Posts Categorized: Fishing

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 »

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 »