SHORTAGE OF ICE FOR SAN
FELIPE SPORTFISHING BOATS
July 23-28, 2005, Dana Kerby, Erik, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Panga Mothership Fishing Report:
Despite the fact that the Erik didn't leave San Felipe until after 4 p.m., the fishing was good. Apparently the green onion and watermelon harvests are taking place in the various farming areas of northern Baja, and thus, there is a shortage of block ice, which is essential to our trips for keeping the catch cold.
Last week there was no block ice in San Felipe nor Mexicali, and a truck had to be sent to San Luis Rio Colorado for the block ice. For passengers coming on trips in August and September, be aware that it is a possibility that this could happen again. It is completely out of our control.
Nevertheless, the fishing trips will go on. They just might be a little late departing. At any rate, the fishing report for the Erik's trip out of San Felipe for the past week is as follows: There were 25 passengers on board. The boat fished at the following locations: Vibora, Cardonosa, Punta Diablo, Puerto Refugio, Punta Final and the Golden Reef The fish count was: Yellowtail 159; Cabrilla 73; White seabass 10; Grouper one (37 lb.); Pargo 32; Dorado 5; and 285 miscellaneous smaller fish and squid.
(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.