PLENTY OF WIND KNOCKS OUT LOCAL SPORTFISHING
April 2, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report:
There was NO fishing in Mulege this week. Very strong winds started in our Mulege sportfishing area on Saturday afternoon and lasted through Friday night. I live in a fairly protected area near the river and the anemometer on my weather station registered winds of 30 knots at times. I also made two trips via Mex. 1 to Santa Rosalia and on both occasions the water was as roily as I have ever seen it short of during a hurricane! It was pure white!
Last Saturday morning, however, turned out to be the calm before the storm. I ventured out to The Mine and tried for some grouper that were reported in the area but they didn't want to cooperate. Ralph and Barbara Lane, however, stopped up near Punta Concepción and managed to drag three very nice sawtail grouper up from the depths and into the ice chest. They were fishing in 240 feet of water and using live bait to bring their two 34 lb. grandaddies and a 12 pound junior version into the boat.
Ralph said that their first two drops were hit about halfway down and stripped of their bait. He resolved that problem by rigging a trap rig on his third drop. That stopped the thieves in their tracks. They were home by 9:30 that morning and had the fillets on ice in time for brunch. Nice job Ralph and Barbara.
On Monday, weather permitting, the Pelican Reef Restaurant will be hosting their first annual Mulege yellowtail tournament. Prizes will be awarded in all the usual categories and a fish fry will follow the outing on the water. I have my ticket... now if the winds will just cooperate!
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