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Mulege fishing articles, maps, fishing reports, peak seasons, hot spots, and vacation travel information for the top sportfishing locations of Mulege, Mexico.

The Mulege fishing area is the most northerly section of Baja's Sea of Cortez coast where warm water tuna, dorado, and billfish, including striped marlin and especially sailfish, may be regularly targeted during the summer months. These species may appear sporadically in great numbers for another 50 miles or so northward, but really, the fishery changes dramatically at Mulege and begins to transition to the cooler waters and very strong tidal currents of the Sea of Cortez Midriff area.

In the Mulege sportfishing area, there is also another, perhaps less noticeable but just as significant change in the fishery, for northwards of Punta Chivato, about 20 miles north of town, the humble spotted bay bass begins to dominate as the major resident reef fish as it mingles together with the larger "cabrilla," or leopard grouper. South of Punta Chivato, the Sea of Cortez begins to warm up quickly, and the cooler water spotted bay bass disappears within a few miles of coastline, not to be seen again until the open waters of the Pacific Ocean are reached 300 miles south at about Cabo San Lucas. At Mulege and southwards, the more highly prized "cabrilla," and not the lowly spotted bay bass, rules the reefs.

Mulege's fishing area, at about 26 degrees north latitude, is arguably the most comfortable and accommodating of any location along the Sea of Cortez coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

At Mulege, there is some north wind to bother anglers during the winter months, but nothing like the Midriff area and northern Sea of Cortez; there are some summer tropical storms and even the occasional hurricane, but again, nothing like Loreto, La Paz, East Cape, and the Los Cabos corridor at the peninsula's southern tip.

Even the tides cooperate at Mulege, as northward and southward tidal movements up and down the Sea of Cortez often partially cancel each other to produce minimal currents and a typical tidal range of only about 3 to 5 feet, as opposed to about 6 feet on the open Pacific and up to about 20 feet at the extreme north end of the Sea of Cortez.

The fishing close to the town of Mulege is centered on medium weight species, in abundance and with long "peak seasons" compared to other locations on the Sea of Cortez. Fishing is usually good to very good here for many species including leopard grouper, barracuda, yellowtail, and gulf grouper during the cooler months, and various snappers, black skipjack, dorado, ladyfish, giant needlefish, yellowfin tuna, and billfish during the summer months.

For larger sport fishing boats working out of Mulege, the outer waters offer excellent seasonal fishing for tuna, dorado, billfish, and yellowtail outside of Punta Concepcion and southwards toward Punta Pulpito, and really excellent year-round yellowtail fishing in the cooler waters of Isla San Marcos off Santa Rosalia to the north.

The town of Mulege itself is one of Baja's most charming and interesting, perhaps because it is so very small, with only about 3,500 residents, including many vacationing expatriates who spend the winter here. The Spanish mission of Santa Rosalia de Mulege was founded on a hill here in 1705, and the Santa Rosalia "river" that runs through the middle of town is the opening of a shallow tidal estuary that supports a large area of farms and oasis-like palm groves.

This narrow, mangrove-lined slew of brackish water was once home to an amazing population of potentially world-record sized black snook that were first described in the late 1950s by such pioneering writers as Ray Cannon, the first Baja Editor of Western Outdoor News, and Frank Dufresne of Field & Stream.

At Mulege, these powerful fish were rarely subdued with hook and line because of the very tight quarters permitted by the mangrove roots, and they were usually harpooned by locals working at night by lantern light and using harpoons with spear points spread six inches apart.

Whether because of pollution, overfishing, spraying for mosquitos, or silting of the riverbed, these enormous Mulege snook are now gone, and only a few small ones may still be caught once in while around the mouth of the river.

Nevertheless, anglers fishing out of Mulege today enjoy reliable, very good to excellent fishing most of the time for both resident reef species and seasonal migrators, in weather that is quite often comfortable and safe for private fishing boats properly handled.

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Mulege Fishing Articles & Information:
Mulege Residents and Businesses Recovering From Massive Storm Damage.
Bahia Concepcion Fishing Map.
Bahia San Nicolas Fishing Map (Punta Pulpito, San Sebastian).
Baja Pilots’ Mulege Pig Roast Honors Serenidad’s Don Johnson.
Lou Federico's Snooky Truth.
Mulege Fishing Map.
Mulege Fishing Area Map (Including Surrounding Areas).
Mulege's Johnson Family Speaks Out On Hotel Serenidad Land Title Dispute.
One Hell of a Ride: The Life and Times of Lou Federico.
Punta Chivato Fishing Map.

