Last week, it seemed like the weather would prevent us from going spearfishing due to an approaching hurricane near Baja California Sur. We were concerned that we might have to cancel our upcoming guests' trips. However, nature took a quick turn, and the hurricane moved away from the coast, allowing us to resume our spearfishing plans.
The water temperature had risen even more compared to previous weeks, with the thermocline occurring beyond 50 feet. We found an abundance of nice groupers, snappers, and amberjacks near the bottom, while some impressive pelagic species swam closer to the surface.
The water became colder the closer we got to the Pacific (around 71°F or 21°C), whereas in the Gulf of Baja California, it grew warmer (reaching 80°F or 28°C), attracting more pelagic species earlier than expected.
Before the first trip of the week, we scouted a spot that we love for its beautiful ledges and caves at depths ranging from 60 to 70 feet. As expected, the area was teeming with Gulf groupers (Mycteroperca jordani) weighing between 20 and 25 kg, along with smaller Cubera snappers (Lutjanus novemfasciatus) around 10 kg. It was clear that this was the perfect spot to take our guests. True to our expectations, they managed to catch a sizable Gulf grouper and a couple of triggerfish, making it a successful day for everyone on the boat.
The conditions were not favorable for the next two days due to the storm. However, for our subsequent trip, the waters calmed down, and our two beginner guests did a fantastic job, landing a couple of nice amberjacks. We turned the catch into a delicious fresh ceviche. It was on that same day that we received our two new #bonassi spearguns, which we couldn't resist testing out. What beautiful pieces of equipment! We ventured to a pinnacle around 95 feet deep, brimming with giant amberjacks. It was the perfect scenario to put the guns to the test, and they performed flawlessly. The first shot landed a 35 kg amberjack (Seriola rivoliana), leaving us thrilled to have such reliable equipment.
Pelagic activity is steadily improving, and we can't wait to share our future adventures with you.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!