We fished at San Quintin on Thursday, September 8th, with lots of wind and big swells!
We made the best of it and had a fun day fishing at San Martin Island.
Wide open barracuda kept us busy on the surface hitting iron and we mixed in a couple of large calicos, and a 14 pound yellowtail landed by Oscar Davila on live bait.
We finished the last couple of hours of fishing by loading up on quality bottom fish that included a 10 pound sheephead!
Despite the weather it was a fun day of fishing at San Quintin, and we had an ice chest full of a nice mix of fish.
Fishing again on Friday, September 9, with plenty of fish from the previous day, we were determined to head out for tuna and dorado but we ran into even more wind and bigger swells. After heading out only 5 miles from San Quintin and everyone on board completely drenched, we realized the water temperature was holding strong at 57 degrees and figured trolling for tuna would be a lost cause.
We headed for the "point" and filled the ice chest with bottom fish that included mostly reds and a few lings and white fish.
Lots of dolphins and whales in the area provided lots of beautiful scenery and entertainment for us on this day. We spent the last 45 minutes in the bay drifting for halibut. About a ten pounder was lost when the gaff was mishandled.
Our fishing party included Oscar Davila of Chino, Pro Davila of Southern California, Gabriel Davila of Upland, and Juan Eggli of Alhambra. We fished with Captain Elias from Tito's Sports Fishing. Captain Elias was very helpful and friendly but he seemed to be more turned off by the weather than we were.