RED SNAPPERS CAUGHT IN GUIDED FISHING WITH CAPT. JON KAY
Nov. 28, 2004, Arthur Pina, Rocky Point Fishing Trip Report:
I arrived at Rocky Point Monday, Nov. 22, and things did not look good. It rained the whole trip there, and it was cold and windy.
Well we launched the boat and prepared for the next day, which turned out great, sun shining and the ocean calm. Twelve miles out of Rocky Point, we found a small reef and we started catching red snappers, nice ones, I might say 5 to 9 pounds.
When I arrived back at the Rocky Point marina, I ran into a friend of mine who just got his charter fishing permit in Mexico, and he invited me and a friend of mine on a short trip to a reef he knows about 21 miles south of Rocky Point.
The ride on his 31 Pursuit sportfisher is a lot better than my 22 Pursuit. After enjoying a nice trip out there, we proceeded to bottom fish and the snappers started biting. John Kay, the captain, rigged a small rock bass on a large hook and sent it to the bottom. He soon hooked what I believe was a large grouper. He fought it for a few seconds and then it came off. This happened three more times In the meantime, my son, who is 16, caught what looked like a cubera snapper about 10 pounds. We fished the next three days out of Rocky Point with John and he does know where the fish are. Try Tiburon Charters, Mex 011-52-638-38-66144, or U.S. 1-866-548-5274. Fishing is great at Rocky Point.
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