CAMALU PANGA FISHING OFF THE BAJA COAST WITH LEE MORENO
June 16, 2006, Betty Baker, Camalu, Baja California, Mexico:
Rich Eberhardt, Betty Baker and Mark Taylor fished with Capt. Lee Moreno on his panga Tataina I over the weekend of June 10-11, 2006, at Camalu, Mexico. We fished approximately 4 miles off the beach on a sandy bottom for white sea bass and a high spot approximately 14 miles west of Camalu for yellowtail and assorted bottom fish.
Using Mega Baits, Krocodiles and green mackerel, we caught two sea bass to 30 lbs, 6 yellowtail to 23 lbs, sand bass and calico bass to 4 lbs, one 7 lb. halibut and a huge assortment of bottom fish to 8 lbs. including ling cod, reds and bocaccios.
The water temperature at Camalu was 64 degrees and milky green along the Baja coast and clean green on the high spot.
Capt. Lee Moreno caught both of the white seabass which were his first of the season. Had several other bites and a couple of follows. All nice size fish. Lee is certainly the guru of seabass and in two days we learned more about white seabass than in the past 30 years of fishing the west coast.
I have the feeling that Lee also told us only about a tenth of what he knows.
We stayed at the Pirates Cave Motel which had comfortable, clean rooms and a great restaurant.
Baja fishing weather at Camalu was good with cool mornings and sunny afternoons.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from Baja and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for Baja California may be found at Mexfish.com's main Baja page.