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Gordo Banks Pangas
10087 Shadow Rd.
La Mesa
California 91941
Phone: (800) 408-1199
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Gordo Banks Pangas

717 Black Marlin
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Eric Brictson, the charter representative, settled in Southern Baja in 1985. Prior to moving to the Cape, Eric spent over 25 years fishing off of the coastal waters of California and Oregon. Eric is an English speaking American who oversees virtually every aspect of the charter operations. Unequaled quality and professional service are the standards that the entire crew at Gordo Banks Pangas strive to bring, with the main goal always being custom satisfaction. Features · Closet Panga Fleet to the Gordo Banks Experienced Guides Early departures...the best chance for wahoo Quality tackle provided VHF radio Bimini tops for shade Insured Fish Filleting Full six hour charters

Gordo Banks Pangas Gordo Banks Pangas location is ideally situated at the gateway of the Sea of Cortez and is the closest sportfishing fleet to the world famous Gordo Banks, it is only a 10 mile cruise from the launch area of La Playita beach to these incredible fishing grounds, which are considered the most productive and consistent area in all of Los Cabos. The variety and quality of the available gamefish makes this a true fishermen's paradise. Species such as marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, sierra, pargo, along with many other types can be found throughout the year, depending on gamefish migrations, bait supply, water temperature, and ocean currents. Charters cover the region from Cabo San Lucas to Vinorama. Gordo Banks Pangas is located in the fishing village of La Playita, on the eastern edge of a scenic coastal lagoon at the mouth of Rio San Jose. La Playita is just minutes away from historic San Jose del Cabo. Only 10 miles from Los Cabos International Airport and 20 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Hotel Information For convenience book your hotel through Gordo Banks Pangas and receive discounts at either the Tropicana Inn or Hotel La Playita. Each hotel features air-conditioned rooms with two queen sized beds, pool and restaurants. Inquire about our combined hotel and fishing package deals

La Playa Directions You want to head into downtown San Jose del Cabo, travel north (from Cabo San Lucas) on the main highway past La Jolla Resort, Coral Baja, Domino's Pizza, RV Park, then take the first or second right, probably the best way is to look for the tall yellow metal monument in the center highway divider, take a right there, it will pass Plaza Los Cabos on the right and dead end into a Blvd. that goes along the beach, passing several hotels on your right, Fiesta Inn, Posada Real, Crown Plaza, Royal Solaris and then will run into Presidente Hotel, you will want to take the left hand turn that is about 100 yards before Presidente Hotel, it only goes left, go for about 1/2 mile and look for the first right, not the rodeo, you will see signs leading to the new Marina, golf course and Poblado La Playa, it is just across the street from where the Red Cross and Fire Station is, well marked, go on the road to La Playa, it is paved, is about 2 miles all together to where the boats are, there will be a series of traffic circles, Mexican Glorietas, the first one is after you pass through the main San Jose (mostly dry) river bed, anyway take a left at the first circle, this one really only goes left, go up over the hill and at the bottom of the rise you will see the next circle, take a right, go a few hundred yards and it only goes left at the this circle, go up over the hill and take a right at the final circle, main heavy equipment construction storage yard will be on your right, follow this road all the way to the beach where we launch, chain link fence will be on your right the whole way, when you get to the pangas on the beach, veer to the far left as you are facing the water, the north side of the beach, GORDO BANKS PANGAS sign will be in front of a palapa fish filleting hut, I will be there to meet you, my car will be a blue Ford pick up, four-door crew cab. You should have no problem finding us, but if you have any other questions let me know. The fish has been very good lately, so hopefully that continues.

Gamefish Migrations ( peak seasons ) Amberjack...............March > June Dorado..............April > December Grouper.............May > November Jack Crevalle............March > July Marlin (various species)..January > November Pargo.................March > August Roosterfish................May > July Sailfish..............July > November Tuna (Yellowfin)..........Year round Wahoo.........October > December

Equipment Used:
Recommended Fishing Tackle One light to medium 6 or 7 foot fiberglass casting rod with a Penn 500 sized reel loaded with 20 to 30 pound quality monofilament. One medium action 6 to 7 foot fiberglass rod with a Penn 113 H sized reel loaded with 30 to 50 pound quality monofilament. One medium / heavy action trolling rod with a Penn 114 H sized reel loaded with 50 to 80 pound quality monofilament. Assorted bait hooks # 1 to # 10/0, mono and wire leader material, feathers, hoochies, rapalas, casting and yo-yo type lures (2 to 5 oz.)

Fishing Charter Prices Cruisers Available for Charter 28 ft. Californian = $ 350 30 ft. Phoenix = $ 380 31 ft. Bertram = $ 430 32 ft. Innovator = $ 480 33 ft. Blackfin = $ 480 Pangas Prices 22 ft. Panga = $180 23 ft. Super Panga = $ 220

Other information:
Gordo Banks Pangas La Playita, P.O. 140 San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur Mexico C.P. 23400 Reservations : 800 408-1199 Phone / Fax : 011-52-624-142-1147 e-mail :

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50 pound bull dorado

258 lb. Yellowfin Tuna

Nice Catch !

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