Offshore Any report from 9-mile bank?

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seaquinn

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I want to take my kids to some kelp paddies, if any action, and the Mex. License issue is a hassle. Any reports from local 9-mile bank area?

Thanks!
 
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Albondiga

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Jun 22, 2012
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Went and looked Saturday 6-23-2012. Lots of life; birds (terns, gulls, pelicans, cormorants, and shearwaters), dolphins, whales.

Water temp was between 64 and 65 degrees, with some nice solid current breaks. The warmer water was on the inside of the escarpment. The coldest water was out by the buoy (63.8).

I found very few kelp paddies, and the ones I saw had no game fish. They were loaded with YOY (baby) rockfish, and halfmoons. Lots of salps and other jellies around, and there were schools of baby jack macs that were cruising by.

One area had no kelp paddy, but there were birds working, so we hopped in. There were huge dense balls of krill. Swimming through those I saw that there were thousands of baby squid (about 4 inches) annihilating the krill from below, and pushing them up to the birds above. Quite a sight to see, but still no game fish.

We saw a huge mole cruising and one guy hopped in and rode it like a bull. He did not make it more than a few seconds.

Nice day to go out and take a look, but nada but cool videos to show for it.
 

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cjacobs

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We trolled around there yesterday on way home from San Martin for nothing..The water was warm and blue.. We bought the mexican visas for $37 a pop, wont do that again. Was told nobody is checking them. We didnt see any Mexican officials on our 400+ mile trip. ID's and passports or birth certs should be brought. Good luck!!
 
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Albondiga

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My report was from the US side of the bank. Boat not insured in Mexico, so I wait for the fish to come to me to avoid the hassle.

Latest Tempbreak image is looking promising. Looks like it is getting hot all over on the 1-day composite image. The food was there, so the fish should head in as soon as the water is ready.
 
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Albondiga

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My video from Saturday's diving out there.

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Bane1

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Nice vid! Question though... not afraid of large toothy critters? I dive kelp beds, but have only been in the blue once to clear kelp from a through-hull.
 
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caddoctor

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The VISA THING is not a scam they are boarding people at times---I know this first hand they were making there rounds -boarded three boats next to us -we left before but confirmed by the other boaters-----the more of you that say its a joke the more itS pissing the mexican boys off-DONT YOU THINK THEY READ THIS--
 
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smassey1

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It is a scam
boat is coming out of San diego bay to check visas
people on boat will not present ID when asked
boat is not even registered
in order to get valid visa you need a passport and mex immigration official to stamp it.
not avail on scam boat
until the mex navy actually enforces it
which they are not
it is very obvious that Mx Tourist Assist is running a scam
If you are within 72 miles of boarder you don't need a visa i believe if staying for less than 3 days. NAFTA agreement
 
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gecsr1

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It is a scam
boat is coming out of San diego bay to check visas
people on boat will not present ID when asked
boat is not even registered
in order to get valid visa you need a passport and mex immigration official to stamp it.
not avail on scam boat
until the mex navy actually enforces it
which they are not
it is very obvious that Mx Tourist Assist is running a scam
If you are within 72 miles of boarder you don't need a visa i believe if staying for less than 3 days. NAFTA agreement

"I quote from the Visa Thread " see below........
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</td> </tr> </tbody></table> Hi all,

I have been doing been some research and fishermens landing is no longer selling the visas or requiring their passengers to have them. Call Dana Landing to inqure. I was told that the Mex Assist boat was apprehended off the coast of San Diego earlier this week, taken into customs and it was discovered that they were doing illegal business.





Now lets see what happens next...................:hali_olutta:
 
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