LA BOCANA YELLOWTAIL AND BLACK SEA BASS FISHING
Aug. 12, 2006, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
The season of good fishing for this area of Baja California has begun for this year.
Bonito, yellowtail, calico bass, black sea bass, and some grouper are on the open Pacific Ocean and also in the Lagoon of La Bocana. We still have some wind from the west and northwest, but the air temperatures now are 65 to 67 degrees and the visibility of the water is 75 percent.
This Friday, Capt. Martin Aguilar Osuna and Capt. Salome Aguilar caught a black sea bass of 195 pounds with 60-pound line, and 9 fish got away. They were fishing at the Gringa bank, at 120 feet of depth.
This week we have 4 groups fishing with rods and reels and with handlines, catching many large bonito, and small ones too, and 190 yellowtail of 12 to 20 pounds, while fishing 3 miles to the southwest of La Bocana.
This Saturday the 22 foot boat Tormento with Capt. Jimenez had 41 yellowtail of 20 to 25 pounds. My boat Karoll had 3 yellowtail and 42 bonitos. Domingo Aguilar had 2 yellowtail of 30 and 32 pounds.
Good fishing has begun and we hope for an excellent week coming up in our Baja fishing area.
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