Posts Categorized: Fishing Report

February 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Accompanied by rain on the West Coast of Baja, 2020 came in cold and dreary. However, as the month progressed, fishing seemed to shake off the wet blanket atmosphere and produced a mixed bag. Calico bass were found in the kelp off the Bull Ring, while sand bass and legal-sized halibut were in the flats… Read more »

January 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Hopefully, the unusually harsh, stormy weather with record-setting, near freezing temps along with rain and snow in the higher elevations won’t be the norm throughout January. The good news is that the drive down the peninsula should be spectacular as the desert explodes in a profusion of greenery seldom seen. Below the border, the same… Read more »

December 2019 Baja Fishing Report

As winter settles in along the West Coast, anglers need to practice the “duck and cover” method of fishing: watch the local weather forecast before planning any last-minute trips. The Coronado Islands and flats and along the shore near the Tijuana Bull Ring usually shake off the winter storms and become fishable in a matter… Read more »

November 2019 Baja Fishing Report

  Only a handful of boats are fishing around the Coronados as the offshore continues to be the draw. The weather side of North Island is producing bonito and a few yellowtail for the patient anglers. The Islands are near the edge of the clean offshore water, which has made a big difference in whether… Read more »

October 2019 Baja Fishing Report

Just below the San Diego/Tijuana border, the Coronado Islands are being treated as though they were an evil stepsister as most of the fleet ventures farther offshore to 371/425 south to the Upper Hidden Bank… weather permitting. Currently, a lot of the yellowfin are football-sized, but there are still some of those larger ones up… Read more »

September 2019 Baja Fishing Report

The recent visit of Tropical Storm IVO is a reminder that September is the peak of hurricane season in Baja, often altering the fishing prospects along the Pacific Coast of Baja briefly. It’s worth noting that Hurricane Odile in September of 2014 rewrote the record books, as it was the most powerful tropical hurricane to… Read more »

August 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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From the California border to the tip of Baja, hot weather mixed with periodic rain squalls are to be expected throughout August, and along those same lines, the fishing will also be sporadic. Currently, the Coronado Islands, North Island, Middle Grounds, and Ribbon Kelp are basking in a warm water bubble of 68- to near… Read more »

July 2019 Baja Fishing Report

The waters and the fishing in Baja are ever changing. Every few years, Mother Nature decides to throw a curve ball at the angler who has gotten used to going to certain areas to fish for certain species. For instance, even in June, the water off the Bull Ring, along with the flats toward the… Read more »

June 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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Just below the border, calico bass can be found along the outer edge of the beds at the Bull Ring. From there out to the Coronado Islands, the water is still cool and off-color sporadically. Slow-trolling sardine or Rapala is the best bet for small boaters for a few decent-sized yellowtail, although the cold, dirty… Read more »

May 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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  Massive schools of bluefin tuna are in easy range below the border, providing anglers with incredible early season action.   Near-limits to limits are the norm for those heading offshore. These quality fish range from 60- to 150-plus pounds and are in range of private boats out of Ensenada as well as San Diego…. Read more »