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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cabo San Lucas Weekly Fishing Report

tunacatch.jpgRead below for our weekly Cabo San Lucas fishing report. With the current temperatures still in the high 70s, now is the perfect time to book that vacation and fishing trip to Cabo San Lucas. We here at Cabo San Lucas Villas are ready to help you find the perfect vessel and crew to spend the day fishing the beautiful azure Sea of Cortez. Then we will help you find the perfect villa with outside BBQ and Palapa Bar so you can grill up your daily catch and entertain your guest with cocktails and a succulent seafood meal.

Don't wait too long. Give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas today.

Gordo Banks Pangas
San Jose del Cabo
January 23, 2010
Anglers –
As the west coast of the United States continues to be hammered by a series of back to back powerful storms the Southern Baja California region has been enjoying warmer than usual mild winter time conditions. There have been scattered clouds and high temperatures are hovering around 80 degrees. Winds have been moderate, ocean conditions have been comfortable for anglers, though the south wind is predicted to gust up to 20 miles per hour the next couple of days. Water temperatures are averaging 75 degrees throughout most of the area, this is several degrees higher than normal for this time of year. Live bait has consisted mainly of caballito, sardinas and sardineta, with mackerel being very scarce.

Billfish action slowed down, below normal for this period, charters targeting striped marlin worked hard to catch one marlin and multiple billfish catches were not common. It was strange that sailfish were still being hooked into on a fairly regular basis. Casting live baits to tailing marlin was the most common method, other boats did hook fish while drifting live baits deeper in the areas where they had seen free jumping stripers.

Not much inshore action now, sierra and roosterfish were scattered and not numerous. Bottom fishing was not producing consistent numbers of fish either, a few yellowtail were starting to show in the reports, so hopefully more of these jacks will migrate into the area and start providing a welcome option for anglers.

Yellowfin tuna were schooling on the Gordo Banks, fish ranged in size from 10 pounds to over 100 pounds. Lots of skipjack and pesky seagulls were making anglers work that much harder to hook into the yellowfin tuna. Most strikes were coming while drift fishing with sardinas or chunk bait from skipjack and sardineta. The pressure also increased on these fishing grounds since this was one of the few areas where there was a good chance at catching tuna.

Dorado were found spread out through most of the zone, being found close to shore, as well as offshore. Striking on a wide range of baits and lures, most of these fish were smaller schooling size fish under 15 pounds, but there were some exceptions of fish over 25 pounds being landed.


This winter has had its share of unusually activity, among them being the availability of nicer sized tuna on the Gordo Banks and the fact that there are still wahoo holding in the area. The few wahoo that have been accounted for recently have preferred striking on bait versus lures. Rigged dead baits have probably accounted for more fish than live baits, with sardinetas being their favorite, more wahoo were hooked mid morning after the surface of the ocean had a chance to warm some than early in the morning when the wahoo were more in a hibernation mode.


The combined panga fleet launching from La Playita/Puerto Los Cabos sent out approximately 58 charters for the past week, with anglers accounting for a fish count of: 7 sailfish, 6 striped marlin, 9 wahoo, 118 dorado, 83 yellowfin tuna, 11 roosterfish, 29 sierra, 13 amberjack, 15 bonito, 10 cabrilla, 7 yellowtail and 16 pargo.


Good Fishing,

Eric






GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
800 4081199
Los Cabos 1421147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
www.gordobanks.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

12 Tribes Restaurant

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Located next to the Casa Dorada Resort on Medano Beach is the 12 Tribes Restaurant, offering international cuisine from around the world inspired by the Bible's 12 Tribes. Going back to the beginnings of cooking, 12 Tribes offers a menu that focuses on aromas, sensations, and flavors that appeal to the very basic of cooking ingredients. This gorgeous restaurant sits over Medano Beach and offers a truly romantic view of the famous Land's End Arch and Medano Bay.

Menu Items include such international dishes as Roasted duck glazed with apple sauce from an Italian recipe, Grilled beef loin on orange tequila sauce from Israel, Ethiopian veal, Salmon marinated in vodka from Russian, and Tortilla Soup from native Mexico. 12 Tribes is truly an international experience and a fantastic evening eatery.

