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Los Cabos Fishing Report – August 13, 2017

Sun, Aug 13, 2017

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August 13, 2017

It seems that with each passing day the weather is becoming more humid, increasing cloud cover, we have not had any rain recently, but presently we are feeling the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin (now renamed TS Jova) which had passed through the Gulf or Mexico and made land fall over Southern Mexico. Forecast are for possible thundershowers over the weekend. Winds have been very moderate, most likely will increase as this latest tropical system passes through and moves off to the west. Swells have been very light, though they are predicted to increase up to five or six feet by the start of this coming week. Ocean water temperatures have been up into the 85/87 degree range.

The main species of gamefish being found now has been yellowfin tuna, areas from the Gordo Banks to Iman Bank have been most productive, though schooling of fish have been found spread out throughout the region as well. Live bait has been limited to some mullet and caballito, also still a chance at obtaining sardinas in limited quantities, this is only because surf conditions have been so light, giving the bait netters a chance to find some scattered schools of the sardinas, also on some days fleets are bringing these baitfish down from areas further towards the East Cape. Using strips of giant squid is now becoming more of an everyday deal. Some chihuil and bolito have been jigged up at times on the offshore grounds and are being used for slow trolling.

The yellowfin tuna are ranging in sizes from small footballs, to over 80 lb. The larger fish have been striking on strips of squid, sardinas or trolled whole baits, on the Inner Gordo Banks and north on the Iman Bank. Bite varied from day to day, some days fish bit early, some days later, overall they proved to be more finicky and line shy, leaders not heavier than 50 lb. were best. The full moon is now waning and these darkening nights should help the bite get back on track. Average catches have ranging from 1 or 2 tuna, up to 10, depending on size and where you happen to be on a given day.

As it commonly occurs in August, it can be hard to find much variety, besides the yellowfin tuna, a few scattered mostly small dorado, as well as a handful of sailfish, an occasional wahoo sighting or missed strike, angler’s did land one 35 lb. wahoo early in the week. Not much off the bottom, strong current has been persistent and this made it even hard to affectively work the bottom, a couple of dogtooth snapper, huachinango, cabrilla, bonito, amberjack and triggerfish rounded out the structure action.

Not many charters fished along the shoreline now, late in the season for this, though we did hear of a few roosterfish being caught and released. Billfish action was limited, though one black marlin of about 360 lb. was landed and another couple of big marlin strikes were lost, also more sailfish moving in with the warmer currents and of course some striped marlin stragglers still hanging in the area, while most of these cooler water marlin have moved towards Northern Baja.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 88 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 3 striped marlin, 4 sailfish, 16 dorado, 1 wahoo, 3 amberjack, 3 dogtooth snapper, 12 bonito, 8 yellow snapper, 238 yellowfin tuna, 11 leopard grouper,2 pinto cabrilla, 18 huachinango, 9 roosterfish and 38 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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Eric Brictson / Operator

619 488-1859

Los Cabos (624) 142-1147

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Finding Your Paradise On Baja Sur’s Beautiful East Cape

Wed, Aug 09, 2017

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Los Cabos booming real estate market has, along with a concurrent explosion of new luxury resorts, transformed the coastline from cape cities Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, so that even the 20-mile coastal “tourist corridor” which connects them is awash in ambitious developments with spectacular Sea of Cortez views.

The big question now for those seeking their own slice of paradise is what’s next? Where is the next big real estate frontier?

The answer lies nearby, on the Los Cabos municipality’s gorgeous East Cape, a belly-shaped arc that juts seaward some 70 miles from the outskirts of San Jose del Cabo to Los Barriles and the Bay of Palms. Although Los Barriles and neighboring Buenavista have attracted fishermen and retirees for decades, the East Cape as a whole has, until quite recently, remained largely undeveloped, a sparsely populated paradise home to small, scattered off-the-grid homes and communities.

