Posts Categorized: Fishing

November 2020 Baja Fishing Report

  Baja California, Mexico   With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the monsters that made their appearance at the end of October seem to have disappeared as the warm water moved out. Before the water turned over, one huge catch that deserves recognition is the 412-pound bluefin tuna that was weighed in on the pier… Read more »

October 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Baja California, Mexico Most of the Southern California fleet is staying busy offshore chasing bluefin, yellowfin, dorado, and a few striped marlin in SoCal instead of heading below the border.   There are some yellows around the Coronado Islands and the Rockpile – mostly little ones under six pounds with a few in the 15-… Read more »

September 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Just off the 9 Mile Bank in Coronado Canyon, there have been some good bird schools that were mostly on small bonito. Kelps to the south, around the 101 and 425 areas, are beginning to hold dorado but you must find the right one; there are a lot of empty kelps around too. Very few… Read more »

August 2020 Baja Fishing Report

The restrictions on non-essential travel at the U.S. land borders between Canada and Mexico were once again extended until Aug. 21, 2020. However, the restrictions do not apply to travel by air, water, or rail. That said, visitors crossing at Mexicali and San Ysidro in some cases have reported that they have been asked for… Read more »

Hooray! We think…

By Gary Graham — That Baja Guy Baja California, Mexico Formally, there have not been any Mexican State Government decrees or restrictions regarding sportfishing here in Baja. The Marinas at Ensenada were closed and fishing was limited to subsistence for food only. While the U.S. and Mexico did extend the border closure until July 22,… Read more »

Promises, Promises

Over the past 90 days, COVID-19 has settled throughout Baja, and the port closures have been abrupt and far-reaching. Although most of us have agreed that the decisive actions were unavoidable, we were all saddened when our favorite fishing holes were suddenly off-limits and we eagerly await a rapid resolution to the problem that would… Read more »

Remote Baja Beaches…An Alternative

By Gary Graham – That Baja Guy I must confess that Baja beaches were what attracted me from the very beginning. When I first drove the entire length of Baja on Mex 1, and camped and fished various beaches, I never considered fishing from a boat. Admittedly, the fishing tackle in those early days was… Read more »

There Is ALWAYS a Plan B

When one species or another doesn’t cooperate, and you are ready to throw in the towel, you stop, look around, and change your course of action. You go to a backup plan – Plan B. If you believe everything you read, you probably think that Baja’s fishery is made up of big, exotic fish. But… Read more »

March 2020 Baja Fishing Report

  Goodbye frigid February and hello warmer March (we hope). Future fishing prospects have been enhanced with the recent news that the first few bluefin of the season have been caught offshore outside of Colonet aboard two San Diego sport boats – the Pacific Queen, caught two tuna, one weighing 100 pounds and one weighing 60… Read more »

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 »