MANY GIANT SQUID CAUGHT IN
PANGA FISHING AT SAN FRACISQUITO
Aug. 14, 2004, Tony Reyes Jr., San Felipe, Mexico 6-day Midriff Islands trip on the panga mothership, Tony Reyes, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico:
We took 27 passengers aboard the Tony Reyes. Bob Scott from Bakersfield was the chartermaster. We sailed down with a nice breeze.
Monday: We anchored at El Quemado to unload the pangas and try to make bait, moving to Snake Island and start our first day of fishing. We caught yellowtail and cabrilla. In San Francisquito there were a lot of giant squid. The wind blew at night with a thunderstorm.
Tuesday: We fished at San Francisquito Bay. Weather was better in the morning. We caught yellowtail and cabrilla, spotted bass. Very good day for everybody. In the night, we caught more squid and mackerel for live bait.
Wednesday: We moved to San Esteban Island. Weather was nice, with a nice catch. I took my daughter to show her the island, the sea lions and the caves of this island, having a lot of fun in the afternoon. We moved to Partida Island.
Thursday: We fished the coast, catching lots of pargos. In the afternoon, we fished at Gonzaga Bay, catching cabrilla. Today the wind blew again.
Friday: The last day, we spent at the Enchanted Islands, with nice weather. The weather was great. We sailed to San Felipe to end our trip.
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