THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND GOOD
YELLOWTAIL FISHING AT LA BOCANA
Dec. 3, 2004, Les Heil, La Bocana offshore fishing report, Baja California, Mexico:
Just returned from one week’s vacation with several friends in Laguna la Bocana, Baja California, over the Thanksgiving week. Enjoying a traditional turkey on the day as well. We usually drive to La Bocana, even though I have a friend with a private plane and have flown down few times landing in Punta Abreojos. My house is northwest of town. Weather was good in the high 70s, with water temperature in the lower 70s. Got blown off one day with a slight wind so we went quad and 4X4 riding in the local dessert and beaches.
Fished four days with about 10 plus yellowtail per day, most around 30 pounds, and two over 40 pounds, all caught on live bait, which we caught each morning. It took about 15 minutes to catch about 100 baits. This trip we fished at Polaris reef without much success, only one yellowfin tuna, so we moved closer in and fished at Roca Ballena all four days, with a trip to Gringa bank one day. Roca Ballena is the place, and only 6 miles out from La Bocana or Punta Abreojos, Baja California.
All of us got ripped several times by large grouper, but managed to catch one of around 40 pounds. While trawling feathers, we were hit by a wahoo, loosing one rig as it bit through 200-pound line without setting off the clicker.
If you need a good Baja skipper in La Bocana send -mail to Juanchy at KAROL_36@MSN.com. He would be happy to take you out on his boat.
On the last day of our La Bocana stay we were invited to the town baseball team's celebration. The La Bocana champion Marineros have won the Baja championships three years in a row.