Sport » Fishing
BEACHCOMBER JOHN FISHING 22 JUNE 2012
Beachcomber John / 2012-06-28 19:20:10
Boat Fishing. The Albox club lads went out with Steve and caught a few of the usual suspects including pandoras, pouting, blue mouths and bogues from the deeper water but not much from the shallow water until, Bodo got a strange take!
Fishing in approximately 80ft of water he dropped his feathers baited with raw prawn to the bottom and instantly got a strange occurrence, his line went slack and he had no feeling of his weight!
Whilst he was trying to understand what was going on a large fish jumped clear of the water twice 30ft away from the boat. The next feeling Bodo had was his line tightening and stretching out towards the jumping fish, he had hooked a sun fish. This seems to be a traditional sun fish take as it was identical to the one Steve had when he caught the 55kg Nessie! Bodo fought the fish well and they soon had it on board for photos before returning it to the sea.
The fishing didn't improve in this area so Steve moved the boat over to Vera Beach opposite the blue and yellow beach huts and about 1 Km out in 100 ft of water, drifting steadily towards shore. They had been fishing for 10 minutes when David got a good take and had a short battle with what they first thought was a monk fish but which was later confirmed by me as a toad fish! The fishing was slow with a few pickerels and weavers landed. As they approached the harbour wall and in 60ft of water Bodo had a good hit which turned out to be another toad fish. Steve has never seen or heard of this fish before and then two in one day, strange or what?
They continued to drift around but didn't get anything else special so called it a day with Bodo sat on the back of the boat with the biggest smile on his face!
I went out with ‘Orca Steve’ and was joined by ‘Blister Steve’ and things looked perfect for trolling. We trolled over depths of 20 feet to 600 feet plus up to 1km out. I had one take on the deep diver but only got a few bite marks on the lure.
We bottom fished depths of 40 to 200 feet on sand opposite Vera Beach and deep holes from 250 to over 600 feet in front of both the harbour wall and Repsol Garage on the Mojacar to Garrucha road.
All day we saw big fish jumping, mostly palometons. A fish jumped just 20 feet from us, it was dark on top like a tuna but the shape of a bream or palometon, and I haven’t a clue what it was.
I hooked a good sunfish twice weighing about 40lbs and believe it was the same fish. The first time the hook pulled and the second time my braid mainline line snapped approximately 20 feet from my fluorocarbon trace. (The line must have been previously damaged) Gutted and so if anyone catches the fish, can I have my butterfly jig back please!
See photo of B. Steve and a blue mouth.
Talking of fish jumping, about 1.2 km in front of the Beachcomber last Wednesday night there were seagulls diving in and others picking up presumably fish from the surface of the water and big silver predators jumping out of the water, I’m guessing Barracudas, bluefish or palometes.
‘Captain Gnome Graham’ was out with his son ‘Craggy Dag’ and girlfriend Kathy (who caught the biggest fish of the day) and Graham’s mate Tony. Fish caught were bogues, pickerel, weavers and pandoras, nothing special and Graham is still trying to find this year’s elusive triggerfish.
I see Garrucha’s ‘Vision Submarina’ glass bottom boat was out for a trial the other day and inquiries can be made on this number 627 091 683.
‘London Bill’ fished in front of the frog pool on Mojacar Playa just after the night time rains we had over a week ago. As he and I expected sea bass, palometes and striped bream were in wait and he caught a few but nothing big, he also had a lone dorada.
I used to fish this spot some years ago and since the pool has been dug and filled I’m expecting it to fish even better in future.
‘Baza Barry’ fished a river north of Lake Negratin (Baza Lake) and caught a couple of small trout and a couple of barbel to 5lbs on the fly.
Top weights in competition matches in Murcia weighed in with 96lbs on the River Segura and 87lbs on Lake Argos.
The Albox fishing club meets every two weeks or so at Bar Wassy. For details of the next meeting tel 677 655 049.
For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (Probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number.
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Tight Lines, Beachcomber John.