GOOD NORTHERN CORTEZ DORADO SEASON
Aug. 28, 2006, Ollie Peltier, Rocky Point fishing, Mexico:
Puerto Peñasco finally had a day with no wind, in the morning. Today, Monday, Aug. 28th, I took two longtime friends fishing.
With me, Ollie "Opa" Peltier, were Bob Jackson and Les Foss. We launched in calm seas at 7:30 a.m. and headed out of Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) on a 192 degree heading.
The water temperature was pretty constant at 86.6 degrees all day with a light breeze out of the southeast.
We ran out about 15 miles where the blue water started and started trolling green trolling feathers. We continued fishing on a 192 degree heading at about 10 m.p.h.
We didn't have any action until we were about 30 miles out.
The first fish we hooked was a schoolie Dorado and she threw the hook. We continued trolling and a large bull Dorado slammed one of the feathers and put on quite a show.
Bob Jackson did a good job fighting the bull dorado and after a short fight, it was in our fish box.
We turned back toward Puerto Peñasco and went over the area where we had just fished but didn't get any hookups. We turned around and started fishing again on our 192 heading and immediately began getting more hookups.
We continued trolling until we were about 41 miles out. In all, we had ten hookups and boated six Dorado.
Five of the Dorado were schoolies in the 3 to 5 pound class and the bull Dorado weighed 15 pounds.
The wind started picking up as usual and it was really hot and humid on the water so we headed back to the harbor. All in all, it was a pretty good day on the water.
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