Rooster Fishing: Sea of Cortez, Mexico
cancelled due to COVID
Dates: April & May 2021, 7 nights/6 days fishing, Sat - Sat
*Lodging (double occupancy): 3 meals per day, beer & bottle water,
*Shuttle service: between airport & lodge (with group).
**UPGRADES on availability: @ + $400. = $1,600. for the week as a single (1) person to a room,
SUITES: @ + $200. = $1,400., each for the week consisting of (minimum) two people, (if available.)
CHECK PAYMENT: Lodging, food & shuttle: Total for week: $1,200. per person to: Pat Sleeper
**BRING CASH PAYMENT FOR:
**BOAT & GUIDE COST (CASH) Total for week: $ 750. per person. + tips
*2 fishermen per boat
TIPS for week:
Boat/guide Tip $180. @ $30. per day per person minimum
Shuttle tip $ 20. @ $5-10. Each way: Discretionary (With stop $10.; no stop $5.)
Cook/ tip $ 50. ($50. per person for both cooks for the week) (tip Discretionary)
BRING $1,000. cash to pay your fishing guide, tips & extras for personal items.
Total trip cost "about" $2,200.. pp "without air & person upgrades on rooms" for the 7 nights/6 days fishing with boat/guide.
ROUND TRIP nonstop FLIGHTS: Delta, Alaska or South West SMF-SJD.. South West has nonstop flights from Sacramento into Cabo again!!!
Bring a lot of $5..00's for tipping helpers at the airports and facility.. With the COVID, most restaurants are closed in airports; thus, bring sandwich/food. for the airport and plane..
COVID: IF WE STILL NEED PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST 72 BEFORE ENTERING BACK INTO THE UNITED STATES. A LAB WILL COME OUT AND TEST
OUR GROUP, GIVING US OUR TEST RESULTS...USUALLY WITH IN MINUTES AT A COST OF $70. PP.
*Please call with questions or booking: 530-345-1197
*Licensed Mexico Guides and Lodging can change, if not cancelled, if circumstances dictate such.
Send Checks to:
Pat Sleeper/Pat's Flyfishing
1010 Lori Dr.
Chico, CA 95973
Not Included: Airfare; gratuities for fishing guide $30 pp/$60 per boat per day; lodge staff $30..pp/$60. per room per week.. Rods, reels, fishing tackle and any other items of a personal nature.
*Additional Fishing fee from Pat's boat, with guide: Lalo. Additional $30.00 per day. thus, total; $160. pp per day...plus the usual $30. tip...THIS LARGER BOAT JUST COSTS MORE.
*** Things to know and bring: ***
Remember: Passports, and Airline reservation receipt.
Prescriptions/pills packed in "carry-on luggage".
Mexico Fishing License: Baja Sur - Sport Fishing License https://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/
TSA pre approved
Trip insurance always good
TSA going down doesn't say much about our rods & reels in carry-on; but, coming home all "MUST" be in your checked luggage.
*https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/ "tourist information and COVID information filled out online. Saves time; AND, they prefer doing it done online". I've had them get upset when you didn't do these two things..." *UPDATED INFORMATION 2021.
Rods' weights: 9-12 wt. We bring 3 rods.
Reels: Large arbor reels are recommended; but others work.
Fly lines: Tropical line are highly recommended as they have about 50lb test core vs 30lb test core on cold water fly lines.
30lb test tippets.
Fly line types: Tropical Intermediate, tropical floating and full sink; I'm using all three..
Flies & poppers: Bring: poppers: blue/white, black/white or yellow/white red/white, all black as well, minnow imitations, clousers (olive/white, chartreus/white, brown/white colors); Streamers in white/brown 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.
Bug spray, sun screen.
Lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses, extra sun glasses, 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 your luggage. Unless you have been otherwise instructed., Pat sometimes does the shuttling.
Be sure to tip your helpers at the air port (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.
On Your arrival at the facility, First tip your driver; then pick-out "your" room for your stay; You will be given choices on your room; Return back to the van and take your luggage to your room..
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 day, it's available. : )
. Wi-Fi is available off and on...not dependable.
Electrical plug-ins at the lodge are like the U.S.
Generally we get up at about 4:45am.
Breakfast is available @ about 5:00 am:. Fresh fruit, juice, eggs, etc..
Daily we leave the lodge seeing the sun coming up; You, will generally board the boat from the beach though they are picking us up out front too.
At the end of the trip you will want to tip: your cook, servers, cleaning lady in an envelope.; usually about $25.per person for the room & $50. for cooks for the week.
Guides: tip guides daily @ $30.per day minimum...
Daily fishing from sun up until about 1:30 - 2:30 (6-8 hrs.) or when you choose to return. Breakfast @ 5: AM; Fishing @ 6: AM; off the water at your choice. But, if over 8 hrs., ask your guide; and, tip extra!!!
Bring plenty of $5.00's (15) for tipping here an there.
Booking Registration/ Payment Form 2021
Payment & Contact 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, Amount: $1,200. (7 nights)
Upgraded rooms @ $1,400., for two people, (if available.) for the week.
Single Rooms @ $1,600., (if available) for the week. of 7 nights, this price includes food, beer, water and room.
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 an immediate 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. 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:
• Full shuttle transfer from Airport to La Ventana, Mexico and back with the group.
• English-speaking host at the airport.
• Lodging, Meals, beer, water provided.
Package "DOES NOT" INCLUDE:
* Guide fees for boat captains or bait (You 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: for the 6 days of arranged fishing guide/boat.
* Tips for guides, cooks, room serviced and shuttle service.
* Special drinks: wine, brandy, tequila, rum, etc.
* Air transportation to and from Cabo (SJD) not included in package.
* Travelers Insurance is recommended at time of airline reservations or payment to Pat's Flyfishing.
* Fishing license.
Pat's Flyfishing business AKA Pat Sleeper, Licensed outfitter
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Mailing Address:______________________________ City:________________ State____ Zip Code ____
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:
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.