San Quintin, Mexico:
Very Good Fishing For White Seabass, Plus Calicos And Sandbass

Oct. 24, 2005, Kelly Catian, K&M Offshore Sportfishing, San Quintin, Baja fishing, Mexico:

On Thursday, Oct. 20th, my sister Jaye and her boyfriend Jeff Diggs were down at San Quintin for some fishing just in time to get into some great white seabass action.

We got out fishing early and made some real good bait and were on the spot by 6:30 am and it was on!

We made drifts through the deep kelp stringers and were getting bit on the drop and close to the bottom. Dennis Quesnel's Action Lure in blue-chrome and straight chrome were working best, as well as some live macks on the dropper loop.

We ended up with 11 white seabass from 13 to 26 pounds and a bunch of calico bass and sandbass! San Quintin fishing weather was a little overcast, but seas were flat. The water was 62 degrees, and starting to turn green. We saw some big yellowtail cruising through the kelp too.

On the weekend K&M Offshore Sportfishing co-owner Monte Kotur and buddies Doug and Austin came down and we planned an overnight trip down to the white seabass grounds.

We left San Quintin at 1 a.m. and arrived at the fishing spot at about 3 a.m.

It was still very dark when we got to the spot, so we anchored up for an hour or so and had some coffee and breakfast, waiting for a little light. The wind was up a little in the morning and the current had the kelp all laid down, so we went though a lot of jigs in the thick kelp.

Doug was the first to hook up on a 50 pound dropper-loop pinned with a live mack. Monte and Doug and also got some huge calicos, released, and many sandbass and other rockfish as well. Also there were lots of big barracuda and bonita all over the place that kept us all busy between the dwindling white seabass bite.

We ended up with only one white seabass but lots of rockfish and bass.

Capt. Oscar was also fishing on Saturday with Jack Amolian and crew from L.A. and scored two good sized croakers in the 30-35 pound range.

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