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 Oct 12, 2017; 06:41PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo October 8, 2017
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

October 8, 2017



We are now seeing increasing numbers of tourists and visiting anglers
arrive in Los Cabos, as the fall season is now underway, in another couple
of weeks things will be crazy busy.. Weather patterns have settled down,
calmer days, though still quite warm and humid due to low pressure systems
forming further to the south, none of this is expected to have any impact
with land, just makes it more humid and tropical, increase in swell
expected over the weekend. The Baja landscape has definitely transformed to
lush green foliage.



The majority of the fleets based out of Puerto Los Cabos Marina are now
fishing the grounds from the Gordo Banks to Iman, San Luis and Vinorama.
Bait options have included sardinas, caballito and slabs of squid. Most
consistent action recently was for yellowfin tuna, drift fishing with
various baits was the main technique and average size yellowfin was in the
6 to 15 lb. class, though these same grounds have produced larger tuna in
the 30 to 100 lb. range, though there were no big numbers of the larger
grade tuna, just mixed in with the smaller fish. Though there is definitely
a chance at hooking into a bigger fish. The largest Yellowfin reported
this week was taken on Friday by Frank Harbin, from Chico, Ca., while
fishing with Gordo Banks Pangas skipper Jesus Pino, the tuna weighed in
after a long three hour battle and having died down deep, then slowly
inched towards the surface. All around the numbers of fish caught increased
this week.



Dorado remained scattered and in limited quantity, most fish were under ten
pounds, only an occasional larger specimen accounted for. A few more wahoo
starting to be seen, most of these came from the San Luis Bank area and
were striking on Rapalas. Sizes ranged 20 to 35 lb. Though still no
significant numbers. Ocean water temperatures now in the 82 to 85 degree
range, when it cools down a few more degrees that usually helps make the
wahoo more active.



Minimal bottom action going on, an occasional red snapper, pargo,
amberjack, leopard grouper or triggerfish. Not a lot of billfish action
going on, but the anglers that did specifically target these, there were a
couple of black marlin landed this past week, other blue and blacks were
seen chasing hooked tuna, so even though these billfish are not being found
in big numbers, they were in the area, just need a lot of patience if
looking to hook into one.



The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 114 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 2 black marlin, 12 wahoo, 4 rainbow runner, 4
amberjack, 630 yellowfin tuna, 38 dorado, 1 sailfish, 5 yellow snapper, 23
huachinango, 8 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 2 barred pargo and 110
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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Oct 12, 2017; 06:39PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo September 24, 2017
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

September 24, 2017

Last week we were preoccupied following Tropical Storm Norma, local Ports
were shut down for three days, Saturday thru Monday, due to higher storm
swells, though the storm stalled and veered further off to the west and
never did impact land. Hardly any rainfall at all was reported in Los Cabos
and we felt 30 mph wind gusts, but basically we dodged a bullet this time.
We have now officially started the fall season, though with the high
humidity it still feels more like summer. Light crowds the past couple of
weeks, with people being more nervous about traveling during possibility of
storms moving through the area.

Fishing action has been mainly centered on the Gordo Banks and north to
Iman Bank. Early in the week water clarity was greenish near Iman and the
better action was found on the Gordo Banks, most common catches were for
yellowfin tuna in the 50 to 100 lb. class, drift fishing with strips of
sardinas, no big numbers of tuna being landed, though at times lots of
yellowfin could be seen breezing the surface, just very finicky in striking
the baits that had hooks in them. Anglers were doing well to land one or
two of these quality tuna. Later in the week bait suppliers found some
sardinas off the beach stretches further to the north and with the water
cleaning up on the Iman Bank the medium sized tuna in the 5 lb. to 30 lb.
range bit well there. Also some dorado in the mix, but most all under ten
pounds and not nearly as numerous as before the most recent storm system
passed by.

Some days the yellowfin tuna were more active early in the day, especially
on the Gordo Banks, but then things switched around and more action on
these grounds was found later in the day. Tuna of 170 lb., 238 lb. and
another close to 300 lb. were accounted for by groups of local anglers,
specifically targeting these larger tuna, putting in long extra hours and
bringing ample supplies of slabs of squid to continue chumming throughout
the day.

