Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico



Nov. 22, 2006, Brett Fillis, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico:

I just returned from a great experience at Bahia De Los Angeles. We fished from November 4th through the 10th. The weather was mostly in the upper 80's with evening temperatures in the low 60's.

The four of us stayed in a house owned by a friend of mine just north of town. We all live in Oregon and traveled down to Chula Vista on the 2nd and crossed into Mexico at Tijuana around 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd and pulled into Bahia de los Angeles around 4:00 p.m.

The boat is a 21-foot jet boat that my wife and I built 2 years ago.

We unloaded the truck and boat and spent the evening getting all the rods, reels and gear ready for the next day. We had a little entertainment while unloading the boat on the beach the next morning, but in short order all was well and we were on our way to the beginning of seven days of fishing.

The fishing was on-again and off-again as it related to yellowtails, but the wind did finally cooperate and with the help of a couple local gringo's, we finally figured things out.

The water temperature at Bahia de los Angeles was around 71 degrees and most bottom fish including squid were plentiful.

We fished mostly to the north of Bahia and never had time to fish to the south. Most days we were on the water by 5:30 a.m. and would return around 3:00 p.m.

We fished all seven days but the wind wasn't real kind on two of the days. We fished anyway but did not go as far and probably were back in by 2:00 p.m. on those two days. Needless to say those were not good yellowtail days.

We used everything, squid and bait fish which were plentiful; we caught them with a cast net from the beach each morning. The dead fish bait worked just as good as live bait. We also used Krocodiles, Salas jigs and Rapala lures. They all caught fish. The "cudda's" seemed to really like the Rapala's when trolling around 3 m.p.h. We also used downriggers several times hopping to get into the fish we were seeing around 40 feet deep. We caught a few but managing two downriggers and two other poles with deep diver Rapala's at slow speeds was sometimes a challenge.

North of town we fished around Isla Smith and Guadalupe Bay to Punta Remedios.

The group did some snorkeling but after a couple of days of heavy chop, the visibility was not that good. We loved the town and the people, and had a memorable trip.

We brought home somewhere around 90 to 100 fish of all kinds, yellowtail, triggerfish, grouper, bass, white seabass, jawfish, squid and last but not least the infamous "cudda's".

Fishing along with me were friends, Hersch Wright, Jim Wingo and Mike Hansen. Thanks to Bob Randolph, Fireman Dan, Beach Patrol Ron and Cyril and Dotty May for all their assistance, wisdom and company.

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