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Fishing the Baja of Mexico
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Home to the Midriff Islands, long considered to be the best “fishing hole” in the world today, the sea of cortex is one of the most remote areas around for sport fishing, but also one of the best available.
The Sea of Cortez, with a direct access plane trip from San Diego County
s Brown Field, will afford you the trip of a lifetime, lots of fishing action and many types of wildlife to view while you’re there.
Midriff Islands, remote and friendly are far removed from the Baja crowds that one thinks of when you hear the phrase Fishing Mexico.

crystal blue waters and no people. Fishing the Baja is heaven
crystal blue waters and no people. Fishing the Baja is heaven

Fishing the Midriffs can be done year round with the sun always abundant in the baja regions, and you can expect the trip of a lifetime when you join a sea of cortez fishing trip.
When you fish the Baja you should expect to see spotted gulf and leopard grouper, yellowtail and bay bass, cabrilla and halibut, as well as white sea bass, sierra, roosterfish, and the always welcome barracuda and the giant squid and dorado in full summer.

You can expect to see leopard grouper and spotted gulf, cabrilla, yellowtail, bay bass, halibut, corvina, white sea bass, barracuda, sierra, skipjack, roosterfish, giant squid and dorado in the summertime.
The area known as the Midriff, is made of many small islands as well as the coastline of the Baja, and in total is about 200 to 250 miles from san Felipe, traveling south.
You wil be surrounded, literally surrounded by many milions of fish, because the area is a natural migration path for yellowtail, called, what else, YellowTail Alley.

You can expect some action at the end of that pole when fishing here.

The Marlin is a real fighter
The Marlin is a real fighter

Be prepared for it.. fishing all of the islands that are worth fishing, which includes islan Partida, Angel de la Guardia, Salsipuedes, Las Animas, San lorenso and san pedro, Martir, you’ll see fishing begin in earnest in May, when the Giant Black sea bass jumps in ready to battle for his life, along with a cousin, the white sea bass.

Along with those, and as if that wasn’t enough, the Cabrilla, The giant squid and the red snapper will keep you busy from dawn til dusk,and of course, if wouldn’t be Yellowtail alley without the Yellowtail.
Getting into October your fishing will net you the Dorado, Grouper over 100 pounds, Halibut, Sailfish, Marlin and plenty of Yellowtail.
The trips begin from San Felipe, usually on saturdays, departing about 10 am, for those of you who aren’t late risers, and it will take you about sixteen hours, (yes its THAT from from the crowds) to arrive at the fishing grounds to begin your deep sea adventure.
Trips are usually planned for six days to give you about four full days of fishing.

Aside from the fishing you’re going to want to make some time for napping, scuba or snorkeling, beach combing and sight seeing. The area is wonderful, not only for fishing but for bird and wildlife viewing as well.

A Maco Shark may also take your bait
A Maco Shark may also take your bait

According to the experts from the area, the “don’t leave home without them things are as follows: “Sun protective clothing, tennis shoes, wide brimmed hat, windbreaker, swim trunks, polarized sun glasses, sunscreen, chapstick, insect repellent, bath towel and washcloth, sleeping bag and pillow, bottle opener and a camera. Bring your mask & snorkel for a refreshing mid-day swim. Don’t forget your ice chests!”
If Fishing the remote baja is your kind of adventure, take a walk through the pages of JigStop and plan your adventure.

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