Anglers using yo-yo style jigs had mixed success on various red snapper,
pargo and amberjack, no big numbers, but a few nice fish accounted for, a
handful of nice yellowfin were also hooked into on these jigs.

Not much billfish action reported, though this week most anglers were
targeting the tuna or dorado action. There was a lack of skipjack and other
baitfish on the grounds early in the week, but as the week progressed and
water conditions stabilized, there was more bait schools being reported.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 46 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 wahoo, 44 dorado, 1 blue marlin, 3 rainbow
runner, 9 amberjack, 144 yellowfin tuna, 4 yellow snapper, 25 huachinango
and 85 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Oct 12, 2017; 06:35PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo September 17, 2017
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

September 17, 2017

Now in the final weeks of the summer season, we are seeing lighter crowds
of tourists, as families are now getting settled into the start of the new
Fall School semester. This is now peak time for tropical storms to develop
and potentially strike the Los Cabos area, this week is the three year
anniversary of the incredibly destructive Hurricane Odile. Two weeks ago we
felt the impact of a direct hit by TS Lidia, clean up and rebuilding is an
ongoing process. This week we have been following three separate tropical
systems off to the south of Southern Baja, Hurricane Max is now dissipating
as it made landfall in Southern Mexico, the other low pressure area off to
the west is not doing much, weakening and is circling far away from land.
The storm we are now carefully watching is Tropical Storm Norma, forecast
to reach category 1 hurricane status over the weekend. This system is
presently moving very slowly and gaining strength, latest forecast has
showed it veering further off the west, off of Todo Santos, but ii is
unpredictable exactly what path Norma will follow. So precautious
preparations are necessary, we are expecting storm surf surges to increase
as large as 15 ft. to 20 ft. on Sunday, hopefully not too high of winds and
surely we will have rainfall, hopefully nothing like the 27 plus inches we
endured from TS Lidia.

Calm conditions prevailed this past week, light winds in the afternoons,
mostly clear skies, very high humidity, slightly cooler temperatures at
night, with daytime heat index averaging 100 degrees. Ocean water
temperature has cooled slightly over the past couple of weeks, now
averaging 84 to 86 degrees. Off colored greenish currents are swirling
throughout the region, varied clarity in certain areas from day to day.
Most of the floating debris from the storm wash out has now dissipated.
The fishing has been on and off ever since the passing of Lidia, there were
good numbers of dorado found, though the majority were juvenile sized, an
occasional fish over 15 lb. Dorado were found in schools throughout the
region while trolling medium sized lures. Also they world readily strike on
a variety of bait.

Bait suppliers were able to find sardinas near shore early in the week and
along with strips of squid, these were the main bait options available. We
expect sardinas will not be obtainable over the weekend with high storm
swells, but as those reside hopefully sardina supplies will return and
remain steady. Yellowfin tuna were being found from the Gordo Banks and
towards the Iman Bank, action was sporadic, from scratchy to wide open,
depended a lot on clarity and currents that were running at a given time.
Often the yellowfin tuna were seen boiling on the surface, but they proved
to be finicky, some days biting right off the bat early, then slim
pickings, coming back up late, hard to predict. Average size tuna was in
the 10 to 15 lb. class, yellowfin tuna to over 50 lb. were accounted for,
though numbers were limited. Reports of tuna to 100 lb. seen in the mix,
though the larger grade of tuna have not been striking much. The majority
of all tuna action was found while drift fishing with strips of squid or
sardinas.

