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 Jan 15, 2020; 09:45PM - 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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January 12, 2020

We noticed a significant decline in
tourists this week, with schools now
back in session and work holidays over,
there are lighter crowds. Cooler
weather patterns continues, average
lows about 55 degrees, with highs about
76 degrees, so comparatively to
northern regions, still quite pleasant
for
mid-winter season. Wins from the north
continues, cycle of two or three
days, then residing, before picking
back up. On Friday winds increased to
20 plus mph, through Saturday as well,
actually closing down Cabo San Lucas
marina to vessels under 40 ft. Sunday
conditions are forecast to calm down.

Water temperature is on a cooling
trend, now in the 72 to 74 degree range
through much of the region, clarity
fluctuated, some very clean blue water
found close to shore, but other areas
being stirred up and off colored.
Transition period now for many gamefish
now, such as dorado and wahoo,
these fish prefer warmer waters and
will migrate further south, striped
marlin on the other hand prefer the
cooler waters, with peak season
normally in the winter and though
spring.

Earlier in the week there was a run of
pelagic crabs, drifting to the
surface in masses on local fishing
grounds, being scooped up in nets and
used for bait for red snapper.
Commercial fleet activity always ramps
up
when these red crabs appear. These
huachinango average 2 to 5 lb. and
reach
up to about 14 lb. Very prized eating
and a valuable commercial product.

Sportfishing fleets found more
scattered action with cooler choppy
conditions through much of the week,
best action was encountered fairly
close to shore, areas from Santa Maria
to La Fortuna, dorado in the 5 to 15
lb. class being most common, also some
roosterfish and sierra, using
caballito or ballyhoo was main method.
Bait options available from the
marina were for caballito, ballyhoo and
slabs of squid. Average catches
consisted of a couple of dorado, up to
five or six. We only saw a couple of
smaller sized wahoo come in all week.
Yellowfin tuna action was very slow
on local grounds, a handful of
yellowfin were landed earlier in the
week
off the local grounds, these fish
ranged from 10 lb., up to about 80 lb.,
though very few numbers. The area that
is producing cow sized tuna was the
Jaime Bank outside of Cabo San Lucas,
several long range San Diego vessels
were chumming these grounds this week,
local pangeros were making the long
run to get into this action, putting in
long days but returning with fish
to 200 lb. This being more of a
commercial prospect.

There was a lack of much billfish
activity, we are hearing of more
mackerel
moving in the direction off of San Jose
del Cabo, this should attract the
striped marlin, some are being seen
now, but very scattered. Also full moon
period as well, as things shift and
weather settles we are optimistic for
improved action.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 58 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 84 dorado, 16 yellowfin
tuna, 2 wahoo, 4 barred pargo, 32
sierra, 26 roosterfish, 3 cabrilla, 58
huachinango, 3 jack crevalle, 5 porgy
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
 Jan 15, 2020; 09:42PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: *GORDO BANKS PANGAS*

*January 5, 2020*

*Crowds of vacationers brought in the
New Year while visiting Southern
Baja’s Los Cabos destination.
Temperatures proved to be cool by local
standards, lows were in the 50s and
highs in the lower 70s, though still
very pleasant compared to most of North
America. Skies were clouds at times
early, with sunny burning through by
mid-morning. Winds were variable, the
period started with light breezes,
though through this weekend northern
winds increased, this made for rougher
ocean conditions and contributed to
pushing in cooler and off colored
currents. We are now in the season
where
conditions are cooling, north winds can
be predominant and patterns can be
unpredictable. Ocean temperatures were
now down in the 72 to 74 degree
range.*

*Bait supplies remained similar,
caballito being the main bait found in
the
marina, slabs of squid and ballyhoo
also offered. Schools of baitfish were
non consistent, very few mackerel, more
sardineta at this time. No reports
of sardinas being available. This
cooling trend normally would attract
mackerel and sardinas as well, so we
see what follows.*

*Early this week, before cool front
swept through, the all-around action
was good for a mix of dorado, wahoo and
some yellowfin tuna, as well as
roosterfish and some billfish migrating
into local waters. Things changed
significantly through the week, mainly
due to cold winds from the north
pushing in off colored colder current.
Dorado, which had been one of the
more common catches, all of a sudden
became very limited and scattered,
same for wahoo, they had been elusive,
but were showing signs of becoming
more active just before the weather
turned over. *

