WINTER KAYAK AND PANGA FISHING TRIP
USING REBEL LURES RECOMMENDED IN "THE BAJA CATCH"
Jan. 3, 2007, Jim Derr, Bahia de los Angeles (L.A. Bay), Baja California, Mexico:
I fished in the Bay of L.A. area from the 26th to the 31st of December with Shva Ziv of Orange.
We fished from a kayak from Daggett's Camp all the way to the army base for easy limits of spotted bay bass and barracuda, while trolling with split Jointed Rebel lures using the technique found in the book The Baja Catch.
At Bahia de los Angeles, we were at the mercy of the wind which blew from every direction on 5 of the 7 days we were there.
So we were only able to get out in the morning and at sunset when the wind tended to stop.
We also fished from a panga with a local guide named Jose whose boat was called Lucilla. We fished around the island of the Coronado for yellowtail but found none.
We did manage to catch a lot of bigger pinto bass while fishing the Canal de Ballenas in 150 feet of water. We also slow trolled Rapalas along the coast for smaller grouper and bay bass.
In Bahia de los Angeles there were few boats fishing, with the "tin fleet" the retired American locals scoring about the same. The water temperature in L.A. Bay was around 65 degrees.
On the New Year's Day we fished out of San Quintin on the Baja Pacific Ocean coast with a panga charted from Tiburon's fleet. In San Quintin, I was in the only fishing boat that went out.
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