GORDO BANKS PANGAS
June 27, 2020
We saw a limited number of tourists arriving, but at least we are seeing people arrive and this is helping to restart businesses that have been shut down for nearly three months. This will be a slow process, but local population is putting it the extra effort to make the safest environment possible so that people are able to relax and enjoy themselves. The weather was more tropical this past week as a series of tropical disturbances passed off to the southwest, no impact on land being felt, except some cloud cover, humidity and some increased swells. Winds were relatively light, picking up occasionally in the afternoon.
Ocean conditions were changing day to day, off colored and cooler currents pushed in, dropping water temperature down in the lower 70 degree range over the weekend. Large schools of bolito congregated on the fishing grounds north of Punta Gorda. Some larger sized yellowfin tuna seen in the area, though not many were hooked into, as there was limited angler activity. There was one tuna of about 80 lb. reported mid-week.
Most consistent catches were for red snapper (huachinango), amberjack, a few cabrilla and trophy sized roosterfish were patrolling the shoreline, with fish over 50 lb. hooked into. A few late season larger sized sierra in the mix, as well as jack crevalle.
Striped marlin action slowed some due to changing water conditions, though early in the week there were still decent numbers of stripers encountered. As conditions stabilize we do expect action to improve. Soon will be the time when the black and blue marlin move onto local grounds.
Light crowds, good fishing, Eric