Only a handful of wahoo strikes reported, more of them lost than actually
landed. We expect when the water temperatures cool off a bit more and we
see cleaner blue water back close to shore, that wahoo activity will
improve. Billfish were scattered, a few sailfish, striped, blue and black
marlin hook ups reported, though we only had limited numbers of angler
visiting now and most of these were preferring to target species such as
tuna and dorado. No bottom or inshore action to really report on, besides a
few red snapper and triggerfish.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 49 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 6 sailfish, 12 white skipjack,
155 dorado, 3 wahoo, 170 yellowfin tuna, 5 yellow snapper, 14 huachinango
and 42 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Oct 12, 2017; 06:31PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo August 27, 2017
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

August 27, 2017



There were greater crowds of anglers arriving this past week, possibly
taking advantage of the calm weather patterns and wide open yellowfin tuna
action. With no new tropical storms having developed on the horizon at this
time, all looks okay for the coming days. This time of year the weather can
change quickly, so you have to work when the conditions are favorable.
Tropical conditions continue, high humidity, scattered cloud cover, light
winds, calm ocean swells, all making for great conditions offshore for
anglers.



Charters have been relying on slabs of squid and live sardinas for bait,
surprising to actually see the sardinas this time of year, usually these
baitfish would be scattered by this late in the summer, mainly due to
higher surf conditions and too warm of water temperatures for their liking.
Surf conditions have been unusually light recently, this has given the
commercial bait fleet more opportunities to net the schooling sardinas.



The main action this past week was for the yellowfin tuna, an influx of
smaller sized fish in the 10 to 15 lb. class dominated the bite on the Iman
Bank, where fleets from as far as way as Buena Vista have been getting in
on this action. Best bet was drift fishing with free lined sardinas, limits
were the rule. Mixed in with the football sized tuna were white skipjack up
to 8 lb. and an occasional much larger yellowfin tuna in the 50 to 80 lb.
class, though those were few and far between. One tuna in the 150 lb. class
was also reported early in the week off of the Gordo Banks. This time of
year we would expect more numbers of quality sized tuna, we do believe they
are still in the area, but are hanging lower in the water column perhaps,
not wanting to compete with the greater number of smaller tuna, who knows
what is up with that.



With all of the yellowfin tuna around there have been more reports of black
and blue marlin being hooking into, early in the week there was one black
marlin brought into the scale that weighed in at

547 lb. Others in the 200 to 250 lb. range were also landed. Most of these
marlin strikes came while slow trolling larger baits, such as skipjack or
yellowfin tuna.



Only a couple of wahoo strikes were reported all week, these fish are just
not very active now in the warmer waters. Though we did see fair numbers of
dorado spread throughout the region, striking on trolled lures and various
baits. Average size for these fish was under 10 lb., with some exceptions
reaching up close to 20 lb.



This week we saw more dogtooth snapper than we have seen all summer, still
no significant numbers, but at least we are seeing them. These fish hit
while anglers were drift fishing and targeting yellowfin tuna, snapper up
to 45 lb. were landed, the Inner Gordo Bank produced the majority, but
others were also hooked into on the grounds from La Fortuna to the Iman
Bank.



Not much inshore fishing being done now, this action does usually fade out
this late in the season. Most fishing activity is now centered on the high
spots offshore.

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: 6 black marlin, 3 blue marlin, 2 striped marlin,
3 sailfish, 162 dorado,1 wahoo,9 dogtooth snapper, 8 yellow snapper, 660
yellowfin tuna, 125 white skipjack, 5 barred pargo, 13 leopard grouper, 1
pinto cabrilla, 13 huachinango, 5 amberjack and 44 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 13, 2017; 11:07PM - Gordo Banks Pangas
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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It seems that with each passing day the weather is becoming more humid,
increasing cloud cover, we have not had any rain recently, but presently we
are feeling the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin (now renamed TS Jova) which
had passed through the Gulf or Mexico and made land fall over Southern
Mexico. Forecast are for possible thundershowers over the weekend. Winds
have been very moderate, most likely will increase as this latest tropical
system passes through and moves off to the west. Swells have been very
light, though they are predicted to increase up to five or six feet by the
start of this coming week. Ocean water temperatures have been up into the
85/87 degree range.

