12 May 2019 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

January 27, 2019



Similar to last week, lighter crowds of
anglers ow arriving. Windy conditions
prevailed most of the week, gusts from
the north. Water clarity was more
stirred up, also cooler currents
pushing in, ranging 72 to 74 degrees.
Daytime highs continue near 80 degrees,
morning cloud cover, burning off md
day.



Bait options were for caballito, slabs
of squid, chihuil, ballyhoo and
mackerel, no sardinas reported. Hard to
say where the sardinas are, this time
last year we did have a steady supply.

Majority of local charters were fishing
grounds from Red Hill to Iman and La
Fortuna, as well as the Gordo Banks. No
particular hot spot, very scattered
action from day to day.



The Gordo Banks was producing a quality
grade of yellowfin tuna, a few fish
brought in weighing near 100 lb. The
problem being that there were very few
of these fish being landed, on a normal
day we were just seeing a handful of
these yellowfin brought to the fillet
tables. The offshore action for the
tuna associated with porpoise faded out
some and was out of range of most boats
anyway, being 30 to 40 miles offshore.



With passing of recent full moon the
billfish action also became scattered,
still being found, but not in any
frenzy like past months. Despite cooler
waters, there were even a couple of
sailfish hooked into, though most
common has been the striped marlin,
averaging 60 to 100 lb.



Early in the week we saw a few wahoo
landed, from the La Fortuna area, squid
and chihuil was the main bait being
used. Only an occasional dorado seen in
the mix, scattered, no particular
location.



Bottom was limited, with lack of
charters, swift currents, choppy and
windy conditions, did not make for
ideal conditions. More triggerfish and
small snapper seen, only an occasional,
cabrilla or amberjack. One day the
commercial fleet imported some red
crabs and had good catches of red
snapper (huachinango.



Just an occasional smaller sized
roosterfish, sierra, or misc. snapper
being found close to shore, also a
chance at finding a stray dorado close
to shore.



The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 61
charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
4 striped marlin, 11 dorado, 24
yellowfin tuna, 4 wahoo, 84 bonito, 18
red snapper, 6 cabrilla, 8 yellow
snapper, 4 mohara, 18 tijareta, 3
amberjack, 5 roosterfish, 10 sierra and
75 triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric



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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com