Las Gaviotas Fishing

Enjoy a morning of Las Gaviotas fishing.  We suggest light-line surf fishing using lighter gear to catch surf fish along the shore. For the beach spinning rod, use either a seven-foot or nine-foot rod with light power and fast action.  Our spinning reels are spooled with a 4  through 6 lb line and a lure weight rating of ½ oz to 1 oz.

A Carolina rig (4-6 lbs) is typically used when fishing off the sandy beach.  The rig is made up of a sliding egg sinker (1/2 to ¾ oz), a bead (6mm), a swivel, eighteen inches of leader (4 lbs, fluorocarbon), and a hook ( #4 Mosquito).  The leader length and sinker size should vary depending on the size of the surf and the strength of the current.  With big surf and strong currents go shorter leader and a heavier sinker. On calm days, go longer leader and lighter sinker.  The fish mostly feed off the bottom, so drag your sinker on the bottom by constantly retrieving

We often use a Berkeley Camo Sandworm 2.5-inch lure which does pretty well.  We also use squid cut-in strips, mussels, and lugworms.  All tackle and bait are brought from California since they are not easily found south of the Border.

If you would like to try fishing at the kelp beds just off the shore of Las Gaviotas, see our blog post called Las Gaviotas Kelp Fishing


Las Gaviotas activities include Surfing, Beach Volleyball, Pickleball, Tennis, Shuffleboard, Shore Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Swimming, Surfing Lessons, Tide Pool Exploration, Walks, Bonfires, Launching Chinese Lanterns, BBQ’ing on the beach, Kelp Bed Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, Weddings, Watching Sunsets, etc.

Las Gaviotas is located 30 minutes south of the border with San Diego at Careterra Libre Tijuana-Ensenada Km.#41.5, Playas de Rosarito, BC Mexico 22710