Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo


June 11, 2017

As we move further towards the official start of the summer season the
climate is progressively warming, though conditions remain very
comfortable, with high temperatures averaging about 85 degrees, mild
considering the time or year. Winds have been predominately from the
Pacific, out of the southwest, in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and
further north ocean conditions have been much calmer, this is also where
the ocean temperatures are reaching up to 80 degrees, while on the Pacific
side of Cabo San Lucas the water temperatures are in the 67 to 70 degree
range. So all of the fishing activity is now on the Sea of Cortez side of
the Peninsula, from Chileno towards Vinorama. Very green water on the
Pacific, with the cleanest blue water now found north of Punta Gorda and
towards the San Luis Bank.

Bait supplies are mostly consisting now of caballito and mullet, only very
limited amounts of sardinas are being netted, they commonly migrate
elsewhere this time of year as the warmer currents move in. More schools of
bolito are moving onto the offshore fishing grounds, always a very
favorable sign, as they are a preferred food source for many gamefish.

The action for striped marlin was much improved this week, though now with
the full moon phase these fish can become more finicky during daylight
hours. One of the more productive spots was the 1150 area, with many
charters reportedly having three or four hooks ups per outing, the stripers
were coming up on trolling lures and rigged baits, as well as being spotted
tailing on the surface and striking on dropped back baits, sizes ranged to
130 lb. The billfish were found spread out through the region, but not as
numerous as they were on the grounds further offshore.

With the warmer water we are finally seeing some dorado appear, still no
significant numbers, but at least they are showing up on a daily basis,
most of them weighing in the 5 to 15 lb. range, there were a few reports of
larger bulls hooked up and lost. Wahoo were also in the mix, anglers
reported hooking into these speedsters while trolling various baits as well
as on Rapalas, again no numbers, but a chance at a couple of fish, weights
ranged from 20 to 35 lb.

Yellowfin tuna often become more picky during the full moon period, but
they are definitely in the area, most of these fish are now concentrated
from the San Luis to Vinorama areas, ranging from smaller footballs to over
60 lb. Best chance of hooking a nicer sized yellowfin was while slow
trolling with live caballito. The tuna were shy though and anglers were
fortunate to land one or two, striking more frequently on lighter leaders

With the large influx of schooling mullet along the shorelines, this has
brought in increased numbers of roosterfish, last week we saw a lot of fish
in the 15 to 25 lb. class, but in recent days we have seen some much larger
roosters, included an 80 lb. class fish that was successfully landed and
carefully released.

Not all that much bottom fishing going on, as more anglers were now opting
to targeting other available species. So far we have yet to see the
amberjack and dogtooth appear close to shore over the rocky structure, but
we are expecting that this action could happen at any given time, as this
is the normal time frame in the coming weeks, with water temperatures now
near 80 degrees, that means anything can happen at any time.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 62 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 13 striped marlin, 11 wahoo, 14 dorado, 1
amberjack, 8 pompano, 3 bonito, 38 yellowfin tuna, 9 yellow snapper, 4
barred pargo, 8 leopard grouper, 5 island jack, 12 surgeon fish, 26
huachinango, 15 jack crevalle, 55 roosterfish, 1 yellowtail, 12 sierra and
55 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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