THE BAJA CATCH-STYLE FISHING FROM A 14-FOOT BOAT
Aug. 4, 2004, Doug Pierson, Mulege, B.C.S., Mexico, Mulege Inshore Fishing:
Spent 3 weeks in Mulege fishing the Mulege area in a 14 ft. Gregor using the information in the Baja Catch. At age 60 this was the first time to own or operate a boat in 35 years! Although the overall Mulege fishing was very poor for The Big Boys, I scored outstanding catches fishing near shore and supplied many Mexican families with fillets.
Catch included 36 species ( including a few from la Bocana). Barred Pargo at Punta Tiberon were daily fun. leopard grouper to 20 lbs. & that's on a scale. 3 Cochita @ 8# but most 2-3 #. Most all fish caught on cut bait with the remainder taken very-slow-trolling of small Rebel and rebel-like lures. 90% of the fish taken in water under 18ft. deep with water temp. at an average of 84 degrees.
Three catches were unusual or at least unexpected: one spotted bay bass at Punta Prieta, just north of the river's mouth; 3 bonefish while jigging tiny jigs at the same spot and one beautiful broomtail grouper north of Mulege. Did not know any of these three were at Mulege.
I am is interested in corresponding with other small boat Baja fishermen for upcoming trip in late Sept.-Oct. and future trips: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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