Trolling live bait at the South end of Cerralvo Island was the ticket for the 'Hoos. This method leads to a lot of half eaten mac's and quick removal of hooks from monofilament but the addition of a short single-strand wire leader rigged with a trap hook helps turn bites into fillets in the box.
The Dogsnapper bite has been nearly non-existent up until a few days ago when one of our Captains decided to give them a go. Catching ladyfish for bait the crew headed to a rockpile and were lucky enough to hook, if not land, three large Pargo. Two were lost in the rocks, the third bent out a 9/0 Owner.
For those not looking to fill the coolers there have been some very nice Roosterfish around. Two to Four fish in the 30-60lb class has been common. Ladyfish is the preferred bait, and circle hooks work very well during the release segment of this C&R fishery.