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 Sep 20, 2015; 03:35PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – September 13, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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This week started off with the passing of Hurricane Linda within several
hundred miles from the Los Cabos area, this system gained category three
status as it followed a path parallel with the Peninsula, before turning
further west and then weakening. The main impact felt in our region was
first off the closure of all port activities for both Tuesday and
Wednesday, as ocean swells became stormy and dangerous, with seas reaching
15 ft., winds were never too strong, some gusts up to 40 mph. There was
some much needed rainfall recorded, scattered, hard squalls at times in
isolated areas, on and off, as the outer bands of Hurricane Linda were
holding quite a bit of moisture, some areas reported up to 3 inches of
rain. Local Ports reopened on Thursday morning and each day since has
become calmer, though there has been a strong current running, which
contributed to greener water conditions. With weather now settled down, we
expect conditions to rebound quickly. Of course we are now in the midst of
the stretch in peak tropical storm season where things can change rapidly
over night, at this time no new named storms are to the south, there is one
area of low pressure that we will be monitoring closely for further
development. With local water temperatures now averaging from 84 to 88
degrees, conditions are still ripe for rapid storm formation if
environmental conditions dictate.



This is always the most tropical and humid time frame of the season, though
with a couple days of cloud cover and some rainfall, this was a welcome
relief from so much direct sun which had been prevailing, we can actually
start to feel the first signs of Fall Season in the air. The busy season
will be starting within a matter of weeks, time to prepare for the crowds
of anglers that are scheduled to arrive.



Charter fleets recently have been concentrating on the grounds from Santa
Maria, Red Hill, Gordo Banks, La Fortuna and Iman Bank. Although inshore
baitfish are now not as abundant as pre-storm, commercial pangeros were
able to net sardinas around the marina jetty area and just offshore they
were jigging up caballito as another bait source option. On the fishing
grounds themselves there were bolito, skipjack and chihuil schooling, these
were being used for whole and cut baits. Yet another option was to purchase
slabs of giant squid for use as additional chum and chunk, always a good
deal when specifically targeting the giamt yellowfin tuna. Red Hill had
been a hot spot for the schooling tuna, lots of fish up to 20 pounds,
though this action then shifted south towards Santa Maria. Before the storm
the water had been clean and the wahoo action was good, especially to the
north of Punta Gorda, many wahoo to 30 pounds were landed as anglers
trolled lures and baitfish. Now we wait for clean water to return and we do
ecpect that action will pick back up.



The larger grade of yellowfin tuna are still holding around the Gordo
Banks, first day out after the storm there was a 145 lb. and 294 lb. tuna
brought in to La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos. Also a blue marlin was landed
from a 23 ft. panga based out of Puerto Los Cabos Marina that was estimated
to weigh over 700 lb., it was taken on a large live bait on the Iman Bank.
There was also a 300 lb. class black marlin landed, as well as a number of
sailfish and striped marlin, so definitely some variety available.



Strong currents made it tough to fish the bottom structure, though a
handful of snapper, pargo species were landed, both on baits and yo-yo
jigs, as currents slack these fish should become more active. Dorado were
once again few and far between, after a flurry of action the past couple of
weeks, as water cleans back up, we should see more of these dorado in the
fish counts.



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: 1 black marlin, 2 blue marlin, 9 sailfish, 4
striped marlin, 22 wahoo, 17 dorado, 310 yellowfin tuna, 25 white skipjack,
10 bonito, 18 rainbow runner, 5 dogtooth snapper, 10 yellow snapper, 7
cabrilla and 8 barred pargo.



Good fishing, Eric







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619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
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 Sep 20, 2015; 03:31PM - 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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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
bolito.



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,
etc…


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





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GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 30, 2015; 12:21PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo August 29, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Now into the final month of the summer season and weather patterns have
remained calm off of the Southern Baja Peninsula, at this time there is
Hurricane Jimena now gaining strength, positioned over 1000 miles to the
west of Cabo San Lucas, this system is nearing major hurricane status and
we are all fortunate that it is heading in a direction far from land.
Crowds of tourists remained light, though vacationers are enjoying the
clear and calm conditions, though it is very tropical, warm and humid now,
need to remember to stay hydrated. We are seeing some afternoon
thundershowers over the mountains to the north, though not as concentrated
as in past weeks. We will be following weather forecasts very closely for
the next month, this is historically when storm systems can develop rapidly.



