BAJA COMMERCIAL FISHING REPORTS FOR
PANGAS AT LAGUNA LA BOCANA, MEXICO
Jan. 8, 2005, Capt. Juanchy Aguilar, Laguna la Bocana, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report:
On Thursday, the 22-foot commercial panga Marbella with Capt. Aaron, fished out of Laguna la Bocana, Baja California, with cut mackerel, 80-pound line and 100-pound leader, catching 322 pounds, including six yellowtail of 15 to 20 pounds, two black sea bass of 90 and 72 pounds, in good sunny weather with no current or wind, 180 to 169 feet deep, 10.8 miles southwest of the boca, in a water temperature of 66 degrees.
On Friday, fishing at the same La Bocana location, the pangas Maria, Karol, and Marbella went out very early, after catching 60 mackerel baits that were 100 meters from three commercial ships, for yellowtail, white cabrilla. Right away, Capt. Aaron on the Marbella had a black sea bass of 95 pounds, and at 1 hour and 55 minutes, he caught one of 148 pounds. All together, the three La Bocana commercial fishing pangas caught two black sea bass, 750 white cabrilla, 12 yellowtail of 15 to 20 pounds, and nine bonito of 10 to 12 pounds, at a depth of 169 to 180 feet, in sunny weather, with clear water, no current, and a water temperature of 65 to 66 degrees. A magnificent day.
Saturday was a really beautiful day, and four pangas went fishing out of La Bocana, the Maria, Marbella, Karon, and La Despreciada. Two boats fished commercial yellowtail, and I and my friend Capt. Domingo caught 15 yellowtail of 30 to 40 pounds, and one yellowtail of 48 pounds, and seven skipjack of about 18 pounds, fishing with live bait. Another La Bocana boat caught 22 yellowtail of 30 to 40 pounds, and cabrilla and bonitos on jigs. There was no wind, and we fished 60 feet deep, 4 miles south of Roca Ballena, in a water temperature of 66 to 67 degrees.
We were very happy that for four hours our Penn 4/0s didn't stop screaming; it was Saturday and it was time to go home.