SPOTTED BAY BASS BAITS PLENTIFUL ABOUT 30 FEET DEEP
March 15, 2005, Ric Felder, Rocky Point, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
I went fishing in Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) on March 12-13 on my boat "End of the Line". We caught our own bait including Pacific mackerel and sardines and fished Saturday about 50 miles south of Rocky Point. We had a wide open bite on 10 to 30 pound white seabass and also picked up one small sawtail grouper.
On Sunday we went fishing 16 miles west of Rocky Point using live spotted bay bass for bait. We ended up fishing for 3 gulf grouper from 20 to 40 pounds and one nice pinto bass. We also had 2 large grouper break off. The Rocky Point fishing water temperature both days was about 68 degrees.
On Saturday we made bait at the 16 mile reef on a 180 heading out of Rocky Point, which consisted of Pacific mackerel and sardines.
On Sunday we fished for bait about a mile west of Cholla Bay as the spotted bay bass are very plentiful during the winter and spring months on the Rocky Point reefs that are about 30 feet deep.
The depth we fished Saturday was 285 feet for the white seabass and the reefs we fished Sunday were 110 feet deep for the gulf grouper. The water temperature both days was about 68 degrees and the weather was just starting to get spring-like. I fished with Bill Hayden from Phoenix, Ariz. I'm not sure how many white seabass we caught on Saturday.
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