San Felipe, Mexico



March 26, 2005, John Tillander, Punta Bufeo, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report:

We got back late last night from two weeks at our house at Punta Bufeo. We only went fishing a couple of days. There was too much wind and other projects to do. We did get out fishing three days and the action was great. We caught Yellowtail, Sierra, Bonita and Giant Cabrilla.

There were large schools of baitfish in the 1-1/2 to 2 inch range and we caught most of our fish casting 4 inch Krocodiles, blue-and-silver, into the baitfish. Each cast got us several hook-ups, and a number of times all of us had fish on at the same time. The Yellowtail were in the 10-12 lb range and the Sierra were easily the largest any of us had ever caught. We fished around Isla San Luis and at the sea mount northwest of it. The best fishing was at high tide in the afternoon. Mornings were really slow.

Daytime temperatures were in the low 70s, nighttime low 60s. The water temperature pretty much stayed at 72 degrees. The winds were mostly out of the west or northwest and except for the few days we went fishing it blew day and night.

The Mexican Government has done a lot of survey work on the road from San Felipe to Mex 1 and the rumor is they are planning a toll road to replace the current dirt road, with work starting in 2006. I looked at copies of the survey maps and they are pretty impressive.

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