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    For Sale 6 HP Nissan/Tohatsu Outboard Motor

    Originally this motor was a 4 hp but has been up graded with the 6 hp carburetor. Four stroke and long shaft, ideal for sail boats or as kicker/trolling motor for larger boat. Low hours, well maintained, runs and looks great . Never sat in a slip exposed, was mostly stored in the garage for a...
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    Hauling a boat to Los Barilles

    You will need a TIP permit (among other paper work) for the boat, can take up to 2 weeks to get as it comes from Mexico City. Contact Discover Baja travel club tomorrow and they will take care of everything. BTW; Safest place to keep a boat in Mexico is on a trailer behind a high wall.
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    Thinking about SQ

    When? And where was your rig parked ....outside in secondary parking next to east hotel extension perhaps? Always considered Old Mill safe for (at least) overnight parking. Man that sucks!
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    Fishing Erendira and San Quintin in January???

    Campo Archelon at Bahia de Los Angeles has excellent camping; Large sites w/ 180 degree walled palapa right on the water (don't need to set up your tent) Pull kayak from water to site w/good bay bass fishing out front (sometimes halibut in bay in winter) Showers and bathrooms Near town for...
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    For Sale Excalibur Equinox Crossbow

    **PRICE REDUCED** need to sell...... $350.00 or best. Hell I've got that much here in bolts and broadheads alone!
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    Off the beaten path in North Baja

    Have fished both places with my beach launched 12' aluminum skiff. Old school Baja stuff for sure. Thanks for sharing and good report.
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    Fishing estero at La Bocana

    They have "special regulations" as far as take in that body of water. Pretty sure all grouper catch n release. Not sure about (keeping) halibut, spotted bay bass, corvina etc?
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    For Sale Excalibur Equinox Crossbow

    I'm selling my like new, Excalibur Equinox crossbow; *350 FPS *225lbs draw weight *Realtree camo finish *Vari Zone scope (and open sights) Accessories include; *Excalibur carbon fiber bolts (2 dozen) *Slick Trick 175 gr X Bow broadheads *Hip quiver *Crank- a -roo mechanical cocking mechanism...
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    For Sale Ruger Mini 30 Mags

    Also willing to ship (lower 48 states) for an extra $5.00
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    For Sale Ruger Mini 30 Mags

    I've got five (new) 10 round, steel, Mini 30 magazines and selling all for only $60. PM if interested
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    toll booth advice to Ensenada ?

    Nothing compares to local, home-spun baja advise!
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    For Sale Rifle Display Cabinet $50

    I know a guy who took a gun case like that one and with little modification uses it to display his bows. Looks pretty cool too.
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    Question About Fast Pass And Kayak

    I would assume if a kayak is acceptable; an inflatable or aluminum boat mounted on top of the pick-up truck shell rack (flipped upside down) wouldn't give them heart burn either.
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    Tecate crossing FMM...

    Yes, some years ago they asked for mine at the military check point near El Rosario and once at the cross into Baja Sur.
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    For Sale Baja Beach Fishing Motor Bike

    Sold it to a young guy who just wanted to take it out joy riding in the local desert, was hoping a baja fisherman would buy it........Oh well Thanks for the compliments, put a lot of thought into fitting it out Rob
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    San Felipe Consag Rock

    That rock is a underwater "Garden of Eden" in an other wise barren sandy northern gulf. I've had some epic grouper fishing there as well
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    For Sale Baja Beach Fishing Motor Bike

    Created and fitted out for surf fishing remote places not easy to get to in Baja. Four stroke Honda clone engine (Chinese made) runs great with all kinds of power, fuel efficient and tough. Holds 2 rods, gear and cooler. Will fit into the back of any pick up, many SUV's, campers and mini vans...
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    Northern Baja Pacific side fishing

    Vonny's out on Punta Banda, you can look up his facebook page. Beach launched pangas for bottom fish, halibut, bass and yellowtail. Skippers speak English, his brother runs a nice campground at the spot the pangas are launched in the morning making it easier.....just hop in when they arrive in...
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    Bahia de los angels... have 2 spots available

    Consider tipping the Mexican skipper BEFORE and while headed out to the fishing grounds. For sure this seems to increase your luck. What ever you plan on eating or drinking in the panga be sure to bring enough to share with the captain too Consider bringing down any tackle, rods & reels your...
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    Should get quite a few tacos from that bucket mouth pig!
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    Bahia de Los Angeles Road (Northbound)

    Do you prefer to cross at Tecate both coming and going? Thanks
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    Gamefisher charter Ensenada

    Do you still fish out of La Salina Derek?
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    TRADE Selling ammo?

    So if I understand correctly, selling ammo person to person is still legal in CA UNTIL July 1st when it must go through an FFL?
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    Still plenty of other great places to re locate to and dig in for a while, paradise has a way of changing for the worse sometimes. Whats going at Gonzaga is just (another) classic example to not bring anything down there that doesn't have "wheels" under in.
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    My definition of "progress" in Baja ; Resorts, golf courses, traffic, theft, tweakers, crowds, high prices and obnoxious assholes at the loss of good fishing, open spaces, nature, nice people, peace and quiet.
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    Paving the road into Gonzaga was the beginning of the end for that awesome place. Might as well re name it "San Felipe Sur"
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    day 2 san quintin

    I had a feeling it wouldn"t take long for the "arrogant aloof judgemental American" comments to present once that mako pic posted. The Mexican skipper obviously didn't have a problem with it. Its their country and their way......let it go.
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    Snow in BoLA!

    Very neat, saw that once back in the late 1970s when we were camped at la gringa during Christmas vacation. I'll bet the town folks froze their ass off last night!
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    Looking for BOLA report

    The last time I camped out there was quite some time ago, the fish camp shacks were still there with a few pangas beached out front. We never saw those guys launch out until sundown and oddly enough no nets or fishing gear to be seen. During the day they all seemed to lay low never venturing out...
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    Looking for BOLA report

    If your talking about the fish camp at la gringa, its been gone a long time now with hardly a trace left. It got to where they were "processing" more dope than fish and the government came in leveled it.
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    stolen boats

    Anyone bringing boats to baja with big block outboards should have their head on a swivel these days,
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    Looking for BOLA report

    I dry camped at la Gringa for many decades but now there are better options: Daggets or Archelon is where I've camped the past 10 years. Archelon has become my favorite as you can camp right on the water, its quiet, each site has a palapa, the showers are decent.and there's panga booking on...
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    Rpt.-12-09-18 2 Day Castro Camp Adventure

    Trader Joe's has a real tasty pre- made curry simmer sauce, eliminates a few steps (if in a hurry or camping).
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    Awsum san quintin today

    Looks like the saebass were a no-show this year, hopefully next summer then.
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    La Bocana 10/28-11/2

    Catching toad wahoo in sight of land, just doesn't get much better than that.
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    BOLA October 19-20

    7 hour wait in the early am, could someone elaborate why this could be so?
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    San Quintin 10/13 - Help Identifying this Fish (?)