The main species of gamefish being found now has been yellowfin tuna, areas
from the Gordo Banks to Iman Bank have been most productive, though
schooling of fish have been found spread out throughout the region as well.
Live bait has been limited to some mullet and caballito, also still a
chance at obtaining sardinas in limited quantities, this is only because
surf conditions have been so light, giving the bait netters a chance to
find some scattered schools of the sardinas, also on some days fleets are
bringing these baitfish down from areas further towards the East Cape.
Using strips of giant squid is now becoming more of an everyday deal. Some
chihuil and bolito have been jigged up at times on the offshore grounds and
are being used for slow trolling.

The yellowfin tuna are ranging in sizes from small footballs, to over 80
lb. The larger fish have been striking on strips of squid, sardinas or
trolled whole baits, on the Inner Gordo Banks and north on the Iman Bank.
Bite varied from day to day, some days fish bit early, some days later,
overall they proved to be more finicky and line shy, leaders not heavier
than 50 lb. were best. The full moon is now waning and these darkening
nights should help the bite get back on track. Average catches have ranging
from 1 or 2 tuna, up to 10, depending on size and where you happen to be on
a given day.

As it commonly occurs in August, it can be hard to find much variety,
besides the yellowfin tuna, a few scattered mostly small dorado, as well as
a handful of sailfish, an occasional wahoo sighting or missed strike,
angler’s did land one 35 lb. wahoo early in the week. Not much off the
bottom, strong current has been persistent and this made it even hard to
affectively work the bottom, a couple of dogtooth snapper, huachinango,
cabrilla, bonito, amberjack and triggerfish rounded out the structure
action.

Not many charters fished along the shoreline now, late in the season for
this, though we did hear of a few roosterfish being caught and released.
Billfish action was limited, though one black marlin of about 360 lb. was
landed and another couple of big marlin strikes were lost, also more
sailfish moving in with the warmer currents and of course some striped
marlin stragglers still hanging in the area, while most of these cooler
water marlin have moved towards Northern Baja.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 88 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 3 striped marlin, 4 sailfish, 16
dorado, 1 wahoo, 3 amberjack, 3 dogtooth snapper, 12 bonito, 8 yellow
snapper, 238 yellowfin tuna, 11 leopard grouper,2 pinto cabrilla, 18
huachinango, 9 roosterfish and 38 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 13, 2017; 11:05PM - Gordo Banks Pangas
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

Aug. 6, 2017

Light summer time crowds of anglers enjoyed calmer weather patterns this
past week, with no new tropical storms presently forming to the south, it
appears conditions will be favorable at least through the later part of
next week. It is hard to predict tropical weather forecast too far in
advance this time of year. Humidity has increased, August is always a muggy
month, there is more could cover, though heat is intense, with the combined
heat index nearing 110 degrees. Ocean water temperatures are warming daily,
up to an average of 87 degrees now, ocean swells are moderate, as no storms
are near at this time.

The main target species which has been cooperating is the yellowfin tuna,
with action now being found from the Gordo Banks, Cardon, Iman, San Luis to
Vinorama. Sizes for the tuna has ranged from 10 lb. to 80 lb. Most all of
this action has been found while drift fishing with various baits, from
live and dead sardinas, caballito, chunks of skipjack and strips of squid.
It is always beneficial to have as many bait options as possible for this
style of fishing. Some days these fish were hitting early, other days late,
so you also need to know how to ration your bait supplies accordingly. Just
in recent days the yellowfin have been more active on the Gordo Banks, this
will be a welcome relief for local fleets, which have had to travel as far
as Vinorama to find action and then compete with all of the East Cape
fleets that were traveling south to the same grounds. Numbers of tuna were
not huge, but many charters were accounting for up to five fish, with many
of these in the 40 to 70 lb. class, nice quality fish. A bit line shy as
well, so using 30 to 50 lb. tackle has produced more action, though also
many bigger fish have been broke off.

Wahoo and dorado were very sporadic, a scattering of mostly smaller sized
dorado and wahoo which had bit well last week, tapered way off this week,
as they often do become more sluggish when the water temperatures reaches
into the upper 80s. Billfish bite was slow as well, who knows what is up
with that. Plenty of sharks in the area, as many of the hooked up tuna were
being bit into as they neared the boats, from the size of the bite marks,
these were not small sharks.

