San Quintin, Mexico:
Yellowtail And Mako Shark Fishing By Julio Meza's Boat

Dec. 7, 2006, Julio Meza, San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico:

I have been fishing every 3 weeks out of San Quintin and every time I have seen Mako sharks jumping out of the water. Three weeks ago we landed but lost on the gaff, one Mako shark over 300 pounds. This fish came to the boat following a hooked bonita.

Last weekend I was fishing with my cousin Paco and my father-in-law Miguel Barba for yellowtail, checking to see if the usual winter San Quintin yellowtail bite is on.

We landed 4 yellowtail and lost 1 to the huge seals. The yellowtail bit on iron jigs and live bait, yellowtail from 14 to 16 pounds. I have seen small fish in the beginning of the winter bite but after 2 or 3 weeks the mossbacks show up usually.

San Quintin water temperature was 62 degrees, with clear blue water, not a lot of bait in the bay, and lots of seals on most of the fishing high spots. Big calico bass were at Isla San Martin.

A few days had calm weather, but some other days were very windy.