Fishing Sea of Cortez, La Paz, Cabo, Magdelina Bay:
David Christopher Lloyd Jones
www.fishermensfleet.com


The Fishing
David was born in palo alto, calfornia, in 1952, and grew up in the town of menlo park. He started fishing with his father, Doc, at the age of 4, who showed him the ropes of freshwater fishing for trout and bass in the local ponds.

When Doc took him offshore for the first time, looking for king salmon, at the age of 8, it was his first fishing epihpany. Fishing salmon, striped bass, sturgeon, and halibut in and outside of San Francisco bay kept him entertained. In high school David deckhanded on salmon charter boats out of Sausalito in the summer, and then when went to U.C. Berkeley and worked in the afternoons on striped bass charters in the lower San Joaquin river.

After college David was employed in the recording business, and then 20 years in silicon valley, only getting to fish a few times a month. While on Baja on a sabbatical, David experienced his second fishing awakening. After a few years of visiting the Baja on vacations he figured out how to move his wife Jane, son Chris, and daughters Glynnis and Kelly to La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. For the last 16 years, they've owned and operated the fishermens' fleet in La Paz. They fish the waters of Cerralvo Island and Punta Arena from Pangas, the local 7 meter skiff.

Working with the native captains has been a very engaging opportunity for cross polination. Their generations old understanding of the fish and fishing here mixes well with some of the modern techniques and hardware. Both Roddys' (Legend Lures) and Peter's (Pakula Tackle) lures are highly sought after, as well as the superbar spreader bars that Chris and Fred Archer are involved in building. Downriggers, circle hooks, underwater cameras, etc. all attract a lot of interest from the locals who are steeped in generations of commercial fishing but always interested in new and better techniques and hardware. It's been a blast, getting to experience some of the best light tackle big game fishing in the world and shareing it with his family. They're looking forward to sharing it with you as well.