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Faust
December 14, 2005, 02:58
If you've done it, I would like to know what color works best, I am planning a pack lite trip to the gulf of California and will be fishing from the shore.
You're input is apreciated.
Faust.

Edited to correct the speling of "light", I can't believe you guys did not point that out to me.:tongue:

40calgal
December 14, 2005, 03:21
When I lite stick fish I use the green glo or yellow glo. I even use mine for catfishing. I have had some luck but here it's 50/50. I like the ease of using lite sticks and that you can still see even at nite. Good luck! Make sure you take lots of pics.

Bwana John
December 14, 2005, 12:21
I use lite sticks to mark the position of my kayak while nite diving for lobster.
I have no idea how you would use them to catch fish.
Try the book, "The Baja Catch" on how and what to use.
I would recomend a 8' fast action rod, spinning reel with 15 lb test, wire leaders and "krocidile" lures.
Where are you headed? I will be camping on the beach in Baja Sur for the next 2 weeks.

owlcreekok
December 14, 2005, 15:47
I use itty bitty ty wraps to fasten itty bitty lite sticks to the tips of my surf rods when night fishin. Pretty wild sight when a big bull red or a nice shark takes off with the bait. Although when the fishin is slow and the beer is flowing, the constant waving of the glow stick CAN cause motion sickness. AMHIK

English Mike
December 14, 2005, 16:31
We use them like Owl does over here too.
When boat fishing, I have inserted them inside muppets(dunno what they're called in the US - sort of latex fake squid) when jigging for cod & ling on deepwater wrecks.
I have sold some to people going after marlin as well (not in the UK - no marlin here:sad: ). They take the 6" green or pink ones.

Faust
December 14, 2005, 20:26
The location so far sounds like south of puertecitos and Nachos camp, I do not have a set date yet, but it will happen before the end of January, if I can have the familly with me, the location can change to arround L.A. Bay or even Mulege, were are you headed Bwana?.
Sounds to me like a steel leader is in order if sharks are atracted to them too, I am hoping for Halibut or the like, I am planing on bottom fishing and mostly sand, I am not to crazy about fishing on very rocky bottoms, I am also going to try to make a baitcasting cannon for fun, I'll let you know if I get arround to it in a week or two.
Anyone know if fish are capable of detecting an infrared light source?
Faust.

Bwana John
December 14, 2005, 23:08
Originally posted by Faust
The location so far sounds like south of puertecitos and Nachos camp, I do not have a set date yet, but it will happen before the end of January, if I can have the familly with me, the location can change to arround L.A. Bay or even Mulege, were are you headed Bwana?.

I was at Gonzaga Bay (50 miles south of Puertocitos) over Thankgiving, the fishing was great. As the water cools down so does the fishing. The dirt road was slow and rough. Off of the beach you are going to catch spotted bay bass, trigger fish, pompano, puffer, possibly corbina. On the kayak I also caught barracuda, sierra, bonita, mackrel, and halibut. The best fishing will be over the rocks, not the sand. I recomend camping at Rancho Papa Fernandez.
We are going to the Loreto area for the next two weeks, got the fishing poles, spearguns, bigass underwater lights, prybars, SCUBA tanks, kayaks and are ready to catch and cook some serious seafood.

Faust
December 15, 2005, 02:17
Sounds like an aufull lot of fun! prybars and scuba gear hu, Abulon?
Loreto sounds nice, I've never been there, are you staying at a hotel or are you camping? got pictures? either way you have to post some when you come back, or if you have some from your recent trip..........
Faust.

Bwana John
December 15, 2005, 12:02
We will be camping on the beach, about 50 miles from town. The prybars are for rock scallops ("purple lips"). There are ablone on the Pacific side, but they are heavly regulated. The lights are for lobster. The SCUBA tanks are in case a big fish runs into deep water with the speargun, all spearfishing in Mexico must be done breath holding only. The fishing poles are more for just amusment, you never know what will be on the other end!
We will also be doing some geological mapping, and arrowhead hunting.

Bwana John
December 15, 2005, 12:26
Rock Scallops, a double (two with one pry).
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/3063/jpgscallops6ap.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Our campsite over Thankgiving (truck at bottom of pic)
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7832/camp8pt.th.jpg (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camp8pt.jpg)

A nice cabrilla (leapord grouper)
http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/2208/lg0ci.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Some night time fishing (no lite stick, just a 1 oz krocidile lure)
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/526/corbinaforlink4mw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Faust
December 15, 2005, 12:54
Thanks for the pics, but you have to tell me were is that beach located, how far is it from puertecitos? does it have a name of sorts? I am not much for swiming (I can't) but, now I know who to ask, it sounds to me like you are pretty much hooked on Baja Bwana.
Post some pics when you get back from Loreto, may be we will meet on the road sometime.
Faust.

Bwana John
December 15, 2005, 13:38
Originally posted by Faust
you have to tell me were is that beach located, how far is it from puertecitos? does it have a name of sorts?
Its a secret! PM inbound.

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez (as viewed still in sleeping bags, out the back of the pick-up truck from our campsite near Loreto)
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/116/sunrise5oz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)