I only get down to Baja a few times a year so I don't post much!!! We headed down Highway 5 through Mexicali and had an easy border crossing...if you have to get tourist permits it is soooo easy at Mexicali East crossing...parking to the left before crossing and you can pay right there. Giant motorcycle rally was happening in San Felipe so we dealt with them the first part of the journey. Mostly seeing them pulled over trying to work on their bikes! La Ventana was packed! Stopped at San Luis Gonzaga and partied with Captain Juan Cook for a while and his wife Maricela brought out a scallop and yellowtail sashimi plate to die for!!!!!!!!!! Highway 5 was in great shape but don't tell anyone, ok? Big rigs are starting to use it more and more. Stayed at Los Vientos. First day out with Joel the winds were howling! We tried to head north towards Guadalupe Bay but just had to turn back...but Joel has the spirit and we tucked around the back side of Isla Smith for some calm waters and wide open Leopard Grouper casting towards shore. Charkbaits worked the best. A day that could have been a disaster was saved with a full cooler of cabrilla. (That night the winds were easily 30 mph sustained and gusts much higher...even through closed doors and windows sand built up!!!!). Next day much better and headed north again for some wide open Huachinango fishing and other bottom fish...yellows not around. Third day headed south for yellows and birds were diving everywhere. Large yellows at the surface but you had to be quick. Pink and blue deadhead lures and old standby scrambled egg salas did the trick. Harvested some gold spotted bass for the freezer and as always with Joel, the fishing was amazing. Bait was easy with many large mackerels. Water temps around 65'. Also went up to Mission San Borja on our day off and it still is really a great day trip. Highly recommended if you've never done it.