WIDE-OPEN FISHING FOR RED SNAPPER 47 MILES OUT
April 22, 2005, Mike Auditore, El Gato Blanco, Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico Fishing Report:
Fishing out of Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) on April 16, 2005, we hit the water about 9 a.m., with real nice water. We made bait at the 10 mile reef next to a party boat. Mike Doukas and I caught about two dozen or so of 10-inch Mackerals. We headed south to fish at a reef about 47 miles from Rocky Point. I anchored up around 12:15 p.m. only .001 from my waypoint. The bite was wide open almost immediately for red snapper.
I landed the first two which were about 15 pounds. Mike and I never had a chance to eat, as we proceeded to catch more Reds and a White Seabass at 15 pounds, one Grouper at 35 pounds, one Black Bass over 100 pounds, and several Goldspotted bass to 5 pounds. I also caught a strange looking fish that I believe could be a Toadfish or Stonefish.
Fishing until about 3:30 p.m., we both were tired and decided to head back to Rocky Point. The total fish count for our Puerto Penasco fishing trip was 8 Reds, one White, one Black, one Grouper, and 6 Goldspotted Bass, and the Toad. The bite was still wide open, but we had enough. The seas off the Rocky Point vacation area were as flat as can be, with a foggy haze 20 miles off land. It was really a great day.
We fished in 270 feet of water, and the water temperature was 65 degrees.
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