Recreation: Angler's Eden

Few tourists ever stray very far south of the California border into the long, desertlike Mexican peninsula called Baja California. Below Tijuana, where the Mexican fleshpots generally attract only servicemen, there is scarcely anything to see save for a scattering of native villages and trails. And yet, along the southernmost 100 miles of Baja, between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas (see map), is the best game-fishing ground in the hemisphere—perhaps, as some fishermen claim, in the whole world.

Centerpiece of the area is a tile-roofed Spanish-colonial building set in a grove...

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