post-title Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report November 9, 2018

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report November 9, 2018

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report November 9, 2018

Gordo Banks Pangas Fish Report November 9, 2018

San Jose del Cabo Anglers – November 9, 2018

This is the week of the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament, a
record 163 teams are in the hunt for some $800,000 of prize money.
Large crowds of anglers are filling sportfishing fleets to capacity.
Weather patterns have been typical for fall, sunny days with high
temperatures in the 80s and variable winds, mainly from the north.
Ocean swells were minimal and water temperatures averaged 82 to 83

Bait suppliers were working overtime trying their best to find enough
resources for all of the fishing charters. Sardinas have been scarce
the past few weeks, schools of these baitfish are now being found off
of the Chileno area in limited quantities, though they are smaller
than average size. Supplies of giant squid slabs have run completely
out in recent days, waiting for new shipments to arrive. Caballito are
being netted inside of the PLC marina channel and numbers seem to be
holding up okay, ballyhoo is another bait being offered, rig for
surface trolling, special for dorado, wahoo and billfish.. Small sized
skipjack on the offshore grounds have been used for the larger
gamefish, also some chihuil are being found on high spots, time
consuming to try and catch these candy baits.

The majority of charters from Puerto Los Cabos Marina are now
concentrated on the Iman, San Luis and Vinorama Banks, though there
has been a percentage searching out the waters off of Santa Maria and
Red Hill. The highlight for most common catches has been the yellowfin
tuna. Though overall action has been hit and miss, lots of pressure
day in and day out, at times bait shortages as well, best chances
seemed to be early morning on the San Luis Bank, drift fishing squid,
slow troll skipjack, caballito or chihuil, produced a quality grade of
fish, no big numbers, but fish in the 10 to 80 lb. class were most
common. The largest fish of the week was caught aboard the super panga
“Killer II”, with skipper Chame Pino, anglers Craig Kojima and
Steve Terp teamed up to battle the super cow which was weighed in at
302.5 lb. The largest tuna we have seen weighed at our dock area this
season. At least a couple of tuna in the 250 to 270 lb. class have
been found on the Gordo Banks during recent tournament. Encouraging to
finally see the cows moving in, we have not seen numbers of these
giant tuna on these grounds yet this season. Warm water temperatures
should help keep these fish in the region later in the year. The
overall action for yellowfin seemed to have been more consistent early
in the week, progressively tougher as the week progressed. Heavy
pressure on these grounds can make fish spookier.

We saw many more dorado being landed, later in the week. These fish
were found closer to shore, such as off Palmilla Point or Punta Gorda,
once schools were located they would readily hit various bait,
especially the small caballito. We saw a handful of larger specimens
up around 25 lb. Wahoo action was hit and miss, though these fish are
definitely still in the area and we are seeing some of them caught
every day, some days many more than others. These fish seem to be the
most wary of heavy boat and angler pressure. Wahoo were striking on
lures and bait, but bait seemed to produce greater chances, sizes up
to 45 lb. Anglers were doing well to land a couple of wahoo, they are
an elusive species and highly sought after. Minimal bottom action
recently, bonito and triggerfish being the main catch, tough earlier
in the week there was one 65 lb. amberjack landed, a few nice cabrilla
and snapper.

Warm currents have kept some sailfish in the area, also there was a
200 lb. black marlin landed as well as a scattering of striped marlin.
Off of the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas the striped marlin action
was breaking wide open off of the light house, feeders, tailers and
free jumping marlin in good numbers.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los
Cabos Marina sent out approximately 228 charters for the week. Anglers
reported a fish count of: 1 black marlin,14 striped marlin, 12
sailfish, 84 dorado, 44 wahoo, 290 yellowfin tuna, 150 bonito, 90
white skipjack, red snapper, 12 amberjack, 16 barred pargo, 8 yellow
snapper, 4 dogtooth snapper, 18 cabrilla, 10 sierra, 15 roosterfish,
12 jack crevalle and 200 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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