UPGRADES FOR PANGA MOTHERSHIPS
TONY REYES AND JOSE ANDRES
Jan. 14, 2004, Tom Ward, Longfin Tackle Store, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Panga Mothership Report:
Tony Reyes Fishing Tours of San Felipe has just completed adding 2 more staterooms and 2 heads, toilets, to the upper deck of the San Felipe panga mothership Jose Andres. This brings the inside sleeping capacity of the Jose Andres to 14 anglers and the outside bunks to 8 anglers.
Tony Reyes has added state of the art air conditioning systems to all the staterooms and to the galley, as well as a new fresh water pressure system. He is in the process of a major hull and deck refit at Puerto Penasco which will put the panga mothership Jose Andres in top shape for this year's San Felipe fishing season, which will begin in April.
Tony's bookings are going strong, with trips filling fast for the regular San Felipe panga mothership fishing trips to the Mexico's Midriff Islands.
Tony's other San Felipe panga mothership, the Tony Reyes, is getting ready to start trips from La Paz, Mexico, in March, and it is now getting a major hull refit in Guaymas. This panga mothership is getting fitted with a water maker, 6 kayaks and a major construction to the upper party deck.
The panga mothership Tony Reyes is scheduled for 17 one-week fishing trips per year from La Paz this year, in mid-February through mid-May, and starting again the first week of November through the middle of December. A house has been purchased in La Paz with a giant parking lot so as to have a base of operations to run the trips from and for customers to park their autos at if some decide to drive down. However most fly to La Paz.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from San Felipe and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for San Felipe may be found at Mexfish.com's main San Felipe page.