AUGUST BAJA FISHING TOURNAMENT
REPORT FOR PUNTA EUGENIA
Aug. 25, 2005, Juanchy Aguilar, Punta Eugenia, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:
Fishing on August 20th, I was at Punta Eugenia for the tenth annual Torneo de Jurel yellowtail fishing tournament. It was a very sunny day, with wind at 6 knots from the northwest, water temperature at 70 degrees, and 20 feet of underwater visibility.
We fished at Chester Rock, yellow rock, and black rock. The fishing time was from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., entrance fee 20 dollars per person, with 42 participants and a catch of 320 bonito of 8 to 10 pounds, 162 yellowtail of 16 to 20 pounds, 5 calicos of 8 pounds, 5 large white seabass of 28 to 30 pounds, and barracudas.
We fished with Rapala Magnum 18s, blue and white iron, and 5 ounce Krocodiles.
Punta Eugenia is 4 hours north of La Bocana, 160 kilometers of dirt road and 25 kilometers of highway.
There was a lot of yellowtail, but we could not get live bait, a pity.
On my boat, four anglers caught 38 bonitos, 9 yellowtail of 16 to 20 pounds, 3 calicos of 8 pounds, and 4 large white seabass of 28 to 30 pounds. We also lost another three big white seabass. Punta Eugenia is a very beautiful area for fishing. If anyone wants information about the area, email me at karol_36 @msn.com.