GOOD YELLOWTAIL FISHING AND WHALE WATCHING
Feb. 21, 2007, Ron Grant, Highway Mex 1, Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
I returned from Mulege yesterday.
This time I drove down Baja for the first time in several years. It's a lot longer trip than my normal fly-down to Mulege, 2 days compared to 2 hours.
Anyway, roads in Baja California were good all the way down. The famous pot holes around Catavina are gone, and gas was no problem.
Fuel was being sold out of drums at Catavina and the Mex 1 turnoff for the Bahia de los Angeles fishing area at Punta Prieta.
I hit three military road blocks on the way down.
Fishing at Mulege was good between winds.
Yellowtail were being caught both north and south of Mulege.
There were lots of birds working the yellowtail for throwing iron. The fishing area of choice was around the Santa Inez islands.
Many aircraft were in Mulege for the long weekend and I passed several RV caravans running up and down the highway in Baja.
It is also the peak of the whale watching season in the Sea of Cortez around Mulege.
The hotel business has been really slow at Mulege except for this past long weekend. The Hotel Serenidad has the Baja Bush Pilots coming in for the annual whale watch tours.