Surf fishing San Felipe

killerfin

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Sep 6, 2006
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santa ana
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Felipe
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Your Mama
I have been to San felipe for Tony Reyes trips only but looking to go surf fishing down there this weekend. Has any ony had any luck down there? Any help is appricated..
 

hyperiodic

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Sep 8, 2010
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Fished down there 2 weeks ago on my way to Gonzaga. Megabaits and Swimbaits. Orange mouth corvina were everywhere. Caught the usual bay bass and triggerfish. Nothing really out of the ordinary. Only fished it for a few hours.
 

Gil Marlin

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Nov 27, 2003
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Laguna Percebu Baja Norte
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Scott
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19.655' Aluminum
Fished down there 2 weeks ago on my way to Gonzaga. Megabaits and Swimbaits. Orange mouth corvina were everywhere. Caught the usual bay bass and triggerfish. Nothing really out of the ordinary. Only fished it for a few hours.
Yep, the large ones were there 2 weeks ago 20+ lbs. I don't know if they still are, but it's worth hiring a Panga if they are. Incoming tide usually is the best time, what beach were you planning on trying???
 

killerfin

You fight like a girl !!!
Sep 6, 2006
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Felipe
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Your Mama
Yep, the large ones were there 2 weeks ago 20+ lbs. I don't know if they still are, but it's worth hiring a Panga if they are. Incoming tide usually is the best time, what beach were you planning on trying???
By the malicon all the way down by where the mother ship docks .I have never surfed fished that area at all but if you have a suggestion please let me, No not looking for you prime spot just looking to catch fish and relax down there for the weekend. </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN>
 

Gil Marlin

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Nov 27, 2003
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I've never fished in front of town before, I would think the beaches south of the Marina would be better. I fish south and north of my place in Percebu, the key is finding a spot with some rocks or clay outcroppings from my experience. A trip south to Puertocitos is only an hours drive and you can fish from the rocks or the sand...
 

killerfin

You fight like a girl !!!
Sep 6, 2006
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santa ana
Name
Felipe
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Your Mama
I've never fished in front of town before, I would think the beaches south of the Marina would be better. I fish south and north of my place in Percebu, the key is finding a spot with some rocks or clay outcroppings from my experience. A trip south to Puertocitos is only an hours drive and you can fish from the rocks or the sand...
Thanks
I give that a try if all fails I will rent a panga
 

hyperiodic

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Sep 8, 2010
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Yeah what killerfin said. Anywhere there are rocks I would fish. Using the cut squid you can catch fish all day and night. Mostly small grunts, stingrays, catfish, and Spotted Bay Bass. With the occasional trigger, hogfish and some dark brown stripped fish with the craziest, most sharp teeth I have ever seen; literally a mouth full of needles.
A Few weeks ago, I literally caught 20-25 corvina in a few hours. Mostly orange mouth, and a few shortfin. There are a lot of shrimp in the water, so maybe using those for bait would be an idea, an expensive idea. I fished farther south, from one of the camps. I don't remember the name but it was right before the giant cactus garden. There were rocks there, and the time was incoming.

Swimbaits always worked for me but it seems like every fish in the Sea of Cortez has some sharp-ass teeth; be prepared to use a lot of soft plastics. Like I said before, Megabaits (or any knife-type jig) also work great. Rapala type minnow baits work well, especially for trolling.

Good luck
 

nordic flyer

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Feb 18, 2008
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Hunt Bch
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Dain
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Yeah what killerfin said. Anywhere there are rocks I would fish. Using the cut squid you can catch fish all day and night. Mostly small grunts, stingrays, catfish, and Spotted Bay Bass. With the occasional trigger, hogfish and some dark brown stripped fish with the craziest, most sharp teeth I have ever seen; literally a mouth full of needles.
A Few weeks ago, I literally caught 20-25 corvina in a few hours. Mostly orange mouth, and a few shortfin. There are a lot of shrimp in the water, so maybe using those for bait would be an idea, an expensive idea. I fished farther south, from one of the camps. I don't remember the name but it was right before the giant cactus garden. There were rocks there, and the time was incoming.

Swimbaits always worked for me but it seems like every fish in the Sea of Cortez has some sharp-ass teeth; be prepared to use a lot of soft plastics. Like I said before, Megabaits (or any knife-type jig) also work great. Rapala type minnow baits work well, especially for trolling.

Good luck
That is great advise!
 

Sherm

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May 16, 2006
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Scott
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I've never fished in front of town before, I would think the beaches south of the Marina would be better. I fish south and north of my place in Percebu, the key is finding a spot with some rocks or clay outcroppings from my experience. A trip south to Puertocitos is only an hours drive and you can fish from the rocks or the sand...

Ditto. Puertocitos has much better shore fishing. Crocs and plastics and Gulp baits work well.
 

LilFishBaja

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May 25, 2006
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Clairemont/San Felipe
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Mondo
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Kayak/L.R.
Ive never seen Corvina over 20lbs in SFB.. If ya get anything over 20 lbs that a croaker and not a white sea bass, toss it back... You can get in some hot water...
 

Gil Marlin

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Nov 27, 2003
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Laguna Percebu Baja Norte
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Scott
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Ive never seen Corvina over 20lbs in SFB.. If ya get anything over 20 lbs that a croaker and not a white sea bass, toss it back... You can get in some hot water...
They are Orange Mouth Corvina like the ones the Salton Sea used to be stocked with...
 

Jalos11

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Sep 5, 2011
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West Covina, California
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Javier
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Shogun
I fished off the beach next to El Dorado about 9 kilometers north of town, had little luck using cut squid I took down with me, caught a few small boca dulce (sweet mouth), after taking a ride out to the dock where the tony reyes loads up, off the rocks on cut squid it is every cast a quick, spotted bay bass or trigger fish, or an assortment of fish I dont really know their name, but use a long rod they tend to run into the rocks.
The pangas charge $40 per person and I think that is a way to go but since I went there for the shrimp festival I needed to stay on land this trip