    The kind that could kill you if eat it, thanks for the report
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    For Sale 14' Livingston Skiff w / Yamaha(s)

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    Educate me about February in Cabo

    Bring lots of money and credit card with high debt limit
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    Punta Banda 8/15

    Can't believe how many locals are throwing the plug off the rocks near the point these days, especially on the weekends. Man their get'n em too; bonita, barracuda and often a yellow......very cool.
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    Punta Banda 8/15

    Was down there last week and we had fair fishing for bass and some big bonito(no yellows though). My buddy ate some bad shrimp tacos down the street from Campo Villarino and got really ill (thats why I usually stick with the beef)
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    BAJA...Beware at check points, Bad Experience

    Looks like Trump, Nieto and Obrador made a new deal today and shared a olive branch ......Should help everything concerning us gringo fisherman. Trump is no racist just one hell of a deal maker.
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    For Sale Cannon Electric Downriggers (New)

    I've got 2 brand new Cannon Magnum 5 ST electric downriggers with 24" S/S fixed boom. Some mounting accessories and one 10lbs ball included. Boom could be easily switched out for the telescopic one. Was going to mount in my boat but plans have changed. $500.00 for everything and located in...
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    Punta Banda 8/15

    Thanks for the report as we're headed down tomorrow. Launching my own skiff from the beach in front of the campo. Ivan runs a top notch program for a VERY REASONABLE PRICE and no need to drive the extra 3 hours to get into great fishing. Why more people don't take advantage of his operation...
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    Vonnys fleet price?/ campo 7

    I'm not sure how much Ivan is on BD anymore, pretty sure he does most communicating on face book. They seem to launch before 7am and back around noon and charter price around $150+ depending on the program your after. They prefer two clients per panga but I've seen dad and two kids before in...
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    Today in san quintin

    I'll bet the guy who designed and built your boat 40 plus years ago could never have dreamed what you've done with it. Any halibut prospects in the bahia yet?
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    Its been a while since I've chartered a panga (prefer to fish from own skiff) but my program was always this; * I want to see the boat and all questions answered up front BEFORE I fork out any money. *Bring my own rods and gear including PFD *Pack a good lunch not just for us but the skipper as...
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    TIP Needed In Ensenada For Jet Ski?

    Took my skiff down two weeks ago (thru TJ) and they checked boat and trailer registration, making sure all numbers matched from paper to the hull and trailer.
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    BoLA Reports?

    Haven't seen a butt that big in Bahia in a while.......with fins anyway
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    Bahia report for June 2-9.

    Best news I've heard concerning Bahia de Los Angeles all week.......Thanks!
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    Murder in Bay of LA

    Looks like it made State side news real quick, the pressure is on.....
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    Murder in Bay of LA

    That saying implies; Choosing to build / invest a pile of money in a home down there and 10 (plus) years of your life creating your little slice of "Baja fishing Heaven" doesn't mean it will stay that way for long. While staying in the many newer and safe campgrounds or hotels; motor homes...
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    Murder in Bay of LA

    I know many of the ex-pats that have built north of town have resorted to extreme measures in recent years to combat the ever increasing theft in their area of the bay. Putting up chain link security fences, building large garages to lock up boats, quads etc. and even hiring a security guard...
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    Murder in Bay of LA

    Slain victims tell no tails , they even killed the dog. The worst of the worst sort, hard and lacking any compassion or decency.
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    Boat Captain BOLA

    Considering recent events, couldn't hurt to book a panga with bow mount .50 cal deck gun
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    Increased crime in Baja?

    LA bay suffered huge losses in sport fishing / tourism and ex pat retiree residences during the 2006-2009 baja narco traffico wars. It has taken it nearly a decade to recover these losses..........this event is really bad for bahia.
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    Increased crime in Baja?

    Got it......very sad and disturbing.
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    Increased crime in Baja?

    The safest place to camp anywhere in Baja is near a garrison of Mexican soldiers.
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    San Quintin fresh report..

    Any word on any halibut bite inside the bay? Thanks for the report
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    Bahia De Los Angeles 5/21, 5/22

    gringo name; "big mouth bastard"
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    Bahia De Los Angeles 5/21, 5/22

    Sounds like the perfect mix of fishing and R&R, great report and thanks for sharing. Been going there for 40 years and can remember being able to catch all the yellowtail and grouper never needing to leave the inner islands of the bay. Obviously times have changed and longer runs are the norm...
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    Increased crime in Baja?

    To those new to traveling anywhere in Mexico; Get caught with a hand gun down there and your in soooooo much trouble, don't even consider bringing one. In the cab of my truck there is a small open box within reach that has; first aid kit, window cleaner, roll paper towels, quart of oil, quart...
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    Where to go, last week of June, southern Baja?

    For fishing and relaxing in baja sur, thats an easy one.........rancho leonero
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    San quintin recent reports?

    Just bought a new 12' aluminum skiff and 6hp four stroke just for fishing places like bahia san quintin, estero coyote, estero bay (ensenada) etc. Put a rack on top of my truck shell to car top it down so don't have to mess with the bad road & trailer issues.
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    San quintin recent reports?

    Was planning on going this weekend but cancelled because of poor conditions.
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    Best Time / Place to catch Roosters - Gonzaga / Bola?

    I'm no rooster expert so only going by what I've seen and heard at Bahia. They seem to be caught at LA bay from the end of June, into November with August thru October by far most consistent. Talked to a guy who goes there late every summer just to target them with his kayak slow trolling live...
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    Punta Banda Reports?

    Headed there in a few weeks, launch my own skiff off the beach......doing it old school.
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    Parker Boat stolen from Alfonsinas GB mooring

    I believe this is a good conversation where something can be learned by many.
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    Parker Boat stolen from Alfonsinas GB mooring

    Hard to put the mind to rest anytime your boat is swinging on the hook at night.........especially when your not on it. Really to bad, I feel for the guy.
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    For Sale Oar Set

    I have this set of oars, 6.5', like new and used only once. Perfect for dingy, tender or small aluminum boat and only $50.00 for the pair (which includes hardware seen). Located in Poway but could meet at the I-15 corridor, PM if interested.
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    SOLD Pop-up Hunting Blinds

    PRICE DROP..........$80.00
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    Boat caravan April 25

    Puerto Lobos, must be mainland Mexico? Sounds like a fun time.
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    SOLD Pop-up Hunting Blinds

    Selling these two, brand new, pop up hunting blinds with a folding bench seat. I do not need them and priced for quick sell.......Only $80.00 for EVERYTHING! Located in Poway, Pm if interested
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    WTB WTB gun locks

    I've got 9, PM sent
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    Camping at Gonzaga

    Half the population of Mexicali will be camping at Gonzaga during that period. For God's sake pick another week!
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    SQ tackle recommendations

    Government not likely, after all Mexico city is a long way away. BUT........the local Mexican sportfishing captains would have a huge stake in this new dynamic fishery. Printing and putting up a half dozen signs couldn't cost that much. Back in the 1970's, as late as the mid 80's, San Martin...
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    SQ tackle recommendations

    Perhaps someone should put up some signs around the launch ramp and dock suggesting catch and release the small grouper.
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    Spotted Bay Bass Fishery in SQ Bay?

    Estero bay (Ensenada) has a good spotted bass fishery, although contingent upon how hard its been hit by gill netting any particular year. Several decades ago, it was incredible spottie fishing until the floods of the late 1970's silted in half the estuary. The water temp from Ensenada north it...
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    Spotted Bay Bass Fishery in SQ Bay?

    I sure hope they're no longer dragging the bay.......very destructive practice.
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    Spotted Bay Bass Fishery in SQ Bay?

