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