Posts Categorized: Fishing Report

July 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Based only on reports from the San Diego sportfishing fleet that have concentrated above-the-border searching for the bluefin tuna schools, it would be easy to despair. However, considering the latest spotter plane info, there is still plenty to fish for all the way down the Baja Coast on the Pacific side. At the Coronado Islands… Read more »

June 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  North winds have been fickle, making the spring season on the Pacific side more challenging than usual. As June settles in, however, the bright spot is around the islands, sprinkled along the coastline as well as the outer waters. Rumbles are that log barracuda are jumping on surface iron and that schools of big… Read more »

May 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Hooray for May! Goodbye to winter, which is best seen in the rearview mirror. Below the border, Coronado Islands had an ugly month with green, cold water, but it did leave a handful of special memories. One of the better stories was a recent kayak outing.   Andrew Deems was fishing on his Malibu Ocean… Read more »

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 »