July 20, 2019
With summer progressing, we saw light numbers of anglers arriving this past week, though weather conditions are stable with no tropical storms forming at this time. Ocean swells are moderate and winds were not much of a factor, swirling from the south mainly later in the day. Mostly sunny skies, high temperatures in the mid-80s, but with combined heat index it is feeling more like 95 degrees. Ocean conditions turned over yet again to start the week following strong south wind, this laid down the next day and since the conditions have rebounded, back up to 80 degrees and also blue within a couple miles of shore.
Most of the fishing action for local fleets was concentrated from the Iman Bank and north to Vinorama, this is where the water was cleaner. Using caballito, moonfish, ballyhoo and strips of squid anglers working the bottom structure for a few red snapper, bonito, cabrilla and amberjack, though this action was spotty. Highlight off the bottom were a handful of nice amberjack up to 50 lb.
Some yellowfin tuna were found near Vinorama, trolling hoochie type lures, drift fishing with strips of squid and also some on yo-yo jigs, these tuna were in the 10 to 20 lb. range, mid-week was best, bite was on and off, just like the ocean conditions.
We saw increased numbers of dorado showing up, though the majority of these were smaller sized fish, but again a couple of much larger bulls weighing over 50 lb. were reported from a cruiser fishing near Cabrillo Seamount, scattered throughout the region, striking on a variety of trolled feathers and rigging baits.
Along the shoreline anglers still had chances at roosterfish, though numbers were less now than in previous weeks, more jack crevalle than anything else.
Best chances at billfish seemed to be straight offshore of San Jose del Cabo and towards the 1150 spot, though we did not have many anglers that did try this option, we heard of reports of some blue marlin strikes.
The combined sportfishing fleet launching out of the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out an estimated 57 charters for the week and anglers reported an approximate fish count of: 1 blue marlin, 29 dorado, 27 yellowfin tuna, 1 broomtail grouper, 1 pompano, 1 porgy, 8 leopard grouper, 26 Mexican bonito, 16 red snapper, 4 yellow snapper, 11 amberjack, 15 roosterfish, 32 jack crevalle and 24 triggerfish.
Good Fishing, Eric