The East Cape is now seeing larger developments, however, headlined by the new Four Seasons Hotel & Residences at La Ribera.  Long thought of as the last bastion of “old Baja” in Los Cabos, the East Cape is experiencing its own growth spurt, and for those aspiring to coastal property in one of the most gorgeous and sought after vacation home destinations in the world, the time to buy is now.

Coastal lots have recently opened up at Boca del Salado, a breathtaking beachfront development nestled between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo Pulmo, between the mountains of the Sierra La Trinidad and the Sea of Cortez; at prices that are still incredibly affordable for such stunningly situated seaside property.

In addition to the incredible views, future Boca del Salado owners will also have easy access to the world-class water sports that put the East Cape on the map in the first place: fishing, diving, surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore tournament draws big-game anglers each summer, but the fishing is magnificent year-round. Nearby Cabo Pulmo is home to one of the oldest and largest living coral reefs in the Western Hemisphere, a protected marine sanctuary that now boasts the highest abundance of fish in the Sea of Cortez. It is unquestionably the best snorkel and dive site on the peninsula. Surfaris to gorgeous breaks at Shipwrecks and Nine Palms have long been popular among destination surfers; and each winter, strong El Norte winds turn East Cape community Los Barriles into the wind sports capital of the world.

In other words, your paradise awaits.

For more information about Boca del Salado, and the Los Cabos real estate market in general, call Los Cabos Real Estate toll free at 1-866-568-7859, visit www.LosCabosRealEstate.Pro, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com .

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Los Cabos Fishing Report August 5, 2017

Sun, Aug 06, 2017

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Aug. 6, 2017

Light summer time crowds of anglers enjoyed calmer weather patterns this past week, with no new tropical storms presently forming to the south, it appears conditions will be favorable at least through the later part of next week. It is hard to predict tropical weather forecast too far in advance this time of year. Humidity has increased, August is always a muggy month, there is more could cover, though heat is intense, with the combined heat index nearing 110 degrees. Ocean water temperatures are warming daily, up to an average of 87 degrees now, ocean swells are moderate, as no storms are near at this time.

The main target species which has been cooperating is the yellowfin tuna, with action now being found from the Gordo Banks, Cardon, Iman, San Luis to Vinorama. Sizes for the tuna has ranged from 10 lb. to 80 lb. Most all of this action has been found while drift fishing with various baits, from live and dead sardinas, caballito, chunks of skipjack and strips of squid. It is always beneficial to have as many bait options as possible for this style of fishing. Some days these fish were hitting early, other days late, so you also need to know how to ration your bait supplies accordingly. Just in recent days the yellowfin have been more active on the Gordo Banks, this will be a welcome relief for local fleets, which have had to travel as far as Vinorama to find action and then compete with all of the East Cape fleets that were traveling south to the same grounds. Numbers of tuna were not huge, but many charters were accounting for up to five fish, with many of these in the 40 to 70 lb. class, nice quality fish. A bit line shy as well, so using 30 to 50 lb. tackle has produced more action, though also many bigger fish have been broke off.

Wahoo and dorado were very sporadic, a scattering of mostly smaller sized dorado and wahoo which had bit well last week, tapered way off this week, as they often do become more sluggish when the water temperatures reaches into the upper 80s. Billfish bite was slow as well, who knows what is up with that. Plenty of sharks in the area, as many of the hooked up tuna were being bit into as they neared the boats, from the size of the bite marks, these were not small sharks.

Bottom action was not consistent, but produced a mix of huachinango, amberjack, pompano, bonito and various cabrilla species. Highlight were a few amberjack in the 40 to 50 lb. range. These fish were striking more often on yo-yo style jigs, some on whole and cut baits.

Not much inshore fishing action being dome now, some anglers did scout this option out, but did not have much to report, a few roosterfish, jack crevalle and at least one dogtooth snapper.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 76 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 4 striped marlin, 2 sailfish, 22 dorado, 6 wahoo, 7 amberjack, 3 pompano, 1 dogtooth snapper, 8 bonito, 12 yellow snapper, 202 yellowfin tuna, 14 leopard grouper, 4 spotted cabrilla, 55 huachinango, 11 jack crevalle, 6 roosterfish and 72 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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Eric Brictson / Operator

619 488-1859

Los Cabos (624) 142-1147

e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com

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Driving Down The Baja – August 4, 2017

Sat, Aug 05, 2017

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This article/info is supplied by Greg Jackson who I have known for over 50 years. I made my first drive down the Baja with Greg & Phil Smith in October of 1985.