Water temperatures have ranged from 84 degrees on the Pacific, to an
average of 87 degrees in the direction of the Sea of Cortez. Swells have
been light for this time of year, strong currents on occasions and calm
seas early in the day, with breezes picking up in the afternoon, but no
heavy winds to report. Overall the ocean water conditions have steadily
improved throughout the week, no more greenish water to report, clarity is
clean and blue to within a mile of shore. With these improving conditions
we have seen more numbers of dorado, wahoo and even bottom species biting.
Most fleets have been finding the most consistent action from the Gordo to
the Iman Banks.



Bait supplies near the marina consisted of sardinas and caballito, sardinas
were plentiful, but often were not able to be netted until about 7 a.m.
when schools moved close to shore. On the fishing offshore grounds there
have been chihuil, bolito, skipjack and small sized yellowfin tuna, all of
which can be used for bait targeting larger gamefish. Strips of giant squid
also remained an option, found in some of the local super markets.
Yellowfin tuna have been found in a wide range of sizes, from 5 lb. to over
300 lb. Best chances for the largest yellowfin tuna has been mainly around
the Gordo Banks, no big numbers, but this is the best it has been so far
this summer, while Iman Bank has produced greater numbers of fish in the
football to 60 pound size. This is also where dorado action has come alive
in recent days, most do-do’s weighed under 15 lb. Wahoo action has really
come to life with the cleaner inshore ocean conditions, hot spot just to
the north of Punta Gorda. Several anglers reported having up to a half
dozen solid wahoo strikes while trolling Rapalas and other favored lures,
sizes were in the 20 to 40 lb. class, bite was not only early in the
morning, some days best action was encountered late morning.



Anglers found mixed success off of the bottom structure, there were
dogtooth up to 55 lb. landed, amberjack to 50 lb., a few yellowtail to 35
lb., grouper to 40 lb., barred pargo to 15 lb., quality yellow snapper as
well, surgeonfish and rainbow runner. Great variety for quality species, no
significant numbers, but great to have this option, all in the same area as
where the other highly sought after surface fish were being found.



Billfish are hanging around large concentrations of baitfish, chances at a
offshore grand slam now, with sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin all
being hooked into on any given day, something you do have to target and put
some time into, but the opportunities are definitely there.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 50 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 6 striped marlin, 3 blue marlin, 3 black
marlin, 9 sailfish, 17 wahoo, 58 dorado, 530 yellowfin tuna, 7 dogtooth
snapper, 6 amberjack, 3 yellowtail, 9 cabrilla, 2 broomtail grouper, 15
bonito, 18 rainbow runners, 13 yellow snapper, 16 barred pargo and 2
surgeonfish.



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 30, 2015; 12:17PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – August 23, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

August 23, 2015





Tropical Storm activity remains calm in the Eastern Pacific, last week
there was a substantial southern swell, this has now weakened and ocean
conditions have been calm in recent days. We are seeing typical summer time
tropical weather patterns, practically every afternoon there have been
local thundershowers developing over the mountainous area to the north of
San Jose del Cabo, rarely do these squalls ever reach the coastline. Always
a bit unpredictable this time of year, we need to monitor all weather
forecasts closely. With no new storms presently seen on the horizon it
appears that this coming week should be favorable.



With reports coming out of Cabo San Lucas and the East Cape region,
apparently the most consistent fishing action has been centered on the
grounds from the Gordo Banks to Iman Bank. With the ocean swell residing,
the commercial fleet was able to find better supplies of sardinas, these
have been the preferred baitfish available for targeting the yellowfin tuna
action, the tuna have dominated all of the activity recently. On the Gordo
Banks is where the largest sized yellowfin have been lurking, though this
action has been hit or miss, with only a few of these tuna actually being
landed. The area where greater numbers of the yellowfin are being accounted
for, is on the Iman Bank, situated north of the Gordo Banks and within
several miles of shore. Water temperatures have been in the 86/88 degree
range and clarity has improved since the passing of the swells. Currents
remain strong at times. Anglers had good success while drift fishing with
sardinas, strips of squid and on cut bolito or skipjack. Most of the tuna
on the Iman Bank were in the 8 to 15 lb. class, but there have been some
40, 50 and to over 70 pound fish mixed in. Also some Eastern Pacific
Bonito, also referred to as white tuna and are normally a cold water
species reaching to over 15 pounds.



