Baja California Grouper, Part 1: Episode 308

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Airs: Tue Apr 5 at 9:00 am ET, Thu Apr 7 at 9:00 am ET, Sun Apr 10 at 10:00 am ET

In this episode Julio Meza helps me catch my first gulf grouper and broomtail grouper off the coast of Baja California near Punta Abreojos.

Gear

Featured in this episode: Sea Vee Z boat, Mercury Verado 300 engines, Raymarine marine electronics, YETI Hopper cooler, Shimano Stella and Talica reels, Mustad hooks, AFTCO gloves, and Columbia Sportswear shirts.

Life

Featured in this episode: Broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha)gulf grouper (Mycteroperca jordani), and sardines for bait.

Crew

I’d like to thank my friend Julio Meza, owner of Fishco.net. If you’re headed to Baja California, get in touch with Julio in Ensenada! I’d also like to thank Captain Rigo Zuniga.

Cooperativa Punta Abreojos

Our sardine bait came from Cooperativa Punta Abreojos, a sustainable fishing organization which has protected fishing and local communities for over 70 years.

Photos

Many thanks to Brian Grossenbacher of GrossenbacherPhoto.com for the amazing photography!

Location

Punta Abreojos, Baja California Sur, Mexico