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Old 08-29-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Asking for intel about fishing in San Felipe, Baja.

I will be stopping on the way to and from Bahia Asuncion in San Felipe.

I will have two afternoons in San Felipe and asking for intel on fishing there.

Primarily surf fishing, since Panga may be out of my budget.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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don't bother...fishing sucks in SF.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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Drive one and a half hours further south...
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:14 PM   #4
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Well, that sucks.
I'm planning on joining Mahigeer on his trip and was hoping not to waste the days in San Felipe.

What's wrong with the fishing there?
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:04 AM   #5
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Just look at a map. There’s virtually no structure whatsoever. sF is basically where the salt flats turn into the sea. Like everyone else said. Go south
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:07 AM   #6
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Thank you for your inputs. Keep them coming please.

Before posting here I had made two "non-cancellable" hotel reservations. October 4th and 11th.

San Felipe is a rest stop on the way to see Rossman in Bahia Asuncion. Waaaaaaaaaaaay south.
same on the way back.

I have only seen the Calimax, the taco place and whatever was in route to Gonzaga Bay.
Some sightseeing is in order. Also some adult drinks and locally prepared food could be enjoyed to celebrate life.


Going south, then coming back north then going back south next day is little too much driving.
Plan is to see Luis on the way and show Cardshark (if he is riding with me) the Mako-ville on the way south.

Perhaps a trip to Puertecitos hot springs should be done on the 4th instead of fishing.
The tide seems good on the 11th, not too good on the 4th.

I also plan to stop at Bahia Santa Rosaliita, where I fished in 2012.

Thanks again for your advise.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:39 AM   #7
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Good morning members,

Well since there were a lot of suggestions here to skip San Felipe (SF) for fishing and go south, I did some further thinking about it.
It seems that if the travel times work out per Google Maps, we should be in (SF) around 9:00 AM or so.

Hotel check-in is at 3:00 PM, so we have (6) hours before checking in to our rooms. And about (10) hours of daylight for fishing and travel.

Therefore, we can keep going south to visit Mako-ville and Alfonsino’s. We can do some fishing there from surf and enjoy some meals and drinks. Then back track to (SF) to stay for the night.

The next day we can keep going south toward Coco’s Corner and Bahia Asuncion (BA) without stops at Mako-ville and Alfonsino’s as previously planned. This also gives us a little more assurance that we arrive during daylight at (BA).


The only drawback is traveling the rough (per my last experience) 74 KM or so of the road south of (SF).
We would be traveling that road three times, plus the once on return. We can fish the Alfonsino’s on the way to US too on the 11th.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:56 AM   #8
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Be sure to bring multiple spare tires. And possibly an on board compressor to air down over the bad section and be able to air back up
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:01 AM   #9
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Be sure to bring multiple spare tires. And possibly an on board compressor to air down over the bad section and be able to air back up
Thanks for the tip.

After my first tip to Mako-ville, I bought a lot stuff to get me out of jam including new (4) wheel drive 4Runner.
50" High-lift jack, heavy duty Road chew plates, fast tire deflator, compressor, tow straps, etc.
Thus, I am prepared for getting stuck in sand. I even learned a trick or two from others at Mako-Ville.

With just the 4 wheel drive capability, I did not have to air down at Mako-Ville.


I will have one spare tire, but don’t have room for “multiple spare tires”.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:15 PM   #10
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Another option is before checking-in at the hotel in (SF) to visit the hot springs in Puertocito to soak some old bones.

Maybe even cast a line or two.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:46 PM   #11
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Just in case you didn't know, there is some additional road construction going on between SF and Puertocitos. So in addition to it being rough in the past, there are some significant detours on dirt in that section.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:22 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tip Ross.

My plans are not set in stone.

We may make some changes as we see fit.

The main objective is NOT to stress out and have fun.

As usual, it is taking a long time for the rip to start, yet it will wiz by once I get on the road in Los Angeles.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:23 AM   #13
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Just look at a map. There’s virtually no structure whatsoever. sF is basically where the salt flats turn into the sea. Like everyone else said. Go south
I am not doubting others suggestions of not a good place to fish, but looking at Google Maps in Satellite mode, the Mako-ville and around the islands don't look any better.

Yet there is good fishing there sometimes around the islands.



Lots of structure at Bahia de Los Angeles, and Bahia Asuncion.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:49 AM   #14
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On San Felipe-

If I recall correctly from reading Baja catch, the fishing industry just destroyed that area years back, that it never fully recovered, and it stands as a bit of a testament to management practices
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If I recall correctly from reading Baja catch, the fishing industry just destroyed that area years back, that it never fully recovered, and it stands as a bit of a testament to management practices


Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:08 PM   #16
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You can google the chit out of it or listen to seasoned pros...San Felipe fishing is non existent especially from shore. Fishing STARTS to improve at the northern edge of the Encantada reef (Mako Bobs) and improves from average to incredible the farther you travel down the islands towards San Fransiquito and the islands/reefs at LA Bay and further south.

That's my 2 cents...and I do know what I am talking about
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:13 PM   #17
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Thank you.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:02 AM   #18
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I am not doubting others suggestions of not a good place to fish, but looking at Google Maps in Satellite mode, the Mako-ville and around the islands don't look any better.



Yet there is good fishing there sometimes around the islands.







Lots of structure at Bahia de Los Angeles, and Bahia Asuncion.


You realize that the encantadas are a mountain range......even what you can’t see...


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I would just take the loss on the hotel room and stay at Mako Ville. Save yourself the back and forth driving. Makes a much more liesurely trip with more time to
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:43 AM   #20
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Any information about this island?

I cannot find it on Google Maps.


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