OFFSHORE FISHING TRIP WITH JOE ANACLETTO
Jan. 12, 2007, Ollie Peltier, Rocky Point, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico:
We finally got a decent day without wind here in Puerto Peñasco. My buddy Joe Anacletto , who owns JJ's Cantina finally got a chance to get his boat out on January 9th.
His boat is a 30 foot Proline, powered by twin 250 Yamahas. This boat is the perfect Rocky Point fishing boat.
On board were myself, Ollie "Opa" Peltier, my brother, Jim, Joe Anacletto, Monchie, and Mike "Watergator" Thornton, who put us on the fish.
We decided to go south about 43 miles out of Rocky Point to one of our favorite fishing spots. The air temperature was about 70 degrees. I'm guessing the water temperature was in the mid-60s.
We arrived at our spot at 10:30 a.m. and the tide change was at 11:40 a.m. The tide was changing from outgoing to incoming.
We immediately began catching calicos or goldspotted bass. The larger fish were caught on bonita and bonefish baits. The others were caught on squid.
Because the wind started to pick up and our fish box was nearly full, we only fished until 1 p.m. and decided to head back to Punta Cholla, where we had launched.
During the time that we fished, we caught 22 calico bass to 6 pounds, 10 red snapper to 12 pounds, 4 pinta to 36 pounds, and 3 sardinera or leopard grouper to 15 pounds.
It was a great day and with the fronts that keep rolling through, it may be a while until we can get back out fishing again in these Mexican waters at the north end of the Sea of Cortez.