*Also the first part of the week saw
the yellowfin action starting to
rebound for some larger cow sized fish
in the vicinity of the Gordo Banks,
no big numbers, though a handful of
large yellowfin were brought in, the
largest was by a group of local anglers
from a small panga, fish was
brought in a night, weighing over 300
lb. Overall tuna bite had been slow
early in the week, then the north blow,
which helped shut down the wahoo
and dorado bite. But offshore of San
Jose del Cabo, anywhere from 4 to 8
miles, there were rapidly moving pods
of porpoise encountered, with the
yellowfin tuna moving among them. Tuna
ranging 10 to 30 lb. were being
landed, best techniques was drifting
under the porpoise with strips of
squid. Charters targeting this hit or
miss event were finding one of two,
up to 7 or 8 fish. Easy to talk about,
but this is a fast changing
opportunist deal, with windy conditions
making it even harder, also
increased boat pressure would put
things down and charters had to chase
these schools all morning to have
legitimate chance. *

*Inshore the roosterfish action slow
way down have dirty cooler water
pushed in. Bottom action was limited to
various, mostly smaller sized,
jacks, pargos, bonito and triggerfish.
The exception was that we saw a
couple of amberjack and cabrilla.*

*Billfish faded as the week progressed,
though a few sailfish were still
encountered in the cooler conditions,
nicer sized fish which were released.
A few striped marlin found, very
scattered. As conditions do eventually
stabilize and we see more offshore
baitfish, we anticipate the marlin bite
to break open.*

*Many more whales now being signed,
these mammals were alter to show this
season, next two months will be peak
season.*

*The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 96 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 3 sailfish, 9 striped
marlin, 61 dorado, 56 yellowfin tuna,
14 wahoo, 8 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 4 tile fish, 5 sierra, 11
roosterfish, 28 huachinango, 3 blackfin
jack, 2 amberjack, 4 big eyed jack, 6
jack crevalle, 8 porgy 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
 Dec 29, 2019; 04:48PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: GORDO BANKS PANGAS

December 29, 2019

*Los Cabos is now bustling with
tourists, many family groups now
vacationing for the holiday season.
Weather patterns have been cooler, with
scattered cloud cover and high
temperatures in the lower 70s, a bit
chilly
for local standards, though compared to
more northern territories, very
pleasant. Ocean water temperatures were
in the 75 to 77 degree range and
swells were minimal. Variable northern
winds, but overall favorable fishing
conditions.*

*Bait supplies out of the local port
consisted of caballito, ballyhoo and
slabs of squid. There are sardineta and
mackerel just starting to move onto
local bait grounds as well, so far more
sardineta. This is attracting
striped marlin into this same area,
despite not being the warm season, we
are seeing some sailfish as well.*

*Most consistent fishing action has
been for dorado, most of this action
found with a mile or two from shore.
Anglers were using smaller sized
trolling lures and various baitfish to
entice these gamefish, average size
fish was in the 10 lb. class, but there
were larger specimens to over 20
lb. also being found. For the last
several seasons now the month of
December has proved to be the best time
of year for these popular game fish
and with the water temperature still
favorable, we expect this action to
last into the New Year.*

*Action for yellowfin tuna was much
more scattered, the bite off of La
Fortuna, where the shark problem was so
bad, faded off, just a few tuna up
to 40 lb. were reported from those
grounds and these were taken on strips
of squid. A few tuna in the 15 to 40
lb. class also were hooked into off of
Punta Gorda on a mix of caballito and
lures, but these were very limited.
Off of the Gordo Banks there was a
chance at a nicer grade of yellowfin to
100 lb., though this was very hit of
miss and involved large amounts of
squid for chum and plenty of patience
to repeatedly make drifts all day
long for a chance at a hook up, mainly
something the local commercial
pangeros were doing. On the outside,
some 20 or more miles offshore, there
was porpoise activity moving in the
direction off of San Jose del Cabo, on
Friday there were a couple of 200 lb.
class yellowfin landed off of larger
sportfishers, so maybe this will
develop into something.*

