GORDO BANKS PANGAS
June 21, 2020
As of this week the Los Cabos area has begun the reopening process, we have seen the first tourists starting to arrive since early March. This will be a slow process, following new safety protocols which in are now in place. Sportfishing services are now allowed, many restaurants and other businesses also are reopening, all under strict new guidelines.
Summer weather has arrived, typical warm sunny days, little cloud cover, slight breezes and some increase in humidity. We have not seen any signs of any tropical storms developing yet, still early in the season for this, we are hoping that we are spared of any serious impact this summer, we have already dealt with enough this year.
Only a handful of fishing charters went out this week, mainly past regular clients, anxious to get back out on the water. Best action was found north of Iman Bank, near San Luis and Vinorama, this is where cleaner current were found. Water temperatures are in the upper 70’s, caballito, mullet and ballyhoo were available for bait. Anglers did well on yo-yo jigs as well.
Catches included red snapper (huachinango), amberjack, various cabrilla, dogtooth snapper, bonito, wahoo, dorado and striped marlin. Most numerous were the red snapper, biting best early in the day. Only one or two wahoo reported, others strikes were lost, same for dorado, ocean turned a bit off colored for these species. Striped marlin action remained steady, but not wide open like in past weeks, fish were a bit more finicky.
Some quality trophy sized roosterfish found along the shoreline, this is now peak season for these species, please remember that these prized fighting gamefish should always be released with care so that they can live and reproduce and keep future stocks healthy.
We expect some great action coming up and as we get further into summer the yellowfin tuna should become more active on the local high spots, also soon we will see the black and blue marlin appearing.
Back in business, Eric