San Quintin shore fishing???

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Going to be saying in San Quintin for a family weekend over labor day. Might not be able to get out on a panga for the day, which would be ideal. If not is there any decent shore/surf fishing areas to try?
 
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c sick

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Down on the beaches south of Cielito lindo bar hotel,ask around for the way on to the beach that you can drive on for miles. Sandcrab is the best bait. We'll be there too on that weekend maybe we will see you on the beach. Good luck
 
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castone001

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Down on the beaches south of Cielito lindo bar hotel,ask around for the way on to the beach that you can drive on for miles. Sandcrab is the best bait. We'll be there too on that weekend maybe we will see you on the beach. Good luck

Awesome! thanks for the tip, although im not sure where that is? I know where the Old Mill is and we are staying at the Mission Santa Maria.
 
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pura vida

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Going to be saying in San Quintin for a family weekend over labor day. Might not be able to get out on a panga for the day, which would be ideal. If not is there any decent shore/surf fishing areas to try?

If you go to the Oyster farmers area across the bay, there is a road that goes out to the Pacific and its good fishing along the rocks.
 
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Leslie. Christensen

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    Cielito Lindos next door, you can get to beach from your hotel, it depends on what your driving, lots of beach access south of you, probably light spinning gear, you want to have 4wd and or a buddy to drive some of these beaches, they are not crowded, you might wait a while for help. You should be able to get a boat , PM one of the guys on BD they will hooke you up, Socorro beach launch guys are close and I think it's lobster season, lobster and wsb can't beet that, good luck
     
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    Leslie. Christensen

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    Cielito Lindos next door, you can get to beach from your hotel, it depends on what your driving, lots of beach access south of you, probably light spinning gear, you want to have 4wd and or a buddy to drive some of these beaches, they are not crowded, you might wait a while for help. You should be able to get a boat , PM one of the guys on BD they will hooke you up, Socorro beach launch guys are close and I think it's lobster season, lobster and wsb can't beet that, good luck
     
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    El Hefe

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    You got some good late afternoon high tides that weekend or catch it early morning on those tides.
    Sand crabs work great if you can catch some or use some of the gulp baits or plastic grub worms.
    Right in front of your hotel can be real good. or check out the beaches just south of there like Pabellon.
    Light spinning gear works just fine. you can use your hands or a kitchen pasta strainer for sand crabs
    10lb line or lighter is good some 3oz pyrimid sinkers some asst. eggsinkers and some sz 1 - 4 bait hooks.
    A sand rod holder if your tired of holding the rod and just want to kick back and drink a beer.
    Have fun
     
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    Leslie. Christensen

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    De nada, hey now ya got the trucks, here's the spot. Turn right next to military base, follow the dirt a ways, the road splits, take road up over hill to beach, go south. This will take you to mouth of bay, small sandy beach inside point. Lots of grass, turns rocky then sometimes kelp. Big surfcasting stuff 20 to 30lb take some squid, Sardine, gulp, cast out past the grass and leave it. Play around with the the small stuff along beach. Fish hi tide to low. Fish line up here to eat as food rushes out of bay. 60,70 lb wsb caught within 30 40 yards of beach pangas drifting at low tide, halibut, sand and calico bass also possible, AAA has good maps, tourism office as you come into town will dial it in for you I got a 60 on the grass on 5 inch big hammer start of drift re d,brown with some sardine scent, about 30 yards off beach,low tide. It's a long shot but would make good story. Cielito Lindo, crab by kilo,and margaritas that will spoil you.
     
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    rayork938

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    Hey reviving this thread. I'm heading down the peninsula to do some beach camping in SQ. Never done any surf fishing before but have always meant to and I know that beach is a great spot for it.

    Any ideas what's biting this time of year? Recommendations for bait, tackle, etc? Going to get a pretty basic rig for this and just plan to have fun.
     
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    Leslie. Christensen

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    Hey, just got back, should think about a boat 1 day , great time of the year. Sand crabs always good on beach, squid is nice, for sport rays will wear you out, halibut is possible, perch . Picking your spot will make a big difference, next to riptide off rocky points, some plastics can work. Have fun learn as you go. Stop at oyster farm on way out. Pry shellfish off rocks you will catch something.
     
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    surf launch

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    Drive out on the sand spit toward the estuary mouth. ........not bad but I'd have a 4x4 just in case as can be soft in places. Here is your best shot at perch and halibut; 7'6 (at least) rod with a 5/8 to 1 ounce Krock on 12 to 15 pound test. OR you can bait up with squid strips or frozen shrimp (bring it along) carolina rigged. You can't count on the sand crabs always being there but the barred perch just love chunk shrimp and is stays on the hook well. Try to time with the in coming tide as much less debris in the water. They don't call SQ Bay; "The big eel grass salad bowl for nothing!"

    Good luck......

    Rob
     
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