Dorado action remained at a standstill, but actually for the past couple of
days now we have finally seen a few numbers of medium sized fish accounted
for, these fish were accounted for on the same grounds as were the tuna.
Billfish action is scattered now, you could have multiple chances per day
or not even have a hook up, depending on which grounds being targeted on a
given day. It is the time of year that sailfish, striped, blue and black
marlin are all found on the same traditional grounds. Wahoo were being
found sporadically on trolled lures, more often closer to shore, from La
Laguna to La Fortuna not many were landed, more often missed strikes,
damaging skirted lures, not many anglers actually targeting wahoo now,
these fish are known to become less active in very warm currents, they are
also one of the more unpredictable fish, so you can never tell when they
might become aggressively active.



Off the bottom structure, there have not been any big numbers of a
particular species, though there have been some quality catches accounted
for, even a couple of yellowtail off of the Gordo Banks, as well as
amberjack, cabrilla, grouper, dogtooth snapper, bonito, yellow snapper and
red snapper (huachinango).



Light crowds of tourists and visiting anglers this summer, as long as the
weather holds, it is the perfect time to try to land a personal best super
cow yellowfin tuna.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 54 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 7 sailfish, 8 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin, 1
black marlin, 11 dorado, 385 yellowfin tuna, 5 dogtooth snapper, 3
amberjack, 4 wahoo, 2 yellowtail, 11 cabrilla, 1 broomtail grouper, 34
bonito, 22 rainbow runners, 14 yellow snapper, 6 barred pargo and 18
huachinango.



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 30, 2015; 12:15PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – August 16, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

August 16, 2015





With summer progressing the weather has remained calm for the Los Cabos
region, recent storm development has seen tropical systems following tracks
heading far off to the west. Presently there is a low pressure area off of
mainland Mexico that appears favorable for further tropical formation, with
forecasts having this system follow a path paralleling the Baja Peninsula,
several hundred miles from any impact on land. The next six weeks are
historically the period when the highest numbers of hurricanes have
impacted the Southern Baja area, so we will be following weather updates
closely.



With Southern California now experienced epic, almost unprecedented action
for tuna, yellowtail, dorado, striped marlin and other gamefish, local
sportfishing fleets are seeing lighter crowds than during previous summers.
The main species now being targeting locally has been the yellowfin tuna,
supplies of sardinas are now becoming more scarce and with surf conditions
now increasing and coinciding with early morning low tides, we expect this
bait resource will become even more scattered in the coming weeks. Many
anglers are searching out other bait options, local super markets have been
selling slabs of giant squid and this has been one of the more productive
options available for drift fishing the tuna. The consistent tuna bite on
the Iman Bank has continued, in recent days the action turned on best later
in the morning, most of the yellowfin caught off of these grounds were
ranging in the 6 lb. to 50 lb. class. The spot where a handful of very very
large yellowfin tuna have been lurking is on the Gordo Banks, with three
more tuna of 300 lb. or more landed this past week. Not any significant
numbers yet for these larger cows and the bite for the smaller grade tuna
also becoming a little less productive, this area has had heavy pressure
now for three weeks, also water clarity has been greenish due to Pacific
currents pushing this direction and this seems to have slowed the action.
Ocean temperatures remains in the 86/87 degree range, chances are that it
will stay in the upper 80’s until the early fall season.



Billfish have been scattered, trolling available larger baitfish around the
Gordo Banks has been one of the best techniques for having chances at
sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin or the cow sized tuna, which are
now all hanging around these grounds, so you never know what you might hook
into on any given day. Trolling with skipjack, bolito and small yellowfin
tuna are all proven big gamefish producers, though this is the type of
fishing where a lot of patience is needed. With hook ups on these fish
being few and far between, more charters have been concentrating around the
Iman Bank, where there has been better chances at catching more numbers.
East Cape charters continue to make the long run south to these same
grounds, must mean that they do not have much going on off of their more
local fishing grounds.



