Sea of Cortez contains some of the finest fishing in the world. Fishing
is available by boat or shore. The most common fish caught immediately
off San Felipe is the Corvina or Sea Bass. Larger Sea Bass (Grouper),
Triggerfish, and Snapper are typically caught "bottom fishing."
Trolling is also a popular means of fishing and as you venture down
the coast of the Baja, schools of tuna, yellowtail, dorado (aka: mahi
mahi, dolphin fish), and billfish such as Marlin, are often taken by
such means. The Sea of Cortez has historically been an extremely productive
habitat and fishing is deeply rooted into the history of San Felipe
and El Dorado Ranch. In fact, San Felipe still remains a quiet fishing
village today. And the magical fishing stories you hear from the Sea
of Cortez had something to do with the naming of El Dorado Ranch. The
original owner named our Ranch El Dorado after he returned from a fantastic
day of catching the dorado fish.
has always been a fishing village due to the abundance of ocean resources.
Not only are "game fish" regularly
caught, but shell fish such as lobster, crabs, and shrimp are also a
big part of the local diet. And, you'll definitely want to sample some
of these recipes while you're visiting the Ranch.
visit the Ranch, we will be happy to assist you in finding a guide,
boat, and equipment if needed and get you some help locating the hot
El Dorado Ranch provides free fishing clinics courtesy of Azteca Sport Fishing. Azteca also offers charter service discounts to residents of El Dorado Ranch.
After catching your own dinner you can share
your stories with the group at Juanito's Cantina. We have stories ranging from deep sea fishing
in the ocean to fly fishing for fresh water trout in the mountain streams (and we accept no responsibility
for any exaggerations told by these fishermen.)