*Wahoo are in the area, but getting
them to hit has not been that easy,
though on any given day that could
change, best bet has been on bait
versus
lures. Of the wahoo we saw, sizes
ranged 15 to 40 lb. Though one monster
122 lb. wahoo was brought in by a spear
fisherman. On Saturday.*

*Off of the beach stretches just to the
north of the Puerto Los Cabos
marina there were good numbers of
juvenile sized roosterfish, some up to
15
lb., also mixed in were jack crevalle
and sierra. Best bet was with the
smaller sized caballito, if sardinas
were available this action would bust
wide open.*

*Off the bottom there was action for
huachinango, most of these under 5
lb., also a few yellow snapper, barred
pargo and of course the triggerfish
were eager to bite as well.*

*The combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 110 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 2 sailfish, 15 striped
marlin, 265 dorado, 21 yellowfin tuna,
35 wahoo, 4 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 1 glass eyed snapper, 12 sierra,
4 pompano, 85 roosterfish, 45
huachinango, 3 amberjack, 15 jack
crevalle and 45 triggerfish.*



*Good Fishing, Eric*















--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Dec 29, 2019; 04:47PM - 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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December 22, 2019

Anglers –

Everyone is now busy getting ready for
Christmas, more tourists arriving,
though there are not as many anglers as
we would expect. The typically
weather pattern of north winds
continues, particularly early in the
week,
though there was decent fishing action
close to shore in more protected
areas. The Pacific side was calm for
the most part. Ocean water temperature
was averaging 77 degrees throughout the
local region. There were scattered
clouds and climate was a bit cooler
than previous week, though on most days
highs were at least up to 75 degrees,
no rainfall reported.

Bait vendors were finding decent
supplies of caballito, also were
offering
ballyhoo and slabs of squid, no
sardinas found near San Jose del Cabo.
Some
of the panga charters were able to find
some chihuil baitfish, but this was
not a guarantee, needed to put in the
extra effort and time for this. Most
of the local charters are working the
fishing grounds from Red Hill, Gordo
Banks, La Fortuna and off of Punta
Gorda. Most common species found were
dorado, but also still decent chances
at yellowfin tuna and wahoo.

Off of La Fortuna there were yellowfin
tuna of various sizes found, some
nicer quality fish. The problem was
that there was an abundance of large
aggressive sharks on these same grounds
and they were ready to grab any
tuna that was hooked into, a ratio of
at least 80 % of hooks ups being
lost, so not many charters were even
fishing there anymore. There were
yellowfin found on the Inner Gordo
Banks, though numbers were very
limited,
a handful of tuna over 100 lb. were
accounted for this week, though this
took a lot of persistence and large
amounts of squid, so that you could
continue to drift, while chumming and
patiently waiting for a chance at a
hook up.

Wahoo were also now found on the Gordo
Banks, though they have been
finicky, best bet was to slow troll
baitfish, either caballito or chihuil.
Not many were striking on lures, some
of these fish were also found further
north and off of Punta Gorda. With the
warmer water still hanging around we
expect to have chances at wahoo into
the New Year.

Dorado were providing the most success
for anglers, most of these also on
various baits, ranging in sizes up to
20 lb. Many anglers were able to
catch their two fish limit and release
others. Areas closer to shore, such
as Punta Gorda and Cardon were best for
the dorado, a few tuna were also
found on the same grounds, if sardinas
were available the chances of
getting into the tuna action would be
much greater, who knows when we will
have sardinas locally. These baitfish
do also migrate along the shorelines.