    Been fishing out of San Quintin for quite some time and have caught plenty of halibut and sand bass back in the bay but never a spotted bay bass. Of course there must be some in there but I always figured because the water is usually so cold much of the year, there couldn't much of a...
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    Credit card fraud

    Could not have said it better
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    Upper Cortez - recommendations on fishing the tides

    BTW, Estero Coyote (campo rene) near Abreojos is good for small boats/yaks. Easy launch near camp and plenty of calm backwater areas.
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    Upper Cortez - recommendations on fishing the tides

    In the winter, best time to fish the upper Cortez is when a low pressure front is going through So Cal as it usually makes for perfect weather down there. On the contrary, high pressure events centered from California to the Great Basin cause the wind to howl from the north down the the Sea of...
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    Been shooting trap n' skeet for years.....sounds like a new kind of fun.
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    Road From Bahia de los Angeles

    The garage in the background belongs to Terry (Dan's next door neighbor) The doors, if remember correctly, came off an old building someplace in Oceanside. Whats unique about the way he built it is that it can be disassembled without too much difficulty and moved.
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    Looking for a good Northern Baja fishing charter

    I'll second Vonny's out on Punta Banda (Ensenada). Great captain's, rockfish, bonita, yellowtail, and halibut. Especially kid friendly. His brother has a nice campground across the street where you can camp to make an even more cost effective trip. Clean showers, restrooms, picnic tables trees...
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    Road From Bahia de los Angeles

    Been traveling and fishing Baja & Sierras with Dan Merritt since 1979 at the age of 10. He was my uncle and was instrumental in shaping my life. Bahia de Los Angles will never see a better gringo yellowtail fisherman among the Anglos there. He was well respected by the local residents of LA Bay...
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    TJ Dentist

    A while back we were headed down to LA Bay and stopped for street tacos in Ensenada. My buddy bit into some thing hard and busted a tooth. Just down the street a sign says "dentista"........what the hell so in we went. Seemed like a modern clinic and the gal that worked on him was smok'n hot...
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    Fishing Punta final (Gonzaba Bay)

    Hunting and fishing......The ying and the yang
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    10' Tracker Jon Boat

    Pics wouldn't up load here.......See on Craigslist.San Diego
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    10' Tracker Jon Boat

    I'm selling this nearly new Tracker #1036 jon boat that comes with oars and transom dolly (no motor). Perfect for fishing lakes, river, the bay or as a dingy/tender. Will fit in the back of many pick-up beds or easily on a rack. Asking $380 cash only. Located in Poway, PM if interested.
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    New 3.5 HP Mercury Outboard

    I'm selling this brand new, short shaft, four stroke Mercury 3.5 that I bought for a trip that was cancelled last year. Cost $1150+tx, will sell for only $700.00 and the motor is located in Poway. Pm if interested ***not letting me upload pics, see on Craigslist San Diego
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    Another "need advice on gear thread" for Baja thread.

    I recommend you contact Jonathan (Tailhunter International). He's an ex-pat who has a bar n' grill in La Paz and also runs a sportfishing operation there. He and his wife Jill are very nice helpful people.
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    The gravel spit at La Gringa has good beach fishing especially early and late. Easy drive from Dagget's. Krocs and plastics on 10-15 lbs test and a 8' + rod best.......longer the the cast the better. Mostly bay bass, halibut, barricuda and often jacks. Not unusual for the yellowtail to chase...
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    Playa San Rafeal & Punta San Francisquito Beach Fishing

    Drove in there through El Arco with my uncle (at night!) back in '92. Caught yellowtail and cabrilla from the beach in front of camp, didn't even need to launch the skiff. This was back when it was mostly a "fly in" destination. Drove out through LA bay which took 8 hours and 2 destroyed...
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    Any San Quintin reports?

    I was thinking the same thing recently. You just don't see some of the local skippers posting, (at least in this venue) like you used to
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    Stolen Boat Bahia de Los Angeles

    Avoid leaving your boat on the hook in LA bay if at all possible.......if not the thief's than the westerly's.
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    AMMO; 12 Gauge 00 Buck / Slugs and Accessory

    I'm selling 155 rounds of 12 gauge 00 buck, some of it military grade and (10 ) 1oz slugs. Included is also this MOLLE compatible shot gun scabbard. Only $60.00 for everything / could meet in SD county or Temecula......Pm if interested Rob
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    Knives for Sale

    No, the kukri is not full tang
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    Knives for Sale

    Down-sizing stuff so gonna let these go cheap; 1) Camillus Magnum Camp Bowie w/kydex sheath 2) K-Bar Kukri w/leather sheath 3) SOG "Spirit" dagger/spear point w/cordura sheath 4) Pilot's survival knife w/leather sheath (made by Ontario knife & Tool) Some are new, others have seen lite field use...
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    Need Help...Favorite Baja Places

    Morro Santo Domingo / Laguna Manuela Bahia San Rafiel / San Francisquito Bahia Tortuga / Punta Eugenia
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    Bola or Santo Tomas help

    Haven't been down for a while? Leave your boat at home, just get a charter and learn the scene......You'l be glad you did!
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    Bola or Santo Tomas help

    As did I with my 12' Zodiac, dove the hell out of that place shooting giant sheephead and lingcod. Everyone so nice and used to bring tortillas, beans, lobster down to our camp site (on the beach).....price was dirt cheap.
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    Bola or Santo Tomas help

    So true these days.... Drug trade / meth zombies have chased all the decent hard working families out. Back in the 80's and 90's, the place was a diving and fishing paradise, many great memories I have of there. Puerto Santo Thomas is almost too secluded for its own good. If the government...
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    14' (New) Square Stern Canoe

    I have this brand new 14' Scout canoe with square stern transom that will accept a small gasoline or electric trolling motor. Included are two new paddles and parking lot dolly. Good option for fishing local and sierra lakes or harbors and bays.. Selling everything for only $350.00. PM if...
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    Monster Black Sea Bass at BoLA

    His fish, his country, his culture. No sense being a judgmental aloof gringo over it.
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    14' Scout Canoe

    I've got this brand new canoe that I bought for an Alaska trip that never happened a few years back. Has a square stern for mounting a small outboard or trolling motor, included are the new paddles and dolly. Good option for fishing lakes or bays. Asking $350.00 or best........PM if interested Rob
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    WTD Livingston 14LV

    I run a 25 Yamaha 4 stroke on my 14' LV, which delivers decent power and fantastic fuel economy. Although I must admit, it really hauled ass with the older 40 HP/ 2 stroke tiller.........Ah the good old days! These skiffs are developing what you might call "a cult following" as of late. Kinda...
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    Recent report of seabass and halibut?
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    BB/Pellet Guns & Accessories For Sale

    ***SALE PENDING***
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    BB/Pellet Guns & Accessories For Sale

    Need to move this stuff........$100.00 for EVERYTHING
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    San Quintin panga prices

    $250-350 for a day for a charter, split between 3 guys for (likely) full coolers is very fair. Fuel, boat & truck maintenance, home and kids cost money..........none of these skippers are getting rich.
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    Fished Ensenada on wednesday

    For one of the bigger cities in Baja, I've always thought Ensenada has a certain amount of charm and authentic Mexican culture.
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    BB/Pellet Guns & Accessories For Sale

    I have five pellet/BB guns, targets and accessories for sale cheap. These were shot very little and some not at all, kids are grown so no longer needed. Great way to take kids out shooting on public land, part of your "desert season program" or even safe in many back yard venues. ***Price...
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    Pellet Guns and Targets For Sale

    I'm selling all of these pellet/BB guns, a custom "shooting gallery" that I made and extra targets, CO2 cartridges etc. Most of these air guns have been shot very little or not at all. Perfect set up to take along with during desert season for the kids or could be very safe in many back yards...
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    Bahia de los Ángeles 7/1/17 & 7/2/17

    Very nice haul and congrats. Getting to be that time when they "turn the heater on" in Bahia (and I don't just mean the fishing) My next trip will likely be in October.
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    BOLA FIRST TIME report 6-25-6-26

    Nice grade slugs, thanks for report.
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    All quiet in Camalu.

