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Old 03-12-2018, 10:15 PM   #1
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Anyone planning any baja trips

Tried a post like this before and got flamed but the baja know it alls on here. Im new to fishing baja but frequent baja on my motorcycle. Looking to get down there this year and fish. Im interested in fishing bahai de concepcion or los angeles or the general san felipe area. Anyone planning any trips that wouldnt mind me and a buddy tagging alot. We could take our own truck and gear but would like someone to show us the ropes.

If you dont like the post please move on. Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:10 AM   #2
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I may be going with a friend to Gonzaga Bay in May.

Date is not set yet.

I can let you know when I know more.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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I plan on going down towards Gonzaga in April date unknown as of now and then the 3rd week in May will be doing an exploratory for corvina working the beaches from north of San Felipe to Gonzaga Bay. Anyone welcome on both trips. Are you sure you got flamed here?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #4
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Recent news from Bahia Los Angeles
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...eath.html#more

Recent news from Los Cabos
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...-in-world.html

Recent news from Tijuana
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...8-violent.html

Recent news from Rosarito
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...o-lab-235.html

Recent news from La Paz
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/...urist-hotspot/

.... and in politics
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...ar-during.html


Just a reminder that things are increasingly out of control down there and tourists with nice things are easy targets of opportunity.
The rule of law is more like the rule of leverage.

US State Dept travel warnings continue to get stronger, including for Baja CA

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-advisory.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...tourist-meccas

"In Baja California Sur... 232 slayings have been reported this year, nearly four times as many as during the same period last year."

Baja Leads Mexico For Murders in January 2018
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/...-january-2018/

Expanding Mexico Violence Hits Previously Peaceful Baja California Sur
https://www.insightcrime.org/news/an...alifornia-sur/


Big fish eat little fish.

When there are no problems, there are no problems. When the proverbial S hits the fan, you are on your own. Solutions are not so easy.

Please be careful.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:41 PM   #5
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Recent news from Bahia Los Angeles
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...eath.html#more

Recent news from Los Cabos
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...-in-world.html

Recent news from Tijuana
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...8-violent.html

Recent news from Rosarito
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...o-lab-235.html

.... and in politics
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/0...ar-during.html


Just a reminder that things are increasingly out of control down there and tourists with nice things are easy targets of opportunity. The rule of law is more like the rule of leverage.

US State Dept travel warnings continue to get stronger, including for Baja CA

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-advisory.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...tourist-meccas

Big fish eat little fish.

When there are no problems, there are no problems. When the proverbial S hits the fan, you are on your own. Solutions are not so easy.

Please be careful.
That is we go in caravan and San Felipe has been mostly theft. Bigger towns are mostly drug related.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #6
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Statistics

I would bet that crime and murders really haven't necessarily increased but they look like when you count numbers. Increase in population is contributing to the higher numbers. I also think more people are actually counting now that the police and federal military are being watched more.

Either way, so close to home and a place I frequented as a child it is sad. I think there should be major United States intervention. Would love nothing more than to drive down as much as I want with the wife and kids to fish and camp safely.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:50 AM   #7
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if you go to Mexico, you will die.


better stay home and continue living a life of "what if's"


between catching a random stray bullet in a cartel gunfight and driving on the 5 (US) freeway, ill take my chances in Mexico.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:39 AM   #8
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More likely to get shot at a concert in Vegas or a club in Florida. Media scare tactics at its finest. While some of the above links might be factual, have you ever researched some of the murder rates in our worst cities here in the US? You would probably be terrified of Detroit, Chicago and maybe even stay out of a few cities in Kansas.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:40 AM   #9
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Also, canít wait to hit baja in May.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:00 PM   #10
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Looking at the last week in May for me
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:08 PM   #11
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YEP, I am gonna chase corvina from San Felipe all the way to Gonzaga. So many fish, so little time. Tight Lines amigos.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:12 AM   #12
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Gentlemen

Thank you all for the reply and kind words. Not sure why this post didn't work last time. I would love to caravan with anyone anytime. I can go may or April.

