Spiders once again returned to San Quintin, 200 miles below the
US border to fish and party this summer. Tom, Mike, Russ, Casey
(Russ' son), Chuck, Toad (Chuck's son), Kurt (the guy with the
toilet paper trailing behind him), Dennis and I had a great time.
The water was rough and the wind was howling at first, but we
fished. The result was: 3 Bluefin tuna, 2 Alabacore tuna, 63 Yellowtail,
168 Red Rockfish, 83 Sand Bass, 4 Calico Bass and 1 Ling Cod for
8.5 guys in four days!
Here, you get an idea
of the fun involved when you catch tuna. The Old Mill area had
not caught any tuna in 2 weeks until these fish were caught. Go
We also had
fun catching yellowtail which we caught every day except the last
day. Below are examples of these hard-fighting fish. The first
day was especially rough, yet our boat caught limits (16 fish)
trolling CD 14 Rapallas. Tom, Mike and Dennis had their limits
the next day while we had a respectable 11 tails.
shows the first fish caught on my new Trinidad reel. Thanks to
Miguel, there were many more!
are very special to me; I love to catch these red fish from the
deep. As you can see we did very well. This day saw 40 sand bass
(mostly thanks to Russ) and 80 quality red snapper hit the deck
of our boat. We also managed to wind 100 yards of 80 pound spectra
around the prop so I got to swim a bit before we could head to
Here, I search for
that elusive 7 pounder in a wheelbarrow filled with 3-5 pound
fish. There was another full wheelbarrow that day.
Don't think that we
just worked all day. After fishing, cleaning up, vacuum packing
fish and making dinner, we had time to relax with an adult beverage