    Thanks for the report and BTW, what does Lee charge for the day and the best way to contact him?........Thanks!
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    New Penn International 50-Sold

    Selling this International 50, won in a contest long ago and been sitting on a shelf in the den ever since. Time to get it out fishing and priced for quick sell, the only thing it needs is the rod clamp. Prefer pick-up in SD county, could meet as far north as Oceanside or Temecula $200.00...
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    Bahia de los. Angeles fish report. May 23 and 24.

    You guys tore em up for sure.......nice haul!
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    La Salina--- YT, Ling Cod, Fish n chips

    That battered and cooked ling looked delicious!
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    Ralph's been gone quite a while, Bill is still doing well spending his time between Bahia, El Cardon and a couple months a year in Idaho....... good guy.
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    Thats right, I was referring to Ralph(and his wife Betty). Their last name was Cobble I believe.
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    My first trip to LA Bay in 1979 took 20 hours Talked to an old timer (out at la gringa) whose first trip to bahia de los angles back in 1959 took a week! Said back then you could catch all the 40 pound yellowtail off the beach at la gringa you would ever want , on bone jigs, and no boat was...
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    I admire your fighting warrior spirit
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    LA Bay Report; May 10-13

    Thanks Connie and Bret, I appreciate the sentiment. That nasal/chest cold was the worst case of the crud I've had in years and the westerlies blowing off the desert at night really tore me up. Saw the doctor day I got back and antibiotics were the ticket. Doing much better now but sorry I missed...
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    Yup, thats what I saw last week as well. Hit one so deep it could have swallowed a milk crate. You know its getting bad when even the semi's are pulling into the opposite lane to avoid em.
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    Santo Tomas Weekend Recon...

    Perhaps in a way, Puerto Santo Thomas is "too isolated" for its own good. What a shame..... BTW, thanks for the report
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    Santo Tomas Weekend Recon...

    I used to dive and fish there a lot back in the 80's and 90's. Car topped either my 12' zodiac or 14' aluminum mirro craft in and just set up camp on the beach. Very different place back then, just families of fishermen, great people and always safe. Then something very wrong happened to the...
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    Ensenada (La Bufadora)

    Ivan who runs Vonney's pangas out on Pta Banda used to post his reports here often, although its been a while. He's always ran a top notch operation out there and has been around a long time.
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    LA Bay Report; May 10-13

    At Campo Archelon and fished on my uncle's boat (he lives out toward la gringa)
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    LA Bay Report; May 10-13

    Headed down to Bahia Tuesday with no issues .Road conditions south of El Rosario fair to poor but especially BAD between Catavina and LA Bay turn-off. Some of the biggest pot holes seen in years with no crews filling them seen even on our return out. If towing I would be sure trailer and tires...
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    HWY 5 to BOLA

    A buddy of mine towed his Sea Swirl C/C down that route back in December. The last 20 miles of dirt road beat the living hell out of his boat and trailer. He's still finding new cracks in the gel coat and miscl. shit that that vibrated loose or broke. If it were my boat I would still take the...
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    Colors of Plastics

    If I could only pick "one" color it would be a rainbow trout pattern swim bait. Crazy as it seems, its the for sure fresh to salt water cross over swim bait that sand / calico bass and halibut will readily bite.
  135. S

    Repower shake down la Jolla

    The Invader Skiff is among the best from the last century. A rugged work horse that like the Whaler, just never seems to go out of style.
  136. S

    La Salina

    Nice report, just love fishing those beds off the Bajamar bluffs. A couple times in unusually flat calm fall conditions, was able to fish in tight to the cliffs for incredible calico's of jurassic size.
  137. S

    Gonzaga Bay, Alfonsinas 04/8 and 04/9

    LA bays saving grace all of these years has been its just a little too far south for most people to bomb on down for the weekend, even a long one. The new highway when it ties into Mex 1 at laguna chapala will certainly increase those going in there but most likely not the weekend warriors from...
  138. S

    Gonzaga Bay, Alfonsinas 04/8 and 04/9

    Thanks for the report, shore areas at Gonzaga have been getting hammered over the past couple years......especially on weekends. With easy access comes major increase in pressure. I sure hate to see the fishing there go the way of San Felipe.
  139. S

    Reminder - bring boat registration !

    A bit harsh for a guy relating his experience so others may learn.......I think he deserves some slack
  140. S

    Camp Pendelton kelp beds

    A slot limit might be a better way on the sand / calicos; 3 per day - 14" to 17" length in combination of species. Plenty for an occasional meal (sport or private boat) while looking out for the future of the resource. Just my take on the subject.......
  141. S

    tip the crew asshole!!!!!

    For myself, tipping has been mostly reserved for "sit down service" or sport boat crews. You know, those that actually work their tail off to provide service and comfort. I believe many people are just getting fed up with tipping in general as it has so saturated our culture these days ...
  142. S

    Food Items Allowed into Mexico/Baja?

    When headed down to Baja, I like to bring "pre packaged and bagged" salad, frozen vegetables and sandwich lunch meats (cured sliced balony, turkey etc.) also apples, oranges and bananas . All of my searches on the web or asking people have always been vague. So I've always just stashed these...
  143. S

    Fishing San Quentin and need a little advice please

    The shoals around the estero mouth are ever shifting and dangerous. Many a boat and fisherman has met their fate there. Not unusual to head out during a AM high tide in calm conditions and return that afternoon to an out going tide (at the mouth) and a several sets of 3-6 foot swells breaking...
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    Agreed......we all had to start somewhere.
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    Not unusual to see fishing Kooks tied up on a trap float or even pull to the surface when their jig snags it. Not to say some wouldn't poach given half a chance. Inexperienced knuckled heads using discount tackle fishing from a time machine skiff that no self respecting gull would shit...
  146. S

    Any Ensenada reports?

    Vonnie's pangas at the south end of Ensenada (todos santos bay). Rock fish, yellowtail and halibut always on the menu there.
  147. S

    Bahia de Los angeles

    Sunny nice winter days in SoCal mean wind in LA Bay, high pressure in SoCal means a hell of a lot of wind in LA Bay for days at a time. Low pressure on shore forecast for SoCal or sub tropical westerly......Beautiful weather in LA Bay.
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    It seems every 10 to 20 years Mexico goes through some type of political turmoil. In the 70's and 80's, it was the worst of governmental corruption (personal stealing of the national treasury by elected officials) and massive peso devaluations. Then the narco traffico wars 2005-2010 and now...
  149. S

    Best Baja Truck/Camper and Boat Rig

    Been fishing Baja for over 40 years, owned full size 4x4 trucks (diesels) some with slide in campers or just a shell, towing Whalers, Westcoasters and Livingstons. Lots of good times with plenty of mechanical failures and shit breaking. The more you haul down there, the more expense and exposed...
  150. S

    mexico gas prices increased & highway 1 closed

    Being a small isolated (captive?) market, Pemex stations at places like Gonzaga and LA Bay, I'm sure their fuel will go up like a Polaris missile. At least until some enterprising locals buy it cheaper someplace else, pick-up truck it in and sell out of 55 gal. steel drums in their front...
  151. S

    Camping at BOLA

    Man, this is what I was really hoping to hear. Its been my favorite LA Bay camping spot for over 10 years and was concerned with Tony's passing it would hit the skids. I know Tony (Sr) spent a lot of money putting his kids through college and must be looking down these days and feeling proud!
  152. S

    Camping at BOLA

    Been going to BOLA for over 40 years, most of that time spent dry camping out on La Gringa. In the 90s switched to Daggets then to Campo Archelon, but I haven't been there since Antonio died. Has anyone been to Archelon (in the last year) and how are things being ran there. I'm a tin boat...
  153. S

    Camping with Grizzlies and Wolves What Gun?

