Fishing Trips to Baja, Mexico
2006 Fishing Trips:
Ensenada, February 18-20, '06
June 23-27, Bahia de Los Angeles
July 22-26, San Quintin
August 19-23, Bahia de Los Angeles
September 22-26, San Quintin
October 20-24, San Quintin
Steve Barstow – 805/610-8818, 805/227-4463, 800/894-7239
The bus departs from Paso Robles heading south to our destination. We make pick-ups through the Southern California area on our way to Baja. We arrive at our destination mid to late afternoon, get settled in our rooms and get our tackle ready for the next days fishing. I always have beer, soft drinks and snacks on the bus for the trip south.
The bus will seat 51 passengers, but I limit my trips to 25 fishermen. We bring ice chests, tackle boxes, fishing gear and luggage and that pretty much takes up all the cargo space on the bus. At both destinations, we fish three or four fishermen per boat, from 22-28' "pangas" (open skiffs). The boats have radios, GPS and life jackets, and are equipped with anywhere from 75-110 hp outboard motors. They are all skippered by experienced local fishing guides. We are allowed to bring our fish home. We get them filleted, ice them down, and bring them in the ice chests.
The trip cost includes R/T transportation, 4 nights accomodations, 3 days fishing, t-shirt and on our last night, I put on a dinner for the group where I have drawings for gift certificates for one of our California Sporting Goods stores.
San Quintin (pronounced san-kin-TEEN) is located approximately 200 miles south of the US border, on the Pacific Coast of Baja. It's a small fishing resort located right on the Bay of San Quintin. We stay at the well known Old Mill Hunting and Fishing Resort. We fish San Martin Island, Ben's Rock, the 240 spot, etc. Targeted species are Yellowtail, Albacore, White Seabass, Ling Cod, Cabrilla and misc rock fish.
Bahia de Los Angeles is about 450 miles south of the border on the Sea of Cortez. It has developed primarily as a destination for Sportsfishermen. We fish the Midriff Islands. Some of our past groups have brought SCUBA gear and gone diving for a day, and fished the others. We stay at either the Villa Vitta or the Costa del Sol. The targeted species here are Dorado, Yellowtail, Grouper, etc.
I have been putting these trips together since 1978, beginning in La Paz, and have taken groups as far as Costa Rica. When so many operators got into the 'fly to' destinations for fishing, I decided that I would start taking bus groups to places that are not served by the airlines. I started doing the bus trips in 1995 from the San Bernardino, CA area. I have traveled the Baja penninsula extensively since the early '60s am very familiar with all of it. San Quintin and Bahia de Los Angeles have less fishing pressure on them than many of the more well known and popular places, which accounts for the excellent fishing we experience.
If you have any questions, please call me at 800/894-7239
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