Huge Baqueta (Gulf Coney)

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by Rada, May 13, 2012.

  1. Rada

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    A friend of mine, Fernando Almada from San Carlos, caught a huge Baqueta (Gulf Coney) last friday over 300 feet of water.

    Here is a pic he took of the fish with one of his clients.
    To think that the IGFA record stands at a mere 24 lbs.


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  2. fishinkid2010

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    That fish is incredible looking!
     
  3. Antonio_Sanchez

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    What bait was used?
    Regards.
    Antonio.
     
  4. sdfishkiller

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    Awesome! I caught a few in 500ft in Los Barriles a few years ago, 1 was around 22#s.

    Going to go fish them in a few days!
     
  5. Rada

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    For bait they used the tail of a small Dorado they had caught earlier while trolling. They were heading back home and stopped to bottom fish in a spot known for tons of Goldspotted Sand Bass, and the occasional small Baqueta. These fish aren't picky though, they will bite anything, fresh or rancid. Sardines, squid, even their own brethren.
     
  6. baja kid

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    huge ,wonder how old that fish was?
     
  7. saravonshep

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    That is a good size fish, congrats!!!
     
  8. Carl

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    :appl:.....I'd say that's a little over 24# ;)
     
  9. el Toro

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    fabulous picture!
     
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    Nice!
     
  11. "O"

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    Thats a big Baqueta! congrats!!!
     
  12. Fishybuzz

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    Great catch ....... But he is using the bass pro method of photography ....holding the fish out towards the camera...justvsayin

    Sooooooo what did it weight??
     
  13. tap

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    Yeah, what did it weigh? Is it IGFA "clean" for submittal?

    Tony Peña
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  14. Antonio_Sanchez

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    Gracias!!
    Saludos
     
  15. tattuna

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    I've seen em over 20, but nothin like that. Awesome catch!
     
  16. MinnesotaPhats

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    Can't help but chime in. An awesome fish, obviously! But unless a certified (or at least moderately reliable) scale was used, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Firstly, we don't know how big the client is. And he's obviously using every trick in the book to make the fish look big. Based on various calculations it could be ten pounds, or thirty pounds.

    Again, not trying to rain on parades or downplay achievements. I wish great catches like this for all of us, but when claims of record-busters surface, I get annoyingly particular. Maybe just my own weird deal, but have dealt with it too GD much!

    That said, I'm ever-open to being proven wrong!
     
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    I don't know if anything will be "proven" as they probably ate the fish without certifying weight, etc. The guy doesn't have his arms fully extended and the fish just looks like an old, fat specimen that would be way over 24 lbs. to me. Nice catch anyway you cut it.

    Tony Peña
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  18. MinnesotaPhats

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    It is an old fat specimen, a ridiculous fish, I'm jealous, it's a "trip-maker" for all of us.

    Just saying, how big is the dude? Based on sizing his knuckles, the swivel and sinker, his shoulders and arms are forward and he's using a stick to project it even further (is the caudal really 15" long (knee to ankle).

    Again, self-admitted Captain Buzzkill when it comes to this, but what would this site be without naysayers?!:rofl:

    Enough dumb stuff. I'm sure it was fully enjoyed on the line and the table; if only we could all be so lucky!!
     
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