16 Mar 2016 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo Anglers March 6, 2016
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  gordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo


March 6, 2016

As we near the official start to the spring season, people now visiting the
Los Cabos area are being greeted by ideal weather conditions, low
temperature in the 60 degree range with daytime highs reaching in the upper
80s. Next week is forecast to be slightly cooler. Skies are clear, plenty
of warm sunshine to enjoy all of the available outdoor activities. Ocean
temperatures are averaging 73/74 degrees throughout the region, swells were
moderate, currents not as strong as they had been and winds have been much
lighter, not much from the north at all, mainly from the southeast later in
the day.

Schools of mackerel and sardineta are congregating several miles offshore
of San Jose del Cabo, increasing numbers of striped marlin are showing up
on these same grounds, still no wide open bite by any means, encouraging
signs though, with all of the baitfish in the area, also with ocean
conditions now much more favorable.

Species such as dorado, yellowfin tuna and wahoo have been extremely
limited, though these fish are in the area, and with progressively warming
days we should see more activity for these surface gamefish. In the
meantime fleets are now finding more action for a variety of great eating
species off of the bottom structure. Areas from Punta Palmilla, to La
Fortuna, Iman and San Luis Banks have all been showing better production.
Anglers have been doing well on yo-yo style jigs, as well as on various
available baitfish. This bottom action is really just starting to develop
and has been somewhat sporadic as to where the best bite is found on a
given day. Daily catches have included, amberjack, yellowtail, yellow
snapper, huachinango, barred pargo, bonito, sierra, leopard grouper,
hammerhead shark, triggerfish, parrot fish and others. No huge numbers of
any particular species, though there has been great variety available.

Early in the the week there was good action for sierra up to six pounds off
of Palmilla and Red Hill, also some medium sized roosterfish were
patrolling the normal inshore sandy stretches. A few local anglers reported
hooking into a larger grade of yellowfin tuna, up to 150 lb. while fishing
late in the afternoon on the Gordo Banks, but these fish are not showing
themselves during normal charters earlier in the day. Perhaps with warmer
steady conditions this will get something more consistent going. The
smaller class of yellowfin tuna, up to 30 lb., have been hanging around the
Iman Banks, though getting any big numbers of hook ups has not been a
regular situation, though some charters did account for one or two tuna in
their combined catch, most of these yellowfin hit on striped squid, with a
handful on yo-yo jigs.

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: 9 striped marlin, 2 dorado, 3 wahoo,1 baqueta
grouper, 2 yellowtail, 28 yellowfin tuna, 32 amberjack, 68 cabrilla
(leopard grouper), 21 huachinango, 44 yellow snapper, 18 barred pargo, 28
sierra, 14 roosterfish, 6 rainbow runner, 8 parrot fish, 14 bonito, 9
hammerhead shark (released) and 80 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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