Fishing licenses are required for boat fishing (not shore fishing) and are checked by the local warden. Fishing licenses are sold in the Port Captain's office at the local Marina. The cost per person is $5.60 U.S. per day, $14 per week, and about $40 per year. Boat licenses cost about $23 per year.
For the fishing species season, see the table further down the page.
Launching your own boat: there is a ramp at the harbor. Each launch or haul-out costs a few dollars as shown in this graphic:
See the Fonatur website for the latest prices..>>
A GREAT ADVENTURE !
ALL PASSENGERS MUST HAVE A COPY OF THEIR PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIPS
Sport Fishing License Important Notice: If you already have a valid sport fishing license, please report it to us in advance.
All people with valid licenses not previously reported to this office will have to pay for it again. Thank You!
If you would like to book
a 6 day trip and you live here, please
call Tony Reyes Jr. directly and he will give you
the information at 577-1120. To
see schedule for 5-day fishing excursions, please click here. To
see reports and pictures of tours taken, FISHING
WE ARE #1 FOR SELLING FISHING LICENSES IN NORTHERN BAJA
You can buy yours at the Tourist Bureau here in San Felipe.
Fishermen: If you have a problem calling Tom Ward to make arrangements for trips please call me personally or send a fax. I'll be glad to help.
If you have trouble getting a fishing license in time for the cruise, call or fax.
Tony Reyes Jr.
For 5-day fishing excursions, please see Tony Reyes' fishing tours.
Fishing in the local waters of San Felipe ranges from good to
excellent depending upon the season. December through March is the best
time of year for sport fishing although each of the other seasons and
months will produce an abundance of seasonal game fish to make most
fishermen and women proud.
Whether you bring your own boat or rent the services of a local
"Panguero" (whose rates are negotiable), you will find corvina the most
prevalent of the local game fish. In addition, there is an abundance of
white sea bass (in deeper water) as there is lisa (of the mackerel
family), and cochito (triggerfish).
Photo from the mid 1950's before totuava became a protected species.
Commercial fishing in 1942 reported a catch of 2,261 tons of totuava
from the Sea of Cortez. In 1975, the last year commercial fishing of
totuava was allowed, 58 tons were caught.
Legend in San Felipe Baja California México
2 generations hand to hand devoted
to promote the local Fishing and Adventure Tourism
There are photos which were taken on the Jose Andrés in October of 1999 and you're welcome to view them and read an article entitled "Fishing from a Woman's Point of View" written by Kat of "Kat's Korner". Please click here for more information.
Photos of recent "San
Felipe Singles" trip here.
February 2007 Baby
Totoaba Restocking in the Sea of Cortez, to see the pictures of the event