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Hello everyone, I am working on finalizing a trip running my 25' Davis to Cedros. So far two boats are going. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in buddy boating. We are leaving from Ensenada on June 2nd.

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Hello everyone,
I have had a bunch of PM's regarding this trip. I will try to answer all of the details here.

Let me start off by saying that I am still trying to iron out the dates. It's a little tough trying to figure out other people's schedules etc.

I have looked at the moon and it is full on the 15th. I would prefer to be home by then as the wind seems to blow more on the full. Looking at my calendar, June 2nd seems to be a good time to leave.

The plan is to run down to Ensenada and refuel. It's roughly 230 miles from Ensenada to the North tip of Cedros. According to Harold Davis, the sweet spot for my boat is about 14 knots. I will burn 6 gallons per hour (probably more like 5, but I want a safety factor).

If we run straight through, we can make it in 16 hours. I carry 130 gallons of fuel. I figure I will burn roughly 100 gallons. I would like to bring an additional 50 gallons, just to be safe. We will refuel at Turtle bay.


If we leave at 10 PM from Ensenada, we could be there by 2PM. That means only 1 night at sea and allows some time for fishing on the way down.

I understand that the seas may not allow a 14 knot cruise and the arrival time may vary. Another option is to run 100 miles and stay at San Martin for a break.

The options are many. It's a long run, but if all goes well it will be a great trip. Initial reports are that the big yellowtail are really biting.

I have spent quite a bit of time on my boat and am very comfortable on the water. I have trailered numerous times to Mag Bay and spend 5 days on the boat at a time. I have traveled up and down the coast on bigger yachts. I have been to Cedros a couple of times, but never really fished there.

I am a littel apprehensive about the weather, especially coming home. If it's bad, I have no problem pulling the plug at the last minute. I also don't have any problem sitting and waiting the weather out when it's time to come home.

As of now, I have one other boat confirmed. It's a 26' outboard boat.

I am open to any suggestions anyone may have, especially if you have done the trip before.
 

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Sounds like a great trip Paul.

I made the same trip two years ago in a 31' Whaler. We departed from Dana Point, stopped in Marina Coral and made our way down to Cedros.

It was a great trip and the fishing was epic. We had some nasty weather on our tail as we approached Cedros, high winds and 10-14' swells at our back doors. 8* When one came in sideways and flooded the cockpit, it got our attention. [email protected]

I have made two trips down there so far. One on a small private boat and the other on the M/V First String on a crew trip.

This guy ate a Calico I was reeling in so we had to bring it on deck to try and get the jig out! The boys hammered the breezing yellowtail on the irons in the lee.
 

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