Our first day of fishing for the 3 us was a beach launch about 10 miles south of San Quintin in the community of Socorro. We’ve been fishing with a lobster fisherman, Fernando, for years and staying in his casita. We started off doing the shallow water rock fish thing, which was extremely slow. We heard about a very good barracuda bite the day before but weren’t interested. But we saw the birds and heading toward them anyway. When we arrived it was yellows. Charlie hooked one and lost it at the gaff. We won’t say who missed the shot but I can say the gaff sucked. The fish were up and down for a short time for the next few hours. We got most fish on the troll with rapalas. I went 2-3 throwing a 50 year old yo-yo 4. The lost fish busted the ring hole of the jig. We ended up with 9 fish all around 12# and some large Bonita. We will fish with Jaime at the old mill tomorrow focusing on reds and lings. By the way, it is f’ing cold in the morning, but warmed up well as the day went on. No wind and no swell.
Joe, do you recognize this guy. Only two lings were caught by him. Both this size. We are on the way in now. We had a major issue this morning. We didn’t know you couldn’t buy beer before 10am. We still salvaged the day with 4 YT and a bunch of bottom fish