12 Tribes is easily accessible from the many resorts that line Medano Beach as well as a short drive from any of the villas in the Pedregal. Make sure to check out 12 Tribes on your next visit to Cabo San Lucas. Give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas to make that vacation possible.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Villa Alegranza Web Gallery

Make sure you check out more pictures of the luxurious Villa Alegranza Residential Resort in San Jose Del Cabo at our website CaboSanLucasVillas.net. And then makes sure to give us a call so that we can help you plan a relaxing vacation to Cabo San Lucas.

Villas Alegranza

11B42922-178A-47D2-BDBD-743359610A95.jpgWhile many people enjoy coming to Cabo San Lucas for the sun, the beaches, the amusements, and the non stop party life, several miles down the road is the relaxing and peaceful San Jose Del Cabo, the sister city to Cabo San Lucas. Here one can take in the true culture of Cabo San Lucas as you stroll the cobblestone streets, dine at secluded cafes and restaurants, and let time slow down to a peaceful crawl as you shop the small and rustic shops that line the streets of this sleepy hamlet.


Overlooking the Sea of Cortez in San Jose Del Cabo is the luxurious Alegranza Residential Resort. These two to three bedroom condos offer the perfect respite for those who want to spend their vacation in peace and quiet and enjoy utter relaxation. These condos offer breathtaking ocean views and are walking distance to downtown San Jose Del Cabo.


Enjoy your time at Alegranza by playing a few rounds of golf, relax by the pool, enjoy margaritas on your private seaside dinning terrace, and refresh the senses with a complete health spa and fitness center.

Villa Alegranza is the perfect stay for those looking to relax and unwind and we here at Cabo San Lucas Villas are more than happy to make that a reality. So give us a call and let us help you find yourself at Villa Alegranza for a perfect relaxing vacation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Workout Party This Friday

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Like to workout? Stop on by the Passion Club at the ME by Melia at Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas this Friday dressed in your favorite workout attire and receive a free domestic drink. With music by DJ EBAR and No Cover, take this opportunity to have a good time to party in your favorite casual fitness attire.

Not in Cabo San Lucas? Then give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas and we will help you find the perfect villa to stay in while you enjoy a fantastic winter vacation in Cabo San Lucas.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fishing Report

Winter season is one of the best times to come to Cabo San Lucas for a fishing trip and as our local fishing report states the weather has been absolutely gorgeous with temperatures in the high 70s. Whether you enjoy the thrill and excitement of sport fishing or prefer a casual Sunday cruise, we here at Cabo San Lucas Villas can find you the perfect fishing experience. So make sure you give us a call and let us help you find the perfect Villa and the perfect Vessel for a perfect Winter Vacation Fishing Trip.


Gordo Banks Pangas
San Jose del Cabo
January 17, 2010
Anglers –
Winter conditions are quite pleasant in Southern Baja, sunny skies, high temperatures near 80 degrees and lows of about 50 degrees, all in all very comfortable considering we are in the midst of winter. Water temperatures are ranging from the lower 70s up to 76 degrees, Clarity has fluctuated with the varying currents. Live sardinas continue to be hard to come by and larger baitfish like mackerel, caballito and sardineta have been available most days. Whale watching is now in full swing and will be peaking in the next couple of months.


Fleets have concentrated most of their efforts on surface fishing for billfish, dorado, tuna, wahoo etc…Not much bottom fishing now, for the few that have tried they have reported minimal success, as the water temperatures cool we expect bottom action to improve. The sierra action also slowed way down this past week, the lack of schooling sardinas most likely the reason for this.
Striped marlin continue to highlight the offshore scene, the Old Light House being one of the hot spots, these fish are also spread out in the direction of the Sea of Cortez, striking on various baits, as well as on trolled lures. Most of the marlin are ranging 90 to 130 pounds. A few (70 to 100 lb.) sailfish still around as well, a bit unusual for January.

The yellowfin tuna have been playing hide and seek, early in the week a handful of yellowfin in the 40 to 60 pound class were accounted for off of the Gordo Banks. Other larger tuna were seen breezing the surface, but just were not in the mood to strike, the fish that were landed hit on chunk bait from skipjack or concinero. Breaking news is that one 220 pound yellowfin tuna was caught by a trio of local La Playita pangeros on Thursday, they had been trolling a live skipjack on the Outer Gordo Bank when the cow hit, on 80 pound tackle they were able to tag team the tuna to gaff within one hour.

