Special to ESPN Outdoors
For reservations with Gordo Bank Pangas, call their U.S. office at (800) 408-1199. They will reserve your panga and a room at your preferred lodge. The cost is $170 a day for a panga for two or three people; this includes quality, well maintained tackle. The room rate is about $80, with lower prices in the warm months.
The La Playita Inn on the beach within easy walking distance to the pangas and the Tropicana Inn in San Jose Del Cabo (a 2- mile taxi ride from the boats) are good lodges.
Brictson meets all of his client-anglers at the pangas in the morning and communicates the fishing plan with the generally Spanish speaking pangero. After that a few words of English and hand signs by the pangero kept anglers fishing effectively.
Five U.S. airlines serve Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo; La Playa is only a few miles from this airport. A shuttle takes you to San Jose del Cabo for about $12.
These fish challenge you and your tackle, so you want quality tackle in good condition. Bring plenty of live bait hooks from size Nos. 1 to 6/0, lures to catch bait and wahoo lures to cast when someone else is hooked up.