WINDY WEATHER, "WALRUS" SIGHTING REPORT FOR LOCAL WATERS
Feb. 2, 2007, Rick Barber, Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
There isn't too much Mulege fishing news to report here, as the weather has still been on the windy side, although a few guys have managed to get out for a few days on the water.
Nothing spectacular to report, other than a few smaller cabrilla and an occasional yellowtail caught.
An interesting note is that, due to the flooding from this past season's Hurricane John, the Mulege river bottom has changed so drastically that the guys who have boats along the wall at the Oasis can't get out at water levels approaching low tide.
Many props have been dinged finding that out.
On another interesting Mulege note, two local commercial Mexican fishermen, one being my friend Manuel Diaz Jr., claim to have spotted a walrus-like animal near the mouth of the bay!
Manuel is part of an experimental fish growing project and it seems that this "walrus" has taken up residence just outside their growing pens.
Manuel watched the "walrus" through binoculars from a distance of about 300 yards and he accurately described it to me, right down to the two big tusks.
I pulled up a walrus picture on the computer and he said that was the animal he had seen.
I don't doubt Manuel for a moment but I've never heard of walrus being in the Mulege area.