Summer in Late October

With summer like temperatures in the mid 80’s, went out fishing again with tio Randy Champion on the 16th – his last day here at Bahia de Los Angeles and we focused on cabrilla all day and scored.

On the 17th I took Mr. JP and his good buddy Scott from Spain for a day on the water, landing some more tails and a few carilla.

Sunday the 20th I fished with Mr. Alan Belstains and his good friend Hector Lopez. The action was a bit slow on the tails and cabrilla but Alan landed a nice golden grouper that we caught and released.

Many thanks to our good friend Mr. Randy Champion for all time on the water with me and the fine gifts he brought down for my family and I. It was also great to see JP and Scott and many thanks to my friend Alan and Mr. Lopez.

Have a couple of days open before we head back to San Quintin – drop me an email if you’re coming down and want to go out fishing.


Captain Juan

Friends and Family Fun…

On Tuesday the 15th went out fishing with my good friend Randy Champion and since he was alone, we decided to take advantage of the great weather and my wife Maricela and our little one, Juananette joined us for a very fun day out on the water.

Good, continued action on yellowtail and Randy landed a very nice Leopard Grouper as well. Juananette even landed here very first fish!

Great fishing and great weather down here…

Heavy Competition…

On the 8th and 9th went out fishing with Mr. David Arraisa and his friends Braulio and Mack York. On the first day we headed out to Los Machos Reef where we landed a few big tails, then moved up the coastline running and gunning for leopard grouper. The fishing wasn’t wide open but we put several nice fish into the cooler.

The next day we fished Animas Reef for a few smallish tails and small seabass where we ran into some stiff competition from a few of the local sea lions who wanted to get into a game of tug of war with a few that we had hooked. So we made the decision to move further south and found very good yellowtail, cabrilla and the icing on the cake – a very nice gulfy.

The Santa Maria Reef was holding very good yellowtail, weather was great – flat, blue and 85 degrees. Very good fishing going on around several of the local reefs right now and it was fairly easing making bait at the ramp near town – even landed a small rooster in the process!

A beautiful big catamaran sitting anchored right now hails from the British Virgin Islands. It was really nice to see my good friends Captain Pepe Smith and El Chato – two of the oldest fisherman in Bola – along with Captain Joel Prieto, out fishing with Mr. Larry “handsome” Hansen and Marck Edison, aka El Marko.

Really fun times right now at Bahia de Los Angeles.


Captain Juan

Early October in BOLA…

We arrived here in Bahia de Los Angeles on the first of October and the internet here at my place has been very slow or none at all, hence the lack of reports up until now.

Fished with Rosarito Jimmy and Bad Luck Joe on the second and found some action on small yellowtails and a few cabrilla. Jimmy says he’s going to leave Joe at the dock next time.

A few days later, went out fishing for three days straight, the 6th through the 8th with my friends Mr. Ed Atckinson, Mike Fish and Dwight D Fishnhower. It was a bit slow on the 6th and then wide open on the big tails on 7th and 8th, fishing the Los Machos reef next to the big island.

Bait is plentiful near the ramp and there are fish in several of the reefs here; yellowtail, seabass, leopard grouper, gulfys and more.

Weather has been very nice and cool for this time of the season; upper 70’s to mid 80’s. Windy today but its been very good so far. Some very beautiful yachts anchored here in the bay right now.


Captain Juan

Talk Baja on White Seabass

Sunday September 22 – Out fishing with my friend Mr Ron Gomez Hoff (Talk Baja) who wanted to see the action on white seabass for himself.

The coastline was again socked in with this persistent marine layer but we easily made bait before heading south out of the bay where several pangas were already waiting on the action.

The fog stuck around pretty thick until late morning but it didn’t hurt the fishing much as Ron landed two very nice white seabass. Most of the other boats were catching as well. We crossed paths with Carl and Susan Duggan on their boat with their good friend Debbie Reed and saw the very nice 40+ pounder that Susan had landed after losing another big one earlier that broke off as it reached their boat.

Ron said that his freezer was almost full at home here at La Chorera and he’d be struggling to find room for the catch already so we made the decision to call it a day early. As we started heading back, the sun finally began breaking through and it was a beautiful, enjoyable boat ride back to the dock.

Very, very good fishing going in here out of the San Quintin Bay right now with a lot of very happy anglers!


Captain Juan

Great Bottom Fishing too…

Thursday, September 19th – Went out fishing with my friend and partner Rosarito Jimmy, his brother Tony and nephew Robby. We deep dropped for vermillions and lingcod and it turned out to be a very good day of fishing.

Yesterday and today spent some time out on the water with my brothers Frank and Eri Cook. The first day we deep dropped and today we looked for seabass but had no takers. Several of the other pangas in the local fleet had better luck today, scoring on the seabass where we struck out.

The weather is quite pleasant, in the mid to upper 70’s and the water temp was 65 with lots of good bait all around.

White Seabass on the local San Quintin Menu…

Sunday, September 15th

Great day for action on white seabass – we went 6 for 7 takedowns with the fish ranging from 18 to 55 pounds, all landed on krocodiles with a mac pinned on – a combo we call the JuanBurger.

My new friends from SandyEggo, CA- Alain Fisher, Estevan Pescamucho and Mark Pescador were all very happy with their fine catches. Also saw a small pod of killer whales that cruised by.

Nice and balmy weather here in the upper 70’s with water temp of 65. Lots of good bait around right now.