Dorado were being caught throughout the area, most of the fish were taken on bait, but they were hitting lures as well. The majority of the do dos were in the 5 to 15 pound range, with a few larger fish in the 20 to 30 pound class accounted for. A dead sea lion was encountered drifting offshore of San Jose del Cabo and it attracted a huge school of nicer sized dorado, so anyone that was able to get in on that action had a day to remember. For the most part normal catches per charter for dorado was 2,3,4 or 5 fish.

The water conditions near Cardon and La Fortuna actually improved to start the week, it was very clean and blue, this triggered the wahoo to become more active, perhaps their last hoorah for the season. Anglers reported taking numerous strikes on caballito, sardineta and mackerel, at times they also hit trolled skirted lead heads and Rapalas. This latest group of wahoo were running larger sized, 30 to 50 pounds.

The combined fleet of pangas launching out of La Playita/Puerto Los Cabos sent out approximately 59charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 4 sailfish, 16 striped marlin, 4 hammerhead shark, 18 wahoo, 30 yellowfin tuna, 194 dorado, 32 sierra, 8 roosterfish, 7 amberjack, 8 cabrilla, 16 pargo and 18 triggerfish.


Good Fishing, Eric
GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
800 4081199
Los Cabos 1421147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
www.gordobanks.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Villa Casa Grande Gallery

Make sure you stop on over to the Villa Casa Grande Picture Gallery to see more of this breathtaking 6 bedroom Villa in the Pedregal and then give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas to book your next vacation to Cabo San Lucas to let us know you want to stay at Villa Casa Grande.

Villa Casa Grande

26900ACB-6B8E-4B29-BEC4-9AF1CE760285.jpg One of the most breathtaking experiences about renting a villa in the Pedregal, the great cliff edge that is the tip of Baja California, is that every villa has extraordinary cliff views of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The 6 bedroom and 7 bath villa Casa Grande is one of these breathtaking villas perched on the sun drenched cliffs of the Pedregal. Casa Grande features six stunning and luxurious bedrooms that cater to sun filled mornings and romantic sunset evenings. Casa Grande also features a spacious gourmet kitchen and gathering rome. There is also a covered outside seating area with lush plants and wicker furniture and provides a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, a perfect place to gather with friends, drink margaritas, and share in the flaming red sky of the setting sun and the twinkling of the clear and bright star-filled night sky.

Outside, Casa Grande, also provides an abundance of lounge chairs and open patio space to spend the day relaxing underneath the warm Cabo San Lucas sun, and when things get too warm, there is a large private pool and jacuzzi to cool down in.

Casa Grande is also only a short walk from the private palm lined Pedregal Beach and only a mile from Downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Whether you are looking for seclusion and relaxation or a fun filled winter respite, Casa Grande in the Pedregal is one of many luxurious villas that we here at Cabo San Lucas Villas know you will enjoy. So don't hesitate and give us a call and let us here at Cabo San Lucas Villas help you plan your vacation to Villa Casa Grande in sunny Cabo San Lucas.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Get Out Of The Cold And Into The Sun

caboweather.jpgThere seems to be a bit of a cold front in the greater United States, but here in Cabo San Lucas the weather is beautiful. Today was a Sunny high of 72 degrees and tomorrow looks even better with a high of 74. It is for this reason that Cabo San Lucas is one of the number one vacation spots all year round. There is so much to see and so much to do in Cabo San Lucas. Fishing, Golf, Water Sports, Horseback Riding, and spending the nights out on the town in the restaurants and bars are some of the popular activities of Cabo San Lucas Vacationers. So why don't you get out of the cold and into the sun. We here are Cabo San Lucas Villas are more than happy to find you the perfect Private Villa with luxurious amenities to make your first vacation of 2010 one to remember.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Keep the New Year Going with a Fishing Trip to Cabo San Lucas

Now that the new year is underway why not keep the new year going right with a fishing trip to Cabo San Lucas. Check out our Fish Report below and then give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas so that we can help you find the perfect villa and set you up with a fishing yacht. Keep the New Year going. Spend it in Cabo San Lucas.