No really consistent bottom action going on now, a handful of snapper/pargo
species, an occasional amberjack, dogtooth snapper, cabrilla or grouper,
strong currents has made this structure action more difficult and at times
even when the currents slacked, the fish just did not seem to be very
active.



We expect that the coming weeks will bring even more reports of monster
yellowfin tuna or larger sized marlin, as this is always known as the time
when big fish are hanging around on local grounds, attracted by the huge
concentrations of natural food sources.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 58 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 9 sailfish, 7 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin, 1
black marlin, 188 yellowfin tuna, 2 yellowtail, 3 dogtooth snapper, 4
amberjack, 2 wahoo, 6 cabrilla, 2 broomtail grouper, 18 bonito, 18 rainbow
runners and 27 mixed pargo species.



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 11, 2015; 02:57PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – August 9, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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Anglers –

August 9, 2015



The Eastern Pacific remains calm in the vicinity of Southern Baja, though
at this time there is a powerful Hurricane Hilda brewing far off to the
west, present forecast has it passing to the north of the Hawaiian Islands.
Locally the conditions have been very tropical, with occasional
thundershowers over the mountainous regions, ocean swells have been light,
currents have been strong, greenish water had pushed in after south winds
from last week, though water clarity has showed improvement in recent days.
This week the larger high stake tournament season kicked off with the East
Cape Bisbee event, though overall crowds have been light as we move into
the warmest period of the year and everyone is anxiously following weather
reports for any development of tropical storms that might impact local
interests.



Yellowfin tuna remain the main species being encountered by anglers, using
sardinas for bait on the Iman Bank has been where the most consistent
action is being encountered. Sardinas have been found schooling near the
Puerto Los Cabos Marina Jetty’s, though these schools are not as plentiful
as during the previous weeks, showing signs of impact from heavy pressure,
since this has been the only area locally where these baitfish have been
available. Some anglers are shopping for slabs of giant squid at local
super markets as another option and this has been paying off. Average size
for the yellowfin has been in the 10 to 50 lb. range, though the recent
tournament did produce a couple of tuna in the 150 to 170 lb. class. Lots
of charter boats have been congregating on the Iman Bank, coming from as
far as the East Cape or Cabo Lucas, since this is where the best bite has
been, heavy pressure has meant that the fish have become more finicky and
anglers were finding better success while using lighter leaders, though
that can be a problem when hooking into larger fish. No huge numbers of
fish now, though most charter are catching fish and many have been
accounting for tuna in the 50 lb. class.



Still no dorado being reported, only an occasional wahoo and the billfish
bite has been scattered, with more blue marlin in the 100 to 200 lb. class
being found, a few black marlin as well, as well as some sailfish and
striped marlin. Last week a 553 lb. blue marlin was weighed in, caught on a
private boat on the Pacific Finger Bank, a bit out of range for normal day
charters.



Off the bottom there have been a mix of pargo, occasional amberjack,
triggerfish, bonito, white tuna, cabrilla, dogtooth snapper and even a
handful of larger sized roosterfish, which seem to like hanging out in the
deeper water where they are finding a variety of natural baitfish
congregating, this has been a trend in recent years. Anglers hooking into
heavy fish over the deeper structure, only to find out they have a big 40
to 60 lb. roosterfish instead of an amberjack or grouper.



Not much inshore action at this time of year, action is centered over the
offshore grounds, this is where all of the bolito, skipjack and other food
sources are congregated.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 60 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 3 blue marlin, 1 black marlin, 9 sailfish, 6
striped marlin, 6 wahoo, 205 yellowfin tuna, 5 dogtooth snapper, 6
amberjack, 14 cabrilla, 19 white skipjack tuna, 3 roosterfish and 28 mixed
pargo species.



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 6, 2015; 01:54AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – August 2, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

August 2, 2015



As we start a new month there are no new storm systems on the horizon that
are forecast to affect Southern Baja. At this time Hurricane Guillermo is
far off to west, following a path towards Hawaii, but is supposed to weaken
before impact the island chain. Locally the weather has been very warm and
humid, though skies have been clear, none of the afternoon thunder storms
since last weekend. Ocean swells have been moderate, with water
temperatures holding in the 86/87 degree range. Light afternoon breezes
made for very comfortable conditions for anglers.



