This long, open bay is close to two large towns: Loreto to the south and Mulege to the north. Because it takes a bit of dirt road travel, this area is not very busy. Fishing along the shoreline of Bahía San Nicholas can be productive, but the real attraction here is off Isla San Ildefonso. Dorado, sailfish, marlin, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna are all around Ildefonso island. You can usually hire pangas in the small villages of San Nicolas and La Ramalita that can take you out to fish the shore-to-island waters. Driving to this area is a one-route option.
Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas, cabrilla, grouper, triggerfish, pompano and croaker. Sandy areas, jacks, rooster, pompano, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonito, sierra, jacks, barracuda, triggerfish, cornet fish, needlefish. Offshore: Dorado, sailfish, marlin, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use.
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