Santo Tomas Weekend Recon...

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by cortezpirasea, May 17, 2017.

  1. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    Russell
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    Banditos were hard at work in Santo Tomas. A motor was stolen off of my buddies panga and in order to take it they just loaded it up in another panga with a motor and stole that too! :appl:Rough place. Man, I love it there. Weather was cold and water looked a little dirty but the white seabass didn't seem to mind. One of the pic's shows the hole at the end of the ramp. No bueno.

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  2. surf launch

    surf launch Member

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    Rob
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    I used to dive and fish there a lot back in the 80's and 90's. Car topped either my 12' zodiac or 14' aluminum mirro craft in and just set up camp on the beach. Very different place back then, just families of fishermen, great people and always safe. Then something very wrong happened to the village. It became a place were many of the dregs of society hang (or hide out) and many of the good folks were pressured to move their families out.

    I too went in there on a recon trip a few years back hoping for signs of positive change, but for not. Spent about half an hour walking around, checking out the ramp and talked to a few people. One guy was a LA gang member hiding out "on the lamb" in there from the states. He asked if he could buy one of our pass ports.....don't think so. We also heard that meth was a real problem in the community. Upon getting out of the truck a negative vibe from the area was almost palpable. We both really felt like we were not wanted and didn't wait long to head back to the highway.

    Puerto Santo Thomas has a lot to offer when the situation in there changes for the better and hopefully soon.
     
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  3. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    Nothing good happens there anymore, You are spot on right about the place. Even the surrounding area is no longer any fun.
     
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    surf launch Member

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    Perhaps in a way, Puerto Santo Thomas is "too isolated" for its own good. What a shame.....
    BTW, thanks for the report
     
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  5. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    That really really sucks..
    That was the road trip spot for me and the shogun crew back when..
    Some of the best fishin days I've ever had happened there ...the locals were always super friendly and lookin to trade.. getting jacked at the border by the motorcycle cops was enough to stop me from goin now with this news this area will only be a memory for me..
    That bloooowwwwssss...!!!
     
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