A 60-POUND PLUS GROUPER IS CAUGHT IN FISHING
AT ROCA BALLENA OFF THE BAJA COAST AT LA BOCANA
Dec. 2, 2005, Les Heil, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
On November 18th, 2 friends, Frank Wasserman and Ernest Gonzalez and myself traveled south to San Quintin where we stayed the night and next morning before sunrise we were off to La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, south of Vizcaino on the Pacific Ocean where I have a house. Arriving early afternoon we serviced the boat that I keep down there and launched it into Lagoon for early morning fishing on Sunday. We arranged for the services of our local Baja skipper Juanchys Aguilar to be our captain.
After catching about 50 mackerel we were off to a fishing reef 6 miles south, “Roca Ballena,” and some other marks close too and famous for Grouper fishing.
Ernesto was the man of the day with a 60 pound plus Grouper and a smaller one for the morning. Frank had one as well and we had about 17 or more Yellowtail in the 10 to 15 pound class for the day as well.
The water temperature was around 65 degrees in most fishing areas with calm seas except for the last couple of days so we decided to go Off-Roading, a trip to Punta Abreojos and back to La Bocana on the outside of the 11 mile long Lagoon and enjoying the dunes most of the way and then back around.
During the week we had 2 excellent dinners at Joaquin’s restaurant, enjoying some fresh lobster, pulpo or octopus, and fish and where we met Arthur from San Diego with 2 of his buddies that we met at Punta Eugenia last year. These guys were staying at Punta Abreojos and fishing from canoes; hope they had a good fishing experience.
On Thanksgiving day I made the traditional turkey with all the trimmings and invited some of our local friends. We came back on Sunday after Thanksgiving after filling 4 of our large coolers with fillets of Yellowtail and Grouper. It was a good Baja fishing trip and I can’t wait to get back over there for Christmas holidays.