San Quintin, Mexico:
Battling With The Seals For Your Yellowtail

Feb. 10, 2007, San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico, boat Santa Monica, Julio Meza:

Last week, I went fishing at San Quintin with my friend from Mexicali Jose Luis Rodriguez on board my boat the Santa Monica.

On calm water, we head from San Quintin Bay right to the 15 fathom spot where I have been catching Yellowtail for over 2 months on every trip.

We dropped the jigs as soon as I metered the fish, and we had a double hookup on forkies.

However, these were the smallest yellowtail ever for this fishing season at San Quintin.

These were 10 to 15 pound fish, and there were lots of seals that just allowed you to make a couple drops and then they are all over the place forcing you to abandon the spot or you would lose all the fish on the way up.

We moved the Santa Monica to fish at all the high spots around San Quintin to avoid these seals but they showed up everywhere.

While fishing the north and south sides of Isla San Martin, we found lots of action on bonito and barracuda.

The fishing water temperature off San Quintin was 58 degrees.

By the end of the day, we ended up with 8 yellowtail on the boat but lost more than that to the reef guards.

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