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Old 10-27-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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Baja Sur Trip 2017

I've been trying to hit Southern Baja every October for the last few years. This being my 3rd trip in four years and as expected, Baja always seems to show her best side in October and never disappoints...well at least not yet.

Species
Yellowtail
Calico Bass
Grouper
Pacific Dog Snapper
Snook (came off at the boat)
Jack Crevalle
Spotted Bay Bass


LOST SNOOK!!!
https://www.youtube.com/cards?v=YTPPyoNC3UA#

Calico
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=cH4YUgbj4hY


The Rossman with a standard Asuncion model


My only YT of the trip


I've yet to experience a better bass fishery








The giants den














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Old 10-27-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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great trip! tackle used?

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:58 AM   #3
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Look at the size of those calicos!! How far south along the baja coast
can you still find calicos?
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:35 AM   #4
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Estuary fishing: jerk baits and suspending twitch baits.

Calico Bass: 5" to 9" swimbaits

Yellowtail Fishing: Shimano colt sniper & flat fall jigs.


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Old 10-28-2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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You can find them halfway down the Pacific side of the peninsula. Below that, I think the water is too warm for them. Then again, Ive never fished points south of there, so I could be wrong. I plan on fishing Mag Bay at least once before I leave this planet though....

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Look at the size of those calicos!! How far south along the baja coast
can you still find calicos?
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Old 10-28-2017, 01:57 PM   #6
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Outstanding. I seriously need to join you down there!
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:08 PM   #7
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Great report Roger. Always great to have you visit. You should do it more often. Thanks for all of the goodies that you delivered.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:01 PM   #8
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Great photos of fish!

I especially like the shots of the little nooks and crannies that you were catching them in.

Did you get a chance to fish Estero Coyote or were the corvina, grouper and jack crevalle from Estero La Bocana?
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:51 AM   #9
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Great report Roger. Always great to have you visit. You should do it more often. Thanks for all of the goodies that you delivered.
Gonna try and do this trip twice next year, probably July/Aug and then again in Oct.
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How many days total was this trip, including traveling. I'm dying to get down there. I might have to jump on the next one with you.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:27 AM   #11
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Great photos of fish!

I especially like the shots of the little nooks and crannies that you were catching them in.

Did you get a chance to fish Estero Coyote or were the corvina, grouper and jack crevalle from Estero La Bocana?
All caught in Coyote Estero. Report from La Bocano Estero was slow so I didn't attempt. The reports of fishing on the reefs that lay just offshore were very good for WSB, YT and Grouper. Unfortunately for the second time in two years, the surf was big to launch from the beach.
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How many days total was this trip, including traveling. I'm dying to get down there. I might have to jump on the next one with you.
I was there a total of 9 days; Departing Sat and arriving a week later on Sunday. A total of 5 full fishing days. It's far and when driving alone I like to break up the drive into 2 days. In years past when I've gone with friends, we'd make the drive in one day which would add a couple of days to the time spent surfing/fishing. Its roughly 13 hours from the border.
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All caught in Coyote Estero. Report from La Bocano Estero was slow so I didn't attempt. The reports of fishing on the reefs that lay just offshore were very good for WSB, YT and Grouper. Unfortunately for the second time in two years, the surf was big to launch from the beach.
Thanks for the update.

Man, I gotta say, I'm mesmerized by those calicos that you caught - and I keep checking out the rocky area they came from.

I fly fish for calicos at Zuniga jetty - I'm heading down to B.Asuncion over Thanksgiving and my goal is to hook some nice calicos on fly down there. Those photos are freaking me out!

Is that Isla Asuncion? I've heard that there spot was good - I know Abreojos/E.Coyote well but the islands off B.Asuncion are new to me - is it possible to paddle (PA14) to the other island - I think it's called Isla Roques?

And, man, if you have more photos of the set up, fish, camping, every day life... I think I speak for many of us here... we're fiending for them.

Thanks man!
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Thanks for the update.

Man, I gotta say, I'm mesmerized by those calicos that you caught - and I keep checking out the rocky area they came from.

I fly fish for calicos at Zuniga jetty - I'm heading down to B.Asuncion over Thanksgiving and my goal is to hook some nice calicos on fly down there. Those photos are freaking me out!

Is that Isla Asuncion? I've heard that there spot was good - I know Abreojos/E.Coyote well but the islands off B.Asuncion are new to me - is it possible to paddle (PA14) to the other island - I think it's called Isla Roques?

And, man, if you have more photos of the set up, fish, camping, every day life... I think I speak for many of us here... we're fiending for them.

Thanks man!
Isla Asuncion is where the Calico are! You'll want to drive to Roques and launch from town. Ross will dial you in. You'll kill it out there on the fly! Get ready for sum serious combat bass fishing...

My biggest fish this trip was around 6lbs. Saw several followers in the 8-10lb range. Heres a few from last years trip.





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Are you fricking kidding me?????

I'm going over Thanksgiving but I have the last week in September and first week in October off every year - I've whipped my little brother into a froth about calicos on the fly down there so we may cross paths if you're down there that at that time.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:52 PM   #16
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Wow! Thatís is amazing! Congrats.
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Isla Asuncion is where the Calico are...Get ready for sum serious combat bass fishing...
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:09 AM   #18
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My feelings exactly!
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Great photos, Nice Catches ! good info. - Thanks.
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