View of Solmar Beach 1987

View of Solmar Beach in 1987 as seen from Pedregal

Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California, Sur, México.

Solmar Beach view from-Pedregal in 1987. Photo: Stein.

Solmar Beach view from Pedregal in 1987.
Photo courtesy Bill Stein, Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing

Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing

Don Luis Bulnes Molleda

By Gary Graham – Mar 16, 2017

Excerpt below courtesy Gary Graham

Standing in the midst of the thriving IGY Marina, shrouded in darkness as small pangas dart to and fro crossing the wakes of both modest sportfishers and mega yachts heading out for the day’s fishing in the fertile waters surrounding Baja’s tip, it’s difficult to imagine that in 1955 Cabo San Lucas was a “Cannery Town” — population about 100.

Cabo San Lucas Marina and Breathless Resort 2017
Cabo San Lucas Marina and Breathless Resort 2017. Photo Tyson

That was the year Don Luis Bulnes Molleda and his wife Conchita accepted the assignment and transferred to Cabo from Ensenada to assume the operation of the Empresas Panado tuna cannery, the only tuna cannery throughout Latin America.

Born on August 25, 1928 in Llivia, a village on the coast of Spain, Bulnes immigrated to Mexico City on June 5, 1948 for a job as a warehouse helper working with Myrurgia Perfumes and Colognes, a subsidiary of Pando. Although he found the metropolitan city exciting, it was also overwhelming.

His future wife, Conchita, the third of four children of Maria Ausencia Hernández and Francisco Malo Sautto, was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and attended the primary and secondary schools in San Luis Potosí, where her love of music blossomed. Lacking a piano, she improvised, using tableware to create an imaginary keyboard. Realizing her passion for music, her parents surprised her with her first piano. Later, Conchita enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City where she wrote the music and lyrics of the first of many compositions.

Excerpt above courtesy: Gary Graham
Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing
By Gary Graham – Mar 16, 2017


The Unforgettable Sea of Cortez by Gene Kira


The Unforgettable Sea of Cortez – Baja California’s Golden Age

ufsccov-11947-1977. The Life And Writings Of Ray Cannon By Gene Kira

First Printing 1999; Replica Second Printing 2008.
362 Pages, Hard Cover, 8.5″ x 11″.
History of Baja California Sport Fishing.  A Keepsake, Presentation Quality Volume. Text of more than 197,000 Words – More than 400 Historic Baja Photos  – jat
Price:  $49.95 + Shipping & Sales Tax – Replica Second Printing 2008.