|I was finally able to make my “pilgrimage” to Cedros Island in Baja, Mexico for fishing after waiting for about nine (9) months. Also known as Isla de Cedros , the island is about 310 miles south of the Us border. I had to postpone the trip from September 8th to 28th due to first hurricane Norbert, and then others that followed it. It was a great trip and following is account of this outing.
More information about the island on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedros_Island
There are two ways to go to Cedros Island for the average income angler.
Method two—drive to San Diego. Meet other angler/visitors and the bilingual driver of the Cedros Outdoor Adventures at a shopping center in San Ysidro (USA/Mexico border). Park your car and cooler in a secure parking lot. Parking fee per day/car currently is $10.00. The bilingual driver of the Cedros outdoor adventures will pick you up and take you on a scenic easy drive to Ensenada. However, first you must get an entry visa at the border. It currently costs $25.00. The visa information reads that it is good for 180 days. Yet an attorney with our group who has been to Ensenada many times collected our visas upon return to the border. He said that it must be mailed in when visitor leaves Mexico!! Go figure.
Mexican entry visa, tips, alcohol, vacuum packing the fillets and exclusive Cedros Island Tee shirts are extra.
The second group was a smaller one with only six anglers. Thus, lots of room in the van on return. On the way over four of us rode in a mini-van. Again a comfortable drive to and from Ensenada.
I wore a fishing/travel vest and had 5 lbs. of irons, jig head and sinkers in the pockets.
2-Two jig heads are wrapped in tissue paper and put in a small plastic bag to prevent hooks from protruding. The heavy iron hook is capped with plastic cap. That way the heavy stuff can be put in pockets.
4-Our group is also tired of riding the van from the border to Ensenada and anxious to get on board the plane and go fishing on the island.
5-The second and third bags from the bottom as well as the ones on the table (left of the picture) are the cooler bags that were full of fish fillet.
7-Sort of modern looking plane.
14-I had the room #1 which was called Jurel. It means yellowtail in Spanish. No keys are issued here.
15-Rooms were very spacious and lovely as you can see. All had ocean views of course, but of course.
17-Kitchen and the dining area where every meal is served.
18-Inside of the kitchen where the lovely staff prepared our meals.
20-After a quick stop for some snacks and drinks at the lodge upon arrival on the island, we went to the marina to go fishing. It was about 2:00 PM if memory serves.
23-More scenery of the island.