BOLA July 3rd-4th with Captain Juan Cook

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  1. grahams98

    grahams98 Member

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    Captain Juan was great about reaching out to us when we first arrived in BOLA, connected us on another quality charter with Joel Prieto and recommended Los Vientos as a place to stay. Good man and resource that I highly recommend.

    Day 1 Many boats were staying close as wind that never materialized was forecasted so we banged around a bit and caught a few smaller yellows. Juan soldiered on for us despite being under the weather and ran us out east. The decision paid off big time as we pounded solid yellows and my brother Dennis even got the grouper he had wanted at 45-50lbs. We then hit the shoreline for about three hours throwing a mix of of colt snipers, DeadHead 4oz jigs and Yozuri LZs for Cabrilla. Three of us elbow to elbow throwing at spots, caves and channels in boilers was the highlight of the trip for me. Juan had the boat in the right position and kept us just far enough from the shore that you had to work the the right cast to be rewarded. We didn't get any real monsters but the action was non-stop and we headed home tired with a full cooler of Grouper, Cabrilla and Yellows.

    Day 2 Woke up in the middle of the night with the wind howling outside...resolved to myself that we were done fishing. Headed to town and the wind had subsided some, got to town and it was just a breeze so game on! Juan ran us out to the back side of the big island where we pounded solid yellows again and Pat managed a 40lb grouper as well. By 9:30 we were ready for more Cabrilla and we worked that for the next three hours or so. We got some really nice ones and Dennis even got a Golden (released) that Juan got pictures of on the same mix of lures plus a few that Juan let me try. The scenery was stunning off the island we were fishing and I casted from the deck while my brothers caught the majority of the cabrilla from the back. We then slowed trolled macs for a bit. I got slammed on Accurate 600 2 speed on a PCH 741XXH 60-100 rod with 80lb line and was rocked in about 3 seconds. Drag was tight, I saw the bite building and thought everything was dialed but these fish are really strong and I just didn't get him turned. It was time to head home but it was a great day all around to end our fishing.

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  2. fishbuck

    fishbuck Catch of the day!

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    Nice report. Thanks
     
  3. clean n up

    clean n up Newbie

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    Juan's the man!!!
     
  4. grahams98

    grahams98 Member

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    Juan posted these pictures of my brother Dennis on his FB page. Not a giant but still pretty special.
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  5. bobrehfuss

    bobrehfuss Ruffo

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    Nice Report and pics. Looks like good times as always with El Capitan Juan :)

    Do you know the meaning of Los Vientos and why that hotel is named That? It’s because the wind howles down that canyon from the desert above. Often it will be 10 or more degrees hotter there than in town cause hot wind coming off hot desert. Many times it will be windy there and not at the ramp or offshore.

    Glad you didn’t let it stop you from a se nod epic day!

    Los Vientos=The Winds
     
  6. grahams98

    grahams98 Member

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    I did but didn't put it together until Juan explained it to me.
     
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  7. Captain Juan SQ

    Captain Juan SQ ARLETT DEL MAR.

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    steve it was a great play-sure fishing with you and youre brothers,pat & denis,it was great fun for me to see 3 expert fisherman at fishing,thanck you,hope to seeya all down the long road,fishonnn&onnn.
    pat with very nice surfas cabrilla.
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    denis casting'm up.
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    at canaleados reef,gulfy on the dropper loop.
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    wide open tail of verios sizes.
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    denis would not be denied.
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    best I could you for mr gaham,love them cochitos.
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    the brothers graham,fishonnn&onnn.
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  8. Bozly

    Bozly Newbie

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    Nice batch of pez you got there.
     
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  9. grahams98

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    Thanks for the great pictures Juan. I look forward to fishing with you again. Perhaps we'll make a shorter trip to San Quintin next time.
     
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  10. grahams98

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    I sent this to my wife and she thought it was Photoshopped :)

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  11. denis

    denis Well-Known "Member"

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    The guys or the fish ? Lol
     
  12. grahams98

    grahams98 Member

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    If it were I'd be skinnier with more hair!
     
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  13. Beer Goggles

    Beer Goggles Well-Known "Member"

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    Great write up and pics buddy. You guys killed it. Did it right for sure. It was a pleasure meeting you guys and sharing a few cold drinks. We are going to head back down in August, maybe we will see you guys down there next summer.
     
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  14. fishytaco

    fishytaco Newbie

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    Can't ask for anything better than action in BOLA. Thanks for the report and pics.
    :cheers:
     
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  15. grahams98

    grahams98 Member

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    Ya, it was pretty epic and that would be fun to see you guys next time. Thinking Dennis and I may bring our sons down next summer if we can swing it. Both in their 20's and solid, plus one of them is fluent which would have really helped.
     
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