BOTTOM FISH ACTION WITH LEE MORENO'S PANGAS AT CAMALU
Oct. 12, 2006, Donald Rubi, Camalu, Baja California, Mexico:
Just returned from a Baja trip to Camalu just north of San Quintin and the fishing once again was great. We fished at Camalu on Oct. 6 and 7.
Ocean conditions off Camalu were a little rough however, with high winds creating 10 to 12 foot swells.
We fished two days on Mr. Lee Moreno's pangas, with fishing buddies Robert Villar, Marco Lopez, and Jim Frontino.
On the first day of fishing, aboard the panga Tania I our skipper Erick, Lee Moreno's son, put us on some good holes which produced an assortment of rock fish.
On the second day we were led out by Capt. Raffa, Lee Moreno's brother-in-law. In slightly better weather off Camalu, we again loaded up on a smorgasbord of bottom dwellers.
All told, I and 3 buddies must have caught an estimated 100 fish including sand bass, calicos, "chocolates," red rockcod, sheephead, whitefish, sculpin, bonita, redfish, buttermouth perch, and starry eye.
For bait we were using jigs, megabaits, plastics, cut and whole squid, and cut mackerel. All were working well. There was not a disappointed angler in the bunch.
All four of us fished on board one panga each day. The cost was $160 for the panga each day. We heard others were paying more; I think we got a break there.
We fished about 8 miles offshore of Camalu, one time reaching depths of about 250 feet. We stayed at the Hotel Cueva del Pirata, Camalu, Baja California.
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