BOTTOM FISHING ACTION GOOD IN WINDY CONDITIONS
Aug. 28, 2005, Sam Saenz, Puerto Santo Tomas Resort,Puerto Santo Tomas, Mexico Fishing Report:
We have been having hot weather with moderate winds blowing out to sea every day, except this week the winds intensified and today, Sunday, the winds did not permit fishing at all. We have been experiencing roving wild fires along the mountains.
On Saturday, Joe and Diane Lujan, who visit Puerto Santo Tomas five to six times a year, challenged the wind and went out fishing on a panga, and came back with full limits of bottom fish. As usual, Diane, a senior citizen and great grandma of 67 years of age, outfished everyone and took the jackpot by landing a 52-pound halibut near the Soledad Reef. Diane is from Nuevo, Calif., near Hemet and is blessed with the ability to outfish everyone, including macho type guys. Joe and Diane have been coming here for over 20 years.
One other panga went fishing out of Puerto Santo Tomas and reported catching barracuda, and they spotted two schools of yellowtail but had no hookups.
Last week, Puerto Santo Tomas had continued excellent bottom fishing for lingcod, whitefish, and sheephead, but slow surface action for yellowtail and only a few barracuda around. The red tide came in and out, but not as bad as Bahia de Todos Santos.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from Puerto Santo Tomas and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for Puerto Santo Tomas may be found at Mexfish.com's main Puerto Santo Tomas page.