About Cedros Island-The Yellowtail and Calico bass capital of the world.

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    Cedros Island is a frequent destination of Long range boats from San Diego on 4-10 day trips and sometimes a break up the ride stop on the way back from 11+ day trips.
    During rough weather offshore, many boat swill sometimes frequent Cedros' lee shore for epic yellowtail, calico bass, halibut,white sea bass and sometimes grouper and dorado during the warmer summer/fall months.

    Cedros Island is located approximately 310 miles south from San Diego, CA, in the Ensenada Municipality, off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California. It is 13.5 miles northwest of Punta Eugenia in the Mulegé Municipality, the westernmost point of the state of Baja California Sur mainland. It also lies 9.25 miles north of Isla Natividad. The island has an area of 134.477 square miles and is the fourth-largest island in Mexico.

    Cedros Island is approximately 24 miles long in N-S direction and approximately 4 to 5 miles wide in the northern half; the southern end is 11 miles wide in a NW-SE direction. The island consists of a variety of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, including part of an ophiolite complex and high-pressure, low temperature blueschists. Most of the rocks are of Mesozoic age, though some late Cenozoic strata crop out near the town in the southeastern corner of the island. Its highest peak, Monte Cedros, has an elevation of 3,949 feet.




    Cedros Island is located in Ensenada Municipality, off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, from which it is separated by 100 km (62 mi)-wide Sebastián Vizcaíno Bay. It is 22 km (13.5 mi) northwest of Punta Eugenia in Mulegé Municipality - the westernmost point of the state of Baja California Sur mainland. It also lies 15 km (9.25 mi) north of Isla Natividad (off Punta Eugenia, and also part of Mulegé Municipality) from which it is separated by the Canal de Keller, and some 500 km (310 mi) from San Diego.[1] The island has an area of 348.295 km² (134.477 mi²), being the fourth-largest island in Mexico (following Tiburón Island, Isla Ángel de la Guarda, and Cozumel). It is part of the Municipality of Ensenada.
    Between Cedros Island and Isla Natividad runs the 28th parallel north, which defines the border between the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. The Islas San Benito, about 25 km (16 mi) west and 3.899 km² (1.505 mi²) in area, are administratively part of Cedros Island.
    The Isla de Cedros was named by early Spanish explorers who mistakenly associated the large amounts of redwood and cedar driftwood arriving with the California current for local pines visible on the crest of the island.

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