ALL IS QUIET AT PAPA FERNANDEZ VILLAGE
Sept. 2, 2005, Doug Magee, Papa Fernandez Landing, Gonzaga Bay, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report:
Things here at Gonzaga Bay south of San Felipe have not changed. The water temperature is in the high 80's. There is no bait showing anyplace. The fishing catch is limited to Triggerfish and Spotted Bass with a few Sculpin now and then.
There are large schools of juvenile Roosterfish working the shore lines in the bay. They are about 10 to 12 inches long. I've thrown everything in my tackle box at them, but no hookups.
Yesterday at two o'clock the air temperature was 111 degrees. By morning it dropped to 84 degrees.
The weather at Gonzaga Bay has been very calm, and with the exception of the 111 degree day, quite pleasant. I suspect with Labor Day coming things will pick up. But at the present time, there is only one other Gringo and myself here, along with the locals.
The children have all gone back to school in San Felipe, so that drops the number of Fernandez here in camp from 22 to 4. Gono who runs the camp, his wife Claudia who operates the restaurant, along with her sister-in-laws Chabela and Chaio. Tony and Arrillio who run the fishing boats from here have gone to San Felipe, as the shrimp season is about to start. So you can see it is very quiet here.
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