BAJA FISHING PANGAS FIND ROUGH CONDITIONS AND SLOW ACTION
March 25, 2005, Paul Montgomery, Puerto Santo Tomas, Mexico Fishing Report:
My friend Tom Kingsley and I just got back from spending five days at La Bocana and fishing out of Puerto Santo Tomas, Mexico. The first day out we had fairly good fighting for lingcod, rockfish, and several large bonito caught on trolled Rapalas. Fishing conditions off Puerto Santo Tomas were rough with very large swells and wind.
On Sunday the wind and swell increased but we still managed to get a few fish and one giant squid.
By Monday Puerto Santo Tomas fishing conditions improved but the fish got lockjaw. I believe we only caught seven fish.
There was two other Baja fishing boats out of Puerto Santo Tomas on Monday and they only managed six fish between them.
We fished all three days with Capt. Ramon who lives at Puerto Santo Tomas and did a great job putting us on fish. Ramon lives down at the port, either with or next to his father Capt. Willy Cortez. Willy's name is on the side of casa and it's on the left side of the road just before you get to the resort. He's not hard to find. His father is also an excellent fisherman. Just keep looking to the left and you will see Willy's sign just before the new unfinished Puerto Santo Tomas launch ramp.
The lower road from the highway to La Bocana is now open and is in better shape than the upper road. We took the upper road on our way into Puerto Santo Tomas due to the earlier reports that the lower road was still flooded. There is a lot of rocks in places on the lower road but we only had to go through moving water at one spot with no problems.
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