TWO BIG ROOSTERFISH CAUGHT SOUTH OF BAHIA DE LAS ANIMAS
Sept. 19, 2006, Josh Schwartz, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico:
I fished the 15th and 16th of September at Bahia De Los Angeles with Capt. Igor Galvan.
The weather at Bahia de los Angeles was very windy in the mornings but laid down nicely in the afternoon, and on September 16th they had their first wind from the north start in the afternoon.
The water temperature was 82.5 degrees; air temperature was in the low 90's.
Fishing on this trip with Igor were myself, Josh Schwartz of El Cajon, California, and Darrin Mroz of Crest, California.
We fished south of L.A. Bay at Bahia de las Animas on September 15th. I landed a 59.8 pound Roosterfish, said to be the largest recorded at the bay, and Darrin landed a Roosterfish of 54.5 pounds. This was very unusual for that area, possibly due to hurricane pressure pushing the fish north.
The roosterfish hit a live mackerel. We were drifting along the coast south of Las Animas in 30 feet of water. The fish pulled us to 160 feet of water. It was caught on 40 pound test.
On fishing day two, we fished north of Bahia de los Angeles for limits of Dorado and a good number of Grouper caught on blue and white iron cast at the shore.
Fishing to the north was about 15-20 miles north along the coast and also in shallow water. Bait was slightly slow but we had 30 piece or more in 30 minutes.
The total catch for this fishing trip was limits of Dorado, 2 yellowtail, 20 grouper to 10 pounds, and two roosterfish.
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