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Old 05-17-2017, 09:25 AM   #21
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IF there was a "Like" button on this post it this would be it. Great shots. Looks like a lot of fun!
x2 I didn't think I would like that feature when BloodyDecks added it but I do. Sometimes you want to just like something without commenting.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:36 AM   #22
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Badass adventure!!
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:30 PM   #23
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #24
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Ok, so we made it! Sorry to keep you hanging

Here is a pic of camp the first night at low tide.



Some cool shells





Lots of shells



Another incredible sunset.



Even managed to find some driftwood for a nice fire. Like my drying rack?👍

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:02 PM   #25
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Got up the next morning ready to explore the area (Find fish). We pretty much headed straight out from camp to the nearest island. It's was pretty shallow most of the way across.

Some cool looking birds I've never seen before. Any birders on the site!





We made it to the closest islands fairly quickly (1/2mi?). There was some current running through them and some deeper water. It was slow for about 15 minutes or so, but then we started catching.
I think my first fish was actually a small SBB, but no pic.

Corvina. Maybe slightly bigger than Coyote Estero.



Also possibly a bit bigger?



Jeff with one



Trigger. 4 species in short order!



Leo hooked up!



Nicer one!



Hobie, You know what's up...



I could see some nervous water out in the main channel, so I decided to check it out. It turned out to be just two currents meeting over a high spot. I was about halfway to the main point of one side of the boca, so I decided to head over and beach it to stretch out a bit.

The current was ripping in and there was a shelf that dropped to over 20' deep right over the edge of the sand bar. It was a fish a cast for about 15 minutes. Mostly small sbb and corvina. It would have been a great place for a fly rod, but I couldn't stop catching to set mine up!
Another cast and I feel something heavy. It takes off and immediately I wish I was on my heavier setup. Feels like a bat ray...

Manta Ray



A whole school came along the edge a little later.



Leo's Dolphin skull hood ornament



Leo in "The spot". The current had slowed down, but you can see the deep water. Funny , but we fished it again later in the trip and it was very slow. It seems to be based quite a bit on current, AND deep areas.



We all headed north and wound our way around looking for good spots. We continued picking off SBB, and corvina, but the grouper were conspicuously absent even though we found a few great looking spots for them!

Average sbb and corvina





We were working our way back towards camp and fishing our way between two islands with the current flowing between them like a river. It was about a 200yd section and not very deep, but we were nailing them on top water stuff.
Leo calls me over and says he he's on a good one. I get out my camera and get a few bendo shots, but I didn't really get excited until I saw the head come out of the water! Big Hali.



28"er stoked!



Some shade under the mangroves at low tide



You can see where the groupers are trying to take you when you hook them close to the edge



Headed in as we planned to eat dinner in town tonight.

Camp from the water





Made the drive in to town and found a restaurant recommended by some guys that came by camp on dirt bikes.

I went all out and ordered the lobster. Three tails with fresh handmade tortillas, salsa, beans, rice... heaven.. $15



Spent dinner game planning the next day looking at screen shots from google earth and typing coordinates into my gps. Btw. Google gps coordinates and Garmin gps coordinates are different?

Anyway it was a great day and we were all feeling very content (And tired, we estimated we did about 16 miles this day)

To be continued tomorrow...
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:28 PM   #26
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Such a badass trip!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:55 PM   #27
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Oh man. I'm leaving on the 27th... was gonna ride the moto down... now I'm definitely taking the truck and the kayak. Wow. Anyplace to stay in town and/or launch from? Or is the fishing way better a few miles outside of Lopez Mateos?
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:48 AM   #28
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The chin strap makes your birds easily identified as Black Brant. Used to see a ton of them down in San Ignacio lagoon during whale season - kinda surprised they are still down there, should be heading back north by now...

I am so looking forward to our trip this winter!

16 miles in a Solo Skiff - no problem!
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:55 AM   #29
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So awesome!
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:16 AM   #30
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The chin strap makes your birds easily identified as Black Brant. Used to see a ton of them down in San Ignacio lagoon during whale season - kinda surprised they are still down there, should be heading back north by now...

I am so looking forward to our trip this winter!

16 miles in a Solo Skiff - no problem!
32 miles in a Solo Skiff, towing another yak, no problem. Going to be a great trip Kai. Christmas is coming. Tight Lines.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:47 AM   #31
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Those "birds" are Brant Geese. Cant wait to get a chance to shoot one.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:08 PM   #32
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Hey Brew,did that Manta Ray bite something or was he snagged?
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:55 AM   #33
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Please let there be more, please let there be more....
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:39 AM   #34
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What a great trip. Thanks for sharing.


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Hey Brew, did that Manta Ray bite something or was he snagged?
I was thinking the same:
“As filter feeders, manta rays consume large quantities of zooplankton in the form of shrimp, krill and planktonic crabs…” Wikipedia.
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