San Felipe Tony Reyes

Discussion in 'Baja Bytes By Gary Graham' started by Quez58, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Quez58

    Quez58 Newbie

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Joe Enriquez
    Boat:
    Eyes
    • Messages:
      (3)
    • Likes Received:
      (8)
    Just came back from San Felipe fishing on the Tony Reyes Charter. Caught a 45lb sea bass, a lot of YT. Has anyone else fished the Tony Reyes?. My first time. Experiences and feedback?
    Any suggestions on another charter somewhere else in Baja similar? Any suggestions or feedback appreciated.
     
    Tunahead, Tackleho619 and glass3s like this.
  2. Warlord

    Warlord Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Steve
    Boat:
    22' Supreme Wakeboard Boat
    • Messages:
      (339)
    • Likes Received:
      (326)
    My dad went years ago. My brother and I are doing it in April. I’ll be following.
     
    Tunahead likes this.
  3. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    el cajon
    Name:
    chad
    Boat:
    26 blackman MADRUGADOR II For sale ,13'6 gregor hoopster
    • Messages:
      (2,646)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,944)
    I'm going in october .other then the yt and a nice sea bass how was the trip ?
     
    Tunahead likes this.
  4. Quez58

    Quez58 Newbie

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Joe Enriquez
    Boat:
    Eyes
    • Messages:
      (3)
    • Likes Received:
      (8)
    The food was good, deck hands great. But crossing the border into Mexicali, there was major construction going on, near the immigration office to pickup visa, $30 now, no parking, had to use parking garage and walk to office. Immigration office is still in same place, need to go around. They said construction should be done in 20 days from September.
    Ask border agent about immigration office And parking.

    Once we all finished with visa’s, we drove straight to the boat, there will be security (Arturo) pick your room, I prefer the top floor. Put some items to show someone has the room, like sleeping bag and pillow, maybe ice chest. You can pay a little money to security if you want. I speak fluent Mexican (Spanish) and helps a lot. But they understand English, but speak very broken English.

    Boat #9 great guide, I wasn’t that lucky, my boat #3 a little lazy in the afternoon, but put us on fish. We caught the second most fish. Bring a disignated sibiki reel and rod, save you time breaking down other set-ups. We caught plenty of Mackerel , only lasts for morning fishing. We brought frozen squid as our cut bait until we caught enough Bonita.

    Some stayed on boat, to hot for me.

    I stayed at the Red Lobster $50, Tony Reyes special.
     
    Tunahead, Tackleho619 and madrugador like this.
  5. Warlord

    Warlord Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Steve
    Boat:
    22' Supreme Wakeboard Boat
    • Messages:
      (339)
    • Likes Received:
      (326)
    Joe,
    Any tips on techniques and gear? Things to bring that make the trip better?
     
    Tunahead likes this.
  6. coastalwerks

    coastalwerks Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    San Diego, CA USA
    Name:
    Lance De Guzman
    Boat:
    Local Kine!
    • Messages:
      (1,792)
    • Likes Received:
      (284)
    Booked for this trip next year and would love to hear some tips on gear recommendations and techniques.
     
    Tunahead likes this.
  7. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    el cajon
    Name:
    chad
    Boat:
    26 blackman MADRUGADOR II For sale ,13'6 gregor hoopster
    • Messages:
      (2,646)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,944)
    40-50-60 is what i used most . Bring lots of iron . I recomend the jri 6 and 66 as they are heavier .lots of lead again lots of lead . 12,16 and 20 . If you want to fish grouper bring some heavy gear . Pm me if you want more info .
     
    Tunahead and coastalwerks like this.
  8. coastalwerks

    coastalwerks Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    San Diego, CA USA
    Name:
    Lance De Guzman
    Boat:
    Local Kine!
    • Messages:
      (1,792)
    • Likes Received:
      (284)
    Thanks Madrugador, will send pm soon on Q’s.
     
  9. stank

    stank Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Norwalk, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Boat:
    None
    • Messages:
      (660)
    • Likes Received:
      (468)
    I did it years ago and we slayed ‘em numbers wise.

    I think they used the Longfin as their US agent. I remember the jugs and gear they recommended was spot on. Wish I would have bought more.

    Pretty tough to beat for the money.
     
    jer dog likes this.
  10. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

    Location:
    Garden Grove
    Name:
    Gerry
    Boat:
    One that floats
    • Messages:
      (7,156)
    • Likes Received:
      (3,486)
    if you plan on fishing for Grouper,
    I would pick up, a Few wire coated grouper Rigs,
    and put A short Piece Of Mono, on
    the Bottom, for the sinker For A Brake away.
     
  11. Quez58

    Quez58 Newbie

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Joe Enriquez
    Boat:
    Eyes
    • Messages:
      (3)
    • Likes Received:
      (8)
    Depends on month, I went in September, water warm so fish were deeper, mostly bottom fished, some trolling. Nothing better than live bait, mackerel, bring a set up just for mackerel lite spln reel and rod , sabiki rigs ones that glow under lite.

    Sinkers I used 12-16-20 oz.

    Hooks - 7-8/0
    Single hooks on lures, 8-9-10/0

    Cooler months fish are on top, different type of fishing, more trolling, surface irons, feathers. Casting.

    Bring some frozen squid, you will run out of live bait. Make sure you keep all the Bonita, good for cut bait also, and will be used for the big seabass and grouper, we used 5lb Bonita on a 11/0 , I personally used 300lb mono with 11/0 crimped. Remember lots of rocks.
    It’s like rail rod fishing, if you have some nice graphics on you rod bring protection, fish will take to rail, your on a ponga boat.
    Bring a cushion or seat for your Ass.
    A chair to sit on at the top deck,
    They have no extra clean ice, but they have a freezer for your personal ice.
    Bring extra water keep in your room.
    We hit a bunch bees a couple days, if you’re allergic bring something, and first aid kit.

    For big fish day, and captain will let you know, need at least a minimum of 80lb, I brought 100lb setup.

    Blue/white lures worked the best, also pink deep divers like repalas.

    The water at the deepest was about 200 feet.
    I mainly used my JX/2sp with 50lb braid w/ 40 mono top no flourocarbin, fish no finicky like tuna. I was. Catching doubles YF no problem. Also, they fish on full strike mode keep fish from going to rocks.

    Hope this helps alittle. Take lots of pictures.
     
    Warlord and coastalwerks like this.
  12. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

    Location:
    Garden Grove
    Name:
    Gerry
    Boat:
    One that floats
    • Messages:
      (7,156)
    • Likes Received:
      (3,486)
    while jigging, if you catch A Small Barracuda
    send that thing Down on your Grouper Set up,
    right away, and be ready for A Hell of
    A Bite as soon as it hits Bottom,
    button down Drag , and hold on Tight.
     
  13. Saponi73

    Saponi73 Desert Fisherman

    Location:
    Phoenix,Az
    Name:
    Drew
    Boat:
    None
    • Messages:
      (128)
    • Likes Received:
      (43)
    Try the mainland side across from puertocitos. Puerto lobos has great fishing. Fishinginlobos.com
     

Share This Page