Hi Mike,

It’s easy to get the visa at the San Ysidro border crossing at Tijuana.  After crossing the into Mexico, you drive about 500 meters along the border fence before reaching the immigration/customs area.  They need to stay to the far right and enter the separate parking area adjacent to the government building and then walk through the lobby exiting the building and turning immediately to the left to find the immigration office.  Usually there are some tables outside the office with the forms they will need to fill out.  Then you go into the office where the officer will give them paperwork to take back into the lobby area where there are two bank cashier windows, one on the left and one on the right.  Sometimes only one of the two is open.  You pay about $25 USD per visa and the teller marks the paperwork paid which is then returned to the immigration officer who will then endorse the visas and stamp the passports.  Upon exiting the parking area, they can merge into lanes that take them through the customs area.

Upon exiting customs, stay to the right and follow the signs to the toll road.  Some of the signage might also say Playas de Tijuana or Rosarito Beach.  There will be 3 tolls of 33 pesos or $1.90 USD collected on the way to Ensenada.  A nice alternative is to take the “Ruta de Vino” through the Baja wine country with lots of good dining and boutique hotels.

Driving the highway is a great adventure and I am sure your people will enjoy it.  Here are a couple of tips just in case they are first time Baja drivers:

  1. Buy car insurance.  Baja Bound is an excellent source  and the policy can be purchased online and printed out.
  2. Don’t drive at night.  I like to keep it to about 6-8 hours a day of actual driving.  An excellent place to stay for the first night is at the Baja Cactus hotel in El Rosario.  The place is very well run with nice rooms and good king size beds.  A few steps away is historic Mama Espinosas restaurant for dinner.  It’s important to fill up in El Rosario at the station next to the hotel since the next station is about 4 hours  down the road.
  3. The new edition of the Moon publishing Baja is an excellent resource for the trip.  It was written by Jennifer Kramer who has a wealth of experience traveling the peninsula.

Thanks for all your help with our last trip down.  I will get the tuna shipment out to your dad taken care of in the next couple of days.

Greg


Jim Flick Invitational Returns to Cabo del Sol Golf Courses in November

Tue, Aug 01, 2017

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Los Cabos currently has three courses ranked among the 100 Best in the World, but only one of them regularly hosts tournaments. That’s the Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, which along with its neighboring Desert Course, is the site of the annual Los Cabos Pro-Am and the Jim Flick Invitational.

The latter also showcases a pro-am format, with professionals competing for $100,000 over 72-holes of stroke play, and foursomes (featuring one professional and three amateurs) battling in handicap-adjusted best ball formats to win a 5-day trip to the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews in Scotland. The 2017 Jim Flick Invitational is scheduled for November 7 – 12.

Formerly the TaylorMade Invitational, the tournament was recently renamed in honor of the late Jim Flick, a PGA Professional and golf instructor for more than 50 years. Flick taught golf in 23 countries and worked with pros like Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, with whom he founded the Nicklaus-Flick Golf Schools.

Nicklaus’s breathtaking Ocean Course is of course the star attraction. Ranked in the top 100 in the world for 15 years running by GOLF Magazine, the Ocean Course hugs the coastline, offering stunning mountain, desert and Sea of Cortez views before concluding with what Nicklaus himself has called “the three finest holes in golf.”

Although lacking the same accolades as its Ocean neighbor, Tom Weiskopf’s Desert loop also offers an unforgettable golfing experience, and is certainly worthy of sharing the Cabo del Sol imprimatur.  The scenically sculpted layout is currently rated as the 6th best course in Mexico, and was included among Golf Week’s 50 top courses in Mexico and the Caribbean for 2017.

