San Quintin, Mexico:
White Seabass Frenzy Bite For Local Fishing Boats

Sept. 6, 2006, Kelly Catian, K&M Offshore Sportfishing, San Quintin, Baja, Mexico:

On Monday we did a crew trip out of San Quintin with just myself, K&M Offshore Sportfishing co-owner Monte Kotur, and crew members Dave "Browner" Brown and Chris Pierce.

We were actually intending to go on a surfing trip but the south swell never showed up, so there was no action at the point.

Instead, we headed down south toward another San Quintin fishing spot where we hoped to score some surf.

We got to the spot and my son Capt. Oscar and his buddy were already there paddling out as we pulled up. The waves were small but the tide was really high so we decided to wait it out hoping, it would get a little bigger once the tide went down a bit.

As we waited for the tide to go down, we started throwing some iron in about 30 to 40 feet of water, when the barracuda showed up. We all hung a few and then the white seabass were on.

I got bit first, a big white seabass of 40 pounds peeling spectra off my 14 Trinidad like a freight train.

Then Browner hooks up to an even bigger fish.

There was a lot of yelling and screaming as we were all getting just drilled by huge white seabass. I had to gaff my own fish as everyone was bent on their own fish.

Pierce was on next with another huge white seabass, then Monte on another. Anyhow we ended with 9 White Seabass, 1 Yellowtail, and lots of other bass and rockfish.

San Quintin weather was insane as it is now super tropical. We have no waves, but no complaints either.

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