We cast off at 830am and headed to our first destination, the bait barge. These long range fishing boats require a tremendous amount of bait and can take several hours to fill their live wells. Today we loaded up on sardines and mackerel.
These floating bait pens are located just inside the harbor making it convenient when headed out to fish. The excel will load up with nearly a ton of bait or about seven hundred scoops.
The barges are not only popular with fishermen but also with Sea lions, Pelicans and Cormorants. These opportunists compete for the bait that doesn't make it to the well.
After the wells were topped off we headed out the harbor past Point Loma on a southerly course to Cabo San Lucas.