    12 ga. pump shotgun w/00 buck. Wolves, bears and cost effective.
  154. S

    Selling Ammo in Ca

    Is it still legal to sell ammo between private parties in Ca.... now or next year? I'm having a difficult time getting a straight answer.
  155. S

    Cabela's Hunting Backpacks

    I'll sell both as a set for $200.00...... now thats a deal!
  156. S

    Cabela's Hunting Backpacks

    Cabela's Alaskan 1; pack and frame, Mosey Oak, lite use and like new.......$100.00 Cabela's Alaskan 2; pack and frame, Mosey Oak, BRAND NEW.......$180.00 Can meet most any place in SD County PM if interested........Rob
  157. S

    Mt. Lion kill in campground

    You can't hardly hike through Ranch Cuyamaca State Park without stumbling across a cat killed deer carcass....sign of the times I guess.
  158. S


    My buddy was down 2 weeks ago, yellowtail good on deep water reefs, Dorado out in main channel 5-10 mi east of Smith(sails also spotted in same area so keep that in mind) .Surprise jack cravelle (spelling?) bite off the gravel beach at LaGringa in 5-30' of water and many over 10...
  159. S

    Air Gun; RWS 22 Cal

    I 'm selling my RWS Model 48 22 cal air gun. Unique side cocking lever most people would agree is much better than any "break barrel" design. Original owner, the rifle has seen little use and presents like new. $300.00/obo and I'm located in San Diego county Pm if interested.... Rob
  160. S

    Buck Knives

    I can't believe nobody has snapped these knives up, they're new and would (at the very least) make great gifts for a friend or relative who hunts
  161. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    SOLD! Osidefishin is the new owner of this fine motor and I wish him great fishing with it.
  162. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    The sight and sound of a new outboard motor coming to life right out of the crate is a cool thing. Good luck out there Mike putting the hurt on the ducks and steelhead....Rob
  163. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    Made contact with Bodegacowboy, the motor is on hold for him and considered sold. If the sale falls through I'll re-post it in the spring.....Rob
  164. S

    Buck Knives

    I will also throw in a Havalon (exchange-a-blade) folder w/12 extra ss blades A great deal made even better
  165. S

    Buck Knives

    Central part, shipping or meeting half way is do able
  166. S

    Buck Knives

    I've got 3 Buck knives, new and will sell all three for $110.00 Pm if interested....Rob (SD county)
  167. S

    Ruger LCP 380 Mags

    I've got 5 new LCP 380 mags (never been shot) $80.00 for all, PM if interested....Rob (SD county)
  168. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    2 stroke, short shaft, tiller steering, pull start, original owner, low hours, spare props of different pitches and in great condition. FINAL PRICE REDUCTION: $650.00 PM if interested....Rob
  169. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    While most people prefer a 4 stroke these days, this was one of the best 15hp OB's (2 or 4 stroke) ever produced and this motor is very nice. $800.00/obo.
  170. S

    15 HP Johnson Outboard

    Price reduced; $800.00 obo........This is a deal for a nice motor with very low hours.
  171. S

    F'n Odile....damn hurricanes....

    I'm sure their taking one hell of a beating in Bahia, at least the town's spring is getting a good recharge.
  172. S

    Livingston LV9 $850

    Nice little skiff for less than half the price of new, the beach launch wheels alone must have been over $200. I'd buy it in a heart beat but if I bring home another boat my wife will beat me for sure.
  173. S

    15 HP Johnson OB

    Original owner bought new in 1999, 2 stroke, short shaft, manual start, lite weight(only 65 lbs) fast yet fuel efficient. This motor has been well cared for, low hours and looks as good as it runs. Comes with extra props of different pitches, fuel tanks and spare parts. $1000.00/obo.......Pm if...
  174. S

    California's Ten Day Waiting Period Ruled Unconstitutional

    Hopefully that Ca law that only allows one hand gun purchase every 30 days will be repealed next.
  175. S

    New Nissan 6HP OB

    15" shaft and yes it has port for remote tank
  176. S

    New Nissan 6HP OB

    Brand new(out of the crate) 6hp, short shaft and manual start. Includes stand; $1000.00 firm. Send pm if interested.
  177. S

    15 HP Johnson Outboard

    Sold the hull w/out the motor; 1999 Johnson 15HP, 2 stroke, short shaft(for 15" transoms), manual start with extra props of different pitches and spare fuel tanks. I'm the original owner and this motor has been well cared for, recent water pump change, light weight(only 65lbs) and very fast...
  178. S

    3 Hunting Knives For Sale

    Case Ridgeback (Drop Point) camo handle , Case Ridgeback (Skinner) black handle and Outdoor Edge Swing Blade with black handle. All knives are fixed blade, brand new and include sheath, $100.00 gets them all. PM if interested, sorry no pics.
  179. S

    Coleman Camping Stoves

    I have (2) Coleman two burner liquid fuel stoves, very good condition, and will sell both for $70.00. PM if interested.
  180. S

    300 Rounds of .38 Super Auto

    Bump.......Price reduced to $75.00
  181. S

    300 Rounds of .38 Super Auto

    I have 6 boxes of new Winchester USA Pistol .38 Super Auto+P 130 grain FMJ that I will sell for $100.00. PM if interested.
  182. S

    Coleman Stoves

    I have (2) Coleman liquid fuel stoves(two burner) for sale and in good condition; $50.00 each or both for $80.00. PM me if interested/San Diego county.
  183. S

    For Sale: Coleman Stoves

    I have (2) Coleman liquid fuel camp stoves, two burners each and in very good condition. $50.00/each or both for $80.00. PM me if interested/San Diego county.
  184. S

    Knives in Mexico

    Does anyone know what is legal( folding pocket, fixed blade/sheath, multi-tool, and blade lengths etc.) also is it legal to carry on your person, car or boat. I've carried different knives with me for years while in baja and never thought much about until now. Thanks....Rob
  185. S

    Pellet Guns in Mexico

    You guys have done a good job talking me out of bringing a pellet gun on my hiking trips through baja, thanks for all the input. My back-up plan is a can of bear spray on my belt and a Cold Steel Assegai spear for my "walking stick".....Rob
  186. S

    Pellet Guns in Mexico

    Does anyone know FOR SURE if pellet guns are legal/illegal in mexico? I would like to start doing some back-packing in Baja and put one on my gear list. If legal, other considerations(road check points) when bringing one down would be very helpful. Thanks....Rob
  187. S

    1995 14' Livingston 25hp

    It would be great for the sea of cortez, I take mine to LA bay all the time. Best place to mount the fuel cans is up in the bow and you can mount a second seat up toward the bow as well.
  188. S

    8ft. Walker Bay Boat

    I need the space in my garage, $500.00/obo
  189. S

    1995 14' Livingston 25hp

    Brand new, just the hull alone sells for more than that. Without a doubt the most stable '14 skiff ever built.
  190. S

