Mackerel and Bigeye:
Mackerel and caballito are for sale off the entrance of the marina. The mackerel are plentiful. We’re catching mackerel off Isla Coronado or one to two miles east of the marina. If you’d rather not purchase your own, its been fairly easy to get them by jigging the bottom with a bait rig.
No sardinas are available now. Mullet may be netted in the early mornings on the low tides.
CURRENT MARINA BAIT PRICES (in Mexican Pesos):
* Mackerel: $250.00 Pesos for fifteen bait fish
Sardinas: $200.00 Pesos for a tank-full (unavailable)
WHAT’S BITING OFF THE MARINA BREAKWALLS:
In a nutshell, smallish pargo, small roosterfish and the all too common trumpet and pufferfish.
MARINA & MALECON CONSTRUCTION:
The malecon is closed to all auto traffic from Paseo Hidalgo to Calle Anastasio Carillo, and it is difficult to navigate through the center of town in a car due to these closures and the fact that the route may change on a daily basis. I forgot to add that there are no detour directions either…entropy in an isolated system!
Use of the marina has not been too, too heavy so far this season but by July there will be more people and boats using it. So if you are launching a boat, we recommend that you physically look over the entire area before doing so. The construction obstacle course and lack of lighting make launching suited only to the most experienced. If you are not used to launching a boat then it would be wise to find someone who can do it well for you. Peak times for using the launchramp appear to be between 6-6:30 a.m. so it may be a good idea to avoid the peak time.
Parking is on the street for cars, trucks and trailers. Be aware of your footing when walking the marina or malecon between Paseo Hidalgo to Calle Anastasio Carillo, lighting is poor to non-existent in this area (it is not wired or functioning yet).
It is rumored that the construction crew will be removing the launchramp but we do not know when this will happen. Completion of this project is still a long ways off and it is seriously behind schedule. It was supposed to have been completed in April.
Our visiting anglers will not be affected by these set-backs other than having to walk to the marina in the dark, but others who are on their own will need to plan their logistics and remain flexible. Routes to the launchramp my change daily and access for boats over 25 feet is not guaranteed. The APIBCS agency is charging $129 pesos to launch and park. Have a look at our tax pesos at work! These are some images from April through last week..
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