Fishing in January 2014
January 14, 2014
Gordo Banks Pangas, January 18 Fish Report
Visitors to Los Cabos are finding the weather to be warm and very pleasant. Locally we have seen high temperatures in the 80s with water temperatures ranging from 70/74 degrees.
Scattered numbers of dorado are being encountered, most of these in small schools, with average sizes of 5 to 15 pounds. Some areas are holding an occasional Wahoo, most of these taken on trolled rapala type lures in the 15 to 25 pound class.
Striped marlin were still concentrated on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, most of these fish were striking on bait down deep off of the Old Lighthouse. Some marlin are also being found scattered on the surface, but this was hit or miss, no concentration of baitfish now to create any feeding frenzy.
We have also had a few reports of yellowfin tuna traveling offshore with porpoise. Other schooling yellowfin were hooked on yo-yo jigs off the San Luis and Iman Banks. Most of the tuna we have seen in recent days were in the 10 to 15 lb. class.
The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 68 charters this past week, with anglers accounting for a fish count of: 3 striped marlin, 3 wahoo, 23 yellowfin tuna, 105 bonito, 28 sierra, 14 roosterfish, 76 dorado, 2 mako shark, 3 hammerhead,13 pargo and 22 triggerfish.