Bahia de Los Angeles

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  1. WHEREtheFISHare86

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    My Fist time heading down there. I am going at the end of October. Any tips or info about fishing down there, and gear to bring would be appreciated. Staying at Campo Archelon.
     
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    You're probably not going for Spottys, but a 3-4" Crocodile jigged just off the bottom is all you need for those. Big ones down there!
    Also watch your stuff! We got robbed blind!
     
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    Im curious myself. Heading down there in three weeks and can give you some better feedback on gear/tackle and a fish report afterwards.
     
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    How hard is the drive down there, are there a lot of stops in which one could fill up on gas? Just curious what kind of milage one would need and if my SUV could make it down there if there are not enough stops. Thanks!
     
  5. WHEREtheFISHare86

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    Thank you for the advice guys. I should have stated I will doing a little bit of everything down there. Bringing a couple fly rods, some iron rods and dropper loop 2 speed setup. We are camping on the beach/palapas. Bringing a small valco boat with a 25hp boat. Possibly kayaks as well. We are good group of fisherman.. Just my first time down there. Roncador are you fishing that fresh dead squid on a jighead or dropper for the yellows? When were you down there last?
     
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    Bring some Game Changers for the fly rod - in October the roosterfish will be there - walk the beaches looking for them crashing mullet in a few feet of water. In October I'll be in Gonzaga Bay doing the same thing. Lots of places to fill up on the way down - still no gas station at the turn to LA Bay, but there are pickups at the turnoff with 55 gallon drums of gas if you need it. Pay attention through all the little towns on the way down and make complete stops at all stop signs. Watch for the Topes too - some of them are really nasty...
     
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    I already mentioned this, but, don't leave your camp unattended. Also when we were there, there were little foxes that chewed the valves off of our ice chests to get the water.
     
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    Watch for the wind from the north, if it gets windy just go to shore and wait it out. I got caught out about 3 miles out one time with 3 people in a 14’ Valco and. 20hp Johnson, just headed into the waves real slow. If you must fish and it’s to windy to go out just fish 20 ft out and catch all the spotted bay bass you want. This was at least 45 years ago. Just watch the wind
     
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    All types of hardbaits will work. The Pinto Bass and Cabrilla down there are hungry and make short work of plastics. Like others said we brought lots of Crocodiles of all sizes and caught all kinds of stuff right off the beach even small YT that showed up in the early mornings. We also snorkeled up some rock scallops that we cut up and caught a bunch of snappers on. Tasty!
    Fishing on a Panga we had a huge Manta surface right next to our boat such an amazing sight. Be ready for anything and don't forget first aid kit and Mex insurance
     
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    X2 on this... Chubascos come up quick and are no joke -- seriously. October's late in the season, but still... Be safe.
     
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    Thank you Baja_Traveler for the dope! Have you had much success on the roosters in Bay of LA area? My buddy has only got one down there in many years of going. How's the surface iron fishing from the beach? Should I just stick to the fly and plastics from the beach?
     
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    X3 on this one as well. I used to pull a 17’ Gregor / 50 Mercury all up and down Baja, and I had several close calls, and one in particular out of Puerto Citos that should have killed all 3 of us. The wind can pick up very fast, and the swells get really sharp and steep. Definitely pay attention to the breeze, it can turn into wind in an hour that actually picks up pebbles off the sand.
     
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    Don't even bother using plastics - the triggerfish and puffers will just chew them to pieces and destroy them. Crocodiles, Kastmasters, flatfalls, mint/white irons - all go-to lures for Baja. Roosterfish are hit and miss, but they have already been seen crashing the beach further north, so they should be there too. Bring a 6 or 8 weight and throw small clousers off the beach in the evenings too for Corvina, or a bass rod and small Kastmasters or rapalas.

    And its Puertecitos...
     
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    How different is it driving in Mexico, I would like to explore more of Baja, but am a little scared to drive there.
     
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    Just don’t drive at night and drive slow, watch for the big trucks
     
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    Cant stress enough how vigilant you must be with your gear, etc.
    It's gotten bad down there in terms of theft & crime.
    Be careful
    Be prepared
    Stay safe
     
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    The lady is driving to Mulege on Friday and La Paz after that.. one hell of a brutal drive is right. Bummed I can’t go and fish due to work.
     
  18. WHEREtheFISHare86

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    anybody been down to Bay of LA this year?
     
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    No but I saw a video of someone dumping TONS of oil off their vessel last week in to the water. Crappy..
     
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    Yeah that’s what I believe what they were doing in the video. Definitely was a lot of fuel/oil if I can find the link I’ll share the video!
     
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