FISHING INSIDE THE BAY OUT OF LARRY AND RAQUEL'S MOTEL
Jan. 7, 2007, Roger Bill, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico:
My wife, Vanessa and I drove down Baja California to Bahia de los Angeles on the 27th of December, our 10th time in as many years, towing my 15 foot Caribe RIB boat, "Baja Taxi," to stay on the beach at Larry & Raquel's Motel.
Raquel is deeply missed by us and anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet her.
Half of the time, when the wind wasn't howling, 25 to 30 knots from the north, the weather was typical winter, flat calm.
The Mexican pangueros at Bahia de los Angeles were getting Yellowtail, 6 to 8 pounds at the usual Bajos, half caught while fishing with mackerel bait, and half on Salas 6X Jr. jigs, in 200 plus feet of 60 to 62 degree water.
We fished 4 of the 8 days at Bahia de los Angeles.
We only kept what we were going to eat.
Our main catch consisted of goldspotted and sand bass to 3 pounds. We kept some Goldspotted bass, 2 to 3 pounds.
In addition were the usual triggerfish, and at times you couldn't keep the barracudas from biting anything as soon as it hit the water. We released the triggers and barracudas and many small firecracker yellowtail.
Clamming was great at Punta la Gringa.
We returned on January 4th, and Baja road conditions were excellent. We will be in Baja again at Punta Chivato near Mulege with the Baja Taxi in late May for 10 days.
We launched in town and fished the back side of Isla Smith and Isla Horsehead.