GOLDSPOTTED BASS CAUGHT IN WINDY FISHING CONDITIONS
Jan. 24, 2005, Arthur Pina, Rocky Point (Punta Penasco), Mexico Fishing Report:
I went fishing at Rocky Point on Jan. 21, 22, and 23rd. It was cold and rainy on the 21st but we were able to catch bait for the following days of fishing.
On Saturday, we went out of Rocky Point 28 miles due south, on about a 180 degree heading, and tried fishing at a reef there since there were three other boats fishing. We did not catch anything.
On Sunday, on board Capt. John Kay's boat the Si Senor, we went 41 miles out of Rocky Point. I was a rough ride with some 4 foot swells, but it calmed later on. Capt. Kay found a reef and we were able to catch some nice size goldspotted bass or estranjeros between 5 and 8 pounds, enough for everyone to have some fish to take home. Then we released the rest. Our arms had given out. On the return to Rocky Point, the ocean was like glass, and we saw some aerial acrobatics that the local dolphin put on. Good weekend of fishing.
The majority were estranjeros were all caught on live and cut up mullet. The fishing depth averaged 275 to 300 feet, and the ocean water temperature at Rocky Point was 61 degrees.
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