Baja Bytes Conditions Recap February 28, 2012

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    Baja Bytes
    GARY GRAHAM

    Many interesting questions asked about Below the Border destinations are sprinkled throughout this week's report and the BD regulars, as always have freely given great answers and advice…enough to fill a notebook. If you have a question, BD is the place to find the answer.

    Baja Norte

    Ensenada

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    Watch out for yellow fever.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...ensenada-2-24-2012-yellowtail-reds-lings.html

    Erendira

    Directions and gear to take:

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/402919-erendira.html

    San Felipe

    Good info on launch ramps as well as on the road going south from home owners in area.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...iscussion/397933-san-felipe-south-action.html


    Baja Sur

    Bahia Asuncion, La Bocana and Abreojos

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    No yellowtail for a few weeks; big swell has made a lot of murky water so it's hard to find the big home-guard fish we usually have this time of year. Nice bottom fishing though....not many clients either…Shari Bondi www.bahiaasuncion.com/

    Santa Rosalia and Mulege

    North winds not gone yet according to locals. A few brave fishermen did find some Santa Rosalia signature yellowtail action for at least one day.

    Loreto


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    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...04238-great-loreto-yellowtail-tournament.html

    Magdalena Bay

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    Lassley finds 'em…again!

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cabo-delivery-lassley/

    La Paz & Los Arenas

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    Big yellowtail were once again the focus and highlight of the week with good actions just offshore close to the beaches and rocks. This big fat yellowtail is so thick it almost looks like a yellowfin tuna! Jerry Clark from Kansas City poses on the beach at Bahia de Los Muertos. Our pangas took 2 to 4 of these yellowtail per day this week but lost others to the rocks!

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mexico-charters-services/

    Hotel info:

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...ts-discussion/393967-la-paz-hotel-choice.html

    East Cape

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    Soon coming, well maybe a couple of months…

    http://markrayor.blogspot.com/

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    Valerie rocks out in her front yard at Las Frailes beach, Baja Sur. Go Valerie!

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    Captain Vicente lands his beach rooster

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    Felipe Valdez with his beach caught yellowtail…

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...iscussion/403678-shore-fishing-east-cape.html

    What sort of tackle to bring for Los Barriles beach fishing?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...-tackle-bring-shore-fishing-los-barriles.html

    Transfers with T.T. Cabo Del Este - Will they stop at Mega for groceries?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...del-este-will-they-stop-mega-4-groceries.html

    Where would you spend December - Los Barriles, Loreto or Todos Santos?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...ecember-los-barriles-loreto-todos-santos.html

    East Cape Newbie - What to do? Answers:

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...scussion/405782-east-cape-newbie-what-do.html

    Los Barriles: Anybody interested in sharing a great panga the first week in April?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...r-anybody-interested-sharing-great-panga.html

    San Jose del Cabo

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    Home guard or early arrivals?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...6-san-jose-del-cabo-fish-report-feb-26-a.html

    Los Cabos

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    Hauling boat from Texas…which way?

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/404410-driving-cabo.html

    Question: who to fish with…

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/401399-cabo-san-lucas.html

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    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ba...cussion/405665-pisces-weekly-fish-report.html

    Mexico Mainland

    San Carlos

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    Yellowtail tournament results:

    http://forum.sancarlosmexico.com/forum2/10577.html

    Mazatlan

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    A good day for snapper, trigger fish, grunts and more....in Mazatlan.

    Puerto Vallarta

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    Tuna raging…

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ma...s-discussion/405885-another-pv-swordfish.html

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    Another 'swordy' on deck.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ma...ports-discussion/404133-swordfish-report.html

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    Fishing from a small center console in Puerto Vallarta.
    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/ma...ing-small-center-console-puerto-vallarta.html

    Zihuatanejo

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    http://fishreportsixtapa.blogspot.com/

    Beyond

    Guatemala

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    Starting them young!!! We released 39 sailfish from 46 bites today. Great anglers together with Eagle Claw circle hooks made for awesome averages!!! Darren Philipps (aged 3) released his first of two sailfish today; some say he might be getting a head start on things!!!!

    Brad Phillips

    Costa Rica

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    Pop goes the cubera.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/costa-rica-panama/403266-los-suenos-costa-rica-2-23-a.html

    Panama

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    Julio watches Rudy Nelson from Mexicali repeat his catch of exactly three decades ago matching the weight to the ounce! Good going Rudy…

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/costa-rica-panama/405846-cool-story-tropic-star-lodge.html

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    Plenty of variety from top to bottom.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/costa-rica-panama/406079-bite-has-been-weird.html


    Final Thoughts

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    Reading this report proves the durability of the fishing areas I cover. Fishing below the border reminds me of a kid's "whack-a-mole." As one hot area goes cold another pops up somewhere else.

    This week's catches consisted of mossback yellows, swordfish, huge tuna and my friend Rudy Nelson accomplishing the impossible! Duplicating his catch of a 510-pound blue marlin three decades ago on his recent trip to Tropic Star, thirty years to the day, he landed another 510-pound black at the age of 72 with his buddy Julio Meza at his side. I agree with Julio…WOW!

  2. vseasport
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    Wow is right! Great report. Thanks Gary.
  3. BloodydecksOutdoors
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    great report Gary! That black sure looks bigger than 510 to me!
  4. fishman007
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    You're killing me Gary. I have Baja salivation..Nice report!