BIG YELLOWTAIL BREAK ANGLERS' LINES IN FISHING
ABOARD THE PANGA MOTHERSHIP JOSE ANDRES
Oct. 2, 2004, Angler Report for the Panga Mothership, Jose Andres, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico:
Angler trip report: This isn't just a fish story, we had many other adventures. The first day we made bait and the sea was as smooth as a baby's behind. Yellowtail was the hit of the day, 16 pound average. They hit like you hooked onto a freight train. Two of us took the sea kayaks for a spin to a cove that had clams. Our bare toes would locate the clams. Leo the cook made them into a wonderful appetizer for all.
The second day in San Felipe the yellowtail averaged around 30 pounds. Some pangas got a lot of cabrilla. We also saw a whale off in the distance. If our arms weren't sore from catching yellowtail, a run of giant squid made them sore. The deck was covered with squid pulsating and changing colors.
The third day we hooked into big yellowtail and who knows what kind of fish were easily breaking 60 to 100 pound test line. The afternoon fishing was cut short by large swells.
The four day we played cards and dominos and had camaraderie in the kitchen. We headed north slowly due to the wind. The final stop caught many different kinds of fish.
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