First trip BOLA

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by Skylane, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Skylane

    Skylane Newbie

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    Stephen
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    I decided to plan a trip to BOLA in my Cessna 182. I am brand new to ocean fishing and was hoping to get into some good fish. After reading on here I decided BOLA was going to give me a good chance. After many recommendations on here I was hoping to hook up with Rafa Cuevas.
    Departed Redlands 8/28 at 1:00 pm after customs in San Felipe, landed BOLA about 5:00pm. After getting taxi they called Rafa on radio and we were able to schedule next 2 days with him.
    Started out 5am catching bait, then out to a spot and bam yellow tail in first 30 seconds of fishing. Tons of yellow tail and some bass. Rafa said we hooked into a huge Black Sea bass but because of inexperience we couldn’t keep it out of the rocks and broke off 100lb line. Overall was a great trip and really enjoyed Rafa and could not recommend him more. Thank you everyone for your reports and advice on here otherwise I would have never had the confidence or knowledge to take on such a great adventure.
    Oh and to top trip off we made it over to swim with the whale sharks!!

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  2. BloodyL

    BloodyL Throwing everything I got

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    Rafa is a great old school fisherman.
    Nice call on your part.
     
  3. bobrehfuss

    bobrehfuss Ruffo

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    What a great first trip. Hope you have many more to come :)
     
  4. Fish Sniper

    Fish Sniper Member

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    Great first trip. Rafa was the first guide that took me fishing in BOLA way back in '84. He was just starting his guide service, he borrowed an aluminum boat to take me and my family out and like they say the rest is history. Been going back every year since then.
    Thanx for the report.
     
  5. noslow64

    noslow64 Well-Known "Member"

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    must be nice to fly in.... 8-)
     
  6. Skylane

    Skylane Newbie

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    I am hooked. Already looking for the next trip. I have always fished the sierras and usually the trout I catch are not much bigger then the mackerels we caught for bait. I still love fly fishing the creeks but nothing like fighting a huge fish.
     
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  7. Skylane

    Skylane Newbie

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    Made it very nice. Took a little over 3 hours total travel from my house in Yucaipa. Plus can’t beat the view flying along the coast line.
     
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  8. fish&snow

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    Very cool. I was out there this weekend. Simply amazing.
     
  9. MagBayCo

    MagBayCo Promoter

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    What is your range flying?

    There is an airstrip in Lopez Matoes , Bahia Magdalena, BCS and some great locals to put you on the fish..
     
  10. Skylane

    Skylane Newbie

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    I can go about 500 miles before fuel stop. Just have to plan out where to get gas. Would love to plan a trip to new locations.
     
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  11. Dadandkidyellows

    Dadandkidyellows Newbie

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    wow thats so awesome i want to fly there too
     
  12. 24baja

    24baja Newbie

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    Rafa and his family are wondrful people. And a great guide!
     

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