A 5-DAY BAJA TRIP TO ALFONSINA'S ON GONZAGA BAY
Dec. 3, 2004, Bob Burnett, Gonzaga Bay and Punta Final, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report:
I spent five days over the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Alfonsina's in Gonzaga Bay. Most of the time was spent emptying beer cans and just flat out relaxing over a good book, a lazy game of dominos, or in-depth studies of the back of our eye lids!
I did manage to spend a few fishing hours each day slinging Krocs and fish traps from the shore line, fishing from the mouth of the back bay behind Alfonsina's, on over to Punta Final.
Fishing was for a wide-open pompano bite on the front side of the incoming and outgoing tides. I caught them on virtually every cast, to the point of fatigue from fighting so many of the razor fined little critters on light tackle. I also caught several pez gallo (roosterfish) and a couple of flatties (halibut) along with some surf perch and a few unknowns.
Weather was just about perfect except for the last day when a northerly kicked up.
The last 15 miles of the paved road from San Felipe to Puertecitos is in very bad shape. It's not really a road. It's a pot hole with an occasional patch of pavement! Once past Puertecitos the road is so-so for the first half and full speed ahead (45-50 mph) for the last 25-30 miles or so.
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