The inaugural Jim Flick Invitational in 2016 was won by Michael Block, head professional at the Arroyo Trabuco Country Club in Mission Viejo, California; and in the team category by the foursome of Jason Marciniec, Alan Marthinsen, Chris Raftis and Bill Sarris. As a bonus, nearly $40,000 was raised for the PGA of America’s Junior League Golf during the post-tournament Trophy Night.

Jack Nicklaus was honored with the first ever Jim Flick Trophy last year, an appropriate selection given the relationship between Nicklaus and Flick, Nicklaus’ unrivaled status as 18-time major champion, and his contributions to Los Cabos golf.

Nicklaus effectively put Los Cabos on the golfing map in the early 1990s with spectacular layouts at Palmilla, Eldorado and Cabo del Sol (Ocean); and has since built upon this legacy with the magnificent Quivira, challenging Campestre, and a unique collaboration with Greg Norman at Puerto Los Cabos. His son Jackie accepted the trophy on his behalf.

This second edition of the Jim Flick Invitational will boast an impressive list of sponsors, headlined by the PGA, Corona, Pepsi and Adidas. For registration and other information, visit jimflickinvitational.com.

For tips on resorts or rental accommodations, including luxury villas, Call Us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit www.LosCabosVillas.com, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

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Los Cabos Fishing Report – July 30, 2017

Sun, Jul 30, 2017

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July 30, 2017

We are really starting to feel like the tropical desert climate is dominating. With a series of tropical storm system developing in succession from the south, before following western paths. The latest on the list being Hurricanes Irwin and Hilary, both moving further off to the west and now downgraded to tropical storms. In Los Cabos the impact felt was increased ocean swells, to 8 to feet or more, more cloud cover, higher humidity and some isolated rai squalls on Thursday, moderately heavy in certain areas. Looks to be clearer in the coming days, though this time of year it is very hard to predict weather patterns more than a couple days in advance.

Ocean swells were definitely much larger early this week and will continue moderately for the next week, this commonly is the time of year that we see this. Though winds have been mainly increasing later in the morning or afternoon, morning hours on the water were relatively nice. Water temperatures are now averaging 80 to 84 degrees throughout the region. Clarity a bit stirred up closer to shore, due to currents and swells, but clean blue water is being encountered within a few miles of shore. Early in the week there were sardinas found in limited quantities, as well as caballito and mullet. With increased wave activity it is has been not possible to safely reach where the sardinas were schooling, though there are some sardinas found inside of the marina channel area. Other bait options has been using strips of squid, which is just beginning to prove to be a successful option.

Most common areas now being targeted by local sportfishing fleets have been from off of Chileno Bay and north towards Vinorama, for the most part during summer months the waters are calmer in the direction of the Sea of Cortez, rather than on the Pacific.

In recent days the billfish action has improved, decent numbers of blue and striped marlin were being hooked into while trolling lures in open offshore waters most of the stripers being under 100 lb., blues were averaging 150 to 200 lb., with one blue marlin, estimated at 500 lb., lost due to tangling lines of a commercial fishing boat, not a good way to lose a trophy fish like that. Dorado have still been slow, but most days we are seeing some do-do’s striking on various trolled lures, small in size, ranged up to 15 lb. Wahoo became a bit more active for first time in a while, as more hook ups on the ’hoo were reported later in the week, as these fish were striking on trolled lures in the La Fortuna to Vinorama, so this is encouraging, A possible good chance now for another quality option.

