Greg Stoney

From: Greg Stoney
Sent: October 2007
Bob Hara
Subject: Las Cruces last week

What's up guys,

I fished last week with my Dad down at Las Cruces, we were hoping for a few wahoo, and we found them. The first day we ran across the channel to La Reinita, dropped in a couple of marauders short and jet heads long and began working our way up the island. About 15 minutes later we got ripped on a jet head and had the first hoo in the boat.

We worked that area and the usual ridges, dropoffs and pinnacles all the way up to La Reina and by mid afternoon we had 3 wahoo and a few dorado, with a couple other wahoo bites that didn't stick. There seemed to be a nice spread of fish at all of the spots. We were stoked on that catch and pretty much stuck to the same plan for the rest of the week and scored 3 to 7 hoos a day with a few tuna and dorado mixed in. Most of the fish were from 35# to 50# or so but we did have a 73# and a 64#. We ended up with 21 or 22 wahoo in 5 days, the last day we found the nugget and left them biting after putting 7 in the boat

Dr. Ed Stoney

Most of the wahoo came on the troll, but I did get a couple on the 6X jr after we got the troll fish, and we did have a few double jig strikes and one triple where we got two out of the three. I'm sure we could have scored more on the jig but it's hard when you get bit with only two guys in the boat. We did see free swimming fish after getting troll bit a few times, nothing looks as cool as a lit up wahoo charging your jig!

We never made it down to the ripper tuna bite off the lighthouse, we stayed in the upper zone and saw very few other boats. We were able to get over to Cerralvo 5 out of 6 days, one day had a pretty juicy swell out of the north so we stayed along the beach and found a nice dorado under a dead dolphin off bird rock.

Las Cruces Wahoo

Ernie- The straight 80# dacron and single strand wire is the shit!, I guess we got about 75%-80% of our troll fish into the boat and those hooks were buried! The 200# fluoro worked well on the jet heads. no bite offs at all.

Marlin were pretty thick most everywhere, but we never messed with them, Chavalito, who drives the Las Cruces panga did pick up a nice sail. We loaded up all of our local friends at Las Cruces with fillets and stuffed ourselves silly with wahoo, margaritas peligrosas and pacificos.

It was soooo hard to leave yesterday, but the norte wind finally came with a vengeance Sunday night and it was good to get the boat safely back on the


That is pretty cool Stoney
Looks like you and Dr. Ed had a great time

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