Archived Mulege Sportfishing Reports:
Feb. 21, 2007, Good yellowtail fishing and whale watching.
Feb. 2, 2007, Windy weather and "walrus" sighting for local waters.
Jan. 24, 2007, March yellowtail benefit fishing tournament slated for Baja boats.
Nov. 14, 2006, Dorado limit fishing action still available.
Nov. 3, 2006, Baja search for Mulege aircraft of Gary and Peggy Thomas.
Sept. 26, 2006, Good Dorado Fishing With Panga Captain Mateo Apodaca, Emilio Carballido Jr.
Sept. 20, 2006, Storm Flood Recovery Report For Mulege, Mexico, Ron Grant.
Sept. 19, 2006, Post-Storm Fishing Excellent For Dorado At Mulege, Mexico, Gary Thomas.
Sept. 12, 2006, Wide-Open Dorado Fishing As Town Recovers From Storm John, Mulege, Mexico, Gary Thomas.
Sept. 11, 2006, Fishing For Quality Dorado On Trash Lines, Mulege, Mexico, Patsi Hodges.
Sept. 7, 2006, Rick Barber, Heavy flooding and damage from storm John.
Sept. 1, 2006, Dorado Bite Before The Storm, Rick Barber, Mulege town and fishing report, Baja, Mexico.
July 30, 2006, Steve Whiteside, Family camping and fishing trip to Punta Chivato.
July 28, 2006, Gary Thomas, Super-good dorado fishing for 10 straight days out of Mulege.
July 17, 2006, Ron Grant, Dorado season in hot and humid summer weather.
July 7, 2006, Wayne Neff, Fishing trip to Punta Chivato for very good dorado action.
July 7, 2006, Mike Massey, Good dorado fishing out of Posada Concepcion.
June 21, 2006, Rick Barber, dorado "thick as fleas" at Mulege, Mexico.
June 20, 2006, Ron Grant, Aviation fuel truck on hold at Mulege, Mexico.
June 3, 2006, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Classic Fishing Tournament Results.
Jan. 28, 2006, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 14, 2006, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 14, 2006, Gary Black, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Jan. 7, 2006, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 30, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 22, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 18, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Spring Yellowtail Fishing Tournament Announcement.
Dec. 18, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Nov. 25, 2005, Doug Pierson, Bahia Concepcion, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Commercial Net Fishing Report.
Nov. 19, 2005, Mike Massey, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 15, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 11, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2005, Doug Pierson, Bahia Concepcion, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Oct. 23, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 16-23, 2005, Gary Thomas, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 20, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 9, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 1, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 23, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 17, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 10, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 6, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 3, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 28, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 24, 2005, Jeff Rumble, San Nicolas, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Aug. 23, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 16, 2005, Gary Thomas, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 13, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 7, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 25, 2005, Gary Thomas, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 22, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 19, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 9, 2005, Mark Baker, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
June 30, 2005, Scott Bradley, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
June 28, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
June 17, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 12, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 5, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 5, 2005, Charlie Plott, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 2, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 27, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 15, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 7, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 2, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Bahia Coyote, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 1, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico, Fishing Report.
April 29, 2005, Doug Pierson, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 28, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 22, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 16, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 15, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 9, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Coyote Bay, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 6, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report: First Annual Pelican Reef Yellowtail Tournament.
April 2, 2005, Roger Pramhus, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 2, 2005, Mike Massey, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
April 2, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 25, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 21, 2005, Ron Grant, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 19, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 18, 2005, Gary Black, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
March 12, 2005, Paul Rista, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 5, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 27, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 20, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 19, 2005, Mike Massey, Posada Concepcion, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 12, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 6, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 30, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 21, 2005, Paul Rista, Mulege, Mexico Sailboat Rescue Report.
Jan. 16, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 9, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 1, 2005, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Dec. 25, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Dec. 19, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Dec. 12, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Reports.
Dec. 6, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Reports.
Nov. 28, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Reports.
Nov. 21, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Reports.
Nov. 16, 2004, Ron Grant, Mulege Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 13, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Trip Reports.
Nov. 6, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Trip Reports.
Oct. 30, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Oct. 22, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Trip Reports.
Oct. 19, 2004, Ron Grant, Mulege Fishing Trip Report.
Oct. 18, 2004, Gary Thomas, Mulege Fishing Trip Report.
Oct. 17, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Reports.
Oct. 9, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Oct. 1, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing.
Sept. 27, 2004, Ron Grant, Mulege Fishing Trip Report.
Sept. 24, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing.
Sept. 17, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Trip Results.
Sept. 16, 2004, Ron Grant, Mulege Fly-In Fishing, Hotel Serenidad Ejido Problem Update.
Sept. 10, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing.
Sept. 3, 2004, Mulege Fishing, Rick Barber, Mulege.
Aug. 27, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege Fishing Report.
Aug. 22, 2004, Jeff Rumble, Bahia San Nicolas, Mulege fishing report.
Aug. 21, 2004, Rick Barber, Mulege fishing report.
Aug. 4, 2004, Doug Pierson, Inshore Fishing at San Nicolas, B.C.S., Mexico.
Aug. 4, 2004, Doug Pierson, Mulege, B.C.S., Mexico, Inshore Fishing.
Aug. 1, 2004, Lou Federico, Mulege Totoaba Sighting.
July 27, 2004, Ron Grant, Hotel Serenidad, Mulege Fishing.
July 18, 2004, Mike Massey, Mulege Fishing Report.
July 15, 2004, Gary Thomas, Mulege Fishing Trip.
July 10, 2004, Mike Bowers, Mulege Fishing at Punta Chivato.
June 19, 2004, Ron Grant, Mulege Dorado Fishing.
May 4, 2004, Ron Grant.

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