Bottom action was not consistent, but produced a mix of huachinango,
amberjack, pompano, bonito and various cabrilla species. Highlight were a
few amberjack in the 40 to 50 lb. range. These fish were striking more
often on yo-yo style jigs, some on whole and cut baits.

Not much inshore fishing action being dome now, some anglers did scout this
option out, but did not have much to report, a few roosterfish, jack
crevalle and at least one dogtooth snapper.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 76 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 4 striped marlin, 2 sailfish, 22 dorado, 6
wahoo, 7 amberjack, 3 pompano, 1 dogtooth snapper, 8 bonito, 12 yellow
snapper, 202 yellowfin tuna, 14 leopard grouper, 4 spotted cabrilla, 55
huachinango, 11 jack crevalle, 6 roosterfish and 72 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 3, 2017; 02:12AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo July 23, 2017
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

July 23, 2017

Another week with light crowds and increasingly warmer weather. The latest
tropical storm which has developed off of Southern Mexico is named Greg, it
is following the recent trend and heading on a westerly track offshore, all
we felt from this system was perhaps more tropical climate with increased
humidity. Winds were relatively light, morning calmer, with breeze picking
up mid-day on. Ocean temperatures are back up in the 80 to 84 degree range
on the Sea of Cortez side of the Peninsula and on the Pacific Banks it is
about 78 degrees.

Sportfishing fleets have been fishing from Chileno, Palmilla, Gordo Banks,
to Iman and San Luis. Action was spread out now. Largest fish we heard of
was early in the week, a 428 lb. black marlin which was hooked into while
trolling a lure around the Gordo Banks, other highlight was a 100 lb. class
yellowfin tuna landed on Thursday. Most common catches were for a smaller
grade of 10 to 20 pound yellowfin, these fish were scattered throughout the
inshore region, striking on trolled hoochies and smaller Rapalas. This
action started out strong early in the week, was more spread out by the
weekend. These schooling tuna were not associated with porpoise, just found
in open water, along the inshore drop off.

A few more numbers of dorado, though most of these were under 8 lb., only
an occasional larger specimen seen. Tolling same type of tuna lures was the
best bet to find these fish. Inshore there was decent action for
roosterfish, hot spot perhaps off of the San Jose Hotel zone, fish to
over40 lb. were landed, also many juveniles mixed in.

The action off the bottom was up and down, one day good, next day slim,
mainly targeting red snapper (huachinango), in the 4 to 12 lb. range, found
near San Luis Bank and hooked up with yo-yo style jigs. Only a few
amberjack were found. No dogtooth snapper to speak of either, only a couple
of small ones. The months of July and August is when we normally to find
the largest of amberjack and dogtooth snapper, so our fingers are crossed
that these normal patterns are just running a little being typical
schedules.

Bait supplies consisted of mullet and caballito, some anglers are starting
to try their luck with strips of squid, but so far noting has been
consistent with that, need a larger grade of yellowfin to move in, it is
the time of year we do regularly see the quality grade tuna move in.

Some limited wahoo activity was reported this week, more strikes missed and
lures cut off than fish caught, this happened while trolling for the tuna,
though a couple of wahoo up to 25 lb. were landed. First of these we have
seen in a while. With inshore waters cleaning back up, blue water is what
wahoo prefer. If water temperatures become too much warmer these fish often
become more sluggish.

We heard of one 45 lb. class snook landed off the beach in the evening,
these world class fish are in the area, though you have to put in some
serious effort and be fortunate to land one.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 59 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 4 striped marlin,24 dorado, 2
wahoo, 8 amberjack, 16 bonito, 11 yellow snapper, 4 barred pargo, 185
yellowfin tuna, 10 leopard grouper, 2 dogtooth snapper, 84 huachinango, 9
jack crevalle, 68 roosterfish, 2 pompano and 22 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Aug 3, 2017; 02:09AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –



July 16 2017

Light crowds of tourists were feeling the real heat of the summer season
now, as weather patterns have stabilized, feeling more tropical, higher
humidity and lighter winds. Surf conditions were larger, as a result of two
distant hurricanes, Eugene and Fernanda, which formed off Southern Mexico
and headed off on northwesterly tracks. No impact on land was felt, except
for larger ocean swells and high humidity. Ocean temperatures have warmed
up into the 82 degree range on the Sea of Cortez side, the Pacific is still
slightly cooler. Water clarity has continued to improve, green water
inshore is showing improvement each day.

