AT ISLA CEDROS--Gene Miller (shown) and Dick Bales fished at Isla Cedros with Barry Stangl on Miller's boat Puda Vida in a group of three boats that launched south of Guerrero Negro and averaged about 20 yellowtail per boat over two-and-a-half days of fishing at the south end of the island. Photo courtesy Barry Stangl.
THREE BAJA TRAILER BOATS CROSS OVER TO
ISLA CEDROS FOR GOOD YELLOWTAIL FISHING
Sept. 17, 2005, Barry Stangl, Isla Cedros fishing trip report, Baja California, Mexico:
Over the Labor Day weekend we took three Skipjacks and launched in Baja California Sur to fish at Cedros Island and San Benito Island.
We launched from a crude Baja panga launch south of Guerrero Negro. We fished mainly the southern part of Cedros Island and the large kelp bed south of the island over to about halfway to Isla Natividad. We spent two nights at Cedros and fished two-and-a-half days.
The fishing for yellowtail was incredible. Water temperatures were consistently around 71-72 degrees. We could see many 40 pound and larger yellowtail swimming after the plentiful bait in the area.
It was easy to make bait using Sabaki rigs, but irons and jigs worked well also. Anything with silver or chrome seemed to work well.
We lost many of the larger yellowtail while fishing with 30 and 40 pound test. My fishing group consisted of Gene Miller and Dick Bales and myself on the Puda Vida. Bill Prince and Mark Sheets were on the Patti Party.
Each boat averaged 20 yellowtail, plus many large barracuda, bonita and lunker calicos. The Yellowtail fishing was so good we never made it to San Benito Island. We were the only boats to be seen and we slept at night anchored of the lee on the south end of the Island.