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Fishing with my good friend Bud Brittain, we spent the weekend at San Quintin and fished with Kelly on his 25? Parker ?Offshore IV? Sat. 5-17 and Sun 5-18.

I left work in San Bernardino Friday afternoon at 3pm and picked Bud up in San Diego at around 4:30 pm. We crossed the border at a little after 5pm.

Stopped for gas a few miles past Rosarito, and continued on to Ensenada, where the Trailero taco stand was already busy with customers, enjoying fine cuisine of tacos al cabar, carne asada, and carnitas, yum yum! We gobbled down numerous tacos, and wow, were they delicious!

Continuing on to San Quitin, we traveled through the hills and made good time, fortunately not being held up by any slow trucks. Made the turn out to the Old Mill at the end of the town, in San Quintin at 10:00 pm. Reaching Don Eddie?s next to the Old Mill in about 20 minutes, through rugged dirt roads, we walked over to Unit 14, where Dennis and friends were enjoying a nice fire pit, with a serene background of the Bay! Spent a few minutes chatting with the guys, with a cold beer in hand, before checking in, and receiving our keys for unit #7.

Woke up at 5am, and headed over to the lobby at Don Eddie?s. The coffee was great. Kelly arrived shortly after and said, let?s go fishing!

Day one fishing Sat. 5-17-08

Loaded our gear in Kelly?s boat, a 25? Parker, with a 225 HP, Four Stroke Honda. Following us out was Denis & gang with Kelly?s son Oscar at the helm. The fog was thick, so we made our way out slowly.

We stopped to make bait at the end of the bay, Mackerel, Green & Spanish, some sardines, a few lizard fish, which Bud said the Halibut love. Finished and headed out to San Martin Island, targeting Yellowtail, Halibut and anything else that wanted to chew.

It was a slow crawl out, with a bumpy ocean, swells close together, and lots of fog. We arrived at San Martin Island around 8:30 am. The water temp was encouraging at 59 degrees, up a few degrees from earlier in the week. We began drifting for tails, then slow trolling, no such luck, so we moved into the cove to drift for Halibut. Bud got a good bite on a Lizard fish, but it unbuttoned. He later caught a smaller Halibut on a white plastic.

After some time we gave up on the Halibut, and Kelly put us on a dynamite shallow water rockfish stone, in about 90? of water.

The Reds were on the chew, as I found the 15 lb test line and a plastic combo to their liking.




Another look.



Bud and myself with some big Reds



The big Calico bass were very active, and these guys were fun to catch, all released.



Myself and Kelly with Big Calico Bass.

http://myfishingpics.com/]

Another look.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_008.jpg

The bigger whitefish were also on the chew. Here I am with a nice one. Notice Bud hooked up in the background.



Another look.



Called it a day after trying a few deep water spots on the way home which were not holding.

We showered and cleaned up for a big barbecue over at Unit 14 with Denis (owner of Action ).

Bud and Denis hanging out at Don Eddies, with a beautiful background shot of the bay.



Denis is some kind of cook, look at this spread of a fabulous Barbecue, which includes fried Calimari, fresh Red Vermillion, Lingcod, barbecued chicken stuffed with cream cheese, and sirloin steak with giant baked potatoes! Yikes, I can hardly walk back to the room. Well that was because of too many beers, wine, margaritas, and shots of JD. Life is really good! A balmy evening to boot.

Look at this feast on the Barbie.

http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-]

The whole Gang having a great time outside on the patio at Unit 14.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_015.jpg


Day two-Sun 5-18

We again woke up to fog, after picking up some hot coffee from the Don Eddie dining room, Kelly launched into the muck. The visibility was about 100 yards. We quickly made bait, and headed back over to San Martin Island.

The water was almost grease, and made the run out to the island much more pleasant. Yuck, the water temps had dropped 2 degrees to 57, and had turned an ugly brown. We again slow trolled for tails, made a few drifts for the halibut, absolutely nothing. Kelly gave it a good try though. Soon, soon it will turn on.

Here I am slow trolling Mac?s for tails.



We made a drift on yesterday?s shallow water rocks, and a few Calicos were still active.



Another look.



Bud also found the Calico Bass willing to bite.



A picture of San Martin Island.

http://myfishingp]

We moved out to deeper water to get away from the dirty cold water at the Island. Stopped at Ben?s rock and Kelly found this willing biter, a nice Lingcod on a Mac!

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_021.jpg

Another look.



Bud was right behind Kelly with a decent Lingcod.



Not to be denied, I also caught a nice Lingcod.



Here I am with a very colorful Cabazon

http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/S]

Another look.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_026.jpg

Bud finished the day up with a nice Red Vermillion.



