I want to thank Patti, owner of Hotel Los Pescadores in Los Barriles, Baja Mexico for hosting me last week. I was trying to do a fly-fishing story, but the conditions weren't right and the beach fishing never worked out the way I wanted it too. The silver lining was the hotel, the guests there, and the employees who work for Patti. The hotel is a few blocks off the beach in a neighborhood of sandy avenues and wandering cattle. Birdsong wakes you each morning and the trees are loaded with mangos and limes. The bar is a great gathering spot where people get together to talk about their fishing experiences. Patti has her own captains who will take you out for tuna, marlin, rooster fish and more. I did a trip with Chuy and we had a blast the whole time. We even landed a nice yellowfin.
Just returned from a week in Baja. I was staying at the Hotel Los Pescadores in Los Barriles. Through the work of the fishermen and captains, I was able to catch my first marlin, rooster fish and yellowfin tuna. I had a blast. The hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel where people gather at the cantina to tell fishing stories and have big laughs. I brought my fly rod, but I didn't connect on any fish with it. This turned out to be a live bait week. I had a great time and I'll post more about this unique town and its fun and generous people as I get the chance. If you ever want to go down there, and you don't want the typical Cabo experience, Los Barriles is just up the coast on the Sea of Cortez. Call Patti at the hotel and she'll take care of everything.
My newest piece is available in The Drake Magazine. Relying on the things I learned in journalism class, circa 1987 in Blacksburg, VA, I went out and found the story. This article, Big Horn Blunder, tells about the energy company that wants to drill 4,000 new wells west of Casper. That's great news until you hear the rest. They want to dump the waste water into Boysen Reservoir. Boysen is a state park where people fish and swim. Below the dam, the Wind River Canyon is a top-rated trout stream. So you see the problem.