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 Feb 18, 2021; 11:35PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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Happy New Year’s!

The busy Holiday Season is now winding down, just as quickly as it had
begun. Vacationers are returning to work and schools are resuming classes,
though the majority doing so on line. We will all hope that this New Year
brings greater fortunes and that we can return to more normalcy. Winter
like conditions did arrive in Southern Baja, as mid-week we registered lows
as chilly as 46 degrees and high temperatures struggled to reach the low
70s, visitors need to realize that there actual seasons here in Baja, with
the months of January and February being the coolest time of year. Of
course as compared to most of the U.S. our local climate is moderate and
very pleasant.

Anglers were now concentrating their efforts on the grounds from Red Hill
and the Gordo Banks. Winds have continued to be persistent from out of the
north and has contributed to steadily pushing cooler and greenish colored
water in the direction of San Jose del Cabo. Through the week we saw
conditions on the Gordo Banks change from clean blue 75 degree waters to
off colored 70 degrees over the weekend. Further north towards Iman and
Vinorama conditions are even more off. This is the normal pattern for this
time of year, though this season the north winds have been stronger and
more persistent than usual. Supplies of sardinas are still being netted
close to the marina jetty off of the estuary. Also there are mackerel and
sardineta now being found on local bait grounds.

Through most of the week local fleets concentrated on the Inner Gordo
Banks, this is where schooling wahoo were being found, as well as some
dorado, bonito and a few striped marlin. The wahoo action has been red hot
on these grounds for the past couple of weeks, with most of these fish
being juvenile 5 to 15 lb. size, still quite sporty on light tackle. These
fish were striking best on chrome patterned casting jigs, but also hitting
on sardinas, rapalas and caballito. The action definitely progressively
slowed through the week, as schools were diminishing and conditions turned
over. Also with this area producing the most consistent action there was
greater pressure, from all sizes of carter boats and worst yet were
everyday there were at least several boats full of spear fishermen
concentrating directly on the high spot, this is a very small sea mount and
cannot sustain the traditional rod and reel fishing combined with spear
diving pressure. As everyone just seems to not care, no set regulations or
even proposals of any particular zones, seasons of special permits, this
activity will only increase, as with social media these days all news is
exploited to the masses.

Dorado were declining in numbers with the cooling conditions, though we are
still seeing them in smaller sized schools. Often they were fond closer to
shore where batfish are now concentrated. Sizes averaged up to 15 lb. We
did not have many anglers trying the bottom action or even inshore this
past week, though this will be more of the normal fishery in coming weeks.
Yellowfin tuna action was even scarcer, the tuna were seen at times
surfacing on the Gordo Banks, but were especially spooky and not
interested. We heard of a couple of reports of the yellowfin being found
associated with porpoise a bit further offshore, but with the winds this
was a very hit or miss deal.

Striped marlin are being seen now in greater numbers in the direction off
of San Jose del Cabo, still scattered, but being found three to ten miles
offshore, the Red Hill, Palmilla areas seems to be the more consistent
grounds at this time. With the billfish striking various baits and lures.

Good fishing, Eric

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

 Feb 18, 2021; 11:33PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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December 27, 2020

Busy times now through the holiday season, as a flood of tourists are
arriving to enjoying their vacation time in the warm sunshine of Los Cabos.
Not sure how long this influx of tourists will last, as advance
reservations for January appear light at this time. With Covid vaccinations
now underway, we hope that by spring time more people will be willing to
travel. We are all enjoying the great weather now, sunny skies with high
temperatures averaging 75 degrees. Variable northern winds, normal patterns
of cycles of a few windy days, followed by calmer conditions. Majority of
the fishing action is now concentrated on the Gordo Banks and North to La

The most popular spot now has been the Inner Gordo, which creates heavy
pressure, with panga, cruisers, yachts, tank and spear divers all
congregated on this relatively small area, this has made the fish that much
spookier. Wahoo action has been probably the most consistent, these fish
are averaging in the 8 to 15 lb. class, with an occasional 30 lb. fish
mixed in. Best action was found while casting smaller sized chrome
patterned yo-yo style jigs, also some were strikes on rapalas and sardinas.
With the ocean temperature still averaging 75 degrees these pelagic species
are hanging around, as pressure resides some after the New Year we do
expect continued action, at least until the water drops into the low 70s.

Dorado were abundant early in the week, but tapered off some through the
weekend. Still found scattered throughout the region, the majority were
fish under ten pounds, though we did see a few dorado over 20 lb. We expect
continued action to be found as long as ocean conditions remain favorable
as they are now.

More striped marlin are showing up on local grounds, as is the normal
pattern in late December. This is when they follow their food source in the
direction off of San Jose del Cabo. We look for this action to break wide
open in the coming weeks.

