San Quintin, Mexico:
Red Rockcod Caught While Fishing At The 180 Spot

Jan. 28, 2006, Julie Atkinson, Don Eddie's Landing,, San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico:

Despite of the cold weather and windy afternoons in the San Quintin fishing area this week, the anglers keep coming to fish San Quintin waters. Water temperatures have oscillated between 56 and 60 degrees. The winds have been moderate this week with the exception of Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th which kept some anglers on land.

Some diehards like Don Eddie and his friends did go out to challenge the waters. Also amongst those who challenged Mother Nature was a group of fire fighters from Santa Barbara, California. They fished the 180 spot on the super panga “Sofia," a 25 footer from Don Eddie’s Landing with Jaime Garcia as their captain. The catch for these anglers, were 60 reds, one bonita and one sheephead, using frozen squid for bait.

On the 26th and the 27th the waters were so rough that it was impossible to keep a standing position on the boat. But regardless of the weather conditions, they fished for 4 solid hours. “These guy’s are fearless." The group was soaking wet, but happy that they had a good time and a good catch!