Bottom action has been slim recently, strong current being part of the issue, also warmer waters, this often means certain species move to deeper and cooler zones. Most common species now being targeted for panga, cruisers and center console charters, was the yellowfin tuna action. This week the best bite was near Vinorama and on most days later in the morning was better than early. Perhaps the currents slacked near higher tide, you never really know when fish will be more aggressive towards feeding. These yellowfin tuna ranged from 5 lb. to 80 lb. Most consistent action was found on sardinas, as well as on caballito, some strikes on strips of squid. Trolling small to medium Rapalas and hoochies produced mainly the smaller grade of yellowfin, with the larger specimens taken on bait. You also had to fish persistently, with patience, waiting for your chance when the fish would come up and be actively feeding. Also these yellowfin were also line shy, finicky, often anglers needed to go down to 30 lb. line to buy a strike, some of these larger tuna can take close to two hours to land when using such light line. Catching one, two or three of these nice tuna was average, some boats had up to five or more, these fish are definitely on these grounds, using more chum was better to help entice them, but being there when they actually would come to the surface and feed was the key factor

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 84 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 16 striped marlin, 8 blue marlin, 42 dorado, 18 wahoo, 4 amberjack, 12 bonito, 18 yellow snapper, 6 barred pargo, 175 yellowfin tuna, 7 leopard grouper, 73 huachinango, 16 jack crevalle, 18 roosterfish and 38 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

GORDO BANKS PANGAS

Eric Brictson / Operator

619 488-1859

Los Cabos (624) 142-1147

e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com

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Three Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Los Cabos

Tue, Jul 25, 2017

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Los Cabos is currently in the midst of an unprecedented growth spurt, with a boom in both resort and residential developments. And why not?

There’s a reason – actually, quite a few of them – that Hollywood movie stars and professional athletes have been flying down for decades, relaxing with friends and family in 5-star resorts, or their own seaside villas.

Here are three of the most obvious:

Lifestyle

Los Cabos unique geographic features – mountains descending to desert, desert transforming to gorgeous beaches at the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez – translate to an almost unlimited choice of outdoor activities, from zip-lining and mountain climbing to off-road racing and surfing, diving and sailing.

Golf and fishing have proved the most perennially popular, however. The sport fishing remains among the best in the world, and Cabo San Lucas holds the world’s richest marlin tournament, Bisbee’s Black & Blue, with million dollar plus payouts to winning teams each October. Three of the municipality’s 15 operating golf courses are currently ranked among the 100 Best in the World by Golf Digest, and new loops are on the way from Greg Norman and Fred Couples.

The food and wine scenes are also now first-class, thanks to the arrival of celebrity chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Nobu Matsuhisa, Enrique Olvera and Richard Sandoval, and a regional renaissance in San Jose del Cabo at restaurants like Flora Farm, Acre, and Huerta Los Tamarindos. The wine explosion in Valle de Guadalupe, outside of Ensenada, has not only provided plenty of excellent pairing options, but has also resulted in more advanced wine programs, with onsite sommelier service at many upscale restaurants and resorts.

More importantly, perhaps, for families, is the foreign culture component; and the area now boasts several excellent bilingual schools.

Value

Look at the cost of ocean view properties in the U.S. and then compare that with properties in Los Cabos. When it comes to value, there really is no comparison. Los Cabos is the better value by leaps and bounds.

For true value, however, one must also take into account the lower cost of living in Mexico: the lower cost of consumer goods, the lower cost of utilities, and the lower cost of labor; specifically, domestic workers.

Investment

As Los Cabos continues to add both infrastructure and additional population, the price of its most impressive ocean view properties will only continue to rise. Not only is buying a home here an investment in a more enjoyable and more relaxed lifestyle, it’s also an investment with huge upside in terms of future returns.

What’s the old saying? “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”

They’re certainly not making any more at Land’s End, where the sun shines over 330 days a year, and the fish are always biting.

Those are a few of the reasons, but far from all why buying a home in Los Cabos is a desirable option. There is also the benefit of fast and easy Mexican residency, favorable exchange rates, a largely English fluent workforce, and the fact that you can have belongings shipped via ground rather than air transport.

Did we mention the year-round sunshine?

For more information about the Los Cabos Real Estate market, Call Us TOLL FREE @ 1-866-568-7859, visit www.LosCabosRealEstate.Pro, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com .


