BAJA ROADS IN GOOD CONDITION BUT
FISHING SLOW AT BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES
Sept. 20, 2005, Chris Okamoto, Bahia del los Angeles fishing trip, Baja California, Mexico:
I just got back from fishing at Bahia del los Angeles with Larry Fukuhara. We went the week of Sept. 12-17th. The roads to Bahia de los Angeles (L.A. Bay) are great. There was only one small bad stretch about a quarter mile of bad road or so. The rest was pretty freshly redone. We passed through two army checkpoints with no problems. Bahia del los Angeles weather was fantastic with warm days and cool nights.
However the fishing was very slow. We had a scratch bite on 5-8 pound yellowtail on small iron. I used 6xJr's in green-yellow color.
We fished on Roberto's panga "Hurrican." We fished three days, actually two days and one day whale watching. One area was Soledad reef. The others were reefs close to Horsehead. I think we got about six yellowtail total to about 8 pounds, closer to five. The rest was maybe 12 pinto bass.
We made bait but it was very slow going. One day we only had a few pieces. It was even slow for the pinto bass. The winds blew almost every day outside the bay and we couldn't fish some of the reefs outside.
Bahia del los Angeles water on the surface was very warm and there were no whale sharks in the bay yet. There were hardly any mosquitos around. It was still a fun trip. They finished up the Pemex station in town and the hours currently are 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Believe it or not the gas in Baja is cheaper than in the States. It cost me $48 to fill up my Tacoma in California and in Baja it was only $28!