Just returned from Baja and a week of fishing. It wasn't a very fishy week; very little sargasso, windy conditions on several days, and really sparse bait. We managed a few Dorado but one friend landed a small Marlin and another a 35 lb. rooster There were several highlights of non-catching genre. I took my older brother who is a beginning flyfisher and he did get his first Dorado but one day, because of the poor fishing and some heavy swells, we took refuge behind Carmen Island and did some bottom fishing. HIs first cast and I heard a "What the hell?" He had not tightened the spool down on his reel so it went in the drink. I grabbed a bottle and he began winding the backing on in an effort to collect about 400 yards of backing and his spool. Fortunately, our boat captain had a mask, went diving, and retrieved the spool before we got more than the flyline and about a hundred feet of backing wound in. That's the way our week went with some of the oddest events happening. Flyline in the prop, (my brother's) but got it all back without a scratch on it, steering outage on a boat, bad starter on another boat, lost Marlin and a lost double on a couple of nice dorado, etc. We had plenty of laughs. The hotel is outstanding and the food was great. If you've never had coconut encrusted dorado, you have to try it. It is to die for. It was a pretty nice week with plenty of quality time with my bro who lives in Anchorage. He already is planning another trip. We have casting practice scheduled first, however.