Dorado & Rooster Fishing: Sea of Cortez, Mexico
September 2 - 9th, 2023
September 9th - 16th, 2023
September 16th - 23rd, 2023
September 23rd - 30th, 2023
Dates lodging: September 2 - 30th, 2023 (4 weeks of Saturday - Saturday)
Days Lodging: 7 nights lodging (Sat - Sat)
Days fishing: 6 days fishing (Sun - Fri)
*Double Occupancy: Lodging, food, & shuttle: Total for week: $1,350. per person, (double occupancy) (not including fishing costs)
*Lodging (double occupancy):
*3 meals per day: including breakfast, dinners with soups, or salads, desserts, lunches, for the boat, beer & bottled water; and, for filling canteens as well.
*Shuttle service: between airport & lodge (with group).
Make check PAYMENT to: Pat's Flyfishing
**BRING "CASH" PAYMENT FOR:
*BOAT & GUIDE COST (CASH) Total for 6 days fishing: $ 840. per fisherman. AKA: Total boat/guide $1680. both the 2 fishermen together)
TIPS for the week, American "cash" large bills appreciated:
Boat/guide Tip $180.week @ $30. per day/per person minimum paid daily. Please bring extra $$ for those GREAT days!!
Shuttle tip $ 15. total @ $5-10. Each way: Discretionary (With stop $10.; no stop $5.)
Cook/ room tip $ 75. ($50. for cook, per person, for both cooks & $25. room service, per person, for the week) (tips Discretionary)
$1,110. total - fishing guides costs including min. on all tips, cooks, room service.
$1,300. minimum cash for "all" tips & boat costs.
Total trip cost including food, lodging and fishing $2,460... pp "not" including airfare or possible room upgrades of your choice.
ROUND TRIP nonstop FLIGHTS: Delta, Alaska or South West SMF-SJD..
Bring a few $5..00's for tipping helpers at the airports ..
*Please call with questions or for booking: 530-345-1197
*Licensed Mexico Guides and Lodging can change, if not cancelled, if circumstances dictate such.
Please, Send Checks to:
Pat Sleeper/Pat's Flyfishing
1010 Lori Dr.
Chico, CA 95973
Not Included in payment: Airfare; fishing guides, gratuities for fishing guides & lodge staff, Rods/reels/lines, flies & fishing tackle and any other items of a personal nature.
*LARGER BOAT; larger fuel cost: Additional Fishing fee for "Pat's boat", with guide: "Lalo": charges an Additional $30.00 for his boat...plus the usual $30. guide tip...
*** Things to know and bring: ***
Remember: Passports, and Airline reservation receipt.
Prescriptions/pills packed in "hand carry-on" luggage.
Mexico Fishing License: Baja Sur - Sport Fishing License https://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/
Mobile Passport - suggestion
TSA pre-approved - suggestion
Trip insurance always good suggestion
TSA going down doesn't say much about our rods & reels in carry-on; but, coming home all "MUST" be in your checked luggage.
Rods' weights: 9-12 wt. We bring 4 rods per person.
Reels: Large arbor reels are recommended; but, others work.
Fly lines: Tropical lines are highly recommended as they have about 50lb test core vs 30lb test core on cold water fly lines.
35lb test tippets minimum...Please!
Fly line types: Tropical Intermediate, tropical floating and full sink; I'm using all three..
Flies & poppers: Bring: poppers: blue/white, grey/white, yellow/white, red/white, minnow imitations, clousers (olive/white, chartreus/white, brown/white colors); Streamers in white/brown or white/beige as lady-fish imitations.
Rod socks: Essential for protecting rigged rods while in the boat or walking to and from the boat; made of plastic mesh/Chinese handcuff.
Finger Stripping Guard: Important to protect your fingers from "line burns" from the continuous stripping of fly line over your line finger & the "catch"...
Line clippers, pliers, and hook file/sharpener: These are absolutely essential.
Lenses Wipes: Great for removing water spots, sweat, sunscreen, etc. from sunglasses while out on the water.
Hand Towel: Very useful for cushioning rods during rough boat rides and/or wiping fish slimmed hands.
First Aid Kit: Essential when minor first aid is needed while on the water for hook punctures or?
Bug spray, sunscreen.
Lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses, extra sunglasses, buff and hospital socks to eliminate slipping on boat.
Name Tags on "all" luggage...even carry on.
At the airport in Cabo:
You will be greeted by a shuttle driver with a sign saying: "Pat Sleeper" he will transport you as soon as we are all assembled with our luggage. Unless you have been otherwise instructed. He usually resides at booth 10 outside the airport.