    8ft. Walker Bay Boat

    Its stable enough to stand up and cast(calm seas of course) I have launched it off LaJolla shores and fished the kelp beds but mostly bays and esteros(San Diego, San Quintin, Estero La Bocana, Coyote etc.
  191. S

    8ft. Walker Bay Boat

    Price reduced to $600.00
  192. S

    Plastics-Leadheads(shallow water rockfish)

    I had know idea it was that cheap. OK, $130.00 shipped( Lower 48)
  193. S

    Plastics-Leadheads(shallow water rockfish)

    That box is full of lead and is very heavy, shipping would be expensive so I would rather not....Rob
  194. S

    Plastics-Leadheads(shallow water rockfish)

    What I mean't was (14) 3oz jig heads, not (14)-14oz
  195. S

    PELAGIC Kill Bag/ Drift Sock

    PELAGIC kill bag (40"x24) new and Cabela's 30" drift sock with float harness also new....$100.00 for cell 858 pick up(lakeside)
  196. S

    Plastics-Leadheads(shallow water rockfish)

    All twin-tail 6-7" Scampi type twin tail and 1.5-3oz jig heads(about half painted red) (60) lime green (110) rootbeer (25) pink JIg Heads; (75) 1.5oz (40) 2oz (14) 14oz Everything for only $120.00....Call cell 858 248-7843 You pick up...lakeside
  197. S

    8ft. Walker Bay Boat

    8 foot model, 3.5hp. nissan 2 stroke, oars, and beach launch wheels. Great condition.....$750.00/ call cell 858-248-7843
  198. S

    Punta Banda Baja C. Mexico

    Hey Ivan, Nice Yellowtail bite, hopefully Jeff and me will get back down there in May or early June, Hope the box of Rapalas helps.........Rob
  199. S

    Santo Tomas Bonita Bite

    Nice bones! Hopefully they won't get wrapped in Todos Santos bay and used for "bluefin tuna chow" Thanks for the report.
  200. S

    LA Bay Trip : 4-10 to 4-17

    Lots of wind, and the earthquakes destroyed the fishing but the beer was cold, the food in town was good and the camping at Archelon was great.
  201. S

    Poison Oak/Ivy

    Dawn will cut through the oil better if you soap down BEFORE you get wet. When I get home from the field, I remove all my clothes in the garage, walk straight into the shower(grabbing the bottle of Dawn on the way) and just dump that stuff all over myself in the shower, lather up and let it soak...
  202. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    Going down April 9, staying at Archelon, trip report when I get back.
  203. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    A good place to clean the days catch for me has always been the old turtle pen lagoon. You can motor back in there and beach the boat on the gravel, lay a 24"x48" piece of plywood across the bow and get out the knives and ziplocks. It seems to work for me when its getting late and I don't feel...
  204. S

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    I remember the two sisters ranges, mid 1980's trip, a guy in our group driving a VW camper could not make it up the second grade without the help of a tow strap. Those were the days.
  205. S

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    Someone correct me if I"M wrong but all things considered, driving time from Tuscon to Gonzaga or Ensenada would be 7-10hrs. I think most people from Arizona camp and fish the Sea of Cortez from mainland Mexico which is more realistic for a 3 day trip.
  206. S

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    Way too hot, consider a trip to the west side of Baja. August is my favorite month to camp and fish at the south end of Todos Santos bay(Ensenada) I beach launch a 12' skiff like you have usually in small/flat surf. Good fishing for bass, rock fish, halibut and often yellowtail. Great campground...
  207. S

    La Bay for Memorial Weekend

    Yeh, hear that but I go whenever I get a hall pass from the Warden(my wife)Let's just say I'm back in negotiations....
  208. S

    Punta Banda Baja C. Mexico

    Very nice Ivan, any sign if the halibut are moving in shallow(off the campground)yet?
  209. S

    La Bay for Memorial Weekend

    The original plan was second week of April but I'll see if I can talk the bros into the last weekend of May instead
  210. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    I forget to mention the launch at Daggetts is dirt and sand with good slope on high tide, becoming more rocky and level as the tide pulls out...Rob
  211. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    Launching at Daggetts with your boat should be OK on medium to high tides so long as there is no east or north wind(its usually calm in the mornings as we all know) Another good option I've seen guys staying at Daggetts do is on your return in the afternoon if the wind has picked-up or the...
  212. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    I guess that means they finally washed down the fish cleaning station and told the knuckle-heads with their fire crackers to knock that shit off.....Cool
  213. S

    Daggets vs Guillermo's La Bay

    Hey Derek, I know of others including myself who have had parts taken off their boat trailer or trucks broken into parked near the ramp while on the water. Even though you pay them to launch, they just don't seem care about security. I like to camp so I can launch my tin boat almost anyplace...
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    Coming back to us towing a boat

    I do have some advice once you get pulled into secondary; throw them a "I DON'T GIVE A CRAP ATTITUDE" What I mean is roll down all the windows, turn on the tunes(but not too loud), get out some magazines, eat some food and look really relaxed and comfortable. As soon as they realize your not...
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    Good surf fishing 20 min. north of there up at Punta Cabras, big barred surf perch, its worth the trip just to check out the place.
  216. S

    19in Cutthroat

    Very nice, used to fish the Sevier river around Hatch for some nice browns a while back, not sure how it fishes anymore....Rob
  217. S

    LA Bay Trip Report

    Trailering boats to LA Bay for a 4 day weekend? Man you guys are hard core for sure!
  218. S

    BOLA; Daggetts or Archelon?

    Thanks for all the great info. guys, I always rent a palapa at daggetts and sleep in the back of the truck and as long as archelon has showers with hot water thats where I'm going this time. I usually go in June but with family and work these days I go whenever I can.
  219. S

    Taking an RV across the border

    I would have all documentation concerning it because you can never tell what they may ask for when you cross these days.
  220. S

    BOLA; Daggetts or Archelon?

    Going to LA bay this spring, usually camp at Daggetts but considering Archelon this time. Launching 14 foot boats off the beach is key and although rocky, Daggetts has always been ok for that. Also, does either place have 24HR power yet? Be great to bring a real coffee maker, thanks.....Rob
  221. S

    Heading to Todos Santos

    Todos Santos in Baja Sur or Todos Santos bay(Ensenada)?
  222. S

    BOLA - Best place to stay / Best Guide?

    Spearfishing has not been legal for some time in LA Bay, if the law is around they will take your gear. However, outside of the area your good to go. By the way, Villa Bahia has not had good reviews as of late, its expensive and the parking lot is tight and not trailer-boat friendly at all. Plan...
  223. S

    BoLA is the greatest place EVER..

    The last time I stayed at the Villa Bahia(4 years ago) it was pricey but quite nice, has it gone down hill or what? I'm heading down next April so I guess I'll go back to just camping at Ruben's unless someone knows of a another good hotel in the area
  224. S

    Spear fishing in CBad?

