Browse Recent San Jose del Cabo Baja California Fishing Reports

First Hurricane forms, Mixed Bag for Anglers by Eric Brictson (5/31/2014)
Offshore action remained very good for striped marlin, the grounds straight off of San Jose del Cabo, from 10 to 17 miles has been the most productive zone recently
Marlin Action Close to Shore, Dorado Scattered - San Joe del Cabo April 26 by Eric Brictson (4/27/2014)
Most of the local panga charters are either targeting the close by billfish action, or heading north towards the San Luis Bank, where they are targeting a variety of structure species, working yo-yo jigs off the high spots.
Warmer Conditions Heat Up Action by Eric Brictson (2/23/2014)
Anglers have been enjoying quality action for dorado, some wahoo and even yellowfin tuna showing in the fish counts.
Yellowfin Tuna Action, Though Shortage of Bait by Eric Brictson (10/18/2013)
The most consistent fishing action recently was found from the Iman to San Luis Bank. This is where sportfishing fleets from all directions are congregating, dicing and chumming with fresh cut squid, while drift fishing with strips of the same bait on light tackle,
Epic Roosterfish Action by Eric Brictson (6/16/2013)
Roosterfish in the 30 to 70 pound class reported every day. The roosters were striking on caballito and moonfish, slowly trolled along the beach stretches, just outside the breaker zone. With practically the entire fleet now targeting this bite, it will be interesting to see how long this fishery can remain productive, heavy boat pressure seems to result in negative impact.
Yellowtail, Wahoo, Marlin aand Roosterfish all Bite by Eric Brictson (5/05/2013)
Anglers found that rapidly changing conditions was causing the action to change from day to day. There had been the great yellowtail bite throughout the area, especially for the larger fish on the Gordo Banks,then water temps warmed up last week and this bite came to a standstill. To take up the slack the wahoo went on a good bite on the grounds north of Punta Gorda
Up and Down Conditions Scattered Action by Eric Brictson (4/14/2013)
The great striped marlin action slowed down to just a few fish here and there, some feeding marlin were found off of the La Laguna and Punta Gorda area,
Warming Weather Helps Improve Bite by Eric Brictson (3/17/2013)
Charters launching from Cabo San Lucas Marina are finding large numbers of yellowfin tuna in the 15 to 20 pound range on the Pacific side near the San Jaime Banks, los of porpoise activity in this same area.
Sierra, Dorado and Bottom Action Found by Eric Brictson (2/23/2013)
Dorado have been harder to find in recent days, often being found later on when the sun warms the ocean surface some, no big schools, just a few fish here or there, average sizes ranged from 5 to 15 lb.
Sierra and Dorado found Cose to Shore by Eric Brictson (1/20/2013)
Slow trolling baits produced roosterfish, most of them juvenile sized, with an occasional fish to 20 pounds reported. Dorado were still found, those numbers dropped off with the cooling waters, small schools were encountered, sizes averaged 5 to 20 pounds.
Dorado and Wahoo Action off Punta Gorda by Eric Brictson (12/23/2012)
Most common species were dorado, hooked on trolled lures and various baitfish, sizes ranged from 5 to 40 pounds and many anglers were easily landing their two fish limits, while releasing additional fish. Wahoo also went on the bite in recent days, hot spot was off of Punta Gorda and live bait, especially mackerel, were taking aggressive strikes, sizes were averaging in the 15 to 30 pound class.
Cows Biting on the Gordo Banks by Eric Brictson (11/03/2012)
Largest yellowfin tuna brought in this week for the local panga fleet was landed by Michael Brady of Pasadena and weighed in at 280 pounds.
Tuna and Dorado Most Common Catch by Eric Brictson (10/21/2012)
Before the storm there had been a great bite for yellowfin tuna off of the Cabeza Ballena and Santa Maria area. The tuna were mostly in the 10 to 15 pound range, with lots of skipjack mixed in and a few dorado.
Cows on the Gordo Banks by Eric Brictson (10/05/2012)
he cow bells are ringing on the Gordo Banks.There were more larger yellowfin tuna caught this week, the Gordo Banks produced quite a few yellowfin tuna over 100 pounds and maybe ten tuna over 200 pounds were landed by the combined Puerto Los Cabos fleet.
Cow Sized Yellowfin Showing on Gordo Banks by Eric Brictson (9/09/2012)
Dorado remain the most common species being encountered by charter fleets, the majority of the fish have been small to medium, 5 to 15 lb., though there has been a fair share of larger specimens mixed in.
