GORDO BANKS PANGAS
January 14th, 2024
Tourist activity has significantly decreased throughout these last 2 weeks. We continue to have really nice weather with colder mornings than usual. Perfect temperatures throughout the day for fishing and beach activities.
The main target species this week was tuna, dorado, and marlin.
The fleet continues to catch nice sized tuna at Iman and Punta Gorda, though not as many as compared to last week. Most of these fish are in the 20–30-pound range, with some nicer ones in the mix of up to 60-70 pounds. Best action for these fish has been later in the day usually closer to noon. The tuna bite seems to be slowing down quite a bit as we have not seen great numbers in the last 3-4 days. We are using live sardines for these tuna, though the sardine supply was limited this week. The bait guys continue to net sardines towards Cabo Real and head back towards the marina to supply our boats before they head out.
Dorado action continues to be consistent. We are finding best action while drifting and trolling live sardines. These dorado tend to swim in big schools, so there is a good chance of hooking more than one at a time. Most of these dorado are nice sized and we continue to see big bulls in the mix of up to 40 pounds.
We did not see many wahoo this week. The few that were caught were on the smaller size. The boats that put in the time were lucky to get one or two bites all day. These wahoo strikes were on Rapalas, Nomads, and ballyhoo. Best action was between La Fortuna and Cardón. We did get word of a couple 50+ pounders that were lost near the boat.
The main highlight this week was the Striped Marlin bite. Most of the boats targeting marlin are starting 4-5 miles out from our marina and covering the grounds towards Chileno and Cerro Colorado. We have been able to flip live bait at them as we are seeing many of them on the surface. Most of these marlin are hitting ballyhoo and lures.
The Sierra bite was also good this week throughout most of our shoreline. Most of these Sierra are caught with live sardines, shiny jigs, or small Rapalas. We have also been picking up a few smaller groupers and snapper throughout the shore.
Whale watching has been incredible as we are spotting them less than a mile from shore. On some days, we can spot them from our fillet station.
As a reminder, we are giving away a full day fishing charter for up to 3 people (26 ft. super panga). We will decide through a draw who the winner is when we hit 250 reviews on Trip Advisor! To enter this give away, we are kindly asking for a Trip Advisor or Google review to help expand our presence. It would be great if you could include pictures of your latest or previous fishing trips with us.
Good Fishing, Brian