PANGA OUTING FOR LOCAL FISHING TRIP
Nov. 28, 2004, Mark Baker, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
I, Mark Baker from Hemet, Calif., and my brother Bob Baker from Carlsbad, Calif., and my girlfriend, Nicole Venegas from Anza, Calif., drove down to San Felipe last week on the 17th of Nov.
The road condition down to San Felipe was great. There was only one checkpoint at the Ensenada jct., but they waved us through both ways which was very nice. We stayed at Hotel Chapala downtown for 45 bucks a night.
On the 18th, we watched the Baja 1000, as it passed San Felipe, with a 12 pack of Tecate, very enjoyable.
Then we tracked down Danny Perez. We have known him for years, and reserved a panga for the next day. We croakerfirst wanted to go to Consag Rock, but when the day came to fish we opted to just fish the wreck out about a mile or so from town.
San Felipe water temps were down a bit. I would guess they were around 78 degrees. We baited up with some cut mackerel and fished the bottom for corvina and croaker. We did well on both. We all caught a few shortfin corvina and a few croaker apiece. The average size of the shortfins we caught was about 6 to 7 pounds.
After the bite died down we took the panga over to the bass hole in front of El Faro beach. Scored big on the spotted bay bass. We released most of those because they were small and we had our corvinas for the BBQ.
Anyways it was a good San Felipe fishing trip. Danny charges us 35 bucks a person to fish and we leave shore around 7 a.m., and return to shore around 2 p.m. Our Capt. was Alex, he's a good fisherman and speaks very good English. If anyone would like to contact him to reserve a boat his phone number is 011-52-686-573-1484. Ask for Danny Perez.
We returned back to the States on Sunday the 21st of Nov., and it was the weirdest trip home from Baja I ever had. We left San Felipe in the morning and it was nice. We got to Mexicali and it was cloudy with light rain. By the time we got to the 8 freeway, it was pouring rain like mad. And by the time we drove up through Anza-Borrego desert to get home it was snowing, which was very odd. And by the time we got to Anza at my girlfriend's house we had a foot of snow and were building snowmen. We went from the warm sun of San Felipe to a blizzard in Anza all within a half day.
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