HUMBOLDT GIANT SQUID MOVE INTO THE FISHING AREA
March 6, 2005, Sam Saenz, Puerto Santo Tomas Resort, Puerto Santo Tomas, Mexico Fishing Report:
The fishing report for Puerto Santo Tomas is pretty much as it was described last week. However the big fishing news is the giant type squid invasion that we are currently having around Puerto Santo Tomas. I took time and checked with the local fishermen. Some of these Humboldt giant squid are washing ashore. Others are being caught on small gil nets. The biggest one for the week was more than six feet long weighting 28 kilos, or 61.6 pounds. I saw one this morning weighting 12 kilos. It was about five feet long.
I have been at Puerto Santo Tomas for over 40 years and have never seen calamar this size. Apparently they were so thick that they keep taking the bait and attacking the fish caught by the fishermen. This type of squid have big eyes and long tentacles. It is not normal to have these creatures at Puerto Santo Tomas.
The ramp construction is moving along and they have reached the high tide water level and it still needs more effort.
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