San Quintin, Mexico:
Offshore Calico Bass Fishing Run To Isla San Geronimo

Aug. 8, 2006, Kelly Catian, K&M Offshore Sportfishing, San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico:

San Quintin fishing is as good as I've seen it in the 20 years I've been here.

Inshore reefs around San Quintin are loaded with yellowtail and even dorado. Yellowfin tuna are a couple of miles past that. I just got back from an overnight fishing trip with fellow Bloodydeckers Brad Barron, Chad Barron and their buddy Dennis.

We left San Quintin on Saturday morning and hit the 240 spot for some early morning yellow action before the fleet showed up. We caught and released some toads before making the 40 mile run south.

We arrived at Isla San Geronimo after a smooth hour long run. We passed up Geronimo and went straight to the reef.

The last time I was here it was very foggy and you couldn't see more than a few hundred yards, but this time it was clear and you could see how big and crazy the reef really is. This is an area most boats try and avoid, shallow with breakers all over, large swells creating swirling boils on shallow to exposed rocks and 8 miles wide. But hidden in the kelp that proliferates in this region are some monster bass and lots of them.

We have footage of a 10 minute long drift that produced wide open calico bass nonstop averaging 5-7 pounds, with some bigger models as well.

We also got yellowtail while on the pick at Isla Geronimo and halibut. The place is spooky but if you like fishing the bush, this is as good as it gets.

Earlier in the week at local San Quintin fishing spots, I took Roger and Shawn Sullivan and their buddy Larry Rizzo out for some great action at the rock where the boys got dorado up to 25 pounds and fat yellowtail as well.

We've been fishing back-to-back for the last three weeks or more and I've had only a few days off. There are still some days available in September, 949-370-6532.

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