The action on the Gordo Banks for past couple of weeks, which had been for
mostly very small sized yellowfin tuna, has now faded out, still a few
marlin being hooked into from these grounds, both black and blue marlin, a
handful of striped marlin and sailfish. This past week there were marlin to
over 300 lb. landed, these fish were striking on trolled skipjack or tuna.



With supplies of sardinas still maintaining fleets in the vicinity of the
marina jetty the action now has switched north to the Iman Bank, using the
small sized sardina baitfish anglers were finding a grade of yellowfin tuna
in the 10 to 50 lb. class. No significant numbers, but most charters were
accounting for two, three, four of five tuna per morning. Off the bottom
this area produced some huachinango, dogtooth snapper, cabrilla and
triggerfish, again no big numbers, but a few quality fish were reported.



Dorado continue to virtually nonexistent, a combination of factors likely
the cause for this. Finding any action while surface trolling open waters
was difficult, more action was accounted for while using baitfish, drift
fishing over the structure where fish were concentrated. Just a handful of
wahoo were found, most of these while trolling early in the day with
Rapalas.



No inshore action to speak of either, just a few roosterfish hanging
around, the season for this gamefish is nearing the end. Though there is
always a chance at finding a roosterfish lingering around the marina jetty
where there are concentrations of various baitfish.



Eastern Pacific appears to be on track of having a strong el Niño warm
water phenomena that can cause havoc on normal fish migrations patterns. We
still have over two months of tropical storm season to deal with, so we
will monitored weather forecasts frequently.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 66 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 2 black marlin, 1 yellowtail, 5 sailfish, 4
striped marlin, 1 blue marlin, 2 wahoo, 190 yellowfin tuna, 13 dogtooth
snapper, 1 gulf grouper, 4 amberjack, 8 cabrilla, 1 surgeonfish, 22 white
skipjack tuna, 4 roosterfish and 32 huachinango (red snapper).



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 27, 2015; 06:55PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – July 26, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

July 26, 2015



Last week Hurricane Dolores threatened to impact the Southern Baja region,
but never amounted to much at all, as the system veered further west.
Keeping it far enough away to cause any damage at all, actually very little
rainfall was accounted for, the system dumped more rainfall in Southern
California than it did in Los Cabos. Port closure was lifted on Saturday
and conditions have been improving every day since. Ocean swells have
diminished to moderate levels, mid-week we had six foot swells for a day or
so, but this swell has weakened once again. Even though forecasts have
called for variable percentages of rainfall every day, it has been mostly
dry on the coast, with the exception of very limited isolated showers
quickly moving through. In the mountainous area north of the airport and to
La Paz, they reported greater measurable rainfall. We had been monitoring
recent development of Tropical Storm Felicia, but this storm moved far to
the west and quickly downgraded to a depression, causing no impact at all
locally, except for increasing tropical humid conditions. Slight breezes in
the afternoon have helped to keep conditions bearable.



Ocean temperatures are now reaching the upper 80 degree levels, with most
of the area now being in the 86/87 degree range, slightly cooler on the
Pacific side of the peninsula. Water clarity quickly rebounded with calmer
seas, blue water was found close to shore. Billfish activity has been
centered around the 1150 and 95 spots, as well as on the Gordo Banks.
Charters have been finding mixed success while trolling lures and various
rigged baitfish, with more numbers of blue marlin starting to move in, as
well as some lingering striped marlin and a few sailfish. Many charters
were accounted for multiple billfish days, while others told stories of
large fish being hooked, only to be lost.



The most consistent bite for the local panga fleet has been on the Gordo
Banks for smaller grade of yellowfin tuna, these fish were striking best on
sardinas, which remained available near the marina jetty in the early
morning, these fish ranged up to 10 lb., mixed in with white and black
skipjack. There are a few big yellowfin moving on to these same grounds and
early in the week we saw the first super cow of the season landed, this
tuna was hooked from a 22 ft. panga while soaking a bolito for bait on the
Inner Gordo, the fish took two hours to land on 60 lb. tackle with use of a
80 lb. leader, the yellowfin was weighed in at a whopping 331 lb. Quite an
achievement on a set up that was being rigged up for targeting dogtooth
snapper, which have also been lurking on the Inner Gordo Bank. Several
dogtooth snapper were being hooked into each day from this spot, with many
of these hook ups lost due to broken off leaders. The dogtooth that were
actually landed were weighing in the 30 to 55 lb class.