Be sure to tip your helpers at the airport (porters); AND, at the lodge (drivers and handlers) $5.00pp... Thank you.
Ride to the lodge, this takes about 2 hr... depending on stops. He will stop if needed for personal needs on the trip.
Arrival at the facility, First take your luggage to your room after being shown "your" room for your stay; You may be given choices on your room; Return back to the van and tip your driver $10.
You will want to start unpacking; and, setting up your rods right away...you'll be surprised how fast time flies...and....…You may want to fish that evening.
. Wi-Fi is available off and on...not dependable. Password on Refrigerator by dining room table.
Electrical plug-ins at the lodge are like the United States.
Generally, we get up at about 4:45am.
Breakfast is usually available @ about 5:00 am: Fresh fruit, juice, eggs, etc.
Daily we leave the lodge seeing the sun coming up @ about 6; You, will generally board the boat from out front of the lodge.
At the end of the trip, you will want to tip: your cook, cleaning lady in an envelope.; usually about $25.- $50 per person for the room & $50. per fisherman for our cooks, for the week, minimum.
Guides: tip guides daily @ $30.per day minimum please...add extra if they do extra.
Daily fishing from sunup until about 1:30 - 2:30 (6-8 hrs.) or when you choose to return. Breakfast @ 5:00 AM; Fishing @ 6:-AM; out front. But, if you want to fish over 6 or 8 hrs., ask your guide; and, please expect to tip extra, please!!!
Bring plenty of $5.00's (shuttle & airports) and $10.00's & $20. for tipping extra's here and there.
Booking Registration/ Payment Form 2022
Payment & Contract Information: Please promptly send this form to Pat Sleeper along with the liability waiver and information requested on final page.
Make checks payable to: “Pat's Flyfishing”
Payment, per person, with double occupancy, without upgrades, Amount: $1,350. per person (7 nights)
Upgraded rooms @ $1,550.pp double occupancy; AKA, $3,100. As a upgraded single $1,950. (If available.) for the week.
Single's (regular room) Rooms @ $1,750., (if available) for the week. of 7 nights.
These prices include food, beer, water and double occupancy in rooms, unless paying an upgrade, etc....
Mail to 1010 Lori Dr, Chico, CA 95973
________________________________________ Name as it appears on passport (Print)
Pat's Flyfishing Payment / Cancellation / Refund Policy Payment Details: Payment is required to secure this reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Package pricing, rates, location are subject to change or cancellation. All prices and rates are in US Dollars. Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellation notice must be made IN-WRITING and sent to Pat's Flyfishing, until 60 days prior to the trip, if for some reason you are unable to make the trip, you will be refunded the amount of payments made, less $250. 00, processing fee, per person. After 60 days prior to trip, payments cannot be refunded and all payments are forfeited; unless, the cancelling client can secure a replacement for that trip. Again, it is the client’s responsibility to find a replacement. There is no refund for any unused portion of the package... Credits have been given by owners due to medical issues. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment to Pat's Flyfishing is acknowledgement that client has read and accepts the cancellation/refund policy and terms/conditions clause as published.
Trip Package Includes:
• shuttle transfer from Airport to La Ventana, Mexico and back to the airport, with the group. and normal luggage.
• English-speaking host at the airport.
• Lodging (7 nights), 3 Meals daily, beer, water provided.
Package "DOES NOT" INCLUDE:
* Guide fees for boat captains & bait (bring cash for this). Fishing 6 days of arranged guided fishing for (two anglers per boat). Fishermen pay: "Cash payment" at the end of the week, in envelope: for the 6 days of arranged fishing with guide & boat.
* Tips for guides, cooks, room service and shuttle service.
* Special drinks: wine, brandy, tequila, rum, etc.
* Air transportation to and from Cabo (SJD) not included in package.
* Travelers Insurance is not included; but, recommended at time of airline reservations; or, payment to Pat's Flyfishing.
* Mexico Fishing license.
Pat's Flyfishing business AKA Pat Sleeper, Licensed outfitter
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In case of an emergency, please provide the following: Emergency contact information.
Name___________________________ phone number_____________ and
Special medication that you are currently taking, and we need to be aware of:
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In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in a Mexico Fly Fishing trip, and as consideration for the right to participate, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily enter into this waiver and release of liability and hereby waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in this Mexico Fly Fishing trip, and do hereby release Pat's Flyfishing business aka Pat Sleeper, outfitter, for any physical injury, including but not limited to illness, damages, economical loss that I may suffer as a direct result of my participation, including traveling to and from.