    Spear fishing coastal lagoons is illegal in so-cal. It was explained to me that only the man made channel going into the lagoon between the jettys "west of the coast highway bridge is legal to spearfish"
  225. S

    Vintage Tackle Box/Handline Boards

    Have no idea how old this stuff is but its been around for a long time and is in good condition(there is no tray in the box) Make me an offer, you pick up, SD county........Rob
  226. S

    JBL Spear Guns

    Sawed -Off Magnum; used 3 times, looks like new, includes reel and spare shaft Magnum; new(never been in water) , includes reel. $275.00 each or both for $500.00. You pick-up, no shipping, PM me.......Rob
  227. S

    For Sale; 2 JBL Spear Guns

    Sawed-off magnum XHD; only used 3 times, includes reel and extra shaft, looks like new. Magnum XHD; new, never been in water, includes reel. $275.00 each or $500.00 for both. No shipping, you pick-up....Lakeside - PM me
  228. S

    Archery Targets

    A total of three; two bag and one block. All in good to very good condition.....$60.00 for all, you pick-up. Lakeside. PM me
  229. S

    Ghost Ring Sight System

    Fitting out my new Marlin .45-70 Guide Gun and was considering this over the factory iron sights. Since most of you know more about guns than I do , I would really appreciate the input.......thanks, Rob
  230. S

    Hornady LEVERevolution ammo

    Thanks for all the great info.......Rob
  231. S

    Hornady LEVERevolution ammo

    Just bought a new Marlin 45-70 Guide Gun , the plan is to use it for close range deer , hog and black bear and was considering this type of ammo, any input would be great, thanks....Rob
  232. S

    Rapalas/Trolling for Trout

    Seeker A270-7 rod, Cabelas DepthMaster 2 line counter reel, 4 spools of P-Line(6lb.), 1 spool of 18lbs. test lead core line and 30 Rapalas. Most of them new in rainbow trout and black back/silver side colors. Some are jointed most float. Everything for $ cell 858 248-7843
  233. S

    3 Medium Action Rod/Reel Combos

    3 AbuGarcia 4600c(thumb-bar cast) reels, 2 Cabelas Salt Striker rods( 7ft., 8-17lb.line, 1/4to5/8oz.) like new and 1 shakespear rod (6.6ft., 8-15lb.) All for $100.00 obo Call 858 248-7843
  234. S

    Yamaha 9.9 Outboard

    1986, short shaft, manual start, tiller steering and in good condition. Priced for quick sell; $300.00 cell 858-248-7843
  235. S

    Estero Coyote/ Abreojos

    Thanks for all the help, I appreciate all the great info .....Rob
  236. S

    Estero Coyote/ Abreojos

    Plan on spending some time in the area in two weeks, we will have only car-top boats and kayaks. Is campo rene still a good place to camp and fish? Its been over 20 years since I've been through there . Any info ( Ice, fuel, places to eat/camp) would be very much appreciated. I almost forgot...
  237. S

    Buts in Baha

    The south end of todos santos bay(in front of campo la jolla and villarino) has good shallow fishing for them. Kayaks and small skiffs are a easy launch off the beach there. Good luck.....Rob
  238. S

    Military Check Points?

    All good stuff, I might also add that on travel days I get myself cleaned up( shave, clean clothes, whatever) and when approaching a check point I take my sunglasses off, radio off and roll all windows down. Just one more level of respect that I think gets me through quicker.
  239. S

    La Bocana BCS

    Thinking about going to LA bay in Jan., usually stay at Daggett's but considering Archelon. Are the restrooms/showers any good and is there a spot to launch a small skiff over the beach.......thanks, Rob
  240. S

    D16 2x3

    Congrats, very nice deer and a cape mount would look good. Another consideration would be a panel mount with a picture below the skull cap. Mike up in Pine Valley has done quite a few for me and they look great, I think the average price is less than $200.00....Rob
  241. S

    Monster in East County!!!

    Its nice to see a big old rock eater come out of the back country once in a while, great job.
  242. S

    A Little D-16 Luck!!

    Very nice local buck, great job
  243. S

    Mathews Switchback BOW

    I guess I should be a bit more clear. The bow has a 40-70 lb draw weight with a 80% let off
  244. S

    Shuttle-T-Lock broadheads

    I have a total of 15. Nine are brand new, three have new blades and three practice (dull from being previously shot) all 125grain. Also have a dozen Trophy Ridge Match Points that I will throw in....$60.00 PM me
  245. S

    Mathews Switchback BOW

    It has a Cobra cam (27RHL)
  246. S

    Mathews Switchback BOW

    Sorry, no pics but since all of my hunting is from blinds or stands, this bow has not been abused or beat at all and looks like new. The reason that I'm selling it is because I broke my wrist so bad this year ,its likely that I will never shoot a vertical bow again. I have some other extras...
  247. S

    Mathews Switchback BOW

    Just tuned with new winners choice string, trophy ridge drop away rest, (27in. draw length), premium fiber optic sight, arrow web quiver, stabilizer and wrist sling. Also includes bow case and gold tip arrows. $400.00 PM me.....Rob
  248. S

    Towing my boat to La Salina

    Like most of you, I took almost two years off to let things "settle out" ,started going back last year and have not had one problem. I think I've been down seven or eight times (La salena, Campo Villarino, Punta Cabras/Jose etc.) and everything seems better. The merchants are glad to see you...
  249. S

    Hoyt Gamemaster 2 Recurve

    Price reduced; $350.00 OBO
  250. S

    Hoyt Gamemaster 2 Recurve

    55lb. limbs, wisker biscuit rest, stabilizer, single pin fiber optic sight,and wrist sling(no arrows). This bow has been to the range only twice and has never been hunted with. Injury forces sale. Other extras, including 2 cases. $400.00 and you pick up(no shipping)-east San Diego county, PM...
  251. S

    El Nino. good or bad for inshore?

    I remember the El Nino event of the early 80's and catching yellowtail right at the oceanside harbor mouth which was not uncommon that summer. They would chase bait right up onto the breakwater. I have also noticed that warm water events kill off our kelp beds creating better access to usually...
  252. S

    Boat Storage in San Quintin??

    Jason, thanks for the great info. , I changed our plans back to LA Bay. Hope to see you down there some time.....Rob
  253. S

    Boat Storage in San Quintin??

    I'm considering a trip to Santa Rosallia/San Lucus cove this spring, Its been over 10 years since I've stayed there and the fishing used to be quite good....Not anymore? I know this is off the topic of your thread but a brief reply concerning the area and fishing would be apprediated. Thanks
  254. S

    Where is the BEST place in Mexico to fish strictly for cabrilla ?

    September is way too hot, go May/June or October/November.
  255. S

    Where is the BEST place in Mexico to fish strictly for cabrilla ?

    Out of the way areas are the best( from rancho El Barril south to Santa Rosalia ) which takes some logistics but worth it. Low light conditions bring them in close to the beach especially when the bait is in tight. North of punta Remedios also can be good(launch out of LA Bay) Getting to good...
  256. S

    AB Biller vs JBL

    I've been using JBL guns for over 20 years usually for inshore halibut or when I sometimes spearfish with scuba and they work just fine. I have a Riffe which I use for seabass and yellowtail and the JBl in no way compares but it still has its place. Its still nice to have a gun for less than a...
  257. S

    Whats up with the Federales on mex 1 ???

    Went down to Ensenada 2 weeks ago, I was also asked for my boat reg. other than that it was a smooth trip.
  258. S

    Local reports?

