SUPER-HOT TUNA FISHING JUST A MILE OFF LA PLAYITA BEACH
Oct. 19, 2006, Jack Simpson, La Playita, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
My buddy, Tim Griffin, and I fished Oct. 13-14-15th with Eric Brictson's Gordo Banks Pangas.
The tuna fishing was wide-open in front of La Playita in San Jose del Cabo. You only had to motor out about a mile.
The water was a hot 87 degrees, with calm seas and partly cloudy skies. All it took was a little chumming with the plentiful 2 to 3-inch sardines and the tuna were practically jumping in the boat.
You did not need lures or fluorocarbon, just 2/0 hooks.
The first fishing day we landed 12, 25-pound tuna in one hour and fifteen minutes. We were back at our hotel by noon drinking cold Coronas.
To mix things up a bit, we always trolled for Wahoo using purple and red Yozuris, but to know avail.
On fishing day 3, we fished with Capt. Tony Miranda on his new 26-foot custom panga named Jariosa.
We bottomed fished using dead sardines and chunk yellowfin tuna for 8 species including, 5 nice pargo, 7 tuna, 1 sierra, 1 rainbow runner, 2 yellowfin surgeon fish, 1 Panama graysby, 1 finescale triggerfish, and 2 orangeside triggerfish.
The area we fished was called the 25 reef.
All in all, it was a fun trip fishing for so many different things.
When the line goes in the water in Mexico, you never know what you are going to catch.
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