Dorado and Tuna Hightlight Bite by Eric Brictson (8/12/2012)
Most charters were catching near limits of dorado, many smaller fish, but also a fair numbers of 20 pound or larger specimens being accounted for.
Big Tuna Show Near San Luis Bank by Eric Brictson (7/29/2012)
Everyday this week we have been hearing reports of large yellowfin tuna being hooked into, in the 150 to 200 plus pound class, these fish were striking on live bolito in and around the Iman to San Luis Bank, so for a handful of these fish have been landed, specimens of 150 and 213 lb.
Dorado Schooling near Buoys by Eric Brictson (7/06/2012)
Sizes of the dorado ranged from 5 to 50 pounds. Fish were striking on caballito, mullet, small skipjack and particularly on sardinas, for anglers that were able to purchase them, which was only for fleets from north of Los Frailes.
G20 High Security, Ocean Conditions Just Improving by Eric Brictson (6/17/2012)
Anglers are being confronted with these unfavorable ocean conditions, not so much cooler temperatures, greatest factor being the high chlorophyll levels that is creating greenish brown waters that just do not attract the baitfish which in turn bring in the gamefish.
Cooler Water Slows Action, Yellowtail do Bite by Eric Brictson (5/26/2012)
While there were no tuna, dorado or exotic wahoo frenzies to report, anglers did find some mixed inshore action, along the shoreline and off the rocky high spots.
Marlin Action Wide Open off of SJDC by Eric Brictson (5/07/2012)
The marlin are striking on a variety of trolled baits and artificial lures. Local panga fleets were reported incredible success while slow trolling with dead bolito, while caballito and skipack also worked, the billfish seemed to prefer the bolito, striking on the fresh dead bait without hesitation.
Variety of Species, Water Warming by Eric Brictson (4/21/2012)
Most panga charters are still finding their best opportunities closer to shore, for roosterfish, sierra, pargo, grouper and amberjack and a few yellowtail.
Water Temp Warms, Action Improves by Eric Brictson (4/01/2012)
ffshore action improved in recent days, off of San Jose del Cabo, 15 to 20 miles out, charters were finding good numbers of striped marlin, seeing the marlin free jumping, tailing in the swells and anglers were also taking blind strikes while trolling.
Mixed Bag for Anglers, Inshore Action Best by Eric Brictson (3/22/2012)
For most of the month of March anglers found the most consistent fishing action closer to shore. Working the various rock piles with yo-yo jigs and sardinas produced a mix bag of pargo, yellowtail, amberjack, bonito, cabrilla, triggerfish and others.
Inshore and Rock piles Producing a Variety by Eric Brictson (3/11/2012)
Cardon proved to be one of the more productive areas this past week, larger sized sierra, some snapper , amberjack, bonito and cabrilla off the bottom, this is also where quite a few out of season dorado have been found.
Inshore, Bottom and some Surface Action by Eric Brictson (2/16/2012)
At this time conditions have improved and for the past few days anglers are catching limited numbers of yellowfin tuna while drift fishing with sardinas. These tuna are weighing in the 30 to 50 pound class.
Yellowfin Tuna Bite on Iman Bank by Eric Brictson (2/05/2012)
The Iman and San Luis Bank were attracting a number of yellowfin tuna, averaging 20 to 70 pounds, anglers were chumming with sardinas to entice these tuna, which would come up and feed at unpredictable hours, finicky from having to compete with all of the skipjack.
Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna and More by Eric Brictson (1/22/2012)
Yellowfin tuna activity has increased in recent days on the areas from the Gordo Banks to Iman, no great numbers of fish being hooked, but these fish are schooling in the area and are quality sized from 30 to 50 pounds, with fish to over 100 pounds also hooked into.
Hot Action For Dorado by Eric Brictson (12/17/2011)
or the fleets out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos, their mainstay has been for dorado, these fish were found in good numbers throughout the week, Particularly from Punta Gorda to La Fortuna, most charters were catching limits and releasing other fish as well, lures and bait are working equally well. Sizes ranged up to 25 pounds, average dorado was 10 to 12 pounds.
Dorado Take up Slack of Slow Tuna Action by Eric Brictson (11/27/2011)
Dorado action was now being found from off of the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas to Red Hill , Punta Gorda and the Iman Bank.
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