Surf Fishing

Surf Fishing in Rosarito

Surf Fishing in Rosarito by Shana Harris

Fisherman are a ubiquitous sight along Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. With approximately 3,000 kilometers of coastline, the peninsula is known for both its commercial and recreational fishing.  This angler near the town of Rosarito in northern Baja California hopes to catch barred surfperch (la mojarra de bandas) before the sun sets.  Like many locals, this fisherman and his family surf, fish, and dig for clams in the late afternoon and at dusk.  Fishing licenses are not required to fish from shore, which makes these activities an economical way to supplement their diets, particularly in the spring and summer months.