160 + Pound Black Seabass

Giant Seabass
Photo Credit: Courtesy of San Quintin Bay Sportfishing

by San Quintin Bay Sportfishing Staff

Went out fishing last Thursday the 22nd with my new friends from the Imperial Valley, Mr. Bill Claverie, Mr. Jim Hay-on and Mr Ramon Ramirez. It was another very cool and foggy day,foggy with even a touch of drizzle - strange weather for late August.

We spent some time looking for action on halibut but the action was slow so we headed out to San Martin Island and fished for some calicos and caught a few nice ones before moving away a bit and dropped the lines deep, hooking up some nice reds and lingcod.

On Friday the 23rd we headed back out to the island where were making bait quite quickly and so we loaded up before fishing for some calicos, catching a variety of fish - all caught and released - before dropping the lines for lingcod around the island when Jimmy Hay-ton hooked up a huge fish.

After a battle lasting a good 25-30 minutes Jimmy finally hauled in a big black seabass - juanstimation about 160-170lbs.

After catching our breathes we started dropping deep again and added to our catch count with a nice assortment of bottom fish.

A big thank you for a fun day, good fishing and tips to my friends Bill, Ramon & Jimmy

Looks like the weather is warming up here in San Quintin finally and even better fishing should be right around the corner!


Captain Juan

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