It?s funny the weather was much nicer on Sunday, as the Sun came out around 9 am, and the winds were very calm until about 1pm. However, the fishing was not anywhere as good, either in the shallow water or in the deep water, where the Humboldt squid ruled the area. I caught and kept only one Humboldt for calamari steaks. You just could not get down to the bott before a squid climbed on your jig, or bait rig.
We ran back to the dock around 2:30 pm arriving at 3pm. Bud and I invited Kelly and his wife Beta, along with Juan Cook ( Another great Captain in San Quintin) who we have fished with successfully before, to dinner at 6pm. We showered up and headed over to Don Eddie?s bar for a quick Margarita, and then a short nap before Juan picked us up to take us to Jardine?s restaurant a short distance away.

What a spectacular dinner, of appetizers of local sea snails, big shrimp and Calimari, a great salad or pasta soup, baked potato, veggies, and either a 16 oz. Rib eye or T-bone steak, yum yum. All washed down with cold Modelo ***** Beers, and ice cold margaritas. To die for!


Another sensational weekend of fishing and fun. Thanks so much Kelly for giving it your all to find some tails and Halibut, the conditions are just not right yet. You definitely displayed the skills of a savvy Captain in this area. Hopefully the bite will turn on soon.

Day three, Mon. 5-19-08.

Slept in until 6:10 am. Headed over to Don Eddie?s for some hot coffee, bacon and eggs ranchero, chaquilles, and refried beans. A bit disappointing compared to our meals of several months ago.

We left San Qunitin at 7:20 am, we decided to head to Tecate, just past Ensenada, the distance being exactly the same as Tijuana, 106 Kilometers, and crossed the border in 4 minutes, at 12:08 pm. Wow that was special, the road to Tecate was not bad, some rough spots, a lot of hills, some beautiful wineries, and then barren country, little traffic. After crossing the border, the distance to San Diego was 38 miles, from TJ about 20 miles, so not much difference to save a lot of aggravation waiting in line at the border.

Had an absolute blast, and can?t wait until July, hoping for some big White Sea bass, down in good old fashion Mexico. It?s not for everyone, but Bud and I love an adventure together.

Hook up! Cory
 

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Salsa said:
Nice report and congratulations!!!!!

But, "Another look" does not qualify as twice as many fish.

Once is ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!

Don
Twice isn't enough, but I only take two pics of each, one close up and one at distance, sorry it bothers you so much! It's my post and I'll do it my way!
Cory
 

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Cory,your Killin' Me.......

I Love to see Your S.Q. reports,but I keep gettin' Hit with Sh*t that keeps Me from Goin'.... :z ....

Those R Some Nice Bass......& the Reds....Oh My... !!! [email protected]

Looks like Good Times..... 8) ...Keep 'Em Coming... !!! ;)

Thank You.... " F " those other Guys.... :(
 

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Fishing with my good friend Bud Brittain, we spent the weekend at San Quintin and fished with Kelly on his 25? Parker ?Offshore IV? Sat. 5-17 and Sun 5-18.

I left work in San Bernardino Friday afternoon at 3pm and picked Bud up in San Diego at around 4:30 pm. We crossed the border at a little after 5pm.

Stopped for gas a few miles past Rosarito, and continued on to Ensenada, where the Trailero taco stand was already busy with customers, enjoying fine cuisine of tacos al cabar, carne asada, and carnitas, yum yum! We gobbled down numerous tacos, and wow, were they delicious!

Continuing on to San Quitin, we traveled through the hills and made good time, fortunately not being held up by any slow trucks. Made the turn out to the Old Mill at the end of the town, in San Quintin at 10:00 pm. Reaching Don Eddie?s next to the Old Mill in about 20 minutes, through rugged dirt roads, we walked over to Unit 14, where Dennis and friends were enjoying a nice fire pit, with a serene background of the Bay! Spent a few minutes chatting with the guys, with a cold beer in hand, before checking in, and receiving our keys for unit #7.

Woke up at 5am, and headed over to the lobby at Don Eddie?s. The coffee was great. Kelly arrived shortly after and said, let?s go fishing!

Day one fishing Sat. 5-17-08

Loaded our gear in Kelly?s boat, a 25? Parker, with a 225 HP, Four Stroke Honda. Following us out was Denis & gang with Kelly?s son Oscar at the helm. The fog was thick, so we made our way out slowly.

We stopped to make bait at the end of the bay, Mackerel, Green & Spanish, some sardines, a few lizard fish, which Bud said the Halibut love. Finished and headed out to San Martin Island, targeting Yellowtail, Halibut and anything else that wanted to chew.

It was a slow crawl out, with a bumpy ocean, swells close together, and lots of fog. We arrived at San Martin Island around 8:30 am. The water temp was encouraging at 59 degrees, up a few degrees from earlier in the week. We began drifting for tails, then slow trolling, no such luck, so we moved into the cove to drift for Halibut. Bud got a good bite on a Lizard fish, but it unbuttoned. He later caught a smaller Halibut on a white plastic.

After some time we gave up on the Halibut, and Kelly put us on a dynamite shallow water rockfish stone, in about 90? of water.

The Reds were on the chew, as I found the 15 lb test line and a plastic combo to their liking.




