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Red Snapper and More ~ June 5, 2022

June 5, 2022

Not as many tourists in town now, perhaps with school semesters finishing up soon we will see more families traveling in the coming weeks. Though people seem to be watching their money more with the ever increasing costs of fuel, groceries and everything else. We will see what happens this summer. Though this being the first week of the new month, it was busy locally, with the annual Dia de la Marina fiesta going on in La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina. What a mess of congestion, this area just is not as large as it used to be and the fiesta makes it very difficult for the normal work routine.

The Pelagic Tournament was held June 3 & 4 out of Cabo San Lucas, team of Juan Castro of Carpinteria, Ca. won second day overall with a 148 lb. yellowfin tuna. Captain Chame Pino and his brother Jesus, along with Chuy Banaga were all part of this team, they are all long time panga guides for Gordo Banks Pangas, so a big congratulations to them.

Weather pasterns are still in transition time, actually still quite comfortable, not too hot, considering we are nearing official start of summer. Crazy unpredictable currents and winds at times, from both the north and south. Ocean a bit more stirred up, off colored to the north, ocean temperature averaging 72 to 78 degrees, cooler towards the Pacific.

The majority of local sportfishing charters are fishing areas from Red Hill to La Fortuna, Iman and San Luis. Mainly concentrating off the bottom where action has been more productive than on the surface. Bait supplies consisted of cabalito, anchoveta and sardinas, still not many mullet showing up. Anglers used a combination of bait and yo-yo jigs, quality sized red snapper (huachinango) up to 15 lb. were being landed, as well as a handful of amberjack, a few up 50 lb. Some leopard grouper, bonito, triggerfish, yellow snapper, barred pargo and others, all very good eating fish.

The yellowfin tuna action was very limited, just a few seen all week for our charters, no wahoo to speak of, later in the week we did see a handful of dorado and during the Pelagic Tournament teams accounted for a couple of bulls over 50 lb. Schooling bolito are now congregating on offshore grounds, these are always a promising sign and make excellent baits.

Billfish action was found further offshore, though even the panga charters hooked into several striped marlin on the same grounds where the bottom action was going on.
Not much to report close to shore, more jack crevalle, a few sierra and limited scattered roosterfish, schools of mullet have not shown in significant numbers yet, behind schedule this season. Lots of jumping manta rays for added entertainment.

Good Fishing, Eric

Scattered Action for Variety ~ May 29, 2022

May 29, 2022  

We are seeing moderate crowds of visiting anglers arriving into Los Cabos. Weather patterns have been very comfortable, a bit cooler than we would expect for this time period. Skies have been clear and sunny, highs reached to the upper 80s, with lows about 72 degrees, ideal climate now, perfect time to visit and enjoy all of the available outdoor activities.

Most sportfishing charters from local marina have been fishing areas from La Fortuna Iman, San Luis and as far as Vinorama. Bait options remained similar, with caballito, sardina and anchoveta all available, as well as ballyhoo or slabs of squid if desired.Not much offshore surface action at this time, striped marlin spread out on offshore grounds, 1150 and others, though sporadic bite and windy at times. Very few dorado were seen, even less wahoo, though we did hear reports that near Los Frailes, Cabo Pulmo there was some good early morning wahoo action found trolling rapalas, though this area is far out of our range. Yellowfin tuna were hanging around near Vinorama, though getting them to come up and bite has been nearly impossible most days, as we only saw a handful of yellowfin tuna brought in for the whole week, these fish were in the 20 to 30 lb. class.

Fishing the various rocky high spots, average depths of 80 to 200 ft., using a combination of yo-yo jigs and various baits, produced varied results from spot to spot,day to day, every day a bit different. We saw a variety of species, including red snapper to 15 lb., yellow snapper, barred pargo, amberjack, black skipjack, jack crevalle, triggerfish, bonito, whitefish, leopard grouper and even one Cortez halibut and black sea bass.

Closer to shore there were some nice African pompano founds, as well as sierra, pargo, jack crevalle and roosterfish. Roosterfish are showing up in greater numbers now, though peak season is still weeks away. Beach zones along the corridor reported quality sized roosterfish action.

Good Fishing, Eric

Changing Conditions, Mixed Action ~ May 22, 2022

May 22, 2022  

As we progress closer to the summer season, we are seeing significant numbers of tourists arriving in the Los Cabos region. Though  only a moderate percentage of these visitors were anglers, this is a huge season for weddings and other family and group events. Weather patterns regressed some this past week, we had felt a heat wave the week before, though over this full moon phase there were winds swirling from both the north and south, this made ocean conditions more unpredictable. Currents were swift, though water temperature was still a warm 75 to 77 degree in the direction of San Jose del Cabo and to Los Frailes, though around the corner on the Pacific the water was chilly, in the upper 60s.

The local bait situation rebounded this week, we had good supplies of sardinas, anchoveta and caballito. Mullet schools are also now moving in along the beach stretches and these baitfish have brought in more roosterfish, as anglers reported releasing some of these fish that were over 40 lb.,still early in the season for these gamefish, which typically peak later in June.

Striped marlin action had faded over the full moon phase, but later in the week were once again found scattered offshore of San Jose del Cabo and near the 1150 spot, not in huge numbers, but still a fair chance at catching multiple fish. We did not see any dorado of wahoo activity to speak of at this time.

The few yellowfin tuna we saw came from near Vinorama while drift fishing with bait, sizes ranged to over 30 lb. Though these fish were very spotty, sporadically biting earlier in the morning and there was increased pressure to deal with, as many charter boats from the East Cape area were traveling the added distance to fish these same grounds, as apparently they do not have much going on their own local spots.

The majority of local charters were concentrating on the bottom and inshore action, which was more consistent compared to surface pelagics at this time. Using a combination of yo-yo jigs and various baits, there were species such as red snapper, yellow snapper, barred pargo, whitefish, triggerfish, amberjack, leopard grouper, bonito, sierra, jack crevalle, black skipjack and African pompano all accounted for. This action varied from day to day where the better action was encountered.

Good Fishing, Eric