Los Cabos Fishing Report – July 23, 2017

Sun, Jul 23, 2017

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July 23, 2017

Another week with light crowds and increasingly warmer weather. The latest tropical storm which has developed off of Southern Mexico is named Greg, it is following the recent trend and heading on a westerly track offshore, all we felt from this system was perhaps more tropical climate with increased humidity. Winds were relatively light, morning calmer, with breeze picking up mid-day on. Ocean temperatures are back up in the 80 to 84 degree range on the Sea of Cortez side of the Peninsula and on the Pacific Banks it is about 78 degrees.

Sportfishing fleets have been fishing from Chileno, Palmilla, Gordo Banks, to Iman and San Luis. Action was spread out now. Largest fish we heard of was early in the week, a 428 lb. black marlin which was hooked into while trolling a lure around the Gordo Banks, other highlight was a 100 lb. class yellowfin tuna landed on Thursday. Most common catches were for a smaller grade of 10 to 20 pound yellowfin, these fish were scattered throughout the inshore region, striking on trolled hoochies and smaller Rapalas. This action started out strong early in the week, was more spread out by the weekend. These schooling tuna were not associated with porpoise, just found in open water, along the inshore drop off.

A few more numbers of dorado, though most of these were under 8 lb., only an occasional larger specimen seen. Tolling same type of tuna lures was the best bet to find these fish. Inshore there was decent action for roosterfish, hot spot perhaps off of the San Jose Hotel zone, fish to over40 lb. were landed, also many juveniles mixed in.

The action off the bottom was up and down, one day good, next day slim, mainly targeting red snapper (huachinango), in the 4 to 12 lb. range, found near San Luis Bank and hooked up  with yo-yo style jigs. Only a few amberjack were found. No dogtooth snapper to speak of either, only a couple of small ones. The months of July and August is when we normally to find the largest of amberjack and dogtooth snapper, so our fingers are crossed that these normal patterns are just running a little being typical schedules.

Bait supplies consisted of mullet and caballito, some anglers are starting to try their luck with strips of squid, but so far noting has been consistent with that, need a larger grade of yellowfin to move in, it is the time of year we do regularly see the quality grade tuna move in.

Some limited wahoo activity was reported this week, more strikes missed and lures cut off than fish caught, this happened while trolling for the tuna, though a couple of wahoo up to 25 lb. were landed. First of these we have seen in a while. With inshore waters cleaning back up, blue water is what wahoo prefer. If water temperatures become too much warmer these fish often become more sluggish.

We heard of one 45 lb. class snook landed off the beach in the evening, these world class fish are in the area, though you have to put in some serious effort and be fortunate to land one.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 59 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 1 black marlin, 4 striped marlin,24 dorado, 2 wahoo, 8 amberjack, 16 bonito, 11 yellow snapper, 4 barred pargo, 185 yellowfin tuna, 10 leopard grouper, 2 dogtooth snapper, 84 huachinango, 9 jack crevalle, 68 roosterfish, 2 pompano and 22 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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Eric Brictson / Operator

619 488-1859

Los Cabos (624) 142-1147

e-mail:gordobanks@yahoo.com

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Cabo Wabo Gets Set for Sammy Hagar’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Wed, Jul 19, 2017

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This October will be a momentous one at Cabo Wabo Cantina, as The Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, celebrates his 70th birthday with a series of concerts.

The “birthday bashes” are nothing new. Hagar has been hosting them at Cabo Wabo Cantina since the year benchmark Cabo San Lucas nightspot opened, and over the past few decades there have been guest appearances from a virtual who’s who of rock n’ roll:  from 60s and 70s icons like Bob Weir and Iggy Pop to newer stars such as Toby Keith, John Mayer and Adam Levine.

Hagar originally opened Cabo Wabo in 1990 with his then Van Halen bandmates (he had formerly sung for the band Montrose), famously premiering the new Land’s End bar and restaurant with a massive promotional assist from MTV. The Van Halen partnership eventually dissolved – both musically and in Cabo Wabo – even as Hagar steered the venture toward incredible success.

