Wahoo, Dorado Provide Action on Gordo Banks ~ December 27, 2020

December 27, 2020

Busy times now through the holiday season, as a flood of tourists are arriving to enjoying their vacation time in the warm sunshine of Los Cabos. Not sure how long this influx of tourists will last, as advance reservations for January appear light at this time. With Covid vaccinations now underway, we hope that by spring time more people will be whiling to travel. We are all enjoying the great weather now, sunny skies with high temperatures averaging 75 degrees. Variable northern winds, normal patterns of cycles of a few windy days, followed by calmer conditions. Majority of the fishing action is now concentrated on the Gordo Banks and North to La Fortuna.

The most popular spot now has been the Inner Gordo, which creates heavy pressure, with panga, cruisers, yachts, tank and spear divers all congregated on this relatively small area, this has made the fish that much spookier. Wahoo action has been probably the most consistent, these fish are averaging in the 8 to 15 lb. class, with an occasional 30 lb. fish mixed in. Best action was found while casting smaller sized chrome patterned yo-yo style jigs, also some were strikes on rapalas and sardinas. With the ocean temperature still averaging 75 degrees these pelagic species are hanging around, as pressure resides some after the New Year we do expect continued action, at least until the water drops into the low 70s.

Dorado were abundant early in the week, but tapered off some through the weekend. Still found scattered throughout the region, the majority were fish under ten pounds, though we did see a few dorado over 20 lb. We expect continued action to be found as long as ocean conditions remain favorable as they are now.

More striped marlin are showing up on local grounds, as is the normal pattern in late December. This is when they follow their food source in the direction off of San Jose del Cabo. We look for this action to break wide open in the coming weeks.

Yellowfin tuna were scarce, they are still congregating on the Inner Gordo Bank, but a few fish in the 60 to 100 lb. class were accounted, they just are now super weary with all of the added holiday pressure, Hard to concentrate on drift fishing for these tuna with so many boats and divers, etc…

Not much bottom action now, a few cabrilla up to 20 lb., as well as a mix of yellow snapper, triggerfish and bonito, no big numbers though. We also expect this action to improve after the winds lay down more and water cools.

Whales continue to arrive in greater numbers, as they will now be in the area into April, when they once again migrate back north.

Good fishing, Eric

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