Yellowfin tuna were scarce, they are still congregating on the Inner Gordo
Bank, but a few fish in the 60 to 100 lb. class were accounted, they just
are now super weary with all of the added holiday pressure, Hard to
concentrate on drift fishing for these tuna with so many boats and divers,

Not much bottom action now, a few cabrilla up to 20 lb., as well as a mix
of yellow snapper, triggerfish and bonito, no big numbers though. We also
expect this action to improve after the winds lay down more and water cools.

Whales continue to arrive in greater numbers, as they will now be in the
area into April, when they once again migrate back north.

Good fishing, Eric

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

 Feb 18, 2021; 11:32PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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December 20, 2020

The local International airport has been very busy this past week, hundreds
of travelers are arriving to enjoy the holidays in the warm sunshine of Los
Cabos. Despite all these people arriving, not many of them have been taking
advantage of the fishing, so fleets have not been overly busy at all, even
though the all-around fishing action was very good, especially considering
that we are in the midst of winter season. High temperatures have been
reaching 80 degrees, mostly clear sunny skies, though early morning have
been in the upper 50’s, so remember to bring appropriate clothing. Ocean
water temperatures have been averaging 74 to 77 degrees, a bit warmer than
we expect for this time of year. Lots of whales are now arriving, giving
visitors opportunities to watch these magnificent mammals in their natural

Anglers are now using sardinas and ballyhoo for bait, with limited numbers
of caballito and we have yet to see the large schools of mackerel and
sardineta arrive on local bait grounds. Most charters are now concentrated
on the fishing grounds from off of Chileno, Palmilla, Gordo Banks, Punta
Gorda, Cardona, La Fortuna and Iman. Favorable ocean conditions have been
found on these grounds, though further to the north the water has been
greenish and cooler. We have still been dealing with north winds, in the
normal cycles, a few days of gusty conditions, then we have two or three
calm days before the pattern repeats itself. Even on the days it has blown,
often this did not happen until later in the morning and anglers were able
to find good action closer to shore in more protected areas.

Dorado were found in good numbers, mixed sizes, we have seen larger sized
fish this past week, some were in the 20 to 25 lb. range, we have not seen
these big bulls on our local grounds for some time. The dorado were hitting
on various baits and trolled lures. Lots of sierra now encountered
throughout the inshore zone, some of these to over 5 lb., striking readily
on the live sardinas, but also on small hoochies and raplalas.

Tuna action was spottier, though they are being seen and are definitely in
the area, just have not been whiling to bite on a consistent basis. We did
see a handful of nicer yellowfin brought in, weighing in the 60 to 90 lb.
range, also some medium sized 20 to 40 lb. fish accounted for. There were
other reports of larger cow sized tuna breezing the surface around the
Gordo Banks, but we did not hear of any of these big fish hooked into or

More numbers of striped marlin starting to be found on our local grounds,
as it is now the time that these billfish shift in the direction of the Sea
of Cortez, we also saw at least a coupe of sailfish in recent days. With
the surface action being the main thing now, we did not see many of the
limited numbers of charters even trying to look for bottom species.

Wahoo were abundant on the inshore grounds now, particularly Punta Gorda,
Cardon, La Fortuna, also on the Inner Gordo Banks. This season we have seen
more juvenile sized wahoo than we can ever remember, average sized wahoo
that are being brought in are in the 5 to 15 lb. range, we are only
occasionally seeing any fish in the 30 to 40 lb. class.

On a direr note is the progression of spear fishing we have seen in recent
years, it seems each year we are seeing more and more numbers of these
operators who advertise these world famous grounds and are making a big
business out of this. The major issue is that they do not have any manners
at all, in past years spear fishermen would concentrate on other grounds
and during different hours. Now they concentrate their activities on the
same fragile inshore fisheries where rod and reel angler are. This region
cannot sustain such pressure on these same grounds and it is unrealistic
that they simply are able to exploit this activity using the same type of
fishing license that rod and reel anglers use, this is not the same sport,
these people often target the larger female home guard species, that are
too weary or wise to chase down a trolled lure or baited hook, but will
simply swim towards the pointed spear to investigate and guard their
breeding grounds, only to be shot in the head. We also see that many of
these fish are being sold illegally, as authorities just seem to turn their
heads in other directions. It seems that some control is much needed,
perhaps such as dear, elk, moose tags and other hunting sports do and
certain zones that they can use and others that are off limits.

