The typical hoot
The buzz of reports that a few nice yellowtail have been landed on the East Cape has locals excited. The largest problem is that strong north winds typical of this time of year are keeping anglers on the beach most days.
Tired of watching the wind blow we took our annual camping trip to Mag Bay. This is the time of year on the full moon and new moon that we experience extreme tides.
La Paz is our first stop where we load up on supplies for the week. Then it is up highway 1 toward Ciudad Constitucion. Turning off the highway we head toward the water down a washboard dirt road for about 20 miles until reaching a small fish camp. The pangeros there work mostly at night for shrimp and crab and we are able to buy all we want. Just past the fish camp is a tiny naval base. Past the base the road leads us to a beautiful deserted beach where we can camp at the waters edge.
Mag is about as close to utopia for an outdoorsman that I can imagine. On the low tide there are areas where we can harvest a bucket of chocolate clams in about an hour. On high tide fishing the mangroves is always action packed for a variety of species. That is not to mention sighting hoards of different birds, whales and porpoise close up.
Baja sunrise is just the best
It didn't take long for Jennifer to hang the first small halibut
This crab in the mangroves thought it was camouflaged
A whole tree full of Frigate birds were checking us out
A small grouper can be fun on light line
We landed between 80 and 100 spotted bay bass everyday most of which were released
An abandoned pier at Isla Santa Margarita is not so abandoned.
Nothing better then fresh clams on the barbecue
I got tired of eating clams, shrimp and crab but never get tired of the gorgeous sunrises
A snap shot of our camp before we break it down
This was the rig I used for several years. The friends we travel with would always have a pool betting on what kilometer marker I would lose it. It even surprised me but we never did.
I did succumb to peer presure and this is our stealthy looking new rig.
The trip wouldn't be complete without a flat.