Dorado continue to be very scarce, just not many being found, who knows
what is going on to cause this lack of these normallyy abundant summer
season species., most likely these fish are searching out cooler Pacific
currents and different food sources. Wahoo were not being found either, not
really surprising, as these fish become sluggish in such warm waters.
Roosterfish action along the coastal stretches faded out, though an
occasional roosterfish was being found, some of these were up to 40 lb.



Still plenty of sharks being hooked into, they seemed to quiet down
immediately after the high swells passed, but in recent days they have
become a nuisance once again. Off the bottom a few cabrilla, amberjack,
yellowtail snapper, huachinango were rounding out catches. One 30 lb.
yellowtail was landed, not an everyday catch in 86 degree water, as these
jacks prefer cooler currents.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 68 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 yellowtail, 8 sailfish, 7 striped marlin, 4
blue marlin, 8 dorado, 430 yellowfin tuna, 12 dogtooth snapper, 6
amberjack, 5 cabrilla, 15 yellow snapper, 11 jack crevalle, 120 white
skipjack tuna, 14 bonito, 7 roosterfish and 14 huachinango (red snapper).



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 27, 2015; 06:52PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – July `19, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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Anglers –

July `19, 2015



After a quiet few weeks of calm weather with no tropical storm activity,
things became busy once again in the Eastern Pacific. With two named
systems developing quickly early in the week, Hurricane Dolores and
Tropical Storm Enrique, of which only Dolores moved close enough to impact
Southern Baja, this storm reached category four strength at one point while
churning over warm waters some 200 plus miles west of Cabo San Lucas, we
all felt fortunate that this storm stayed far enough from land to not cause
any devastating damage. The main impact we felt was that all ocean
activities were halted on Tuesday, as the Ports of Cabo San Lucas and
Puerto Los Cabos were closed with posted Red Flag conditions. There was
only scattered rainfall felt, more of this towards Todo Santos, with winds
to 30 mph, ocean swells peaked close to 15 feet high on Thursday. We do
expect that the Ports will reopen over the weekend sometime and
sportfishing charters and other outdoor activities will resume.



Prior to the stormy ocean conditions forcing port closures we were seeing
improved action for yellowfin tuna and dorado. Dorado were just making more
of a presence before the latest storm system, weights up to 20 lb. Most of
the yellowfin were smaller 5 to 10 lb. fish, though there were some larger
tuna in the area. Skipper Chame Pino on the super panga “Killer II” out of
La Playita landed a 140 pound yellowfin tuna off of the Gordo Banks while
using a fresh lively bolito for bait. This area has been plagued with
sharks recently, making it hard to keep a bait in the water long enough
without having a shark grab onto it, before any other gamefish has a
chance. Hopefully these pesky sharks move elsewhere soon so that anglers
have more opportunities. Ocean temperatures were nearing the 85 degree
range in some areas, likely that currents have cooled slightly with choppy
seas through much of the week, clarity will be stirred up for a bit as
conditions take time to rebound.



Live bait sources remained much the same, with caballito and a mix of some
moonfish being available. Only limited supplies of sardinas were found for
a few days before the storm, now bait suppliers will need to search all
over again for possible resources.



Roosterfish had become much more scattered during the past week, most
productive reports came from areas near Vinorama, where good numbers of
quality sized roosterfish were encountered. Only a handful of dogtooth
snappers were reported, most of these were seen very briefly, as they
engulfed slow trolled bait and immediately headed for the nearest rock
outcropping to cut the leader. Time we should see these big snapper showing
up on the offshore banks.



There continued to be chances at early morning action off of San Luis Bank
for red snapper (huachinango) while working yo-yo jigs, with some of these
fish nearing 15 lb., though this action was showing signs of slowing down
in the rapidly warming waters.



Billfish action was scattered, no particular hot spot, warmer currents had
the main migration of striped marlin moving towards Southern California.
Sailfish were encountered in limited numbers, as we near August we expect
more black and blue marlin to arrive on the local fishing grounds. With all
of the smaller sized yellowfin tuna now present, these are a favored food
source for big gamefish.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 21 charters for storm shortened week, with
anglers reporting a fish count of: 1 sailfish, 2 striped marlin, 26 dorado,
2 wahoo, 78 yellowfin tuna, 1 dogtooth snapper, 7 yellow snapper, 6 jack
crevalle, 9 bonito, 16 roosterfish and 18 huachinango (red snapper).