    I didn't hunt A22 Sept. this year, its just too tough. Plus my interest in spearfishing has comeback somewhat so thats what I've been up to this last month. A buddy of mine took a fork out of Laguna I think it was on the 23rd. I'll hit it real hard Nov-Dec. I guess its about time to get it...
  259. S

    Back to Baja

    I have a 10 and a 14' Livingston, both are fitted out for beach launch. The 14 has a 25hp yamaha 4-stroke, the 10' a 15hp johnson 2-stroke. Of course, the smaller is way easier to push through the surf and I use it mostly when its just me going out. I used a 13' gregor for many years, a good boat.
  260. S

    Back to Baja

    Its been 2 years and I finally went for it. Spent 3 days camping south of Ensenada( campo villarino), launched our skiffs off the beach for some diving and fishing. The diving was poor, the fishing fair( rockfish and halibut) but man, it sure felt good to be back. No problems or issues, just a...
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    Late LA bay post

    Looks like you guys had a blast, I always stayed at daggets.Does archelon have showers, shade palapas and a place to launch a small skiff?......Thanks, Rob
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    Morro del Santo Domingo

    Yes you will need 4wd on approach to the beach where you will camp, not to mention just needing it to explore around the headland to access all the many coves. A good place to camp is on the beach between the laguna entrada(mouth) and the lee of the point. This offers good wind protection. A...
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    O-side to Del Mar

    I was fishing the same area also out of Oceanside, caught a dozen bass mostly small ones with a few chunky calicos mixed in. I don't mind fishing in the drizzle when the ocean is so flat as it was yeaterday.
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    She was angry today out of Mission Bay 5/8

    Fished LJ yesterday also in my small skiff, man what a beat-down from the weather.The fishing sucked (slow trolled macks at the north end for nada), it felt good to get back in.
  265. S

    Bow Hunting?

    Skip the entry level stuff, buy Mathews.
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    Got Poison Oak? Get Tecnu Extreme!

    Tecnu works great but when thats not around dish washing liquid works about as good ,but here's the trick. You have to apply it to the exposed area BEFORE any water. It has to do with the poison oak oil molecule binding with the liquid soap in that it won't do it so easy if the skin is wet...
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    Gamo whisper air rifle?

    Bought a RWS 22cal last year and have been very happy with it. Have owned many others but you get what you pay for in a air gun. I would not buy a gamo. Bass PRO Shops near Riverside has a great selection and I paid close to 4 bills for it
  268. S

    Hunting Etiquette...vent!

    A few years ago I pulled all my stands out of the rec. area because I just got tired of all the bullshit and knuckleheads...good luck
  269. S

    Need a good butcher shop in N. County

    Bishers, they processed my last 2 deer and did a fine job.
  270. S

    Punta Banda

    Very good fishing this time of year for bass, shallow rockfish, halibut and yellowtail in the am. Ivan runs a good operation with local guides that speek good english and take the job serious. He has a couple of studio apts that he rents out by the night and across the street the family has a...
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    Does A22 suck more than normal this year?

    I've been out 12 mornings so far and its been all does and only 1 buck (very small fork). Almost all movement before 0630 except for yesterday morning when I saw a doe with two fawns around 0830. I'm sure the change in weather and crescent moon kept them wandering about later. Looking back at...
  272. S

    1st A22 filled for the year

    Any legal deer arrowed in this county is quite a accomplishment . Excellent table fare...better than most bucks. Good job
  273. S

    no love at agua hedionda

    The back area where you were can be very good for spot fin croaker with the right tackle and tide. The trick is to fish it at night, flood tide and full moon. Carolina rig, 2ft.leader /6lb floroc.,with FRESH ghost shrimp or blood worm and a long cast. There is a resident population of spot fin...
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    Any experience at La Salina

    Corral is good but I like Puerto Salina better. The ramp has a gradual slope good on any tide, a bar/cafe next to the ramp usually open at 0700 , good loading dock and security. The LaSalina hotel across form the marina has good food and rooms reasonable, no secure parking out front however...
  275. S

    Fitting out Sea-Doo

    Have a 3 seat Sea-Doo that I would like to fit-out for fishing and diving. Any info or tips would be very much appreciated, thanks.....Rob
  276. S

    California Bowmen Hunters

    Used to be a member, count me in.
  277. S

    Kern river ????

    Be sure to stop by the Kern River Brewery right on the highway. My favorite is the "Isabella Blond" which refer not only to the hot looking server but to a tasty brew as well. Enjoy
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    Hoyt Gamemaster 2

    Been shooting compounds for years and I was looking for a change. Never had much interest in going "traditionalist" but this bow really called out to me the first time I saw it. So I ordered one from Jim up at Willow Creek Archery and got it yesterday. Now I'm used to shooting tight groups at...
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    Leopard Shark Good Eating?

    Bleed and clean asap, if you can't atleast bleed , gut and pack it in ice for the trip home. Simple to clean just steak it out and use a very sharp filet knife to cut around the skin and cartilage disk. Rinse off steaks in cold water , marinate in thousand island dressing for a few hours and...
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    Good knife shop up in julian(Quinn Knives I think) good stuff , not cheep but you can handle it and are supporting local business. Head up there with your lady,have a good breakfast , come back with a pie and a knife.
  281. S

    Bad purchase

    Any outboard motor made by or for Montgomery Wards. When I eventually got the little hunk of shit to run, it exploded into flames catching the transom on fire.
  282. S

    Got this 4X4 buck just down the street

    Soak it in buttermilk if it seems a bit gamey.
  283. S

    San Diego Buck

    Thats a nice buck for any state especially for SD county, well done.
  284. S

    Frozen Squid

    I used to find it frozen at most any grocery store up until this past year, but its like they all stopped carrying it at once. It seemed to make better bait than the freezer burned stuff the tackle stores carry. Thanks for taking the time to reply and point me in the right direction.....Rob
  285. S

    Frozen Squid

    Looking for markets in the san diego area to buy fresh or fresh frozen squid....thanks, Rob
  286. S

    LA Bay Accomodations

    Stayed at the Villa Bahia for a week last month and it was good. The casitas were nice , bathrooms clean and the A/C ran only at night which was ok. Lots of ceiling fans and a frig. in the place we stayed in. Until that town gets 24hr power thats about as good as it gets. Large open palapa...
  287. S

    La Salina Tournament 6/16

    Well done Derek, with all the time invested in the area you deserve it.
  288. S

    Buying Real Estate in Baja

    The only property I consider safe and secure in Mexico is that which is driven or towed by me.
  289. S

    Since BD is community based. BD hunting site...

    Its nice to have one site that represents so cal fishing and hunting.....I say leave it as is.
  290. S

    First timer going to San Quintin in June....

    I prefer the Old Mill motel, been going there for years and never a problem.
  291. S

    Larry & Raquels LA Bay Info.

    Last I heard Larry hired a local woman to run the place for him, as he spends alot of his time in Ensenada. I'm not sure if anything has changed much good or bad. I'll be at Daggetts camp right next door at the end of June.
  292. S

    La Mision Calicos

    Fished out of La Salina not to long ago, good fishing for calico and sand bass to the north at punta mesquite and south toward salsapuedes. Cold water, slow retrieves and adding scent to the plastics made a big difference. Good luck. Oh, and you might keep a jig stick at the ready in case the...
  293. S

    One Last Hurrah for Bobcat Closer

    The biggest threat to the turkeys out there are those bob cats. They climb up into the trees at night and tear'em up in the roost. Well done Jeph, I dedicate my first tom this season to you.
  294. S

    Driving with deer,your opinions

    Last year I stuck my first San Diego buck. After gutting and dragging it into the utility trailer I was a little concerned about the "open display scene" from the rear. Anyone who has driven Hwy 78 WB from julian on a late sunday afternoon will know what I mean. So after I had the tag signed off...
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    Punta Rosarito/Miller's Landing next week

    Been there several times, the road in from the highway has always been a beating. Leave the bayrunner at home, the inflatable should be perfect. Good camping and inshore fishing for big sand/calico bass, halibut and sometimes seabass. About 9 hour drive from TJ, an hour to the beach after the...