BAJA PANGA FISHING WITH CAPT. MARCOS AT PUERTO SANTO TOMAS RESORT
Feb. 9, 2007, Puerto Santo Tomas, Baja California, Mexico, Ken Jones:
I'm back from a Baja fishing trip to Puerto Santo Tomas, again, with Todd Garber, on Feb. 6-8, 2007.
We had seas calm for a change and great bottom fishing for rockcod, whitefish, sculpin, sheephead, and a few other assorted fish with Captain Marcos of Puerto Santo Tomas Resort.
We had easy Mexican border crossings while going in both directions.
There is a new military checkpoint now on the border road leading to the toll road in Tijuana.
And there is another bizarre Navy checkpoint on the small dirt road leading to Punta Santo Tomas out from La Bocana!
On the way out, we gave them the produce we couldn't bring back across the U.S. border and they were very appreciative.
For the first time we bought some sea urchins from the local Mexican divers and had fresh "Uni" for dinner. It is fantastic if you like that sort of thing.
This was another great trip to a great Mexican fishing location.
At Puerto Santo Tomas on this trip, we just fished the one day, Wednesday.
We caught limits on the rockcod and whitefish, and two sheephead, two sculpin, and a couple of mackerel.
The Baja road into Puerto Santo Toma from Baja Highway Mex 1 was a bit washboardy at times but basically okay.
Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas was in San Diego for the week so we basically just let ourselves in and found Capt. Marcos later in the day. The local perros, Hercules and Negro, with the help of some biscuits, hung around and kept us company.