Rocky Point, Mexico



Sept. 19, 2006, Ollie Peltier, Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco), Sonora, Mexico:

It was another slow fishing day at Rocky Point for my three friends and myself. I'm beginning to think that I have lost my touch.

It really didn't matter though because the weather was beautiful, the company was good, and there was lots of ice cold beer.

We launched today September 19, 2006, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Fishing on board with me was Harry Florian, Stan Ivans and Don Boyd.

When we launched there was about a one-foot chop out of the northeast and the water temperature was right at 85 degrees. We headed towards the "bruja" fishing spot, which is about 41 miles out of Rocky Point at a heading of 208 degrees.

At 20 miles out of Rocky Point, we had good blue water but didn't find any birds working or floating weed patches. We continued for another 10 miles and I saw some small birds working the water. We started trolling and a little while later Stan got a small skipjack. We continued trolling toward the bruja. We managed to troll up 3 dorado and only boated 1 which was a small schoolie.

We arrived at the bruja and I had a very difficult time trying to anchor. We had outgoing tide and some wind out of the east-southeast.

Anchoring is a must here because the rock is about 242 feet on top and the bottom drops sharply to over 300 feet in every direction. That is why the call it the "witch's hat."

We bottom fished with squid for several hours but only managed to get 2 small calico bass. We left the bruja and started trolling back toward Rocky Point. After trolling for about one mile, Don hooked into a little better dorado but it was still a schoolie.

We trolled another 5 miles and decided to call it a day.

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