Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico



June 28, 2006, Barry Webber, Punta San Francisquito resort, Baja California, Mexico.

Don Tschirhart and I just returned from Punta San Francisquito. We flew in on June 25, 2006. On Monday the bird action was very heavy with Yellowtail working huge bait schools. We landed 8 yellowtail, approximately 15 to 40 pounds, on a combination of iron and trolled Rapalas. On Tuesday the 27th we caught 1 yellowtail, 1 sheephead, 3 cabrilla, and unlimited large Humboldt squid. We had a great trip other than the bees are back.

We fished on the panga Juan captained out of the resort.

We did not fish with bait on Monday, just iron and Rapalas.

On Tuesday we used squid chunks to catch cabrilla and the sheephead.

The airstrip on the lake bed is in good shape. The old paved strip is badly deteriorated and would be best to be considered gravel with sand patches.

The San Francisquito resort cabanas are about the same as they have been for the last 10 years, not as nice as it was in 1991 when I first visited and a far cry from the first time Don visited in 1983. The bathrooms work but the shower is full of bees not only dead on the floor but dozens seeking water from the handles and head. Use caution. The bee activity almost disappeared at dark so showers were safer after dark.

I did not have a thermometer but the water was comfortable to swim in.

The air temperature was hot, hot and very humid. so much humidity that on Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. when we were loading the airplane the dew was so heavy it rained off the wings and I had to clean the windshield to clear it to see. The outside air temperature at 7 a.m. was 93 degrees.

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