10 Jun 2015 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo June 7, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo
June 7, 2015

Tropical storm season has started off with a flurry of unprecedented
activity, last week we saw Hurricane Andres pass off to the west, bringing
warmer humid conditions and increased ocean swells. At this present time we
are following the rapid development of and projected path of Hurricane
Blanca, which appears to heading on a track to bring it very close offshore
of Todo Santos and then downgrading to a tropical Storm as it makes
landfall early Monday morning near San Carlos. We are expecting strong
winds, heavy rainfall and ocean swell over 20 foot during the entire day of
Sunday. So preparations are now being made, moving boats to safer areas,
stocking up on provisions, etc…Normally these early season storm systems
will steer more off to the west, as did Andres, but it appears that Blanca
has another plan. Being prepared is the wisest thing that can be done at
this time. This summer is shaping up to be very busy in the Eastern
Pacific, as water temperatures are already near the 80 degree mark.

Sportfishing fleets continued to deal with light crowds, main offshore
action was for striped marlin, with many charters accounting for one or two
billfish. Dorado were showing up in greater numbers, especially closer to
shore, most of the dorado were small in size, though a percentage were in
the 10 to 20 lb. range. Striking on various lures and baitfish.

Bait suppliers were netting caballito and moonfish in the marina channel
and ballyhoo was another option. No reports of anyone finding any sardinas
and with higher storm swells heading our direction we expect baitfish might
become a bit more scattered. Still no significant signs of mullet schools
being encountered, though some larger roosterfish have been hooked into
trolling along the local beach stretches, fish of 40 to 50 lbs. were landed
this past week. Some quality sized amberjack to over 60 pounds were
accounted for and dogtooth snapper were also hooked into, but lost due to
the close proximity of sharp rocky reefs. A mix of pargo, bonito and
cabrilla rounded out the action over the shallow structure.

Wahoo bite dropped off compared to last, full moon might have been a
factor, though these elusive speedsters remain in the area and conditions
are favorable for them to become more active at any time. Most of the wahoo
landed recently have been fish weighing in the 15 to 30 pound class,
striking on either baits or trolled lures, mainly on the grounds to the
north of Punta Gorda.

Lots of sharks still being reported, from on the offshore marlin grounds to
the inshore structure areas as well, brown, mako and hammerhead sharks have
been prevalent, apparently attracted by the plentiful food source now on
these grounds.

There were yellowfin tuna seen feeding on the local fishing grounds, though
only a handful were hooked into, most of these were in the area from La
Fortuna to the Gordo Banks, while using available baitfish, these tuna
averaged 30 lb., at least one much larger yellowfin was reported, though we
did not receive an exact weight on that fish.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 48 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 11 striped marlin, 64 dorado, 8 yellowfin tuna,
8 wahoo, 16 amberjack, 11 cabrilla, 22 yellow snapper, 8 jack crevalle, 16
bonito and 29 roosterfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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