J. GOERG PHOTOS
I snatched the rod out of the holder and held on tight as the fish spun the line off the reel. The drag was set heavy, but that didn’t stop this whopper from taking line at an alarming pace; alarming, at least to me. “Wahoo! Nice one,” announced our cruiser’s captain. The reel continued to buzz and the heavy mono line crackled as it continued to jet out from the spool.
Here I was again in fishing paradise: On the Sea of Cortez at Van Wormer Resorts’ Hotel Palmas de Cortes, aboard the cruiser Mahi Mahi, with fishing partners Jim Goerg, Terry Sheely, and my wife, Susan. The sky was blue, the sea was blue, the Wahoo was blue, and I think my hands were turning blue from the pressure of the tug-o-war I was having with the Wahoo.
It’s not that I’m an expert of fishing the fish-laden waters of the Sea of Cortez, because I don’t have to be. The captain and the deckhand aboard the cruiser provide all the knowledge and the expertise that you might need. All I had to do was play the Wahoo and land it – which I had failed to do for several years with previous Wahoo. This time, however, was different. I was prepared thanks to my Hotel Palmas de Cortez fishing professionals.
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