Posts Categorized: Fishing

August 2021 Baja Fishing Report

Some fun summertime fishing is in store for Baja Anglers literally from the border to the tip. Offshore outside, boats have caught yellow and bluefin tuna scattered about under kelp paddies, along with yellowtail, and yes, even a few smaller dorado. While it’s a click early, anglers are releasing a few striped marlin as well…. Read more »

A Small Boat in a Big Sea

By Gary Graham—That Baja Guy “This was my introduction to small boating in the Sea of Cortez,” Ray Cannon wrote about the adventure of Bob Francis, Roy Francis, Martin Rothschild and Kenneth Anderson in their 16-foot boats, the Bloody Mary II and the San Francisco Babe, both powered by twin Johnson 35-hp outboards. “And the… Read more »

Flying Sportsmen Lodge – Tribute to Tenacity

  By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham   Edward Ware Tabor, a successful entrepreneur in his early 30s, sold his businesses which included Tabor Luxury Airlines in the United States in 1951, making him a very wealthy man. Legend has it that he withdrew all the cash proceeds from the sale, stuffed it into a satchel, then he… Read more »

July 2021 Baja Fishing Report

From below the Border at the Bull Ring out to the Coronado Islands, fishing continues offering shots at catching some legal-sized barracuda. First, find the bait/birds and you are on them! Cast out surface iron in various colors –  blue/white and black/white are excellent color choices, then allow them to sink a bit and retrieve… Read more »

June 2021 Baja Fishing Report

The spring season here in Northern Baja has certainly had its share of stormy weather, often with northwest winds from 10 to 20 knots and local gusts to 25 knots combined with seas from 6 to 8 feet.  It seems like I’ve promised better weather every month to no avail.  So, you are on your… Read more »

May 2021 Baja Fishing Report

  After what seems like months of gale wind warnings extending from the border down the West Coast of Baja, reports of waters teeming with baitfish both in and offshore are an encouraging hint of things to come as May begins to unfold. The kelp beds that extend from the U.S. border to Ensenada are… Read more »

April 2021 Baja Fishing Report

      Gail warnings and frigid water temperatures seem to be a familiar litany from the U.S. border down to Bahía Asunción, and this should be remembered as April sashays in.   At the Coronado Islands’ Rockpile, twelve- to twenty-pound yellowtail have been biting, despite the intermittent howling winds. JRI 66 yo-yo iron is… Read more »

March 2021 Baja Fishing Report

  So far as 2021 settles in, the weather has remained a factor for the few boats venturing below the border to fish during the decent weather windows.  They found good calico, sand bass, and barracuda. Offshore, along the coast from the bull ring to Ensenada at the Coronados, bottom fishing produced limits of reds… Read more »

February 2021 Baja Fishing Report

    Over the past decades of writing Baja sportfishing reports, I don’t think one of my reports began with bluefin tuna catches and ended with them as well. In the northern sector when weather permitted, locals and visitors alike targeted the schools of bluefin gathered offshore from Ensenada, Colonet, and San Quintín. Many exceeded… Read more »

January 2021 Baja Fishing Report

While I don’t imagine that many are going to mourn the passing of 2020, all in all, it was a surprisingly good year for sportfishing for many in Baja. At least for those who managed to make it down. There was far less pressure on the fishery which demonstrated how quickly the food chain could… Read more »