In 1996, Cabo Wabo spun off its own house brand of tequila. Eleven years later, Hagar sold 80% of his stake in the tequila to the Campari Group, netting a cool 80 million. In 2010, he sold his remaining shares for another 11 million dollars.

The cantina also proved popular, so much so that more locations were spun off in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. Hagar was now as much a business magnate as famous musician, adding rum and branded beach bars to an ever growing portfolio.

But Cabo Wabo Cantina started it all, and it’s where Hagar has celebrated his birthday for 26 of the past 27 years (Hurricane Odile in 2014 resulted in the shows being moved to Las Vegas).

This year is special, however. Sammy turns 70, and as with his 60th birthday a decade ago, rock royalty is expected to show up on stage to help him celebrate. No one knows who’ll make a cameo during the bashes – scheduled for October 9, 11, 13 and 14 – but Hagar’s current bandmates in The Circle are locked in:  Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson and Michael Anthony (who played with Hagar in Van Halen, and still plays with him in the supergroup Chickenfoot).

To say tickets are hard to get is in understatement; but then again, they’re always hard to get. The entry period for the traditional random drawing is over, and winners will be notified on July 21. Ticket price? $70, of course.

Mercury Insurance, sponsor of Hagar’s reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip, is also spearheading a ticket giveaway contest. To enter, visit info.mercuryinsurance.com/axs by August 31.

Those visiting Los Cabos during October, however, will also have an opportunity to see the birthday boy and friends, as some dinner show tickets are always held back and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This year, expect the line around the block for dinner tickets to be longer than ever.
The cameo list certainly will be.

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Los Cabos Fishing Report – July 16, 2017

Sun, Jul 16, 2017

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July 16 2017

Light crowds of tourists were feeling the real heat of the summer season now, as weather patterns have stabilized, feeling more tropical, higher humidity and lighter winds. Surf conditions were larger, as a result of two distant hurricanes, Eugene and Fernanda, which formed off Southern Mexico and headed off on northwesterly tracks. No impact on land was felt, except for larger ocean swells and high humidity. Ocean temperatures have warmed up into the 82 degree range on the Sea of Cortez side, the Pacific is still slightly cooler. Water clarity has continued to improve, green water inshore is showing improvement each day.

Live bait options consisted of caballito and mullet, some chihuil and bolito were being found and used for trolling on the offshore grounds. Inshore fishing action slowed with higher surf conditions, a scattering of roosterfish and jack crevalle. Most fleets are working the grounds from Iman to the San Luis Banks, this is where the most productive all around action was encountered.

With the warming currents, the fast action for huachinango has slowed down, though there were still some to be caught, all on yo-yo jigs, off of Iman and San Luis Banks, also a mix of Eastern Pacific bonito, up to 10 lb. These were the same grounds that quality sized yellowfin tuna were schooling, not in huge numbers, but tuna in the 30 to 80 lb. range were being hooked into on a daily basis. These yellowfin were also striking the yo-yo jigs well this past week, not something they commonly do, usually they prefer various whole or cut baits. Besides striking on yo-yo jigs, these tuna also would hit while drift fishing or slow trolling baits. Most charters were having chances at least for one or two tuna, other landed as many as three of four. Many fish were lost as well, because these yellowfin were a bit line shy, most anglers were using 40 to 50 lb. leaders in order to have better chances at hooking up, resulting in a greater percentage of lost fish as well.

As the ocean water temperature has warmed back up and as the present surf swell resides, this could be the opportunity for dogtooth snapper to finally go on the bite, so far this season we have seen very limited activity from these larger of all pargo species. We did see a couple of nice sized amberjack recently, this is the time of year when we see the largest of these ambers of the season, not uncommon to see fish up to 80 lb. or more this month.

The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 61 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 3 striped marlin, 16 dorado, 7 amberjack, 32 bonito, 11 yellow snapper, 3 barred pargo, 89 yellowfin tuna, 13 leopard grouper, 165 huachinango, 12 jack crevalle, 24 roosterfish and 26 triggerfish.

Good fishing, Eric

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Eric Brictson / Operator

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