Live bait options consisted of caballito and mullet, some chihuil and
bolito were being found and used for trolling on the offshore grounds.
Inshore fishing action slowed with higher surf conditions, a scattering of
roosterfish and jack crevalle. Most fleets are working the grounds from
Iman to the San Luis Banks, this is where the most productive all around
action was encountered.

With the warming currents, the fast action for huachinango has slowed down,
though there were still some to be caught, all on yo-yo jigs, off of Iman
and San Luis Banks, also a mix of Eastern Pacific bonito, up to 10 lb.
These were the same grounds that quality sized yellowfin tuna were
schooling, not in huge numbers, but tuna in the 30 to 80 lb. range were
being hooked into on a daily basis. These yellowfin were also striking the
yo-yo jigs well this past week, not something they commonly do, usually
they prefer various whole or cut baits. Besides striking on yo-yo jigs,
these tuna also would hit while drift fishing or slow trolling baits. Most
charters were having chances at least for one or two tuna, other landed as
many as three of four. Many fish were lost as well, because these yellowfin
were a bit line shy, most anglers were using 40 to 50 lb. leaders in order
to have better chances at hooking up, resulting in a greater percentage of
lost fish as well.

As the ocean water temperature has warmed back up and as the present surf
swell resides, this could be the opportunity for dogtooth snapper to
finally go on the bite, so far this season we have seen very limited
activity from these larger of all pargo species. We did see a couple of
nice sized amberjack recently, this is the time of year when we see the
largest of these ambers of the season, not uncommon to see fish up to 80
lb. or more this month.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos
Marina sent out approximately 61 charters for the week, with anglers
reporting a fish count of: 3 striped marlin, 16 dorado, 7 amberjack, 32
bonito, 11 yellow snapper, 3 barred pargo, 89 yellowfin tuna, 13 leopard
grouper, 165 huachinango, 12 jack crevalle, 24 roosterfish and 26
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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 9, 2017; 02:10AM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –



July 2, 2017

Through another month, we now begin the first of the three true summer
months. Up until now we have felt relatively mild heat, a bit cooler than
normal throughout June. These conditions feel great for local residents, as
we know that soon enough we will endurance much warmer and humid times.
Last week Hurricane Dora formed and passed as a category one storm about
250 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, locally there were some limited
isolated rain squalls, did not amount to much at all though, as this system
quickly weakened as it passed over cooler Pacific waters.

We did feel some south winds, but much less and lighter than the previous
week. Though the ocean conditions remains turned over, as slack currents
are delaying the time it takes for conditions to rebound. Water temperature
is back up into the 74 degree range in the direction of San Jose del Cabo
and Los Frailes, out to about 10 to 15 miles the water is green, slowly
clearing, offshore the water is cleaner and up into the upper 70 degree
range. Though better fishing action is still be found closer inshore near
the Iman to San Luis Banks, charters that scouted grounds further offshore
did not reports much, some scattered yellowfin tuna early in the week for
charters out of Cabo San Lucas, but that action dissipated later in the
week. Not much being reported for billfish action, some striped marlin
being seen, but very few actual hook ups.

Bait supplies remained steady for caballito and mullet, not much else now,
even bolito on the fishing grounds vanished, as conditions eventually
recover we do expect the offshore grounds to attract the baitfish schools
and more gamefish following. In the meantime fleets found that the most
productive action was off the bottom, mainly on yo-yo type jigs for red
snapper and a few amberjack. The snapper, or huachinango were found mainly
on the San Luis bank, best bite was early in the day and these excellent
eating fish averaged 4 to 10 lb. We saw a few amberjack off these same
grounds, weight from 10 to 30 lb.