Good fishing, Eric

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

 Feb 18, 2021; 11:30PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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December 13, 2020

There were only minimal numbers of tourists visiting at this time, many
people now preparing for the Holiday Season, as well as dealing with the
ongoing Covid pandemic situation. Weather was now turning more towards
winter like patterns, we saw scattered cloud cover and low temperatures as
chilly as 55 degrees, though most days were warming up near 80 degrees.
Wind was predominately out of the north, much of the week limiting where
anglers were able to comfortably concentrate their efforts, through the
weekend the wind did slack and ocean conditions were again more favorable.
Water temperatures now averaging in the 75 to 77 degree range, clearer blue
water found on our normal fishing grounds, with the off colored currents
now near Vinorama and towards Los Frailes.

Anglers were using mainly sardinas and caballito for bait, any week now we
should see mackerel and sardineta move on to local bait grounds, as this is
always the time of year this happens. Most charters are now fishing the
areas from Chileno, Red Hill, Punta Gorda, Cardon and Iman. We saw lots of
sierra closer to shore, most of these in the 2 to 5 lb. range, striking
smaller sized lures and on the sardinas. This week we saw more dorado and
they were larger in size, we even saw a handful of bulls over 20 lb. With
the ocean still warm for this time of year, we expect this dorado action to
continue through the month. Also there were good numbers of wahoo accounted
for, striking on trolled Rapalas, various baits and yo-yo jigs. Sizes
ranged from small juvenile fish and to over 40 lb., with the majority of
the wahoo being smaller in size.

Tuna action has been spotty now for the past several weeks, though in
recent days we did see more of the yellowfin being hooked into from near
the Iman Bank, drift fishing with sardinas was the best bet for this
action, sizes ranged to over 40 lb., with some boats accounting for two,
three of four of these fish.

Not much bottom action being done, with few numbers of anglers in town,
often choppy ocean conditions making this harder and with the fact that
surface action was the most productive action now happening. We did see
more striped marlin moving in to local waters, it will not be long now
until these billfish make their main migration towards the Sea of Cortez,
following their favored food source.

More and more whales are now being sighted as well, as we are now nearing
peak season for these migrated mammals.

Good fishing, Eric

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

 Feb 18, 2021; 11:29PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
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December 6, 2020

New month of December saw light crowds of visitors arriving, this is the
normal pattern, as after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, there are not
that many people vacationing, this year with the global pandemic still
peaking, travelers are being extra cautious. North winds continued
throughout the week, ocean temperature dropped into the 75 degree range and
currents were off colored on grounds to the north. Still mostly clear sunny
skies, highs averaging near 75 degrees and we saw low temperatures of 54
degrees, so it is the time of year you need to dress appropriately for
early morning outdoor activities.

Anglers were able to find plentiful supplies of sardinas, with caballito,
ballyhoo, slabs of squid bring other options. More of the super panga
charters are now trying to chum up chihuil baitfish on the Inner Gordo
Bank, though this has not been all that easy or guaranteed with choppy
conditions, though these baitfish were now the best bet for enticing the
elusive wahoo. Early in the week we saw more numbers of wahoo being brought
in, sizes ranged from small 5 lb. juveniles, up to 50 lb. trophy sized
specimens. Areas from Cardon, La Fortuna to Vinorama produced strikes while
trolling baits or rapalas. Though this same area is now seeing greenish
cooler currents push in.

The week also started off with a pair of super cow sized 300 lb. yellowfin
tuna being landed from off the Gordo Banks by local pangeros specifically
targeting these cows. Lot of patience needed when targeting these fish,
they used live skipjack for bait. The rest of the week we only saw a
handful of other tuna accounted for, several were near 100 lb. Though
overall the action for these yellowfin was very slow and north winds made
the whole deal that much more difficult. Everyone is waiting for calmer
conditions and it looks as though the coming week will at least start out

Dorado were even scarcer this past week, only a handful of these gamefish
were even found, no large schools at all and mainly smaller sized. The past
few seasons the month of December was very productive for nicer sized
dorado, so we are hoping this year things are just starting out slow, still
early in the month. Billfish action was almost nonexistent off of San Jose
del Cabo, more chance now for striped marlin on the Pacific grounds, it
will not be long though that the migration of mackerel and sardineta will
shift in the direction of the Sea of Cortez.

Inshore the main action found was for sierra, most of these fish ranging in
the 2 to 5 lb. range, striking on hoochies, Rapalas and sardinas. Also a
few roosterfish accounted for, not the normal season for them, but they can
hang around in minimal numbers.

With the windier conditions anglers were not able to try much bottom
action, those who did found more bonito and triggerfish than anything else,
we did see a few amberjack and at least a couple of dogtooth snapper
brought in.

Good fishing, Eric

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

 Feb 18, 2021; 11:27PM - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric