding other species
in that area, only roosterfish and marlin.

Yellowfin tuna are making a presence on the outside of Cabo San Lucas,
traveling with porpoise and also tuna in the 20 to 40 pound range are
hanging around north of Punta Gorda, several were hooked into on rapalas
and slow trolling larger baits.

Bottom action came to halt with the persistent windy conditions, but as
this pattern settled anglers were returning to that option, only limited
success on snapper, cabrilla or amberjack, a few yellowtail in the 30 pound
range were accounted off of the Gordo Banks in the cold water, yo-yo jigs
off the bottom was the method that produced these yellows, that was a one
day deal though.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 91 charters for this past week, with anglers
accounting for a fish count of:

5 yellowtail, 19 yellowfin tuna, 3 striped marlin, 1 halibut, 18
amberjack,14 cabrilla, 8 sierra, 16 jack crevalle, 44 dorado, 6 dogtooth
snapper, 66 bonito and 22 roosterfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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