Only a few small sized dorado reported in recent days and a couple of
reported missed wahoo strikes. There were some quality sized yellowfin tuna
hooked into on the grounds from Iman to San Luis, anglers drift fishing or
slow trolling various baits had opportunities when putting in enough time,
there was one yellowfin close to 100 lb. landed mid-week, other days we
would see a few tuna in the 40 to 70 lb. class for all charters combined. A
few smaller football sized tuna were also hooked into on yo-yo jigs or
trolled hoochies, but numbers were light. Though with this grade of
yellowfin schooling in the green water, over the bottom structure we do
expect for the bite to become much more consistent as the clarity of the
water improves. Crazy now how the action is still better closer to shore
where the water clarity is greener, rather than further offshore in the
blue water. The deal is that there is more baitfish close to shore than
further out, the fish do need to follow their food supply.

For the charters that did try inshore areas for roosterfish, they did find
some activity, though these fish were more scattered due to off-colored,
cooler conditions, as well as the swells increasing earlier in the week due
to the passing of Hurricane Dora..

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: 4 dorado, 8 amberjack, 28 bonito, 18 yellow
snapper, 7 barred pargo, 29 yellowfin tuna, 9 leopard grouper, 1 dogtooth
snapper, 1 broomtail grouper, 235 huachinango, 10 jack crevalle, 12
roosterfish, 3 sierra and 28 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
 Jul 1, 2017; 05:29PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –



June 25, 2017



The official start to summer season began this week, though at this time
the climate feels cooler that you would normally expect at this time. With
high temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 80s. The conditions for
this entire past week was dominated by persistent swirling southern winds,
gusting to 30 mph at times. These relentless winds have turned over the
ocean conditions entirely, the week before we saw ocean temperatures
reaching up to 80 degrees in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and further
north, presently water temperatures in this same region are now in the 69
to 70 degree range, all the way to Punta Colorado and some fifteen miles or
more offshore.



So sportfishing fleets have been searching hard, with only so many options
available. The conditions on land actually felt pleasant, agreeable
temperature, though until these winds patterns settle down, we will be
plagued by cooler water conditions from the Pacific, as well as currents
being greenish for the first few miles out, eventually things will rebound,
but for now it is a waiting game and mainly fishing closer to shore for
what fish species might be cooperative. Bait supplies consisted of mullet
and caballito, surf conditions increased some and this made in more
challenging for the bait netters to find mullet, caballito were being
netted inside the marina channel where it was calmer.



With ocean water temperatures progressively cooler all week, and moving
farther offshore the all-around action became more limited. Earlier in the
week there were fair numbers of roosterfish found trolling baits along the
shoreline, some roosters to 50 lb. were reported, also jack crevalle and a
handful of sierra. A few dogtooth snapper to 20 lb. were landed, as well as
various structure species, island jack, pompano, yellow snapper,
huachinango, leopard grouper, broomtail grouper, amberjack, bonito and
triggerfish. No huge numbers, but decent variety and all quality eating
fish. As the week went on the bite fell off, cooler water shut down the
roosterfish and choppy conditions made it tough to even try and fish the
bottom structure.



A few yellowfin tuna to fifty pounds were landed, these from the grounds
from Iman to San Luis Banks, on yo-yo jigs or various baitfish. Also
limited number of dorado earlier in the week before water temperature
cooled so much. A few wahoo strikes were reported as well, so these pelagic
gamefish are still in the area and as conditions recover the action will
surely turn back around. These weather patterns are becoming even more
unpredictable and can be discouraging, but will recover soon enough, just
can be very unfortunate for anglers that arrived during this time frame.



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: 2 striped marlin, 5 dorado, 13 amberjack, 9
island jack, 4 pompano, 44 bonito, 9 yellowfin tuna, 30 yellow snapper, 6
barred pargo, 12 leopard grouper, 3 dogtooth snapper, 1 broomtail, 32
huachinango, 12 jack crevalle, 22 roosterfish, 1 parrot fish, 8 sierra and
35 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
WWW.GORDOBANKS.COM
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