This bay is a popular anchorage for yachts and sailboats sailing around Baja. Facing east, the bay is well protected from north winds that can cause problems for fly anglers. At the north end of the bay are the ruins of a mole pier, built in the 1920s to accommodate shipment of iron ore from the area. From this vantage point, you can look down into the clear water and see which species are lurking in the rocks or near the surface. It’s fun to see what might be waiting for your well-presented fly. When you have tired of this sport, walk about 500 yards to the south.
Here you are on a sandy beach where rooster, jacks, pargo, ladyfish and who knows what else, are patrolling and looking for a free meal. These fish are within easy casting distance which is the main reason you made the long drive to this beautiful bay. Types of Fish: Shore: Sandy beach to the south, rooster, jacks, ladyfish, giant needlefish, pompano and sierra. The rocky point at the north end yields cabrilla, grouper, pargo and triggerfish. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonita, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish. These species crash on baitballs of sardina. Offshore: Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and dorado travel through this area.
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