MACKEREL BAITS EASY TO CATCH 8 MILES OUT OF PUERTO PENASCO
May 14, 2005, Mike Auditore, Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
We caught all the mackerel bait we needed for fishing, dozens of mackerel, 8 miles out, and headed south from Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) in perfect conditions. We anchored up at 10:30 a.m. at the reef about 50 miles out. With four people fishing, we loaded up on Snapper, Yellowtail, one Broomtail Grouper and Gold Spotted Bass.
We started catching fish right away. Our total fish count after three hours was 37: Eight Snappers all over 10 pounds, one Yellowtail about 17 pounds, one Broomtail about 17 pounds, one White Seabass about 15 pounds, and the rest Goldspotted bass to 5 pounds. There were lots of Rocky Point fishing boats out there. All our fish were caught on live or dead mackerel. We left the reef when the current picked up about 3:15 p.m. The water was nice and flat making for a good fast ride to port. I have had four straight great fishing trips out of Rocky Point. The Yellowtail was the first ever out of Rocky Point for me in over five years. We headed back in calm seas with sea temps around 73 degrees. What a great spring!
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