Located 480 miles south of San Diego and 160 miles from Baja, Mexico, these three prominent rocks break the surface as the only visual sign that you’re there. Twelve miles to the southwest is a shallow known as Alijos Bank. Both areas are known for excellent Yellowfin Tuna, big Yellowtail and seasonal Wahoo fishing. Due to the remote location, fishing pressure is light. The world record Yellowtail lives here! Yellowtail over 50 lbs. are often caught here and Yellowfin Tuna in the 50 lbs.-100 lbs. class are the norm. When you throw in Dorado and Wahoo for color and speed, the rocks are one of the premier destinations of the VAGABOND.
BENITOS & CEDROS ISLANDS
Approximately 290 miles south of San Diego is Benitos and Cedros Islands. The Islands are just off the hook in the middle of Baja. The fishing here is generally for Yellowtail up to 50 lbs, but the occasional larger one will be landed, White sea bass, large Halibut & Calicos add to the fun. They generally have nice weather and gives a break from the offshore tuna fishing and give you lots of time fishing. At times they bite at night here, always exciting.
SAN MARTIN ISLAND
A small island 150 miles down the Baja Coast from San Diego and just 4 miles offshore. Most of the fishing at San Martin is done 2 to 8 miles to the south of the island, on the many high spots and reefs. Two reefs, The Breakers and Bens Rock, actually break the surface at times. September through early March is prime time for yellowtail. Occasionally white seabass and calicos will bite at night so you will enjoy being anchored up in a sheltered cove next to the island. During the fall, the tuna often move in close, with yellowfin being caught on anchor at times. The bottom fish (great eating) are more than willing to fill slack time; all you need to do is drop a line. A great place for relaxing, plenty of action, and lots of time with line in the water.