Gordo Banks Pangas

San Jose del Cabo

Happy New Year’s!

January 3, 2010

Anglers –

Crowds of tourists increased during this past week, as New Year’s Day approached local weather was wintrier, though most days the sun was shining. The exception was on Monday when a cold front swept through the area, bringing as much as two inches of rainfall throughout the day and the high temperature for the day only reached into the lower 60s, which is almost unheard of locally and maybe occurs an average of one day per year. Winds from the north are now more persistent, this has created a cooling trend for water temperatures, as well as pushing in greener currents. Water temperatures at this time are ranging from 73 to 77 degrees. The conditions have limited options for anglers, but despite the not so favorable conditions anglers did report some respectable catches, hopes are that the weather will settle down and we can start the new year of 2010 off with some quality fishing action. Whales like the cooling waters and are now being seen in greater numbers with each passing day.

Obtaining sufficient supplies of live sardinas continue to be problematic, more often than not there were only minimal amounts to go around, not enough to use for chumming, as would be normal when using the sardinas for bait. Mackerel also became scarcer, as seems to be the normal scenario during the full moon phase. Large schools of skipjack moved into the area off of San Jose del Cabo where mackerel normally school and this has scattered the baitfish.

Due to the limited bait supplies anglers are using what bait is available and a combination of trolling lures. Sierra have moved in along coastal stretches in big numbers, hitting most readily on sardinas, but also whiling to strike on smaller sized hoochies and Rapalas. Dorado were still in the area, but not easy to find, some smaller dodos were found close to shore and a handful of dorado up to 25 pounds were encountered further from shore where charters were mainly targeting striped marlin. The best marlin action is now on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas where the concentrations of stripers are, though the billfish are not as numerous in the direction of the Sea of Cortez. Hugo Pino, the famed La Playita Pangero, landed a 400 pound black marlin off of the Gordo Banks while trolling a hard to come by bolito for bait on Monday during rainy weather conditions.

Another highlight of the week was an estimated 300 pound yellowfin tuna that was landed by Nino Rochin on Tuesday, Nino is a long time La Playita pangero and was using a larger sized skipjack for bait, because the preferred smaller sized bolito were hard to find. This likely will be the last of the 300 pound super cow sized tuna to go down on record for the year of 2009, when approximately a dozen yellowfin of over 300 pounds have been accounted for by the local fleets fishing in vicinity of the Gordo Banks. A few other yellowfin up to 150 pounds were also landed off of the Banks this week, but the conditions were the main factor in limiting how many boats even concentrated on this area, the baitfish were also becoming progressively harder to come by, but most baits that were slow trolled did result in strikes by either tuna, marlin, dorado or sharks.

As water temperatures drop and we transition into winter conditions the elusive wahoo are becoming harder to find, though everyday a few of these speedsters are being landed by anglers trolling the areas from Punta Gorda to La Fortuna, the wahoo that were brought in weighed from 15 to 50 pounds, striking on skirted lead heads, rapalas and larger baitfish. Every year is a bit different, last year at this time the weather was warmer and wind was not so much of a factor, the wahoo actually stayed around through the first couple of weeks of February. If this cooling trend continues the chances are that the remaining wahoo will be seeking out warmer southern waters in the coming weeks.

Very little bottom fishing is now going on, too much current to really be able to concentrate on the rock piles. We expect to see this action become more of an option soon, as it is the time to start looking for some snapper, pargo, cabrilla, amberjack and hopefully another strong run of migrating yellowtail.

The combined panga fleets launching from La Playita/Puerto Los Cabos sent out approximately 118 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of:

1 black marlin, 2 sailfish, 17 striped marlin, 8 hammerhead shark, 508 sierra, 14 roosterfish, 16 wahoo, 67 dorado, 58 yellowfin tuna, 28 bonito, 8 amberjack, 11 cabrilla and 13 pargo.

Good Fishing, Eric

GORDO BANKS PANGAS
Eric Brictson
Owner/Operator
800 4081199
Los Cabos 1421147
ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
www.gordobanks.com
 
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