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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 05:10 PM
Puerto Santo Tomas/ Something different/ Tuna


So I often go to hang out at Puerto Santo Tomas and fish with the locals from the little village next to the resort. Always a ton of bottom fish and often bonito, barracuda, and the occasional yellowtail. Sam who runs the place had been contacted by a commercial fisherman in Ensenada to offered to come to PST, do some local fishing, and take my friend Rick and I out to the the reefs that are about ten miles out and beyond the range of the local pangas. Heck. Why not try it? Well we did it and overall a great Baja experience! It's not ready for prime time yet but we bottom fished for tons of rockfish and whitefish and then saw the yellowfin jumping at Soledad reef (also saw a finback whale and a black marlin). The water was warming up as the day went on. Hooked two tuna (one yellowfin broke off under the boat) and landed a 35-40 lb bluefin. Nothing crazy great as to a fishing report but it was fun to do something different. Captain Benjamin and his crew member Molina were awesome...really knew their stuff. Not for everybody but it had a great Baja vibe!

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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 05:16 PM


Nice fish! Looks like an interesting platform to fish from, watch your step to the left of you. One mis-timed swell and you're "man overboard!"

John

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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 07:55 PM


Congrats! Are you fishing out of PST or Ensenada?



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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 08:08 PM


Great story, congrats
I love that little slice of paradise
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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 08:19 PM


Nice fish and a fun day out doing something different. "Get off the beaten path and memories, friends and new techniques are developed".

I think that will be part of my new mantra starting next week when I start a new life adventure based in San Felipe and hanging out all over Baja.




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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 10:54 PM


Interesting. RHT, you get any sense from the locals in the cooperativo at PST that they had any issues with this?



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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 11:57 PM


Yes as to the open rails being a bit nuts. We waited on the "dock" with the local uni divers (not "fish" fishermen) so there wasn't much of a feeling of treading on someone's turf...but I totally understand and get that. Though they can be a tough crowd...a lot of drugs...a crazy way to make a living. Never had any issues and have fished with only Marcos and the locals for over 20 years...have bought a lot from them and tipped them generously when helping or filleting. I figured a weekend run with someone else was not extreme. But I know there are turf wars in situations like this. Chinto helped us out quite a bit and he seems to be able to move between the different factions. I just wanted to stand up for once fishing at PST...little did I know it would come with the risk of falling out!!!!
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[*] posted on 8-6-2019 at 12:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by redhilltown  
I just wanted to stand up for once fishing at PST.


Ha, tired of sitting in seagull poop?




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[*] posted on 8-6-2019 at 02:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DanO  
Quote: Originally posted by redhilltown  
I just wanted to stand up for once fishing at PST.


Ha, tired of sitting in seagull poop?


I see you have been there, and done that!!!!! :D
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