DOGTOOTH SNAPPER AND AMBERJACK
CAUGHT WITH CAPT. CHAME
June 1, 2005, Ken Kim, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
My friend Shenan Diehl and I fished at San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos) with Capt. Chame of Gordo Banks Pangas yesterday. We ran north, short of where most the other pangas were fishing, and anchored in a strong current on a reef in 40 feet of water where we had a steady pick on 2-3 dogtooth snapper snappers to 35 pounds. We also caught an amberjack of about the same size. All fish were caught on mullet held a short distance behind the boat either on or near the surface.
Then on the way back, we fished the shallows off San Jose del Cabo and got 2-3 more large dogtooth snappers. We were slow trolling but the fish were mainly caught when Chame would spot feeding fish, throw a couple handfuls of sardina chum, then cast a mullet into the frenzy. We saw a couple roosterfish but only short biters. I'd like to express my gratitude to Chame as he worked very hard for us.
When we got back to La Playita at San Jose del Cabo, we noticed the pangas that ran further north got not as many dogtooth, but quite a few pompano. We also didn't see any offshore species.
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