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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 27, 2015; 06:49PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers – July `12, 2015
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo



Anglers –

July `12, 2015



As school sessions end for the summer break we are now seeing more family
vacationers arrive in Los Cabos, they have been greeted with calm, warm and
humid patterns this past week. Distance tropical low pressure areas off to
the west have created more tropical conditions, though winds have been
light and skies very clear, moderate swells and clear blue water being
found close to shore. Only rainfall reported has been to the north of San
Jose del Cabo, near Miraflores and Santiago, vegetation is lush green in
this region, compared to the parched desert landscape south of the airport,
this is the normal pattern July through September, while coastal rainfall
is more often associated with storm systems from the south, not like local
thunderstorms that develop over the mountains north of San Jose del Cabo.



Ocean water temperatures have risen up to 85 degrees in areas, clear blue
water for the most part, varying currents, raging at times, fleets are
fishing over a wide span, searching for more productive waters. Billfish
action slowed, warmer water can make striped marlin very sluggish and the
majority of these stripers migrate towards California during the summer. A
handful of sailfish are now moving in, and there have been blue marlin hook
ups as well, though these fish are very scattered and not very active at
this time. The offshore fishing grounds are holding schools of bolito and
this past week we have seen more and more small football sized yellowfin
tuna arrive, they are usually a good indicator for attracting large
predators such as black and blue marlin. On the local Gordo Banks, this
action usually peaks during the months of August, September and October.



Dorado are even more scattered than the billfish are, only an occasional
fish being encountered, mixed sizes up to 20 lb., striking mainly in open
water on lures, this is the time of year where we normally see larger
concentrations of these popular gamefish. Wahoo have been elusive as well,
but everyday a few of these speedsters have been accounted for off of the
spots ranging from Red Hill, La Fortuna, to Iman Bank. The majority of the
wahoo strikes were taken on trolled Rapalas.



Panga fleets out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina, continue to target
early morning action on the San Luis Bank for red snapper (huachinango),
anglers working yo-yo jigs off of the structure were hooking into quality
snapper weighing in 6 to 12 lb. class. This bite has tapered off compared
to the past couple of weeks, though there is still a good chance at landing
four or five of these snapper, with the only real productive time being
early in the morning, after the sun starts to rise these fish shut down and
most charters will then scout out other options offshore or inshore.



This season we have seem very limited activity for dogtooth snapper along
the rocky shoreline, only an accessional story being told, most of them
involving massive strikes that results in broken lines. The main action
being targeted along the shoreline now has been for roosterfish, though
this action became more difficult the past week, water clarity was crystal
clear in many stretches and this can make these fish spooky. Anglers that
went further north near Vinorama did report great action on larger sized
roosterfish, apparently they witnessed some truly epic feeding frenzy
activity.



An unusual catch was made by a commercial pangero the other day as he was
returning into the marina channel area and was slow motoring, while leaving
a moonfish out on a line, he hooked and landed a 30 lb. snook, all in front
of local crowd hanging at the La Playita fillet stations, not an everyday
catch.



The past couple of days we have seen some sardinas being found and then
sold by the bait suppliers to charters operating in the direction of Iman
Bank, these baitfish were found along the beach north of Vinorama, smaller
in size, but are the first sardinas we have seen in at least two months and
were being used to catch good numbers of smaller sized yellowfin tuna, most
in the 5 to 8 lb. range, though a few tuna in the 30, 40 to 50 lb. range
were also landed, some of these on yo-yo jigs or strips of squid. It is now
the time of year where we see larger yellowfin moving on to the local Banks
such as the Gordo Banks, Iman and San Luis. Last year there was a flurry of
big tuna action in early August, time will tell what happens this season.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 75 charters, with anglers reporting a fish
count of: 5 sailfish,14 striped marlin, 16 dorado, 17 wahoo, 135 yellowfin
tuna, 3 amberjack, 8 cabrilla, 14 yellow snapper, 12 jack crevalle, 24
bonito, 24 roosterfish and 105 huachinango (red snapper).



Good fishing, Eric








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