Posts Categorized: Fishing Report

April 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  Once again, it’s April… traditionally a transition month for all of Baja. This is confirmed by today’s weather report which promised more WARM—not cold—wind. So, expect more “rocks in the pocket” weather on both sides of the Baja Peninsula. The fishing has certainly held up well this winter which seems to indicate a promise… Read more »

March 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  It’s hard to believe that it’s March and show time already—the months do tumble by. For openers, there are the Fred Hall Fishing Shows held at both Long Beach Convention Center on March 7-11, 2018 and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 22-25, 2018.   In addition to a marvelous opportunity to restock your… Read more »

February 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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The crystal ball seems a bit murky after the last few seasons, and predictions of the upcoming fishing year can be anyone’s guess. January is usually a slow month, but if it was any kind of an indicator, February should be special! One caveat to bear in mind on the West Coast and upper Sea… Read more »

January 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Gazing in the rearview mirror for a moment, the 2017 memories are grand. If you made it to Baja you probably have a fish tale that you’ll tell and re-tell for many years to come. The anticipation for the upcoming year must be influenced by the marvelous Baja fishing experienced last year. Usually, the January… Read more »

December 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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As another bonanza fishing month fades, it is difficult to accept that we have reached the final chapter of one of the most memorable fishing seasons Baja has experienced in many years. December expectations remain high, however, as improbable as that seems. Offshore, just below the border, the trophy-sized blue and yellowfin tuna still frolic… Read more »

November 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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It’s hard to imagine that there are still bluefin tuna at the Coronados, primarily around the Rockpile below South Island. However, they are mostly an anchor-and-chum deal if they are around. Also, some surface yellowtail, barracuda and big bonito are still lurking about, all the way down the coast from the Bull Ring to Ensenada…. Read more »

October 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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As the fall season ramps up, Southern California trailer boaters who are planning a quick-fix fishing trip below the border at the Coronado Islands and beyond have some challenges. Although the much-needed repairs and expansion of the Shelter Island ramp are underway, FishDope.com reports that it is still closed and the MCRD ramp is also… Read more »

September 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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You will need daily wrist bands or your Biosphere Passport if you plan on visiting the following places around Baja or the Mainland. (green sections in image below) DO NOT GET CAUGHT IN THESE AREAS WITHOUT THE PROPER PERMITS! Step 1 – Register (If you plan on visiting these areas, click here to register and apply… Read more »

August Baja Fishing Report

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What a difference a month makes … from “slow” to “go”! The tuna—both yellowfin and bluefin—seen last month finally began to bite in earnest on both sides of the border, offshore and in some cases pretty close to shore. Below the border, offshore yellowfin are far more prevalent weighing in from 15 pounds to over… Read more »

July Baja Fishing Report

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Although the appearance of blue and yellowfin tuna off the northern Baja coast seems to have stolen the headlines for nearly two months, thus far only a small percentage of the masses pursuing them have had any success. Granted there have been a few remarkable catches exceeding 200 pounds, but it still remains that the… Read more »