Posts Categorized: Fishing

Billfish Fundamentals

By Gary Graham As I snapped photographs here and there during the Bisbee East Cape Offshore tournament, I eavesdropped on bits and pieces of conversations among participants about conditions, techniques, bait, and other salient elements and my thoughts were drawn to some of my 1980 tournament days on my boat, the “WaterCloset.” Usually, every spring… Read more »

August 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Above the border, anglers in Southern California are trembling with excitement. There is lots of action for everything from nearly 300-pound bluefin pouncing on yummies trolled beneath kites, to extraordinary kelp bed fever along the offshore islands and coast for calico, yellowtail, and white seabass. All of this while Northern Baja anglers fishing the Pacific… Read more »

Here We Go Again

By Gary Graham My first venture into Baja was Easter week 1969, when I traveled with my very excited nine year-old son Greg to Loreto. What an adventure it was for the two of us.  With many moving parts, I had planned the trip with attention to detail. Although we were scheduled to depart from Tijuana on a DC-3 that Ed Tabor, founder… Read more »

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 »

Baja’s Sportfishing Pit Stops

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By Gary Graham As the 2018 fishing season begins to heat up, it always seems like a time to reflect on change. Witnessing Baja’s earlier years in 1969 when my son Gregg and I made our first fishing trip to Loreto, there was no paved road, nor gas stations, nor other conveniences my Roadtrek and… 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 »