20 Sep 2015 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 6, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

September 6, 2015

The Eastern Pacific has remained calm near the Southern Baja Peninsula,
while the recent hurricanes have been forming further to the west and
heading in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands. Presently there is
Tropical Storm Kevin, it is far off the Baja Coast and appears that this
system will stay offshore, before downgrading rapidly to a Depression. With
the one year anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Odile nearing, we all
anxiously following all weather forecast with close interest.

We are now in the final month of summer, conditions are now very tropical
and humid, there has been little rainfall felt along the coastal stretches,
though mountainous regions have received more scattered afternoon
thundershowers and the desert landscape has turned a brilliant lush green.

Crowds of visitors remain light, families are preparing for new school
semesters and Southern Californian anglers are taking advantage of epic
pelagic gamefish action in their local waters due to the affects of the el
Niño current. Ocean conditions have been great, mostly calm, with breezes
picking up later in the day. Light to moderate swells, fluctuating currents
and clean blue water now found very close to shore. Water temperature has
ranged from 86 degrees on the Pacific to 89 degrees in the direction of the
Sea of Cortez.

Schooling sardinas have been remaining in the same place to the north of
the marina jetty, caballito have also been another bait option. Offshore
fishing grounds are attracting bolito, skipjack, small yellowfin tuna and
flying fish.

Red Hill and Palmilla Point was the spot early in the week where charter
fleets found good action on the smaller grade of yellowfin tuna, up to
15/20 lb. This bite fading out later in the week. Other tuna action was
found on the Gordo Banks and Iman Banks, on these grounds the action varied
from day to day for the larger sized yellowfin tuna.

Dorado and wahoo were now in the daily reports, most of the dorado
encountered were small to medium sized. The wahoo were the highlight in
recent days, often very elusive, these prized gamefish went on a great bite
on the known grounds from Cardon, La Fortuna to Iman Banks, most wahoo
weighed in the 20 to 40 lb. class. Some charters have had five or more fish
in the box, with many other strikes lost. Trolling with Rapalas and skirted
lead heads in order to find the fish, then anglers were having many strikes
while slow trolling rigged baits, such as caballito, chihuil, ballyhoo or

These same grounds were producing a mix of bottom species, no significant
numbers, though a handful of quality fish were being accounted for,
dogtooth to 50 lb., amberjack, yellow snapper, rainbow runners, cabrilla,

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 45 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 4 striped marlin, 7 sailfish, 12 bonito, 16
rainbow runners, 38 dorado, 49 wahoo, 320 yellowfin tuna, 4 dogtooth
snapper, 5 amberjack, 11 cabrilla, 16 yellow snapper and 14 barred pargo.

Good fishing, Eric

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