post-title Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report February 1, 2019

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report February 1, 2019

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report February 1, 2019

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report February 1, 2019

San Jose del Cabo Anglers – February 1, 2019

We are now into the month of February, locally known for being very
unpredictable, we are hoping that with so much persistent north wind
already this season that maybe things will stabilize and this month will
not be as crazy as usual. Crowds of tourists remain light, weather has
been very pleasant for winter time, lows of 55 degrees and highs into
the upper 70s. Scattered early cloud cover, burning off later in the
day, plenty of warm sunshine.

Striped marlin action is now heating up off of the San Jose del Cabo
area, anywhere from 3 to five straight out from the marina. On these
grounds is where schools of mackerel and sardineta are congregated,
attracting good numbers of billfish. Many charters are drift fishing
baits down deeper where the stripers are feeding, there have been some
surface going on as well. Many boats were reporting multiple chances for
marlin, these fish are ranging in sizes from 60 to 100 lb. A few dorado
also coming from these same grounds. Water temperatures have been in the
70 to 75 degree range, fluctuating currents moving in and out.

Other bait options in the marina have been caballito, ballyhoo and
squid. Also many of the super panga charters are catching their own
chihuil on the Inner Gordo Bank. The Inner Gordo Bank is where there has
been quality grade of yellowfin tuna holding, though the bite has been
sporadic, though every day we are seeing a handful of these tuna
accounted for by the combined fleet, these fish have been in the 60 to
100 lb. class. Anglers were having success while drift fishing with
strips of squid, as well as on chihuil.

The action closer to shore off of Punta Gorda had faded out, but this
week this action rebounded for both wahoo and dorado. The key was to
have the live chihuil for bait, slow trolling within one mile of the
point, still hit or miss, but some boats did account for multiple wahoo
as well as dorado. Wahoo were of mixed sizes, some less than ten pounds,
to fish near 50 lb. Most of the dorado were in the 5 to 15 lb. class, a
few pushing 20 lb. Good action considering that we are now in the midst
of winter and these species are not always a normal catch for this time
of year.

Bottom action remain spotty, more triggerfish and small snapper than
anything else. Some commercial pangeros had connections for imported red
crabs and they reported some nice hauls of red snapper. Maybe we will
start to see these crabs on our local grounds, the best for snapper
action. This coming month we usually start seeing some more consistent
activity for nicer sized fish off of the bottom structure. Hoping for
improved yellowtail migrations this season.

Inshore there were a few sierra, jack crevalle and some juvenile
roosterfish, still early in the year for these species, no sardinas
makes it tough to find schooling sierra.

The combined sportfishing fleet out of the panga area from Puerto Los
Cabos Marina reported an estimated 55 charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of: 32 striped marlin, 58 dorado, 18
yellowfin tuna, 38 wahoo, 16 bonito, 48 red snapper, 5 cabrilla, 8
yellow snapper, 4 barred pargo, 8 roosterfish, 7 jack crevalle, 28
sierra and 45 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

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