Makobob how big are the corvina? I'd really love to get onto some yellowtail or dorado as I have yet to catch them from my kayak
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:03 AM   #13
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Gentlemen

Thank you all for the reply and kind words. Not sure why this post didn't work last time. I would love to caravan with anyone anytime. I can go may or April.

Makobob how big are the corvina? I'd really love to get onto some yellowtail or dorado as I have yet to catch them from my kayak
We have taken corvina over 10 pounds, the yellows this time of year are all rats and as to dorado we seldom sea them in Gonzaga. But we have had some GREAT roosterfishing the last few years in Sept/ Oct. Like 50-70 pounders. Always bass, trigger fish and cabrilla around. Tight Lines amigo.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=Dannowar;291073]if you go to Mexico, you will die.


Actually, this is true, Danny, if you go to Mexico you WILL die. It's also true that you will die if you don't go to Mexico. The only question is, what will you do with your life while you have it to live?

Personally, I try to think about risks logically. Your % chances of being killed in Mexico are not zero, but they are as statistically close to zero as to be meaningless. The only way to have a zero chance of not being killed outside your home is to never leave your home.

I believe that life is to be lived. The biggest tragedies aren't just homicides (as rare as they are), but also include living in paralyzing fear of improbable events.

Having said that, if you are afraid to go to Mexico, then you shouldn't go. It's unlikely you will die there, but you will be so afraid the entire time that you won't have fun.

Then again, don't listen to me, I'm probably nuts. I've been known to cross five miles of mexican ocean in a piece of plastic so that I can camp out solo on a deserted island
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if you go to Mexico, you will die.


Actually, this is true, Danny, if you go to Mexico you WILL die. It's also true that you will die if you don't go to Mexico. The only question is, what will you do with your life while you have it to live?

Personally, I try to think about risks logically. Your % chances of being killed in Mexico are not zero, but they are as statistically close to zero as to be meaningless. The only way to have a zero chance of not being killed outside your home is to never leave your home.

I believe that life is to be lived. The biggest tragedies aren't just homicides (as rare as they are), but also include living in paralyzing fear of improbable events.

Having said that, if you are afraid to go to Mexico, then you shouldn't go. It's unlikely you will die there, but you will be so afraid the entire time that you won't have fun.

Then again, don't listen to me, I'm probably nuts. I've been known to cross five miles of mexican ocean in a piece of plastic so that I can camp out solo on a deserted island
Love the life you live, and live the life you love. Survivors are not enjoying life, they just take up space. Get out there and LIVE. Tight Lines amigos.
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Love the life you live, and live the life you love. Survivors are not enjoying life, they just take up space. Get out there and LIVE. Tight Lines amigos.
Roberto, you inspire me, brother.

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Roberto, you inspire me, brother.

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Old 03-15-2018, 01:26 PM   #18
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Have some family that lives in Ensenada and enough housing space for a couple people.. have been there many times with no issues as long as you stick to yourself and be precautious if your surroundings Iíve had no problems. Actually wanted to plan a kayaking trip out of Punta Banda this summer. Beautiful coastline around La Bufadora! there and have seen some reports that there are Lingís and yellows out there!
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:43 PM   #19
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Hey Think4WD,

Go for it man - Baja is awesome!

I go down there all the time, many times by myself either in my truck or on my moto.

I'd say the most dangerous part of the whole thing is driving on the road - not cartel violence.

Really if you're gonna get killed in Baja it will most likely be by a drunk driver and not from the cartel.

It's funny being scared of Baja seems to be more of an American citizen type of thing because God knows that place is swamped with Canadians. They're ooot and abooooot that's for sure.

Go for it man!
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Love the life you live, and live the life you love. Survivors are not enjoying life, they just take up space. Get out there and LIVE. Tight Lines amigos.
Bob, I know where there are LOTS of corvina... and they eat tan and white clousers like they are going out of style. They may not be to 10lbs but there are a lot of them - pm me some time for double hush hush corvina spot.
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