7 Oct 2015 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 27, 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 27, 2015

The closer we reach to the month of October we expect the tropical storm
season will be over with, though with ocean water temperatures still
holding in the 84 to 88 degree range, we must still monitor all Eastern
Pacific forecasts with caution. At this time there is a pair of low
pressure areas far to the south, off of the Mexican mainland, will be
interesting to see what develops of these systems. Presently, local
conditions are calm as can be, in the early morning there is that hint of
Fall Season in the air, though mid-day heat and humid index is still
reaching over 100 degrees. Last week we had some heavy rainfall, scattered
throughout the region, not much wind associated with the passing of this
storm front, though rainfall of up to four inches were recorded. The desert
landscape will definitely be turning a fresh shade of green in the coming

These latest rain squalls, with strong currents pushing in, contributed to
off colored water closer to shore, this seemed to have slowed down action
for species such as dorado and wahoo, though a handful of these fish are
being accounted for almost on a daily basis. Some wahoo up to 40 pounds
were accounted for, a handful of anglers were fortunate to land one of
these elusive speedsters. Most of the dorado being found now are small
juvenile sized fish. Supplies of sardinas were now more scattered, off of
La Playita area, only the smaller clear type sardinas were available, these
baits do work as dead bait for tuna, but are not the same as the normal
sardinas we find, this preferred species has moved south out of our range
at this time. Other options for bait has been to search local super markets
for giant squid slabs, which is never a guarantee. Caballito also have been
available, as well as chihuil or skipjack on some of the fishing grounds.

The inshore grounds off of Fiesta Americana Resort near Cabo San Lucas
continues to produce good numbers of yellowfin tuna up to 20 pounds, also
with an occasional dorado or wahoo from this same area. Iman Bank has been
another productive region, with a bit more of an opportunity of finding
some bottom structure species, as well as tuna, dorado or wahoo. The best
place to have a chance at hooking into the larger grade of yellowfin tuna
has been off of the Gordo Banks, though we have not heard of any monsters
this past week, many tuna in the 50 to 70 lb. class and a few up to 150
pounds were reported. Some days single boats had as many as four or five
nice tuna, other days were tougher and landing one tuna was considered
good. These yellowfin are definitely holding on these Banks, though are
fighting strong currents and at times seem to be filled up on the natural
food source that is present.

Billfish action was somewhat scattered as well, though on any given day you
could hook into a striped, blue or black marlin, also chance at sailfish,
just no big numbers of any of these species at this time. The black and
blues have been lurking around the high spots where the food chain is

Reconstruction crews are pressing now to finish up the work on Hotel El
Ganzo, which was devastated by last year’s Hurricane Odile. La Playita
Panga area work is progressing as well, still has a ways to go to have all
of the necessary conveniences.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 85 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 7 sailfish, 1 striped marlin, 480 yellowfin
tuna, 35 dorado, 8 wahoo, 15 white skipjack, 22 bonito, 14 rainbow runner,
4 dogtooth snapper, 18 yellow snapper, 2 amberjack, 10 cabrilla and 15
barred pargo.

Good fishing, Eric

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