Not much going off the bottom, though
we did see more red snapper this
week, majority were smaller sized, but
a few nicer fish in the mix. Good
numbers of roosterfish were found along
the beach stretches, within a mile
or less of Puerto Los Cabos Marina.
There fish readily hit on trolled
caballito, most of them were under 15
lb., a few much larger jack crevalle
were mixed in. Also a handful of
sierra, but with no sardinas, hard to
find
a wide open bite for these fish. Also
still early in the season for these
colder water species. Billfish was very
scattered off of San Jose del Cabo,
surprisingly there were more sailfish
seen than striped marlin, strange for
this time of year.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 56 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 4 sailfish, 2 striped
marlin, 88 dorado, 15 yellowfin tuna,
16 wahoo, 4 yellow snapper, 2 barred
pargo, 1 amberjack, 4 bonito, 8 sierra,
22 roosterfish, 24 huachinango, 4
jack crevalle and 45 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
 Dec 16, 2019; 01:14PM - 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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December 15, 2019

Anglers –

Limited number of tourists now
arriving, as Christmas time and New
Year
nears we do usually see greater numbers
of people arriving, especially
family groups. Now is the perfect time
to visit, ideal weather, despite
dipping down to 55 degrees early
morning, daytime highs have averaged in
the upper 70s, plenty of warm sunshine.
Early in the week there was more
wind from the north, but by the weekend
we saw much calmer ocean
conditions. Average water temperature
was about 77 degrees, with some
isolated areas up to 80 degrees, surf
was minimal, though tides were
extreme with passing of recent full
moon, the last one of this decade.

Bait vendors are finding caballito in
the marina area, also offering
ballyhoo and slabs of squid. Off of the
San Jose del Cabo Hotel Zone the
schools of baitfish, mackerel and
sardineta, are moving in and this will
become an option for the next month or
two. The overall fishing action was
more scattered this week, perhaps the
moon was affecting feeding habits,
also there was a noticeably stronger
current sweeping through local
grounds, as well as winds being a
factor at times. The majority of local
charters were working the grounds from
the Gordo Banks, to La Fortuna,
Cardon and close off of Punta Gorda.

Main target species continue to be
yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo, also
some billfish and limited bottom action
to round out the options. Yellowfin
tuna varying in sizes up to 75 lb., the
larger fish were found on the Gordo
Banks and other mixed grade of
yellowfin off of La Fortuna. Though
there
was a major issue with sharks attacking
hooked fish and they got more than
their share, these were not little
sharks either, we saw quality sized
tuna
bitten completely in half or swallowed
whole, they were even attacking
wahoo or dorado if they had the chance.
It has been a while since so many
aggressive sharks were found on these
same fishing grounds, hard to say how
long they will be around, they now know
that they are able to find some
easy tasty meals. Hopefully when the
water temperature cools off the sharks
will move on.

Wahoo were more finicky this week,
though they have not gone anywhere,
just
were more wary about striking. Some hit
on strips of squid while anglers
targeted tuna, other on trolled baits,
a smaller percentage were striking
on lures. The largest we weighed in
recently was a 48 lb. specimen. Sunday
is the local wahoo tournament, which
was original set for Nov. 17, but had
to be rescheduled due to Tropical Storm
Raymond. Will be interesting to see
how many teams enter, since it is now
during a not so busy tourist time
frame.

Numbers of dorado were down compared to
last week, though these fish are
still scattered through the area in
smaller sized schools, the larger sized
dorado were now found on the Pacific,
though off of San Jose del Cabo we
did see some fish up to 20 lb.

Billfish action now seems to be
transitioning from the Pacific to the
direction of San Jose, these fish
follow their food source. Though the
bite
is spotty, has not been wide open yet,
there are striped marlin being found
within several miles of shore, the
majority were in the 70 to 120 lb.
range. Also saw at least one sailfish
in recent days.

Not much going off the bottom, an
occasional leopard or baqueta grouper,
various pargo, bonito and triggerfish.
More whales definitely now showing
up, peak season will be here now any
week, as these mammals are now
arriving for their winter’s stay.

*T*he combined sportfishing fleet
launching out of the panga area from
Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an
estimated 70 charters for the week and
anglers reported an approximate fish
count of: 1 sailfish, 9 striped
marlin, 38 dorado, 78 yellowfin tuna,
14 wahoo, 5 yellow snapper, 3
pompano, 4 golden eye tile fish, 6
barred pargo, 9 cabrilla, 2 amberjack,
8
bonito, 5 sierra, 5 roosterfish, 6
baqueta, 2 surgeonfish and 45
triggerfish.



Good Fishing, Eric











--
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147
e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com
 Dec 16, 2019; 01:12PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com