Another look.



Bud and myself with some big Reds



The big Calico bass were very active, and these guys were fun to catch, all released.



Myself and Kelly with Big Calico Bass.

http://myfishingpics.com/]

Another look.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_008.jpg

The bigger whitefish were also on the chew. Here I am with a nice one. Notice Bud hooked up in the background.



Another look.



Called it a day after trying a few deep water spots on the way home which were not holding.

We showered and cleaned up for a big barbecue over at Unit 14 with Denis (owner of Action ).

Bud and Denis hanging out at Don Eddies, with a beautiful background shot of the bay.



Denis is some kind of cook, look at this spread of a fabulous Barbecue, which includes fried Calimari, fresh Red Vermillion, Lingcod, barbecued chicken stuffed with cream cheese, and sirloin steak with giant baked potatoes! Yikes, I can hardly walk back to the room. Well that was because of too many beers, wine, margaritas, and shots of JD. Life is really good! A balmy evening to boot.

Look at this feast on the Barbie.

http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-]

The whole Gang having a great time outside on the patio at Unit 14.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_015.jpg


Day two-Sun 5-18

We again woke up to fog, after picking up some hot coffee from the Don Eddie dining room, Kelly launched into the muck. The visibility was about 100 yards. We quickly made bait, and headed back over to San Martin Island.

The water was almost grease, and made the run out to the island much more pleasant. Yuck, the water temps had dropped 2 degrees to 57, and had turned an ugly brown. We again slow trolled for tails, made a few drifts for the halibut, absolutely nothing. Kelly gave it a good try though. Soon, soon it will turn on.

Here I am slow trolling Mac?s for tails.



We made a drift on yesterday?s shallow water rocks, and a few Calicos were still active.



Another look.



Bud also found the Calico Bass willing to bite.



A picture of San Martin Island.

http://myfishingp]

We moved out to deeper water to get away from the dirty cold water at the Island. Stopped at Ben?s rock and Kelly found this willing biter, a nice Lingcod on a Mac!

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_021.jpg

Another look.



Bud was right behind Kelly with a decent Lingcod.



Not to be denied, I also caught a nice Lingcod.



Here I am with a very colorful Cabazon

http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/S]

Another look.

[img]http://myfishingpics.com/photopost48c/data/500/medium/San_Quintin-05-17-18-08_026.jpg

Bud finished the day up with a nice Red Vermillion.



It?s funny the weather was much nicer on Sunday, as the Sun came out around 9 am, and the winds were very calm until about 1pm. However, the fishing was not anywhere as good, either in the shallow water or in the deep water, where the Humboldt squid ruled the area. I caught and kept only one Humboldt for calamari steaks. You just could not get down to the bott before a squid climbed on your jig, or bait rig.
We ran back to the dock around 2:30 pm arriving at 3pm. Bud and I invited Kelly and his wife Beta, along with Juan Cook ( Another great Captain in San Quintin) who we have fished with successfully before, to dinner at 6pm. We showered up and headed over to Don Eddie?s bar for a quick Margarita, and then a short nap before Juan picked us up to take us to Jardine?s restaurant a short distance away.

What a spectacular dinner, of appetizers of local sea snails, big shrimp and Calimari, a great salad or pasta soup, baked potato, veggies, and either a 16 oz. Rib eye or T-bone steak, yum yum. All washed down with cold Modelo ***** Beers, and ice cold margaritas. To die for!


Another sensational weekend of fishing and fun. Thanks so much Kelly for giving it your all to find some tails and Halibut, the conditions are just not right yet. You definitely displayed the skills of a savvy Captain in this area. Hopefully the bite will turn on soon.

Day three, Mon. 5-19-08.

Slept in until 6:10 am. Headed over to Don Eddie?s for some hot coffee, bacon and eggs ranchero, chaquilles, and refried beans. A bit disappointing compared to our meals of several months ago.

We left San Qunitin at 7:20 am, we decided to head to Tecate, just past Ensenada, the distance being exactly the same as Tijuana, 106 Kilometers, and crossed the border in 4 minutes, at 12:08 pm. Wow that was special, the road to Tecate was not bad, some rough spots, a lot of hills, some beautiful wineries, and then barren country, little traffic. After crossing the border, the distance to San Diego was 38 miles, from TJ about 20 miles, so not much difference to save a lot of aggravation waiting in line at the border.

Had an absolute blast, and can?t wait until July, hoping for some big White Sea bass, down in good old fashion Mexico. It?s not for everyone, but Bud and I love an adventure together.

Hook up! Cory
Did you see a military presence on the way down? Any checkpoints? Just wondering if they have beefed up security as they say they have.
 

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Check Points,

Yes we were stopped on the way back in the Hills after passing Colonett, also stopped twice between Ensenada, and Tecate. Looked in the coolers, and waved us through. Didn't have to exit the vehicle, or show any identification.

No stops on the way down.

Cory
 
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