27 Oct 2014 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San jose del cabo October 23, 2014
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San jose del cabo

October 23, 2014

Anglers –

We are now finally officially back in operation, as today we were connected
once again to phone and Internet services. The long absence of not making
ant updates was all because we had no connection. We are now back operating
fishing charters based out of the same panga area as before Hurricane Odile
made a mess out of our marina basin. Work conditions are a bit rough, but
we are making due and progress has been remarkable, as everyone is putting
in extra efforts in this rebuilding phase. Limited numbers of charters have
been departing, as flights from the U.S. have just resumed. Local
infrastructure is making rapid advancements. Grocery stores are stocked,
gasoline and diesel readily available, highways open, traffic signals
working, Resorts are rebuilding, many have reopened already and most will
be by the New Year.

Ocean conditions have been great, calm though most of the day. Mornings are
now a little chilly, days are still warm and sunshine is intense, not many
clouds in the sky. Perfect climate now, crowds are just returning now,
great time to come visit and help support the local economy as they face
this major rebuilding stage.

Live sardinas have been abundant around the marina channel area and the
fishing grounds are holding large schools of skipjack and chihuil. Most
action was taking place from the Gordo Banks to the Iman Bank towards the
north. Catches were very impressive, wide variety of gamefish now on the
grounds, on any given day anything could happen. Catches have included
wahoo, dorado, yellowfin tuna, striped, blue & black marlin, as well as
sailfish. Off the bottom structure there has been a chance at grouper or
dogtooth snapper, no big numbers, but quality specimens.

Wahoo went on a good bite near Iman and La Fortuna, striking trolled
chihuil, as well the normal array of lures. Several charters accounted for
up to three wahoo, average weights were in the 20 to 40 pound range. Dorado
were also found in smaller sized schools, in recent days some nicer sized
bulls up to 30 pounds were accounted for on the offshore grounds.

Most of the yellowfin tuna found recently ranged in the 20 to 60 pound
class. The action had been hit or miss, drift fishing various baits over
the Gordo Banks and north towards Iman Bank, some days early, some days the
fish would hit late, hard to predict. Today a cow yellowfin tuna was
weighed in at La Playita, it was landed by Bob Deeter of Fort Brag, Ca.,
Fishing aboard his private 29 ft. Center Console “Reina de Wahoo”. The tuna
hit on a trolled live skipjack on the Outer Gordo Bank, using 300 pound
leader the crew took a couple of hours to land the cow and it weighed in
officially at 278 pounds.

Good Fishing, Eric

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